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


Wednesday, August 20, 2014

SDMQG Beach Outing and Bee Round 3 and

Hi All


Quilters at the Beach August 23rd.. this saturday!


See you at the beach this Saturday, August 23rd!

Families are welcome, but leave the sewing machine at home! Meet up near the playground at La Jolla Shores at 11:00am. A public parking lot is available, but it fills up early. Bring your own refreshments, handwork, sunscreen, whatever you need for a great San Diego day in the sun!

Bee Round 3

Flicker has been updated for round 3... check it out here...
 https://www.flickr.com/groups/sdmqg/discuss/72157646253584177/ 

We are still looking for 2 or 3 additional participants.  If you are interested, please send me an email cbroehmer@gmail.com and I can add you to the mix.  We have just set up the schedule so there is a great deal of flexibility still.  

Past results are really stunning given the vast talent in this group!  Come join us on this adventure, I am sure you will not be disappointed!  


Sunday, August 10, 2014

August Meeting Highlights

Basting Party!
We were delighted to see so many new faces at the August 10 SDMQG meeting, especially some who drove quite far to see us! 

If you couldn't be there, here's what you missed:

Upcoming Events

1) Beach Day is August 23. Families are welcome, but leave the sewing machine at home! Meet up near the playground at La Jolla Shores at 11:00am. A public parking lot is available, but it fills up early. Bring your own refreshments, handwork, sunscreen, whatever you need for a great San Diego day in the sun!

2) The San Diego Quilt Show is September 4-6. Those of you who entered quilts, be sure to have them finished by the drop-off deadline! For North County folks, that's Sunday August 24, and southern-county folks have until Labor Day, September 1. Drop-off times and locations are in the link.

Swaps
No swap at the August meeting, but lots of fun swaps coming up:

September 14 meeting - Pillow Covers. Make a quilted pillow cover to fit a standard 14", 16" or 18" square pillow form. Any style, any closure method. You don't need to bring a pillow insert with it. 

October 12 meeting - Dot Charm swap. We'll be swapping 5" squares of any dotted fabric. Demure or bold, pick your favorite style. There will be a sign-up in advance, and we'll ask you to bring 2 charms for each participant. 

November 9 meeting - return of the Scrap Swap! Start culling your scrap basket now!

Group Projects
Wonky Star Charity top pieced by Theresa
1) SDBee - Time to finish up the blocks for Grace and Marisa, and decide whether you want to sign up for Round 3. There are still a few spaces left!

2) Charity Quilts - Our Wonky Star quilts are coming along nicely. Theresa pieced this fabulous top, and handed it off to Carrie for Quilting. Susan K is still working on the second Wonky Star top.

3) QuiltCon Charity Challenge - Unlike the block challenge last time, this year's challenge asks each guild to create a completed quilt using a predetermined color palette and alternate grid work design. We need your ideas! More details and discussion on our Flickr page.

4) Vintage Quilt Revival QAL - Find the monthly blocks and post your progress photos on the Quilt-Along Page. The first two blocks are Double Z and Dakota Star!

Katherine's Marimekko quilt

Sew-and Tell - Many wonderful projects both large and small were shared and can be seen in our Guild Pool. We were especially impressed by Katherine, who drove all the way from Palm Springs to show us her Marimekko quilt. Great to see another veteran quilter exploring the Modern side!

Then it was on to the Sew-In, where we had a Pin-Basting Party! Wow, does that go so much faster when you have help!

Hope to see you at the Beach Day or the SD Quilt Show, but if not, please join us for our next guild meeting, on Sunday September 14, at 11:00 am at Quilt in a Day. We'll be swapping pillow covers, have a demo on zippers, and just maybe comparing Quilt Show ribbons! ;)

Monday, August 4, 2014

August 10 Guild Meeting and Sew-In

Now that you've recovered from the thrills of the Angela Walters weekend (and while you're waiting for your pre-ordered copy of her new book to arrive) why not join us for the next meeting of the San Diego Modern Quilt Guild?

We will convene as usual at 11:00 am on Sunday August 10, 2014, at Quilt in a Day, San Marcos

This month we'll check in on the Vintage Quilt Revival Quilt-Along, collect SDBee blocks for Grace and Marisa, and continue sign-ups for the next round. We'll also see how our Wonky Star charity quilts are progressing, talk about the upcoming San Diego Quilt Show, and plan our annual Beach Day for August 23. 

Then the best part -  Sew and Tell! Bring your latest projects and share the inspiration!

When the talking is done, the Sew-In will begin. We have their spacious, air-conditioned classroom for sewing and socialization until 4:00 pm. Hope to see you there!