March 2017 Guild Update

QuiltCon BeeSewcial Winner "Direction Optional"
QuiltCon BeeSewcial Winner “Direction Optional” [Photo by S. Ruyle]

  • Here’s the really big news this month: we have QuiltCon Winners and Finalists in our midst. Congratulations to all!

    • “Canary meets Gold Mine” by Stephanie R. – 1st place in Handwork
    • “Direction Optional” BeeSewcial by Stephanie R. – 1st place Group Quilts, quilted by Christine
    • “Quilt no. 019: Of Discontent” by Shelby S. – 2nd place in Handwork [blogged here]

Meeting Highlights

The March 8th meeting took place at Fancy Tiger Crafts, with 21 members attending and three first-time visitors. Thanks for coming, everyone! Be sure to check out our Facebook page for more photos from the meeting.

  • Shelby and the guild thanked Andrea for serving as president last year
  • 43 members have paid dues for 2017
  • Julie E. has volunteered to serve as secretary for the remainder of the year. Other nominations were encouraged. The guild will vote, via email, next week.
  • One of our charity quilts will be donated to the Boulder County Equine Therapy Treatment Center for use during its upcoming fund-raising campaign.

DMMQG Charity barn quilt
Guild members collaborated on a Charity Barn Quilt. [Photo by J. Gjevre]
Guild Bees – Susan Santistevan

  • April is the last month for the current roaming bee. Blocks will be due at the April meeting, the guild top will be completed in May and quilted in June.
  • There are two months left in the second bee.
  • Bees will be suspended over the summer months and will restart in the fall.

Location Committee

    • The March sew day has been scheduled for Sunday, March 26, at the Jefferson County buildings in Golden. Details will be posted on the website.

DMMQG Show at the Rocky Mountain Quilt Museum

  • All finished quilts are due at the April business meeting.
  • Julie Elliott will lead the show promotion committee. Please contact Julie if you’re willing to help.
  • Just a reminder: All of the quilts must be submitted with a 4″ wide hanging sleeve stitched to the back. All quilts must have a label with the maker’s name, title of the piece and phone number attached to the back lower right hand corner. All quilts must be finished (quilted and bound); no tops or partially finished quilts will be allowed to hang. Please see the Show Guidelines for more information.


  • Threads of Resistance Show (
    • The Artist Circle presents “Threads of Resistance,” a juried exhibition of political work. “
    • “We invite you to consider the theme “Threads of Resistance,” and create work – fiber art, art quilts, modern quilts or traditional quilts – to convey your feelings about an issue that concerns you.”
    • Deadline is May 1st, more info on website.
  • Quilting Buffaloes (
    • A special exhibit of original student and faculty designed and crafted quilts. Saturday, March 18, 2017 from 4-6pm. Makers’ Space Idea Forge at CU Boulder.
    • Stephanie is asking for DMMQG members for quilts to hang along side of the students work. Contact her if you are interested.

March Program

Shelby, Christine and Judy gave brief overviews of how to block a quilt, make a hanging sleeve, and how to finish your quilt using a facing rather than traditional binding. Thank you, Shelby, Christine, and Judy!

Full Minutes of March Business meeting and Board meeting:

DMMQG March 2017 Biz Mtg Notes

DMMQG March 2017 Board Mtg Notes