July 2014 meeting wrap up

Important notice: In order to attend the September Anniversary meeting and all meetings going forward, you must be a paid member of the FVMQG.

You can join at any time, the cost for a one year membership is $60 (Cdn). 

Please visit our Membership page here for more information and details.

You can view all of the July meeting photos here.
All photos by Carol Browne. Meeting wrap-ups by Hedda Eyben.

Our July meeting was a fun, busy one, as always!

July FVMQG Meeting

Lysa introduced the 2014-2015 executive members:

President: Cathy Erickson
Vice-president: Cynthia Frenette
Communications: Lynn Swanson
Treasurer: Jean Jones
Membership: Sherri Chalke
Workshops & Programmes: Ellen Lewis


As of August 31 the Facebook group will become a private area for members only. There will be a more general Facebook page for non-members. The mailing list will also be members only. If you run into any issues around the changeover just send another request to join the group.

(Completed)  Barb Mortell workshops August 8 and 9 are full. Lysa will send out an email reminder with the supply list.

(Completed) Fat quarter swap – solids this month. Full details are on the website. For August, we are swapping fabrics that can be fussy cut. This means they have an element you might want to isolate and cut out to use individually. Please bring two fat quarters in a ziploc back labelled with your name. We will do the swap at the break.

(Completed)  Victoria Zippy Pouch Swap
Cathy handed out the pouches randomly by drawing names. Wow, wow, wow! Lovely pouches and fun gifts – thanks to everyone in Victoria who swapped with us.

Cindy of Cindy’s Threadworks
July FVMQG Meeting
Cindy presented on different types of thread. The threads that hold our quilts together area great way to enhance our piecing and add interest and sparkle with things like metallics. Different types have different uses: cotton sits on top and stands out; polyester is a good cost-effective alternative to cotton; rayon has a nice sheet but is not strong – can’t be laundered. Silk is ideal for hand applique – it just blends and disappears. If you are having thread issues the first step should always be to rethread the machine. Big thanks to Cindy for visiting us and sharing her excellent knowledge!
July FVMQG Meeting

Show & Tell You can view all of the July meeting photos here.
Lots of great show and tell this month!
July FVMQG Meeting

July FVMQG Meeting

July FVMQG Meeting

Sisters, OR Quilt Show
A number of members enjoyed the recent bus trip to the outdoor quilt show in Sisters, OR. The show itself had 1401 quilts displayed all over town. The whole town supports the show in different ways. Darlene and Cathy ran into Jacquie Gering admiring one of the quilts made from her book. (Squee!) The shopping was great. The trip was very worthwhile and for future reference,the week before is full of quilting classes. The Portland Modern Quilt Guild hosted a meet-up and there were people there from all over North America.

July FVMQG Meeting

Door Prizes! Thanks to everyone who brought a door prize. Sharing these little gifts with the group is always super-fun and a wonderful way to end the meeting.

July FVMQG Meeting

Modern Metallic Challenge

fvmqg modern metallic

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 […]

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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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