Monday, July 27, 2015

Thursday, July 23, 2015

Riley Blake Deadline Reminder

Riley Blake Fabric Challenge Deadline is July 31!
Time to quilt, bind and finish your piece for the fabric challenge, because time is running out. Here's what you need to do to enter:
  • Submit your work to the Riley Blake gallery on Community. (Here's a tutorial on how to do that!) Remember, even if you've uploaded an image to the forums, we ask that you please also submit to the gallery to be eligible.
  • Tag your work on social media with #mqgfabricchallenge.
  • Submit by July 31 to be eligible!
And let us know if you have any questions by emailing

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

MQG Webinar: Wedge Quilts Go Modern!

This looks like a great webinar hosted by the MQG!

Wedge Quilts Go Modern!
Go beyond the dresden! Modern quilting is ready for some wedge magic. Join Christina Cameli for an inspiring webinar designed to get you as excited about wedge quilts as she is. See how one simple shape gives you potential for unending dynamic quilt designs. Learn how to choose the right wedge and get tips for designing, cutting, piecing and finishing. Christina has prepared the tools you'll need to start your own wedge quilt adventure and will share them during the webinar.

About the Presenter
Christina Cameli has been quilting for more than a decade, starting with a box of her grandmother’s fabric scraps. She now teaches, designs patterns, and writes books to share her love of quilting, especially freemotion quilting. Christina is the author of the books “First Steps to Free-Motion Quilting” and “Step-by-Step Free-Motion Quilting.” She lives with her family in Portland, Oregon where she works as a nurse-midwife. Christina writes the quilting blog A Few Scraps and is a member and past-president of the Portland Modern Quilt Guild.

Click here to register for the webinar! 

Wednesday, July 8, 2015

July Meeting Reminder

Grab your glove, hat and a quilt and join us for the July meeting at the T-Bones game!  Sunday, July 19th we will gather on the lawn (bring your family and a quilt to sit on) and spend the evening watching America's favorite pastime.  The game starts at 5:05. Lawn tickets are $6.50 if you buy them ahead of time, $7.50 at the gate. Outside food and drink are not allowed in the stadium, but the park has concession stands. You can purchase tickets for the game here. We hope to see you all there!

Monday, July 6, 2015

Inspiration of the Week!

Love the colors shown in this mural, painted by Leah Bartholomew of Beneath The Sun. It's got a Matisse vibe  to it - wouldn't you agree?

Sunday, July 5, 2015

QuiltCon 2016 Triangle Quilt Challenge

 EZ Quilting is sponsoring the QuiltCon 2016 Triangle Quilt Challenge.

This year’s challenge is to create a quilt using one of the EZ Quilting Triangle Templates designed by Darlene Zimmerman. These templates make it easy to create intricate designs from your scraps. Challenge participants can sign up to get a free ruler or pick up their own template at

Once again, we have many more members than templates, so they will go quickly. We will send the registration link to members via email on Tuesday, July 7 at 10 a.m. Eastern, 7 a.m. Pacific.

Learn more about the challenge at

Thursday, July 2, 2015

Now Open! QuiltCon Quilt Show Entries!

Maybe your quilt is ready now (or will be in a few months) — but QuiltCon entries are now open! Quilts will be juried into the show and may be either shown for exhibit only, or entered into competition and judged. Please read the rules carefully before filling out the online entry form.

Important dates

  • Deadline for entries: Nov. 30, 2015
  • Notifications sent: Dec. 30, 2015
  • Selected quilts arrive in Pasadena: Jan. 1–18, 2016
  • Quilts shipped for return by: March 8, 2016


You’re welcome to enter as many quilts as you would like in the show, but choose the category that best fits your work. If it fits in more than one, consider what you think is the strongest aspect of your quilt. This year’s categories include:
  • Group or Bee Quilts
  • Small Quilts
  • EZ Quilting Triangle Quilt Challenge
  • Michael Miller Fabric Challenge
  • Applique
  • Handwork
  • Improvisation
  • Minimalist Design
  • Use of Negative Space
  • Piecing
  • Modern Traditionalism
  • Youth 

Awards and Prizes

Over $15,000 in prizes will be awarded to winners in each category, including a $5,000 prize for Best in Show, $1,000 for People’s Choice and $1,000 for the Freespirit Quilting Excellence Award. View all the awards at

New this year! We now have two machine quilting awards with a $1,000 prize for each:
  • Machine quilted on a frame – the needle is moved over the stationary quilt (such as a long-arm machine) 
  • Machine quilted without a frame – the quilt is moved under the stationary needle (such as a domestic machine or mid-arm that is not on a frame)


$30 per entry for up to three quilts — you may enter as many quilts as you would like. We accept Visa, MasterCard and PayPal at the time of entry.

How to Enter

  1. Visit and review all rules and guidelines before submitting your work.
  2. Prepare your entry photos. (Need help? Read our post on taking great quilt photos.)
  3. At the bottom of the page, click on the registration form.
  4. Fill out all your information and submit your photos.
  5. Click through to pay the registration fee. That’s it!

Want Insider Knowledge?

Listen to our June webinar on the judging and jurying process and gain insights from Stevii Graves, Jacquie Gering, Shannon Page and Heather Grant.