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June Guild News

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
  • Hand Applique
  • Bias Binding

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 jill@leinenweber.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.

QuiltCon 2019 Small Piecing Group Quilt – quilted by member Chris Broehmer
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March Newsletter and Upcoming Events

Our next guild meeting will be held on Sunday, March 8th at Quilt in a Day at 11:00am. Sue Bouchard will be presenting her modern quilting lecture at the meeting.

2020 Membership – if you haven’t paid your $50 dues and/or filled out the registration form (both new and returning members need to fill this out), please do so ASAP. You can fill out the registration form here: 2020 Membership Registration

Sign ups for the Scaling Your Sampler workshop taught by member Colleen Molen are open and spots are still available for this class. The cost is $25 and more information as well as the link to register are available here: Scaling Your Sampler Workshop

Looking ahead – we will be holding our April meeting a week earlier, as Easter falls on the second Sunday this year. Our meeting will be held on Sunday, April 5th at 11:00am at Quilt in a Day.

For more details about these and other upcoming events, check out our March newsletter.

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February Newsletter and Upcoming Events

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, February 9th at 11:00am at Quilt in a Day in San Marcos.

If you still need to register for the 2020 year, please fill out our registration form and pay the $50 dues to be a fully registered guild member. The form and other information can be found on this blog post: Guild Registration

We have moved the April meeting up a week to Sunday, April 5th, as our usual second Sunday falls on Easter.

We are hosting a guild Progressive Quilt Swap for those that are interested in joining starting in February – check out the newsletter or blog post for more information about this swap.

Member Colleen Molen will be presenting a workshop for the guild on Saturday, March 21st called Scaling Your Sampler. More information about this class is in the newsletter and will be presented at the February meeting. Sign ups for this workshop will be coming to the blog on Tuesday, February 11th.

The February newsletter is available and full of a lot of upcoming events. Read more about the events above and more.

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January 2020 Newsletter

Happy New Year! Our first guild meeting of the year will be on Sunday, January 12th at 11:00 am at Quilt in a Day in San Marcos.

If you still need to register for the 2020 year, please fill out our registration form and pay the $50 dues to be a fully registered guild member. The form and other information can be found on this blog post: Guild Registration

Our January newsletter is up and has a lot of information about the upcoming meeting, so be sure to check it out!

We will be opening registration for our annual June guild retreat at noon on Sunday, January 12th. More information is about this is in the newsletter. There will be a blog post with all of that information and a link to register on the 12th.

There will be a pouch swap after the January meeting. Bring any type, style, or size of pouch to the meeting in a brown paper bag and we will have a blind swap.

Hope to see everyone on the 12th!

Questions? Email the board at sdmqgboard@gmail.com

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December Newsletter

Our December newsletter is now available. It’s short and sweet this month, as we prepare for the holiday season and the upcoming year!

Just as a reminder, we will not be having our usual guild meeting on Sunday, December 8th at Quilt in a Day, as we are having our holiday party off site. Members should have received an invite to the party – if you haven’t, please check your spam folder as it may have gone there or email the board and we can follow up for you.

Our usual sew-ins will be happening this month as well – some dates/times need to be added as we get it from the particular location, but all are still happening.

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September Newsletter and Upcoming Events

Our September guild newsletter is now available. We have a lot of exciting guild events coming up in the next few months that you won’t want to miss!

Save the Date!

Our annual holiday party for guild members is coming up in just a few short months on Sunday, December 8th at the Alta Vista Botanical Gardens in Vista. More information about the event will be coming soon.

We will also be having our annual mini quilt swap at the holiday party. Sign ups and more information about the swap will be made available on the blog on Sunday, September 8th. Sign ups will be live for one week and then partner pairings will be sent out after that point.

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July Newsletter and Upcoming Workshops

Our July newsletter is now available! We have a lot of exciting upcoming events and workshops, so be sure to check it out!

Upcoming Workshops:

We are excited to be bringing Latifah Saafir and Jen Carlton-Bailly to the guild for some workshops in August and September.

Latifah will be presenting her Glam Clam pattern in a workshop on Saturday, August 17th from 9:00 – 4:00 at Quilt in a Day. The workshop is $100 and includes the lunch. Signups for this workshop are open – for more information about this class or to sign up, check out the blog post here: Glam Clam Workshop

Jen Carlton-Bailly will be coming to San Diego in September and will be teaching two curved piecing workshops. Sign ups for the Jen Carlton-Bailly classes will open up on the blog on Sunday, July 14th at 12:00pm.

The first will take place on Saturday, September 14th from 9:30-3:30 at Quilt in a Day. The cost of this class is $100 and includes lunch. She will be teaching her Caution! Curves Ahead class, where participants will learn to sew all types of curves:

Does the idea of sewing curves scare the heck out of you? Don’t let it! In this class, students will learn different methods of sewing curves and lots of tips and tricks that will make it FUN and EASY! We’ll talk about how to square up blocks and sew them together with beautiful matching points. Students will leave addicted to curves wanting to make all the quilts. These blocks are some of the ones we will learn how to make!

Photo Credit: Jen Carlton-Bailly

Jen will also be teaching a hand sewing class, Curvlets on Sunday, September 15th from 11:00-3:00 at Quilt in a Day. The cost of this class is $50 and does not include lunch.

Curvlets Class Description: Slow down, take a seat, quiet your mind and start stitching. In this curvy hand sewing class you’ll learn how to prep your project, use templates for marking, and tips and tricks on cutting sewing. We’ll be working in small scale, 1 1⁄2”, but if you’d like to go bigger the technique is the same and will be accommodated. You’ll leave this class in love with hand sewing and eager to bring it with you everywhere!

Photo Credit: Jen Carlton-Bailly