The Tacoma Modern Quilt Guild
is a quilting group in Tacoma, WA
All skill levels and ages are welcome!
What’s modern quilting?
Modern quilting means different things to different people, but in general it’s a new take on a traditional craft. While modern quilters may still strive for perfectly matched points, they also embrace asymmetrical designs, negative space, bright color schemes, the use of solid fabrics, and improvisational piecing.
Who belongs to the Tacoma Modern Quilt Guild?
Some of us have been quilting for years and some are new. Some are only starting to move into modern quilting while others have never done anything you’d call traditional. With varied backgrounds and skills we learn a lot from each other. We all love to sew, and how many of your other friends want to talk about scant ¼ seam allowances?
What do you do at meetings?
Every meeting includes announcements, an educational segment (so you can say you learned something), and an opportunity to show off your newest project at Sew and Tell. We also do fun stuff like swaps, blocks of the month and challenges. Sew-ins are held regularly and those give us a chance to work on quilts to donate to the community and our own projects.
Do I have to join right away?
You’re welcome to join us for up to 2 guild meetings before you decide to become a member. Check out the blog for our meeting time and location. Last month’s minutes will let you know what’s going on at the next meeting. Be sure to bring in a project to share at Sew and Tell, we’d love to see what you’ve been doing!
I’m sold, how do I become a member?
You can always pay annual dues at a guild meeting. Beginning in January 1, 2016 members will be renewing at a rate of $50 year. Please email us if you have any questions. Remember, by becoming a member of our local guild you’ll also be a member of the national Modern Quilt Guild and be able to take advantage of their great resources, webinars and challenges.
When are the meetings?
We meet on the 3rd Thursday of every month. 6:30 p.m. is social time, and meetings start at 7:00 p.m. with the exception of October 2019.
The October meeting will be held Wednesday, October 16th due to a conflict at the Environmental Services Building on October 17th.
Environmental Services Building
9850 64th St W
University Place, WA
Click here for a map and directions.
FROM I-5 NORTH OR SOUTH – ALLOW APPROXIMATELY 20 MIN TRAVEL TIME FROM THE 56TH STREET EXIT.
Take Exit 130 (South 56th Street) off of Interstate 5 and follow South 56th Street West to Orchard, where it becomes Cirque Drive. Follow Cirque Drive to Grandview and then go south (left) on Grandview to the Environmental Services Building located at 9850 64th Street West in University Place.
President – LaDauna Wilson
VP Events – Karen Stevens
VP Education – Joyce Nelson and Connie Koontz
Treasurer – Heidi Lee
Secretary – Julie Aiken