Tuesday, September 28, 2021

SMQG September 2021 meeting minutes

                                                  SEACOAST MODERN QUILT GUILD

                                               MONTHLY MEETING (VIA ZOOM)

                                                        SEPTEMBER 11, 2021


Attendees: Barbara M, Suzanne, Diane, Lu, Kate Q., Patty, Paula & Barb B.

·           October UFO Guild Challenge Reminder: October 2nd

Judging Categories:

o   Best Use of Color

o   Oldest UFO

o   People’s Choice

·           Carolina Oneto’s “Organic Shapes” Virtual Zoom Workshop:

o   November 6th 10am – 12:30pm (2.5 to 3 hours)

o   Cost: $30 per person.

o   Sign Up with Personal Check- Mail to SMQG’s P.O. Box 433 Kingston, NH 03843

o   Registration is opened to Members & Local Area Guilds

Call for Officer Nominations at the October Meeting with Ballot Vote at November Meeting.

o   Positions Open: President, Vice President & Treasurer

o   Carol has offered to stay on as Secretary

o   Please reach out to any Board Member for more information officer roles/responsibilities  

Treasurer Report giver by Lu.

Show & Tell:

Diane: Shared her Exeter Game Board Medallion Art Guild inspired by a Guild’s past Round Robin project. In addition, she shared her latest Peace & Love BOMs’ in beautiful neutral fabric colors designed using Spoonflower.

Suzanne: Shared her gorgeous “Dear Diary Quilt” designed by Anna Maria Horner. Suzanne challenged herself taking Anna Maria’s 14 Day BOD Creative Bug Class focused on color theory and hand applique in the block’s designed. This was a sneak for the Guild’s UFO Challenge

Kate Q: Shared insights on fabric she is designing on Spoonflower including information on the design process with the use of “Hex Codes” for colors on the site.

Barb B: Shared the latest Woodland Double Gauze baby blanket for new grandson Ashton’s arrival on August 26th.

Program: Barbara M. presented Photo Quilt Workshop walking the design process from converting a photo with the use of Portrait App to create the pattern, fabric selections to capture light to dark shading, sewing the blocks together to quilting and tips to completing the project. The discussion was engaging with many tips shared amongst the group.

Next Guild Meeting: October 2 on Zoom.

SMQG August 2021 meeting minutes


JoAnne D, Barbara M, Lou S, Sasha S, Patty C, Mary O, Kate Q, Cathy L, Paula K, Colleen H, Wendy W, Theresa H, Carol B,

Committee Reports:

Treasurer’s report was given. 

Secretary’s report – no updates to report

 Retreat: No updates  


UFO Challenge: The October 2nd completion due date for Show and Tell is coming fast!


The deadline for registering and making your payment for Carolina Oneto’s November 6 workshop on Organic Shapes is August 21.  If the workshop isn’t full by that date it will be extended to Sept 11 and opened to other guilds (i.e. Maine and NH). At that point we’ll assess participation.  The cost is $30.

Month 8 of our Piece & Love Block of the Month by modern quilt designer Sherry Shish is now available on our page of her website.  Everyone has received the details on accessing it but if you need it resent let JoAnne know.

Reminder: Do not share the pattern with anyone.  It is meant to be used by members, only.

Due to some ongoing issues with PayPal, Venmo has been suggested as an alternative. Jo and Lou will set the account up.

Barbara M will run September’s meeting and either Colleen or Wendy will take minutes for Jo and Carol.

Paula let us know that the annual Festival of Trees has been canceled for 2021.

Election for 2022 Board of Directors officers – nominations need to be submitted for all positions.


Show and Tell:

Patty showed us a long arm project for a client.  Beautiful leaves pattern in fall colors.

Barbara M is busy at work on UFO’s including Diamonds in summer colors.

Wendy showed us her Catnip quilt from Keepsake Quilting

Mary is working on a Zen Chic table runner using True Blue fabric and, a project from the most recent Threadhouse U.K. retreat featuring a Dresden Plate block, Jo Avery pattern and, Alison Glass fabric.  

Carl Hentsch’s 3 Dog Design Co website is a great source for inspiration. Check out 3dogdesignco.com for some great ideas and Carl’s books. 

Patty C will check into obtaining copies of his New York Beauties & Flying Geese book.

** Note: Enrollment for 2022 Threadhouse UK retreats is underway**

Theresa is working on a Flower Chain hand piecing and hand applique project by Denise Schmidt.

Kate has been busy making 200 masks for construction folks and, an 18x34 “cheater” quilt using a panel with borders.

Colleen took a Kawandi quilt class (virtually) with others from around the globe, offered by Sujata Shah (The Root Connection on IG). The workshop focused on quilts called Kawandi (also known as Siddi quilts) and they are utility quilts made by people in the African/Diaspora/Siddi community of India. You use a cloth backing, whatever you have on hand, batting (or some type of middle layer, can be more fabric, etc) and then beginning on the outer edges, begin to sew your fabric, piece by piece, until you have the outer edges covered. Then, you continue hand stitching around and around, covering these fabric pieces, adding more fabric pieces to the inside, stitching around the entire piece again, adding fabric as you go, until you place your last piece of fabric in the center. 

To learn more check out Sujata’s IG or her blog at therootconnection.blogspot.com   for more information.

Cathy is working on an Alex Anderson Trees quilt featuring some fun colors that takes you into the forest.

Paula is working on our BoM, cutting block 5. She is also working on the UFO challenge!

Sasha finished a colorful and fun quilt of houses which sat waiting patiently for a year to be bound!

JoAnne is working on Disney themed masks (21) for her family to wear on their upcoming trip to the park.

Suzanne wasn’t able to stay for the meeting but showed her beautiful Butterfly quilt.,


Barbara M suggested a swap of unfinished work where each person would take on another member’s project and continue the work/finish the piece.  We can discuss in more detail at the next meeting.   

Future Meeting Dates and Locations:

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

Be sure to mark your calendars:

September 11

October 2

November 6

December 4

 Zoom meetings have been set up for all of 2021.  We will reassess as the months go on and changes will be made if we are confident that we can meet safely.

Board of Directors meetings will be held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7p.m. via Zoom.