Next meeting: June 8

Happy June! Our next meeting will take place on June 8th, at 7pm, and will be a stitch and chat hosted by Theresa at her home. She didn’t ask for this, but it would be nice to RSVP to her, so she knows how many of us to expect!

Below are the June meeting details. **Don’t forget that this is our last meeting before the summer break, and our first fall meeting will be on Thursday, September 14th.** Continue reading “Next meeting: June 8”

May meeting recap

Charity quilt success!

Thank you, Lisa, for organizing a fun and productive hands-on night! Everyone was busy sewing, pressing, cutting, chatting – and by the end of the evening, we had 10 completed charity quilt tops! Awesome work, everyone! And as always, thank you to Creative Sisters Quilt Studio for generously hosting our meetings.

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Our next meeting will be on Thursday, June 8th, and Theresa will be our meeting leader. Watch for details as the day gets closer.

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Next meeting: May 11

May is a hands-on meeting

Hey, Modern Quilters! Just a reminder that our next meeting will be on Thursday, May 11th, 7pm at Creative Sisters Quilt Studio.

Lisa will be leading us in a hands-on meeting, making rainbow “Round the Cabin” quilts for Ronald McDonald House. This is a group-based project, so if you haven’t already, please contact Lisa to confirm your fabric colour and be added to a group.

Alternatively, you may bring a project of your choice to work on – as long as you have something hands-on to do!

Don’t forget to bring

In addition to your machine, sewing supplies and materials for whatever project you choose to work on, remember to bring:

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April meeting recap

This month we welcomed guests Erica, Lisa, Cyndy, Lindsay, Wendy and Tanya.

carol backward S small.jpgCarol shared two of her big quilting secrets with us. She explained that, during layout design courses she attended as a journalist, she learned that the eye tends to scan a page in a backward S shape. She now applies this idea to her quilts, to create a layout pleasing to the viewer. Continue reading “April meeting recap”

March Meeting Recap

Thank you, Peggy, for a comprehensive slide show that made us feel as though we’d been to QuiltCon ourselves! It was wonderful to see all the amazing quilts hanging at the show – including some from our own guild. Congratulations to Marilyn for winning First Place in the Piecing category for her work, “Ode de Yoshiko” (left). Check out this detail shot – you can really see the piecing and the quilting. Marilyn also had an applique quilt in the show, “Yoshiko II” (right). Continue reading “March Meeting Recap”

February Meeting Recap

marilyn on truckWe were all amazed by Marilyn’s adventures at Handi Quilter in January. Congratulations, Marilyn, on being one of the winners in the “Quilt Your Desire” contest — and becoming our guild’s first quilting celebrity!

On top of a trip to Utah, loads of swag, a print ad appearance, and quilting classes at Handi Quilter itself, Marilyn has also “won” a commitment to produce half a dozen videos over the next year, so we hope she will let us know when these are available to watch! Thanks for sharing your story and the videos with us, Marilyn. We’re so excited for you! You can follow Marilyn on Instagram as marilynjfarquhar

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