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All meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month, 482 E Santa Clara St, Ventura. Get the door code from a member at the door. Visitors are very welcome!

New Summer Event!

We are hosting Modern Quilting sensation Giucy Giuseppe on August 12. His Tiny Piecing Workshop will be 12-5, then his trunk show at the meeting at 6 PM. All four of these AMAZING patterns included in the workshop!  Non-members welcome.  Space is limited, so contact [email protected] NOW to reserve your spot.










Some of the beautiful creations that were made during the Jean Impey workshop


What’s Happening in July? A Lot!










July 7 is the Jean Impey Workshop (sewjean.com for supply list and inspiration photos) at the Ventura Marriot, 10-4.  Tickets are still available for the Rustic Sun workshop. Contact Tisha: [email protected] for more info and to reserve a seat at the workshop.


Jean Impey will also do a trunk show at the general meeting on July 8.

FQ for July is RED

Special Raffle tonight: Christmas in July.  Goes with that RED fat quarter you are bringing!

Challenge is to make something to swap with the pineapple block. Pattern is on the Challenges 2019 tab above.

July BOM is now up on the Challenges tab also.

Quilt Con 2020 Charity Quilt info on its own tab above.  If you bring your block to the July meeting you will be in a special raffle for a gift from the 2020 Quilt Con Charity Quilt VMQG organizers, Sarah and Karen.

The drawing for the Grand Prize basket from the Progressive Brunch and Studio Tour will be held live tonight.  Who had the lucky Passport?

Don’t forget your pizza box swap!

Sign up for the Giucy Guiseppe Tiny Piecing workshop. Space is limited!


JUNE 10 Meeting

This month we are having a Casino Night complete with a craps table and real croupier, Fabric Strip Poker (well, actually Charm Squares Poker, but “strip” poker sounds so much more exciting, right?), and Black Jack.  Bring a pile of modern Charm Squares.  40 or so should be good. One Charm Square pack usually has 42. 

Here’s the exciting part: Kim asked us to wear our best “casino attire”.  Fancy Hats? Yes! Mile high Monolo Blahniks? Of course! Get out that slinky red lame’ dress you’re saving for a special occasion. Kim promised to come as a Vegas Show Girl.  Honest.  You will go home with  a bunch of modern charm squares and the secure knowledge that what happens at VQMG, stays at VMQG.

Special guest this month are representatives from Ventura County Public Health. They will be here to pick up 19  Philanthropy baby quilts. Some of them are darn cute. Yay!

June Challenge: Last meeting you got an envelope with a magazine photo cutout (we will wait a few moments while you run about trying to remember where you put that darn thing). This photo is to be your inspiration to make something modern and quilted. No problem, right?

We will have some minor changes to the By Laws for your consideration. Just so you know Ventura MQG Board meetings are not all fun and games, we work on serious stuff.

FQ color is GREEN. Open to much interpretation. 

Refreshments: Bring your favorite “casino” snacks.  What are casino snacks exactly? No clue. Can’t wait to find out.

Don’t forget your Pizza Box for the swap. Just a couple of months to go til the big reveal….

Hoffman Tour: June 14. We are carpooling and meeting at the Hoffman facility in Mission Viejo at 10 am SHARP. We need more people to sign up for the FREE TOUR as Hoffman has minimum number to conduct their tour. Call your friends!

Progressive Brunch News: A few tickets still available. 

Wanna make a yummy goodie for the brunch part? Talk to Kim. 

Wanna have your lovely modern quilt hanging in the show? Talk to Kim. We really want to show as many members’ quilts as we can, so don’t be shy. 

Want to help out at one of the homes? (No heavy lifting, I promise), Talk to Kim. 

Please note if you are mobility challenged: Some of the houses have a few steps.

May 13 Meeting

What’s Happening

Program: Janna Bailey is going to teach us her method of paper piecing the Challenge Flower Block.You can visit her blog at:  http://thequiltingco.blogspot.com

Fat Quarter: Coral. You know, not exactly pink, not actually peach.

April Challenge:  Flower Block for the Philanthropy project. Donate your blocks to the baby quilts Philanthropy project if you wish..

BOM Challenge: is posted on the Challenges 2019 tab above. June is posted also, so you can get a head start if you want.

May Sew-In: May 11, 10-3 at Grace Lutheran. Type “flower” in the search box above right  and presto! the pattern appears!

Refreshments: You know you eat at the break, so bring something to share. We will all strive to make sure you don’t have to take any left overs home.

Pizza Box Challenge: Bring the box with the cool things you did in April to give to the next person. I peeked at a box the other day and the blocks are AMAZING. VMQG Pizza Box Challenge quilters are stepping the plate and hitting it out of the park. Sorry, it’s spring and baseball analogies are floating in the air with the pollen

Hoffman Tour: June 14 tour to Costa Mesa is back on. If you can do the driving for a carpool, be sure to say so at this meeting.

Get your tickets to the June 22 Progressive Brunch and Tour of Quilters’ Studios event. $20 per participant. Can you lend us a MODERN quilt to display at one of the homes? Can you volunteer to help out at one of the homes? Can you bring some brunch-ish goodies? All participation is greatly appreciated.

Bring your $10 if you want to sign up for the ValleyMQG/VenturaMQG combined Sew In on May 18 in Tarzana. Spaces still available. If you have signed up but not paid yet, please bring your $$ to the meeting.

Show and Tell: in honor of the incomparable quilter Gwen Marston, who passed away this past month, if you have a Gwen-Inspired quilt, please bring it to Show and Tell.

Special Guest: Anna, from Cattywampus Crafts in Ojai will have a pop up shop at the May meeting and she will donate 10% of her earnings to VMQG. She also said we could have our Philanthropy Sew-In in August at her shop in Ojai!


April 8 Meeting

What’s Happening

Program: Ethnic quilting mini trunks show. Do you have something to show? Bring it!

Fat Quarter: Yellow

April Challenge:  Unconventional Materials, paper, leather, recycled textiles, whatever your creative mind has dreamed up. If you want, this can go into the front window display at the Refill Shoppe downtown Ventura. good exposure for Ventura MQG, and you too!

BOM Challenge is posted on the Challenges 2019 tab above. May is posted also, so you can get a head start if you want.

May Sew-In: New flower pattern for the Philanthropy project. Cute, and paper pieced (someone say Yay!). Instructions and photo can be found by typing “flower” in the search box above, at the right.

Refreshments: Bring some.

Pizza Box Challenge: Bring the box with the cool things you did in March to give to the next person.

Hoffman Tour: June 14 tour has been put on hold. Stay tuned

Get your tickets to the June 22 Progressive Brunch and Tour of Quilters’ Studios event. $20 per participant.

Bring your $10 if you want to sign up for the ValleyMQG/VenturaMQG combined Sew In on May 18 in Tarzana.