Wednesday, June 15, 2022

SMQG June 4, 2022 meeting minutes - updated

 

SEACOAST MODERN QUILT GUILD

MONTHLY MEETING (via Zoom and in person)

Mary E. Bartlett Library  Brentwood, NH

JUNE 4, 2022

Attendees

Barb B, Colleen H, Mary O, Kate Q, Gail C, Brenda S, Barbara M, Nancy P, Diane S, Paula K, Marylee W, Carol B, Barbara F (guest)

Committee Reports                                                                                     

May minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s report was given. 

 

Program coordinator is needed.  Please contact Patty C if you’re interested.

Social Media - We’re looking for someone to manage our Facebook and Instagram pages.   Please contact Patty if you’d like to volunteer.

10th Anniversary quilt

No more 12 ½” blocks are needed, star blocks will fill any gaps in. Signature blocks can be embroidered or written. Time for completion: blocks done by September and, have the quilt completed by December.

Retreat

Patty has booked us at the Franciscans April 27-30, 2023.  Between now and then we’ll

pull together the swag that has been collected.

Charity

Carol to contact Sasha for information on the current inventory.

Donations:

Diane recommended we pick one charity per year and send all quilts to the same.  

Project LINUS (national) accepts donations of quilts and blankets (knit/crochet) which go to children in need. 

We haven’t made many donations recently.  Need to keep a variety of sizes on hand for donation opportunities outside of our annual commitment.

New business

Potential upcoming events for us to participate and sell raffle tickets:

Kingston Days (on the Plains) – usually the 1st week of August

Topsfield Fair

Strawberry Banke – July   Brenda will get more information and share

Newcastle – Brenda will get more information and share

 

 Memory quilt

Suggestions were taken on making a Healing Hearts quilt for a member’s family member who is recovering from an illness.  It would be 12 ½” heart blocks. We have Kaffe white that can be used as background but any “reads as white” fabric can be used.

Monthly activities

In this meeting Diane encouraged us to play with digital imagery after she took a class with Susie Monday.  It was fun and provided an opportunity to be creative with color, movement and texture.  She presented examples of what she uses to create her own designs. Diane is collecting photos of us playing with our salad veggies using the apps we used during the class. The possibilities are endless! Please submit them to her by June 15.  For those who could not join please refer to the information that was most recently attached to a June 5 email from Colleen.

July – we have the Stratham Library from 9-12.  Left, Right Center and Bring your favorite: Pattern were moved to July.  Don’t forget to bring 3 FQ’s and a pattern,

August – Kingston Library closes at 1PM. 9:30-12:30. Arrive early to set up

 

Updates on suggestions are:

1.    Ellen Miller - couture embellishments – she is local and charges $30. Interest in this class may be low. 

2.    Discussion on fabric dying Dianne previously taught. This can be messy and we would need access to water. MaryLee takes art classes at the Methodist Church in Portsmouth. She is looking into possibly renting the church for a day long workshop in September meeting.  The cost is around $200. 

3.    Noodle head bag class (large & small) possibly in November – Barbara M would be our instructor.  We would have some pre-work ahead of the class and we would finish it up in our meeting.  We would need to decide on straps (leather, etc), rivets, recessed zipper and pockets.  Specific/details will be shared to the group.

4.    Giucy Giuce – Brenda received pricing and class information.

1.    6-8 hour class - $1,000

2.    Half day - $750

3.    Lecture/trunkshow - $550

4.    Travel fee - $250

5.    Per diem - $55/day

Classes include (not limited to):

1.    Tiny piecing

2.    Modern foundation piecing

3.    Mystery medallion quilt

4.    EPP moonstone quilt

5.    Vintage quilt pattern

6.    Photography branding

      If we move forward with a day activity we may include the Maine guild.

Old Business

We were approached by someone asking whether the guild could make memory quilts for 2 young boys who lost their mother. The girl’s uncle agreed to be responsible for backing, batting and any expenses related to the request.  As a non-profit the guild cannot incur costs or benefit from these activities.  

**This would be on a volunteer basis, not sponsored by and unaffiliated with the guild**

Future Meeting Dates and Locations:

Regular monthly meetings will be held on the first Saturday of each month at 10am-12pm (adjusted for holiday weekends). Initially, 2022 meetings will be held remotely via Zoom.  Any changes for 2022 dates and/or location will be announced in advance.

The dates and location will be added/adjusted to our website prior to every meeting.  Seacoastmodernquiltguild.com

 

Be sure to mark your calendars:

July 9 – Stratham Library

August 6 – Kingston Library

September 10 – Pending

October 1 – Brentwood Library

November 5 – Stratham Library

December 3 – Kingston Library

Board of Directors monthly meeting will be announced in advance.  All members will receive a Zoom invite. 

Wednesday, June 1, 2022

SMQG May 2022 Meeting Minutes

SEACOAST MODERN QUILT GUILD

MONTHLY MEETING (via Zoom and in person)

West Newbury, MA Town Hall Annex

MAY 7, 2022

Attendees

Patty C, Brenda S, Diane S, Paula K, Barbara M, Marylee W, JoAnne D, Theresa H, Colleen H

Committee Reports                                                                                     

April minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s report was given. 

Birch tree lottery quilt: Wendy has the layout of the tickets

Maker’s Market

This event was very successful.  Many lottery tickets were sold.  Several people wanted to buy quilts and other items on display!  3 people left email addresses for possible membership to the guild.

10th Anniversary quilt

Worked on today during our sew-in. We need 4 more people to do a 12 1/2” block by September and, to have the quilt completed by December.

Colleen: Thank you to Diane for putting together the packages for Anniversary quilt

& mailing same

Retreat

Patty has booked us at the Franciscans April 27-30, 2023.  Between now and then we’ll pull together the swag that has been collected.

Future Meetings

Meeting locations have been mostly confirmed.

June 4 Brentwood library

July 9 Stratham Library

Aug. 6 Kingston Library

Sept. 10 Pending (Andover?) *possibly a day activity*

Oct. 1 Brentwood Library

Nov. 5 Stratham Library

Dec. 3 Kingston Library

The dates and location will be added/adjusted to our website prior to every meeting.  Seacoastmodernquiltguild.com

Social Media

We’re looking for someone to manage our Facebook and Instagram pages.   Please contact Patty if you’d like to volunteer.

New business

June meeting we’ll play a round of Left, Right, Center.  If you want to play, bring 3 Fat Quarters!

Monthly activities

The Board met to talk about activities for upcoming meetings.

June – Left Right Center (LRC).  If you want to play, bring 3 fat quarters

July – we have the Stratham Library from 9-12. 

August – Kingston Library closes at 1PM. 9:30-12:30. Arrive early to set up

Suggestions made are:

1.   ~Ellen Miller - couture embellishments

2.    ~Braiding fabric

3.    ~Color theory

4.    ~Trapunto kits $30

5.    ~Kerin Ferrin – she teaches tuffet classes and has the kits

6.    ~Funky leaves wall hanging

7.    ~Barbara Mahoney suggested we dive into the expertise of our members for workshops

8.    ~Discussion on fabric dying Dianne previously taught. This can be messy and we would need access to water.

9.    ~MaryLee takes art classes at the Methodist Church in Portsmouth. Cost to rent the church is around $200. MaryLee will look into renting the space for September

1   ~Noodle head bag class - Barb Mahoney would be our instructor. 

11 ~Lynn Koolish conducts workshops and lectures on fiber art, dying of fabrics, Improv, mixed media Painting on fabric. Have a look at her website

 If we move forward with a day activity we may include the Maine guild.

Old Business

Guicy Guice - trying to reach.

We were approached by someone asking whether the guild could make memory quilts for 2 young girls who lost their mother. The girl’s uncle agreed to be responsible for backing, batting and any expenses because the guild could not incur the costs. 

This will be on a volunteer basis.  If you would like to be part of this project please contact Patty.

Show & Tell

Challenge Pop Art Pets was part of Diane's Show & Tell.  The challenge was in Fiber Art magazine. 

Barbara M showed us her aqua blues quilt.

Theresa spoke about a fabric dying class she previously participated in. The idea of fabric dying was discussed for the September meeting. Theresa will look for her class materials

Future Meeting Dates and Locations:

Regular monthly meetings will be held on the first Saturday of each month at 10am-12pm (adjusted for holiday weekends). Initially, 2022 meetings will be held remotely via Zoom.  Any changes for 2022 dates and/or location will be announced in advance.

Be sure to mark your calendars:

June 4 – Brentwood Library

July 9 – Stratham Library

August 6 – Kingston Library

September 10 – Pending

October 1 – Brentwood Library

November 5 – Stratham Library

December 3 – Kingston Library

Board of Directors monthly meeting will be announced in advance.  All members will receive a Zoom invite.


SMQG April 2022 Meeting Minutes

 

SEACOAST MODERN QUILT GUILD

MONTHLY MEETING (via Zoom and in person)

West Newbury, MA Town Hall Annex

APRIL 2, 2022

Attendees:

Patty C, Brenda S, Diane S, Paula K, Barbara M, Lou S, Wendy W, Marylee W, Donna C, JoAnne D, Kate Q, Theresa H, Barb B, Gail C, Colleen H, Nancy P, Carol B

Today, we met at the West Newbury, MA Town Hall Annex.  It was wonderful seeing so many members in person again.  When the meeting concluded several people stayed for our sew-in. 

Possible meeting sites are being looked into.  Stratham, Brentwood, Kingston and Greenland libraries will be contacted.

 Committee Reports:                                                                                    

March minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s report was given. 

 Programs

Looking for a Program volunteer coordinator to assist in coordinating program events (i.e. workshops, speakers, etc.).  Please let Patty know if you’d like to volunteer.

Retreat

Patty has booked us at the Franciscans April 27-30, 2023.  Between now and then we’ll pull together the swag that has been collected.

Social Media

We’re looking for someone to manage our Facebook and Instagram pages.   Please contact Patty if you’d like to volunteer.

 New business

Lottery Block raffle winner was chosen – Congratulations, Wendy!  She will receive 20+ blocks and turn them into a beautiful quilt!

Next meeting we’ll play a round of Left, Right, Center.  If you want to play, bring 3 Fat Quarters!

Monthly activities

There’s quite a bit of interest in Color Theory classes.  Colleen will check in with Barb B re: Rebecca Bryant. Brenda S will contact Guicy Guice for pricing and what is offered.

10th Anniversary quilt

Diane has sent out the pattern to the group.  The blocks which can be paper pieced or regular piecing. You can choose to do Signature blocks will be 6”. Pens may be needed for the signature blocks or, they can be embroidered.  Diane has ordered the background fabric.  Cost is $100; the guild will cover the cost.

Upcoming Maker’s Market

SMQG is participating in the Maker’s Market which is being held on April 8-9 at the Best Western in Hampton, NH.

We hope to have a variety of display items such as quilts (mini and large), lottery blocks, BoM, scrapbook, posters, photo collage, etc. that reflect our Modern quilting.  Several members have been generous in lending their work for us to show off!  Thank you. 

A few shifts still need to be covered and a call out for a few more quilted items was made.

The Birch Tree quilt will be raffled off.  Tickets will be 1/$5 and 3/$10.  Winning ticket will be drawn on December 3rd.   Wendy has volunteered to create the tickets. 

Quilt Show

Quilter’s Connection is holding a Quilt Show on May 6 (9-5) & 7 (9-4)

St. James Apostolic Armenian Church, Keljik Hall

Show and Tell

Gail C showed us 2 beautiful quilts, one a paper pieced quilt in blues and, “Finding the Silver Lining” (Kristin Callahan), a Quilters Common BoM.

Donna has been working hard on 3 quilts.  One, a colorful quilt made with a free pattern from American Quilting.  It was quilted with a clamshell ruler.  Two smaller quilts were made with Tula Pink fabrics, one in a chevron pattern found on Pinterest (Cluck Cluck Sew) and the other is flying geese in a reverse color palate.  Donna has loaned the smaller quilts for the Maker’s Market.

Barbara M showed her Succulent quilt (Michelle Wilkie) which she is loaning for the Maker’s Market table.

Future Meeting Dates and Locations:

Regular monthly meetings will be held on the first Saturday of each month at 10am-12pm (adjusted for holiday weekends). Initially, 2022 meetings will be held remotely via Zoom.  Any changes for 2022 dates and/or location will be announced in advance.

Be sure to mark your calendars:

May 7 – West Newbury, MA Town Hall Annex (sew in for the Anniversary Quilt)

June 4

July 9

August 6

September 10

October 1

November 5

December 3

Board of Directors monthly meeting will be announced in advance.  All members will receive a Zoom invite.

Our June monthly meeting will be held on Sat. June 4, 2022 10am via Zoom and, at the Mary E. Bartlett Library 22 Dalton Rd Brentwood, NH

Saturday, April 23, 2022

Our May monthly meeting will be held on Sat. May 7, 2022 10am via Zoom and, at the West Newbury (MA) Town Hall Annex 381R Main Street

 

After our regular business meeting we'll have a sew-in so bring your machines!  Some members will be working on our 10th Anniversary quilt blocks and if you're not, bring whatever project you've got underway!

A Zoom link will be provided in advance of the meeting for anyone unable to join in person.

See you all then! 


Tuesday, March 15, 2022

SMQG March 2022 meeting minutes

SEACOAST MODERN QUILT GUILD

MONTHLY MEETING (via Zoom)

MARCH 5, 2022

Attendees:

Patty C, Diane S, Paula K, Barbara W, Barbara M, Brenda S, Lou S, Donna C, Barb B, Gail C, Colleen H, Theresa H, Mary O, Nancy P, Kate Q, Carol B 

Membership to New England Quilt Museum

Our membership to NEQM has been renewed for 2022. 

Committee Reports:                                                                                    

February minutes were approved.

Treasurer’s report was given. 

~We’re looking for some ways to generate income for the guild. Colleen will check with the MQG on rules/guidelines for 501(c)(3) organizations. 

Programs:

Looking for a Program volunteer coordinator to assist in coordinating program events (i.e. workshops, speakers, etc.).  Please let Patty know if you’d like to volunteer.

Retreat

Patty spoke with Robert at the Franciscans in Kennebunk for fall dates.  There is no availability for Oct or Nov for the full guild however; we are on a waitlist.  We’ll stay on that list until we know who many spots are available.  In the meantime we’ll reserve for Spring 2023. 

Nancy P mentioned St Methodios Faith and Heritage Center in Contoocook may be a possible option.  She will send the board contact information. 

There was some discussion around a one day sew-in possibly in May in West Newbury.  Some in-person social time (with masks).  Patty will reach out to our contact to confirm.  An insurance form will likely be required. 

If we have a warming trend for our April 2nd meeting we may try to meet outside in Kingston.  Details will be sorted out well ahead of the meeting. 

Social Media – We’re looking for someone to manage our Facebook and Instagram pages.   Please contact Patty if you’d like to volunteer. 

New business:

Diane S has suggested we do a Lottery Block.  She has sent out a link to the instructions for the Missouri Start Disappearing Pinwheel 2 Churn Dash.  The blocks are $1 each.  Mail your blocks and your money to Diane.  When she has received all of the blocks she’ll pick a name and the blocks go to the winner who will sew them together!

Blocks should be in hot colors (red, orange etc). 

Anniversary quilt – we’ll discuss in more detail in a future meeting.  Diane and Kate are coordinating.

Quilt Con 2023 will be held in Atlanta, GA (February) and 2024 in Raleigh, NC. 

Ukraine humanitarian assistance – there are several quilt organizations that are supporting efforts to bring relief to the Ukrainians.  Here are a few. Their donation efforts may be different but funds will be donated (i.e. purchase patterns or donate directly).  If you know of others, please let the members know.  

~Bernine Cambell (Happy Sew Lucky)

~Pat Sloan

~Quiet Play (Australia)

~Etsy – you can order digital patterns through UK makers 

Bring your favorite – Quilt Podcasts

Some favorite member podcasts are

~Quilt Buzz

~APQ

~Quilt & Tell – Jenny Doan

~Craft Industry Alliance (small business makers) – Abbey Glassenberg

~Just Wanna Quilt

~Great British Quilter

~Off Kilter Quilter

~Modern Sewciety – Stephanie Kendron *may no longer be online*

~Quilt Folk – Jenny Smith.  Each podcast focuses on 3 different quilters from around the world.

~Textile Talks – a series of webinars on different textiles

~A Quilter’s Life – Sherry & Chelsea McConnell 

Upcoming Maker’s Market

SMQG is participating in the Maker’s Market which is being held on April 8-9 at the Best Western in Hampton, NH. 

We’ve reserved a 4’x8’ table and will be looking for display items such as quilts (mini and large (charity quilt(s)), lottery blocks, BoM, scrapbook, posters, photo collage, etc. that reflect our Modern quilting. 

Carol will be sending out a table coverage sign-up sheet shortly.

We’ll be looking for volunteers to

1.    2 people to cover our table in 2 hour shifts on Friday (12pm-8pm)

2.    2 people to cover our table 2 hour shifts on Saturday (9am-4pm)

3.    Breakdown on Saturday (4pm)

 

Show and Tell

Gail C showed us her Storm at Sea quilt in water color blues and whites

Brenda showed us a baby quilt with adorable animal fabrics

Colleen also had a baby quilt to show us with sweet ducks and numbers sewn in for baby to show everyone how old he/she is!

Patty is doing a Rachelle Denneny foundation piecing Harmony BoM in Tula Pink fabrics.

Please send Carol all Show & Tell photos so they can be posted to our blog.  Past S&T photos are appreciated as well.  Once we’re back in person pictures will be taken during the meeting.

Future Meeting Dates and Locations:

Regular monthly meetings will be held on the first Saturday of each month at 10am-12pm (adjusted for holiday weekends). Initially, 2022 meetings will be held remotely via Zoom.  Any changes for 2022 dates and/or location will be announced in advance.

Be sure to mark your calendars:

April 2

May 7

June 4

July 9

August 6

September 10

October 1

November 5

December 3

Board of Directors monthly meeting schedule will be announced soon.