Thursday, July 20, 2017

July Block Lotto - Modern Starlings

Being that we are in the midst of summer, I'm all about keeping our lotto blocks quick and easy. Hopefully, you can escape to a nice cool sewing room to sew a few of these up!

This block is one I pinned back when we first started doing lotto, and I'm happy it has finally reached the top of the pile!

John Adams is  QuiltDad, and the designer of Modern Starlings which he designed for Generation Q   This pattern is also in his book Beyond Neutral as Canyonlands.

We will be making these blocks as singles.
Colours - If it's in the palette below, it's fair game.

Pay careful attention to making the 2nd half of the block in mirror image. I now have 2 blocks of each colour way as I didn't pay attention in step 4. Note that step 5 needs to be flipped as well.  :-)

Wondering what hashtags to use? #calmqgblocklotto #calmqg #calgarymqg

                        colour crush - loveprintstudio
photo credits

Friday, July 14, 2017

July Social and Sew Day

Our July meeting will be a potluck social at Vice President Mary's house 7 – 9 pm on Thursday July 20th, 2017.  The address was sent by email already, if you don't receive it contact If the weather is bad, the meeting will revert back to the Wonderful Threaducation Center. Members with last names A-J are asked to bring potluck for the group (K-Z will be at Christmas). 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 (fees could be more for special programming).

The agenda is:
  • Guild Business
  • QuiltCon Charity Quilt presentation
  • Block lotto
  • Show and tell
Please bring:
  • A quilt or project for show and tell
  • Name tag 
  • Block lotto blocks 
  • A quilt to picnic on
  • some food to share if your last name is A-J

Our July Sew Day Saturday July 22nd, 10am-3pm at the at Wonderfil Threaducation Centre Bay 4, 2915 19th St. NE.   This month's focus is Libs Elliott's Rebel quilt - if you have a Rebel quilt you're working on or would like to work on the quilt, make sure you bring the pattern and materials and experienced members will help you with it.  Alternatively, bring anything you'd like to work on.

You'll need to purchase a copy of the pattern if you want to join in - you can do that on her website. She even includes the modifications if you want to make a mini instead of a full quilt.  There is also an option to purchase it at a discounted rate when coupling it with her "Just Like Heaven" quilt pattern.  On top of that she's even holding a pattern sale - get 15% off patterns with the code NOBUMMERSUMMER until July 17th.  Share your planning, ideas, progress with #calmqgrebelquilt

June was Charity Month

Congratulations on a massively successful Charity Month!

During the June meeting we collected over 200(!!!) blocks for charity quilts and collected over $300(!!!) from the Charity Table. The money will go towards buying anything we're missing to finish charity quilts this year.

At the sew day members quilted a donated top, pieced 4 more quilt tops and quilted 2 more of those! Great job everyone! Prizes for attending the sew days will be handed out at the next meeting, and we'll also be drawing for the Grand Prize at the meeting!

The QuiltCon Charity Quilt for 2018 is well underway. The theme is "Modern Traditionalism". The palette is a pretty mix of oranges, reds, and purples with a white and an off-white

The design committee met near the end of the month and take a look what's already come out of it! Here is a sneek peak from Jera's Instagram where she writes: Working on some exciting stuff here. This thing is massive at almost 36" in diameter. Hope all my Calgary Modern Quilt people like the start of this idea for our Quiltcon Charity challenge. #calgarymqg #calmqg #quiltcon2018 #quiltconcharitychallenge #quiltcon #improvdresdens

Jera and Diane will be talking more about the concept and design and getting feedback from members at the July meeting.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Libs Elliott Workshops Registration now open!

Libs Elliott Lecture and Workshops - September 14 - 17

The Calgary Modern Quilt Guild is pleased to be bring Libs Elliott to give a Special Lecture and teach her "Embrace the Chaos" and "Weight of Love" workshops. 

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7pm - 9pm - Special Lecture and Trunk Show
  • Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10am - 4:30pm - Embrace the Chaos workshop
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10am - 4:30pm - Embrace the Chaos workshop
  • Sunday, September 17, 2016 - 10am - 4:30pm - Weight of Love workshop


  • Calgary MQG members: $200
  • Other MQG members: $225
  • Non-members: $250
  • Lecture $10, free if attend a workshop


A $50 nonrefundable deposit per workshop is required to secure your place (or full workshop amont). Deposit can be made by Electronic Fund Transfer to Stephanie Hutchinson at Full payment is due by Thursday, August 17, 2017.

Only once the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild has received your deposit or full payment will you be guaranteed a place in the workshop in which you registered. 

Registration Form: