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 quilts to Abbotsford Victim Services. They are happy to accept quilts from us in the future. We will still have quilts available for families in need.
Red & black squares and instructions are available for anyone who wants to put together a block for this month’s quilt. Please grab one if you have a few minutes to make a block.

Creativ Festival – Jean
Please contact Jean directly if you have not picked up your quilt labels yet – instructions for applying them are in the envelope.
We still have 7 volunteer slots open and needing to be filled.
If you are showing more than one quilt please let Jean know which one you want to be voted on. We have limited space and lots of quilts this year!
We would like permission to use these quilts at a presentation on modern quilting, on the Monday after the show.

Upcoming Meetings – Joan

March meeting will feature a trunk show with our own Stacey Day. We are hoping she will have copies of her new book available for purchase and signing!

April meeting will feature mini-workshops. If you have something you could demo to the group in 15 minutes, please talk to Joan.

May meeting will feature a trunk show with Krista Hennebury from Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild. For more info take a look at her blog at poppyprintcreates.blogspot.ca . We are planning a workshop on a cool paper-pieced pouch with Lysa Mair.

June meeting: Trunk sale

July meeting:  Potluck picnic at Mission Heritage Park

August meeting: Trunk show with Amy Dame from Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild.

Membership Update – Barb

Welcome to our guests tonight. We have a new drop-in policy. The first drop-in visit is free and visitors are welcome to try us out for three more meetings with a $5 drop-in fee.

Show & Tell

Lots of inspirational show & tell tonight and fun red & white makes to look at. Thank you to everyone who brought their work to share. This is always a really fun way to see what other people are making!

Destash II

We enjoyed a second round of de-stashing which was even bigger than the first. Lots of items found new homes. A special thank-you to Joanne who gamely loaded up her vehicle with the leftovers to drop off to a local thrift store! Next destash will be January 2019.

January 2018 Meeting Recap

Laraine opened the meeting at 7:10. A small group this evening due to inclement weather but the meeting was really fun.

President’s Report – Laraine

Welcome everyone. Welcome especially to our new members and guests. Please speak to Laraine if you have any questions about CQA. The Canadian Quilters Association is holding the national show in Vancouver May 31 – June 2 2018. It does not come west very often and we encourage everyone to take advantage!

Creativ Festival Update

This show is at the Tradex in Abbotsford March 16th and 17th. Fraser  Valley Modern is coordinating the  display area, a booth and a talk about the modern quilting movement.  We need everyone to help out in order to make this happen.

Check the post at the top of the guild Facebook group to sign up for a volunteer shift . You get to spend the shift talking about modern quilting, and as a bonus there is free admission to the show.

We need modern quilts for the display area! If you have a quilt that you haven’t shown before, please use this link to register it: https://form.jotform.com/80075509777264. We need to know what we’ll have in order to organize the display area.

Community Quilts – Joanne

Blocks are available tonight for the next community quilt. Please grab a block or two if you can help out. Most recently we did four quilts for an African family who is coming to the area. We are planning a discussion at an upcoming meeting about where the community quilts go. In the meantime, please let Joann or Kathryn know if you know of someone who has a need

Upcoming Classes – Stacey

Stacey will be teaching three classes on modern quilting techniques at Quilt Canada, if you are going please check them out. They are designed to be fun and unstructured! She has also invited the guild to beta-test her quilting cruise class. There may still be a few spots left for this free class which we will hold at UVF. Please message her directly for more information.

What`s Coming Up – Christine and Joan

  • February meeting: New nametags prize draw, Destash II, Valentine`s Heart block lotto (see Facebook or the guild Members Only web page for details).
  • Special red & white show & tell (in addition to our regular one); we encourage everyone to bring red, white, or pink and chocolate themed snacks.
  • March meeting: Trunk show with Stacey Day

We look forward to seeing everyone in February!


December 2017 Meeting Recap

 Laraine opened the meeting at about 7:10 Kathryn showed examples of Community quilts that are being donated to a family who have come from Africa. New blocks to sew will be available in January. Kathryn encouraged us to be working on our Creative Festival challenge pieces and also to be considering which of our own […]

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November meeting recap

President’s Report Laraine (President) opened the meeting with a thank-you to last year’s executive committee members: Helen (President); Jane (Treasurer); Laura (Programs); Barb (Membership) and Hedda (Communications). This year’s exec is looking for volunteers to help with some of our small events. These are not big jobs and they go a long way to enriching […]

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