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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

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:

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

—  Georganna (Newsletter Chair)