July 2015 Meeting Wrap Up

You can view all of the July 2015 meeting photos here, with big thanks to Carol Browne for her ongoing generosity of being our guild photographer!

Our July meeting was held outdoors at the Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission, we had a great turn out!

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The meeting was very casual, some guild business updates, exec elections will be held and the new exec will take on their roles starting in September. Please speak to Jean if you are interested in volunteering for exec, or any other volunteer roles within the guild.

We will be meeting at the Parish of St. Matthew in Abbotsford starting with our August 2015 meeting. Find a link to a map & meeting dates on our About page here. 

Remember the Tush Cush Challenge entries are due for our August meeting, be modern and creative, and have fun!

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As a note, our September meeting will be strictly paid members only, if you wish to attend you must be a member fully paid up in good standing. No guests or first time visitors will be allowed at this meeting, please and thank you for your understanding.

We welcomed Shena, who is the founder and president of the new Lethbridge, Alberta Modern Quilt Guild.

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Show & Tell
Lots of wonderful inspiration at the show and tell at this outdoor meeting. A hand-sewing Grandmother’s Flower Garden. A paper-pieced gnome quilt. Round-robin bee quilts. Also samples of our very own Cynthia Frenette’s new fabric collection “Let’s Eat”. Cynthia has designed a cute placemat pattern to go with the collection.  We also saw great samples of Elizabeth Hartman’s fox and hedgehog patterns and loads of beautiful scrappy quilts.

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June 2015 Meeting Wrap up

You can view the June 2015 meeting photos on Flickr here

Lysa and Cathy opened the meeting with red cowbell. Lysa introduced the executive committee members. Cathy encouraged everyone to sign up to bring snacks and door prizes.

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Membership Update – Sherri Chalke
Renewal forms are up on the guild web site. Please fill out the form and bring it to the next meeting. You can also message Sherri for her mailing address if you prefer to mail it.

Upcoming Events – Darlene Barnes Rosner
We are having a summer sew-in July 25. We will have a special guest who is looking for volunteers to spend a couple of hours testing a new class she’s developing. The coffee klatch will restart in September.

New Meeting Venue
We have a new meeting venue starting in August. We will be meeting at Parish of St. Matthew Anglican Church at Guildford and Marshall in Abbotsord. This is a nice large venue. Our meeting time and night stays the same – the second Thursday of the month.

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July Meeting Location
The July 9 meeting is at Fraser River Heritage Park in Mission. The meeting starts at seven and we have the covered picnic area booked starting at six.  We encourage everyone to come early and enjoy a picnic.

August Tush Cush Challenge
We are running a challenge for the August meeting, to make your own tush cush in a modern style The details will be posted on our group Facebook page.

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About the Guild
We do have mission, vision and values statements. These encompass why we are here.

Executive Committee Changeover
We will elect our new executive committee at the AGM in September. We have nominations for almost the full slate. Other candidates are welcome – it’s supposed to be an election people!

We do have job descriptions available for anyone who wants to find out what a particular position would involve. Talk to Jean Jones for more information.

September Anniversary Party – Bonnie
We will be running a nametag challenge for the September meeting – we will have a prize for everyone with a nametag. We are looking for nice fabric nametags – no one is getting a prize for a piece of masking tape with their name written on it. We also like to give out lots of prizes at this meeting – if you bring a prize, you will take one home.  We will have lots of other fun staff happening in addition to the prizes!

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Show & Tell
Always fun and inspiring, some of the highlights of this meeting’s show and tell included a unfinished object  from 1998, some great finished hangings from Krista Hennebury’s class, Elvis Christmas fabric (because – Elvis!), and a copy of Cheryl Arkison’s new book, “You Inspire Me to Quilt”, which features a bacon quilt designed by our very own Cynthia Frenette.

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Demos
After Show & Tell, the group split into three for demos: No-Waste Flying Geese (Christine), Two-Colour Binding (Phyllis), and Flange Binding (Laura). The demo-ers posted links to the online tutorials for these on the Facebook group. Or feel free to grab them at a meeting if you need a refresher!

May meeting wrap up!

May meeting wrap up!

~ by Hedda April’s meeting photos can be found on flickr here (my apologies for no written wrap up for April- Cynthia) May’s meeting photos to come. Group photo from April 2015 meeting, by Carol Browne Cathy Erickson (President) introduced the executive committee members: · Cynthia Frenette – Vice-President and co-founder · Jean Jones – Treasurer […]

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