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Salt Lake MQG Retreat

November 14-17, 2024

Location:

The Quilter’s Lodge Retreat Center
12224 S 900 E
Draper, Utah 84020

Overview

The Annual 2024 Salt Lake MQG Retreat is on the calendar and registration is now open! We will be implementing a new tiered registration system this year in hopes to smoothly prioritize registering all overnight attendees. Please see the Members’ newsletter for registration dates, form and the special offer for early-bird registration!

We love gathering for this tradition before the holiday season is in full swing to spend some much needed time as a guild creating, relaxing, and making new friends! With on-site lodging, a full kitchen, a large sewing space, giant design walls, pressing stations, and cutting stations, they have everything all set up for us! Additionally, the adjoining fabric shop makes last-minute purchases a breeze AND they offer our members 10% off throughout the retreat!

This year, we will be adding a couple of games, an optional project instruction time, and will be hoping to complete a few charity quilts as a group in between our sewing/eating/sleeping/repeating!

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2024 – Guild Challenge

This year the Guild has chosen Modern Traditionalism as our year long challenge. It will be presented at the March meeting and we look forward to seeing your experimentations and creations at our November meeting.

Modern Traditionalism combines traditional techniques with contemporary design. This style celebrates the craftsmanship and history of quilting and reflects the evolving tastes and creative vision of today’s quilters. 

Modern traditionist quilters – all of us! – draw inspiration from traditional quilt patterns, such as log cabins or flying geese, but reinterpret them using bold colors, unconventional fabrics, and innovative construction methods. The Modern Quilt Guild has a great class on Modern Traditionalism and a tutorial for the Mini Satsuma mini quilt to practice modern traditionalist techniques and design. 

If you need some inspiration for our challenge, here are links to Designed to Quilt featuring 10 quilt patterns and Quilting Daily. Our Guild members’ work is also inspiring, look back at the show and tell photos on our Facebook and Instagram pages. Happy Quilting!