October meeting recap

Phyllis called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm.

Laura introduced our guest speaker, Kathleen Riggins, of www.kathleenquilts.com. A very happy trunk show followed and Kathleen passed many of her quilts around so that everyone could get a close look at her wonderful quilting. Kathleen passed along some great tips for machine quilting effectively along with loads of inspiration from her work!

Creative Stitches Update – Phyllis

– The show is taking place March 24 & 25 2017 at the Tradex in Abbotsford.

– If you want to take part in this year’s challenge, “The book that you bought that you haven’t made the quilt from yet Challenge”, the size of your quilt will be due by next meeting November 10. For more info on the challenge, see the group Facebook page.

– We want to add a new pin to the collection. We are offering a prize for the best slogan – we’ll collect these on November 10.

– We are hoping to have continuous demos in the booth

– The show takes a lot of volunteers – we’ll have sign-up sheets in December.

Call for Volunteers – Phyllis

– We need volunteers to plan the Christmas party and to relay information from Facebook to a member who does not use Facebook.

Upcoming Events – Laura

October 22 Sew-In

Sew-in (free) for guild members at University of the Fraser Valley, Room A259. Special thank you to Darlene for booking the room for us!

November 10 Meeting – Lois Kelly Batik Baskets Demo and Pop-Up Shop

Lois Kelly from Vancouver Island will be doing a demo and pop-up shop. Think Christmas presents!

November 19 Workshop – Improv Curves with Cynthia Frenette

Cynthia Frenette (a founding member of the guild)  is teaching an Improv Curves Workshop for us. Cost is $35 to members and $40 for non-members. Payment is required before the workshop to guarantee your spot. The workshop will be held in Room A259 at University of the Fraser Valley.

February 10-11, 2017 – Trunk Show and Workshop with Katie Pedersen (co-author of Quilting Modern and blogger at www.sewkatiedid.com)

Feb 10 – trunk show free for members, $10 for non-members

Feb 11 – workshop $85 for members, $95 for non-members (includes catered lunch)

We will open the workshop to non-members after the December meeting, so if you want to attend get your payment in to Laura asap. The Sandman Hotel in Abbotsford will host this event for us and a catered lunch will be provided for workshop attendees at no extra charge.

May 11, 2017 – Trunk Show and Workshop with Paul Krampitz from Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild

Paul will do a trunk show for us at our May 11 meeting. He will teach his Wedge Circle Quilt workshop on May 13.

Membership Update – Barb

– Welcome to our six guests this evening.

Block Lotto Update – Jean

– Jean will be coordinating occasional block lottos for the group.

Canada’s Big Quilt Bee – Jean

– The Canadian Quilters Association (CQA) is coordinating a Canada-wide quilting bee with the goal of producing 1000 quilts for Ronald McDonald House.

– We are hoping to coordinate a guild quilt in January which can be donated to a local Ronald McDonald House.

Community Quilts – Jean

– We have some fabric for sale by donation at this meeting. The proceeds will be used to purchase supplies for community quilts.

Show & Tell

– Thanks to everyone who brought something to share with the group! As usual, lots of variety, interest and inspiration for the group.


September meeting recap

Thank you to Laura for the notes!

Executive meeting done in record time 4 minutes!

New Executive:

  • President – Helen
  • Vice president – Phyllis
  • Treasurer – Jane
  • Program and Workshops – Laura
  • Membership – Barbara
  • Communication – Hedda

50/50 tickets are now available for sale at the beginning of the meeting and at break times only. This week Gail won $32.75.

Last meeting we received a large bag of donated fabrics. It has now been sorted and Jean will announce the plans for this at a later date.

We need to reset our meeting room after the meeting. Tables must be put away and chairs stacked against the walls. Thanks to all for the help in getting this done so quickly.

Jean announced a Sewing Room Challenge. Take a picture of your sewing room before and after tidying up your creative messes. Post on FB on our guild page in an album that has been created. Info on how to do this will be posted on the FB page.

Laura announced that Katie Pederson’s workshop on Feb 11, 2017 is $85.00. We will be doing the Double Trouble block and payment will now be accepted: cash or cheque. Payment must be given to Laura to hold your spot. We do have the possibility of a second workshop on Friday day if there is enough interest.

October meeting will be a trunk show by Kathleen Riggins of KathleenQuilts.com.

November meeting will be a demo and pop-up shop by Lois Kelly of Batik Baskets.

There will be a sew-in booked for October … date to be announced as soon as the room is booked.

Cynthia Frenette will also be doing an Improv Curve workshop in November – $35.00 and date to be announced as soon as the room is booked.

Laura is also trying to get a workshop booked with Paul Krampitz from VMQG this coming spring.

At this point in the meeting, Tracey and Marilyn took over for our 6th anniversary party.
We were provided with one mini clip and if we said … quilt, needle, thread, six, hexi, or sew … and we were caught, we would loose our clip. It made for some very interesting conversation and clips being tossed back and forth throughout the evening.

A short ice-breaker gave us the opportunity to talk one-on-one with another guild member that we didn’t already know.

Two show-and-tells happened. One with hexi projects (some that were pretty close to being called antiques!) and our regular show-and-tell. Always amazing work done by our very talented group!

There were amazing snacks provided and wonderful door prizes. It was a great 6th anniversary party!

August meeting recap

Jean (President) opened the meeting promptly at 7:00 and welcomed everyone. Membership Update – Sherri Tonight we have 1 guest and 1 new member. A reminder to bring your membership renewals to the sew-in or message Sherri if you want to renew by mail. You must renew to attend the official Annual General Meeting in […]

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