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!

Nov 152016
 

Sew-In and Workshop: Saturday, November 19 (rescheduled from 11/12)
9am – 4pm
Grace Lutheran Church, 6190 Telephone Rd, Ventura
Cost: $5 – Only a couple spots left! Contact Patrice right away if you’re interested in attending.

During this sew-in, Scott Griffin will be leading a class to make Carol Doak’s “Second Birthday Celebration Wreath”. Download PDF instructions here: https://www.caroldoak.com/userfiles/file/CelebrationWreath.pdf

Please bring:

  • Fabric specified on page five of Carol Doak’s PDF
  • Paper for piecing (see below)
  • Machine, extension cords, other equipment

Paper: You can purchase 50 pages of uv/ultra II translucent vellum paper for $4 from Patrice. This is 8.5 weight paper, very light weight when compared with traditional 20 weight typing paper.

Nov 142016
 

TONIGHT! NOVEMBER MEMBERS MEETING
Date: Monday, November 14, 2016
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura [map]
Building entry: Punch in the code 214 on the keypad to right of entry door

  • Snack Detail: Sandy H and Annie O are bringing snacks.
  • Challenge: Bring your free motion challenge item for show and tell. If you’ve made an item such as a zipper bag or coaster, consider donating it to our Guild so that we can sell it at a future fundraiser.
  • Presentation: Cary Lyn P will be talking about her experiences with various techniques of fabric dyeing. If you too enjoy fabric dyeing, bring along some of your favorite techniques or examples to share.

SEW-IN AND WORKSHOP ON NOVEMBER 19
Sew-In and Workshop: Saturday, November 19 (rescheduled from 11/12)
9am – 4pm
Grace Lutheran Church, 6190 Telephone Rd, Ventura
Cost: $5 – Only a couple spots left! Contact Patrice right away if you’re interested in attending.

During this sew-in, Scott Griffin will be leading a class to make Carol Doak’s “Second Birthday Celebration Wreath”. Download PDF instructions here: https://www.caroldoak.com/userfiles/file/CelebrationWreath.pdf

Please bring:

  • Fabric specified on page five of Carol Doak’s PDF
  • Paper for piecing (see below)
  • Machine, extension cords, other equipment

Paper: You can purchase 50 pages of uv/ultra II translucent vellum paper for $4 from Patrice at tonight’s meeting. This is 8.5 weight paper, very light weight when compared with traditional 20 weight typing paper.

Oct 192016
 

Date: Wednesday, October 19
Time: 6:00 – 9:00pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura [map]
Building entry: Punch in the code 214 on the keypad to right of entry door

Join us at our regular meeting hall, the Masonic Center in Ventura, for an evening of philanthropy sewing and preparing kits. Bring your machines and all their accessories, an extension cord (important!), and fabric that you would like to donate to the cause.

We are going to be making Houndstooth Quilts. See this video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dc4u94lVYac

Annie O suggested that instead of 5″ charm pack squares we make 8″ squares so the quilts sew together more quickly. Annie has the dimensions for the strips for the 8″ blocks. If you have a charm pack of a solid color, bring it with a yard of the matching fabric to donate.

If you didn’t sign up at the meeting, come on down! We have plenty of space for everyone.

Oct 032016
 

VENTURA MQG BOARD MEETING
Date: Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Time: 6:30-8:30pm
Location:
 The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 4360 East Main Street, Ventura [map]
RSVP: Please RSVP to president@venturamodernquiltguild.com with your agenda item

All Members are invited to attend, but please RSVP to Patrice. Only items that have been submitted to Patrice for the agenda will be discussed.


OCTOBER VENTURA MQG MEMBERS MEETING

Date: Monday, October 10, 2016
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)

  • By popular request, our topic for the evening is free-motion quilting on a domestic home sewing machine, with our own Scott Griffin presenting his techniques and advice. Everyone is invited to participate in a round-table discussion following Scott’s demo. If you are an experienced free-motion quilter, please share your expertise. If you are new or have never tried it, find out the strategies you can use to add this technique to your quilting repertoire.
  • Bring your “challenge” items from the Quilt University last month. Pick a technique that was demonstrated – tube piecing, flip triangles, English paper piecing hexagons, binding, or curved flying geese – and show us how you used it in a block or other item. Go to the Challenges page for links to tutorials to all the techniques shown at September’s meeting.
  • Remember those UFOs we brought in January that we said we were going to complete during 2016? Are you done with yours? Bring it along so we can see the end result!
  • The slate of Ventura MQG officers for 2017 will be announced, with nominations also taken from the floor with the consent of the nominee. Election of officers will take place in November.
  • Bring your $5 bills (or $10s) for our outstanding raffle items! Lots of great stuff in the raffle baskets Monday evening!
  • Bring a friend, a neighbor, or a family member along with your show-and-tell quilts! Our meetings are a lot of fun and our members are prolific!

Upcoming Events:

Many of you are looking forward to Jacquie Gering‘s lectures and workshops here in Southern California in November. Here’s a summary of her schedule.

Nov. 8 – Camarillo Quilters, lecture at 9:30am
“Honoring Tradition or Modern Quilting: You know it when you see it.”

Nov. 9 – Camarillo Quilters workshop, 9:00am
“Quirky Pineapple”. $40 for non-members
Details at camarilloquilters.org

Nov. 9 – Simi Valley Quilters, lecture at 7:00pm
Details at simivalleyquiltguild.org

Nov. 10 – Valley Quiltmakers, lecture at 9:30am
“Rethinking Quilting”

Nov. 11 – Valley Quiltmakers workshop, 9:00am
“Creative Quilting using the Walking Foot.” $40 for non-members
Details at valleyquiltmakersguild.org

See other quilt events by checking out our Calendar!

Sep 182016
 

http://oxnardsteampunkfest.com/

Deadline is now October 3! A Steampunk Quilt Challenge for quilters and all sewists, be they serious or whimsical.  The theme for the Challenge is “Steampunk Corsets.”  Challenge Quilts can be any size or shape, but must be no larger than 12” x 15” and must depict a corset.  A basic corset shape pattern is provided for inspiration, however, please feel free to depict the Challenge theme as you desire.  Challenge quilts may be made from any type of materials, but must be three layers quilted together consisting of a backing, an inner layer of batting, and a top.  Challenge quilts may be bound in any manner and may be embellished as much or as little as desired.  See Entry Form for Rules, Deadlines, and optional corset patterns.

Steampunk Quilt Challenge

APPLICATION:
Oxnard Steampunk Fest Quilt Challenge w patterns

The Oxnard Steampunk Fest Quilt Challenge is open to anyone who would like to enter, limited to no more than two (2) entries per person. The Challenge Committee will endeavor to accept all challenge quilts submitted; however, the Committee may reject a quilt, in its sole discretion, for appropriateness or space availability.