May 20th Meeting Reminder

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

We look forward to seeing you at the Oakridge Seniors’ Centre on Monday night! Yes, we are having a meeting on Victoria Day! We can’t wait to see all the beautiful flags you’ve made for “To Boston With Love”! This is our last guild meeting before Maker Faire, so we’ll be collecting quilts for our booth.

To Boston With Love
If you’ve seen our blog lately, you know that VMQG member Berene Campbell is the creative spark behind “To Boston With Love“, a collaborative effort of makers to bring peace and love from far and wide to the people of Boston. Hundreds of people all over the world have been working to create peace and love flags that will hang in the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston from May 25th through July 7th. Please bring your flags to tonight’s meeting!

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire
Vancouver Mini Maker Faire
For the third year running, the VMQG will have a booth at Maker Faire. This year, the show is on Saturday, June 1st and Sunday, June 2nd and we’re still looking for volunteers for our booth. We need people who can demonstrate quilting on a sewing machine, chat with booth visitors about the guild, and run an interactive fabric design activity involving crayons and fabric. Please sign up at the meeting or contact Elsie Sands (esands@shaw.ca) to volunteer.

We need your quilts! If any of you have modern quilts (techie themed or otherwise) that you could let us use for the booth at VMMF,  please bring them to the meeting this evening. We are interested in having quilts at all stages of completion, so visitors to the Faire can get an idea what the stages of making a quilt look like.  Please volunteer your quilts ONLY if you are comfortable with people touching them.  Please try to make sure they have labels with your name on them.

If any of you have regular wax crayons at your house that you’re done with and willing to donate to our booth at Maker Faire, please bring them. We’ll use them for our hands-on modern fabric design project. Thanks!

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
When: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, May 20th, 2013 Doors open at 6:30pm, come early and socialize!
Where: Oakridge Seniors’ Centre, 650 W 41st Ave, Vancouver (at Oakridge Centre on W 41st at Cambie)
Directions & Parking: The Oakridge Seniors’ Centre is on the retail level of Oakridge Centre, located at the Southwest corner of Cambie St and W 41st Ave in Vancouver. The OSC is just West of the library and Kin’s Market. Our meeting space can be accessed directly from the Southwest parking lot. You can access the parking lot off of W 41st Ave or Cambie St. If you are heading South on Cambie, turn right on 45th and follow signs to The Bay/Zellers. If you’re coming from 41st Ave, take the Bay/Zellers entrance and continue past those stores until you reach the Seniors’ Centre.
Map of Oakridge Seniors' Centre
Parking: Free parking is available in the Oakridge Centre parking lot.

Transit: The Oakridge Seniors’ Centre is a five minute walk from the Oakridge-41st Station on the Canada Line.

What to bring:
– 2012/13 membership card, $25 dues for remainder of 2012/13 (cheque or cash) or guest fee ($5)
– To Boston With Love flags (Berene will fly them to Boston for us on Tuesday!)
– Maker Faire quilts and crayons
– Hexagon challenge blocks for block lottery
– chequebook so you can enter the lottery for registration in Cheryl Arkison’s July 19 & 20 workshops
– payment for upcoming Saturday, May 25th sew-in ($10/sew-in) and/or Matt’s May 26th Free-motion Quilting Workshop
– a modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– your name tag
– a mug (none will be supplied)
– treats are welcomed, please email Nancy at refreshments@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca if you plan to bring a treat.
– donations of door prizes are always appreciated! Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.Agenda:
– Welcome
– Guild Business
– To Boston With Love show and tell and group photo
– Break (socialize and enjoy treats, pay for upcoming sew-in/workshops, hand in Maker Faire quilts)
– May Challenge
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes

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

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