• August 2021 General Meeting

    We welcomed Sarah Nishiura, who presented her lecture “Strings.” We were amazed by the history of weaving, fibers, ropes, architecture, and more, all leading to quilting. We are looking forward to her workshop “Deconstructing Designs” August 7th and 14th.

    Our Multi-Technique Mono Challenge was due. We had 12 participants submit their photos. Look through our slides to see what cool techniques were used and the final pieces!

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  • Wonky Star Block Directions – QuiltCon 2022 Community Outreach Quilt

    The Wonky Star block was designed by Laura Ryle, who was initially inspired by the quilt Blaze by Adrianne Ove. Ruth Smith put together the directions, based on Laura’s design.

    Wonky Star Example

    This is basically a 9-patch block. Each block is made up of a center block, 4 pieced “Star Points” squares, and 4 yellow and white pieced “Ray” squares. There are opportunities for improv piecing when making the star points and the rays, so have fun!

    Read through all directions before beginning!

    “Wonky Star” Block Directions

  • July 2021 General Meeting

    Thank you to our member spotlight, Karen Foster, for presenting her progress through quilting and improv. We voted on our design for our MQG Community Quilt and Laura Ryle’s submission for wonky stars won, we will start introducing the blocks and requesting help for making the quilt. Laura Ryle won our BOTEOM Splish Splash and Lori, Shauna, and Pat introduced the new BOTEOM due in September: To Be or Knot To Be.

    We have presented a new schedule for in person and virtual meetings for July through September, including our September retreat. We will update our events page as we have more information!

    WHEN WHERE / HOW DURATION WHAT
    1st Tuesday 

    8/3, 9/7

    Virtual via Zoom 1.25 hours Guild Meeting

        Business Announcements

        Lectures / Member Spotlights 

    3rd Tuesday

    7/20, 8/17, 9/21

    In-Person

    Location TBA

    About 2 hours Community Activities

        Sew n Tell

        Community Quilt Efforts

        Demos

    WHEN WHERE / HOW DURATION WHAT
    July 17 Virtual  10 am – 2 pm

        Hosted 10-12

        Open Sew 12-2

    Sew Day
    Aug 7 & 14 Virtual Workshop w

    Sarah Nishiura

    Half Days Deconstruction Designs
    Sept 18 & 19 In-Person 

    (no sleep overs)

    Location – TBA

    All Day Sew Days / Retreat 

    Here are our meeting slides:

    2021_07_06 General Meeting

  • Block of the Every Other Month – TO BE OR KNOT TO BE? – Due September 2021

    TO BE OR KNOT TO BE?

    Presented by Lori Green and Shauna Moulton, drafted by Pat Goulet

    (Pattern inspired by Bonnie Hunter’s Garlic Knot)

    FABRIC SELECTION:

    Fabric 1  low volume small print white with black or gray

    Fabric 2  medium tone gray solid or small print that reads as solid

    Fabric 3  black solid or small print that reads as solid

    Fabric 4  color pop solid or small print that reads as solid

    CUTTING INSTRUCTIONS:

    Fabric 1 Two  2 ½ X 4 ½ inch rectangles

    Four 2 ½ X 2 ½ inch squares

    Fabric 2 Three 2 ½ X 2 ½ inch squares

    Fabric 3 Three 2 ½ X 2 ½ inch squares

    Fabric 4 Two 2 ½ X 2 ½ inch squares

    Cutting Example

    SEWING INSTRUCTIONS:

    ¼ inch seam

    Finished block 8 ½

    Block Arrangement
    Completed block

     

  • June 2021 General Meeting

    Thank you to Amanda Morris from SVMQG presenting her talk “Elements of Modern Quilting” to our guild! You can read more about her talk on the blog post on SVMQG’s post.

    We had two new members this month and our members were so busy with lots of Show N Tells! We announced Sarah Nishiura’s workshop for August 2021 and the next BOTEOM color palette.

    View the meeting slides here: June 2021 General Meeting