Latifah Saafir Update!

It’s almost time for Latifah Saafir to visit!


To recap our earlier post, Latifah is one of the co-founders of both the Los Angeles Modern Quilt Guild and the overall worldwide organization (that we are part of!) The Modern Quilt Guild.

She will be here for a lecture on Friday May 27th and workshops on Saturday, May 28th, Sunday, May 29th, and Monday, May 30th.

Latifah combines her training as an engineer with her lifelong passion for sewing to creates designs that are graphic and contemporary, featuring challenging techniques with meticulous attention to detail. She is known for her bold and innovative modern quilts.

Her lecture on Friday May 27th is titled Modern Quilting: Past, Present and Future, and will include some aspects of a trunk show. The lecture will be held at the MEC Head Office, located at 1077 Great Northern Way, Vancouver. This gorgeous venue is literally steps from the VCC/Clark Skytrain station, and also has plenty of free parking. The lecture starts at 7pm, the door open at 6:30.


Learn about the tradition of Modern Quilting, how it originated,
where it is now, and what the future may hold.

Tickets for the lecture will be $15 for members and non-members alike, and will be available for purchase at VMQG meetings, or through the paypal link below.

Tickets purchased via Paypal will be held at Will Call and it is helpful if you enter your full name into the notes to seller.


And there are still spaces in two of the workshops that Latifah is teaching for us! To register for one of the remaining spaces in Latifah’s workshops, first email Amy at to make sure there is a space for you, then pay using the PayPal buttons below.

Glam Clam (SOLD OUT, taking waiting list at
Saturday, May 28th, 2016

Rocket 88
Sunday, May 29th, 2016 10am-5pm

MEC Head Office, 1077 Great Northern Way, Vancouver.


rocket 88 hashtag

(images from the hashtag #rocket88quilt on instagram)

ROCKET 88 QUILT – Learn the innovative technique of machine sewn bias tape applique to make a Rocket 88 quilt and learn about how this can be applied to many quilt designs. There are very limited spaces left in this workshop, so grab your spot quickly!



Monday, May 30th, 2016 10am-5pm

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


molehills hashtag

(try searching #molehillsquilt on instagram for more inspiration)

MOLEHILLS QUILT – This pattern is great for learning curved piecing since the curves are gentle and easy to sew. With two versions AND a special bonus this pattern has a lot of room for personalization! You will learn curved piecing and a relaxed version of foundation paper piecing.



Come join us in welcoming Latifah to Vancouver, and learning as much as we can while she’s here!

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