September Meeting Recap

The Madison Modern Quilt Guild met on September 10th for general business and our usual sew and tell.

Upcoming Events

  • MMQG First Annual Sewing Retreat
    • Friday, October 23rd through Sunday, October 25th at the Jones Mansion in Mineral Point, WI.
    • Please make you final payment ($58) to Lori by October 1st
  • Community Mending Day at the Monona Library 
    • The third Sunday of each month (starting in October) the Monona Library and the Sewing Machine Project will be hosting a community mending day.
    • The event runs from 2-4 pm with the first half hour being a mending class for volunteers. Please see Jennifer Falkowski if you are interested in volunteering.
  • Modern Stitching Affair
    • Trina and Wendy are hosting a modern, upscale sewing retreat here in Madison, Wisconsin!!!
    • The Modern Stitching Affair will take place September 29th to October 2nd 2016. Tickets will go on sale in early November.
    • For more details, follow the Modern Stitching Affair on Facebook or Instagram or visit their webpage.
  • Scrap Swap
    • Scrap bags were swapped at the September meeting. You have two months to make a gift for your partner. Bring your finished gift to the November meeting!

General news

Change to Officer Term Limits

  • The current officers will be introducing a change to the Guild’s bylaws at the October meeting which would allow an officer to run for two terms + one additional term (the current limit is two terms).
  • There are also two event chairs open so please come to the October meeting ready to cast your vote!

Quilt Expo 

Celeste served as a scribe for the judges at Quilt Expo, she had many interesting details to share with the guild on what the judges looked for in the quilts.Thank you for the insightful and useful information Celeste!


Sew and Tell

Linda presented off her MMQG ‘bag hack’ in which she used the logo from the cloth bag in our Zazzle store and created a new fabric bag around it.


Amy showed off latest invention – a box of floss with a bobbin (also features a cutter!) for portable hand sewing.

Joan showed off her Twin Sister’s block (a block lotto win!), which she made into a tote bag!


Rebecca showed off her first (ever!) finished quilt that featured improvisational string pieced diamond blocks.


Jessica showed her improvisational log cabin quilt top.


Emily wowed everyone with her science pillow with English paper pieced hexagons and a mini Christmas lone star quilt to match her placemats


Lori showed a modern color wheel quilt for her daughter.


Trina showed a mug rug (which was made as part of a swap for ovarian cancer research) and a collaborative quilt (with Wendy) featuring black and white paper pieced flying geese.


Kristi showed her Halloween quilt – with quilting and applique spiders by Stitchlilly.


Quilt Show at Alicia Ashman Library

The quilt show is all set up at the Alicia Ashman library. Thank you for all the volunteers who displayed and hung quilts!

The show will run during the months of September and October.

Please support our guild by visiting the show and bringing your friends!

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