Aug 112014
 

Our August 2014 board meeting will be held Tuesday, August 26th, 6pm at Communication Administrator Stacey’s house.

Our board meetings are always open to VMQG members.

If you are not a board member and plan on attending please leave a comment on this post [or email me at andres (at) venturamodernquiltguild.com] and I’ll email you the address.

Aug 112014
 

We will be holding our 2nd annual Scrap Swap at our September 8th meeting. This is open to all guild members.

RULES:

If you wish to take part please bring a bag of scraps to the September meeting. Participants should bring enough scraps to fill a shoe box. The smallest sized scrap should be no smaller than a 2.5 inch swatch.

The participants will be paired up. Each will be given their partner’s bag of scraps.

You will make an item in the modern aesthetic for your partner using their scraps. One additional coordinating fabric of your choosing may be added to the scraps.

You will bring your completed project to the November meeting. After we see them all during Show and Tell you will exchange your completed project with your partner and return to them any unused scraps.

If you have any questions please post them in the comments section.

Aug 032014
 

Date: Monday, August 11th, 2014
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center (directions)


In addition to our other fun activities our main feature will be our VMQG member trunk show.

Please refer to your meeting reminder email for instructions on how to enter the building.

Don’t forget to bring your philanthropy Disappearing Nine Patch challenge blocks. Click HERE for details.

RSVP by leaving a comment here.

Dues are $50 per year. Your first regular meeting is free. If you want to come back but aren’t ready to join, a nominal fee of $5 will be charged. Then, you have to join. If you join between January and June then your dues will be due again in January. If you join between July and December, your dues will be due again in July. Please see Maureen to pay your dues.

A big thanks goes out to our hospitality committee volunteers for providing refreshments for our August meeting.

Click on the Continue Reading button to see photos from our August meeting. Continue reading »

Jul 162014
 

Our July 2014 board meeting will be held Tuesday, July 29th, 6pm at Communication Administrator Stacey’s new house.

Our board meetings are always open to VMQG members.

If you are not a board member and plan on attending please leave a comment on this post [or email me at andres (at) venturamodernquiltguild.com] and I’ll email you the address.

Jul 072014
 

Date: Monday, July 14th, 2014
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center (directions)


In addition to our other fun activities our main feature(s) will be our MQG Michael Miller Fabric Challenge / Ventura County Fair entries show-and-tell. Bring in your Michael Miller fabric challenge projects and your Ventura County Fair quilt entries to show.

Please refer to your meeting reminder email for instructions on how to enter the building.

Don’t forget to bring your Ventura County Fair challenge blocks. Click HERE for details.

We will be holding our Second Quarter Fat Quarter Swap at our June JULY meeting. Any member wishing to take part should bring to the July meeting two fat quarters of good quality quilting cotton. One fat quarter should be a solid and the other fat quarter should be a MODERN PRINT. Each member participating will receive a raffle ticket and be entered to win a bunch of fat quarters!

The Astronomical Block Challenge is due. If you are interested in participating in this challenge the instructions are here.

RSVP by leaving a comment here.

If you joined between July and December of last year your dues are due at this meeting. We ask you arrive a little early so we can process the payments from our members. If your dues are up you will be receiving a reminder from Maureen this week.

Dues are $50 per year. Your first regular meeting is free. If you want to come back but aren’t ready to join, a nominal fee of $5 will be charged. Then, you have to join. If you join between January and June then your dues will be due again in January. If you join between July and December, your dues will be due again in July. Please see Maureen to pay your dues.

A big thanks goes out to Kim and Cary Lyn for providing refreshments for our July meeting.

Click on the Continue Reading button to see photos from our May meeting. Continue reading »

Jun 162014
 

Saturday June 21st
9am – 4pm
Museum of Ventura County


This Saturday is our second annual Quilt In Public Day. We will be meeting in the Plaza (the enclosed courtyard in front of the Main St. entrance) of the Museum of Ventura County which is located at 100 East Main Street, Ventura.

We will be sitting in an outdoor setting working on our quilts (obviously hand work that we could do on our laps), and speaking with any interested museum visitors about quilting and the VMQG. Maureen will bring flyers to hand out.

In addition to in-process quilts, please bring along a couple of completed modern quilts or challenge blocks so that we have examples of our aesthetic.

We will try to provide chairs and a pop-up canopy but it would be best if you pack a foldable chair in your car just-in-case. Please bring food and drink for yourself, it gets warm in the plaza. If you need help bringing your gear to the Plaza please come get me and I’ll help move your stuff there.

If you have any more questions please email Scott.

hope to see you on Saturday,
Andres

Jun 102014
 

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Our June VMQG Block Challenge is our yearly Ventura County Fair Block Challenge. Make a (modern) quilt block which reflects the Ventura County Fair’s 2014 theme of A Country Fair with Ocean Air.

If you plan on submitting your block to the Ventura County Fair please follow their guidelines below, if not please make your block any size. Please click HERE for an abridged version of the Fair’s home arts department entry guide (I took out all non-quilting pages).

RULES
1. The quilt block must measure 12 ½” x 12 ½” to
be eligible for competition. Blocks that do not
square up to 12 ½” will be disqualified.
2. Blocks must be made from 100% cotton. Any
technique or pattern may be used.
3. Do not pre-quilt or back the block,
4. Name and address must be attached to back of
block.
5. Quilt blocks will be on display during Fair.
6. The entries will not be returned. A quilt
consisting of these blocks will be displayed and
auctioned at next year’s fair. Proceeds donated
to the Ventura County Fair Foundation for
fairground improvements.

Jun 102014
 

Our June 2014 board meeting will be held Tuesday, June 24th, 6pm at Communication Administrator Stacey’s new house.

Our board meetings are always open to VMQG members.

If you are not a board member and plan on attending please leave a comment on this post [or email me at andres (at) venturamodernquiltguild.com] and I’ll email you the address.

Jun 012014
 

Date: Monday, June 9th, 2014
Time: 6pm to 8pm
Location: Ventura Masonic Center (directions)


In addition to our other fun activities our main feature will be our rescheduled Blog Show and Tell by communications administrator Stacey.

Please refer to your meeting reminder email for instructions on how to enter the building.

Don’t forget to bring your Red, White or Blue challenge block. Click HERE for details.

We will be holding our Second Quarter Fat Quarter Swap at our June meeting. Any member wishing to participate should bring to the June meeting two fat quarters of good quality quilting cotton. One fat quarter should be a solid and the other fat quarter should be a MODERN PRINT. Each member participating will receive a raffle ticket and be entered to win a bunch of fat quarters!

RSVP by leaving a comment here.

Dues are $50 per year. Your first regular meeting is free. If you want to come back but aren’t ready to join, a nominal fee of $5 will be charged. Then, you have to join. If you join between January and June then your dues will be due again in January. If you join between July and December, your dues will be due again in July. Please see Maureen to pay your dues.

A big thanks goes out to our hospitality committee volunteers for providing refreshments for our June meeting.

Click on the Continue Reading button to see photos from our May meeting.

Continue reading »

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