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!

Click on an image to see it larger. Please feel free to leave your comments below. Share your story!

February 2017 Show and Tell

It is February and we are in LOVE with the talented Hot Tamales!

Here's a peek at our show'n tell from the February meeting.

by Allison - quilt for a swap

by Coby, from the Pop Culture Sewing Bee, held by Stacy

by Joanna

Joanna's quilt back - fabric by Libs Elliott

Snowman Embroidery by Meg

Llamas by Sara

by Stacy - from the Pop Culture Sewing Bee

Trapunto Unicorn by Stacy

Stash Buster by Sue

Feel free to add your quilt stories in the comments. Click on pictures to see them larger. Thanks to our fantastic photographer, Karrie! 

Monday, July 25, 2016

Summer Happenings!

Summer is busier than it should be!  I was recently reminiscing about summers where I felt like I had time to spare, time to sort through my sequins and beads, time to read books for fun while floating on a pool lounge.  I hope your summer has had moments like this, but the SAMQG has been busy too!

Our president stepped down as she embarked on a new journey, several members are preparing for or experiencing new babies, some are jumping off cliffs into the many cool swimming holes we have in Texas.  Recently we got together in Joanna's new studio to finish the #quiltsforpulse quilts.  Our show and tell proved that we are keeping busy in our own sewing rooms.  Enjoy some pictures from our recent show and tell!  Thank you Toni for all the pictures.

I see lots of 'Fancy Forest' and 'Sasquatch.'  The kids were involved too!  Check out our members talent!