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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

July Meeting Highlights

The Dog Days of Summer will be starting soon, and for those who made it to the July 13 SDMQG meeting, Alison's demo on paper piecing (and her adorable puppies) provided lots of inspiration for the coming hot weather.

Here's what else happened this month:

1) Please respond to the membership survey by July 20. This will help us design future guild activities to meet your needs and interests!

2) If you are participating in the Michael Miller fabric challenge, you have until July 25 to upload a photo of your finished project to the Fabric Challenge Forum on the MQG website. (You need a registered account to view the page. Dues-paying members should have access.) Winners will be announced August 1. If you can, please also post a photo on the SDMQG Flickr page so we can all see your wonderful work.

3) Don't forget the Angela Walters visit on August 2! Spots are still available for both the trunk show and machine quilting class. Registration is available to all at this link.

4) Our annual Beach Day at La Jolla Shores is planned for August 23. Families are welcome, but maybe leave your good sewing machine at home - sand is terrible for the gears! More details to come.

5) Carol from the Village Quilters Guild stopped by to fill us in on some of their upcoming speakers: Christine Barnes will be speaking on Magic Fabrics Nov. 8; our own Julie Herman will give a trunk show on January 10, 2015; and Jake Finch of Generation Q will be speaking on April 11, 2015. They meet at the Scripps Ranch Library on the second Saturday of each month, and guests can attend any of their events for only $5. 

Swaps: After our July swap of low-volume fat quarters, we're going to take August off so you'll have time to get an early start on our next swap - pillow covers! Make a cover for a 14" to 20" square pillow, and bring it to swap at the September 14 meeting. Pillow form not required. 

Bees and QAL:
1) Round 2 of the SDBee will wrap up with Marisa's Modern purple/turquoise/lime green blocks, due by the September 14 meeting. Grace's Slice and Insert Blocks will be due at the August 10th meeting.  Deb's Blue Wonky Stars were due at the July meeting, so if you haven't finished, better get cracking!

2) Round 3 of the SDBee is now accepting sign-ups. In return for making a block for one of the other bee members each month, you get a month to tell them all what to make for you! Indicate your interest here.

3) If a bee's not your thing (or not enough for you), have you considered the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilt Along? We'll be kicking off the QAL with the Double Z and Dakota Star blocks. You only have to make blocks for yourself, but you get to share in the experience with the other QAL participants.

Charity Projects:
The Wonky House Quilt is finished, and we collected enough Wonky Star blocks to make (at least) two twin quilts! Susan K. will finish one of them; Theresa M. will piece the other top, Carrie will quilt it (if we baste it for her), and Susan M. will take on the binding. We'll have a new charity improv challenge in the Fall.

We tried something new this month, and held our Sew-n-Tell in the QID classroom/studio area. So many wonderful projects were shown, including some by our junior associates! Check out our Guild Flickr pool for a taste. 
(Photographer's note: Maybe it was the lighting in the new room, but some of the best quilts didn't photograph well. I especially regret not having a good photo of Sue B's Modern Migration quilt and Chris's Shanghai Red quilt top. Ladies, please post your own photos so everyone can see how great they were!)

That's all for July! Our next guild meeting is Sunday, August 10, at 11:00 am  at Quilt in a Day. Hope to see you there!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Vintage Quilt Revival Flickr Page

Join now on our flickr group SDMQG Vintage Quilt Revival QAL so you will receive this weeks updates and jumpstart into our QAL...

Get started by uploading a picture of your fabric palette.

We will start with Double Z and Dakota Star.

Happy Sewing!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Are you ready to join us for our upcoming Quilt Along of Vintage Quilt Revival??

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You pick your color scheme and get your fabric now. 

This quilt will be made by you for you (or someone of your choice) so get thinking about what your scheme will be.  If you need some inspiration, go on over to the following links.

Design Seeds

Suki's Block along

We will be working on our first two blocks in July/Aug (since it is summer and people will need some time to catch up).  Plan to stay after the meeting on Sunday for a bit more discussion on the quilt along plans.

I.CAN'T.WAIT.   See you sunday!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

July 13 Guild Meeting and Sew-In

After the noisy 4th of July holiday, are you ready for some low volume quilting fun?

The next meeting of the San Deigo Modern Quilt Guild will be on Sunday July 13, 2014, starting at 11:00 am in our usual place, Quilt in a Day, San Marcos.

We will discuss our membership survey, the upcoming Angela Walters visit, the Michael Miller fabric challenge, and plans for our annual Beach Day on August 23. We'll collect charity blocks, and SDBee blocks for Deb and Grace. Marisa will present the final block for this round of the Bee, and we'll also kick off the Vintage Quilt Revival Sew-Along.

Our swap this month will be Low Volume Fat Quarters, a great stash-builder! Start with a yard of your favorite Low Volume Fabric, cut it into fat quarters, save one for yourself, and bring the other three in for swapping. We'll do a blind draw, so everyone who participates will get three new FQs to add to their collection.  

And if that isn't enough, we'll have our usual demo, raffle, and the best part of the meeting: Sew-n-Tell. Bring your latest projects to share your creativity and inspiration!

When the talking is done, we'll have the room for free sewing and socialization until 4:00 pm. They tell me it will be air-conditioned!

Hope to see you then!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Survey Says....

Independence Day! Democracy! Freedom of Speech! What better time for the biennial survey of the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild? 

Let us know a little bit about yourselves, your quilting interests, and help us plan activities for the future by answering our three-part survey. (Sorry for the trouble, but we had to break it up for software reasons.)

Dues-paying members should have already received an e-mail with the survey links. If you are still just a member-in-spirit, you can provide your feedback here:
Part 1
Part 2
Part 3

Thanks in advance, and have a great holiday weekend!