Monday, January 25, 2021

January 2021 Seacoast Modern Quilt

Checking In: 

JoAnne welcomed everyone to 2021, thanked the outgoing 2020 Board for their contributions (Patty Crafts, Paula Krolikoski, Marylee Welling, Bethany Aycaner, Kate Quackenbush, Nancy Peach, Mary Orencole, Sasha Spala) and, welcomed the 2021 members (JoAnne Davidson, Barbara Mahoney, Lou Somerset, Carol Brown, Barb Brian)  

In addition to the 2021 BoD members – 

Haley has agreed to work on Hospitality

Kate will be the lead of the Retreat (TBD whether there will be one this year)

Barbara M will handle Membership

Colleen will continue managing advertising/social media 


JoAnne D, Paula K, Barbara M, Barbara W, Robin L, Gayle , Diane S, Marylee W, Bethany A, Theresa H, Lou S, Patty C, Mary O, Sasha S, Kate Q, Colleen H, Carol B

2021 goals:

JoAnne noted that her goals as President of the Guild are

1. Focus on the concepts of modern quilting

2. Motivate members to achieve

3. Reunite members who haven’t been attending

Future Meeting Dates and Locations: 

Regular monthly meetings will be held on the first Saturday of each month (adjusted for holiday weekends).

Be sure to mark your calendars:

February 6

March 6

April 3

May 1

June 5

July 10

August 7

September 11

October 2

November 6

December 4

Zoom meetings have been set up for all of 2021. This will be reassessed as the months go on and changes will be made when we are confident that we can meet face to face safely. 

Committee Reports: 

Treasurer's report was given. 

We kicked off the meeting with a Trunk Show of very creative quilts by Robin Lent.  Robin is the epitome of a modern quilter - she rarely uses a pattern, doesn’t follow the rules, uses negative space and improvises. If she doesn’t like what she has created she will deconstruct/cut up and use in a new quilt!  Her creations can be found on her Instagram account - robbyquilt

Robin finds inspiration from design magazines such as Architectural Digest, looking at rugs and wallpaper for inspiration. 

Her work includes quilts based on patterns by:

Anne Lamott – Bird by Bird

Amy Friend – Kite Tails (in black & white)

Riley Blake challenge “Disintegration” in white, pink, blue, green & yellow 

Robin also showed her unique designs:

 “Men’s Shirts Redux” that she deconstructed and redid in Red, White & Blue

 “Covid Scribbles” in black and white with a pop of blue.  Speaks for itself! 

“New Hampshire Coffee – this quilt was made with coffee burlap bags and canvas from her daughter and son-in-law’s coffee company.  Very cool!

“Allsorts” with some great wonky squares in brown, yellow and blue

A friend gifted her some antique squares which she used to create blocks

Tip: to prevent red and orange from running add salt in the detergent to neutralize it. 



Ideas for this year’s Programs include:

~Block of the Month – JoAnne has met with Maggie at Pintuck & Purl to pull this together.  Maggie has agreed to give the Guild a discount on the fabric for the blocks.

~National Speakers such as Eileen Roderick and Amy Friend

~Local speakers

~Virtual sew-ins

Please support local businesses whenever you can!

Barb B, working with Diane will send out a survey to get member’s ideas for different activities (i.e. skill building for BoM, Paper Piecing, Y Seams, Curves)


The Birch Tree quilt, which Sasha has needs to be donated.  She will do a count of the quilts she has and let JoAnne know.

Show and Tell:

JoAnne showed her Gravity BoM by Jay Bird quilts she is working on.  This pattern requires using 2 special rulers.

Colleen is working on a beautiful Bear Paw quilt in Amish colors.  Her mother’s friend started it but never finished.  Her son asked Colleen if she would finish it.  With some hand and machine quilting Colleen will be able to return it to him so he can enjoy it.

Diane created a beautiful mask scarf in blues.

Kate finished a beautiful quilt for her mother in law using granny squares.  The border is all about birds which her mother in law loves.

Paula made an adorable Hedgehog pillow for her daughter’s boyfriend using an Elizabeth Hartman pattern. She is also working on getting her 2020 Kinship 100 block finished.

Gayle showed us her Dancing with the Wall (Eileen Roderick).  She starts in the middle of a quilt and has no idea what she’s going to do until she gets going!  

Lou made the sweetest bunny quilts for her great-great granddaughter!

Marylee was inspired by a card she received and made a beautiful cardinal wall hanging.

Mary showed the pillow she made during Karen Lewis’ The Thread House retreat ( 

Bethany made pillowcases made using fun fabric from Hawaii and, a Marden’s find

Theresa had made a quilt for her kids which they “snuggled to death” so she decided a remake was needed! 


Other business:

Quilt Con 2022 will be held in Phoenix, AZ

Tutorials on IG & Zoom – not all members are familiar with these platforms so we’d like to have people who are frequent users provide some training

Formation of a “Sunshine” committee which would be responsible for delivering cards for member birthdays, illness, death in family and other words of encouragement  

Saturday, January 2, 2021

December 2020

Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild
Zoom Meeting
Dec 12th 2020 10 am-12 pm

17 members gathered on Zoom to celebrate the Holiday.  Jo Anne is planning Zoom meetings until the pandemic eases, and we feel safe to meet in person, so watch your emails for Zoom links.  Next meeting is Jan 9th.

Paula let us know that the New England Quilt Museum is open for in person visits, and that they have a virtual presentation: Deeds Not Words.

Secret Santa proceeded as follows:

*Mary received a lovely selection of fabrics from Carol.

*Lou received a book, Threads of Life, and a pair of scissors from Mary.

*JoAnne received a pair of scissors and an ornament 

*Coleen received a lovely card, seam ripper, snips and solids from JoAnne.

*Kate received small templates, applique pins, a lovely strip of fabric used as a bow and thoughtful card from Coleen.

*Marylee received a handblown ornament, quilted storage bag, and zentangled card from Kate.

*Barbara W received pink thread, and fabric to match from Barb M.

*Barbara B  received Soap, Lotion, Quilt Pins, a framed cross stitch, and a cute tin of fabric clips from Barb W.

* Paula received a much valued set of seam rippers and colorful pins and fun card from Theresa.

*Carol received (in a much loved puppy paw bag!) a snap bag, pink fabric, and he favorite scented candles from Paula.

*Robin received “The world’s cutest bag” containing lovely fabric, and a bottle of the newest Best Press from Barb B.

*Barb M received a lovely card, thread “the perfect color”, and a pattern for a bag from Sotak Handmade’s Lola Pouch that she has been wishing for from Robin. 

* Stephanie received lovely fabric in orange from Barb M

*Diane received cute pins from Stephanie.

*Haley received Quilt Big, a quilting book about large blocks, and so wonderful Heather Ross fabrics from Sasha.

*Bethany received a pair of travel sized scissors (to keep in one of her several project bags) from Patty.

*Theresa received an M&M Bag filled with cotton pearl thread and a needle threader from Bethany.

We also had Show and Tell, but since most were in process, and the writer has no pictures, we will save them for a future date.  Happiest, and Safest of Holidays to one and all.