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

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 September. This is a voting meeting for members only.

Creative Stitches Show Update – Jean

The executive committee is not able to organize Creative Stitches this year. If we are going to participate it needs to be organized by a committee of guild members. In the past we have had a booth, stage show, and display space which all needed coordination and staffing. Discussion about what we want to accomplish with the show, the work involved, how it compares to putting on our own show.

Agreement that it would be more realistic to have two of the three in 2017. Jean will discuss this with the show organizers and find out if it is possible. The following people volunteered to be part of the show committee: Norma, Phyllis, Courtney, Colleen, Karla, Christine, Sonja and Vera.

Executive Committee Nominations – Jean

Jean reviewed the nominations for the executive committee so far. Nominations are still open if anyone else wants to volunteer. We will vote at the September AGM.

  • President: Helen
  • Vice President: Phyllis
  • Communications: Hedda
  • Finance: Jane
  • Programs: Laura
  • Membership: Barb

September 8 AGM

We have some fun activities planned for this sixth anniversary meeting, including:

  • A hexi project show & tell (projects in any stage of completion)
  • Bring a door prize and take one home – $6 budget
  • Bring your hand-sewing supplies for a surprise activity: needle, thread and snips.

Upcoming Events – Laura

  • Saturday August 13 – Sew-in at University of the Fraser Valley, room A259.
  • Bellingham Modern – we will plan a road-trip to attend a meeting in the fall. They have a quilt show in November that would be fun to check out.
  • September 17 – Fearless Free Motion Workshop – space still available for this excellent workshop. You will work on a sampler of quilt-as-you-go panels.
  • October Meeting – Kathleen Riggins from Edmonton will be doing a trunk show. This very talented longarmer is on Facebook as Kathleen Quilts – check her out there for more info.
  • November meeting – a batik baskets demo and pop-up show
  • February 2017 – Katie Pederson (Sew Katie Did) is coming! We can do 2 workshops with her if there is enough interest.

Burn Camp Pillowcase Update – Tracey

The pillowcases were received with great enthusiasm this year. We delivered the extras to the Burn Centre in Vancouver. Thank you everyone!

Show & Tell

This month’s theme was ‘other than quilting’. We asked people to bring an example of their other hobbies. Wow! This is clearly a very talented group. In addition to the quilts, members shows off mad skills in knitting, weaving, bookmaking, scrapbooking, painting, and too many others to name.


After show & tell the group did a ‘speed dating’ style mixer which was a lot of fun. Lots of lively conversation as people got to know each other a little bit more!


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