January meeting recap

Helen, our president, opened the meeting at 7 pm.

Quiltcon – Helen

Lysa, one of our founding members, has had her ‘Say Anything’ quilt accepted for display at Quiltcon. This is the annual convention of the Modern Quilt Guild. They are very selective about what is chosen for display. Quiltcon offers classes, displays, and a quilt show every year. This year it’s in Savannah, Georgia. Lysa has posted a photo of ‘Say Anything’ to the guild Facebook page.

Community Quilts – Jean

Thanks to everyone who turned in their blocks for the Big Canadian Quilt Bee. We sewed together Jan 21 at University of the Fraser Valley to make more. Any style of block was welcome – modern or traditional – they will all be used.

Canadian Quilters Association needs a volunteer in the Fraser  Valley to gather the quilts from the Bee and deliver then after the show which is late this summer. Please speak to Jean if you can help (someone has volunteered – thank you!).

Upcoming Events – Laura

February 4 – Coffee Klatch was cancelled, but keep your eye on the Facebook Group in case something else is planned!

February 25 – Sew-in at University of the Fraser Valley, Room A259.

March Meeting – Our own Jean is presenting quilting tips & tricks.

April Meeting – Our own Carlie McChesney will present a trunk show of her art quilts.

May Meeting – Paul Krampitz from Vancouver Modern is doing a trunk show and will teach his Wedge Quilt class.

Katie Pederson Trunk Show Feb 10

Tickets are free for guild members, $10 for non-members. We will be selling them at the door but there is a 100-person limit.

Membership Update – Barb

36 members in attendance tonight with one guest – Stacey.

Swaps & Challenges – Jean

We are working on setting up a swap with another modern guild. We are also starting a challenge for unfinished projects. Jean will set up a Facebook page for people to post photos as their challenge entries. You will have 3 months to finish. Every project you finish will be one entry into the prize draw.

Creative Festival – Courtney

We will need final sizes of your show quilts for the February 9 meeting. Please have the flimsy done by Feb 9 and we will ask you to post a photo and the size. We will collect the finished quilts at the March 9 meeting. The February meeting will focus on Creative Festival scheduling and volunteer sign up. If you are putting a quilt into the display, you will be expected to volunteer for at least one shift at the show. Plus volunteers get in free.

Show & Tell

We really encourage our guild members to bring their projects, finished or not, to share at Show & Tell. It’s a great way to ask for feedback or help if you are stuck on something. The positive atmosphere at the meetings makes it easy to share and we all draw inspiration from each other! We want to see what you are doing!


An amazing variety of fabric destashed this year. Everyone went home with something new and fun – we look forward to seeing your projects!




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!



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 […]

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October meeting recap

Phyllis called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm. Laura introduced our guest speaker, Kathleen Riggins, of www.kathleenquilts.com. A very happy trunk show followed and Kathleen passed many of her quilts around so that everyone could get a close look at her wonderful quilting. Kathleen passed along some great tips for machine quilting effectively along […]

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