Sunday, March 20, 2016

Lizzy House is teaching the meadow quilt in Calgary. Space available!

March 31 - April 3 2016

The Calgary Modern Quilt Guild is pleased to announce that we are bringing in Lizzy House to teach her Meadow Quilt!
Due to a change in Lizzy's schedule we were able to secure these dates at really short notice.
The price is $225 for non-members of the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild. This includes one 6-hour workshop, lunch, and a meet and greet with Lizzy.
The workshops are all the same and will be offered on three different days: Friday, April 1, Saturday, April 2, and Sunday, April 3. The meet & greet is on Thursday, March 31st at 7pm and is $15 if you want to only do that. Please send me an e-mail to if you'd like more info. A $150 non-refundable deposit is required to hold your spot (electronic fund transfer can be sent to We have about 10 spots left throughout the weekend!
All events are held at WonderFil Threaducation Centre.

more info... 

Thursday, March 17, 2016

March Block Lotto - Tulips

March Block Lotto - Amsterdam Block

Draw will be at April Meeting.

Time to start thinking of spring, and those tulips will soon be popping out of the ground! (if the rabbits don't get to them first)
This is a nice big block, so I'm hoping we can send the winner (or winners) home with enough blocks for a decent size quilt!

Our pattern comes from  Michelle Engel Bencsko founder and designer of Cloud9 Fabrics.
Pattern : Amsterdam Quilt

Colour Palette for March  Block Lotto

Use the picture below as your inspiration palette.

Flowers:  It is OK to mix it up and use the aquas in the flowers too. 
Leaves and stems: Yellow greens, all the way through to the deeper greens and aqua on the palette. 
Background. Low volume, keep nice and pale. Scrappy ok. Solids or print.



2 @ 4.5" squares (from colour palette)
2 @ 2.5" squares (background)

1 @ 4.5" x 8.5" rectangle  (from colour palette)
2 @ 2" squares (background)

2 @5" squares (from colour palette)
2 @ 5" squares (background)
(Pay close attention to the pattern directions here, as the HST's are trimmed down to size.)

1 @ 1"x 8" rectangle

SASHING  (background)
2 @ 1.5" x 16" pieces (for block sashing)
2 @ 1.5" x 10.5"

Block size before adding sashing measures 8 1/2 x 16
We will then be adding a 1 1/2 sashing strip on all 4 sides. 
This will give the winner some extra leeway as she fits her blocks together, but please still strive for accuracy with the block size.

Friday, March 11, 2016

March Meeting

March is here! So much has taken place since our last meeting, and there is so much stuff coming up.

March's meeting is about all about modern quilting. 
A few of us who attended Quiltcon this year will speak to our experience there. I encourage you all the check out the Modern Quilt Guilds' post on all the winning quilts from the Quiltcon quilt showThere has been some interesting discussions about this topic already in many blogs. One by Blossom Heart Quilts  and another at Katie's Quilting Corner.
Which leads us into a discussion about What is Modern?

Here is the proposed schedule:
  • Greeting
  • Logo Challenge
  • Block lotto due/next block lotto shown
  • Charity -  Quiltcon Charity quilt shown and Raffle to begin, QAYG blocks, and the start of collecting 5 - 5" fabric squares for charity quilts
  • Heritage Park Submitting quilts deadline is April 1
  • Quiltcon and What is Modern?
  • Show and Tell
What you can bring to our next meeting
  • Name Tag
  • Modern quilt to share for Show and Tell
  • Block Lotto
  • 5 - 5" fabric squares for charity quilts.
Our Sew Day is all day Friday, March 18. We will be working on assembling the QAYG blocks in the evening, but please come and work on whatever projects you want. You can drop in at Wonderfil's Threaducation Centre, Bay 4, 2915 19th St. NE, Calgary anytime between 10am and 10pm.

Our meeting is held at Wonderfil's Threaducation Centre, Bay 4, 2915 19th St. NE, on March 17, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm

Jera MacKenzie

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Logo Challenge


Just a quick reminder that our Logo Challenge is ending soon! The Deadline is this Thursday, March 10. Entries must be submitted as PDF via email to Philippa (ask for email), Kelly Kay. The entries will be presented and voted on at the next guild meeting March 17. The winner will be announced at the April 21 meeting.

Jera MacKenzie