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!

Friday night sew-in May 1st

Our next sew-in is happening in just under two weeks and there are several spots open! We’d love for you to join us on Friday, May 1st from 6:00-11:00pm at Holy Trinity Anglican Church (details below).

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

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 notebook cover for our swap with MQG Victoria 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.

Michelle basting a quilt

Michelle M. basting her Christmas quilt

The Details

Holy Trinity MapWhen: 6:00-11:00pm,
Friday, May 1st, 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 for this sew-in if you pre-pay before the sew-in day (you can pay via PayPal if you like) 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 by paying $10 at our meeting on Monday, April 20th, by paying via PayPal, or by paying $15 at the door.

Please contact Holly (holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca) to register or with any questions.

See you there!

VMQG 2nd weekend retreat: October 16-18, 2015

Happy quilters at the May 2014 VMQG Retreat

Happy quilters at the May 2014 VMQG Retreat

After the very successful overnight retreat last May, we have all been waiting for the next one! It was so great to spend time with other guild members and work on all kinds of projects! One of the most fun events was the pillowcase swap so we will be running another swap this time. We also had lots of door prizes and an epic show and tell.

Our retreat will take place again at Edenvale – a lovely retreat centre in Bradner just near Abbotsford. It is an easy drive out as it is just off Highway 1. Check out the Edenvale website for photos and directions.  We will take over the full house: conference room, dining room and bedrooms.  Everyone will have their own 6′ table to work on. The grounds and gardens are beautiful and include a walking trail through a forest on the property. All meals are included and the quality of the meals is excellent.

Quilters at work in the bright sewing room

Quilters at work in the bright sewing room

Here are the details:

Location: Edenvale Retreat Centre, 4330 Bradner Road, Abbotsford
Dates: Friday October 16 – Sunday October 18, 2015
Check-in: 10:00 a.m.  Friday
Check-out: 2:00 p.m. Sunday (NO LUNCH served on Sunday, however there will be a generous brunch.)
Included: all meals, linen, work tables, ironing stations, extension cords and power bars
Accommodations : 2 – 3 persons sharing (no bunk beds)
Cost: $265 for two nights
Payment: $50 non-refundable deposit at April 20th meeting, final payment due July 20th meeting.

Sign-ups begin at the April meeting and require a $50 non-refundable deposit cheque made out to VMQG  (which  will only be cashed when your space is confirmed on the retreat). The limit of participants is 20 so if more people sign up, we will hold a lottery for the available 20 spaces, plus an additional 5 waiting list spaces. Sign ups cannot be taken via email or telephone, so if you can’t make the meeting, please send your cheque with a friend.

If this retreat is popular we will consider another one in June 2016.

Please direct any questions to president@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca and they will be forwarded to Trish Vickery and Gigi Hamer who are organizing this retreat.

Patchwork Notebook Cover Tutorial

Are you excited about the notebook cover swap?

We’re making covers to fit a standard composition book, so everyone will be working with the same measurements, and we’ll end up with finished covers that are all the same size!

Supplies:

  • patchwork piece aprox 27″ x 17″
  • coordinating piece of batting
  • lining fabric 10.5″ x 10″
  • (optional) two 10.5″ binding strips, whatever width you choose
  • (optional) fabric for a pen pocket, 4.5″ x 3.25″
  • (optional) ribbon or twill tape for a bookmark, 11″-12″ long
  • (optional) elastic for closure, 10.5″ long

Step 1. To start, you’ll need to piece the patchwork for your cover, based on your partner’s likes and dislikes. Remember, it has to be at least 90% solids!

When you’re planning your patchwork, you’ll want to keep the layout in mind. At least five inches of each end will be inside the book, not visible when it’s closed, so you don’t want to centre your fussy cut in that section!

1 planning layout copy

One important tip – that i learned the hard way! – is to make your patchwork larger than you actually need. Quilting it might shrink it down quite a bit, depending on how densely you quilt it, and you want to make sure that your finished piece is still large enough to make your notebook cover. I would recommend starting with a piece of patchwork at least 27″ x 17″.

Step 2. Once you’ve finished the patchwork, you need to quilt it. You can use fusible fleece if you like, but regular cotton batting works great too. How much you quilt it is up to you!

Step 3. Press your quilted piece, and trim it to 25.5″ wide and 10.5″ tall.

2 trimming

Step 4. Finish the two short ends. You can bind them, like a regular quilt (i recommend single fold binding, to reduce bulk), or you can turn the edge over and topstitch it.

3 binding

 ***Optional***

If you want to add a pocket for a pen, this is the time to do so. I like to put the pocket on the front or the back, so that it doesn’t bend the notebook cover like it would if it was inside the flaps. If you can match fabric to the patchwork design, it doesn’t have to noticeable, but it’s definitely very handy!

3b pen pocket

To make a pocket, cut a piece of fabric 4.5″ x 3.25″. Fold the fabric in half lengthwise (it should measure 4 1/2″ x 1 7/8″ at this point) and sew around the three open edges, leaving a space for turning on the long side. Turn it right side out, press the turn space neatly closed, and topstitch the pocket onto the notebook cover. Stitch close to the edges, and you’ll close the opening as you go.

***Optional***

If you want to add a ribbon bookmark, this is a good time to do that too. Fold your patchwork in half, and mark the centre. Cut a piece of ribbon or twill tape 11″-12″ long. If it’s synthetic, burn the edges to prevent it from unraveling later. Pin the ribbon or twill tape to the centre of the book cover and baste it in place.

3c bookmark

Step 5.  Measure your piece again. It should be 25.5″ wide, but it’ll still work if it’s a little bit longer or shorter. Whatever the measurement, subtract 15.5″ from the number, which is the measurement of the open composition book. Divide the remainder by 2. For example, 25.5″ – 15.5″ = 10″. If you divide 10″ by 2, you’ll get 5″. On each short end, measure 5″ in from the bound edge at the top and bottom. Mark the spots with pins.

4 measure flaps

***Optional***

If you want to put an elastic closure on the notebook cover, you must do it before the next step. You’ll need a piece of elastic the same height as the book cover, 10.5″

You have multiple options for an elastic closure. You can buy coloured lingerie elastic (the red), wider waistband elastic (the pink) and fold over elastic (the blue zebra, the purple and the burgundy) at fabric stores. In the lower mainland, Fabricana and Dressew are good sources for coloured elastic. If you can’t find elastic that coordinates with your design, try looking for elastic headbands instead. The green elastic on the left was purchased at a dollar store in a pack of 6. Fold over elastic (FOE) is quite popular right now, as it’s often used for children’s headbands, so it’s easier to find than it used to be. If you use FOE, you might want to fold the elastic in half and topstitch it before you baste it in place.

4c elastic options

(don’t forget to include your elastic in the 10% if you use a printed elastic!)

On the far left side (the back of the book cover) measure about 1″ from the pins you just placed. Line your elastic up with these new marks, and baste it in place.

4b elastic

Step 6. Fold the edges of the patchwork in along the marks that you pinned in Step 5.

5 fold in flap

6 fold both flaps

Step 7. Cut your lining fabric 10.5″ tall  and aprox 10″ wide. Mark the centre of the lining piece, and the centre of the patchwork cover. Line these up, and pin the lining fabric to the patchwork along the long ends. You don’t need to finish the edges of the lining, because it will be hidden inside the book cover.

7 centre lining

Step 8. Sew along the two raw edges from fold to fold, using a 1/4″ seam allowance. Backstitch at the beginning and end of each seam.

8 sew top and botton

Step 9. Trim the corners carefully. Don’t cut into your stitching, just remove a little bit to reduce the bulk.

9 trim corners

Step 10. Turn your notebook cover right side out and carefully press the edges. You’re done!

10 turn right side out and press

 

Applique Workshop with Matt Wheeler and Stacey Murton

Come and join us for a fun day learning applique techniques!

Learn the basics of both needle turn and raw edge applique taught by Matt Wheeler and Stacey Murton. Matt and Stacey are both long time VMQG members who have lots of experience with quilting, with applique, and with sharing that knowledge! 

Stacey and Matt will teach you about their favoured techniques, and later in the day you can work on the modern class project or a project you’ve brought from home that you always wanted to make. 

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the Modern class project!

Matt will be teaching needle-turn applique. He has made many applique quilts including several beautiful Hawaiian quilts.

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(examples of Matt’s beautiful work courtesy of Matt)


Stacey will be teaching raw edge applique. She has made several quilts and smaller projects using this technique. Her quilts have been favourites at her traditional guild shows.

Robots Love Birds cropped Little Monsters

 (examples of Stacey’s beautiful work courtesy of Stacey)

Come and join us for a day of fun!!

Date: Sunday April 26th, 2015

Time: 10am – 4pm

Place: Art Gallery, Croatian Cultural Centre

Cost: $50 for VMQG members, $55 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.

Swap with MQGVictoria!

At our meeting last night, we announced our next swap, which will be with Modern Quilt Guild Victoria. We’ve swapped with Australia and England, about time we swapped with a semi-local guild, right?

We’re going to be swapping patchwork notebook covers. Amy will be posting a tutorial here on the VMQG blog, so everyone will be working with the same dimensions, making covers to fit a blank composition book.

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(two examples Amy showed at our guild meeting last night)

 

The details:

- The covers need to be pieced and quilted, and should be at least 90% solid fabric. They can be entirely solids if the maker prefers, but shouldn’t have more than 10% of printed fabric. Regardless of fabric used, all notebook covers should be MODERN!

- This will be a secret partnered swap. You will receive your partner’s info and make something specifically for them. Someone will receive your info and make something specifically for you. You aren’t necessarily sewing for the person who’s sewing for you, and you’ll keep it a secret until the swap items are received. (If you have questions for the person you’re creating for, you should contact the swap coordinator, not the person themselves.)

- Sign ups will start today, March 17, 2015, and will go to March 31, 2015. That gives you two weeks to get your booty in gear! If the numbers between the two guilds aren’t equal, some people may be swapping with members of their own guild.

- Sign ups will be ONLINE only. This will let Amy email your questionnaire to your partner without having to retype it all and try to decipher your handwriting.

- Partners will be assigned by April 8, 2015 at the latest

- You’ll bring your finished mini quilt back to the May guild meeting, on May 18, 2015. Bring it unwrapped, so that we can take a group photo!

- That gives you 5 weeks to make something amazing!

- As you’re creating, post your notebook cover on social media and use the swap hashtag #VMQGandMQGV so that everyone else can see too!

- There will be no extras in this swap. Please include a note or a card with your contact info, but nothing else. The guilds will be providing notebooks, so no need to include one!

- This is a members-only activity. Supporting your guild has its perks!

 

Are you excited?

SIGN UP HERE! 

 

if you have any questions, please email Amy 

amy AT vancouvermodernquiltguild DOT ca

We Need to Fill Up our Weekend Sew-In!

Come Sew With Us!

On March 14th and 15th, we’re doing our first weekend sew-in. Our full day sew-ins at the Croatian Cultural Centre are very popular, and we thought it would be great to extend the fun for a second day.

Think of it as a travel-free retreat – You’ll be able to set up your machine Saturday, sew all day and into the night with your friends, go home to sleep in your own comfy bed, and come back Sunday and just keep sewing!

Can’t take a whole weekend off from the day-to-day? Come sew for just one day, that works too!

Because the sew-in is less than a month away, signups are now open to members AND non-members! Have a sewing buddy who’s not a member of the guild? They’re welcome to join us!

The sew-in starts at 9am on Saturday March 14th, and the room will be open until midnight that night. We’ll start again at 9am on Sunday March 15th, and the room will be open until 9pm. That’s 27 hours of sewing (and socializing) time!

If you’d like to come sew, please sign up ASAP. 

IF WE DON’T RECEIVE ENOUGH SIGN UPS BY MIDNIGHT ON SUNDAY, MARCH 1st, THE WEEKEND SEW-IN WILL BE CANCELLED. 

Please email amy@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to sign up. Payment is due at sign up, and is non-refundable.

The cost for the sew-in if you pay in advance is $35 for both days, or $20 for a single day. To pay in advance, use the paypal button below!

Select date:

Don’t forget to email amy@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca so she can add your name to the sign up list!

If you don’t pay in advance, the cost is $40 for both days, or $25 for a single day, but we can’t guarantee you a spot.

To recap, the event details:
What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Weekend Sew-in
When: 9:00am-12:00am Saturday, March 14th and 9:00am-9:00pm Sunday, March 15th, 2015  (come for the whole weekend or just one day!)
Where: Art Gallery (2nd floor), Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Cost: for both days  - $35 in advance, $40 the day of
per day - $20 in advance, $25 the day of

 

A few things you should know:

- Sew-ins are self directed – you bring your projects, and work on whatever you’d like to get accomplished. This sew-in is the same as usual, but if you’re interested, Paul has volunteered to teach a quick class on the pouches he’s been making, sized to fit a variety of electronic devices. He estimates it’ll be about 30-45 minutes, and he’ll do it around 11am on Saturday, March 14th. 
- We provide a half table of work space and a chair. There is wall space for design walls and a raised counter that’s perfect for cutting fabric.
- You’ll need to bring your machine, supplies for your projects, extension cords and power bar, tools and meals/snacks.



(photos of members and projects from our most recent all day sew-in,
February 22nd, 2015)

 

Contact Amy at amy@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to register or with any questions.

Book Review- Free Motion Quilting for Beginners

Eileen took the time to read and review a new book for you to enjoy! Thanks Eileen!

I have just had the  pleasure of  reviewing Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners and those who think they can’t by Molly Hanson who blogs at SewWrongSewRight.blogspot.com.   I chose this book because, despite being a reasonably experienced quilter, my own machine quilting skills are in definite need of improvement.  While I can adequately quilt in the ditch, echo quilt, matchstick quilt, and quilt concentric circles, when faced with the thought of  lowering those feed dogs, I tense up and and would rather do almost anything else! 
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I read the book cover to cover.  Molly’s writing made it seem as if she was right there beside me, offering tips and encouragement, assuring me that even I could achieve good results.  She reminded me that key to learning any new skill is both practice, practice, practice and recognizing that early efforts are not going to be perfect.  That was a big yes! moment for me – I am always telling other quilters to not try to be perfect when they’re learning a new skill – but I had forgotten to apply that wisdom to myself.  Thank you Molly!!

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So I got to work, and, following Molly’s advice, I adjusted my workspace so that I could “sit pretty” with my elbows bent at a 90 degree angle while placing my palms and fingertips flat, thumbs touching, on my sewing surface.  Then, with book (Molly) beside me, and practice squares ready, I took a deep breath and gave it a try!

 Sample 2

In addition to sharing wisdom about machine quilting, Molly’s book includes 15 projects in which your new and/or improved machine quilting skills can be showcased.  Choose from tea towels, bags, ironing board covers, dog beds and quilts – there really is something for everyone!  I chose to make her Color Block Zip Bag, and found it the perfect size for attempting 2 designs -her favourite and most frequently used allover pebble fill, and swirl, another one of her most commonly-used quilting designs because of its versatility and good looks.  Molly’s instructions are easy to follow and well-illustrated.

Sample 3

Molly’s Color Block Zip Bag

  Sample 4 

My Bag!

Molly’s book is full of tips, tricks and reminders that really do help quilters overcome their fears and improve their skills, and I believe it would benefit any less-than-confident machine quilter.  She recommends only 5 essential tools for success – an open-toed darning foot, a cleaned and oiled sewing machine with an extension table, high-quality quilting needles and a sketch book – so I am sure most of us are well on our way!  However I am adding a 6th essential tool to that list – I don’t want to be without Free-Motion Quilting for Beginners and those who think they can’t by Molly Hanson!

 -Eileen C

 

 

 

 

 

February 16th meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, February 16th

Meeting Notes

1) Stacey M. will be sharing an Instagram tutorial at our meeting so bring your smart phone or tablet and play along. There will be how-tos for the beginner and advanced users will learn a thing or two as well!

2) It’s time to share your Cotton + Steel Mini Fabric Challenge projects! Nearly fifty people took fabric to make whatever they liked and we’re looking forward to seeing what you made. Post finished projects using the hashtag #vmqgcottonandsteel

3) Our UFO Challenge is up and running and it’s time to sign up! Bring a list of your unfinished projects that you’d like to complete by the fall and $2/project. Full details in our blog post.

4) We have lots of upcoming workshops and sew-ins coming up (including a brand new workshop to be announced at the meeting!) so be sure to bring your calendar and method of payment so you can register!

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) All-day “We’re not going to QuiltCon” Sew-in on Sunday, February 22nd at the Croatian Cultural Centre  9:00am-9:00pm for $20.
2) Weekend Sew-in Saturday, March 14th and Sunday, March 15th, 9:00am-midnight at the Croatian Cultural Centre both days: $35, per day: $20
3) Guild Meeting with “Make It, Take It” Trunk Show by author Krista Hennebury, 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, March 16th
4) Wedge Workshop with Paul Krampitz (FULL), 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, March 29th, Croatian Cultural Centre $55 ($60 non-members), includes wedge ruler. We are taking names for a wait list.
5) 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.
6) New workshop to be announced at the meeting, May 2015


Applique sample by Stacey Murton

February Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, February 16th, 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
- cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
- your Cotton + Steel Mini Fabric Challenge project
- modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
- list of UFOs (Unfinished Objects) and $2 per item for UFO Challenge
- your name tag
Raspberry Kiss 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: socialize, sign up for show and tell
- Welcome
- Introduction to Instagram (aka We Be Grammin’)
- Guild Business
- Break (eat treats & socialize; sign up for workshop & sew-ins)
- February Challenge
- Show and Tell
- Door Prizes & block lotto

See you there!

Weekend Sew-in March 14 & 15

We’re excited to let you know about our upcoming Spring Break Weekend Sew-in! It’s the first weekend sew-in we’ve ever planned where you can stay all day Saturday, leave your workstation set up overnight, and come back for a full day of sewing on Sunday! Watch this 15-second video by Felicity to see the sew-in space.

Quilters hard at work at our June 2014 sew-in

Quilters hard at work at our June 2014 sew-in

How to register:

1) Pay via PayPal


Select date:



2) Pay in person at our February 16th guild meeting (cash, credit card & cheque accepted).

Event Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Weekend Sew-in
When: 9:00am-12:00am (approx) Saturday, March 14th and 9:00am-9:00pm Sunday, March 15th, 2015  (come for the whole weekend or just one day!)
Where: Art Gallery (2nd floor), Croatian Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Cost: for both days  - $35 in advance, $40 the day of
per day - $20 in advance, $25 the day of

Payment is due at sign up. Payment is non-refundable.

A few important reminders about this sew-in:
- This space doesn’t have a kitchen facility, but it is walking distance from numerous restaurants on Commercial Drive.
- While the facility has some parking, carpooling is a great option! If you need a ride, please feel free to reply all to this e-mail, and we’ll see if anyone can help you out. Parking can be very busy when there are events on at the centre. If you’re unable to find a spot in either of the lots, you’ll have to park on a side street.

We supply the tables and chairs. Donations of treats are always welcomed!

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

Contact Amy at amy@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to register or with any questions.