December meeting recap

(Thanks for the notes, Hedda!)

Helen called the meeting to order at 7:05. This was more of a challenge than usual since many of us were eager to start the ‘Christmas  Party’ part of the meeting.

Community Quilts – Jean

Quilting Bee January 21, 2017. Please watch the Facebook page for more information. We will be making ‘slab’ blocks and assembling them into quilt tops. Slab blocks are scrappy blocks put together out of light, medium and dark shades of one colour. So each block is one colour. This is part of a larger initiative being organized by the Canadian Quilters’ Association. For this initiative each has to have a small piece of special Canada 150th fabric which the guild will supply. Quilts will be distributed to Ronald McDonald House.

Creative Festival – Phyllis

We are going to jury quilts very lightly to make sure we are presenting our best modern quilts at the show. Aspects of modern quilting to consider include large scale, clean and simple design, wonky or improvised, lots of negative space, use of solids, unexpected colour combinations.

Workshops and Events

Katie Pederson class February 11 2017 – class is now full and we have started a waitlist – please talk to Laura or Connie if you want to be added to the waitlist.

Katie Pederson Trunk Show February 10 2017 – Admission is by ticket only. Free to guild members, $10 to non-members. Please take tickets to sell.

Connie will be taking over the event planning while Laura is away.

Coffee Klatch – January 7.

Kate, who is a guild member and has a business hosting ‘Sew Fabulous’ sewing retreats, has kindly agreed to host us. We will post directions and the address on the Facebook page closer to the date.

Membership Update – Barb

We now have 58 members, and 30-ish members in attendance tonight.

Christmas Party

The rest of the meeting was spent enjoying ‘strip’ poker – quilters give this a whole new meaning! And we enthusiastically swapped Christmas-themed mini-quilts. Loads of good food and a fun show & tell rounded out the evening. We missed everyone who couldn’t make it!

 

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November meeting recap

Helen, the president, opened the meeting at 7:05 pm. She is back from Italy!

Announcements
Phyllis (vice-president and Creative Stitches committee chair) is moving to Iqaluit in January. We need someone to take over as vice-president. For more info please speak to Phyllis or Helen.

Upcoming Events – Laura
We are still accepted registrations for Katie Pedersen’s workshop on February 11. $85 for the all-day workshop includes lunch. The workshop is at the Sandman in Abbotsford. Katie’s trunk show Feb 10 is free to members.

November 19 Improv Curves Workshop – has been cancelled due to low registration. We will sew-in on Nov 19 instead – University of the Fraser Valley, Room A259.

December 8 meeting will be the Christmas party.

January 12 meeting will be the destash. Start going through your stash of fabrics, yarn etc for anything that you would like to pass along. Bring along any quilting and crafting supplies that you want to give away. Please bag scraps! We will have tables set up to put everything out on as you arrive at the meeting. At a specific time, everyone gets to look through and take home anything they’d like. Leftovers will go to the thrift store. Any dirty unusable items will be discarded.

In May we will be having a workshop with Paul Krampitz from Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild – he is doing is Wedge Circle Quilt Workshop. If you went to the Vancouver Modern Show earlier this year, you would have seen this quilt on display.

Christmas Party – December 8 – Tracy
Contests:

  • ‘Crazy Christmas Outfits’. Bling it up and be prepared to model for the rest of us!
  • ‘Strip Poker’. Bring 7 – 2.5 inch by width of fabric strips – any fabric will work, doesn’t have to be Christmas but better if it’s modern. More info about how we play at the meeting.

Christmas swap: a blind swap of Christmas themed mug rugs and hot pads. Minimum size 8 inches, maximum 10 inches. These do not have to be square! Bring it wrapped and labelled with your name so the recipient will know where it came from.

Creative Stitches Show – Phyllis
If you are entering the challenge, register your quilt with Phyllis tonight. We’ll need the size for planning purposes.
If you have a good slogan for the new pins, we’ll also need that tonight. These pins will be given away at the booth. We have a prize for the best slogan.

Membership Update- Barb
33 members and 3 guests tonight – welcome!

Community Quilts – Jean
We have a small committee – speak to Jean if you’d like to get involved. Right now, we are looking into options for recipients. Participation will be strictly voluntary – there is absolutely no expectation.
Canadian Quilt Association is organizing a giant quilting bee – we are hoping to sew-in in January to put some blocks together for this. Recipient will be Ronald McDonald House.

Batik Baskets Demo – Lois Kelly
Lois talked about how she got into making her baskets, bags, and sun hats and passed around a handout on how to get started.

Show & Tell
Always fun and inspirational and this month was no exception! Take a look at the photos on our private Facebook group for more.

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