2019 – 2020 Program Schedule


September 11th:  Welcome Back
Committee Chairs will present reports. Come and share your ideas for future Speakers/Workshops


October 9th: Ted Talk on Power of Positive Thinking – It’s Just Fabric
Review 2021 RMQG Show – Committee Sign-Ups

October 31st – November 3rd: Guild Retreat at Christ the King, Syracuse


November 13th:  Janet Root Trunk Show


December 11th – Holiday Program
*Aspenleiter’s: 2106 Five Mile Line Road, Penfield*


January 8th: Ideas to assist with Designing Your Quilts


February 12th: Tips and Tools
Bring your favorites

February 20th – 23rd: QuiltCon 2020 – Austin, TX


March 11th: The Basics
Thread, Needles, Scissors, Batting, & Fabric – When to use what type

March 12th – 15th: Guild Retreat at Asbury Retreat Center 


April 8th: Sew Creative
Owner’s Lisa and Jeanne will be telling us their story.


May 13th: Demo Derby


June 10th: Pot Luck Dinner – Brain Storming 
An Evening of fun and games and Brain Storming for our 2next quilting year

Rainbow Flight – 2018 Raffle Quilt

The RMQG will be raffling off this beautiful quilt at our Taking Flight Quilt Show on Saturday, September 29th @ 4:15 p.m.  To purchase tickets, contact a guild member or send us a message at RochesterMQG@gmail.com.

For more information about the quilt show, please visit out event page:  https://www.facebook.com/events/976172859213068/

2nd prize is a Panasonic Freestyle Cordless Iron:

Taking Flight Quilt Show

Our Guild is currently preparing for our first Quilt Show, Saturday, September 29, 2018.

Location:  First Unitarian Church of Rochester, 220 Winton Road S.  Rochester, NY  14610

Entry fee:  $5.00 per person/$4.00 for any Consortium Member

Hours:  10:00 am to 5:00 pm


The Guild meets September through June, the second Wednesday of the month at the Fairport Baptist Home in Fairport.  Meetings start at 7:00pm and are open to the public.  Please check our Facebook page for location and time changes.Rochester Modern Quilt Guild Facebook Page

If you have any questions, please drop us an email:  rochestermqg@gmail.com


Meeting Recap – October 2015

Opening Remarks

Our treasurer, Donna, is still collecting dues ($25)

Challenge Committee

Paint chip challenge: Each member pics a paint chip and then makes 18.5″ block. Due at the March meeting.

Finish a UFO by June meeting

Sharon is developing another challenge. More details coming at the November meeting.

Charity Committee

Make a small baby quilt for the NICU


Photos are being posted to our new Flickr account and on the Facebook page.


The retreat is Nov 19-22 at Watson Homestead in Painted Post, NY. There are 3-4 quilt shops within 20 min drive. Food is provided but you’re welcome to bring drinks and snacks. There are a variety of accommodations available. Patty emailed guild members the registration form. It is also available on the RMQG Facebook page.

Shop Hop

Tentatively planned for April 16th. Stay tuned for more details.


Kitty from Patricia’s Fabric House stopped by to talk shop. Kitty has owned and operated Patricia’s for almost 40 years and has a great story to tell. A later blog post will go into more detail on her story.

Basket Swap

We are doing a basket swap in December! The One Hour Basket pattern can be found on Craftsy. To participate you must bring in a fat quarter to the November meeting.  The FQ will be used as the basket lining. It will be traded at the meeting with someone else who will supply the rest of the materials and construct the basket. Then you will swap back the finished baskets at the December meeting.

Show & Tell

MJ: Dr. Seuss throw pillow with pockets

Sherri: Baby quilts and long arm quilting practice

Jill: Bee’s Knees Quilt

Beth: Baby Quilt with 2 toned binding

Marnie:  Lizzy House Meadow quilt (pictured next to Kim’s Meadow quilt) & Multi-tasker tote (pattern by Anna Maria Horner)

Jaye: Charity quilt for RMQG.

Jaye: Kings Crown block quilt for another guild’s charity project.

Jaye: Drunkard’s path quilt, this was seen in part at last month’s curved piecing demo.

Donna: A quilt for her son

Shelle: UFO queen sized w/ flange (2 tone) binding

Shelle: Baby quilt for a friend

Shelle: A baby quilt top for nephew’s baby.  Pattern by Margaret Speevak and fabrics by Moda.

Shelle: A halloween table runner

Ahlia: Autumn quilt

Ahlia: Baby quilt blocks for twins

Dani: A herringbone baby quilt for friends.  Quilt features batiks and Lizzy House Natural History fabrics.

Sharon: Blocks made using the quick curve ruler_DSC0864

Helen: Disappearing 4 patch baby quilt

Helen: A modern wall hanging

Kim: Lizzy House Meadow quilt.

Kim: A Mod triangles quilt

Kim: A baby quilt

Kim: A modern round robin medallion quilt

Kim: A father’s day quilt she made for her husband

Additional photos available on Flickr!

Next Month:
Jill will talk about Victoria Findly Wolf’s 15 mins of play.

Meeting Recap – September 2015

Opening Remarks

Sherri is raffling off two baby quilts on September 26th.  Raffle tickets cost $5
Nancy Waters’ home suffered a fire in early August.  RMQG is collecting quilting items to help replace the supplies she lost in the fire.  See the RMQG Facebook page for a sign up sheet.

Welcoming Committee

MJ handed out postcards to the new faces in the crowd
Charity Committee
The charity committee will be collecting baby quilts throughout the year.

Communications Committee

Updates to the blog and a new Flickr account are coming soon!

Challenge Committee

The challenge committee is considering do a “Paint Chip” quilt. Each member makes a quilt block in a paint chip color and then all of the blocks are assembled into one quilt.

Events Committee

Patty Pizzicato is planning our annual retreat. This year it will be on November 19-22 at Watson Homestead in Painted Post, NY.
John Kubiniec reviewed some options for bringing in a speaker. Post your speaker suggestions to Facebook. Look for more details soon.
There will be a Margret Spevak workshop April 7-10 in 2016.
Be sure to sign up on the refreshment list!

Demo Time

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Jaye Fish gave a great demo on curved piecing and drunkard’s blocks.
Julia Deal demonstrated her method for improvisational curve piecing for art quilts.
Look for photos of these demonstrations on Facebook.

Show and Tell

Photos from this month’s show and tell can be found on the RMQG Facebook and Flickr pages. Future posts to the blog will include photos as well.

Closing Remarks

Next Month:
Kitty from Patricia’s Fabric House will give an informal 30 minute talk with Q&A. She has over 30 years of experience running a quilt shop.
Bring a fat quarter to the October or November meeting if you would like to participate in our December basket swap.

Monthly Program

September 9, 2015

POC: Jaye Fish
Cutting and sewing curves with Jaye Fish and Julia Deal

October 14, 2015

POC: Sherri Lasky
Kitty from Patricia’s House of Fabrics will talk about her experience as a quilt shop owner.

November 11, 2015

POC: Jill Escriva
Victoria Findley Wolf’s 15 Minutes of Play

December 9, 2015

POC: Beth Morasse
Gift exchange or create a project at the meeting.

January 13, 2016

POC: Susan Jennings
Favorite quilting tools demo.

February 10, 2016

POC: Kim Swink
Quilting design process demo.

March 9, 2016

POC: Sherri Lasky
Free motion quilting talk.

April 13, 2016

POC: Patty Pizzicato
Bring a dish to pass for our pot luck dinner.

May 11, 2016

POC: Shellee Williams-Allen
Binding and other skill building demos.
Plus, a stash bash!

June 8, 2016

POC: Sharon Clark
Susan Rooney – designing fabric

December 10th meeting (Canceled)

Looking forward to seeing everyone on Wednesday! 

Reminders for our meeting: Everyone should have paid dues. Direct guests to Cheryl P., our welcomer for the month of DEC.

Bring these (more details below): ONE MODERN FAT QUARTER cut into 4 parts, Your FAV Quilting Ruler and a quilted piece made with it for today’s program, Modern Spool charity blocks finished, personal accomplishments to show

Mini Quilt Con- ROC Modern Style: Update  (other committee updates, too)

Program: RULERS NIGHT: bring your favorite ruler, a sample made using the ruler, and show us how you did it.  LCR Game: Who will be the big winner? Bring one modern fat quarter cut into 4 equal parts for some fun.

We need to see: Share your accomplishments, works in progress….

Catch up: See Nichol or Andrea if you posted your UFO and need a UFO bead.

Still Working on… Chicken Exchange for Jan POST HOLIDAY evening out, Black/White/Bright Challenge for February, Charity Blocks (Modern Spool), UFOs for March, Magazine Challenge for June, on-going walker bags

FYI: Sew Day is Dec 13 @ Perinton Methodist Church 9-5