October lotto block

Hi everyone!

Great job on the Little Tents you all made for the September meeting. They looked terrific! Your next challenge is to get ready for Hallowe’en by making some of these cool coffin blocks for our October block lotto.

IMG_3275Spooky, right?

If you own some funky Hallowe’en fabric, here’s a great chance to use it! I also suggest using solids. Have fun with modern Hallowe’en colours – from black, grey, and orange to lime green, purple and fuchsia. You can even fussy cut the fabric for the coffin, if you like. Get creative, quilters!

You can find the free pattern for this block on Jeni Baker’s website at http://www.incolororder.com/2016/10/free-pattern-paper-pieced-coffin-quilt.html. Make sure you print the pattern full-sized, not “scaled to fit”! (Her post also contains a link to a paper piecing tutorial, if you’re new to paper piecing.)

I hope you have fun trying this block! I love the potential this block shows – from super cute, to eerie and scary. I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with at the October meeting! Remember, each block you enter earns you one ballot in the draw to win all the blocks.

Good luck, and may the odds be ever in your favour,



Next meeting: 14 September

This is a reminder that the next meeting of the Grand River Modern Quilt Guild will take place on Thursday, 14 September, 7:00 pm, at the Creative Sisters Quilt Studio. Elaine will be leading our meeting, and her topic is Modern Traditionalism.

Members, don’t forget to bring your lotto blocks (click on the Challenges tab on this blog to find instructions for the September lotto block), as well as your Show & Tell and any charity quilts you completed over the summer.

Thank you to guild members who have been investigating possible new meeting locations for our growing guild. Audrey has offered to summarize the information in time for our meeting, to facilitate a discussion about where our future meetings might take place, and what the cost impact would be for our guild members.

Looking forward to seeing everyone next week!


September preview

Hey modern quilters! I hope you’re all having a great summer and getting lots of quilting done. Maybe those who picked up the English Paper Piecing bug at the June meeting will be able to compare projects!

Believe it or not, our next guild meeting is just a few weeks away. We will be getting together again on Thursday September 14th, at 7pm, at Creative Sisters Quilt Studio. Elaine will be leading our meeting, and will talk to us about Modern Traditionalism.

I’ve already sent out an email with Margaret’s instructions for the September block lotto — if you missed it, you can find the instructions on this blog, under the “Challenges” menu.

I will be posting another reminder the week before the meeting, as usual. If you have any announcements or information you’d like shared in that reminder, please let me know by September 6th.

Enjoy that sunshine!


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.

may complete charity tops.jpg

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

Continue reading “May meeting recap”