August Meeting Wrap Up

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~ Meeting wrap-ups by Hedda

There was no cowbell to open the meeting this month so Cathy (former school principal) used her teacher’s whistle, which also worked very well. This was the first meeting in our new location at Parish of St. Matthew, 2010 Guilford Drive, Abbotsford, BC. It is a large space with a stage which makes it much easier to see everyone’s lovely works during show and tell! The chairs are not too bad but definitely benefited from the tush cush challenge.

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Upcoming Events – Darlene Barnes Rosner
Coffee Klatches
We have three  Coffee Klatch get-togethers planned for the fall. These are a fun, informal way for members to get together for coffee, usually in the area of a good fabric store. Upcoming Coffee Klatches are planned for October 3, October 31 and November 28. Darlene has invited everyone through the Guild Facebook group. Feel free to bring a friend – these are open to everyone.

Sew-Ins
Darlene has  set dates for three sew-ins this fall.  Dates are Sept 19, Oct 17 and Nov 21. The sew-ins are members-only, free, and always held at the University of the Fraser Valley Campus in Abbotsford. One again everyone has been invited through the Guild Facebook page. If anyone is interested in organizing a fabric swap or challenge at the sew-in, please talk to Darlene – always fun to add something extra to these events!

Modern Quilt Guild Update – Cathy Erickson
The Modern Quilt Guild has been offering lots of great (and free!) webinars for members lately. They are all online so that you can view them whenever you want. We highly recommend them!

The Guild also has an online gallery where you can post a photo of a modern quilt you are proud of. They are accepting submissions for ‘Quilt of the Month’ for 2016.  

The Seattle Meet-Up is approaching – it’s still in the process of being organized.

September Annual General Meeting – Cathy
September is our Annual General Meeting – for members only, no guests please! We will hold our elections and it will also be our anniversary celebration. Make sure you wear your nametag – there will be prizes, plus games and cake. Everyone who brings a door prize will go home with one.

Pillowcase Update – Tracey Wiebe
Thanks to the generosity of this group among others Tracey was able to send 90 pillowcases to the annual Burn Camp, which is sponsored by the Firefighters Charitable Association. Kids travel from all over the province to attend. The kids loved the pillowcases and they were really fun to give out. Tracey is making arrangements for the extras to go to the Burn Unit this year.  She will coordinate pillowcases for Burn Camp again next year.

Membership Update – Sherri  Chalke
It’s time now to renew memberships as they expire August 31. Forms can be mailed in – send Sherri a message on Facebook for her address.

Find all the membership information and membership form here.

Show & Tell
Lots of people doing lots of quilting despite the hot weather! We got to see notebook covers that are going to be swapped at the Seattle Meet-Up, plus loads of donation quilts. Our very own guild co-founder Cynthia Frenette premiered her Christmas line of fabric, ‘Swell Noel’. Cynthia has also been busy creating a pattern for a really cool sewing caddy that will be available next month. Sherri showed off a the Supernova quilt she made in her class with Jacqui Gehring at the Sisters Outdoor Quilt Show.

Humble Beginnings Quilt Show
Many members were able to find their first quilts to share with the group. Some of them were even finished! Poofy polyester batting, broadcloth and polyester, missing points, chocolate brown and burgundy and the occasional rap on the knuckles from grandma….we’ve come a long way!

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

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. Membership Update – Sherri Chalke Renewal forms are up on the guild web site. Please fill out […]

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