Jan 122015
 

Welcome! The Ventura Modern Quilt Guild is creating a place for modern quilters to connect and create. The Ventura Modern Quilt Guild was founded in January 2012 and is a branch guild of The Modern Quilt Guild. Members and interested non-members are welcome to attend our Guild meetings.

Find out more about us at our About Us page. Scroll down this page to see the latest news and events!

Apr 012019
 

All meetings are the 2nd Monday of each month, 482 E Santa Clara St, Ventura. Door code from a member at the door. Visitors are very welcome!

What’s Happening

Program: Ethnic quilting mini trunks show. Do you have something to show? Bring it!

Fat Quarter: Yellow

April Challenge:  Unconventional Materials, paper, leather, recycled textiles, whatever your creative mind has dreamed up. If you want, this can go into the front window display at the Refill Shoppe downtown Ventura. good exposure for Ventura MQG, and you too!

BOM Challenge is posted on the Challenges 2019 tab above. May is posted also, so you can get a head start if you want.

May Sew-In: New flower pattern for the Philanthropy project. Cute, and paper pieced (someone say Yay!). Instructions and photo can be found by typing “flower” in the search box above, at the right.

Refreshments: Bring some.

Pizza Box Challenge: Bring the box with the cool things you did in March to give to the next person.

Hoffman Tour: June 14 tour has been put on hold. Stay tuned

Get your tickets to the June 22 Progressive Brunch and Tour of Quilters’ Studios event. $20 per participant.

Bring your $10 if you want to sign up for the ValleyMQG/VenturaMQG combined Sew In on May 18 in Tarzana.

 

Jan 182019
 

What’s Happening

Programs: More than one this month! Grant House will be here to show us how to maintain our sewing machines in perfect order. Hope he tells me how to get the dust bunnies out of mine. I could knit a sweater from the lint in there….

Those lucky enough to go to Quilt Con in Nashville will be showing us their photos, giving us their review of the show and Sarah W said she is taking lots of classes, so maybe she will show us her class projects. Hope so.

We are going to have a mini Trunks Show of ethnic quilting techniques.  If you do some interesting ethnic techniques, please show us.  Contact Kim ([email protected]) if you want to share and she can add your photos to the program also.

Challenges: Use the 2019 Colors of the Year, Kona Splash! or Pantone Living Coral to make a block, or anything of your choice. Maybe the February BOM? The pattern can be found above at the 2019 Challenges tab.

BOM: Sew Momma, Sew Block instructions are on the Challenges 2019 Tab. Tisha is making her examples in both modern prints and solids, in keeping with Ventura MQG Year of Solids.

Pizza Box Swap: Don’t forget to DO it and then BRING IT to the meeting. If you can’t  bring it, please contact Maria to work out your swap ([email protected]uramodernquitlguild.com)

Fat Quarter: Sue N. chose TEAL….looks pretty close to Kona Splash! to me…..

Refreshments: Still no Hospitality chair (oh, come on, somebody step up!) This month bring ethnic food to share. Is pizza ethnic? And bring napkins, please since we don’t have a Hospitality chair.

Show and Tell: of course!

 

February 11, 2019 Meeting

What’s happening

                  GUEST SPEAKER: Dora Cary of Orange Dot Quilts (https://www.orangedotquilts.com)Challenge: Tisha has started us on a Block of the Month (BOM) challenge. Patterns will be available at each meeting and on the Resources/Tutorials/Challenge tab above.  Bring your block to Show and Tell!

Pizza Box Swap:  Contact Maria at: [email protected] She may have a space or two open. She will email the Swap criteria to you.

Fat Quarter Drawing: Red, inspired no doubt by Valentines’s Day. Or a recent rotary cutter injury.

Nametags: Make a modern nametag if you are a new member (welcome, by the way) or just make a new one, cause we know you have more creativity in you just bursting to get out….

Membership Dues: If you haven’t paid your dues by our February meeting, you will be dropped off the MQG rolls and not have access to all the cool stuff membership provides you.

Refreshments: It seems nobody  wants the honor of being hostess for 2019. It  just takes bringing the box of plates, napkins and water pitchers to each meeting, but until someone steps up, you will just have to bring a bottle of water and go hungry. If you do bring something to eat (we will all be your best friends at that point), bring napkins, please.

Philanthropy Sew In: Actually it’s BEFORE the meeting, on Saturday February 9 at Grace Lutheran Church. Set up is a 9:30, sewing 10-2. Bring your usual machine + sewing kit, cutting boards, rulers and rotary cutters…and the extension cord you keep meaning to put in that kit. The guild has irons and boards. The  project is small quilts for the Ventura County Public Health Nurses home visitation quarterly moms and babies massage classes. Bring some appropriate fabric (quilts should be 36 x 40ish).  Patrice will have some patterns to share.

Show and Tell: The usual amazing creations you have made recently to inspire us……I keep saying Show and Tell is the only reason some of us come to meetings. Not me of course, but you know…

Dec 242018
 

What’s happening: New Board takes over their duties

  • Challenge: We don’t actually have one for this meeting.
  • Fat Quarter Drawing: Pink (inspired by the raffle ticket color)
  • Refreshments: Seems to be working well to not have anyone sign up and goodies just magically appear. Don’t mess that up! Be a part of the magic.
  • Membership is renewed this month. Bring your dues for 2019. $50 cash or check.

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Show and Tell Did you get something quilty and wonderful for Christmas? Did you have time over the holidays to MAKE something quilty and wonderful? Bring it on!
  • Thomas Fire There are still a few still in the binding stage, so get those in, please.
  • $$ for the Raffle. 

Did you have a chance to go to the Agriculture Museum in Santa Paula yet? The Thomas Fire Quilt exhibit is FABULOUS.  This exhibit closes February 3, so get yourself and some friends over there.

Nov 162018
 

Dear Friends,

Thank you for your concern for our neighbors displaced by the Woolsey Fire in Malibu and the Camp Fire in northern CA.  The Ventura MQG will not be spearheading a quilt relief project for the survivors of this fire, but individual members will be participating in two projects (and perhaps more to come) to bring some quilty comfort to our neighbors.

Please note I have copied the following from two Instagram/Facebook postings. Please DO NOT contact Ventura MQG regarding these projects, and DO NOT send quilts for this project to us.

Information on two current projects:

…from Sewing Arts  Facebook page:

sewingarts

Today’s Daily Delivery….First and foremost our thoughts and prayers go out to those affected by the recent fires. We here at Sewing Arts would like to help those who have been affected and let them know that we as a community care and wish to help. If you would be willing to help, come to the store, pick out any precut (jelly roll or layer cake) buy it for 50% off. Then, go make a quilt top, the top must be a crib size or larger. Bring back the finished top back by December 31. We will finish the quilts (batting, backing and quilting) and donate them to the victims of the fires. You must use the precut that you purchased and we will have a stack of free patterns for inspiration.
As a thank you for your participation in this effort you can pick out ANY jelly roll or layer cake of your choice FREE when you bring the quilt top back for us to finish and donate. . www.SewingArts.com

From Robert Kaufman Fabrics…

If you are not local to Southern California and want to contribute, Robert Kaufman is running a quilt drive from now through the end of the year. If you send a finished quilt (baby/throw or larger) to:
Robert Kaufman, attn: Elisabeth Hardy, 129 W. 132nd Street, Los Angeles, CA 90061 and include your name and address with the quilt, we will send you a thank you gift, and will make sure the quilts get into the hands of those who are affected by these fires. #quiltsforCA ,  @robertkaufmanfabrics

Regards,

Georganna Hawley

Ventura MQG Communications

Nov 152018
 

What’s happening:  The HOLIDAY PARTY!

  • Challenge: Bring a wrapped gift to exchange. Limit $15.  Handcrafted, quilt related gifts make for very happy recipients……..
  • Fat Quarter Drawing: BLUE
  • Refreshments: This is our annual potluck, so veggies and main dishes are a big hit.  We also usually have a good turnout, so count of 40 or more members attending! Of course, that is not to say desserts aren’t welcome……
  • We will have at least two fun games, so bring 3-4 nice fat quarters. Unwrapped of course. You are guaranteed to go home with some, cause we are all winners at Ventura MQG!

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Show and Tell so we can see what you’ve been up to. Got your Quilt Con Swap mini done? We want to see it! Christmas gifts? We want to see those too before they are given away!
  • Thomas Fire items you completed this month if you did not drop them off at superbuzzy. Bring all quilted or bound quilts. We have outstanding requests.
  • $$ for the Raffle. The last Cricut Machine will be our featured raffle item
Oct 172018
 
Oct 172018
 

Meeting at 6:00-8:00 pm, November 12, 2018, 482 E Santa Clara, Ventura

Door Code: Contact a member to let you in. Don’t give the number out to non-members, please.

What’s happening:

  • 2019 Board Election: We will have the election first. Still some Committee Chair positions available.
  • Program: Members’ Table Top Sale! Members rent a table ($10) and sell hand crafted and quilt related items-fabric, notions, crafting books, quilt tops, finished quilts.  All proceeds go to the seller. Such the deal! Want to have a table? Email Tisha at [email protected] to reserve one.
  • Thomas Fire Quilt Project: Update.  Bring back any finished quilts you took for binding or quilting last month.
  • Challenge: No challenge this month.
  • Fat Quarter Drawing: Red
  • Refreshments: Bring a snack to share. Snacks are a bit hit with this group so bring it on!

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Show and Tell so we can see what you’ve been up to.  If you are one of the lucky people to have gone to the Violet Craft Ventura MQG Saturday workshop or the one at superbuzzy on Sunday, bring your work from that too, finished or not.
  • Thomas Fire items you completed this month .Bring all quilted or bound quits. We have outstanding requests!
  • $$ for the Raffle and Sales Tables.
  • Opportunity Quilt blocks…and bring back any left over selvage. Info on Sew Ins to work on the next stage will be forthcoming.
Sep 132018
 

Meeting at 6:00-8:00 pm, October 8, 2018, 482 E Santa Clara, Ventura

Door Code: Contact a member to let you in. Don’t give the number out to non-members, please.

What’s happening:

  • Program: After a very long wait, we will welcome Violet Craft and her fabulous trunk show. Bring a friend. This is one meeting you don’t want to miss!
  • Thomas Fire Quilt Project: Update.  Bring back any finished quilts you took for binding last month.
  • Challenge for September: Make a monochromatic block from the paint strip you chose at the September meeting.  Didn’t get one? Pick a monochromatic set from your stash. Visit  Carloyn Friedlander’s Mini-Quilt Along for pointers. https://carolynfriedlander.com/cf-mini-quilt-along
  • Fat Quarter Drawing: Purple
  • Refreshments: Bring a snack to share. Snacks are a bit hit with this group so bring it on!

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Show and Tell so we can see what you’ve been up to.  If you are one of the lucky people to have gone to the Violet Craft Ventura MQG Saturday workshop or the one at superbuzzy on Sunday, bring your work from that too, finished or not.
  • Thomas Fire items you completed this month .Bring all quilted or bound quits. We have outstanding requests!
  • $$ for the raffle. ***This is the Circuit Machine Raffle*** 
  • Opportunity Quilt blocks…and bring back any left over selvage so we can use it for more blocks. Selvage strips can be sewn together end to end, if you have shorties.
Aug 282018
 

Meeting at 6:00-8:00 pm, September 10, 2018, 482 E Santa Clara, Ventura

Door Code: Contact a member to let you in. Don’t give the number out to non-members, please.

What’s happening:

  • Program: Judy Hunt will review her participation Carolyn Friedlander’s Mini-Quilt-Along exploring monochromatic, two tone and accent experiments. Judy will show us that monochromatic is not boring!
  • Thomas Fire Quilt Project: Update.
  • Challenge for September: A Modern Pin cushion to trade
  • Fat Quarter Game: Grey or Gray, your choice
  • Refreshments: Bring a snack to share. Snacks are a bit hit with this group so bring it on!

Don’t forget to bring:

  • Show and Tell so we can see what you’ve been up to this summer
  • Thomas Fire items you completed this month .Bring all quilted or bound quits. We have outstanding requests!
  • $$ for the raffle
  • Opportunity Quilt blocks…and bring back any left over selvage so we can use it for more blocks. Don’t forget, selvage strips can be sewn together end to end. if you have shorties.