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
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 for more info.

The Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guild meetup is being planned for Bend, Oregon in August. Hedda has posted a link to more information in the guild Facebook group.

We are planning a Coffee Klatch for May 5 and we’ll post more information once the arrangements are made. Sew-Ins will be happening in June, July & August. Thank you to Colleen Bell for making those bookings for us.

What’s coming up – Joan
Tonight’s program is member demos. In May Krista Hennebury is coming for a trunk show and Lysa Mair is teaching her paper-pieced cassette tape pattern. June will be the trunk sale. July is the picnic at Mission Heritage Park.

Community Quilts – Kathryn & Joanne
There is a new block to pick up tonight. Just add white. In June Abbotsford Victim’s Services will speak briefly about how they will use the quilts we donate.

Creativ Festival – Kathryn & Jean
Our quilts were a huge hit. We had lots or great feedback and over 2000 votes were made for the challenge and display quilts. A special thank-you to the volunteers who didn’t even have quilts hanging in the show!

Display Quilt Awards (by vote)
First Place: Kate
Second Place: Kathryn
Third Place: Marianne

Challenge Quilts Awards (by vote)
First Place: Karlie
Second Place: Lynn
Third Place: Christine

Members Choice: Lynn (by vote)
Challenge Participation: Laraine (draw prize)
Volunteer Participation: Christine (draw prize)

Show & Tell
Show & Tell this month featured several different version of a village quilt. We had several #Quiltsforbroncos. Holly showed a quilt made from Liberty lawn. Joann and Kathryn showed two community quilts made with traditional pinwheel blocks in a fun modern arrangement.

15-Minute Demos

Thank you to our members who took the time to put together several excellent interesting demos! Peg demonstrated machine quilting with a walking foot. Cathy showed us how to make a zippy pouch in 15 minutes flat. Lyn showed us how she makes rope bowls and mats. And Bev demonstrated a flange binding that adds a pop of colour and can be machine-stitched down invisibly.

Meeting Wrap-Up

We had our 50/50 draw and door prizes were handed out. Thanks to everyone who took the time to bring a treat, make coffee, sell the 50/50 tickets, show us something they made, teach a demo, and do all the little things that make the meetings so much fun.

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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February 2018 Meeting Recap

President’s Update – Laraine Bylaw updates – Jean will be leading a group in late spring to look at our bylaws and decide on any changes. New vice-president – Marilyn has agreed to act as our vice-president for the rest of this year. Thanks Marilyn! Community Quilts – Joanne We just donated a couple of […]

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