Mar 222012

Here’s a link to a great article on Boing Boing about the new fad among young girls: sewing. Here’s two quotes from the article:

“Young women and girls are reclaiming that image,” says Luna’s mom, Mimi Ito. “They’re making things that are quirky and funky and tied to a punk DIY aesthetic.” Mimi thinks there’s a culture shift going on, even though we still have those old images of what crafting means.

“What Luna has taught me through sewing,” Mimi says, “Is there’s this whole dimension of technical and geeked-out practice that’s much more girl-facing and girl-friendly.

Sounds like a new crop of modern quilters in the making to me.

Mar 092012

Please note: Unfortunately, due to some health concerns with her pregnancy, Alissa has had to cancel the scheduled book signing. We are talking with her about the possibility of re-scheduling a visit in late summer/early fall once baby has safely arrived. Thanks so much for your interest!




Stupendous news!!! The Ventura Modern Quilt Guild and superbuzzy will be hosting a reception and book signing in celebration of Alissa Haight Carlton’s latest book, Modern Minimal! Alissa will be bringing the quilts featured in the book (yippee!) so that we can appreciate them in person! Please join us on Tuesday, March 27th at 6pm for a special evening to chat with Alissa, see the stunning quilts featured in the book, get copies of her books signed, and nosh on some yummies. Please RSVP by March 20th so that we can plan all the fun!

Mar 042012

Date:   Monday, March 12th
Time:   6pm to 8pm (superbuzzy open at 5pm)
Location :  superbuzzy  (directions)

Please RSVP by leaving a comment.

We might be short on chairs for this meeting. If you can bring your own portable chair it would be greatly appreciated!

superbuzzy will be open at 5pm to give you a chance to browse and pick up any last minute goodies!

Feb 292012

How is everyone doing on their “Make it Modern” block? I chose some fantastic fabric and drafted my block.  I’m looking forward to actually cutting into that fabric!!

Our next meeting is March 12 at 6pm at superbuzzy.  Can’t  wait to see you all!!

In case you missed any of our previous posts, here are some links to:


Ventura County Fair quilting contests


See you all soon!


Feb 212012

Exciting News!!

Announcing QuiltCon, The Modern Quilt Guild’s inaugural convention and quilt show!!

February 21-24, 2013 in Austin, TX.

Check out lots of information and details on the QuiltCon website!

Feb 212012

Just received information for the 9th Annual Ventura County Fair Quilt Challenge and 2nd Annual Quilt Block Challenge. The theme for this year’s fair is “Rides, Ribbons & Rodeos”. For the Block Challenge, the quilter needs to create a 12 1/2 by 12 1/2″ block interpreting the theme. The blocks will be used to create a quilt that will be sold at auction to benefit the Ventura County Fair Foundation. For the Quilt Challenge, the quilter needs to interpret the theme in a wall hanging. I’ve scanned the pages with the specific requirements and deadlines (couldn’t find the info online) and uploaded them here.

Wouldn’t it be awesome if the VMQG had some representation at the fair this year?!? Just sayin’….