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Fall Charm Pack Swap

Posted by SacModQG Admin on June 29, 2016 at 11:20 PM Comments comments (0)

During our June meeting we talked about an upcoming opportunity to have a charm pack swap. This swap is being hosted by our president Sarah Busing. 

Here is how it works.

-Bring in one yard of fabric which works with the following, attached color palette. Remember that we are cutting charms (5x5 inches) so the scale of print should be considered.

-email or text Sarah Busing ([email protected]) a photo of your fabric. We will post on Facebook and instagram so that we dont get a lot of duplicates.

-follow on Instagram and in our Facebook chat. Tag in Instagram is #sacmqgcharmpackswap1

-Bring fabrics by the September meeting. We will cut after that, and have ready for October meeting!

#quiltsforpulse Quilt Drive

Posted by SacModQG Admin on June 18, 2016 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi all!

Sacramento is answering the call and helping our sister guild, The Orlando Modern Quilt Guild, in their efforts to bring a quilt to everyone affected by the shooting in Orlando last week.  For more information click here.

Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild has set a goal of donating 5 quilts to Orlando. The quilts will be given to the survivors, families of the victims, and first responders of the Pulse shooting in Orlando.

There are many ways you can help!

Make Blocks! or Make a Quilt top! - please visit the tutorial at ( link takes you directly there). Orlando is requesting quilts made of hearts in a rainbow of colors no smaller than 48"x 60". If you are making blocks  ( the 10" finished blocks) or a quilt top, they are due to Angelina McKenna by July 25th, 2016. 

Help make Quilt tops!- Janice at Sewn Stitch Studio in Sacramento has offered up her sewing salon to us on July 30th from 530 to 9pm. We will be assembling quilt tops from donated blocks, preparing backing, and cutting binding. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

Quilt a Quilt top!- Volunteers will be needed to quilt the tops. If you are a long armer or are comfortable quilting on your home sewing machine we will need volunteers. 

Bind a Quilt! - Bind by hand or bind by machine :) Help us put those finishing touches on our quilts. Custom labels will be made so that Orlando knows that Sacramento is sending them some love. 

Feeling inspired to make an entire quilt on your own?? Do it!  Finished quilts are due to Angelina McKenna by September 5th, 2016. Quilts can be send to Orlando on a continuing basis but are due no later  than September 15. The shipping address is available on their blog, linked above. Please let Angelina know when you send so we can keep track of how many quilts came from Sacramento.

Financial Contributions! Monetary donations will be helpful in off-setting the cost of materials and postage.

If you are on Instagram, check out the #quiltsforpulse tag to see all the beautiful rainbow quilts that are already being made! Happy sewing!

Countdown to Quilt Con!

Posted by SacModQG Admin on February 15, 2016 at 2:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey all ,

 I know I'm busy with all my to do lists today, how about you? We are about 4 days away from Quilt Con 2016 in Pasadena and the pressure is on! I spent last night prepping my fabrics,  double checking my supply lists, and playing mental tetris about how I can fit all my supplies in a suitcase and still have room for more shopping. :) Today is all about finishing up my real life "to do" list so I can jet off to Pasadena guilt free (and laundry. Because clothes are required and I want to allowed back to Quilt Con in 2018.)

Did you know QuiltCon has a mobile app to help you stay connected while you are there? It's true! You should have received and email this last week. This app is for attendees only and you will need your registration code to log in.

Don't forget to use social media while you are there! The use of social media is how the Modern Quilt Guild was founded and the best way to stay connected with your guild mates. So post your pictures to our members only chat page on Facebook, use the hashtag #sacmqg  #quiltcon2016 on twitter and instagram, or follow along with me on Instagram @sacmqg or @weenchaweena.

If you attending Quilt Con you should have received an email with the list of attendees for our guild. If you didn't receive this info please email us at [email protected] We are organizing a dinner/meet up but we are not publicly publishing this info.

I'll let you get back to your packing and scheming now. Just remember, quilting supplies like scissors and rotary cutters need to be packed in your checked baggage, not your carry on. Can you imagine having a TSA agent confiscate your beloved Ginghers??? It would be quilt anarchy.

Also, think about packing a few USPS flate rate envelopes in your suitcase! I know I'm going to do some shopping and I would rather pay $6 to mail things back to myself then a baggage charge if my suitcase gets over the limit.

See you in Pasadena!


Pantone Color of the Year Challenge

Posted by SacModQG Admin on January 23, 2016 at 12:35 AM Comments comments (0)

Hey all!

I know you have been waiting patiently to bring the 80's back  for more information about the proposed Pantone Color of the Year challenge. I will admit, I am a fan of this combo. Maybe it's because I was too young in the 80's to have been really been scared by the overabundance of this combo. Maybe I only fondly remember my mothers obsession with mauve and cornflower blue and all the geese in bonnets that went along with it. I wanted to propose this as a challenge to reaquaint us with this color palette. Maybe we can unearth some of those warm feelings we had for it 30 years ago? Maybe not. Only time will tell.

The Pantone Color (s) of the year is actually 2 colors this year, Serenity and Rose Quartz. Their idea is specifically about how these two colors can live in harmony. I found this very inspiring as I knew these colors would be controversial. You can read the full statement about the color choices at . It is both inspiring and controversial.

So here's the scoop:

Pantone's official color numbers are Serenity 15-3919 and Rose Quartz 13-1520

The Bella Solids by Moda colors that match the most are 3 Sisters Pink and French Blue

The Kona colors that most closely match are Primrose and Cornflower

The "challenge" set forth is the use these colors to create something. It's can be a quilt or bag or whatever you want. Let's just give it a chance. The Pantone website has some beautiful color palettes available for inspiration. I'm loving the mints, grays, and dusky blues mixed in with it.  And let's not forget the dreamy shade of lavender that is created in between the two colors! We will share these finished projects at our May meeting. I would be totally open for a "Pantone and Pie" date too. If a bunch of us are working/struggling with this, we should get together and talk about it over a slice. Any excuse for pie right?

Happy Quilting!



New Membership Structure!

Posted by SacModQG Admin on December 19, 2014 at 2:45 AM Comments comments (0)

As of January 2015, the Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild will join the National Modern Quilt Guild. As a result, our membership structure will be changing slightly. We have big plans for our guild! We already have some workshops and lectures in the works. A field trip is also on deck for January. We'd love to have you join us.

In order to be able to offer these types of activities, we will begin charging yearly dues and asking members to fill out out a brief information form. 

The link to the form is here -> Membership Form 

It's a Word document that you can download and fill out right on your computer. Once it's complete, email it to us -> [email protected]

We look forward to seeing you at our upcoming Guild events!

An Evening with Weeks Ringle

Posted by SacModQG Admin on November 5, 2014 at 6:00 PM Comments comments (0)

We're so excited! We were able to get Weeks Ringle to come present next April! We're partnering with Cloth Carousel, an awesome quilt shop in Winters, just 30 miles from Sacramento. It may be a little bit of a trek but the drive is gorgeous and it's totally worth it to also visit Cloth Carousel. They have a great selection of fabrics and the women that work there are all so nice and knowledgeable. 

If you're interested in attending, head on over to Cloth Carousel's site. Get them early before we sell out!


Posted by SacModQG Admin on September 15, 2014 at 1:20 PM Comments comments (0)

If our guild decides to join as an affiliate guild of the Modern Quilt Guild, we’ll need to establish formal by-laws for our group. We’ve drafted a starting point for a potential new guild. We’ve tried to preserve aspects of our current group that seem to resonate with everyone and keep this document as straight forward as possible.

As we make our decisions on whether to join, these by-laws may give you an idea of what a new guild could look like. If you’re interested, take a look. Click this link to read.

As you read, keep in mind that this is only our starting point. There are still many opportunities to bring up your suggestions. There are a few sections we already have on our radar as areas where we want more input. Give a good look to

2.3 Friends of the Guild 

    • Do you like this additional way to participate with a Guild?
    • Do you think we need this level of participation?

3.2 Executive Board Positions

    • Are there any responsibilities we’ve overlooked that we may want to assign to a position?
    • Are there additional positions that may be necessary to the success of a Guild?
    • How many officers should we have in total?

3.5 Executive Board Elections

    • Any experience with elections in other groups that you’re affiliated with?
    • Is there a process that you think works really well?
    • What should a Nominating Committee do?

If you’ll be at our September meeting, we’ll be delving into some of these questions during the meeting. If you won’t, you can still participate. Send your feedback to [email protected]. We look forward to your input!

August Guild Block Challenge

Posted by SacModQG Admin on July 25, 2014 at 6:25 PM Comments comments (0)

If you were at our July meeting, you know that our Guild Challenge was a rousing success! So successful that we've decided to do it again. Our August Block challenge was inspired by Maureen. 

This month's guildines? Three words: WONKY LOG CABIN

Using a variety of prints and solids in any colors, create a wonky log cabin block.

Make at least one 12.5in x 12.5in unfinished block. Make more if you're feeling inspired.

No need to quilt it.

The deadline is at our next meeting, August 16th.

Not quite sure what "wonky log cabin" means to you? Check out these tutorials online.


Remember, have FUN and think MODERN!


Can't wait to see what you all come up with!

Introducing our first ever Guild Block Challenge!

Posted by SacModQG Admin on June 23, 2014 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (1)

Are you ready for our first ever guild challenge?


Break out your design tools because this one can be as easy or difficult as you make it.



Here are your guidelines:



  • Use two and only two fabrics in Fall/Autumn colors. Any type of fabric will do but remember, we are striving for a modern aesthetic.
  • Make at least one 12.5in x 12.5in unfinished block. Make more if you're feeling inspired.
  • No need to quilt it. We'll be putting these together as a charity quilt.
  • The deadline is soon! We want these blocks at our next meeting, July 19th! That's 26 days from today!


Remember, have FUN and think MODERN!



April Meeting Recap

Posted by SacModQG Admin on May 4, 2014 at 2:05 AM Comments comments (0)

We had a great meeting in April with lots of conversation on where we’d like our guild to go. We discussed what people like about our current group (great supportive casual atmosphere) and what some would like to see for the future (more discussion that gets those creative juices flowing). In the next couple months, we’ll be exploring some changes while still preserving the camaraderie that we all love.


Kathryn asked us all to share our favorite threads during introductions. So many different ones were mentioned! There is definitely something for everyone and their machine. Here are some of our favorites.







If we’ve missed something, definitely share in the comments below!


We shared lots of great projects this month. Check out for Facebook page for highlights! We’ve having some technical difficulties posting to the website at this moment.


The decision of whether to join as an affiliate Modern Quilt Guild has been put on hold for a few months. As a group, we’ve decided to move forward with some changes to the format of our meetings and want to see how these changes work within our group. Join us for our next meeting on Saturday, May 17th! Sarah and Debbie have both offered to talk a little bit about modern quilting.


Let’s keep conversation going! While we work through how to make our blog more interactive, join us over on our Facebook page - We’d love to see your works in progress or latest fabric acquisitions.