Jan 182019

What’s Happening

Programs: More than one this month! Grant House will be here to show us how to maintain our sewing machines in perfect order. Hope he tells me how to get the dust bunnies out of mine. I could knit a sweater from the lint in there….

Those lucky enough to go to Quilt Con in Nashville will be showing us their photos, giving us their review of the show and Sarah W said she is taking lots of classes, so maybe she will show us her class projects. Hope so.

We are going to have a mini Trunks Show of ethnic quilting techniques.  If you do some interesting ethnic techniques, please show us.  Contact Kim ([email protected]) if you want to share and she can add your photos to the program also.

Challenges: Use the 2019 Colors of the Year, Kona Splash! or Pantone Living Coral to make a block, or anything of your choice. Maybe the February BOM? The pattern can be found above at the 2019 Challenges tab.

BOM: Sew Momma, Sew Block instructions are on the Challenges 2019 Tab. Tisha is making her examples in both modern prints and solids, in keeping with Ventura MQG Year of Solids.

Pizza Box Swap: Don’t forget to DO it and then BRING IT to the meeting. If you can’t  bring it, please contact Maria to work out your swap ([email protected])

Fat Quarter: Sue N. chose TEAL….looks pretty close to Kona Splash! to me…..

Refreshments: Still no Hospitality chair (oh, come on, somebody step up!) This month bring ethnic food to share. Is pizza ethnic? And bring napkins, please since we don’t have a Hospitality chair.

Show and Tell: of course!


February 11, 2019 Meeting

What’s happening

                  GUEST SPEAKER: Dora Cary of Orange Dot Quilts (https://www.orangedotquilts.com)Challenge: Tisha has started us on a Block of the Month (BOM) challenge. Patterns will be available at each meeting and on the Resources/Tutorials/Challenge tab above.  Bring your block to Show and Tell!

Pizza Box Swap:  Contact Maria at: [email protected] She may have a space or two open. She will email the Swap criteria to you.

Fat Quarter Drawing: Red, inspired no doubt by Valentines’s Day. Or a recent rotary cutter injury.

Nametags: Make a modern nametag if you are a new member (welcome, by the way) or just make a new one, cause we know you have more creativity in you just bursting to get out….

Membership Dues: If you haven’t paid your dues by our February meeting, you will be dropped off the MQG rolls and not have access to all the cool stuff membership provides you.

Refreshments: It seems nobody  wants the honor of being hostess for 2019. It  just takes bringing the box of plates, napkins and water pitchers to each meeting, but until someone steps up, you will just have to bring a bottle of water and go hungry. If you do bring something to eat (we will all be your best friends at that point), bring napkins, please.

Philanthropy Sew In: Actually it’s BEFORE the meeting, on Saturday February 9 at Grace Lutheran Church. Set up is a 9:30, sewing 10-2. Bring your usual machine + sewing kit, cutting boards, rulers and rotary cutters…and the extension cord you keep meaning to put in that kit. The guild has irons and boards. The  project is small quilts for the Ventura County Public Health Nurses home visitation quarterly moms and babies massage classes. Bring some appropriate fabric (quilts should be 36 x 40ish).  Patrice will have some patterns to share.

Show and Tell: The usual amazing creations you have made recently to inspire us……I keep saying Show and Tell is the only reason some of us come to meetings. Not me of course, but you know…