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Monday, December 30, 2013

Important Treasury Announcement

​ As a reminder, next month's meeting, Jan. 12, will be the time you will want to pay dues in order to renew or start your membership for 2014.  If you are unable to make the Jan. meeting you can email me on SDMQG Flickr / Facebook / blogg for where to send your check.  It's important for us to have an accurate account of members in the month of Jan.  The amount is $35.  If you have any further questions, please let me know.  Thanks, coastal gray

Sunday, December 15, 2013

We Make Stuff. And Give it Away. Sometimes to People We Don't Even Know...

Judith of UCSD Medical Center's
Volunteer Services with our Quilts
Quite a charitable year for the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild! We made Blocks for Boston, sent off a care package of quilts for Oklahoma tornado relief, and that still left us with a big pile of quilts to donate locally.

Remember our in-meeting Guild Challenge from June? The amazing finished quilt, and another one generously donated by Julie, along with two presentation pillowcases found their way to Bits & Pieces Quilt Shop in Poway, and into the hands of Sandra, the San Diego County QoV representative. 

They'll add their presentation labels next to our labels, and find the quilts suitably valorous homes.

But that's just the beginning! As in previous years, our guild members donated several incubator-sized quits for the UCSD Medical Center's NICU, but this year we also made bed-sized quilts for the Oncology Department and lap quilts for the Senior Behavioral Department, 18 quilts in total!  (As you can see from the photo at the top of the post, they especially liked the Scrappy Trip Along quilt that was our 1Q guild charity project.)

 18 (!) Quilts for the UCSD Medical Center

Keep up the good work, everyone! Don't let "not knowing who to give it to" stop you from starting that next project - our SDMQG charity committee can find a loving home for it one way or another.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

December Meeting Recap

So many changes for the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild in 2013 - a new meeting place, lots of new members, joining the National MQG, a field trip up North, and lots of exciting challenges and projects!

The December 8th meeting was the last one led by our outgoing President Sandi (aka Missplanner), but she ran us through a full agenda before stepping aside. Here are some of the December meeting highlights:

SD Bee: we collected string blocks for Angela G's chevron quilt. If you have more, bring them to the January 12, 2014 meeting. No new bee for December - we're taking a holiday break. So we'll all be rested and ready for Pam's January assignments.

4Q Charity Quilt: We gave a stack of Urban Chicken blocks to Patti for piecing. When she's done, Chris will be on quilting duty, with Jen waiting in the wings, ready to rock the binding.

**Heather Ross Fussy Cut Challenge Winners**
Of course we're all winners for coming up with such creative and wonderful projects, but Heather Ross herself select two of them for special recognition: I-Chun's tea cozy set won the Small/Mini category, and Pam's amazing Heather Ross Village Quilt was the winner in the Large Category. Well done, everyone!

National MQG membership - Make sure you are counted!
Our dues-paying members (as of October) should have received an e-mail in early November from "" with the subject line "Account Activation: Welcome to Modern Quilt Guild membership through your local MQG!"  
If you did, please make sure you followed the link to create your profile on the MQG website. 
But wait! There's more! Click the "Groups" tab at the top of the page, find the San Diego MQG page, and click "Join Group" so they'll know you're really a member. You might want to "follow" the group too, so you don't miss any of the exciting discussions and announcements.

Secret Santa gifts were exchanged (many photos on the Flickr page), to the delight of the recipients. For everyone else, there were many raffle prizes, generously donated by Angela D. from her enormous fabric collection.

And then it was time for the changing of the guard. Sandi gave us a brief history of the guild (4 people in January 2011 growing to 39 members as of November 2013!) and we said goodbye to the outgoing officers Amanda, Angela D., and Sandi (Pam and Susan K. are staying on for 2014). We surprised Sandi with a thank you Presidential Quilt, made with contributions from several stealthy sewists (say that three times fast!) Our new officers will take over in January, if we all survive the holidays.

Sew & Tell featured many beautiful projects, including Jen's 50 (!) bookmarks and Angela D's Giant Bee Quilt. Check out all the projects on our Flickr page. (If you don't see your creation there, it's because your secretary/photographer is a little clumsy with the focus button.)

We ended the meeting with a potluck lunch to celebrate a successful year with the company of many good friends. Looking forward to more of the same in 2014!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

So Cal MQG Meet Up

The Ventura, Los Angeles, Orange County and San Diego Modern Quilt Guilds are getting together for a meet up on Saturday, January 18th (the Saturday of MLK weekend) somewhere in either Orange County/southern LA County.  If you are interested in attending, please sign up here:

Sunday, December 1, 2013

December 8 SDMQG meeting and sew-in

Now that your turkey coma has worn off, it's time to think about the next big event - the December San Diego Modern Quilt Guild Meeting and Sew-in! 

Join us next Sunday, December 8*, 2013 starting at 11:00 am at Quilt in a Day, San Marcos for an exciting year-end meeting featuring a potluck lunch, the culmination of the Secret Santa Swap, more details on the So Cal MQG meet up in January, and a few other surprises. Bring your latest project to share during Sew-n-Tell. Once the talking is done, the Sew-In continues until 4:00 pm, perfect for working on those last-minute projects (or for getting a head start on your 2014 sewing?)

See you there!

*the earliest possible second Sunday of the month, if you keep track of those things....