Thursday, August 17, 2017

SAMQG August Meeting Show'n Tell

With school starting soon, we are back on track meeting in our regular location with fun quilty programs. Here's a peek at August's Show'n Tell.

At the July meeting, Leslie opened her dye studio to let us play with a few thickened dyes in the colors determined by the national MQG chapter for the upcoming charity quilt challenge. We made some interesting pieces!

Member show'n tell quilts do not disappoint!

This first quilt is Mary Ruth's Fancy Forest.

Stacy used the softest green fabric to feature this Cotton and Steel layer cake in a HUGE quilt.

You'll recognize this next quilt from the cover of a magazine. It was made and designed by Joanna, our guild president.

Susie brought her copy of the magazine for an autograph.

The scrap quilt below is by Jen. She designed the pattern and had to buy extra fabric for the cream background. 

Susie made this quilt featuring the number 5. It is huge and possibly still growing.

These beautiful pineapples are a gift and made with the quick curve ruler.

Show'n Tell is always a treat at the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild. Please be sure to stop by our meeting at the Jewish Community Center on the first Thursday in September to see a whole new batch of quilts.

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Mini Quilt Show and Auction

The San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild hosted its first annual Mini Quilt Show and Auction. Members were asked to make a 16" x 16" quilt to donate to the event. Read more about the guidelines here.

41 quilts were on display in the classroom at Sew Special Quilt Shop SA from May 1st to May 11th.

((If the video below doesn't load, watch the Mini Quilt Show here.))


The bidding opened and we were off to a great start. We hosted the event invitation on Facebook and you can see more images and comments there.

Thank you to the membership who pulled together to create an incredibly fun event. 
Thanks to the shop for hosting us.
Thanks to the community who bid and supported us.

Congratulations to our top prize winners:

The winner of the Viewer's Choice Award was Kelli for her piece, Mr. Snail.

The quilt that raised the most funds was Sarah R's paper pieced triangles.


We cannot wait to do it again next year!

Monday, March 13, 2017

March Show and Tell

Another fantastic meeting with incredibly talented quilters. Check out these Show'n Tell quilts from the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild's March meeting:

(above) Stacy shares her Libs Elliot workshop quilt.

(above) Stacy's Libs Elliot pieced quilt back. 

Deb shares her piece for the Mini Quilt Auction. It looks great right-side up and upside down!

Susan S made this quilt for a family member who walks on the beach. She even quilted flip-flops into the design. Gorgeous!

Michelle S. shares her 9-patch design, which recently returned from QuiltCon 2017. Congratulations Michelle!

Suzy A shares her modern, improv t-shirt quilt and pillows.

Cher recently attended a Sue Spargo workshop and shared this lovely wool applique design.

Erica stopped by to share fun quilt.

Susan S. shares her finish from the Libs Elliot workshop. 

Jessi shares this holiday inspired quilt.

We had another wonderful meeting and we look forward to having you at our next meeting! For more information, click our meetings tab or email one of the board members.

Next meeting is April 6th at the JCC.
Mini Quilt Auction is May 11th at Sew Special on 1604.

Friday, February 10, 2017

Mini Quilt Auction - 2017

Mini Quilt Silent Auction

Join the San Antonio Modern Quilt Guild as they showcase and auction off quilted designs. This is a fundraiser event for our local chapter of the Modern Quilt Guild. Feel free to invite friends to SewSpecial Quilt Shop (5139 North Loop 1604 W Suite 110, San Antonio, TX 78249) May 2-11 to view & vote on the quilts and May 11, 2017 at 7p to bid in the silent auction. Please RSVP to the event on Facebook.

Guild Member Guidelines:
  • ·         Quilts should measure 16” x 16”.
  • ·         Imagination is your only limitation! Make a Modern Mini to represent our guild style.
  • ·         There is no entry limit. Make as many as you like, though we will try to represent all members’ works before hanging second quilts. 
  • ·         Applique, piecing, painting, quilting, thread design, etc- anything goes!
  • ·         Quilts will be displayed at Sew Special; hung with pushpins.
Members: Share your projects on social media using the hashtag #showusyourmini

Money raised at the event will go directly to the quilt guild to bring in fun and interesting programs and workshops for our members. Cash or Check only.

Ribbons will be awarded for the quilts with:
·         Top three Viewer’s Choice Ribbons
·         Highest Bid Ribbons
·         A couple randomly drawn prizes will also be given.

DEADLINES: Bring your labeled, finished quilts to the April meeting. If you miss the April meeting, please contact Jen Eskridge to arrange a drop off, OR plan to attend the Quilt Hanging Party on May 1st at Sew Special.

Watch Facebook for more details! 

Sunday, February 5, 2017

February's Guest Speaker: Libs Elliott

What do you do when Libs Elliott comes to your guild?  You party like a rock star! 
Libs shared a bit about her history, her quilt journey, and her technology-based approach to designing quilts. She even shared a sneak peek at her upcoming line with Andover Fabrics. 

She taught her Embrace the Chaos workshop ON HER BIRTHDAY for our guild and here are a few pics:
by Allison

by Joanna

by Karrie

by Cathy

by Stacy

Happy Birthday, Libs!

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