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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!



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.


July Meeting

Posted by Jenniffier on July 22, 2012 at 1:05 PM Comments comments (1)

It was so nice to see everyone yesterday at our meeting.

We talked about creating guild bylaws including the positions that will be available. I will try to have the bylaws done before next meeting and then we will all have a chance to volunteer for the positions. We also talked about starting to have a membership fee which will also be voted on at the next meeting.

We also had a visitor the Northern California Quilt Council come talk to us about the Pacific International Quilt Festival. They are looking for new quilts to be shown at the festival. This is a non judged part of the festival which features new quilts/quilters from the northern California area. If you are interested the first due date to turn in picture of your quilt is August 8th. If you are interested do a google search for new quilts of northern california, I tried to link the pdf, but it would not let me.

As always we had a whole bunch of show and tell.

Debbie shared her insipration and process for her railroad crossing quilt

SMQG July 2012 Meeting

Cytel also share here inspiration behind her art quilt. 

SMQG July 2012 Meeting

We had a couple almost finished quilts. 

SMQG July 2012 Meeting

SMQG July 2012 Meeting

SMQG July 2012 Meeting

A few finished peices

SMQG July 2012 Meeting

SMQG July 2012 Meeting

SMQG July 2012 Meeting

SMQG July 2012 Meeting

And so far we have two of our bubble challenge blocks in 

SMQG July 2012 Meeting

Check out more photos at our flickr photo sharing site



Sew Night

Posted by Katie Trott on July 2, 2012 at 5:25 PM Comments comments (1)

SMQG is having a summer Sew Night this week!

Thursday, July 5, 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Sew Katie Jean

603 5th Street, Lincoln

{916} 209-3930

When you are done with your 4th of July party, come to downtown Lincoln on Thursday night. The Farmer's Market begins at 5:00 pm so you can get a bit of a walk, plus the ususal fruits and vegetables. Then at the corner of 5th and F Street is Sew Katie Jean, where we can all sew and visit for a few hours. Please feel free to bring whatever project you are working on. All are welcome!

June Meeting Recap

Posted by Jenniffier on June 17, 2012 at 12:10 AM Comments comments (2)

It was a small group this month. We met in Nevada City at a library. 

As always there was some fun sharing of quilts and books. 

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Of course there is always great company and good converstations. 

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We went over our new community service block.  Debbie is still the only one who has completed hers. Way to go Debbie!

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We also talked about having a get together at my house on Tuesday, June 26 at 7pm. It will be potluck style and we had talked about doing all different types of salads. 

We will be creating bylaws and figuring out what we see as a futrue for our group. If this is something that interests you, either message me, leave a comment here (on the blog post), or on the event page for the get together and I will email you an evite with additional info. 


Upcoming Meetings

Posted by Jenniffier on June 9, 2012 at 11:30 AM Comments comments (0)

I have updated the calendar to include the montly meetings and locations until the end of this year. Here is a quick list of our upcoming meetings. All meetings are from 10:00-12:00, on the days that we are not at sew fun fabrics or sew katie jean's we will be visiting a local quilt shop after the meeting.


  • June 16th - Nevada City Library, Nevada City
  • July 28th - Sew Fun Fabrics, Folsom
  • August 18th - Sew Katie Jean, Lincoln
  • Sept 15th - Sew Fun Fabrics, Folsom
  • October 20th - Turlock?
  • November 17th - Sew Fun Fabrics, Folsom

We will not have a meeting in December since it is such a busy time of year.


I hope this helps everyone get the meetings on thier calendars. Remember you can always check out our calendar page for meetings, sew nights, and other quilting events. 

We will also be having a meeting/potluck sometime this month or next to come up with bylaws and postions for our guild. So make sure to be on the look out for the email and blogpost. 

Guest Blogger for May Recap

Posted by Jenniffier on May 26, 2012 at 1:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Hi all, 

This month we have a guest blogger posting about this month's meeting recap. Malisa came to our monthly meeting and  live tweeted our event.  Here is a little about her and her guest blogging post.


Malisa blogs about her experiences as a married woman and follower of Christ in the 21st Century at, where she hopes to encourage and entertain her readers.



Her favorite things include cooking and baking, although she modifies almost every recipe to make it more healthy and tasty! She's also craft enthusiast who loves knitting and sewing.



Find Malisa on Twitter at @malisaprice




Last Saturday, I took the advice of my Twitter friend, Rebecca and visited the Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild.



The Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild (SMQG) meets once a month. Every other meeting is at Sew Fun Fabrics in Folsom. The other months they are a "traveling" group. I learned that quilters are often travellers and will drive great distances to find good quilt shops!





Upon Rebecca's request, I live-tweeted the meeting. I have never tweeted anything live before and I gained a HUGE respect for anyone that can do so. People talk a lot faster than I can compose a tweet!



The SMQG is led by Jenniffier and they are in the process of becoming a more formal group. The meeting was a lot of fun. My personal favorite part was the show and tell. During this part of the meeting, each lady got to show what they had been working on. I was in awe and shock, truthfully, when I saw all of the projects the members had created. Their creations are amazing.



Jenniffier showed her embroidery 101 blocks and of course I loved the block with the pennant!





The SMQG is working on a Bubble Quilt and Debbie showed her block. She had a few other projects that were incredible. I loved one she's making for "herself" (secret present for a friend) and it's a music-themed quilt. 






Spider quilt by Nancy. This was actually her "smaller" quilt. I just sat there thinking, smaller?? This is humongous. 





Golden threads, the quilter's ruler, you sew over the paper and then take it off. It's great for quilting a pattern on your fabric.





Coffee inspired quilt by Nancy. I really liked the colors of this quilt.





I showed my bicycle blanket. The ladies were so encouraging and gave me great ideas on how to quilt the top. I'm hoping to take a Free Motion Quilting class from Melody who teaches at Sew Katie Jean. (If you look closely, you'll see Iron Man lego on the arm rest. It's my hubster's)





My favorite thing about Modern Quilting: you don't have to sew straight lines! I really enjoyed the SMQG and hope that I'll be able to make more of the meetings.



What quilting adventures have you been up to lately?







Thanks Malisa for visting our group and writing such a great post. We hope to have you back at another meeting!  - Jenn


Guild Library

Posted by Debbie Allred on March 27, 2012 at 3:25 AM Comments comments (0)

Delores Daundivier and I are the guild librarians. The guild's collection of mainly Modern Quilting books is small but growing. Members may check out a book for two months - due two meetings after check-out. You will get an email shortly before the due date as a reminder to return the book.

Be sure to browse the library at the next meeting, and see Delores or me to check out a book.

Debbie Allred

December Meeting Recap

Posted by Jenniffier on December 18, 2011 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

This was our first meeting where we meet at a new location. It was a lot of fun and there was so much more room for us to spread out in. 

We had our mug rug swap. It was a lot of fun. Everyone seemed really happy with the one they got. Debbie was the only one who had hers stolen :)

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As always there was a bit of sharing

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At this meeting we discussed our website coming up for renewel. Thanks for everyones donations so far. If you would still like to make a donation, please contact me

We also talked about the meetings moving every other month.  On most of the even months we will be visiting some other quilt stores and new locations. We have some plans for some very exciting places to visit. Remember meeting somewhere else not only allows other members an easier way to visit, but it also gives us a chance to see other quilt stores in the area. Almost everyone found something that they just had to take home with them. Including me. 

Thanks for everyone who made it out to the meeting. Wonderful work as always. 


sew night

Posted by Katie Trott on November 30, 2011 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (2)

Everyone is invited to our next Guild Sew Night. Bring anything you would like to work on and let's get to know each other better in this small group setting.

Sew Night Meetings are now being held on the first Thursday of each month at Sew Katie Jean.

Thursday, December 1

6 p.m. - 8 p.m. (or later)

Sew Katie Jean

603 5th Street, Lincoln