We will be having our annual mini quilt swap at this year’s member holiday party on Sunday, December 6th. Sign ups will be open for this swap until Monday, October 19th, after which partner pairings will be made and then emailed out within the week.
Mini quilts for this swap should follow these guidelines:
Quilts are not holiday specific, unless your partner indicates on their form that they would like something holiday themed.
Minis should be no larger than 24″ on any side.
The quilt can be any type of shape.
Must be quilted and bound by the maker.
Should have some sort of hanging method and label on the back.
Partners will be revealed at the holiday party during the swap, so please do not reveal who you are making for until that point. The minis also do not need to be wrapped, as we will hang them up for display during the party. If you are unable to make it to the holiday party, you are still able to participate in the swap – you will just need to contact your partner closer to the party date to swap on your own.
We are excited to be hosting Tara Faughnan for a webinar titled “Color and Design” on Saturday, November 7th at 11:00 am.
This webinar will be open to everyone. The webinar will be free for members and $10 for guests. Guest payment can be made electronically via Venmo and payment instructions will be provided after submitting the registration form.
About the lecture: Drawing on 20 years of experience in quilting and textile design, I will share some of my approaches to the creative process, and discuss the importance of value, proportion and color when designing a quilt.
For more information about Tara, check out her website or her Instagram page @tarafaughnan.
Our next meeting will be held on Sunday, October 11th at 11:00am on Zoom. Members will receive an email this week with a link to the meeting.
Elections for our 2021 board will take place at our October meeting. Members will be able to vote on the slate that was nominated at our September meeting.
Our October guild challenge is to use the color orange in a project. Your sewn item does not need to be finished to be entered into the challenge. Photo submissions can be sent in using the information in your meeting link email.
Our current charity drive is for the Riverside Chemo Lounge. We are accepting donations of lap sized quilts.
Our group quilt project for this trimester are these Starlite Blocks:
We still have a few block kits left and if you’re interested in sewing up a block, please email Kristyn at email@example.com with your address and we’ll get a kit mailed off to you. Blocks for this project are due back the week of November 8th.
QuiltCon: We’ve received a lot of our blocks back for this quilt and are excited to start arranging and putting it together. As a reminder, any outstanding QuiltCon quilt blocks are due back to Kristyn no later than October 16th.
Tara Faughnan Webinar: We are excited to be hosting Tara Faughnan for a webinar titled “Color and Design” on Saturday, November 7th at 11:00am PST. This webinar will be open to everyone. The webinar will be free for members and $10 for guests. Registration will open on Tuesday, October 6th.
Drawing on 20 years of experience in quilting and textile design, I will share some of my approaches to the creative process, and discuss the importance of value, proportion and color when designing a quilt.
For more information about Tara, check out her website or her Instagram page @tarafaughnan.
Holiday Party and Mini Quilt Swap:
We have tentatively scheduled our annual holiday party (pandemic version) for Sunday, December 6th at 11:00am at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens in Vista.
It will be a potluck and we will have a sign up sheet closer to the party. A rousing game of left-right-center is planned along with our mini swap.
The party will be held outside – weather permitting. If the weather is inclement we will need to postpone the party.
The 2021 QuiltCon Community Outreach (formerly charity) Quilt has been planned and was announced at this past Sunday’s guild meeting. If you missed the initial post from the MQG, this year’s theme is curves. The chosen color palette is in blues and oranges and the following is the palette we have chosen to use for our quilt:
We are asking members to make 9″ unfinished blocks (a little larger is ok as those can be trimmed down) that contain at least one curved element in the block. You can use any technique to make the block: pieced/template, improv, applique, ect. The block can be machine or hand sewn, depending on your preference or technique choice. Here are a few examples:
If you want to join in, but maybe haven’t sewn curves before (or need a refresher) or aren’t sure where to start, make sure to sign into your Member Account on The Modern Quilt Guild site and click on the “For MQG Members” tab. Under that tab is a link that says “Patterns, Webinars, & Articles” and there are some great webinar videos on curve sewing.
How to Get Involved:
We have block fabric kits available for members to sew up. Each kit will make two blocks that are 9″ unfinished.
You must commit to sewing and returning the blocks by the week of the October meeting – week of October 11th.
Limited amount of kits are available, so if you’re interested, let us know as soon as possible!
If you’re interested in sewing up some blocks for this group project, please email Kristyn at firstname.lastname@example.org – let her know that you’re interested in sewing up a kit and include your address so that she can mail the block kit off to you. Other questions about this project or any other charity questions can be sent to her as well.
We’re excited to be hosting Jacquie Gering for a Zoom workshop on Saturday, October 10th from 1:00pm-4:00pm.
Spaces are limited to 25 participants and are open for current San Diego MQG members. Cost of the workshop is $35 and payment instructions follow the registration form. We still have limited spaces available for members at this time. Follow the registration link below to sign up!
Jacquie will be presenting a workshop on Improv Shape Studies. In this class students will learn the free piecing improvisational technique from Quilting Modern as well as strategies to create effective compositions. Students will learn and utilize several techniques including skinny line piecing, improvisational curves, angle piecing, paneling and creating and assembling building blocks. Students will create several small improvisational studies that can be framed or used as seeds for larger compositions and quilts.
Signups for this workshop will be open to San Diego MQG members from Thursday, August 13th thru Thursday, August 20th at 7:00pm PDT.If the spaces for this workshop do not fully fill within that week, then spaces will fill on a rolling basis. We will start a wait list, if needed, from those that do not gain entry into the workshop via the lottery. As per our workshop policy, you must register and send in payment (once requested) to fully be enrolled in the class. A waitlist will be started once the spaces fill. As per our workshop policy, you must register and send in payment to fully be enrolled in the class.
We have a lot of exciting things happening with the guild in the next few months, so read on to find out what we have planned!
Elections for the 2021 guild board are coming up in October. We will be taking nominations at our September meeting that will be voted on in October. All of the current board members have termed out in their positions, so all of the board positions are currently open and available.
If you are interested in being on the board or would just like to find out more about the board positions and what each entails, email Jill or the board at email@example.com. We are planning to have a zoom meeting before the next meeting with the current board to talk with those interested in becoming a board member.
Jacquie Gering Workshop
We are excited to be hosting a Zoom workshop with Jacquie Gering on Saturday, October 10th from 1-4pm. She will be presenting a workshop on Improv Shape Studies –
In this class students will learn the free piecing improvisational technique from Quilting Modern as well as strategies to create effective compositions. Students will learn and utilize several techniques including skinny line piecing, improvisational curves, angle piecing, paneling and creating and assembling building blocks. Students will create several small improvisational studies that can be framed or used as seeds for larger compositions and quilts.
There are 25 spaces available for this workshop and the cost is $35. Spaces will be filled by lottery and payment can be made once you are notified that you are in the workshop. We will start a wait list, if needed, from those that do not gain entry into the workshop via the lottery. As per our workshop policy, you must register and send in payment (once requested) to fully be enrolled in the class.
Signups for this workshop will be posted here on the blog and will be open to SDMQG members for one week starting on Thursday, August 13th at noon and will close the following Thursday evening. If spots don’t fully fill in that week, then we will fill the workshop on a rolling basis.
QuiltCon Community Outreach (Charity) Challenge Quilt:
The theme this year is curves and the quilt palette is made up of oranges and blues. We have chosen the following palette for our group quilt:
The quilt plan was announced at the August meeting and a full blog post about the quilt project will be coming shortly. Look for those details to be posted soon.
We challenged members to use black and white plus one color fabrics to make up a quilt for out August meeting. Our challenge for the September meeting is to make a word quilt – you can piece a word or words onto a quilt top, use text fabric, or use that text fabric to create your words. There are no restrictions on size or type of fabric you use. We’re looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
Upcoming Zoom Sew-in and Meetings:
Our next Zoom sew-in will be on Sunday, August 23rd from 11-1.
The September guild meeting will be held on Sunday, September 13th at 11:00am on Zoom.
Members, you will receive Zoom links in your email to those a few days before the scheduled event.
Questions? Email the board at firstname.lastname@example.org
We have put together a fun guild challenge using black and white (and grey) fabrics. You also have the option to add in one color to your chosen black and white fabrics.
Entries are due at the August guild Zoom meeting, which will be held on Sunday, August 9th. Your entry does not need to be quilted or finished in order to enter. All those that share their submissions will automatically be entered to win a prize.
For more details about the challenge, check out the challenge handout.
We just have a couple of quick announcements for our virtual/at home events that are happening this month:
Virtual Retreat – Since our usual June retreat at Vina de Lestonnac has been cancelled for this weekend, we thought we’d have a virtual Zoom retreat instead. The Zoom link has been emailed out earlier this week from Jill to guild members. We will be virtually retreating on Saturday, June 6th from 10am-4pm. Feel free to join us the whole time, for an hour, or pop in and out as necessary.
We will be having a few events throughout the day as well as some raffles.
Ongoing throughout the day will be our current charity group quilt project for Just In Time: My First Home Project. More details about those blocks can be found here: JIT Improv Triangles
At 10:30, Sue will be demonstrating her Make It/Take It project – Origami Take Along Bag. Instructions as well as a supply list have been emailed out to guild members.
At noon, Julie Herman of Jaybird Quilts will be joining us to talk about her new block of the month quilt – Nebula. The link goes to her Instagram page where you can see more of this quilt!
If you didn’t receive that email, please check your spam/junk/promotions in case it got sent somewhere else first and then email Jill to touch base if you still did not receive it.
June Zoom Meeting – We will be having our regularly scheduled June meeting at 11:00am on Sunday, June 14th virtually on Zoom. An email to members will go out within the next couple of days with a link to the meeting. We will be having our usual virtual Show and Tell and instructions on how to submit your photos will be forthcoming as well.
Stitching Together QAL – Sue has put together a weekly QAL that anyone can join in on at any point. Week 3 of 5 has been posted this week and you can check out all the QAL posts here: Stitching Together QAL
The QAL will be covering these different topics:
English Paper Piecing (EPP)
Organic Machine Quilting with a Walking Foot
Big Stitch Hand Quilting
Opportunity Quilt – The board has decided that we would like to collect money as a guild to donate to the San Diego Food Bank. The Jacobs & Cushman San Diego Food Bank and North County Food Bank Chapter are currently providing food assistance and resources to 350,000 of our neighbors! To encourage even more charitable giving, we will be giving one lucky donor our QuiltCon 2019 charity quilt (the miniature piecing!) For every $10 donation you make through our guild your name will be entered in a drawing. Of course, no donation is necessary to win. If you would like to be entered in to the drawing without making a donation please email email@example.com. You can Venmo your donation to @sdmodernquiltguild (and note that it is a donation for the Food Bank) or send a check made payable to “San Diego Modern Quilt Guild”. Information about how to mail in your check was included in the Retreat Zoom email or email Jill to get that information.