Sunday, March 3, 2024

 SMQG April Meeting

The April meeting of the Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild will be Saturday, April 6th.

Our 2024 monthly membership meetings are held the first Saturday of each month at the Exeter Public Library, Mezzanine Meeting Room, unless otherwise noted.  Meeting doors open at 9:30am, meeting begins at 10:00am, and concludes by 12:00pm.

Exeter Public Library
4 Chestnut Street
Exeter NH

Our April program will be "Color Theory".  In anticipation of our May special event, a day-long sew-in to benefit our 2024 designated Community Outreach recipient, the April meeting will include a presentation on Crossroads, a shelter and rehabilitation center for the area's homeless. The sew-in will be held at the Parish Hall of St. John's Episcopal Church, 100 Chapel Street, Portsmouth. Bring your sewing machine, tools, and your lunch for a day of fun, laughter, and quilting.  9:00am - 4:00pm.
 
Please join us for an informative and fun-filled presentation on color!  We look forward to meeting you.
 


Sunday, February 4, 2024

 SMQG March Meeting ☘

The March meeting of the SMQG will be Saturday, March 2, at the Exeter Public Library in Exeter NH (4 Chestnut Street).  Doors open at 9:30am, meeting starts at 10:00am.  Please join us for the following program from the Modern Quilt Guild.

"Mod + Trad"

In May, SMQG will be hosting a sew-in for Community Service.  We will be making quilts to be donated to Crossroads in Portsmouth.  The sew-in will be held at the Parish Hall of St. John's Episcopal Church, 100 Chapel Street, Portsmouth. Bring your sewing machine, tools, and your lunch for a day of fun, laughter, and quilting.  9:00am - 4:00pm

SMQG is growing rapidly.  Come join the fun! Learn, advance your skills, make friends, share your knowledge, and be a part of the quilting community.  All skill levels are welcome.  Meetings are held the first Saturday of each month at Exeter Public Library, mezzanine level.


Monday, January 8, 2024

February 2024 Membership Meeting

Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild will hold its February membership meeting on Saturday, February 3rd at 10:00am.  All 2024 membership meetings will be held at Exeter Public Library.

Exeter Public Library

4 Chestnut Street

Exeter, NH

603-772-3101

Guests are welcome!!!


Thursday, December 21, 2023

 

January 2024 Meeting


The January membership meeting will be held Saturday, January 6, 2024, 10:00am. All 2024 meetings will be held at the Exeter Public Library in the mezzanine meeting room. The program for January is “Getting to Know You; Getting to Know SMQG”. Light refreshments will be available.  Visitors are welcome!

Exeter NH Public Library

4 Chestnut Street

Exeter NH 03833

603-772-3101

 

Wednesday, December 6, 2023

 

SMQG December 2023 General Meeting

The guild's December Holiday Party meeting was held at Stratham (NH) Public Library.  22 people attended (members and visitors), bring a wide variety of wonderful food to share.

1. Retreat - The Franciscan Center requested we change dates. The Center offered March 22 -24 or May 10-12. Membership voted and selected March 22-24.

2. Carol presented photos of her recent quilting road trio in the Mid-West. Barn quilts, Missouri Star lecture by Kaffe Faucet, College of the Ozarks.

3. Elections

 Board

  • President Joyce
  • Vice President Marylee
  • Secretary SueAnn
  • Treasurer Wendy
Non-voting positions
  • Retreat Trish
  • Charity Brenda
  • Publicity
Theresa moved to accept the above named board members. Patty seconded. Membership voted and passed.

4. Meeting location for 2024

Exeter Public Library offered to host all of our 2024 membership meetings. Results for online voting: to hold all 2024 membership meetings at Exeter.

5. Membership 2024 fee is now due. Must be paid by March 1. $50.00 for one year.

6. Meeting Program

  • Raffle quilt drawing - won by Joanne
  • Charity quilt participation drawing 
  • Yankee swap - books
  • President’s Challenge
  • 7 entries
  • Winner (large) - Julie for her stained glass whack & stack
  • Winner (small) - Sally for “Triangle Story”
  • Each winner received a $20.00 gift card to Seacoast Fabric

7. Show & Tell - 8 people showed 16 quilts of all sizes and types. Photos are in guild archive.

8. Holiday party was held with 2 tables full of treats brought by attendees.

 

January Meeting

The January membership meeting will be the first Saturday in January, 2024, at the Exeter Public Library.  All meetings begin at 10:00am and finish by 12:00pm.  Program to be decided.


 

Sunday, November 19, 2023

 December Meeting 

The December meeting will be held Saturday, December 2, 10:00am to 12:00pm at the Wiggin Memorial Library, 10 Bunker Hill Avenue in Stratham, NH.  On the agenda are the election of officers for 2024, drawing of the winning ticket for this year's raffle quilt, and the annual holiday party.  All are welcome to attend.

Everyone is invited to bring a hot or cold dish to share, along with the recipe, and a wrapped gift for the gift swap.  This year the gift swap will be to bring your favorite quilting-related book, wrapped, with a brief description attached of the book's subject. No author or title mentioned.  Participation is not required.

2023 MQG Color Inspirations

January 2023 Color Palette Inspiration Red Yellow Light Blue, Dark Blue and Warm Grey 

 

   

Saturday, November 4, 2023

 

November SMQG Membership Meeting Minutes


October Color Palette from MQG 

The palette leans on darker values of green, there’s lots of opportunity for you to further build out the palette and play with color.

Note that the numbers you see on the graphic are hex codes. These are digital codes that specify the color – these are helpful if you’re using digital programs to design quilts or are trying to color match using online tools and apps.



Announcements

  1. Brenda will be accepting donation quilts at the December meeting.  All quilts must be finished and twin size.  Donors will be entered for a drawing.

  2. All entries for the President's Challenge will be presented at the December meeting. The challenge was to make a completed quilt utilizing an idea or technique from the MQG website that is new to you.  There are two categories: small (30” x 30” or smaller) and large (larger that 30” x 30”).  Prizes will be awarded in each category.

     

Show & Tell

We all told our story of how we got into quilting and some brought a very early quilt they had made.  It was fun to hear everyone’s experiences.

MQG Scrap Day

Today (Saturday, November 4) is MQG’s National Scrap Day.  Attendees shared their ideas and techniques for organizing their “stash”. Several fabric recycling sites were shared.

HELPSY  https://www.helpsy.co/

Loose Ends  https://www.looseendsproject.org/

Vermont Teddy Bear  https://www.vermontteddybear.com/

Swanson's Fabric https://www.swansonsfabrics.com/ 

HELPSY has donation bins in Rye and Exeter.