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!

May 072017
 

Date: Monday, May 8, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura
Building entry: Punch in the door code sent to you via the email.

CHECKLIST FOR THE MAY 8th MEETING
If you signed up for the Scrap Swap bring your scraps in a shoebox for trading-make sure your name is in the box too!
Make and bring your Nametag.
Philanthropy Block/Challenge Block – Improv Flower GardenColor of the Year Challenge
Bring a Purple Fat Quarter Game
UFO Table, bring one, take one, donate one.

Win yourself a basket! Bring some raffle money.
Return your library materials if borrowed, check out new ones
Philanthropy blocks, kits, returned finished for donation
if you signed up for refreshments please bring your treats and thank you!
Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting.

Apr 092017
 

APRIL GUILD MEETING
Date: Monday, April10, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura [map]Building entry: Punch in the door code sent to you in your email reminder.

• Kathy Price, communications board member, presenting a mini workshop on navigating the Modern Quilt Guild website
• Modern Quilt Guild Webinar, April 19th, 6:00PM, Quilting Words With Free Motion with Jessica Skultety. Limited viewing sign-up for Supebuzzy. More info at meeting.
• Bring your Opportunity Quilt Blocks: Improv Garden Flower. See a free tutorial, “Impracticality” by Angela Walters on her website “Quiltingismytherapy.com”
• Bring a Yellow Fat Quarter Game
• Buy a chance for a raffle
• Checkout our library and return your borrowed library materials
• Philanthropy blocks, kits, placemats returned finished for donation
• If you signed up for refreshments please bring your treats and thank you!
• We have not secured a place to have an April Sew-In yet, be on the look-out for an update for a place and time

Snack bringers for April’s Ventura MQG Members Meeting on 4/10: Kim Riddle-Halamicek, Adele Fergusson, Kelly Stevens.  Thanks!

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Apr 092017
 

We are so pleased you have joined us for our guild meeting! I hope you will find yourself among friends, fellow sewists and creators. We have one common passion – quilting! As a member of the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild, you will find:
• Access to our meetings, websites, Facebook, Pinterest, Flicker, and Instagram accounts
• Guild events like sew-ins, meet-ups and charitable opportunities
• Monthly skill building challenges
• Blocks, fabric and project swaps
• Priority registration for VMQG speakers and workshops
• Dual membership to the nationwide Modern Quilt Guild (aka “the Mothership”)
• Lapel pin and membership card
Our monthly meeting is the second Monday of every month at 6PM at the Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara Street in Ventura. We post meeting reminders on the website and send out emails prior to the meeting with a checklist of items to bring. Every meeting has a show-and-tell where you can display your latest project(s) and get inspired by your fellow members work.
Board Members Email contact Websites & Fun stuff
Tisha Maeda
President President@venturamodernquiltguild.com http://www.venturamodernquiltguild.com
Scott Griffin
Vice President Vp@venturamodernquiltguild.com www.flickr.com/photos/vmqg

Judy Brower-Hunt
Treasurer Treasurer@venturamodernquiltguild.com https://www.facebook.com/groups/
239855479426144
Kathy Price & Sue Nowak
Communications Communications@venturamodernquiltguild.com Instagram: #venturamodernquiltguild #venturamqg
Ann Olson
Secretary Secretary@venturamodernquiltguild.com Twitter: @VenturaMQG use #vtamqg

Mar 122017
 

March Guild Meeting

Date: Monday, March, 13, 2017
Time: 6:00pm – 8:00pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura
Building entry: Punch in the door code

CHECKLIST FOR THE MARCH 13 MEETING
Guest Speaker: Trunk Show by J Irelle Beatie, Santa Barbara Modern Quilter
Philanthropy Block Challenge: Color of the Year Challenge, Pink Flamingo and/or Pantone “Greenery” 12 1/2″ block
Bring a Green Fat Quarter Game
Presentation of the winner of our Opportunity Quilt
Win yourself a basket! Bring some raffle money.
Return your library materials if borrowed, check out new ones
Philanthropy blocks, kits, returned finished for donation
if you signed up for refreshments please bring your treats and thank you!
Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting
REMINDER

Don’t forget our Sew-In on Saturday, March 18th, 9am-4pm, at Grace Lutheran Church, 6190 Telephone Rd., Ventura. We will be working on philanthropy quilts and will be having a workshop on making an “Improv Garden Flower” which may be used in our Opportunity Quilt. Come and learn something new, meet others in the Guild, and help the Guild to create the 2018 Opportunity Quilt.

Feb 112017
 

FEBRUARY GUILD MEETING

Date: Monday, February 13, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura [map]
Building entry: Punch in the door code

It’s our fifth birthday! And we will be drawing the WINNER for our Opportunity Quilt.  Please make sure all your tickets and money are turned in at the beginning of the meeting prior to the break.  If you can’t be at the meeting make sure you check with a guild member to bring your tickets for you.

CHECKLIST FOR FEBRUARY 13 MEETING

 Opportunity Quilt Money and Tickets for the drawing.
 “Five” block challenge – see details
 “5 Things” snack, if you signed up to bring treats
 Library materials if you borrowed last month
 Philanthropy items/kit
 Raffle money!  Win yourself a basket!
 Membership payment if due
 Placemats you made for donation!

Don’t forget our sew in on February 18, at Grace Lutheran Church.  There will be a Template Demo by Ann Olson and Tisha Maeda.

Members, we are still looking for recipients for our philanthropy quilts.  Please share your ideas!

Feb 112017
 

Thank you to Steady Betty for Steady Stilletto, Steady Betty Bridge Supreme, and the Betty Bits that will be featured in a Guild Meeting Raffle – coming soon! Met them at Road to California!

Feb 012017
 

VMQG Board Meeting
Tuesday, February 7 | 6:30pm
Panera Bread, 4910 Telephone Rd., Ventura
Look forward to seeing everyone!

Ventura MQG Meeting and 5th Birthday Celebration
Monday, February 13 | 6pm
Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura
Mark your calendar to attend the 5th birthday celebration of the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild! Details to come.

Jan 092017
 

JANUARY VENTURA MQG MEMBERS MEETING
Date: Monday, January 9, 2017
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura [map]
Building entry: Punch in the door code (refer to your emailed meeting reminder)

  • Don’t forget to bring a check to renew your dues
  • Snacks: Jenn R, Saundra, Cary Lyn
Dec 052016
 

 VENTURA MQG BOARD MEETING

Date: Tuesday, December 6
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Patrice’s home. Please email for address.
Snack Detail: Sandy H and Annie O are bringing snacks.

  • This is a 2016-2017 Boards joint meeting. There are many details to discuss!
  • All members are welcome to attend any Board meeting, but you MUST email Patrice to RSVP and state your item for the agenda.

DECEMBER GUILD MEETING AND HOLIDAY PARTY

Date: Monday, December 12
Time: 6pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura [map]
Building entry: Punch in the code included in your email to right of entry door

In less than two weeks, the days will start getting longer! But better than that, our December meeting is Monday, December 12 from 6-8pm, with plenty of food, beverages, prizes, and games! Here is some fun in which you can participate:

Fat Quarter Fling! Bring a fat quarter and participate in the fun Christmas game.

Gift exchange! Bring a sewing/quilting-related gift with a value of about $15, either gift-wrapped or in a gift bag so the contents are not obvious.

Bring a sweet or savory dish to share. Here’s the list of sign ups. If you didn’t get to sign up, just pick out one of your family’s favorites to share with the group.

  • Becky H – lasagna
  • Kim H – veggie platter
  • Kathy P – 7-layer dip
  • Judy M – salad
  • Karen M – a savory surprise
  • Chris G – deviled eggs
  • Joyce A – artichoke appetizer
  • Sarah Wn – pasta salad
  • Karen K- caprese skewers
  • Sue N – fruit platter
  • Annie O – orange chicken
  • Lynne H – vegetable salad
  • Kim H – cookies
  • Kathy P – a sweet surprise
  • Judy C – brownies
  • Judy H- cookies
  • Stacey B – Something sweet
  • Barb R – Something sweet
  • Wendy Z – a sweet surprise

Calling all members who joined VMQG in 2016! There is a special surprise in store for you at the December meeting, so make sure you clear your calendar and make tracks for the Masonic Center on Monday evening; is this list complete? Is your name missing? Let Patrice know at president@venturamodernquiltguild.comJane Aiello, Janna Bailey, Carol McMullin, Karen Mitchell, Ali Ostrin, Maria Ring, and Robin Stemples.

Christmas “Show-and- Tell”: Before you send those quilts to their new homes as gifts, please bring them to show the guild! We hope to share some new philanthropy quilts as well. Note: there is no challenge for the December meeting, but you are welcome to be inspired by the tutorials on our website!


BRING IN YOUR TICKETS: We have lots of tickets out for the Opportunity Quilt. Have you sold yours? If so, bring in the stubs and the $$ .. if you don’t think you’re going to sell your tickets, bring them in so we can use them. The list of people who have taken the Opportunity Quilt to display and sell tickets is growing. We have two months to add more places to its itinerary. If you have a club or organization where it could be shown and tickets sold, please let Patrice know immediately: president@venturamodernquiltguild.com.

SO MANY SUCCESSES IN 2016! Guild members were willing to pitch in with little things and big things throughout the year.

  • Our Philanthropy group worked overtime to create, complete, and send off a beautiful quilt to the Orlando MQG in memory of the Pulse Nightclub victims. Dog beds, cat beds, pillowcases, lap quilts! Sue N and Sandy H have completed two more lap quilts, and Adele F and Barb L have taken those “ugly fabric” blocks and made a stunning large quilt out of them.
  • Many members participated in the Camarillo Quilters Show in April, others lent quilts to the display at the Government Center in Ventura during May and June, and others shared their quilts in the display at the Simi Valley Show in September.

Just look what’s in store for 2017!

Our new Board will be installed, joining Annie O, who is starting year two with her Secretary Board position.

January – “Welcome to 2017 and Bring a Friend.” Bring a friend and you and your guest will receive an extra raffle ticket — in addition to the ones you purchase, of course!

February – Ventura MQG’s Fifth Anniversary Party. You can bring a friend to this party too; the same friend as in January, or another friend because the January friend was so excited that she/he joined and is bringing another friend too.

March – Guest speaker Irelle Beattie will present a trunk show of her lovely quilts that have travelled to shows across the country – Pacific International, QuiltCon, Houston, and Road to California. You may have seen some of her quilts at the Coastal Quilters Show in Santa Barbara in September. Just to whet your appetite!