Friday, June 27, 2014

Angela Walters Trunk Show / Machine Quilting for the Modern Quilter August 2, 2014

The San Deigo Modern Quilt Guild has generously offered us an opportunity to join them on August 2, 2014 to see the amazing Angela Walters in action!

You’ve heard about modern quilts, you’ve seen modern quilts, and you’ve even made a few. One question still remains: how do you quilt a modern quilt? Professional machine quilter Angela Walters will demystify all of the daunting aspects of quilting for the modern quilt,
including how to handle solid and unconventional fabrics, irregular shapes, and negative space. Her relaxed approach to modern machine quilting will ease your fears and spark your imagination. This lecture is suitable for quilters of all levels.

To sign up, click here and choose SDMQG Member Pricing — only $55!

Comment if you'll be attending and are interested in carpooling. We will find a central location to meet up!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Janet's Awesome Binding Technique!

Check out this super cool video of Janet's technique for perfectly joining the ends of your double fold binding. It works everytime. Janet is a superstar!

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Our first donation option for our quilts - Human Options

Human Options is our first donation option for our quilts that I would like to present to you.  Here's who they are and what they do.

Human Options - Restoring Hope. Rebuilding Lives

Mission: To help battered women, their families and the entire community break the cycle of domestic violence.

What we do: Human Options breaks the cycle of domestic violence.

Formal research shows that 90-93% of our residential clients continue to be violence free one year or more after graduating from the program.

How we do it: Through effective crisis, long-term and prevention programs.
Emergency shelter and transitional living programs provide counseling, legal advocacy, case management and job readiness training for abused women and their children.

Long-term support helps to rebuild lives through our Children and Families Counseling Center.

Community education for youth grades K-12 creates a safe community and a new generation free of violence.

Domestic Violence Facts:
1 in 4 women will be physically assaulted by a partner during her lifetime

1 in 5 teens experience dating violence
Children who grow up in homes with domestic violence are more likely to become abusers or be abused
One third of all 911 calls reporting domestic violence are made by children (OC Domestic Violence Court)

90% of elder abuse is committed by family members

The cost of domestic violence to American businesses is $6 billion a year in sick and medical leaves and lost productivity

Their Second Step transitional housing program for families recovering from the effects of domestic violence are always in need of blankets and quilts.  They have 14 units in our housing complex.  Family sizes range from 2 to 5. 

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Monday, June 2, 2014

QUILTCON Dates to Remember

There is a lot going on these next few months! Below is a list of dates to help keep you on track.

  May30:  Last day to apply for Super Volunteer
  June 1:  QuiltCon schedule released 
June 13:  Last day to join as member to receive QuiltCon discounts
June 16:  Last day to update member roster to receive QuiltCon discounts 
June 17:  Discount code and registration tutorial sent to all members
June 24:  Registration open for all MQG members
   July 1:  Registration open to non members 
 July 30:  Last day to cancel QuiltCon registration and receive a full refund

Quilt Entries
May 30:  Submissions for MQG Special Exhibit at International Quilt Festival open 
  July 1:  Submissions for QuiltCon quilt show open
July 27:  Submissions for MQG Special Exhibit at International Quilt Festival close
Nov 30:  Submissions for QuiltCon quilt show entries close

Check out for more details as they become available.