Monday, June 16, 2014

Dates To Remember

Iowa State Fair - Our guild is sponsoring a Modern Quilt Category and we would love to see one of your quilts there.  The registration deadline is July 1st.  You do not have to say what you are entering at that time. You simply register and say how many tickets you would like.  You need one ticket per item you want to enter and the tickets are good for any category in the Fabric and Threads division.  The drop off date is July 26th.
For more information see:  Categories and rules.  Online registration.

Modern Quilt Guild Quilt Show Entries and Contest
June 27:  Submissions for MQG Special Exhibit at International Quilt Festival close.  More information here.
June 30:  QuiltCon Design Challenge submission close.  More information here.
July 1 - November 30 - Submissions for QuiltCon quilt show open.  (details here)

June 19th meeting at the Fred Maytag Scout Center at 6:30 pm - Binding: Basics and Beyond - learn how to take your quilt bindings to the next level. Sherry Von Fumetti will provide tips to give your standard binding a more professional look. Your next quilt can have crisp, precise corners which don’t look rounded or scrunched. She will also demonstrate several binding methods that add an extra level of detail to your quilt.  You won't want to miss it!

July 17th at the Fred Maytag Scout Center at 6:30 pm - Christmas in July - Bring your Christmas and Holiday inspired projects to share (does not have to be a quilt, but does need to be made out of fabric).  

August 21st at Stitch in Des Moines at 6:30 pm -  What To Quilt On This Quilt? with Trina Kirkvold
Does this question sound familiar? Do you have a quilt top and don't know what to do? Please bring your quilt tops (quilt pattern also, if you have one) and we will discuss how to approach your quilting decisions. Bring your sketch pad or notebook to work on your quilting design. We will also cover quilting density, thread and batting choices. Tons of information and inspiration!!

Remember to comment on this post before June 18th to participate in the Finish-It-Up! Challenge.

Remember to bring some fat quarters to our meeting this week to be entered to win a 12 pack of Aurifil thread!  More information here

Have a great week and we will see you Thursday!


  1. Is this July's meeting really on Friday the 18th or is that a typo? I thought we met on Thursdays and only friday when there was some special speaker. Just checking to make sure, thanks!

  2. No--it is Thursday the 17th!