Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Potluck Tonight

It's the Third Tuesday and we're having a potluck tonight! Check your email for the full information about location and what to bring.

Some announcements:

We're starting work on the QuiltCon charity quilt! A few of you got fabric for the blocks from Kristin, but I have the rest of the bundles to pass out. The turn around on this one is quite short: blocks are due back to Kristin or Lindsey by the third Tuesday in August. We're trying to get this one done before we're all in the middle of holiday sewing rush. This quilt will be shown at QuiltCon in Pasadena in Feb. 2016, and will be given to Ronald McDonald house for auctioning in their fundraising efforts. 
The Tutorial for the improv feather block is on Kristin's blog:

While you're there, check out Kristin's post about our exhibit at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show! 

Meeting schedule for August: August 4th, first Tuesday, Tacos at Sonja's. August 18th, Third Tuesday. we'll either meet at the park or at a nice outdoor patio. stay tuned for details.

Other MQG events in August: Quilt knit Stitch is in Portland August 13-15. Sarah and I both have quilts in the Black To White (BTW) exhibit. I'm so excited to see it!

Seattle is hosting the PNW MQG Meetup August 20-23. I wish I could go! This sounds like a fantastically awesome time! They have some great activities and swaps planned. http://seattlemodernquiltguild.com/pnw-mqg-meetup/

And, a quick recap of the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show. Our exhibit looked wonderful hanging there on Sisters Drug. I am always so proud of our group for putting together such a great group of quilts. I'm also always so happy that we make the extra effort to choose a challenge that makes our quilts look cohesive and have that visual impact. It really draws people in! I'm so! excited for our cool colors challenge for next year's show. Remember, the quilt show deadline has shifted so our finished quilts for that challenge, if you'd like to be included in the group exhibit at the show, will be due October 1st. 

We had a meetup in the park on the day of the show, and it was wonderful! We had many of our guild members attend, as well as members from Portland MQG, Seattle MQG, Corvallis MQG, Eugene MQG, Silicon Valley MQG, and Kansas City MQG. People came and went throughout the time, but I think overall we had about 25 people come join us. What a great time that was! I hope to do this every year. It was so nice to relax in the park and chat with MQG friends!

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