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!

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.

Sep 162016
 

QuiltFest Oasis Palm Springs

Exciting Opportunity!

We have mentioned the QuiltFest Oasis in Palm Springs, October 6-8 several times, and described how the show is featuring modern quilts this year. But it’s a bit far for most of us to drive.

Now we have the opportunity to team up with Camarillo Quilters on their bus trip to the show on Saturday, October 8! Their guild is offering Ventura Modern Quilt Guild members the special “early bird” rate of $65, which is the same rate as CQA members.

This includes:

  • Continental breakfast on board the bus, including chocolate!
  • Admission to the show, including advanced entry with no waiting
  • Round trip bus fare
  • Plenty of sharing with fellow quilters on the bus

The check-in time at the Camarillo Park and Ride (Las Posas at Hwy 101) is 6:30am, and the bus will depart at 7am. The bus will have us back at the Camarillo parking lot at 7pm. There are no cancellations or refunds, but you may sell your seat to someone else.

Contact Tricia at (805) 797- 7449 or triciasteinfeld@gmail.com.

What a great opportunity to see many modern quilts in one place! Let’s do this!

Sep 112016
 

Wonkstellation

2016-2017 Opportunity Quilt

Wonkstellation
2016-17 Ventura Modern Quilt Guild Opportunity Quilt
75″ x 90.5″

This quilt grew from a Guild Challenge – create a Modern Sawtooth star, using an assigned print combined with Kona solids, as well as Kona White and Silver as background. Many Ventura MQG members helped to design, build, quilt and finish this amazing piece – suitable for a bed or a wall.

Opportunity Quilt tickets now on sale! You can win this incredible quilt!

  • $1 for 1 ticket
  • $5 for 6 tickets
  • Drawing to be held at the Ventura Modern Quilt Guild meeting and party on February 13, 2017

Contact the Guild to purchase tickets and for more information.

Wonkstellation

View the quilt online: See whole photo album here

Sep 072016
 

SEPTEMBER MEMBERS MEETING
Date: Monday, September 12, 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

Meeting:

  • Bring your project from the Improv Quilting Challenge from Becky H: Using solid colors, 100% cotton and an improvisational approach to piecing and quilting, create a piece, wherever improv takes you! Option to create a placemat or placemats using your work. Size: Approximately 13½” x 17”. Consider donating your project to our Philanthropy effort. See more info and a tutorial on our Challenges page.
  • We are holding another popular Quilt University, where members are showcasing quick tips and techniques that you can use in your quilting. Scott G – tube piecing; Judy C – flip triangles; Janna B – curved flying geese; Barbara O – binding tips; Jenn R – English paper piecing
  • Quilts needed! Bring your modern quilts to the meeting for display on Sunday, September 18th, at the Simi Valley Quilt Show. Quilts must have a hanging sleeve and a label with your name on it.
  • Philanthropy project roundup: If you have orphan blocks, challenge blocks, or fabric that is taking up space in your stash, consider bringing them to the General Meeting and we will incorporate them into our philanthropy projects.

Upcoming Events:

It’s Sew-In Time!
Wednesday, September 14, 6-8pm at the Masonic Center (our regular meeting venue).
Bring your machine, all equipment you need, fabric, ideas, and your inspiration as we work on philanthropy items.

Simi Valley Quilt ShowModern Quilts on Display
Sunday September 18, 10am-4pm

Rancho Santa Susana Community Park
5005 East Los Angeles, Simi Valley

Admission is $10. Our Opportunity Quilt will be there and we will be selling tickets!

Alissa Haight Carleton at the Conejo Valley Quilters Meeting
Monday September 19, 7pm
Ascension Lutheran Church, Pederson Hall
1600 East Hillcrest Drive, Thousand Oaks

The co-founder of the Modern Quilt Guild will be the speaker at the Conejo Valley Quilters meeting. Social hour starts at 6:30pm and the meeting begins at 7:00pm. Guests are welcome; guest fee is $5.

Check out our Calendar for more details


Looking Ahead:

October 6-8: QuiltFest Oasis, Palm Springs, featuring the National ModernQuilt Competition and a Modern Quilt Symposium

Jackie Gehring:

Camarillo Quilters

  • Nov. 8 – Camarillo Quilters, lecture at 9:30 am. “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

Simi Valley Quilters

Valley Quiltmakers

  • 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
Sep 052016
 

BOARD MEETING – NOTE SPECIAL TIME
Date: Tuesday, September 6, 2016
Time: 6:00 – 8:00pm (1/2 hour early – this month only)
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.


SEPTEMBER MEMBERS MEETING

Date: Monday, September 12, 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)

Details to come!

Aug 092016
 

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

 

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Improv Quilting - Becky H

Aug 022016
 

Ventura MQG Board Meeting
Special Date and Time: Thursday, August 4, 2016
Time: 6-8pm
Regular Location: The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, 4360 East Main Street, 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.

August Ventura MQG Members Meeting
Date: August 8, 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.

Presentation: Becky H will present information about improv quilting, another request from our survey of guild members last spring. Becky has always been on the cutting edge of improv, so it will be great to hear from her!

Refreshments: On the list for August – Jenn Rodriguez, Tisha Maeda, and Lynn Hofflund will provide us with snacks and liquid refreshment during the break in the meeting. Thank you for keeping us nourished.

Challenge: Graph Paper Challenge – From Sarah W. Create a block (or quilt top) using a design laid out on graph paper. Use design from workshop (see below), or inspired by another quilt patters, a specific fabric or shape, a style of quilt. See our Challenges pagefor more information and a link to Sarah’s presentation.

Coming Up: Our Quilt University will be back in session for our first fall meeting in September. Do you have a technique or strategy that you’d like to share in a 12-15 minute presentation to a small group? Judy Chaffee will present “Flip Triangles,” Barbara O’Grady will share binding techniques … per the results of the annual survey, we will have presentations on free motion quilting using a domestic machine to take away the fear of free motion in October.

Michael Miller Challenge Fabric is here!  If you signed up with MQG for QuiltCon 2017, please pick up your fabric at the meeting. Note: there are two different colors, so step up to have a choice.

Quilt Exhibit: We have been invited to participate in a display of modern quilts on Sunday, September 18th in conjunction with the Simi Valley Quilt Show. There is room for about ten large, bed-sized quilts, or more if some are wall hangings.  Please look over your quilt cupboard to see what you can display.  All quilts need to have labels, with your name, the quilt’s name, and date. We will have sign-ups on Monday evening.

Opportunity Quilt:  Our beautiful opportunity quilt, Wonkstellation, is ready for display!  Thanks to everyone who created stars, planned and pieced, quilted, bound and finished — and provided emotional and financial support! We couldn’t have such an incredible quilt without all our members. We are setting up a schedule of Saturdays where the quilt can be displayed at a local quilt shop and we can sell tickets for the drawing.  Quilt Ventura, superbuzzy, Homespun Treasures, and Fabric Town are all on board with us!  It’s great to have such support from our quilting community.  Which Saturday can you help out?

Philanthropy: The heart quilt for the Orlando Pulse night club victims is nearing completion. More details on Monday night at the meeting. Shout-out to Jenn R for organizing the creation of this piece.

SEW-IN scheduled for September 14th (Wednesday) from 6:00 – 9:00 pm. We will be meeting in our regular room at the Masonic Center (the dining room), so bring extension cords and surge protectors with your sewing machines.

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 to volunteer: 

  1. To sell raffle tickets at a Saturday or Sunday event
  2. To work on the Pulse Orlando quilt
  3. To share an idea that has helped you with some aspect of quilting.
  4. To bring snacks for a future meeting.
Jul 282016
 

From Road to California:

Calling all Volunteers! If you didn’t get all your desired classes please consider volunteering your time to qualify for priority registration. Priority registration is the opportunity to register for all your classes up to 2 weeks prior to the opening of public registration.

There are plenty of opportunities to volunteer and get those hours in! Hang quilts, “white glove” – we even have a few sit-down jobs available.

Register as a volunteer here: http://www.road2ca.com/volunteer.html

If you have any questions about any of volunteer opportunities available please contact us at info@roadtocalifornia.com.

Road to California Quilters’ Conference & Showcase
January 19-22, 2017
Ontario Convention Center

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