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Holiday Party Mini Quilt Swap

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.

If you’re interested in signing up for the swap, please fill out this form: Mini Quilt Swap Sign Up.

If you’re in need of some inspiration, check out our Instagram page @sandiegomodernquiltguild. Here’s a sampling of the mini quilts from last year!

Questions? Email us at sdmqgboard@gmail.com

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October Guild News and Updates

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:

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.

Orange Challenge:

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.

Charity:

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 sdmqgcharity@gmail.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.

Upcoming Events:

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.

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Holiday Party Info & Reminder

Just a reminder that our annual guild holiday party is coming up next Sunday, December 8th.

Invites have been sent to all current members and we’re asking that you RSVP by Sunday, December 1st, just so that we can get a head count and know how many tables/chairs that we need to set up at the venue.

We encourage you to carpool to the event, as some of the parking is a bit farther away. Additional parking is just to the north of the main entrance and we will have signs directing you where to park.

We will be playing two games of LCR (a dice game) with fat quarters at the party. One game will be with low volume fabrics and the second will be rainbow with fabrics of any color. In order to play, just bring three FQs, either low volume, rainbow, or both. You may choose to play in both games, just one, or none – it’s up to you. The winner of each particular game takes home all of the FQs of that round!

Feel free to bring hand work projects to work on as we eat, chat, and celebrate this past year.

Looking forward to seeing everyone at the party!

Questions? Email the board at sdmqgboard@gmail.com