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


  • 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.


  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.


Loose Ends

Vermont Teddy Bear

Swanson's Fabric 

HELPSY has donation bins in Rye and Exeter.

Thursday, September 21, 2023


SMQG September Board

Meeting Minutes

Attendees: Barbara, Theresa, Joyce

Quorum: yes

Start Time: 7:06pm

1. October General Meeting program set. Malka-Dubrawsky will teach a workshop, via zoom, to our membership. Will be held at the Kingston NH Public Library.

2. November General Meeting will be held at the Exeter NH Public Library. Officer elections for the 2024 board will be held. Still need a program. Program ideas: MQG webinar on minimalism, takes about 35-40 minutes. Marylee and Diane still working on their own presentation.

3. December General Meeting – Still need site. Needs to have a kitchen so can hold holiday party.

4. No candidates for the board at this time. Do have volunteers for several committees.

  • Retreat – Trish

  • Charity – Brenda

  • Publicity – Karen and Julie

5. Raffle Quilt – Need ways to sell tickets, set ticket price. Suggested $5.00 per ticket; 3 tickets for $10.00. Tickets have been $5.00 in past. Tickets will be sold at upcoming Makers’ Market (November). Barbara will order tickets to be printed once pricing is set. Members will also be asked to sell tickets.

6. Thank you notes to be sent by Secretary to:

  • Seacoast Sewing & Quilting, for donating raffle quilt batting

  • Karen for providing longarm services of charity quilt

  • Brenda for donating handbag proceeds to guild

  • Diane for quilting the raffle quilt

7. Incoming 2024 board will be invited to December board meeting.

Meeting adjourned: 7:47pm

Friday, September 15, 2023

October Meeting

All are invited to attend the Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild's upcoming meeting. We will have a 1.5-hour hands-on class at the Kingston, NH Public Library on improv circles by fiber artist Malka Dubrawsky presenting via zoom.  You will get the most out of the meeting if you bring your sewing machine. This program will be free to members. Nominations for officer positions will be accepted.

Date:  Saturday, October 6

Time:  10:00am - 12:00n (class to begin after a short business meeting)

Location:  Kingston Community Library 

                  2 Library Lane

                  Kingston, NH 03848


November Meeting & Special Event

There will be TWO events in November!

November Meeting: On Saturday, Nov. 4 we will meet at the Exeter Public Library and vote on officer positions. The meeting will begin at 10:00am.

Exeter Public Library
4 Chestnut Street
Exeter, NH 03833

Makers Market: We will have a booth at Pintuck & Purl's Makers' Market in Hampton from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 11 and Sunday, Nov. 12.

December Meeting 
Location TBD. We will have our Holiday Party AND display the quilts made as part of the Presidents' Challenge, announced last April. Here are the details:
* Can be a small (up to 30” x 40”) or large project

Hopefully MQG-inspired – make something inspired by a webinar you’ve seen – the point is to do something that’s new-to-you whether in terms of color, design, or technique.

* We encourage original designs but you can also use a pattern.

* We can supply you with a creative “constraint” if you wish -- email me if you are interested. (Examples: use only solid colors / use only two colors / use a colorway that you typically avoid, etc.)

Prizes will be awarded.


Monday, July 10, 2023

August Meeting of SMQG

The August meeting of the Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild will be held at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts on Saturday, August 6.  We will be viewing 2 special exhibits:

Quilts Japan: The 16th Quilt Nihon Exhibit

The Quilts of Timna Tarr


Tuesday, June 20, 2023

July Meeting Event

Come enjoy of sewing, sharing, and socializing! SMQG will hold a sew-in at our July meeting.  Bring any project you are working on or come and work on our charity quilt.  Share your ideas, tips, and techniques as well as show us what your current project is.  As with all sew-in's, please bring your own machine, tools, and supplies.  And we may have a few surprises for you up our sleeves!

Date:  Saturday, July 8

Time:  10:00am - 2:00pm

Location: West Newbury Town Hall Annex

 See you there!!!