November meeting recap

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

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

  • ‘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.

October meeting recap

Phyllis called the meeting to order at 7:05 pm.

Laura introduced our guest speaker, Kathleen Riggins, of 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 with loads of inspiration from her work!

Creative Stitches Update – Phyllis

– The show is taking place March 24 & 25 2017 at the Tradex in Abbotsford.

– If you want to take part in this year’s challenge, “The book that you bought that you haven’t made the quilt from yet Challenge”, the size of your quilt will be due by next meeting November 10. For more info on the challenge, see the group Facebook page.

– We want to add a new pin to the collection. We are offering a prize for the best slogan – we’ll collect these on November 10.

– We are hoping to have continuous demos in the booth

– The show takes a lot of volunteers – we’ll have sign-up sheets in December.

Call for Volunteers – Phyllis

– We need volunteers to plan the Christmas party and to relay information from Facebook to a member who does not use Facebook.

Upcoming Events – Laura

October 22 Sew-In

Sew-in (free) for guild members at University of the Fraser Valley, Room A259. Special thank you to Darlene for booking the room for us!

November 10 Meeting – Lois Kelly Batik Baskets Demo and Pop-Up Shop

Lois Kelly from Vancouver Island will be doing a demo and pop-up shop. Think Christmas presents!

November 19 Workshop – Improv Curves with Cynthia Frenette

Cynthia Frenette (a founding member of the guild)  is teaching an Improv Curves Workshop for us. Cost is $35 to members and $40 for non-members. Payment is required before the workshop to guarantee your spot. The workshop will be held in Room A259 at University of the Fraser Valley.

February 10-11, 2017 – Trunk Show and Workshop with Katie Pedersen (co-author of Quilting Modern and blogger at

Feb 10 – trunk show free for members, $10 for non-members

Feb 11 – workshop $85 for members, $95 for non-members (includes catered lunch)

We will open the workshop to non-members after the December meeting, so if you want to attend get your payment in to Laura asap. The Sandman Hotel in Abbotsford will host this event for us and a catered lunch will be provided for workshop attendees at no extra charge.

May 11, 2017 – Trunk Show and Workshop with Paul Krampitz from Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild

Paul will do a trunk show for us at our May 11 meeting. He will teach his Wedge Circle Quilt workshop on May 13.

Membership Update – Barb

– Welcome to our six guests this evening.

Block Lotto Update – Jean

– Jean will be coordinating occasional block lottos for the group.

Canada’s Big Quilt Bee – Jean

– The Canadian Quilters Association (CQA) is coordinating a Canada-wide quilting bee with the goal of producing 1000 quilts for Ronald McDonald House.

– We are hoping to coordinate a guild quilt in January which can be donated to a local Ronald McDonald House.

Community Quilts – Jean

– We have some fabric for sale by donation at this meeting. The proceeds will be used to purchase supplies for community quilts.

Show & Tell

– Thanks to everyone who brought something to share with the group! As usual, lots of variety, interest and inspiration for the group.


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 […]

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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 […]

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