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MQG QuiltCon 2025 Community Outreach Quilt

Each year the Modern Quilt Guild sets various challenges for quilts that will be displayed at the upcoming QuiltCon. There is no ‘prize’ for the Community Outreach Quilt, just the immense joy of having a quilt we have contributed to displayed for all to see.

Just as in the past few years, guilds will have the opportunity to sell their quilts at QuiltCon, and the proceeds will benefit local non-profits. $12,000 was raised with this challenge at QuiltCon 2024.

Funds raised from this year’s Community Outreach Challenge will benefit non profit agencies in the greater Phoenix area. Specific organizations are yet to be announced.

The Community Outreach Challenge for 2025 has a calming palette and the geometric theme of Lines and Bars. The MQG suggests a color palette, of which we can use 4-8. The quilt will be between 60″x80″ and 65″x85″. This is not a solo project and we hope that as many of the SLMQG will participate, regardless of whether or not you will be attending QuiltCon 2025 in Phoenix.

This year, we are excited to have our member, Ashelyn Downs design and lead this project. The theme is Lines and Bars and she has created a wonderful mix of abstract flowers, inspired by the Wasatch Mountains and the wild flowers that grow there. Please go to her website for full details and patterns.

Thank you so much for participating in our guild’s project!

Please follow this link to the project page on www.urbandwellstudio.com/slmqg

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Saturday Sew – July 2024

It’s always more fun and supportive to sew with friends. Please come and join us on Saturday, 27th July from 10am-5pm at The Grace Company, 6748 S Redwood Road, West Jordan, UT 84084.

We will be meeting to work on our own projects or to work on the blocks for our guild’s submission to the MQG QuiltCon 2025 Community Outreach Quilt. Don’t worry if you don’t have any specific that needs attention, you can always join in and help by sewing up some blocks for our charity quilts.

Bring your sewing machine, notions and projects (if you have any). We will provide an ironing station, cutting mats and rotary cutters. Come relax, build community and have fun πŸ™‚

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Saturday Sew – March 2024

Please come and join us on Saturday, 30th March from 11:30am-5:30pm at the Taylorsville Library, 4870 W 2700 S, Taylorsville, Utah 84129.

It’s always more fun and supportive to sew with friends. We will be meeting to work on our own projects or maybe continue working on our minimalist pieces from the January workshop. Don’t worry if you don’t have any specific that needs attention, you can always join in and help by sewing up some blocks for our charity quilts.

Bring your sewing machine, notions and projects (if you have any). We will provide an ironing station, cutting mats and rotary cutters. Come relax, build community and have fun πŸ™‚

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MQG Spotlight

If you weren’t able to attend QuiltCon in Raleigh this year, The Modern Quilt Guild has a slide show of juried quilts for you to look at

2024 QuiltCon quilts

Also, until 31st March 2024, you can shop the Digital Goodie Bag.

QuiltCon 2024 Digital Goodie Bag

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March 2024 Meeting

Guild Meeting
Thursday, March 21, 6:30 – 8:45 pm
West Valley Library
2880 W 3650 S, West Valley

The March agenda includes Notion of the Month, a bit about last month’s QuiltCon, more information on “modern traditionalism” and of course Show and Tell, and time to chat!