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 Facebook and your e-mail for information and details to stay informed about our guild.

The Executive has met virtually for the last couple of meetings with the next meeting scheduled to take place February 2, 2019 in a face-to-face format. One of the subjects that will be discussed at that meeting is “what makes our guild unique as a modern guild.”

You should have received a copy of the guild membership list in your e-mail. This list will serve as a resource for who to contact for what between meetings and events.

We had a short presentation by Alicia from Dinkydoo Fabrics. Dinkydoo donated a stack of fat quarters as a door prize for tonight’s meeting and gift certificates to be used as door prizes for our meetings for the remainder of the year. Dinkydoo has recently moved to #906-19055 Airport Way, Pitt Meadows. Dinkydoo is looking for teachers to teach classes in their new classroom space (room for up to 20 people).

Christine challenged us to make a new name tag for the February meeting. Make a new name tag for a chance to win a prize.

The guild has a membership with the Canadian Quilters’ Association (CQA) so we receive a copy of the Canadian Quilter magazine. These magazines can be signed out by members at the Membership table. If you take one of the magazines home to enjoy, please remember to return the magazine once you have finished reading it so someone else can borrow it.

Tonight is our annual de-stash! Leftovers that are not re-homed and taken home by members tonight will be donated to: LIFE’s Second Chance Thrift Store. This thrift store provides a valuable avenue for funding the operations at LIFE Recovery House. LIFE’s Second Chance Thrift Store is located in the Clearbrook Industrial Park at #7-31550 S. Fraser Way, Abbotsford and keeps store hours of 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Mondays to Saturdays.

Such a variety of items donated by members to tonight’s de-stash.
Lots of goodies!

We look forward to seeing you at our next meeting on February 14, 2019!

July 2018 Meeting Recap – Potluck & Show and Tell

The July Meeting was our annual potluck dinner at Fraser Valley Heritage Park in Mission. We had a quick business meeting while we ate and then lots of socializing and show and tell.

Modern Quilt Guild Charity Challenge Update – Laraine

We washed the quilt with no problems and it has been delivered to the school in Abbotsford. They were very pleased with it and called it ‘a work of art’.

Jean has kindly offered to organize the charity challenge quilt for the coming year. More information coming in the fall!

Supporting the guild in the coming year – Marilyn

It takes many hands to keep the group running! We encourage people to team up so that there is always backup and the work is lighter.

We are particularly still looking for someone to be the Secretary/Communications. Hedda has done this for two years and will be right beside you while you learn the ropes. Everything is set up and it’s not hard to learn, but it is important. Please talk to Hedda or any member of the exec team for more information.

Welcome – Barb

Welcome to our several guests tonight!

Community quilts – Joanne

The community quilt block for the summer is wonky strips in one colour plus white. The block finishes at 6.5 by 24.5 inches. Looks great scrappy, in solids, patterns or a mix and is very quick and fun. We will collect blocks at the September meeting. Look for the tutorial on Facebook.

What’s coming up – Joan & Christine

August meeting – trunk show with Amy Dame from Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild.

September meeting – Anniversary party

October meeting – trunk show with Sheila Andrews & a dying workshop (8 spots only, more info coming soon.)

Show & Tell and Door Prizes

Thanks to everyone who brought something they made to show! The door prizes were loads of fun and happily received by their recipients.

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 […]

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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 […]

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