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!

Jul 102016
 

JULY MEMBER MEETING
Date: Monday, July 11, 2016
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura [map]
Building entry: Refer to your email for the entry code

Special things to bring (all voluntary):

  • Bring a 12″-18″ ruler, any width — this is for Sarah W’s activity and quilt square challenge.
  • Bring materials (see “Orlando Quilt, below) and/or a machine  — this is for helping to complete a quilt for Orlando

Orlando Quilt – Mini-Sew-In at Tomorrow’s Meeting
Jenn R is coordinating the creation of a quilt to be sent to the Orlando MQG, who are collecting quilts and blocks for the victims and families of the shooting at Pulse nightclub on June 12. If you want to bring materials (see below) and your machine, the Masonic Center room will be available to us until 9pm tomorrow, so we can get some sewing in during the meeting. We WILL be holding a regular meeting (including Sarah’s activity and quilt square challenge), starting at 6 — the only thing we’re asking, for time’s sake, is that folks hold off on bringing regular show and tell — just bring your challenge blocks (see next item). Members can choose to participate in the  main meeting then sew, or begin sewing earlier.

Jenn is asking for the following materials: Two hundred twenty-five (225) 4-1/2″ squares total:

  • 104 pink/red, solids and modern patterns are OK
  • 121 white/light gray/neutral, solids and modern patterns are OK.

Jenn will bring some fabric markers for writing messages on the squares. (If someone has some strong convictions about their favorite fabric markers, please speak up!)

Please contact Jenn with any questions.

Activity/Challenge from Sarah W
Should be fun! Please bring a ruler, any width, between 12″-18″, for the activity and quilt square challenge for August.

Bring Your Quilt Square from the Line Drawing Exercise
Bring a 12.5″x12.5″ modern quilt block from the activity and challenge from June:

  1. Choose a design from the handouts provided at the meeting and transfer the design to graph paper to create a 12.5″ block, using an 18″ ruler. Or design your own block.
  2. Color your design as desired.
  3. Cut apart all the pieces and add 1/4 inch to each side for seam allowance. Cut your selected fabrics using the pattern pieces.

Row Robin exchange: This is it! It’s time for the quilt reveal! Can’t wait to see what’s been done. More about the Row Robin here

Ventura County Fair Deadline Coming Up FAST: Home Arts submissions (including quilting) must be turned in at the Fairgrounds: Friday, July 22, Saturday, July 23 & Sunday, July 24, 2016 – 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM. More

Opportunity Quilt: “Wonk-stellation” is the name. We’ll give a progress update to the completion of the quilt, the drawing date, and other details. We still need a main person to own the process of housing the quilt and getting it scheduled to be shown.

Library: Judy Hunt, Library Chair, has organized the growing selection of books and magazines available to check out for a month.  If you have an item at home, please return it at the meeting so that it’s available for the next reader.

Questions about tomorrow’s meeting? Please contact July Chaffee at vp@venturamodernquiltguild.com

 

Jul 042016
 

July 2016 Board Meeting

Date: Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Time: 6:30pm to 8pm
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.

July 2016 Members Meeting

Date: Monday, June 11, 2016
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura
Building Entry: Refer to your email for the code to the building.
More details to come!

Jun 132016
 

June Members Meeting

Date: Monday, June 13, 2016
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura [map]
Building entry: Refer to your email for the front door code

NOTE! Bring a ruler, at least 18″ long. Any width is fine. 

Quilt Exhibit: If you haven’t already, stop by the Government Center Atrium and see “Quilts: Art Quilts to Antique Quilts” curated by Cheryl Collart. Lots of our members’ work to see! Running through Tuesday, July 5. 800 S. Victoria Ave, Ventura. OpenMondayFriday, 8a-5pm (closed weekends and holidays). More

Challenge: Color/Emotion Connection
Bring a 12.5″x12.5″ modern quilt block:

  1. Select a word from the list:
    Tropical Vital Earthy Rich Regal Moving Energetic Professional Elegant Fresh Trendy Nostalgic Magical Dependable Subdued Refreshing Outdoors Hot Powerful Romantic Classic Sad
  2. Choose three or four colors that exemplify the word you chose. Paint chips were provided at the May meeting. If you weren’t there, use anything you want as a color source – paint chips, paint, crayons, pens!
  3. Design a modern block (12.5″x12.5″) using your colors to respond to the word.

Opportunity Quilt: Name? Do you have a name for our quilt?  There will be a sign-up sheet for suggestions of names, and we will vote on a name at the meeting.

Philanthropy:  What local organizations would you like to see our Guild support? There will be sign-up sheets at the meeting!

Row Robin exchange: It’s time for the quilt reveal! Can’t wait to see what’s been done.More about the Row Robin here

Library: Judy Hunt, Library Chair, has organized the growing selection of books and magazines available to check out for a month.  If you have an item at home, please return it at the meeting so that it’s available for the next reader.

Step up: 

  1. We need a Quilt Host for the Opportunity Quilt.  This person will keep the quilt and arrange for it to be shown at various guilds and public places where opportunity tickets may be sold.
  2. Opportunity Ticket organizer – a person who will have the tickets printed and keep track of who has checked out tickets.  The recommendation last year was that the tickets come already numbered.
Jun 082016
 

QuiltFest Oasis in Palm Springs is happening October 5-8, 2016. Not only is there a show, but there is a Modern Symposium, as well as a call for Modern Quilts!

QuiltFest Oasis Palm Springs

Enter the NEW! National Modern Quilt Competition

Find out more here: https://www.quiltfest.com/upcoming-shows-and-events/quiltfest-oasis-palm-springs/enter-the-quilt-competition/enter-the-new-modern-quilt-competition/
QUILTFEST GOES MOD!

Quiltfest Oasis Palm Springs and the Pacific International Quilt Festival presents the
2016 National Juried & Judged Mid-Century Mod Quilt Competition

OVER $6,000 IN PRIZES

IMPORTANT!
Accepted Modern Quilt Competition entries must be available for display at Quiltfest Oasis Palm Springs, October 6-8, 2016AND at the Pacific International Quilt Festival, October 13-16, 2016.

IMPORTANT NOTE : This is a national competition and is open only to residents of the United States.

Entry fee includes jurying, judging, shipping between Quiltfest Oasis Palm Springs and the Pacific International Quilt Festival, exhibition at Quiltfest Oasis Palm Springs, exhibition at the Pacific International Quilt Festival and return shipping.

Mid-Century Mod Theme Interpretation / A Brief Statement:
Mid-Century Mod emphasizes the look and feel of mid-20th century design. Artists are asked to draw inspiration from this period, reflecting their own exposures or from the work of artists such as Joan Miro, Piet Mondrian, Victor Vasarely, Frank Stella, etc. Where did you find the inspiration for your Mid-Century Mod quilt?

Postmark & Online Deadline: Tuesday, August 30, 2016.

Comp Entry

YOU MAY ALSO ENTER USING THE TRADITIONAL METHOD:
Print and Complete the Entry from Below to:
215.862.9753
Mail the Form to:
PO Box 667
New Hope, PA 18938

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Jun 072016
 

Ventura MQG Board Meeting
Date: Tuesday, June 7, 2016
Time: 6:30pm to 8pm
Regular 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.

May Ventura MQG Members Meeting
Date: Monday, June 13, 2016
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura
Building Entry: Refer to your email for the code to the building.
More details to come!

May 082016
 

May Members Meeting

Date: Monday, May 9, 2016
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura [map]
Building entry: Refer to your email for the front door code

April’s Survey and Brainstorming Session: Results of April survey will be presented during the May meeting. It is very exciting to see so many thoughtful and focused responses!

Opportunity Quilt: Tisha Maeda has agreed to quilt the Opportunity Quilt! Very pleased to have this project underway. At the May meeting, bring your suggestions for the name of our new quilt.

Fundraising: There’s been a suggestion of holding a one-day Quilt Show at a free venue for small admission charge. All modern quilts. Possible locations in downtown Ventura with lots of foot traffic.

Philanthropy – At our meeting, please be prepared to respond:
1. Suggestions of organizations/recipients
2. Suggestions of modern patterns
3. Sign-up for making kits
4. Suggestions for times/dates of Sew-ins

May Meeting Guest Speaker: In response to all the requests for more information about color and the use of color in quilts in the “What do I want to learn” question on the survey last month, Judy Chaffee has arranged for Christine Martin to speak at our meeting. We will also have a color-related activity.

Upcoming Events:

  • “Quilting…..Then, Now and Beyond” – Ventura County Arts Council, Atrium Gallery in the Ventura County Hall of Administration, fourth floor. Submission deadline: May 10th. Exhibit runs from May 25 to July 6. Contact Cheryl Collart at Cheryl.collart@gmail.com or phone 805-746-0931
  • MQG Webinar, May 19: English Paper Piecing with Anna Boenish
  • Central Coast Quilt Shop Tour: June 3-4-5, 2016, eleven shops from Paso Robles down to Ventura.
Apr 272016
 

Ventura MQG Board Meeting
Date: Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Time: 6:30pm to 8pm
Note changed location! Panera Bread, 4910 Telephone Road (near Kohl’s), Ventura | See 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.

May Ventura MQG Members Meeting
Date: Monday, May 9, 2016
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura
Building Entry: Refer to your email for the code to the building.
More details to come!

Apr 112016
 

April Members Meeting
Date: Monday, April 11, 2016
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura [map]
Building entry: Refer to the keypad code in your reminder email

Membership:  The Ventura Modern Quilt Guild calendar year starts in January, but you may join at any meeting during the year.  Dues are $50/year, and are prorated for new members.

Challenges:  Based on the Skill Builder presentation by Kyle Crowner and Judy Chaffee in March on the aesthetics of Josef Albers, make a 12 ½” block using values of ONE color (color chips distributed at the meeting) or your own selection of one color, from light value to dark value of the same color.  You may donate your block to the guild to be used in donation quilts later in the year.

Opportunity Quilt:  A dedicated group met on Saturday, March 19th, and spent the morning arranging the “Modern Sawtooth” blocks that were made and donated to the guild for this quilt.  The blocks were transferred to a mobile design wall and taken home by Sarah Wilkerson.  She entered the design into her CAD program and developed the measurements for the sashing between all the blocks.  Thank you, Sarah, for taking on this project for us!

Do you have a name for our opportunity quilt?  There will be a sign-up sheet for suggestions of names, and we will vote on a name at the May meeting.

Another group met on Saturday, April 2nd, at Superbuzzy for a day of piecing.  Progress is being made, thanks to Sarah’s wonderful CAD printout!  Now we are looking for a quilter who will have time to quilt this lovely sawtooth treasure for us, hopefully in time to have on display during the Central Coast Shop Hop on June 3, 4, and 5.   I think we have someone to put the binding on.

Philanthropy:  It was great to hear from representatives from CARL (Canine Adoption and Rescue League) and Surf Cats at the March meeting when VMQG donated dog beds and cat beds.  At the April meeting there will be a clipboard for members to write down the names of other organizations that may benefit from receiving modern quilts.  It is helpful if you will also list the name of the contact person at that organization.

“Many hands make light work” has been a saying for generations.  VMQG needs some members to step forward to work on the Philanthropy Committee.  Maybe one person would like to contact organizations to see how many quilts they could use and what size they need, another couple of members could choose modern patterns and prepare kits for members to take home from the meetings, and another person might enjoy scheduling “sewing-in” events where members gather to work together on donation quilts. There will be sign-up sheets at the meeting!  Please share your skills with the group.

Round Robin exchange:  Participants have had their first “go” at creating a row to compliment the original row received in March. Please remember to keep your progress a secret and pass the bag/box of rows and accompanying fabric to the next person in line. If you have forgotten the order, check with Gladys at the beginning of the meeting and she will set you up.

Library: Judy Hunt, Library Chair, has organized the growing selection of books and magazines available to check out for a month. If you have an item at home, please return it at the meeting so that it’s available for the next reader.

Snacks: Thanks to everyone who signed up for snacks!

Southern California Council of Quilt Guilds – commonly called SCCQG – will be meeting on April 9th at the Carson Community Center in Carson (in Orange Country) for their annual “Meet the Teachers” presentations.  VMQG is a member of SCCQG, and we hope to have a couple of representatives who will attend to learn about speakers from Southern California who would be appropriate for a modern quilt guild.  If you are interested in attending and/or carpooling, please contact Patrice at president@venturamodernquiltguild.com.

Step up: 

  1. We need a Quilt Host for the Opportunity Quilt.  This person will keep the quilt and arrange for it to be shown at various guilds and public places where opportunity tickets may be sold.
  2. Opportunity Ticket organize – a person who will have the tickets printed and keep track of who has checked out tickets.  The recommendation last year was that the tickets come already numbered.