Friday, November 18, 2016

December Swap - Lined Drawstring Bag

It's time for the last Challenge of the year, so let's make it a Swap!

I have chosen the fabulous Lined Drawstring Bag by Jeni Baker from In Color Order

Jeni first shared her tutorial in 2011, and it has proven to be very popular. A pattern has since been published that includes EIGHT sizes, but we will be doing the size in the free tutorial. There are now also tutorials on her website to add pockets, make it stripes or patchwork, and a video on how to do the gusset. Be sure to check the video out if you need help!

This bag is all about the fabrics, and I'm sure you will have fun  choosing them. Be sure to keep your choices modern.
Christmas fabric is not a requirement,  in fact something that could be used all year round is a really good idea! 

Yes, You can make more than 1, because I know someone is going to ask!


Bag on right by member Julie Vine.

Jeni Baker Flicker album 


Monday, November 14, 2016

November Meeting

Well it is that time of year again. For Elections!! All positions are open every year and they are as follows:
  • President
  • Vice President
  • Treasurer
  • Secretary
  • Charity
  • Block Lotto/Swap/Social
  • Volunteer/Quilt show

We will also be starting to collect dues for the 2017 year. The dues cycle is January-December and they are $50 per person. Members who join after June will pay $30. First meeting is free for visitors, then $5 per meeting. Local membership is  $25. This is only open to those that are individual members of the The Modern Quilt Guild. Members of our Calgary Modern Quilt Guild must be members of the national Modern Quilt Guild, or else we can't really be affiliated with the national guild. Any further questions or concerns about this can be directed to Erin at

Payment methods:
  • cash at a meeting
  • credit (no debit) at a meeting + $2 processing fee
  • NO checks/cheques

You can download our membership form here.

The schedule is:
  • Greeting and updates
  • Elections
  • Show and Tell
Please bring:
  • Name tag
  • 5" squares for charity quilts
  • A modern quilt for show and tell
Our meeting are held at Wonderfil Threaducation Centre Bay 4, 2915 19th St. NE from 7-9pm on November 17. Our next Sew Day will be on Saturday, November 19th at the same location as our meetings.