July 2021 Meeting Recap

Summer continues and temperatures are rising! Hope you are staying cool while making fabulous quilts! We had a number of members in attendance, welcomed new member Suzanne Fiorvanti, guest Heidi.

Here’s the recap of our latest guild meeting.

Guild Business

Thank you!! A big thank you to all of the outgoing board members for their hard work and many contributions to the guild. And a big welcome to our new board members. Lenny provided our Second Quarter financial report.

Return to In-Person Meetings

We are excited to share with you that starting in September, we will return to in-person guild meetings at the Community Church of Cedar Grove, more details coming at our August meeting.

Be sure to check out all the happenings that are going on over at the Modern Quilt Guild and Quiltcon 2022. It’s time to put your design caps on and work up a design in “Angles” for our Community Outreach Quilt for 2022. Collaborate or work independently on a pattern for this design contest in the color palette above. Please remember to submit your designs prior to the August meeting, we can’t wait to see them! We will be looking for your submissions in August!

Programs

Show & Tell

And that concludes our July meeting recap. Well done, everyone!

Next Meeting Thursday,  August 19th @7:15pm

Siobhan-Secretary 

June 2021 Meeting Recap

Welcome to Summer! Hope you are staying cool while making fabulous quilts! There were 46 in attendance on our Zoom call and we welcomed a guest, Suzanne Fiorvanti.

Here’s the recap of our latest guild meeting.

Guild Business

Congratulations!! The following members are making waves in the quilting world by being featured and honored in several ways.

  • Jeanine Bowen, Wanetta Phillips and Ellaree Pray, currently have quilts featured in The Social Fabric: Black Artistry in Fiber Arts, An Exhibition in Homage to Viki Craig at the Morris Museum in Morristown.
  • The National Quilt Museum in Paducah, KY is showcasing Lenny van Eijk’s quilt “Pandemonium” in their Quarantine Quilts: Creativity in the Midst of Chaos Exhibit; and Betsy Vinegrad’s “Mod Blocks 2.0” in Modern Quilt Guild Retrospective Exhibit.
  • Simply Moderne Magazine featured in their latest issue our group Community Outreach Quilt for Quiltcon 2021 designed by Lenny van Eijk and quilted by Krishma Patel.
  • Curated Quilts Magazine in issue #16 shipping in July, will feature an article by Melanie Tuazon, a pattern and a mini by Betsy Vinegrad, and two mini challenge submissions, by Crista Bresnahan and Jackie Laba.
  • Vermont Quilt Festival declared “Azulejos” by Betsy Vinegrad as Best of Show.

Return to In-Person Meetings

We are excited to share with you that starting in September, we will return to in-person guild meetings at the Community Church of Cedar Grove. We are also working on details to continue to simulcast the meetings on Zoom.

Be sure to check out all the happenings that are going on over at the Modern Quilt Guild and Quiltcon 2022. It’s time to put your design caps on and work up a design in “Angles” for our Community Outreach Quilt for 2022. Collaborate or work independently on a pattern for this design contest in the color palette above. We will be looking for your submissions in August!

There are two other challenges for Quiltcon 2022. American Patchwork and Quilting is running a hexagon challenge. Also, there is the 2022 Artisan Cotton Fabric Challenge from Windham Fabrics. Click on the links above to find more information.

Board Elections

The vote was swift and unanimous!

These women including Lenny van Eijk, continuing as Treasurer, begin their term at the July member meeting. Best wishes to those starting and thanks to those leaving the board.

Programs

Zipper Demo Due to technical issues we were unable to do the zipper demo with Daniella, but look forward to having it at a future meeting.

There will be more information about this activity and sign ups coming soon!

Mini Mod Block Projects

Show & Tell

And that concludes our June meeting recap. Well done, everyone!

Next Meeting Thursday, July 15th @7:15pm

Jennifer-Secretary

May 20th Meeting Recap

The warm weather has returned and doesn’t it feel great! We had 43 attendees at last week’s meeting via Zoom.

Guild Business

It’s Back!

Last year’s event that was cancelled/postponed is back on! If you had previously signed up for last year’s MOD and did not request a refund, you should have received information about this year’s rescheduled retreat.

Board Elections – Next month we will be voting on the new board for the July’21- June’22 term. You can find the profiles for the candidates, posted before our June meeting, in the member’s only section.

Returning Board Members

  • President – Rachel BondBaron
  • Treasurer – Lenny Van Eijk
  • Programs – Samantha Linhan

New candidates for the Board

  • Vice President – Ann Marston
  • Secretary – Siobhan Fitzpatrick
  • Programs – Buntari Keitt

We will be voting over zoom with a poll during the meeting. The new board will preside at the July meeting.

MQG Updates

QuiltCon 2022 - Phoenix
  • Start planning now! August 4, 2021 – Registration opens for members.
  • Community Outreach Quilt theme will be “Angles”. For inspiration you can view the sample quilts they have pictured on the website. Below is the color palette.
QC2022-Community-Palette.jpg

Featured Guest

Silly Moon Quilting Co. is a Fraser Valley, British Columbia based business that has begun designing and making machine quilting rulers and tools for the quilting industry. We are a small business who saw a need for unique machine quilting rulers for domestic and longarm machines and were able to supply that need! 

What an entertaining and informative lecture we had from Silly Moon! If you are looking to learn or expand your ruler quilting skills, check them out! Thanks Silly Moon Quilting Co.!

Star in the West BOM Progress

**There is an Open Sew every month on the second Saturday for this project (next one is June12th). If you would like to join in even if you are not doing the BOM, email programs for the Zoom link.

Charity Updates

We had a nice response to the request for pouches for S.O.F.I.A. (Start Out Fresh Intervention Advocates). Check out Tari’s Show & Tell below.

Show & Tell

Another fabulous meeting!

Next Meeting Thursday, June 17th @7:15pm

Jennifer – Secretary