July 2018 Meeting Recap – Potluck & Show and Tell

The July Meeting was our annual potluck dinner at Fraser Valley Heritage Park in Mission. We had a quick business meeting while we ate and then lots of socializing and show and tell.

Modern Quilt Guild Charity Challenge Update – Laraine

We washed the quilt with no problems and it has been delivered to the school in Abbotsford. They were very pleased with it and called it ‘a work of art’.

Jean has kindly offered to organize the charity challenge quilt for the coming year. More information coming in the fall!

Supporting the guild in the coming year – Marilyn

It takes many hands to keep the group running! We encourage people to team up so that there is always backup and the work is lighter.

We are particularly still looking for someone to be the Secretary/Communications. Hedda has done this for two years and will be right beside you while you learn the ropes. Everything is set up and it’s not hard to learn, but it is important. Please talk to Hedda or any member of the exec team for more information.

Welcome – Barb

Welcome to our several guests tonight!

Community quilts – Joanne

The community quilt block for the summer is wonky strips in one colour plus white. The block finishes at 6.5 by 24.5 inches. Looks great scrappy, in solids, patterns or a mix and is very quick and fun. We will collect blocks at the September meeting. Look for the tutorial on Facebook.

What’s coming up – Joan & Christine

August meeting – trunk show with Amy Dame from Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild.

September meeting – Anniversary party

October meeting – trunk show with Sheila Andrews & a dying workshop (8 spots only, more info coming soon.)

Show & Tell and Door Prizes

Thanks to everyone who brought something they made to show! The door prizes were loads of fun and happily received by their recipients.

May 2018 Meeting Recap

Welcome – Joan
Joan began the meeting by welcoming members and several guests. The discussion about the Charity Challenge Quilt has been postponed until the next meeting so that we have enough time to look at the different options properly.

Programs – Joan & Christine
Tonight we have our trunk show with Krista Hennebury from Vancouver Modern. There is a workshop May 26 with Lysa Mair – still space if anyone wants to join us. The June meeting is our trunk sale. Feel free to bring anything quilting, crafting or sewing related that you’d like to sell. July is our potluck picnic at Mission Heritage Park and in August we have a trunk show with Amy Dame and hopefully another workshop.

Community Quilts – Kathryn & Joanne
Blocks for the next quilt are available to pick up tonight. Please bring them back to the June meeting. In June we will have a rep from Abbotsford Victim’s Services here to tell us a bit more about what they do with our quilts. If you have anything ready that you want to donate to them directly please bring it to that meeting.

Membership – Barb
Welcome to our guests and visiting member Judy Borne.

Block Lottery – Jean
We are planning a wonky star block lottery. Watch the group Facebook page for details.

Trunk Show – Krista Hennebury poppyprintcreates.blogspot.ca
Christine introduced Krista Hennebury. Krista’s traditionally inspired modern quilts have been featured in many magazines and at QuiltCon. She teaches all over the world.

Krista talked about the evolution of her quilting style. Her artistic process works like this: make stuff, learn things, participate in swaps and commnity projects. Go out and look around at what other people are doing. Design your own quilts and projects. Don’t take anything too seriously and most importantly have fun while you’re doing it!

April 2018 Meeting Recap

President’s Report – Laraine The guild needs storage for some of our display and show items. If you have some garage space or a storage locker you could share with us, please talk to Kathryn. We need party-planning volunteers for our anniversary party in September. Please talk to Laraine, Barb, Hedda, Joan, Christine or Jean […]

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March 2018 Meeting Recap

Welcome – Marilyn Marilyn opened the meeting at 7:00. She spoke about making the most of the meetings and being present with each other while we are there. The true value of these meetings comes from the sharing and community we create when we come together. A challenge for tonight: We are asking everyone who […]

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