Come see us at the 2015 Creative Stitches Show!

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This year we are honoured to be participating as an exhibitor at The Creative Stitches Show in Abbotsford, at Tradex March 28-29, 2015.

We had so much fun last year, they asked us to do it again!

We will have a display of our challenge quilts sponsored by Robert Kaufman Fabrics, more quilts created by our members sponsored by Sew Sisters, plus some new swag  giveaways you won’t want to miss! There are lots of great classes and lectures available, and we’ll be presenting a stage show answering all those questions you might have about what the Modern quilting movement is all about.

You can check out the show brochure online here, and hope to see you there! Stop by our booth and say hi!

February 2015 meeting wrapup

Photos by Barbara coming soon!

Lysa opened the meeting with introductions of the executive council.

Membership Update – Sherri Chalke
Fraser Valley Modern is sitting at 59 full members and we have four guests at tonight’s meeting. 2015 Modern Quilt Guild membership cards are available now – please pick them up tonight.

Coffee Klatch – Darlene Barnes Rosner
The next coffee klatch is March 7 in Chilliwack at The Little Beetle on South Sumas Way. It’s Hamels Super-Stitcher Saturday as well. Details are on the Facebook page. These get-together are free and a fun way to connect with other members and chat about what people are doing. Also a great opportunity to visit area quilt shops and thrift stores. Feel free to bring a friend!

Creative Stitches Update – Cathy Erickson
We are collecting 2.5 inch squares of modern quilt fabrics to giveaway at the show. We will have a work party to put the packs together and make buttons which were a very hot giveaway item last year. Details will be posted to Facebook. Please pick up labels tonight for your RK Challenge quilts. A reminder to bring the quilts to the March Meeting if you want them to hang in the show. Sign-up to volunteer at our Creative Stitches booth tonight – everyone who is showing a quilt should do at least one shift. We need help with setup and takedown as well as in the booth.

Prizes for the RK Challenge minis have been sponsored by Robert Kaufman and we also have some prizes from Sew Sisters. The online registration system is up for the RK Challenge mini quilts as well as the general modern quilt display. Please bring everything to the March meeting for the show. We are doing two stage shows as well as our display area and booth. There will be one Saturday and one Sunday with a demo during each talk.

Nametag Challenge – Cathy Erickson
If you are wearing a nametag tonight, please pick up a ticket from Cathy on the break. We will draw the winner after the break.

March Meeting – Ellen Lewis
Our March meeting will features a trunk show with Krista Hennebury from the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild. She will be signing copies of her new book “Make It, Take It” – $30 cash or cheque. This book features make and take projects. Krista blogs at

April Workshop – Ellen Lewis
Our next workshop on April 18 will be with Krista Hennebury. The workshop is called “Improv under the influence”. Krista will teach a fun, fast method to create wonky strip units from charm squares. The end result is a wall hanging called ‘Temperature Check’. The cost is $35 for a full day workshop. There are 20 spaces and we will draw names if we have more than 20 people registering. Setup at 9:30, class starts at 10 until 4 pm at University of the Fraser Valley. The room will be announced.

April Meeting Demos – Volunteers Needed – Ellen Lewis
We need volunteers to do 10 minute demos at the April meeting – if you have something you could teach please speak to Ellen!

Show & Tell
This month’s show and tell featured many of the Robert Kaufman Challenge mini-quilts. There were many unique adaptations of traditional blocks. An amazing assortment of quilts with only the fabric in common!

After the break we split into three groups to enjoy three demos: Cathy Erickson demonstrated how to insert a zipper, Jean Jones showed leaders and enders and Cynthia Frenette showed her technique for making wonky flying geese. Thanks to Cathy, Jean and Cynthia for spending the time to put the demos together. They manage to be fun and educational at the same time!

– by Hedda

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