Past Meetings

Click date links to see a recap of the meeting, plus pictures!

We have show and tell at every meeting. Block-of-the-month updates started in 2014, and Guild Bee updates began in 2013.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012
Activity: Bring in 10 or more pieces of fabric (fat quarter or larger) to use for color play.
Challenge: Make a quilt out of at least fifty scraps.

Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Activity: Bring in your favorite tool.
Swap: Create something for Valentine's Day - everyone who does will be included in a swap at the meeting.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012
Activity: Swap: Bring a quart zip lock bag with quality quilt fabric - at least 2” x 2” for each scrap.
Swap: Create a monochromatic quilt with one neutral (there are no quilt police though ;) )

Tuesday, April 10, 2012
Swap: Bring 4 of the same (identical) 3 ½ x 3 ½ inch half square
triangle squares using 1 light and 1 dark fabric (contrast in value and
modern fabrics).  For every set of 4 that you bring, you will swap that

Tuesday, May 8, 2012
Challenges: 1. Use you 1/2 square triangles however you see fit  
    1. Make a mini quilt (less than 24" in any direction)

Activity: Embroidery with Robin Buscemi
Swap: A pouch of any size or a small bag; random

Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Challenge: Hand embroidered project - can be what was started at June meeting
Discussion: Different brands and types of batting - bring in scraps if you have

Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Swap: A pillow made to fit over a 14" pillow form - using any modern style. No need to bring the actual form, unless you want to show how it will look.
Swap: Bring a quart size ziploc bag of scraps - all scrap bags wiill be filled anew with scraps from all other participating quilters - in preparation for our September challenge! (bring as many scrap bags as you want!)

Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Swap: Improv blocks made from scraps from the August meeting and the Kona FQ provided - should be 12.5 inches on one side, otherwise, experiment!
Activity: Discuss modern blocks and ways to use swapped blocks

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Discussion: On-the-go sewing 
Challenge: Make a quilt out of the swapped modern blocks.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012
Discussion: Quilting blogs with Jess S., Quilt Market Recap with Jessica L.
Swap: Potholders

Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Demo: Paper piecing with Robin
Challenge: Bring in a handmade gift for the holidays

Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Challenge: Madrona Road - "details"
Swap: Secret Quilter Gift Exchange

Discussion: Labels. Bring a quilt to show how you label it, or come ready to talk about your technique!
Spotlight on Lori Saporito
Challenge: Madrona Road

Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Swap: Quilted postcard
Spotlight: Joyce Hughes
Challenge: Label a quilt 

Tuesday, April 9, 2013
Discussion: Threads 
Discussion: Borders in Modern Quilts
Challenge: Stash buster 

Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Mini workshop: Machine binding with Jessica Levitt

Spotlight on Lee Burnham
Swap: Mini quilts in analogous compliment color scheme (see April meeting blog post, bottom)

Tuesday, July 9, 2013
Challenge: Free motion quilting practice
Educational Topic: Y-seam with Liza Lucy

Tuesday, August 13, 2013
Educational topic: Flickr/Pinterest presentation by Jess Skultety
Challenge: Blocks for our guild banner

Tuesday, September 10, 2013
Educational topic: MQG website FAQ and presentation by Jess Levitt
Demonstration: 5-point star by Carol 
Swap: Mug rugs

Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Discussion: Fabric designer - who are your favorites? Bring some fabric to show us! Challenge: Any complete projects from the Riley Blake challenge

Tuesday,  December 10, 2013
Presentation: Meg Cox, Photographing Your Quilts 
Spotlight on Christina 
Challenge: Riley Blake

Tuesday, January 14, 2014
Activity: Secret Quilter Gift Exchange
Challenge: Riley Blake
Discussion/Presentation: Needles by Robin

Tuesday, February 11, 2014
Discussion/Presentation: Free Motion Quilting with Neva and Jess S.
Swap: Modern Valentines
Challenge: Riley Blake Fabric Challenge

Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Presentation: Meg Cox - The Quilt Alliance contest and the Quilt Index
Discussion: Color of the Year - Radiant Orchid
Challenge: Try free motion quilting or quilt a new design

Tuesday, April 8, 2014
Discussion: Low Volume fabrics
Demo: Lori Saporito - cutting up a yard of fabric for a swap
Swap: Radiant Orchid items

Tuesday, May 13, 2014
Discussion: Designing and planning out your quilts
Swap: 6" x 10" bricks of low volume fabrics

Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Swap: Summer tabletop items
Discussion: Binding

Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Surprise quilt presentations
Discussion: Notions
Presentation: Blogging by Jess S.
Challenge: Michael Miller

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Surprise quilt presentation
Demo: Snap bags by Susan F.
Swap: Fall Mug Rugs

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Surprise quilt presentation
Activity: The Great Fabric Trade
Challenge: Scraps (use thirty different fabrics or more)

Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Challenge: Charity quilt block challenge (QuiltCon Charity Project)
Discussion: Scrap sewing/storage of scraps
Activity: Fabric and color play by Jessica L.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Discussion: Your favorite sewing classes and resources online

Challenge: Bring in a gift you are making for the holidays

Activity: Quilt Bingo
Swap: Secret Quilter Gift Exchange

Activity: Scrap Swap
Discussion: Color of the Year (Marsala)

Challenge: Make something with Jessica Levitt's Cascade Fabrics from Windham
Activity/Swap: The Great Fabric Exchange

Swap: Low volume fabrics 
Challenge: Try a new quilting technique and share
Activity: Cascade Fabric Winners chosen

Swap/Challenge: Mug Rug Swap
Demo: Selvage Quilting with Janneke Van Der Ree

Swap: Selvage Pillow Cover, I-spy charm swap
Demo: Bias Strip Applique with Jessica Levitt

Challenge: Cloud9 Cirrus Solids Mini Quilts
Demo: Fabric Postcards with Susan Flick

Swap: Fabric Postcards
Challenge: QuiltCon Charity Quilt - improvisation with intent
Discussion: Favorite fabrics ever

Demo: Reverse Applique with Neva Asinari
Activity: Guild Periscope
Challenge: Two color quilts

Demo: Alternate Gridwork with Jessica Skultety
Swap: Holiday themed potholder, scrap swap
Challenge: Use reverse applique

Discussion: Favorite quilt blocks
Swap: Solids
Challenge: Handmade holiday gifts