March 14, 2019 – Meeting Recap

  • It was another fun evening. Attendance was 43.  No guests, no new members and no snow.  Just us.  But we currently have 68 members so we were missing those of you that couldn’t be there.  Almost exactly 2/3 of our membership was there.
  • It is fun to see all the cute nametags.  If you have trouble remembering to wear yours, you are welcome to leave it at the membership table at the end of the meeting and then pick it up when you arrive next month!
  • We had a great Show & Tell. The line up was long and we had to keep bringing out more chairs to display all the quilts and quilted projects on! There were lots of great quilts with inspiring and interesting stories.  Check out the pictures on Facebook.
  • At the break, 27 of us signed up for our 10th Anniversary Retreat.  If you want to get on the list for this Epic Event, contact Kate D. with a $40 deposit.  Dates are October 2-4, 2020.  For details, check our Facebook page under “Files” or the Guild webpage.
  • After the break, we took in three demos.  Courtney gave us some helpful tips on sewing machine trouble shooting, Stacey showed us 3D piecing and Jean took us through the steps of making a perfect pinwheel block.   Thank you Courtney, Stacey & Jean!
  • I forgot to remind people last night that our March Sew In is Saturday, March 16! Check Facebook under “Events” for more details or contact Colleen B.
  • So many fun Door Prizes!  Seemed like almost everyone that came got one!
  • There was a squeal from Laura May (S.) when the number on her ticket was announced as the winner of the Block Lotto.  She went home with 9 Love Blocks!  Looking forward to seeing what she makes with them. 
  • Joan Z. won $34 from the 50-50 draw and was calculating that it would get her at least 2 meters of nice quilting fabric!
  • There are a few spots left in the Piecing Curves Workshop by Jean Jones coming up on May 11 at UFV.  Cost is $40.  Contact Joan Z. asap if you are interested.  She will be opening it up to other guilds soon.
  • We have 27 signed up for the “Make A Mini Make A Friend” Swap with the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild.  But it’s not too late to sign up.  It would be good to have more participating because they are a big guild and will likely have quite a few signing up. This is a great opportunity to stretch yourself and possibly try a new technique?  Make anything with a Log Cabin Block theme, use only solid colours, 16”x16” finished with binding or facing edge. Sign up by March 24 by contacting Marilyn I or Karla H.  We will give you your match by the first week in April and swap will be in June.  It’s not a competition, anyone can participate, it’s going to be fun!  Let us know if you have any questions.
  • Keep making blocks for Community Quilts, but May is the last month to hand them in.  After that, Joanne & Kathryn will work at assembling the blocks and finishing what has been started in preparation to handing over the responsibility of Community Quilts to new volunteers in September.
  • It’s not too early to think about what job you would like in the guild starting next September.  Getting involved is the best way to get the most out of the guild.  Maybe this is the year you can take a turn.
  • My only complaint is that the meeting nights go by too quickly!  I look forward to not being president so that I can do more visiting and not be busy with other stuff.
  • See you at the April Coffee Klatch on April 6th.  More details will be posted before then but the quilt shop we are going to is The Stitchery Studio in Port Moody.  Watch Facebook for posts from Tracy N.
  • Next Guild meeting is April 11, 2019.  FVMQG is awesome.
  • submitted by Marilyn I.

Feb 14, 2019 – Meeting Recap

Exec Updates Summary

  • Attendance was 25 brave members even with unpredictable winter weather.  We were a small, fun group, but certainly missed those of you that couldn’t be there.
  • We were so happy that Stacie from Troll Brothers made the trip from Vancouver Island and brought her excellent selection of modern fabrics to give us lots of ways to buy our own Valentine’s gifts!  She said we did well with our shoppingJ
  • We now own two sturdy Show & Tell step ladders. Nurse Christine warns us to be careful using them, she is going to be watching out for our safety!
  • The exec decided to abandon the individual information forms for show & tell items, rather we will have a Show & Tell sign in sheet at the membership table each month.  When posting photos, makers will be tagged and questions regarding pattern sources & inspiration can be directed to the maker.
  • The exec has worked hard to come up with a Mission & Values statement that was sent out via our February email. You can also find it on our Facebook page listed under “Files”.  Members are encouraged to read it over and give us your feedback before March 14th by talking to Marilyn or emailing her at
    • After hearing some hesitation from members about sharing their quilts at show & tell for fear that they are not modern enough and would be subject to criticism, the Missions & Values statement is our attempt to assure the members of the guild that we “enthusiastically welcome quilters at all stages of expertise, recognizing and respecting a continuum of modern style development”.
    • “Modern quilting embraces a “no rules” concept.  Well, except for ONE rule:  BE NICE!”  Our goal is to inspire each other, not to criticize.
    • Our programs & workshops & challenges, etc.  will all be chosen to inspire a modern aesthetic
  • We want to celebrate guild members finishes.  To do that you are invited to bring your finishes to show & tell or post them on facebook or Instagram and use the hashtag #FVMQGcelebratemyfinish
  • The LOVE block lotto block collection was postponed to the March guild meeting.
  • The Nametag challenge draw took place but if you missed it, we look forward to seeing your new nametag at the March meeting!
  • Next Coffee Klatch is Saturday, March 2.  Watch Facebook for more details coming from Tracy Barra-Navratil.
  • Next Sew In is Saturday, March 16 at UFV. Check Facebook under “Events” for more details or contact Colleen Bell.

Provided by President, Marilyn I.

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