Monday, February 17th Meeting Reminder

Program: February’s program will feature a presentation on colour from local fibre artist, Barbara Shelly. Barbara will provide a brief introduction to colour theory and then help us begin to put this lesson into practice by discussing the use of colour in a few sample quilts brought in by VMQG members.  

Here is a bit more about Barbara:

From her studio overlooking Indian Arm, artist Barbara Shelly creates sculptured tapestries and art quilts. Her work is exhibited in international galleries and commissioned for private collections.

She has created over 50 public works of art in the past 25 years, including the Vancouver Street Banners, the West Concourse of Canada Pavilion for EXPO 86, the lobbies of the latest Hilton Hotel and downtown YWCA. In 1991 she created the monumental set of 30′ banners for the Canadian Chancery in Washington, DC.

Following a distinguished teaching career at UBC and Langara College, Barbara Shelly chairs the Advisory Board for the Textile Arts Program at Capilano College, and the Vancouver Street Banner Committee. She also teaches specialty courses, including MISSA (Metchosin International Summer School of the Arts).


We have a few spots remaining in Paul’s upcoming workshop.  If you would like to register, please contact Marnie and Elizabeth at .  

Here are the details:

Gee’s Bend-Inspired Quilt Workshop with Paul Krampitz: See blog post here for all the details.

Spring 2020 Retreat: Have spots available for the retreat in May.  See blog post here for all the details.

February Meeting Details
What:  Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
When: Monday, February 17th
Where: Hewett Hall, Unitarian Church of Vancouver, 949 W 49th Ave, Vancouver (at NE corner of W 49th Ave and Oak Street)
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 Street respectively. The Canada Line has a station at Cambie and 49th.
Guests: If you are a guest, we’d appreciate it if you would email to RSVP so we can know to expect you. Your first meeting is free and subsequent meetings are $10 until you become a member. UNLESS there is a special guest speaker, there may be a separate entrance fee even for first time guests.

What to Bring:
-Completed membership form and $60 membership fee if you haven’t joined for the 2019/20 year.
-Guests fee ($10), completed membership form if you wish to join.
-Your name tag (you can’t win a door prize without it!)
-Block lotto block
-Twoonies if you would like to register for the WIP program.
-Modern Show and Tell Quilts
-A mug (none will be supplied)
-Treats would be appreciated
-Door prizes. Bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.

VMQG Meeting Agenda for February 17, 2020
Agenda: 6:30 pm doors open, sign up for show and tell.
-Meeting begins at 7 pm
-VMQG, MQG and CQA Updates
-Next Month’s Block Lotto
-Program – Barbara Shelly
-VMQG New Logo Reveal
-Show and Tell
-Block Lotto draw and door prizes!