Jan 122015
 

Welcome! The Ventura Modern Quilt Guild (VMQG) 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 GuildMembers and interested non-members are welcome to attend our Guild meetings.

Find out more about VMQG at our About Us page. Scroll down this page to see the latest news and events!

Feb 252015
 

Modern Quilt Guild Meet-Up in Ventura - April 18 2015
Feel free to promote this event and graphic with your fellow MQG members!

Registration now open! VMQG members can sign up online or at the next Member’s meeting.

Modern Quilt Guild Meetup in Ventura
Saturday, April 18, 2015 • 9a-5pm (note updated time)
Cost: $20
At MAKE Ventura • 420 E Santa Clara St, Ventura • Map
venturamodernquiltguild.com/meet-up • Download flyer [PDF]
Click button to register
Members of any Modern Quilt Guild are invited to this day of fun, friendship, quilting and connecting!

Ventura MQG Members: You are welcome to register and pay by clicking the “Click to Register” button above or pay in person at the next VMQG Member’s Meeting on March 5. Please note: Tickets purchased online (through EventBrite) will include a $2.09 surcharge.

The Ventura Modern Quilt Guild welcomes you to our charming beach town. Our special venue, MAKE Ventura, is located in the heart of downtown — walkable to shopping, great food, and the beach!

Table space, chairs, irons and ironing boards, and a kitchen will be available. Please bring your project and supplies, machine, and extension cord.

Cost of admission includes refreshments and chances to win door prizes! Not only that, there will be fabric and notion field trips to superbuzzy and Roxanne’s Quilts for those who want to go.

Pass it on! Know another Modern Quilt Guild member who might like to go? Send them this link — venturamodernquiltguild.com/meet-up — or download this flyer to pass on.

Location: MAKE Ventura is located at the old senior center (across from Rocket Fizz) at the corner of Santa Clara and Oak (yes, right around the corner from the site of our regular meetings!) The entrance is behind the building from the parking lot.

Click button to register

Limit 40 attendees. Open to Members of any Modern Quilt Guilds. A $2.09 surcharge is added by EventBrite to the cost of the ticket when purchasing online.

Read Scott’s account of last year’s Ventura Modern Meet Up

Questions? Comments? Fill out the form, below.

Feb 242015
 

January Board meeting
President Georganna leads the charge.

Date: Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 4360 East Main Street, Ventura (map)
RSVP: Please RSVP with your topic, below

Ventura MQG Members may attend. Due to time constraints, ONLY items on the agenda will be discussed. Please fill out the email form below; be sure to include the topic you’d like to discuss so that it can be added to the agenda.

Feb 172015
 

Modern Meet-Up October 2014

Save the date, registration will be open soon!

Modern Quilt Guild Meetup in Ventura
Saturday, April 18, 2015 • 9a-5pm (note updated time)
Cost: $20
At MAKE Ventura • 420 E Santa Clara St, Ventura • Map

Members of any Modern Quilt Guild are invited to this day of fun, friendship, quilting and connecting!

The Ventura Modern Quilt Guild welcomes you to our charming beach town. Our special venue, MAKE Ventura, is located in the heart of downtown — walkable to shopping, great food, and the beach!

Table space, chairs, irons and ironing boards, and a kitchen will be available. Please bring your project and supplies, machine, and extension cord.

Cost of admission includes refreshments and chances to win door prizes! Not only that, there will be fabric and notion field trips to superbuzzy and Roxanne’s Quilts for those who want to go.

Location: MAKE Ventura is located at the old senior center (across from Rocket Fizz) at the corner of Santa Clara and Oak (yes, right around the corner from the site of our regular meetings!) The entrance is behind the building from the parking lot.

Limit 40 attendees. Open to Members of any Modern Quilt Guilds. Registration will be open soon!

Read Scott’s account of last year’s Ventura Modern Meet Up

Feb 132015
 

Scott's photos from Road to California 2015

Our VMQG Member, Member Coordinator, and Opportunity Quilt superstar Scott recent wrote on his blog about his trip the the Road to California Quilt Show. Go to his blog for the full story and for lots of great, inspirational photos — and drop him a comment, too!

Greg and I had a great time at Road to California this year…in fact, we went both Saturday AND Sunday! I finally purchased my new Innova long-arm quilter…3-weeks and it’s in my home! So many great quilts and incredible inspiration at the show.

Read more and see the pictures on Scott’s blog, Kept in Stitches

Feb 102015
 

From our Philanthropy Chair, Stacey:

Our philanthropy quilts need homes! Let me know if anybody has a recommended charity and contact information. Hospitals, non-profits, services organizations — any leads in the area would be greatly appreciated.

Contact me using the form below. Thanks!

 

Feb 102015
 

http://www.msmu.edu/resources-culture/art-gallery/exhibits.aspx?ContentId=18105She’s been BUSY! Kathy Musashi, with Marie Thibeault, are in the show “Reference to Geometry” at the José Drudis-Biada Art Gallery from January 13-February 21, 2015.

This gallery is on the Mount Saint Mary’s University campus.

More information

Feb 032015
 

Rendered into PiecesOur own Kathy Musashi, with Jerilee Petralba, will be presenting “Rendered into Pieces — a digital/cloth collaboration”. Running from January 26 through February 18, 2015 at CSUCI’s Palm Gallery, Camarillo. Reception is on Thursday, February 12!

About the Show

Intrigued with the idea of a collaborative work, K. Musashi and J. Petralba sought to bridge the gap creatively between their vastly different artistic backgrounds. Together these artists have created a powerful visual and tactile experience that perfectly weaves to robust mediums into something entire new. Come and enjoy a treat for your senses with this fresh, fun and interactive exhibition where you are note only able to interact with the art, but take a piece home with you.

 

Feb 022015
 

Ventura Modern Quilt Guild Member Meeting
Monday, February 9, 6-8pm

Ventura Masonic Center, 482 East Santa Clara Street, Ventura
Cross street: California | Map

All are welcome. If you are not yet a Member, your first meeting is free and second is $5.  After that, you’re welcome to join our Guild — we’d love to have you. Find out more on the About Us page.

Lots of great things will be happening this month and you don’t want to miss this meeting!

  • Challenge – Name Tags: Wear yours for every meeting, please. It’ll be great to see each other’s creativity, help us be more welcoming to newcomers — and keeps Georganna from being confused! Get the details on this challenge on our new Challenges page on the website. Regan and Scott will present the new Challenge for March — what will it be?
  • Round Robin Quilts kickoff: Join the fun! Find out more about what you need on our Challenges page on the website. Don’t be shy, and don’t think it is going to take up too much time — just one border per month is all you have to add. It can be as simple or complicated as you want. At the June meeting, you get back a completed top, just like magic!
  • New Benefit of Membership: We’ll be rolling out an exciting new perk to our Members! You’ll have to come to the Meeting to find out more!
  • Skill Builder Speaker: Home Machine Maintenance by Jennifer Anderson from Sewing Machine Warehouse. You can’t make a great quilt if you machine is not in tip top shape. Jennifer will do hands-on demos with a number of Members’ machines.
  • Opportunity Quilt: remember to bring your ticket stubs and payments and pick up more ticket books!
  • Quilt Pro Quo: Speaking of the Opportunity Quilt, members from the Orange County MQG will be bringing/showing their Opportunity Quilt at tonight’s meeting — and our own Opportunity Quilt will be shown at their meeting in the spring! In addition, Georganna’s taking it to Simi Valley on February 10. See more about our Opportunity Quilt farther down this email.
  • Snacks: Gladys, Annie and Georganna have signed up to bring snacks. Thanks to Carol and Brenda for bringing snacks last month — and to Tisha for being our Hospitality Chair!
  • Raffle: Don’t forget to bring extra bucks for our always-fabulous raffle. Thanks to Gladys and Adele for being the raffle organizers!
  • Membership dues: If you owe your membership fee and have not paid, please remember to bring a check!
  • Philanthropy: From Stacey – We need volunteers to work on philanthropy quilts – from tops, to quilting, to binding to sewing on labels. We will be kitting up various projects and I will have them with me at the next meeting.
  • Building entry: Refer to your reminder email for the code to the door. Contact Georganna at president[at]venturamodernquiltguild[dot]com if you need assistance.
  • Photos: See photos from our January meeting here: https://flic.kr/s/aHsk48ky8a. Thanks to Kim H for being our meeting photographer!

 

Jan 302015
 

Central Coast Quilt Shop Tour

Save the Date to join the fun from Ventura to Paso Robles … and back again!

Central Coast Quilt Shop Tour
Buzzin’ Along the Central Coast
11 Delightful & Unique Shops Welcome You!
Friday • Saturday • Sunday
May 29th, 30th, & 31st, 2015

Welcome back friends, old and new, to The Central Coast… good friends are like quilts, they never lose their warmth.

Joining the esteemed shops this year is our own best friends, superbuzzy!

Participating shops:

 

Jan 252015
 

Hey, let's vote on something Extra board meetings? Maybe not
Yay! Nay!

Date: Tuesday, February 3, 2015
Time: 6:30pm
Location: Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 4360 East Main Street, Ventura (map)
RSVP: Send an email to Georganna – president [at] venturamodernquiltguild [dot] com or comment on this post

All VMQG Members are welcome to attend – Please RSVP to Georganna’s email address, above, or leave a comment, below.