Tuesday, February 20, 2018

The highlights of our February's meeting.



The highlights of our February's meeting.

Our guild will be featured in an upcoming article, in the fall issue, of Quilters Connection magazine.
They are interested in our upcycle project. If you want your project to be considered for the article, take pictures before, in progress & when completed. Send them to Mary.

We will also be submitting a Group Entry to the Heritage Park Festival of Quilts. If you've done a Libs Elliott
quilt & want to submit it, contact Agnes. There is room for 15 quilts & there are about 6 spots left.

All positions on the Executive Committee have been filled, except for that of Event's Co-ordinator. If you are
interested, hurry up & submit your name, before Agnes takes it! It you would like the committee to meet at your house offer to bake them a cake.

Last on the agenda was a Group Activity. Best described as Speed Dating-Modern Guild Style. 
The members got "up close & personal". Great idea Louise.

Join us next month for more fun.

Carole Glass









Thursday, February 15, 2018

February Meeting

Our February meeting will be at Wonderfil Threaducation Centre Bay 4, 2915 19th St. NE from 7 – 9 pm on Thursday February 15th 2017.



This month is the Annual General Meeting (AGM). We'll be voting on the new executive for the coming year. If you'd like to nominate someone or to be considered for a position please let the current executive know before the meeting.

Coming up (and subject to change):
  • April 27/28- Charity Sew Day
  • March 15th - Natalie Gerber on textile printing and surface design
  • April 19th - what is Modern? Jacqui Gering's video and discussion
  • May - Heritage Park FOQ meet up?
  • June 21st - skills night: how to bind your quilt
  • June 23rd - Sew Day: Learn to Sew Curves with Jera
  • October 11-14th workshop opportunities with Krista Hennebury from Poppyprint
We are also still continuing to run the Charity Table.  This has been hugely successful and has massively offset the costs required to fund both the charity quilts for Sonshine and the QuiltCon Charity Quilt. Bring in anything you have that you won't use that you think someone else might love to take home.  In the past this has included patterns, magazines, notions, fabric (whole, scraps, selvage).

The meeting agenda is:
  • Guild business - AGM
  • Interactive mixer game
  • Collect and award January Block Lotto
  • show and tell
Please bring:
  • A quilt or project for show and tell
  • Name tag
  • January lotto blocks (black and white two by four)
  • Charity Table donations

The dues cycle is January-December and they are $60 per person in 2018. Members who join after June will pay $35. First meeting is free for visitors, then $5 per meeting (fees could be more for special programming).

Thursday, January 18, 2018

January 2018 -Block Lotto - Two by Four

This month I have the quick and easy Two by Four block from Ashley of Film in the Fridge.

We will be using 2 fabrics per block. A white or white with a tiny bit of black, and a black and white print. The darker fabric should be in the top right portion of your block.

Wondering which hashtags to use? #calmqgblocklotto #calgarymqg 



General Rules:

1. Make one quilt block (or more) following the pattern and colour scheme outlined in the monthly post.  For every block you make and bring to that month’s meeting, you will get one entry in the lotto.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, but really want to participate in the lotto, comment on this post or contact Philippa and we’ll try to work it out. Remember, you must be a member of CALMQG to participate.
2. The winner gets ALL THE BLOCKS to make a quilted project from them (guild reserves the right to vote on splitting up the blocks between more than one winner if there are enough entries).  If you win, the blocks become yours and you can use them in any way you choose. 
3. We would like to see your finished project, either in person or pictures, within a year of winning the blocks.  You may continue to participate in and win subsequent block lottos during that time (at least for now…we may elect that you can not win again until you've shown your finished project).  After the year is up, you cannot participate or win again until the original project is finished.
4. Use modern fabrics that you like or love! If you are unsure about your fabric selection as it relates to 'Modern', just ask.
5. Have fun!  Keep in mind that (most likely) someone else will be taking home your block to incorporate into a larger piece and things must fit together (literally…so keeping your block true to size is probably the most important thing), but you should also make it yours and enjoy the process!


Share with the tags @calgarymqg #calmqgblocklotto #calgarymqg on IG or on the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild Facebook Group. If you would like help with either of those, contact your guild's Social Media Coordinator: Tamara Kerelchuk @ninjadesigns or @calgarymqg
Have fun! I can't wait to see all the happy little trees!

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

January Meeting


Our January meeting will be at Wonderfil Threaducation Centre Bay 4, 2915 19th St. NE from 7 – 9 pm on Thursday January 18th 2017.

This month we'll be straying a little from the quilting path to look at a tangential subject that interests many of our members - bags! We have Tara Sinclair from UhOh Creations to talk about her journey in bag making and design.

We listened to the feedback you gave in the last member survey and we're going to have less Sew Days that are more focused. There will be no Sew Day in January, expect one around March focused on Charity Quilts. 

You also asked for a small look forward, so here's what you can expect to see:
  • February 15th - Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • March 15th - Natalie Gerber on textile printing and surface design
  • October workshop opportunities with Krista Hennebury from Poppyprint
We are also still continuing to run the Charity Table.  This has been hugely successful and has massively offset the costs required to fund both the charity quilts for Sonshine and the QuiltCon Charity Quilt. Bring in anything you have that you won't use that you think someone else might love to take home.  In the past this has included patterns, magazines, notions, fabric (whole, scraps, selvage).

The meeting agenda is:
  • Guild business
  • Tara Sinclair from UhOh Creations to talk about bag making and design
  • Upcycle challenge - choose your material
  • show and tell
Please bring:
  • A quilt or project for show and tell
  • Name tag
  • Upcycle Challenge materials
  • Charity Table donations
  • 2018 dues - cash or electronic (fees apply)

The dues cycle is January-December and they are $60 per person in 2018. Members who join after June will pay $35. First meeting is free for visitors, then $5 per meeting (fees could be more for special programming).

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Announcing Winter Up-cycle challenge


Winter Upcycle Challenge:    Make a quilted item using upcycled material



You will not be using your own "stuff" for this challenge, as we will be having a materials swap at the January meeting.

Bring a gently used item to the January meeting that can be upcycled. It can be any colour, fibre, size, texture etc.

Think along the lines of old clothing, linens, thrift store finds, fabric swatches, vinyl, leather, pleather, nylon.  Feel free to get weird!

The item should be clean and suitable for upcycling. You must be able to sew "fabric" on a domestic sewing machine.
Must not have started life as quilting cotton.

Prepare your fabric in a bundle by rolling it up in such as manner as to disguise its identity. Use a brown bag if necessary.

The challenge is to make a quilt, bag, pincushion, mug rug, or something quilted using some of the item you picked up at the January Meeting. No sewing required until after the January Meeting where we are swapping our upcycle materials.

Deadline: Finished items will be shared at the March Meeting.

Questions: ask Philippa

Hashtag #calmqgupcyclechallenge


Be sure to Checkout what happened when Vancouver MQG did this same challenge. Thanks Vancouver for the inspiration! #vmqgupcyclechallenge