April Meeting – Here’s what we did!

President’s Report – Laraine
The guild needs storage for some of our display and show items. If you have some garage space or a storage locker you could share with us, please talk to Kathryn.

We need party-planning volunteers for our anniversary party in September. Please talk to Laraine, Barb, Hedda, Joan, Christine or Jean for more info.

The Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guild meetup is being planned for Bend, Oregon in August. Hedda has posted a link to more information in the guild Facebook group.

We are planning a Coffee Klatch for May 5 and we’ll post more information once the arrangements are made. Sew-Ins will be happening in June, July & August. Thank you to Colleen Bell for making those bookings for us.

What’s coming up – Joan
Tonight’s program is member demos. In May Krista Hennebury is coming for a trunk show and Lysa Mair is teaching her paper-pieced cassette tape pattern. June will be the trunk sale. July is the picnic at Mission Heritage Park.

Community Quilts – Kathryn & Joanne
There is a new block to pick up tonight. Just add white. In June Abbotsford Victim’s Services will speak briefly about how they will use the quilts we donate.

Creativ Festival – Kathryn & Jean
Our quilts were a huge hit. We had lots or great feedback and over 2000 votes were made for the challenge and display quilts. A special thank-you to the volunteers who didn’t even have quilts hanging in the show!

Display Quilt Awards (by vote)
First Place: Kate
Second Place: Kathryn
Third Place: Marianne

Challenge Quilts Awards (by vote)
First Place: Karlie
Second Place: Lynn
Third Place: Christine

Members Choice: Lynn (by vote)
Challenge Participation: Laraine (draw prize)
Volunteer Participation: Christine (draw prize)

Show & Tell
Show & Tell this month featured several different version of a village quilt. We had several #Quiltsforbroncos. Holly showed a quilt made from Liberty lawn. Joann and Kathryn showed two community quilts made with traditional pinwheel blocks in a fun modern arrangement.

15-Minute Demos

Thank you to our members who took the time to put together several excellent interesting demos! Peg demonstrated machine quilting with a walking foot. Cathy showed us how to make a zippy pouch in 15 minutes flat. Lyn showed us how she makes rope bowls and mats. And Bev demonstrated a flange binding that adds a pop of colour and can be machine-stitched down invisibly.

Meeting Wrap-Up

We had our 50/50 draw and door prizes were handed out. Thanks to everyone who took the time to bring a treat, make coffee, sell the 50/50 tickets, show us something they made, teach a demo, and do all the little things that make the meetings so much fun.

March 2018 Meeting Recap

Welcome – Marilyn

Marilyn opened the meeting at 7:00. She spoke about making the most of the meetings and being present with each other while we are there. The true value of these meetings comes from the sharing and community we create when we come together.

A challenge for tonight: We are asking everyone who takes the mike to talk about someone who has inspired their quilting. Marilyn started by talking about the Gees Bend Quilters.

Community Quilts – Kathryn (inspired by Jaquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Quilts) & Joanne (inspired by Jenny Doan of Missouri Star)
Our charity quilt is back from QuiltCon safe and sound. We are still deciding where its home will be. We are talking to a few organizations about ongoing donations, keeping the numbers small and realistic. We do need more help with longarming the charity quilts – please talk to Kathryn or Joann if you can help.

Creativ Festival – Kathryn
Just one volunteer slot open on Friday. Remember that volunteers get in free. Kathryn will be doing the presentation at 11:45 daily – she’d love to see some friendly faces in the audience if you are there.

An Update from the Photographer – Jean (inspired by her artistic aunt)
We are trying out a new form to collect a bit of information for show & tell. The most important part is the pattern and designer. We get asked about these a lot when we post on Instagram. The form is also a permission to post photos of your quilt (and sometimes you) publically.

What’s Coming Up – Christine (inspired by her very crafty mother)
April: member demos
May: Krista Hennebury trunk show (poppyprintcreates.blogspot.ca) & a paper-piecing workshop with Lysa Mair (lysaflower.com)
July: picnic at Mission Heritage Park
August: Amy Dame trunk show

Membership Update – Barb (inspired by Cynthia Frenette, www.cynthiafrenette.com)
Welcome to our guests and drop-ins tonight.
Member introduction: Barb introduced Sonya. Sonya specializes in handwork and thinking outside the box. Her improv quilts are always inspirational. We are about to lose her to the North and we will really miss her calm presence and quilting inspiration!

Show & Tell
Thank you to everyone who brought something to show. We encourage everyone and especially new members to bring something to share with the group. We draw inspiration from each other!

Trunk Show with Stacey Day (FVMQG member blogging at staceyinstitches.com)
Stacey presented the quilts from her new book, Child’s Play Quilts. The book includes 20 patterns designed to as stashbusters. Stacey includes photos of each quilt in warm and cool colourways, which really helps visualize the different options. The book includes a variety of fun applique and pieced patterns which could easily be resized for different applications.

Signed copies are available for pre-order now from Stacey’s Etsy shop, StaceyDayQuilt. Stacey will deliver to the guild meeting if add a note to the seller when you buy.

February 2018 Meeting Recap

President’s Update – Laraine Bylaw updates – Jean will be leading a group in late spring to look at our bylaws and decide on any changes. New vice-president – Marilyn has agreed to act as our vice-president for the rest of this year. Thanks Marilyn! Community Quilts – Joanne We just donated a couple of […]

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January 2018 Meeting Recap

Laraine opened the meeting at 7:10. A small group this evening due to inclement weather but the meeting was really fun. President’s Report – Laraine Welcome everyone. Welcome especially to our new members and guests. Please speak to Laraine if you have any questions about CQA. The Canadian Quilters Association is holding the national show […]

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