October 2020 – Mod Squad Meeting

For those of you who don’t know, Sue T has dubbed the Modern Quilt Group “the Mod Squad” which many of you may remember was a TV show some years back. CQG Modern Quilt Group was a mouthful. Sue shares the following from the “safe-distancing, mask-wearing meeting” held middle of the month.

Hi, All,

We had a great time on Saturday afternoon showing and sharing our October half-yard exchange challenge.  Some were very creative (Susan Jorritsma’s art object, Kathleen Lemansky’s hexagon pillow, Joy Reece’s fussy cut attic window, Lin Bourie’s leaves and table topper), some tried something new (Lynn Whitten’s spiral machine quilting, Sue Therriault’s ice cream cone knitting bag), and some were very modern (Becky Bachand’s modern mini, Susan Burns’ colorful pieced quilt).  All agreed that it was a fun challenge and made us stretch out of our comfort zones.  If you’d like your quilt on the guild’s facebook page, please forward a picture to Susan Detwiler.  Marcia Kilpatrick was unable to attend but sent along her Churn Dash challenge.  Great job, Marcia!

We then turned our attention to talking about various podcasts and/or videos that have helped us as we navigate the pandemic.  Here are a few ideas if you have some time and want to be inspired:

This discussion led into talking about a few free Quilt Alongs available on the internet (i.e. Sewcialites offered by Moda and the Fat Quarter Shop, Stitch Pink 2020 offered by the Fat Quarter Shop) and free patterns (Jordan Fabrics, Fat Quarter Shop, Temecula Quilt Shop), which led into retreats and sewcations (https://stitching-with-gina.myshopify.com/collections/sewcations), and websites (UK quilters united).  So many ideas, too little time.  And, oh yah, a quilting calc app from Robert Kaufman available on your phone,  My head is spinning!   

And, before we called it a day, we decided on our next challenge:  Most people have played the game of Clue or seen the movie.  There are six characters:  Professor Plum, Miss Scarlet, Mrs. Peacock, Rev. Mr. Green, Colonel Mustard, and Mrs. White.  The challenge is to pick two of the following colours: Plum, Scarlet, Peacock, Green, and Mustard.  Add an optional third color (white is definitely an option), and make something modern.  

We will plan to meet sometime in January or early February.  The date and venue will be determined in late December/early January.   I will send an email reminder when we finally move into 2021!

Stay safe, stay healthy, stay connected to the guild and/or the Mod Squad…..and keep on sewin’!


Sue T