Modern Metallic Challenge

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Our guild joined in the fun of the Modern Metallic Challenge that was coordinated and organized by Michelle Freedman and the PNW Guilds group. Robert Kaufman Fabrics generously donated some  fabrics for each participant to use.

Making up bundles for the Modern Metallics Challenge with gorgeous Quilters Linen Metallics from @robertkaufman for the QuiltKnitStitch PNWMQGs challenge! Can't wait to distribute these beauties tomorrow night, big thanks to @teresacoates and @robertkaufm

Quilter’s Linen Metallics from Robert Kaufman Fabrics. Are they gorgeous or what! Each challenge participant was given a bundle of fat quarters they could use in their project.

You can view all of the challenge quilts via flickr here.

April 2014 Quilting Bee

As always, our very talented group came up with many cool and creative projects!

April 2014 Quilting Bee

Cathy’s table runner


Jean’s modern spider web quilt


Vera’s modern prism design

April 2014 Quilting Bee

Rain theme quilt by Cynthia (in progress in this shot)


Florals by Lysa

We are so excited and thrilled to be a part of such a fun challenge and big thanks to Michelle for coordinating and planning it for all of the PNW Guilds to join in, and to Robert Kaufman Fabrics for so generously providing such gorgeous fabrics for us to use! Some of our projects have been selected to be included in the Quilt! Knit!Stitch! Show in Portland in August, we’ll post more details as they happen! And big thanks to all of our guild members who joined in the challenge! We hope you had fun and enjoyed the process and challenge!

Head over to flickr to check out all of the quilts and projects here!


May 2014 Meeting Wrap up

You can view all of the May meeting photos via Flickr here.


Pouch Swap with Victoria MQG
Cathy announced sign-up for a pouch swap with the Victoria Modern Quilt Guild. Make a pouch and add $10-15 of quilty gifts. It should be well-made and modern. Pouches should be brought to the June meeting for the swap and we will receive our pouches in July. Full details have been posted to the Facebook group.

August Workshops with Barb Mortell
Barb Mortell is coming to do workshops for us August 8 and 9. August 8 will be “Triangles, Diamonds, Value and Colour” and August 9 will be “Improvising with a Simple Shape”. The workshops will be held at University of the Fraser Valley and are $45 each for members, $80 if you want to take both classes. Classes will be opened up to non-members July 8. Full details are posted on our site here: You can see Barb’s work at her blog


Making a Portrait Quilt using AndreaMosaic
Laura Auffray presented details of how to make a portrait quilt using AndreaMosaic. The software allows you to scan and upload your fabric (or photos!) and then lays it out to create a pixellated version of the photo you have chosen. The key with doing faces and portraits is to have many colours – tans, browns, peach, pink. orange, blues and purples and greens – natural skin has many variations in tone and colour. Solids and small patterns work best and the fabric should be fairly uniform in colour. The photos can be done in colour, grayscale or black and white. You can use the software to colour a picture and turn it into a quilt design. The software is actually free. Laura has posted detailed information to the Facebook group.

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Guild Status Update
Last fall the group voted to become a formal guild. We have been working towards this and have set up an executive group (Cathy, Cynthia, Lynn, Jean, Lysa, Sherri and Barb). In September we will have a formal election. Starting in September we will have $60 yearly membership dues to be a full member. There won’t be any part-time members or drop-ins, but members are welcome to bring a friend to one meeting to check it out. The name ‘Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild’ is now registered (thanks Colleen!) and the Facebook group and Guild website will become members only as of September 2014. Because of the income from the dues, the cost of classes will come down for members. Our goal is to keep the sew-ins and meetings the same. We will have separate business meetings to protect our fun, creative, informal meeting format.

June Fat Quarter Swap
The theme for the fat quarter swap in June is modern novelty fabric. Novelty fabric is ‘something that evokes a conversation’.


Show and tell was amazing as usual! Flowers for everyone who helped out at Creative Stitches.


April 2014 Meeting wrap up

You can view all of the meeting photos  directly on Flickr here. Lysa introduced Monica Solorio-Snow aka Happy Zombie. Monica is here Friday and Saturday for a shop hop and sew-along. Our display at the Creative Stitches Show in Abbotsford was very well received. Thanks to everyone who helped up with set-up, tear-down and staffing our booths! […]

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