January 2012 Meeting

Happy New Year all! Did Santa bring you lots of quilty goodies?

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** PLEASE NOTE meeting room location has changed to Room B121, in Building B, groundfloor
University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Campus
33844 King Road
Abbotsford, BC

Huge thank you’s to Charline and Darlene who have booked the new space for our growing group at the U of FV in Abbotsford.

Meeting Agenda:
Thursday January 12, 2012 7-9pm
Room B121, in Building B, groundfloor, University of the Fraser Valley, Abbotsford Campus

Show & Tell as usual- and feel free to share any quilty goodies that Santa brought you!

Break

Ellen will demo sewing curves, with Drunkards Path & Apple Core blocks

Cynthia F will do a short talk about her art quaintings and the process involved

FYI

2012 Retreat Info: The retreat has now been moved to February 3-5 and price reduced to $175. The spa services are not being offered now but loads of fun and sewing are still on! Please contact directly or talk to Charline at the meeting if you want to sign up to attend. charline.derksen@ufv.ca

FQ Swap theme is Sweet Tarts-(soft pinks/purples/blues/yellows)
If you wish to participate, bring 4 FQ’s in a ziploc bag. Eryn will give you a ticket with a number- place half in the bag & keep the other half. At the end of the night you’ll retrieve your bag with 4 new FQ’s in it!
Things to keep in mind:
Do not prewash your fabrics.
Quilt shop quality only- 100% cotton, no poly/blends, or cotton broadcloth, please.
A fat quarter is 18″x21″ or 18″x22″. Fabric not meeting size/theme will not be swapped.

View/download the list of themes and guidelines on the Challenges page on our website:
http://fvmodernquilt.com/membership

We’ve been offered complimentary space at The Creative Stitches Show, Mar 23-24 at Tradex and are looking for volunteers to help.  This is agreat opportunity to show our best modern quilts and invite new members to join our guild!
We’ll have a sign up sheet for anyone who is interested in helping run the booth, help set up/take down, plus we need to supply our own display stands, table & chairs so if anyone can loan us some that would be great. Depending on what space we get, we may also do some sewing demos. Stay tuned for more info coming soon & a sign up sheet at the meeting!

Be sure to bring your $2 drop in, and your own beverage if desired. There is a group kettle available for those who want a hot beverage (please bring your own ingredients other than water!)

See you soon!