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Bag Making Basics

We will be having a bag making workshop led by member Alison Gurganus on Saturday, September 21st from 9:30am – 2:00pm.

In this workshop, you will learn how to install a zipper, work with different types of interfacing, use vinyl, and how to work with piping.

The cost of the class is $25 and does not include lunch. The class is limited to 20 spots. If more than 20 people sign up for the class, a waitlist will open up. Payment and form must be received in order to hold your space in the class. Fee is non-refundable, unless your spot can be filled from the waitlist.

Registration is now open for current SDMQG members. In order to be fully registered for the Bag Making class, please follow these two steps:

  1. Fill out the registration form.
  2. Payment sent in following the instructions at the end of the registration form.

Supply lists and more information about the class will be forthcoming for those who have registered.

Questions? Please email the board at sdmqgboard@gmail.com

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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

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Latifah Saafir Glam Clam Workshop

We are excited to announce that Latifah Saafir will be coming to San Diego to teach her Glam Clam pattern on Saturday, August 17th at Quilt in a Day. The class will be held from 9:00am – 4:00pm.

The cost is $100 for the class, which also includes lunch. Registration is now open for current SDMQG members. The fee for the class is non-refundable, unless we are able to fill your spot from a waitlist.

In order to be fully registered for the class, please follow these two steps:

  1. Fill out the registration form.
  2. Payment sent in following the instructions at the end of the registration form.

Supply lists and more information about the class will be forthcoming for those who have registered. If you’re looking for some inspiration or to see what this quilt is all about, check out #glamclamquilt on Instagram.

Questions? Email the board at sdmqgboard@gmail.com

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Binding Workshop

Sue Bouchard will be presenting a workshop on six methods of binding a quilt. The workshop will take place from 9:30 – 2:30 on Saturday, June 22 at Quilt in a Day. You must be a current guild member to sign up for this workshop.

The workshop will cover: straight binding, French, accent, back to front, infinity and techniques on how to change the color of the binding to enhance the design of the front of your quilt. Each one offers a different design option for the perfect finished to your design.

Sign up for the workshop by following this link: Binding Registration

The cost of the workshop is $25 and is limited to 20 spots. Lunch is not included in the price, so please plan to bring your own. If more than 20 people sign up for the workshop, a waitlist will open up. Payment and form must be received in order to hold your space in the class. Fee is non-refundable, unless your spot can be filled from the waitlist.

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Save the Selvages Workshop

Sandy Thompson will be teaching a Save the Selvages workshop on Saturday, May 18th from 9:30 – 2:30 at Quilt in a Day.

The cost of the class is $25 and is limited to 20 spots. Lunch is not included in the price, so please plan to bring your own. You must be a current guild member to sign up for this workshop. If more than 20 people sign up for the class, a waitlist will open up. Payment and form must be received in order to hold your space in the class. Fee is non-refundable, unless your spot can be filled from the waitlist.

Sign up for the workshop by following this link: Save the Selvage Registration.

Here’s the class description from Sandy:

In this class you will learn how to make Selvage Foundations, which are the base for all selvage projects. You will see how much fun it is to make projects with these foundations.

I will be giving you three patterns: Luggage Tag, Chicken Pincushion and Sewing Machine Mat. The Luggage Tag and the Chicken Pincushion are a great way to learn how to build foundations with your selvages. I will have the supplies for these for these two projects in class.

You may purchase my book “Save the Selvages” in class for $20. If you wish to make one of the sixteen projects in the book, I suggest you purchase the book before class. The supply lists for these projects are in the book.

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Scout Tee Class

We will be having a Scout Tee class, led by guild member Kristyn Jansen on Saturday, March 16, 2019. The class will be held at Quilt in a Day from 9:30am-3:30pm. The cost of this class is $25 and lunch is not included.

The Scout is a woven t-shirt with capped sleeves and scoop neck. Fitted at the shoulders, this top falls into a loose shape below the bust.

This class will teach you foundational elements of garment sewing such as reading a garment pattern and selecting the correct size, setting in a sleeve, hemming, and bias binding.

Materials Needed:

  • Scout Tee pattern – either in an assembled PDF or paper pattern
  • Light to medium light weight fabrics such as cotton, silk, lawn, voile, charmeuse, crepe de chine or wool crepe. Extra fabric needed to match plaids, stripes or one-way design fabrics.
    • You will need between 1 2/3 and 1 7/8 yards depending on your size – see the size chart here for more information
  • Coordinating thread
  • Sewing Machine
  • Fabric Scissors or Rotary Cutter
  • Pins or Clips
  • Seam Gauge
  • Marking Tool or Pen

At this time, we are accepting registration from dues-paying SDMQG members. If there are still spots available, we will open the class up to the entire quilting community.

To sign up for the class:

  1. Register for the Scout Tee class.
  2. Make your $25 payment in full. Payment information will be available on the confirmation page after you have submitted your registration form.
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Still Weeks Ringle spots? What?!

Today, I thought I’d share some information about why we brought the wonderful Weeks Ringle to SDMQG!

On recommendation from several guild members, notably I-Chun and Chris B., we have heard from through the grapevine that Weeks Ringle teaches an amazing workshop class. Here’s a review of a class that the South Bay MQG had, and one from one of their members. They even write “This one comment broke through a creative wall I didn’t even realize I had.”. This is the type of feedback we have heard about her teaching; it’s not just a technique, it might change the way you approach your whole quilting adventure!

In case you’re not familiar with Weeks Ringle, her and her husband Bill Kerr founded The Modern Quilt Studio. The literally (and I mean this in the literal sense, not the millennial overemphasis sense) wrote the first book on Modern quilting. They’re pioneers!

Weeks and Bill are currently booking workshops for 2020-2021, so we would really love to see as many of your as possible take advantage of the visit in October. Here’s the link to the details for the lecture and workshop, as well as registration. Sue has ordered the patterns to Quilt in a Day an we’re getting 25% off! Score! I hope you can make it!

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Weeks Ringle Workshop and Lecture

We are extremely excited to announce that Weeks Ringle will be coming to SDMQG to present her lecture “Transforming Traditions: Modernism and Quilts” on Sunday, October 14th, 2018 at noon. This lecture is free for dues-paying SDMQG members and $10 for guests.

Weeks will also teach a workshop on Improvisational Piecing, which she describes below, along with a materials list. The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 13, 2018 from 9am-4pm at Quilt in a Day, San Marcos.

Registration is now open for SDMQG members at a cost of $100:

  1. Register here.
  2. Pay using Venmo (@sdmodernquiltguild), PayPal (jill@leinenweber.com), cash or check to any board member.

We will hold spots for those paying non-electronically only until Sunday, September 9th. After that, your spot will be given to the next person in line. We will be opening this workshop to people outside SDMQG, pending availability, on September 9th.

Improvisational Piecing
Learn different techniques for improvisational piecing and choose one to develop a new project. We’ll guide you through a strategy that will have you making design decisions as you go. Students can begin making ourCall Me Crazy or Just Passing Through quilt or a project of their choice if they already have something in mind. Our patterns and magazines all ship for free to US destinations, so please order in advance to make sure you have what you need for class.

  • Student supplies needed: sewing machine, rotary cutting equipment, an assortment of cotton quilting fabric with different values and hues (small-scale prints, tone-on-tone prints and solids work well; avoid large-scale fabrics), extension cord, thread, seam ripper, notebook or journal, and any supplies you like to have handy when quilting.
  • If students wish to make the Call Me Crazy quilt with their own fabrics, they will need 2 3/4 yards white or other field fabric, 2 1/2 yards total assorted blue (or other color) fabrics and 3/4 yards binding fabric.
  • If students wish to make the Just Passing Through quilt with their own fabrics, they will need 3 3/4 yards solid field fabric and 1 1/2 yards contrasting solid fabric for the splicing and binding fabric.
  • Facility equipment needed: tables and chairs for cutting and sewing
  • Skill level: Adventurous beginner to advanced

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Libs Elliott Workshop Registration

We are so excited to be hosting a Libs Elliott workshop on Sunday, December 9 at Quilt in a Day, San Marcos. This will be a full day workshop; 9am-4pm.

Here’s the description from Libs herself:

Embrace the Chaos – An Exercise in Controlled Randomness

Using only paper and pencils – no computers required! – I will walk students through a series of worksheet exercises that mimic the programming language I use to generate my quilt patterns. By using controlled elements in a random way, each participant will end up with a unique quilt pattern layout – no two Chaos Quilts are the same!
As a group, we’ll discuss design flow and tweak our individual layouts. Then we’ll cut fabrics and work on piecing our designs, using provided block-building instructions. At the end of the class, each participant will leave with her/his own random geometric quilt design and will have the knowledge required to complete the project at home.
1 Full-Day Session allows time for drafting, design and initial block construction. Level: All Levels

Just Like Heaven 2015

At this time, we are accepting registration from dues-paying SDMQG members. If there are still seats available, we will open the workshop up to the entire quilting community in the next few weeks.

There are 20 seats available for this workshop, at a cost of $100, which will include a catered lunch.

Registration is easy and uses our two step registration system:

1. Register yourself here.

2. Pay for your workshop by Venmo (@sdmodernquiltguild), PayPal (jill@leinenweber.com), or by cash or cheque to a board member. Please note that you are not considered to be registered until we have received payment. Spots are non-refundable unless filled by the waitlist.