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!

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.
Apr 012016
 
Ventura MQG Board Meeting
Date: Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Time: 6:30pm to 8pm
Location: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 4360 E Main St., Ventura  
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.

April Ventura MQG Members Meeting
Monday,
April 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!
Mar 142016
 

From The Coastal Quilters of Santa Barbara and Goleta –

We are planning a special exhibit for our upcoming quilt show in September 2016 called “Quilting in Paradise – Santa Barbara County”.

We are looking for small quilt entries 24×30 either horizontal or vertical that are inspired by Santa Barbara County. The special exhibit is open to any one that resides in the tri county area – San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara or Ventura Counties that wishes to make a quilt that depicts Santa Barbara County to be juried into this special exhibit.

Please go to our website at http://www.coastalquilters.org/ to pick up the Call for Entries and the Registration Form. The registration form is due April 14th for informational purposes only with the quilt due on July 14th.

Mar 132016
 

Date: Monday, March 14, 2016
Time: 6-8pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center, 482 E. Santa Clara St., Ventura (map)
Building Entry: Refer to your email for the keypad code.

Membership: If you did not pay your Membership dues in February, you have been taken off the Ventura MQG roster as well as the overall MQG membership. Never fear, though, you may rejoin at any meeting and get back on the rosters so you have access to cool MQG happenings and of course hang with your Modern quilty buddies.

Challenges: The Nametag Challenge Block continues. We want to remind everyone to make it and wear it. The remembering-to-wear-it part is the hardest, I know. Check out the inspiration name tags at venturamodernquiltguild.com/challenges

Opportunity Quilt Blocks: March is the time we need to have all the Opportunity Quilt Challenge blocks turned in so we can start to design it at the Sew-in on March 19. See the tutorial page for guidelines and inspiration. Did anybody notice the number of donated charity quilts at Quilt Con with Sawtooth Stars?  They stole our ideas (I took photos so we know who they are) and we are gonna steal them right back!

Philanthropy: Some of you still have a dog or cat bed kit to finish, so bring it in to Stacey.  We will be giving them to CARL and Surf Cat Cafe. We are also ready for suggestions of charities we could support in 2016. Give the name and contact info of your charity to Stacey so we can review them and vote on which we want to support.  Remember, it does not have to be an organization that we give a pile of quilts to, but maybe one that could use a beautiful one for an auction….lots of worthy causes out there we can support.

Desperately Seeking Chair: We need someone to step in for Stacey in Philanthropy!  This can be a shared Chair, so grab a friend and talk to Patrice right now.

Round Robin: Bring your first row fabric in an opaque container to this meeting so Gladys can organize your first trade. Get all the details on the Round Robin 2016 webpage.

Sew-In: We’ll be working on the Opportunity Quilt as well as our own work on March 19, Grace Lutheran Church,  6190 Telephone Rd. in Ventura, 9 am-4pm. Bring machines, sewing essentials and extension cord.

Need a Quilt Mum and Host: When the Opportunity Quilt is done, we need a Quilt Mum and a Host.  Adventure! Travel! Meet new people! See Patrice before these fun positions are snatched up!

Snacks: Barbara O and Carolyn signed up for treats.

Library:  If you have an outstanding library item, bring it back so someone else can check it out.  Judy our Librarian, doesn’t usually get cranky, but it’s best to not provoke her…..Donate your MODERN books and magazines to Judy Hunt, Library Chair.

Photos: See photos from our February meeting here: https://flic.kr/s/aHskuC8d6o

See you at the Meeting March 14. Don’t forget to bring your Modern Show and Tell quilts.

—  Georganna (Newsletter Chair)