Happy 5th Anniversary to us!

Time flies when you’re having fun! We celebrated our 5th year this year, how exciting!

Meeting wrap up Debbie Svensson.
Photos to come.


Upcoming events:

– September 19th Sew-in

– October 3rd Coffee Klatch

– October Block Lotto – you get one ticket for every block you bring and if your ticket is drawn, you win an entire UFO!

Check Facebook for more information!

Past events:

– Seattle Epic Meet-up

  • The Circa 15 fabric store is wicked awesome
  • The crew made 125 kits for Lysa’s matchbook design!
  • There was an all-day sew-in, shopping, hotel room parties, a pop-up shop in the hotel, a book tour, a fabric tour, a paper-piecing demo in Snohomish and a journal exchange (that was one busy weekend!)
  • The Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild had more members present than any other guild, aside from the Seattle guild

Ellen’s Program Update:

Things are planned.

October – demos and a Dinky-Doo pop-up shop

  • Get 15% off your first order when you sign up online, and then email them for a permanent code for 10%
  • Order by noon on meeting day and your order will be brought to the meeting, saving you the cost of shipping

November – trunk show and Stacey Day

  • Quilts, inspiration and the book that almost was

November 7 – WHAT IF…. quilt-as-you-go workshop

  • 5 techniques
  • 2 instructors (Jean and Ellen!)
  • A project pattern
  • Opportunities for free-motion and straight stitching
  • Room for 20 people

December – Christmas party

January – de-stash


The guild has a copy of CQA magazine that can be borrowed, and a CD of the national juried show.


Presents and thanks were given to Ellen, Cynthia and Cathy E, who are leaving the guild executive and having a go at being regular members. An extra-big collection was presented to Cathy for her work as 2014-2015 president.

Thank you for your leadership, planning and organization.


Our show-and-tell was not overly long, but Carol is very excited to have captured “church” in just about every photo. Stay tuned for the photo recap.

Happy Anniversary!

Bonnie and Carolyn had us hunting through our purses and bags to produce items of questionable existence such as PENNIES, quilting-related earrings and first-aid items. It was worth at least a few laughs, and it all started with Jennekke dumping her purse contents on the floor to assess what she had (her pile included several drink umbrellas, if you must know).

Then Bonnie told a little tale and here’s how it went (I’m paraphrasing):

  Ellen: Hey, Bonnie. How about teaching a class or doing a demo?

  Bonnie: I only teach the incarcerated. (she works in a prison)

  Ellen: Well, would you feel more comfortable if we locked the doors?

I was grasping my ticket excitedly and didn’t know at what point(s) we had door prizes, but we had a serious TON of door prizes at this meeting. If you brought a door prize, you got a ticket to win one – – everyone’s a winner. That was fun and a lot of people participated. After that, we had the attendance-ticket door prize draws and there were a ton of vendor-supplied gifties ranging from books to notions to fabric. It was a lot of fun and really very exciting.

Oh, and Karla made a FABULOUS cake with a quilted-look for the top, bobbins, pincushion and a big number FIVE – happy anniversary!