Next meeting - October 19th

  • It's time to break into the stash for our Black & White + One challenge! Please bring your smaller than 60" diameter completed project featuring black and white plus one more color to our next meeting.
  • Also, we'll be catching up on Sew and Tell. We've been very inspired by our last speaker, Blair Stocker, to start cutting up all kinds of things. If you've got any projects, new or old, featuring re-purposed materials we'd love to see them at this meeting along with your new Sew and Tell.
  • Christmas swap forms will be available so you can start digging in to those holiday projects!
  • October birthdays, please bring an item to donate for the raffle.

See you then!

September Meeting - Trunk Show with Blair Stocker, Author of Wise Craft Quilts

Plan on coming to this special meeting!  September 21st 2017.  6:30P Social. 7P-8:30P meeting.  Enviromental Services Building - Unversity Place.

  • Tell all your friends who love to sew and create. 
  • Bring your name badge.
  • Pay for October Sew-Cation. We have a few spots left.  October 13 and 14th at the VFW Hall in North Tacoma.  50.00 for two days of sewing, fun, door prizes, good food and more.
  • If you have not bought your 20.00 in raffle tickets to resell- please do so.  Each member must sell minimum of 20 tickets.
  • No Sew and Tell to give Blair our undivided attention.  Save it for October!

Using vintage and second hand fabric that tells stories and keeps memories alive in our everyday lives has provided endless inspiration for Blair Stocker. In fact, she just wrote a book a new book about it! Blair will discuss her journey from blogging to upcycled crafting to quilt making. She will also discuss her background in textile science and designing for the apparel industry and how it influences her work today. She's bringing lots of colorful examples showing how she use vintage, upcycled textiles in her current work, as well as practical tips on how to find, wash and prepare these fabrics to use in your own work.


Summer Social - July 20th

This month's meeting is our annual summer social!  On July 20th, we will be meeting at Fort Nisqually Park in Pt. Defiance.

  • What to bring....
    • Make it Modern project for white elephant swap
    • Sew & Tell
    • Name Tag
    • Light appetizer to share (bring your own beverage)

The social will begin at 6:00 pm, but feel free to come early!

If you need directions to Fort Nisqually, click HERE.

See you soon & Happy Sewing!!

June Meeting Recap

June's meeting was a lot of fun!  You can read the minutes from the meeting here.  At the meeting members revealed their animal challenge projects and it was announced that at July's summer social, there will be a white elephant swap.  It is a Make It Modern project that you will create and then swap, white elephant style.  The project can be anything from a mini quilt, mug rug, pouch, pillow, bag, etc.  The sky's the limit!  Details on the summer social will be posted soon!

In June, we also elected officers for 2017-18.  The results are as follows:
President:  Christine L.
Vice President:  Kathy B. & Cate C.
Vice President of Membership:  Julie A.
Treasurer:  Cindy R.
Secretary:  Kati B.

At the end of the meeting, there was a teaching station round robin!  Five tables were set up and members held mini-lessons on various sewing and quilting topics, many of them hands-on!  It was a great time to get to know each other and learn a lot of new techniques!  I'm sure many members have already started their Christmas lists with new tools and machines!

Below are pictures from the meeting including the challenge reveal, Sew & Tell, and our round robin.


Fall Retreat Update

The Retreat Committee announced at last night's meeting that 3 options have transpired for our 2017 Fall Retreat and we need your input.

The 1st choice is Seabeck, on Oct 6-8.  This location was originally announced at a previous meeting. Seabeck is a hotel-type sleeping arrangement and would cost $185 for double, $205 for single occupancy. Sewing time starts at 4pm Friday and ends 9am Sunday. This location is limited to 16 people max and has very limited local quilt stores for emergency shopping.

The 2nd choice is a 2 day Staycation at VFW.  This is the same location as our staycation in March. For this option, the dates would be Oct 13-14 and you would sleep in your own bed at home. Sewing time is 10am to midnight both Friday and Saturday. Cost is approx $60.00 per person, which covers both days. There is room for approx 18-20 sewists with lots of quilt stores nearby for any supplies.

The 3rd choice is Gwinwood in Lacey.  This is the same location as the fall retreat last year.  Dates for this location are Oct 6-8 and the cost is approx $135-160 per person, depending on how many sign up. Sleeping arrangements are similar to summer camp, with 4 to 6 per room. Sewing is Friday 10am through Sunday 1pm'ish. There is room for approx 20-22 with quilt stores are close by.

Please visit the Tacoma Modern Quilt Guild Facebook page to place your vote!  If you do not have access to Facebook, please email Kati Boe - kboe346(at)gmail(dot)com - with your preferred choice.

A post for June's meeting and minutes will be coming soon!

Happy Sewing!