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April 11, 2019 – Meeting Recap

  • Attendance was 48 members plus 2 guests for a grand total of 50!  Lots of chatter and connecting.
  • Thursday, May 30th from 4 pm – 8 pm is the Downtown Abbotsford spring Wine & Art Walk and we have been invited to put up a display of modern quilts on a wall 22’ long by 8’ high. 
  • We have 28 signed up for the “Make A Mini Make A Friend” Swap with the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild and all the matches have now been made.  Finish your Modern Mini Log Cabin and hand it in at the May meeting to be hung at the Wine & Art Walk on May 30, 2019!  The Swap & Meet Up day with VMQG will be in June.  The details of the Meet Up will be arranged soon.
  • The FREE TABLE is back!  Bring any craft related goodies that you want to give away.  If no one picks it up by the end of the evening, you are responsible to take it back home again.
  • Lots of inspiring quilts and stories shared at Show & Tell. Check out the pictures on Facebook.  Let’s celebrate those finishes together, keep them coming! When posting on IG, remember to use the hashtag #FVMQGcelebratemyfinish.
  • Thanks to Gail Houser who brought it home, our QuiltCon Charity Quilt made it back and we got a good look at it during Show & Tell.  The Executive will be deciding who the recipient is this year.
  • After the break, we had three inspiring mini-trunk shows from a few of our Executive.  Thank you to Christine, Marilyn & Norma for sharing their quilts and stories. Check out the FVMQG facebook page for pics.  Thanks for taking the pictures and posting them, Nancy!
  • Thank you to the volunteers that climbed the ladders and held the quilts for Show & Tell and then also for 3 mini-trunk shows!  That’s a lot of holding!
  • 50-50 ticket sales were brisk and the pot grew to $80!  The winner was slow to check her ticket and claim it because the winner was Eileen Tiessen, and she was holding the ticket basket! After all your time organizing the 50-50 sales, it’s a well-deserved win, Eileen!
  • Lots of great Door Prizes again!  If you won one, take the opportunity to connect with the person who brought it.
  • If you have trouble finding your name tag at home on guild night, you are welcome to leave it at the membership table at the end of the meeting and then pick it up when you arrive next month!
  • Keep making blocks for Community Quilts, but May is the last month to hand them in.  After that, Joanne & Kathryn will work at assembling the blocks and finishing what has been started in preparation to handing over the responsibility of Community Quilts to new volunteers in September.
  • It’s not too early to think about how you would like to volunteer in the guild starting next September.  Getting involved is the best way to get the most out of the guild.  Maybe this is the year you can take a turn.  Talk to any of the executive if you have any questions about what jobs are available.  FYI – To distribute the work load more evenly, Programs & Workshops is going to be separated into two responsibilities.
  • See you at the May Coffee Klatch on the first Saturday of the month, May 4th.  Meet at 10 am in Delta for coffee at Petra’s and then go see the Boundary Bay Quilt Guild Show.  Check the Events tab on Facebook for details.  Thanks for arranging Coffee Klatches, Tracy!
  • There are a few spots left in the Piecing Curves Workshop by Jean Jones coming up on Saturday, May 11 at UFV.  Cost is $40.  Contact Joan Zielke asap if you are interested. 
  • Mark your calendars! Laura More announced that we will be hosting Terry Aske and her “Circles” workshop on Saturday, October 19, 2019.  Cost will be $55. Laura will be starting a sign up list at the May meeting.
  • Next Guild meeting is May 9, 2019.  FVMQG rocks, just sayin’.

Submitted by Marilyn I.

March 14, 2019 – Meeting Recap

  • It was another fun evening. Attendance was 43.  No guests, no new members and no snow.  Just us.  But we currently have 68 members so we were missing those of you that couldn’t be there.  Almost exactly 2/3 of our membership was there.
  • It is fun to see all the cute nametags.  If you have trouble remembering to wear yours, you are welcome to leave it at the membership table at the end of the meeting and then pick it up when you arrive next month!
  • We had a great Show & Tell. The line up was long and we had to keep bringing out more chairs to display all the quilts and quilted projects on! There were lots of great quilts with inspiring and interesting stories.  Check out the pictures on Facebook.
  • At the break, 27 of us signed up for our 10th Anniversary Retreat.  If you want to get on the list for this Epic Event, contact Kate D. with a $40 deposit.  Dates are October 2-4, 2020.  For details, check our Facebook page under “Files” or the Guild webpage.
  • After the break, we took in three demos.  Courtney gave us some helpful tips on sewing machine trouble shooting, Stacey showed us 3D piecing and Jean took us through the steps of making a perfect pinwheel block.   Thank you Courtney, Stacey & Jean!
  • I forgot to remind people last night that our March Sew In is Saturday, March 16! Check Facebook under “Events” for more details or contact Colleen B.
  • So many fun Door Prizes!  Seemed like almost everyone that came got one!
  • There was a squeal from Laura May (S.) when the number on her ticket was announced as the winner of the Block Lotto.  She went home with 9 Love Blocks!  Looking forward to seeing what she makes with them. 
  • Joan Z. won $34 from the 50-50 draw and was calculating that it would get her at least 2 meters of nice quilting fabric!
  • There are a few spots left in the Piecing Curves Workshop by Jean Jones coming up on May 11 at UFV.  Cost is $40.  Contact Joan Z. asap if you are interested.  She will be opening it up to other guilds soon.
  • We have 27 signed up for the “Make A Mini Make A Friend” Swap with the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild.  But it’s not too late to sign up.  It would be good to have more participating because they are a big guild and will likely have quite a few signing up. This is a great opportunity to stretch yourself and possibly try a new technique?  Make anything with a Log Cabin Block theme, use only solid colours, 16”x16” finished with binding or facing edge. Sign up by March 24 by contacting Marilyn I or Karla H.  We will give you your match by the first week in April and swap will be in June.  It’s not a competition, anyone can participate, it’s going to be fun!  Let us know if you have any questions.
  • Keep making blocks for Community Quilts, but May is the last month to hand them in.  After that, Joanne & Kathryn will work at assembling the blocks and finishing what has been started in preparation to handing over the responsibility of Community Quilts to new volunteers in September.
  • It’s not too early to think about what job you would like in the guild starting next September.  Getting involved is the best way to get the most out of the guild.  Maybe this is the year you can take a turn.
  • My only complaint is that the meeting nights go by too quickly!  I look forward to not being president so that I can do more visiting and not be busy with other stuff.
  • See you at the April Coffee Klatch on April 6th.  More details will be posted before then but the quilt shop we are going to is The Stitchery Studio in Port Moody.  Watch Facebook for posts from Tracy N.
  • Next Guild meeting is April 11, 2019.  FVMQG is awesome.
  • submitted by Marilyn I.

Feb 14, 2019 – Meeting Recap

Exec Updates Summary Attendance was 25 brave members even with unpredictable winter weather.  We were a small, fun group, but certainly missed those of you that couldn’t be there. We were so happy that Stacie from Troll Brothers made the trip from Vancouver Island and brought her excellent selection of modern fabrics to give us […]

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January 9, 2019 – Meeting Recap

January 9, 2019 - Meeting Recap

Members in attendance: 44 Two new members joined tonight. Our meeting started with a welcome from our president, Marilyn. It was Marilyn’s hop that tonight when we leave the meeting that we leave inspired by something we saw or felt tonight. We are focusing on more fun and less business at our meetings so watch […]

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