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!

Dec 112017
 

December 11, 2017

Dear Quilting Friends,

Scott Griffin, VP of Ventura Modern Quilt Guild as designed a beautiful Perkiomen Valley Block for us to make as relief for Thomas Fires victims.  Choose any solids or prints you wish to use, lights and darks as indicated. All blocks go to superbuzzy (address below). Kelly has generously offered to collect blocks and get them to the guild  to assemble them into quilts for those in need after this devastating fire.We will be arranging sewing and quilt finishing soon.

Dec 102017
 

Good Evening,

It is with a heavy heart that I write to you all tonight.  Ventura County and our sister counties of Los Angeles, Santa Barbara and San Diego have been hit hard with fires, power outages, loss of homes, and evacuations.  We all know people that have been impacted, if not impacted ourselves.
In light of this, we are canceling the December member meeting.  We want to move the festivities to January.  Everything we were planning to do in December, we will do in January.  The swaps, games, food and fellowship.  Let’s concentrate on getting life close to normal and in January we will celebrate health, happiness and the new year.

We have ideas for donation for victims of the fires.  Scott will be publishing a quilt block that we can put out there to our quilt family and help provide some comfort to those in need.  If you are looking for more ways to donate or volunteer, you can go to readyventuracounty.org for information.

Wishing you all the best during this challenging time.  Please let me know if there are questions and/or concerns.  I am hopeful that you and yours are safe and healthy.

Tisha

Nov 092017
 

Ventura Modern Quilt Guild
NOVEMBER GUILD MEETING

Date:​Monday, November 13, 2017
Time:​6:00PM – 8:00PM
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, CA
Building Entry Code: See email sent to members

• Budget for 2018 and By-Law Changes Vote for Approval.
• Election of Officers For 2018.
• Our First “Modern Quilter’s Marketplace”! You still have time to reserve your table for $10. If you have any items you want to sell, such as items you have made, extra fabric yardage, quilt tools, etc., reserve a table at our Marketplace. Email Sue Nowak: Communications@venturamodernquiltguild.com or Wynemesue@aol.com.
• Finished top of QuiltCon Charity Quilt by coordinators Karen and Sara.
Bring a Fat Quarter to Donate to Santa Rosa Quilt Guild devastated by fire. Collected by Scott Griffin.
• The Opportunity Quilt needs volunteers to help sell tickets. Please sign up!
• Bring a BLUE Fat Quarter and get a chance to take home a bundle of BLUE fat quarters!
Block Challenge for the month is “Negative Space”. We encourage you to make two blocks and “Give One and Keep One.”
• Return your borrowed library materials and check out new ones.
• Win yourself a basket of goodies! Buy tickets to win a chance.
• Donate extra blocks to Philanthropy and get a chance to win a gift.
• Show and Tell Items.

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Sep 062017
 

Ventura Modern Quilt Guild
SEPTEMBER GUILD MEETING

Date: Monday, September 11, 2017
Time: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura, CA
Building Entry Code: See email sent to members

  • Very special guest speaker, modern quilter and teacher, Alissa Haight-
    Carlton, is Executive Director of the Modern Quilt Guild. She has
    written two books, Block Party and Modern Minimal, and is featured in
    many modern quilt publications.
  • Chris Russell, team manager of Human Service Agency will be picking
    up our philanthropy quilts for his organization.
  • QuiltCon Charity Quilt Sew-In, September 16, 2017, Saturday, 10:30AM-
    3:00PM at Superbuzzy, 1794 East Main Street, Ventura. To help, there
    will be a sign-up sheet at meeting.
  • Any “Orphan” quilt blocks lying around? Donate them and we will make
    quilts to donate to Hurricane Harvey Relief.
  • Win yourself a basket of goodies! Buy tickets to win a chance.
  • Bring a Black and White Fat Quarter and get a chance to take
    home a bundle of B & W fat quarters!
  • Block Challenge for the month was to design a SUMMER Block.
    We encourage you to make two blocks and “Give One and Keep
    One.” Give one block to Philanthropy that will be used to make our
    donation quilts.
  • Return your borrowed library materials and check out new ones.
  • Philanthropy needs help. Visit our design wall at meeting and help
    us design our next quilt. Return any blocks and kits finished for
    donation. Donate a block and get a chance to win a gift.
  • Show and Tell Items

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Aug 312017
 

Cheryl Collart, speaking about govt center, Ventura county arts council show last year curated show, which is going to be repeated this year. Juried show that is curated. Submit item by September 29th. Juried by arts council. Reception and awards ceremony. Show goes through Nov 29th. Traditional, modern, art quilts. Must be original fabric choices if using a pattern, needs a sleeve. Smallest about 8-10. Submit with dowel and two eye hooks for larger quilts, smaller ones can be framed or have small dowel. Wants the dowel to fit the width of the quilt. Entry fee is $20 for one quilt. You can choose only one quilt. Art council website for more info. Sales of quilts also possible. Guilds could give their own award for their category type, modern, traditional, art quilt. “Quilts Abound” is the theme. Regarding security, she knows of no previous problems with the show,nothing was missing.

Aug 122017
 

VENTURA MODERN QUILT GUILD AUGUST MEETING

Date: Monday, August 14, 2017
TIme: 6:00PM – 8:00PM
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura
Door Entry see email sent to you for code.

CHECKLIST FOR AUGUST 14 VMQG MEETING

• Potluck Picnic at Masonic Lodge – Bring a dish of your choice to share. Water, paper plates, and plasticware will be provided. Bring a Fat Quarter of your choice to participate in a picnic game!
• Challenge Block For August is Animal, Vegetable, or Mineral. For those who were not present to draw a card choose one of the three and make a 12 ½ inch Block. Make one give one. Blocks donated will be used to make philanthropy quilts.
• Bring a Blue Fat Quarter Game for a chance to win a bunch of blue fat quarters!
• Last Chance to turn in your Wonky Log Cabin Block for our guild’s QuiltCon Charity Quilt. More information at meeting about meet up to assemble Quilt.
• Bring your item to show in the VMQG Booth at the Conejo Valley Quilt Show, September 9-10. Remember it cannot be more than 36 X 36 inches. If you would like to donate any homemade items for our boutique, please bring them also.
• Presentation of our 2018 Opportunity Quilt: KaBloom
• Return your library materials, check out new ones.
• Philanthropy blocks, kits, returned finished for donation.

Looking forward to seeing you at the meeting!

Upcoming September Events

• Conejo Valley Quilt Show, September 9-10
• Special guest speaker, Modern quilter, author, Alyssa Haight-Carlton, VMQG Meeting, September 11
• September Challenge Block – Crayon Challenge

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.