Recap of July 20th outdoor meeting

July 20th outdoor guild meeting

July 20th outdoor guild meeting

We had a lovely evening at Trout Lake Park last night for our fourth annual outdoor guild meeting! We were happy to welcome new members, friends and family, and several members of the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild. Our outdoor meeting is a casual affair but we did go through some business and I thought I’d post it here in case the drum circle made it hard for you to catch all the details.

Guild business

Samantha with baby quilt, photo by Holly Broadland

Samantha with baby quilt, photo by Holly Broadland

  • The guild presented a baby quilt to Samantha in celebration of her first meeting back since the birth of her son in April. It was pieced by Amy, quilted by Stacey M., and bound by Arita.
  • MQG Announcements: QuiltCon 2016 registration is open and QuiltCon quilt show registration is open. Two special challenges for the show are the Michael Miller Glitz Fabric Challenge and the EZ Quilting Triangle Challenge.
  • Upload your MQG Fabric Challenge photos to the gallery on the MQG Community Site for the Riley Blake Cottage Garden Challenge by July 31st
  • We are planning a QuiltCon Charity Quilt with Stacey Day as coordinator. Please email socialmedia@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca if you’re willing to volunteer to make a block, piece the top, quilt, bind, etc. This project wraps up early in the new year so we can get it to the US for the end of January.
  • We’re five! At our June meeting we handed out goody bags to members filled with a colour card for our new logo colours, a VMQG measuring tape, logo sticker, business card, and two buttons. Pick up your bag if you missed it!
  • We now have 103 members and Michelle has MQG membership cards for all of us! There are also pins for those who didn’t get one yet. Pick them up!
  • Nominations will open soon for 2015/16 executive positions and we will have several open positions. Please watch the blog for a post so you can help out your guild and have a lot of fun!
  • Congrats to our four members who have quilts in the Quilt! Knit! Stitch! Black to White Challenge. Felicity, Alicia, Terry & Stacey Day will have quilts on display in Portland in August.
  • Sew outs – second North Van sew-out coming up at 6pm on Monday, July 27th, RSVP to Paula if you’re planning on going
  • Summer Friday night sew-in at Holy Trinity on August 28th. You can pay at the August meeting or via the PayPal button on the blog post about the sew-in.
  • Upcoming workshops: Stick it in Your Purse, Honey! on August 16th with Berene Campbell (a few spaces remaining) and Fancy Fox II on September 27th with Jade Prosser  (several spaces remaining)
  • Bainbridge Island MQG is looking for quilts for their 3rd annual Quilt Festival, Saturday, Sept 12th, and you can drop them off at the PNW MQG meet up in Seattle
  • PNW MQG Meet up, Seattle, Aug 20-23, about four VMQG members are registered at this point. Contact Holly at holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca if you’ve decided to go. Register at the Seattle MQG site for $40 USD.
  • Quilts for our Modern Mini Showcase at the Vancouver Quilters’ Guild show are due in 2 months at our September 21st meeting.
  • Balance due tonight for our October 2015 Edenvale retreat.
  • Changes to guild meeting dates: October meeting will be the 4th Monday (Oct 26th) (Gee’s Bend quilters speaking at Maiwa on our usual meeting night of the 3rd Monday, 13 seats left), December meeting will be on 2nd Monday (Dec 14th) as the 21st was after school lets out for the holidays.
July block challenge

July challenge blocks by Niki Storr

July Challenge – Niki shared a string block we’ll be doing as our next block lotto. Keep an eye on the Challenges page for the instructions.

Show and Tell – Watch the VMQG Flickr group for Janice’s photos of the show and tell. You’ll see a death star, a dahlia, some fancy foxes, lots of fancy quilting, a turtle pillow made by my eight year old, and much more! Thanks to Janice, Alicia and Marilyn for volunteering to be our new photography committee!

Fairground blocks hanging at our outdoor meeting

Fairground blocks hanging at our outdoor meeting

To wrap up the meeting, we gave out door prizes and did a draw for the Fairground blocks that had been hanging on a line throughout the meeting. Krista was the lucky winner!

We’ll see you back at the Unitarian Church on August 17th!

Fancy Fox II: a Workshop with Jade Prosser

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Fancy Fox II quilt block by Stacey Murton

Our own Jade Prosser (@stitchmischief on instagram) will be running a workshop to make Fancy Fox II, the large version of Elizabeth Hartman’s pattern. Come and join us!

Date: Sunday September 27th, 2015

Time: 10 am to 4 pm

Location: Room C, Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Dr, Vancouver

Cost: $50 (members)/$55 (non-members). Includes pattern.

This wonderful pattern goes together really quickly and given its large scale, you should have a quilt top by the end of the day.

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Linda Morrison with her Fancy Fox II quilt

Questions? Wanna sign up?  Email amy@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca

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Stacey Murton with her Fancy Fox II quilt

 

July 20th outdoor meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, July 20th

VMQG meeting at Trout Lake Park
We look forward to seeing you on Monday for our guild meeting! We’ll be meeting at a different location than usual so we can enjoy the summer weather at Trout Lake Park. The forecast is currently showing a high of 23C on Monday, which sounds great for a lovely evening at the park!

Cottage Garden Challenge by Janet Archibald
Janet Archibald’s Challenge Project

We will be sharing our Riley Blake Cottage Garden MQG Fabric Challenge projects at this meeting and we’d like to ask people who have already shared their completed projects to bring them back for a group photo.

If you didn’t get your awesome goody bag at our 5th anniversary meeting, come pick it up at Trout Lake! And if you’re going on our retreat in October, the balance of your payment is due at this meeting so remember your cheque!

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Outdoor Meeting
When: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, July 20th, 2015 Come early and bring a picnic dinner! FYI: The concession stand will be closed, so bring your own food! We’ll start our meeting around 7pm as usual.
Who: VMQG members, guests, and families. You are welcome to bring your families and friends along at no charge. There is a nearby playground for the children to enjoy if they need a diversion.
Where: The grassy area near the concession stand at the south end of Trout Lake in John Hendry (Trout Lake) Park, East Vancouver. The nearest intersection is BC Parkway and E 19th Ave. The closest parking lots are at BC Parkway just off of E 19th Ave (smaller lot, but closer to the meeting place) and Trout Lake Community Centre (larger lot, entrance at Victoria Dr and E 15th Ave, five min walk from site).
Inclement Weather Plan: We have an alternate venue in place in case of inclement weather and we will confirm the meeting location on the day of the meeting on our Facebook page. If the weather is iffy, please check social media!

Map of covered area at Trout Lake Park
Transit: The #20 bus goes down Commercial Drive and takes you within a few blocks of our meeting place.
Questions: Check in with our facebook page or twitter account if you need help on the night of the meeting. Holly will be monitoring the pages on her phone.

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Friday night Sew-in on Friday, July 17th at Holy Trinity Anglican Church 6:00pm-11:00pm for $10 (contact holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to register).

Purses mini quilt

2) Stick It In Your Purse, Honey! Workshop with Berene Campbell, Sunday, August 16th, Croatian Cultural Centre $50 ($55 non-members), includes pattern.Emailamy@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to register.

3) PNW MQG Meet UpFriday, August 21st-Sunday, August 23rd, Seattle. SeeSMQG website for more information. #EPICmeetup2015
4) Friday night Sew-in on Friday, August 28th at Holy Trinity Anglican Church 6:00pm-11:00pm for $10 (priority registration for VMQG members).

Fancy Fox II quilt by Stacey Murton
Fancy Fox II quilt by Stacey Murton, pattern by Elizabeth Hartman

5) Fancy Fox II Quilt Workshop with Jade Prosser, Sunday, September 27th, $50 for members, $55 for non-members (including the pattern).

What to bring:

- 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2015) or guest fee ($5)
- calendar to record upcoming events
- $215 deposit cheque for retreat (if attending)
- cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
- modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
- your name tag
Flag blocks
flag blocks for block lotto
Round Robin kit if you are participating
- quilt or folding chair to sit on
- a mug (none will be supplied)
- treats are welcomed
- door prizes: Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.

Agenda:- sign up for show and tell
- Welcome
- Icebreaker
- Guild Business
- Break (eat treats & socialize!; sign up for sew-ins and workshops, pick up goody bags)
- July Challenge
- Show and Tell
- Block Lotto & Door Prizes

Fragrance-free policy: For the comfort of all of our members, all guild events are scent-free.

Note: Members are welcome to request copies of the minutes from previous guild or executive meetings by emailing Rebecca at secretary@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca.

See you there!

Friday night sew-ins July 17th & August 28th

We’ve got some summer sew-ins booked and we’d love for you to join us on Friday, July 17th and/or Friday, August 28th from 6:00-11:00pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (details below).

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We love how spacious the church hall is for basting and layout

Sew-in Dates



Enjoy open sewing time with your VMQG friends! Baste a quilt on the large raised table! Cut out your next quilt using the large cutting mat! This is a great time to work on your MQG Fabric Challenge or any of your own projects in the company of fellow quilters.

We supply the tables and chairs, irons, cutting mats, and tea. Donations of treats are always welcomed!

You need to bring your machine (don’t forget the foot pedal!), supplies for your projects, extension cord, power bar, tools, and dinner.

Paul basting a quilt

Paul basting a quilt at our May 2015 sew-in

The Details

Holy Trinity MapWhen: 6:00-11:00pm,
Friday, July 17th, 2015

AND

6:00-11:00pm, Friday, August 28th, 2015

Where: Parish Hall, Holy Trinity Church, 1440 West 12th Avenue at Hemlock Street, Vancouver. Enter through the main doors on the south side of West 12th and go up the elevator to the second floor.

Cost: There is a $10 fee per sew-in if you pre-pay before the sew-in day (you can pay via PayPal if you like, see button above) and a $15 fee at the door. Members get first opportunity on the 12 or so spaces available. If you are not a VMQG member, consider joining or email us to see if there is space available for you.

There is a kitchen at Holy Trinity, so you will be able to heat up your dinner if you wish.
Parking: There is a small parkade off of West 12th Avenue with about ten spaces however most of them are marked small car only. Parking is limited on street. There are three spaces in the alley behind the church and they access the Parish Hall through the alley (a phone number will be posted on the door if the doors are locked).
How do I sign up? You can sign up for the August sew-in by paying $10 at our meeting on Monday, July 20th. You can pay for either sew-in via PayPal (see above), or by paying $15 at the door.
Please contact Holly (holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca) to register or with any questions.

See you there!

Stick It In Your Purse Honey! workshop with Berene/Happy Sew Lucky

Berene Campbell of Happy Sew Lucky is a long time VMQG member who we lost to Toronto last fall. Our loss is Toronto MQG‘s gain, but we still miss her! Luckily, she can’t resist the West Coast (and us!), and she’s agreed to give up a day of her summer vacation and teach a workshop for us, using her brand new paper piecing pattern  - “Stick it in your purse, Honey!”

 purses mini quilt4

Sign up for her one day workshop where you will make this cute paper-pieced purse pattern. You can make a few blocks if you’re speedy, or Berene will guide you in turning your awesome little purse into an equally awesome needlebook.

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 It’s a beginner level paper piecing pattern, with a twist as the purse has a pocket and a flap. You can store your embroidery floss or treasures in the purse pocket. 

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There are four flap options to play with so that you can create a collection of customized purses. It’s perfect for using up your scraps, and a great fussy cutting opportunity. 

purses mini quilt

Do you have some special fabrics that you’re saving for the perfect project? These little purses are a great way to showcase it!

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Major cute factor alert: The purse has a functioning pocket to keep emergency sewing supplies in it. This block is great for needlebooks, zakka projects and mini quilts.

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There are two block size options to choose from in the pattern: Medium size (6″ block) good for mini quilts, pillows or kid’s quilt or Small size – 4 1/2″ block which is perfect for the included needlebook.

needlebook2

The 13-page pattern includes the following:

Two block sizes: 4″ and 6″ for the purse pattern.
Four design options for the purse.
And a bonus needle book pattern with a sneaky hidden scissor pocket.

needlebook3

Come join us for a fun day with Berene! Whether you know and miss her, or haven’t met her yet, it’s going to be a great workshop.

 

 

When: Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Where: Room C, Croatian Cultural Centre

Cost: $50 for members, $55 for non-members (price includes pattern!)

Time: 10am-4pm

Sign-up: The July VMQG meeting will be your LAST CHANCE to sign up for this workshop in person! Please email Amy at amy@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to sign up. Sign ups are open to everyone at this time, member or non-member.

June 15th Meeting Reminder – 5th anniversary party!

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, June 15th

Meeting Notes

5th birthday candle

Our June meeting marks five years since the founding of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild and we hope you’ll come celebrate with us whether you just found out about our guild at Maker Faire or you’ve been with us since the start!

This meeting will be fun and festive with a game, treats, fruit punch, and plenty of door prizes as well as our regular meeting highlight - show and tell! We’ll be handing out journal covers to those of you who participated in the swap with Modern Quilt Guild Victoria.

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Summer Sew-outs (dates and locations to be announced in VMQG Facebook group)
2) Friday night Sew-in, 6:00-11:00pm, Friday, July 17th, Church Hall at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $10
3) Outdoor Guild Meeting, 6:30-9ish, Monday, July 20th, near the concession stand at Trout Lake Park, family and friends welcome!

4) Friday night Sew-in, 6:00-11:00pm, Friday, August 28th, Church Hall at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $10
5) Fancy Fox Quilt workshop with Jade Prosser, Sunday, September 27th, $50 for members, $55 for non-members (including the pattern)

6) VMQG Weekend Quilting Retreat at Edenvale, October 16-18th, 2015. Several spaces available. $265 total ($50 deposit due immediately to reserve your spot).

 

June Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, June 15th, 2015
Where: Hewett Hall, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 W 49th Ave, Vancouver (at the NE corner of W 49th Ave and Oak St).
Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot. Street parking is also available.
Transit: The 49 and 17 buses run along 49th Ave and Oak St respectively. The Canada Line has a station at Cambie and 49th.
Guests: If you’re a guest, we’d appreciate it if you would email holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to RSVP so we can know to expect you. Your first meeting is free and subsequent meetings are $5 until you become a member.

What to bring:
- 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2015) or guest fee ($5)
- calendar to record upcoming events
- $50 deposit cheque for retreat (if attending)
- cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
- modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
- your name tag
butterfly string block
butterfly string blocks for block lotto
- completed Sunshowers quilt colouring sheet so we can share colour ideas!
- a mug (none will be supplied)
- treats are welcomed
- door prizes: Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table. It’s fun to have extra prizes for our 5th anniversary party and we appreciate your contributions!

Agenda:- 6:30pm doors open, sign up for show and tell
- Welcome
- VMQG Game
- Guild Business
- Break (eat treats & socialize; pick up journal covers from swap and Maker Faire quilts (if applicable), members pick up 5th anniversary gifts, sign up for workshop, sew-ins, retreat)
- June Challenge
- Show and Tell
- Door Prizes & block lotto

See you there!

VMQG Modern Mini Showcase: Challenge Details

VMQG has accepted an invitation to be the featured artist at the Vancouver Quilters’ Guild show happening this October 23rd and 24th at St. Mary’s Ukrainian Centre (West 14th and Ash).

We were waiting on some final details about the show before putting together this blog post but the show is going ahead in this new venue and we couldn’t be happier!

Our goal for the display is to put on a beautiful showcase of Modern Mini Quilts. Modern quilting is a new concept for lots of folks and this is a great opportunity to share our work and educate viewers about modern quilting.

In a (Solid) Pickle

Felicity’s all-solids mini quilt for a Flickr swap

VMQG members, here is your challenge:

  • Make a mini quilt that illustrates one or a few of the characteristics of Modern Quilting (per the Modern Quilt Guild’s definition here).
  • Use solid fabrics only, the choice of colours is yours.
  • Keep the size at a maximum perimter of 80″. That means length+length+width+width = 80″ or less.
  • Include a 4″ hanging sleeve on your mini, not just the corner triangles. Here’s a great tutorial on making hanging sleeves.
  • Label your quilt with (at minimum) your name and phone number.
  • Write a short statement (100 words maximum) about your mini, including the characteristic(s) your quilt illustrates (we will have a Google form or hard copy template for this).
  • Bring the finished quilt to the September 21st VMQG meeting.

A couple of notes:

Feel free to share your progress on Social Media using the hashtag #VMQGmodernminishowcase.

The show venue at St. Mary’s is smaller than the previous one so our display space may be smaller than originally anticipated. Depending upon the number of quilts that get submitted, we may need to choose a sampling that gives the widest range of examples of modern quilting, so it is possible not all of the minis will be in the display. We won’t know until the quilts get submitted.

Be aware that we are working on putting together our very own VMQG show in the near future, which will be an opportunity for ALL of the minis to be displayed.

Please direct any questions you may have to Krista Hennebury (krista DOT hennebury AT shaw DOT ca) who is coordinating this mini showcase.

May 18th meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, May 18th

Meeting Notes

Quilt by Stacey Murton
At our May meeting, VMQG treasurer Stacey Murton will be sharing tips on making pixel quilts. She’s used patterns by YouPatch to create quilts like “Big Brother” above and has ideas on how to simplify the process.

We’re looking forward to welcoming new VMQG members tonight at we’re halfway through the guild year and our membership fees have been prorated to $25! See Membership Coordinator Michelle McLatchy at the registration table to become a member.

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Granville Island adventure and Sew Out at Trout Lake Tuesday, May 19th, contact Stacey Day at socialmedia@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca for info.
2) Circles Circles Circles Workshop with Terry Aske, 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, May 24th, Croatian Cultural Centre. $55 ($60 non-members). Several spaces remaining!
3) Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, 10:00am-6:00pm, Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th, PNE Forum. Volunteers needed!
4) VMQG Weekend Quilting Retreat at Edenvale, October 16-18th, 2015. Several spaces available. $265 total ($50 deposit due immediately to reserve your spot).

May Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, May 18th, 2015
Where: Hewett Hall, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 W 49th Ave, Vancouver (at the NE corner of W 49th Ave and Oak St).
Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot. Street parking is also available.
Transit: The 49 and 17 buses run along 49th Ave and Oak St respectively. The Canada Line has a station at Cambie and 49th.
Guests: If you’re a guest, we’d appreciate it if you would email holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to RSVP so we can know to expect you. Your first meeting is free and subsequent meetings are $5 until you become a member.

What to bring:
- 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2015) or guest fee ($5)
- calendar to record upcoming events
- $50 deposit cheque for retreat (if attending)
- cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
- modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
- quilted journal cover (unwrapped) with a card including your contact information forswap with MQG Victoria (if participating)
- modern quilts to share with the public at our Maker Faire booth (quilts will be touched and will be returned at our June meeting)
- your name tag
Intersection blocks for block lotto
- a mug (none will be supplied)
- treats are welcomed
- door prizes: Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.

Agenda:- 6:30pm doors open, sign up for show and tell
- Welcome
- Pixel Quilts with YouPatch by Stacey Murton
- Guild Business
- Break (eat treats & socialize; sign up for retreat, workshop, volunteer for Maker Faire)
- May Challenge
- Show and Tell
- Door Prizes & block lotto

See you there!

Circles Circles Circles Workshop!

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(one of Terry’s circle quilts)

Do you love the look of circles in quilts?  But are you intimidated by sewing curves?

Terry Aske is a longtime VMQG member who makes amazing art quilts and blogs at TerryAskeArtQuilts.com. Her work has won awards, is regularly published in magazines, and was included in a recent book. And she’s intimidated by curves too! She uses a variety of techniques to create her circle quilts that are simple, easy and effective, and she’s going to share them with us!

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(another of Terry’s circle quilts)

The workshop will cover:

  • an easy method to draw a circle any size
  • making and using freezer-paper templates
  • how to create accurate circles using a freezer paper pattern and flat seam sewing
  • circles with raw edges, covered with bias tape, couching or decorative stitching
  • circles with folded edges

We will make 12 inch square blocks using a variety of techniques.  The blocks could become a small wall-hanging, a pillow cover, or the start of a larger quilt.

Here are some examples of the blocks we’ll be making -

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Terry blogged about some other examples here, you should check them out!

So come join us for a day of circles!!

Date: Sunday May 24th, 2015

Time: 10am – 5pm

Place: Art Gallery, Croatian Cultural Centre

Cost: $55 for VMQG members, $60 for non-members

Sign-up: There are several spaces left in the workshop! Please email Amy at amy@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to sign up. Sign ups are open to everyone at this time, member or non-member.

April 20th meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, April 20th

Meeting Notes
Welcome to QuiltCon sign

QuiltCon, the quilt show and conference put on by The Modern Quilt Guild, may have happened two months ago, but it’s still fresh in the minds of our members who visited Austin, Texas. Several VMQG members will share about their QuiltCon experiences at our meeting and Shelagh Rooney is going to talk about her trip to Gee’s Bend, Alabama.

At this meeting, we’ll also be opening up registration for the VMQG Weekend Quilting Retreat happening at Edenvale, October 16-18th, 2015. If you’d like to register, please bring a cheque for the $50 deposit to tomorrow’s meeting. There will be a lottery if we have more interest than spaces after our April meeting.

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Applique with a Modern Twist Workshop with Stacey Murton and Matt Wheeler, 10:00am-4:00pm, Sunday, April 26th, Croatian Cultural Centre. $50 ($55 non-members). Fee includes some basic supplies (possibly one space remaining).
2) Friday night Sew-in, 6:00-11:00pm, May 1st, Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $10 ($15 day of) (several spaces remaining)
3) Circles Circles Circles Workshop with Terry Aske, 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, May  24th, Croatian Cultural Centre. $55 ($60 non-members).
4) Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, 10:00am-6:00pm, Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th, PNE Forum. Volunteers needed!

April Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, April 20th, 2015
Where: Hewett Hall, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 W 49th Ave, Vancouver (at the NE corner of W 49th Ave and Oak St).
Parking: Free parking is available in the parking lot. Street parking is also available.
Transit: The 49 and 17 buses run along 49th Ave and Oak St respectively. The Canada Line has a station at Cambie and 49th.
Guests: If you’re a guest, we’d appreciate it if you would email holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to RSVP so we can know to expect you. Your first meeting is free and subsequent meetings are $5 until you become a member.

What to bring:
- 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $50 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2015) or guest fee ($5)
- calendar to record upcoming events
- $50 deposit cheque for retreat (if attending)
- cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
- modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
- list of UFOs (Unfinished Objects) and $2 per item for UFO Challenge
- your name tag
1/4 circle blocks for block lotto
- a mug (none will be supplied)
- treats are welcomed
- door prizes: Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.

Agenda:- 6:30pm doors open, sign up for show and tell
- Welcome
- QuiltCon & Gee’s Bend Trip Recap by Shelagh, Felicity & Stacey D.
- Guild Business
- Break (eat treats & socialize; sign up for retreat, sew-in, workshops, volunteer for Maker Faire)
- April Challenge
- Show and Tell
- Door Prizes & block lotto
See you there!