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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!



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!



Modrona Road Challenge Completed

Posted by Jenniffier on February 17, 2013 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

Thanks everyone who came to yesterday's meeting. Yesterday was the deadline to share our  completed our Modrona Road Challenge. We had some super cute projects. If you are still working on your project feel free to bring it next time. 

@alifealoft second pillow for the #madronaroad challenge from the #sacmqg meeting today a great pair of pillows Janice:-)

One of @alifealoft #madronaroad challenge pillows from the #sacmqg meeting today love it Janice!!

#sacmqg member Gail made a notebook cover for her #madronaroad challenge. Love it!

"Follow Your Dreams"

@quilter4010 mandrona quilt #sacmqg

Monica's madrona quilt #sacmqg

Susan's madrona road challenge quilt. #sacmqg

Kathryn's #madronaroad challenge #sacmqg

Pictures by Rebbeca 

*~*~December Gift Swap~*~*

Posted by Cytel on October 20, 2011 at 9:50 PM Comments comments (0)

Mug rug Gift Exchange

Happy Holidays lets celebrate and have a gift exchange.

 This year we are asking anyone that would like to participate to make a mug rug, wrap it up and don't give away the contents by posting pictures or showing your friends... This is a surprise swap and we want everyone to be surprised by who they get.

All you need to bring is a little quilted mug rug


 Swaps can be so fun, perhaps a trip to the thrift store will yield an inexpensive yet cute holiday cup, that would be a cute addition or perhaps a bit of chocolate... don't spend a bunch just bring a cute and thoughtful gift, and you will get one in return made by a fellow guild member.

June Meeting Recap

Posted by Jenniffier on June 19, 2011 at 6:18 PM Comments comments (4)

Awwh this was a very small and very short meeting this time. I was hoping to see more Kona Challenges. We did have seven turned in so far. For those of you who were unable to make the meeting and/ or forgot to send me a picture please post it on flickr: at both our flickr site and the Kona Challenge site. Also go check out the the Kona Challenge Flickr pool to see what all the modern quilt guilds have been up to. 

Now on to those that were finished: 


Kona Challenge Quilts Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild


Kona Challenge Quilts Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild


Kona Challenge Quilts Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild




Kona Challenge Quilts Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild


Kona Challenge Quilts Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild


Kona Challenge Quilts Sacramento Modern Quilt Guild

We also had a quick show and tell. 

Liz shared her son's big boy quilt top. 

June Meeting

Cytel shared her table runner and quilt. 

June Meeting

June Meeting

In addition to that, Dorie dropped off our sutter breast cancer quilt auction quilt. 


Thanks Dorie the sashing looks great. Now we just need some donations of fabric in pink, green, cream, yellow, and/or brown for the backing and binding and some batting for the quilt sandwhich. 

We also discussed getting those forums up and running. Please take time to comment in the forums when ever you have something to share or a question to ask.  I did a little rearranging of the forums, added some topics as requested. Go check it out. Get to talking, remember this is your guild site it is what you make of it! Just take a few moments every week to check it out and make some comments. Let's make this place more interactive. If you want something on this site or you would like do something here just let me know it maybe possible. 

June Meeting and Kona Challenge

Posted by SacModQG Admin on June 14, 2011 at 12:16 PM Comments comments (3)

Hi all! How are those Kona Challenges going?

Kona Challenge Quilt-5.jpg

Mine not so well, I have most everything cut.

Kona Challenge Quilt-32.jpg

Luckily it is summer and I will have lots of time over the next few days to work on it.

Don't forget our next meeting is on June 18th from 10-12. Let us know if you are going to be able to make it by signing up under the events page

May Meeting Recap

Posted by Jenniffier on May 22, 2011 at 10:10 PM Comments comments (0)


We had our may meeting yesterday. It was so wonderful to see some regular faces and some new ones too.

We shared our doll quilts challenges and decided we just like a challenge rather than a contest.

So for next month's challenge, just bring your Kona challenge quilts, don't worry about an entrance fee. It is a challenge not a contest anymore. After our Kona Challenge we will take a couple months break from challenges. All of us at the meeting felt like we had too many going on and we need a break.

And of course there is lots of other sharing. Check out our flickr site or the photos section for all the pictures. Since I can't seem to find them in the photo insert program for this blog.

Especially check out Jennifer B.'s first quilt top finish! Congrats Jennifer!

We also have our first community service quilt finished.

We will be updating the community service section of the website shortly.

One of our new members, Dorie, volunteered to piece together the top for our January Challenge. Thanks Dorie! If you still have blocks out there for that challenge, bring them with you next time as we will add them to the back.

Also we are in need of some donations for our community service quilts:

-pink yardage/large scraps for the back of the January challenge quilt

- Large scraps of red, white, blue and cream fabric for the backs of the wonky star quilts

- reds, whites, and creams fabric scraps or squares for wonky stars

- batting for both the wonky star quilts and the January Challenge quilt

- fabric for binding for both too

The last thing we talked about is updating our great tutorial part of the forums, well and just making sure we talk on the forums. When we picked a website provider that was something we decided was important, but not much is happening over there. I have been bad about it too, but let's make this website fun to visit, where we can all share idea and enjoy modern quilting together! Remember this is your website too. You can post to the forums and post to the blog. If you post to the blog email me on here so I can approve it and make your post live.

Once again another great meeting. I hope to see you all at next month's meeting!




Challenges Deadline extended

Posted by Jenniffier on May 15, 2011 at 2:03 PM Comments comments (2)

We had a really low turnout for last month's meeting and decided to extend the deadlines of challenges. There were a lot of people who responded that they had completed doll quilts but couldn't make it. At the meeting we decided that doll quilts will due on the May 21st meeting and that the kona challenge will be due on the June 18th meeting.


Sorry I have been MIA, I meant to update this earlier but life has been very hectic.


If you have any questions about the challenges please message me.


Doll Quilts anyone?

Posted by Jenniffier on April 12, 2011 at 9:25 PM Comments comments (4)

Anyone working on those doll quilts out there?

How about sharing some pictures. I started off the album on our photo page with a picture of my fabric choices.

If you haven't started yet, there is still time. Just follow our guidelines:

Doll Quilt Contest Guidelines:

Size: from 12X12 to 24X24... anysize or shape in between.

Materials: natural fibers (cotton, wool, linen)

Construction: Pieced,appliquédd, wholecloth, or yo-yo; quilted by hand or machine; and bound.

Due by: April Meeting, April 30 3 PM

Entrance Fee: $5 for prizes

Voting: At the meeting. Top 3 will be voted on the website.

The winner will be announce at the May meeting.


Prizes: The winner will receive a gift card to a fabric store at the May Meeting.

*If you are unable to make the meeting to turn in your doll quilt please contact Jenniffier.