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’….

Feb 152012

Our two photographers at the February meeting (Kelly and Becky) have uploaded photos here and here.  I’ll (soon-ish) update the post for the February meeting with some of these pictures. Until then please look them over. If you want a picture taken down please email me here and we will do so promptly. If you find a picture of yourself please take a minute to leave a comment with your name/description of the quilt. Thanks!

Feb 152012

So great to see everyone at the meeting on Monday! Thanks especially to everyone who had to stand and lean… we’ll figure out that chair situation before we meet again in March!

Fun to see how many of us are approaching quiltmaking from a mathematical/scientific standpoint… thought you might all be interested in this Math Monday feature from Make a while back. Enjoy!

Feb 132012


Have you heard about the Craftcation Conference? Held right here in Ventura, it should be loaded with crafty fun, as well as great info for those interested in starting or expanding their crafty business. Early (discounted) registration ends this Wednesday (February 15th). Edited to add: Craftcation is offering a special discount to Ventura residents! Use promo code “ccventura1293001” for a 25% discount. Must have a Ventura address to use this code, and the code cannot be combined with the earlybird registration rates.

Craftcation organizers, Delilah and Nicole, have been kind enough to make a display table available for the VMQG! So, be ready to bring your quilts to display and show off!

Feb 072012

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