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Next Meeting and Sewing Day - Sunday, February 8, 2015, 11 am - 4 pm, Quilt in A Day, San Marcos

Sunday, June 16, 2013

Report from the Field

Nine guild members met at a Park and Ride for the quick jaunt up to Sew Modern.   We made really good time and ran into the owner, Lauren, in the nearby Starbucks.  Two members (and their families) met us up there as well.  We soon descended on the shop and were so happy with our finds (and the extra help brought in for cutting)!

Susan, First Through the Door

Dawn, Winner of the Most Excited Award
Sew Modern is a fantastic shop, the staff are extremely helpful and there are so many wonderful fabrics all in one place!  Get ready for photo overload!

After so much quilty goodness, we walked down the street for sandwiches and salads.  Two members of the LA MQG met us at the cafe and showed off some lovely quilts.  

Next up, for the group, was Momen+.  Where there may or may not have been a scuffle brewing over Melody Miller typewriters.  I was a little late so don't have any proof of that.

Order was restored and treats were consumed at the delightful Torrance Bakery just a few doors away.   

Our final stop was Sewing Party, where the delight continued.   They had a great selection as well as many, many samples and a great space for classes.  

I think we would all call this trip a success and we had a lot of fun.

Many thanks to Ileen for organizing the day so well and to all the drivers!

If you want to see a little more, check our Flickr group for posts about the fabric and other goodies that made it home with us.

Stay tuned for great projects popping up soon!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Guild Challenge Success!

Our first guild challenge was a success! We all tried something new, had fun playing with pretty blue fabric, AND made an entire quilt top and back in one sew-in. Thank you to everyone who came to make a block with us!

Thanks again to Robert Kaufman Fabrics and Julie Herman for the generous fabric donation. We also hope to use the scraps again in future guild charity quilts, so it's a gift that keeps on giving :) This quilt will be donated to Quilts of Valor, a foundation who's mission is to cover all combat service members and veterans touched by war with comforting and healing Quilts of Valor.

Here is the completed top and back.



We have already had a few requests for more guild challenges in the future, so come join us to get in on the action, the second Sunday of the month at Quilt in a Day at 11am.

Stay tuned for the completed quilt soon!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Our First Guild Challenge!

Right after this Sunday's SDMQG meeting, we will start our first ever guild challenge. Our goal is to learn something new and complete an entire charity quilt top by the end of the sew-in. Thanks to Robert Kaufman fabrics and Julie Herman, we have a few donated stacks of pretty blue Kona Cotton Solids waiting to be cut.

The goals for this challenge are to have any participants make a block for this quilt in 30 minutes, using some improv quilting techniques. I will give a short demonstration on a few methods of "improv" for anyone to practice on just one block. All the completed blocks from our members will then be sewn together to make an entire quilt top by the end of the meeting! 

All you need to do to join the fun is show up to the meeting, bring your sewing machine, thread, a rotary cutter and/or fabric scissors, and the willingness to try something new. 

This should be FUN! See you there!

Saturday, June 1, 2013

SD Bee - May Block

Apologies to those not in the bee - here are the PDFs for Kirsten's fun block

Template A

Template B

Details on Flickr Discussions

Signups are also open for Round 2 on Flickr now!