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November Feature: Quick Gift Projects List!

As promised, here is the list of the items seen at our November meeting!  Thanks again for the wonderful reception!

Lined Drawstring Bag – Jeni Baker aka In Color Order 

Lunch Bag/Project Bag – Ayumi Mills aka Pink Penguin 

Pot Luck Carrier – many versions on the Internet  – Google “Casserole Carrier ” or “Pie Carrier”

Round Zip Earbud Pouch Keychain – Erin Erickson Gilbey aka Dog Under My Desk

Embroidery Hoop Pin Cushion – Bumblebee Linens

Prairie Point Bunting Pillow – Moda Bake Shop by Allison Jenson

Beeswax Wrap – Buzzfeed Nifty (with jojoba oil)

Bowl Cover – Shabby Fabrics

See It All Pouch – Stitched Sewing Organizers by Aneela Hooey – available from the Vancouver Public Library

 

 

VMQG November 20th Meeting Reminder

Meeting Notes

This is a quick reminder that our next meeting will be on Monday, November 20th, 2017

It’s November already!  How did this happen!  We have a great feature this month!  Are you in need of some quick holiday gifts?  Maybe a teacher? A friend? A co-worker?  Well have no fear!  We have some awesome quick ideas for those last minute gifts!

Also PLEASE NOTE, the December meeting has been moved up 1 week this year!  We will be having the meeting on Monday December 11th, 2017.  Make sure to mark that down in your calendars!

Upcoming Events

1.) Perfect Pouches: Zipper Edition with Amy Dame 
Sunday, November 26th, 10:00am-5:00pm, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, Room Cl at Croatian Cultural Centre, $50 for Members, $55 for Non-Members

2.) VMQG Edenvale Retreat
Friday January 12 – 15, 2018, 3250 Commercial Drive, 4330 Bradner Road, Abbotsford, Edenvale Retreat & Conference Centre, $390-$435 depending on single or shared rooms (limited availability for single rooms). $120 Deposit due at October meeting, remainder at November Meeting.

3.) The Door Jam Quilt Workshop with Barb Mortell
Sunday, February 4th, 2018 10:00am-5:00pm, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, Room Cl at Croatian Cultural Centre, $55 for Members, $70 for Non-Members

November Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
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 membership@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. UNLESS there is a special guest speaker, this requires the $5 entrance fee even for first time guests.What to bring:
– Completed membership form and $50 dues for membership 2017/18 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2018) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– your name tag
– Modern Maple Leaf blocks for block lotto
– Round Robin Quilts!!!!
– Show & tell items
– 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
– Modern Quilt Guild Updates
– Guild Business
– Guild Feature
– Block Lotto Challenge
– Break (eat treats & socialize; etc)
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes & block lotto winner!

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


See you there!

Membership Renewal Time!

Hey everyone!

It’s that time again!  October is going to be a busy  meeting!  Workshops, retreats…Oh my!

To make things easier, you can pay for your membership here!  Just click the Buy Now button below and make things run smoothly!




Thanks again!

 

 

VMQG Edenvale Retreat! January 12 – 15, 2018

vmqg2016-retreatOur next weekend retreat will take place Friday January 12, 2018 28 to Monday January 15, 2018 at the Edenvale Retreat Centre.  We’re doing the same extended retreat of three days and three nights, Friday to Monday, so more sewing for everyone this time around!

If you want to join the retreat, please bring your non-refundable deposit of $120 to the October guild meeting.  Here are the full details:

LocationEdenvale Retreat Centre4330 Bradner Road, Abbotsford

Dates: Friday January 12 – Monday January 15, 2018

Check-in: 1 p.m. Friday

Check-out: 1:00 p.m. Monday (NO LUNCH served on Monday, however there will be a generous brunch.)

Included: all meals, bed linens and towels, work tables, ironing stations, extension cords and power bars

Accommodations :  2 – 3 persons sharing (no bunk beds) @ $390 for three nights; Single (limited number) @$435 for three nights

Payment: $120 non-refundable deposit at the October, final payment due at the November  2017 meeting.

WE CAN TAKE IT All: Cheque (preferred, because it’s easiest if we have over 20 applicants), Credit Card (earn those miles), or CASH.  OR Paypal!

***This Paypal Option is for the deposit amount only, $120.***




The limit on the number of participants is 20, so if more people sign up, we will hold a lottery for the available 20 spaces, plus create an additional 5 waiting list spaces (of course, if you don’t get a space, we will return your deposit). Sign ups cannot be taken via email or telephone, so if you can’t make the meeting, please send your cash or cheque with a friend.

VMQG member Elizabeth G. is coordinating the retreat, so if you have any questions, please speak to her at the guild meeting or send her an email Elisabeth_Geller@vancity.com

October Feature! Living the Indigo Life: Ten Days in Japan with Jessica Wang!

Hello Everyone!

We are happy to announce our October feature for our guild meeting!  A lot of us have been very interested in all the lovely fabrics that Jessica has brought in using the indigo dying techniques!

Late last spring, VMQG member Jessica spent ten days in Fujino, Japan, where she studied indigo shibori dying at the workshop/farmhouse of silk and indigo farmer, weaver and dyer Bryan Whitehead.  Jessica will give a brief talk and slide show about her indigo adventure, the techniques she learned, and the joys of ten days of indigo-centred camaraderie with a like-minded group of textile fanatics.

This should be a fantastic feature!  I can’t wait!

 

 

 

Speed Date with Improv

We are excited to have Krista Hennebury (@poppyprint) back to teach Speed Date with Improv! She has had a busy year teaching across Canada and also made it down under to Australia to teach this class.

Think of this class as speed dating with improvisational piecing techniques that include curves and free-cutting without rulers.  It will be fast-paced and a lot of fun:  several techniques are introduced and demonstrated one after the other with very little time to second guess, stress or obsess over perfection. Every student will end up with a unique, original improv sampler quilt!  The focus here is to explore line, shape and happenstance in abstract design, so keep things simply graphic by using solid-coloured fabrics in black, white and one pop of colour.  In the afternoon, we’ll work together on the design wall to jigsaw the improv elements together, seeking balance and creative design opportunities.  Some pre-cutting is required.

When: Sunday, November 5, 2017

Where: Room C, Croatian Cultural Centre

Time: 10am-5pm

Cost: $55 for members, $60 for non-members, plus $2 handout fee.  Please note classes are non-refundable.  You are responsible for finding a replacement unless we have a waitlist.

Workshop is now full.

VMQG September 18th Meeting Reminder

Meeting Notes

This is a quick reminder that our next meeting will be on Monday, September 18th, 2017

The summer good times are over but that doesn’t mean we have to stop having fun!  Can’t wait to see everyone’s Upcycled Creations at the meeting!  

See you all there!

Upcoming Community Events

1.) archiTEXTURE: Hard Edges in a Soft Medium, Community Art Space, 3rd Floor Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, August  7 – October 2, 2017, 10AM – 5PM Mon to Sun/ 10AM – 8PM Thursday, Fee: Complimentary

August Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
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 membership@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. UNLESS there is a special guest speaker, this requires the $5 entrance fee even for first time guests.What to bring:
– 2016/17 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for prorated membership 2016/17(cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2017) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– your name tag
– Paper Pieced Blocks for block lotto
 Round Robin Quilts!!!!
– Show & tell items
– 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
– Upcycle Guild Feature!
– Modern Quilt Guild Updates
– Block Lotto Challenge
– Break (eat treats & socialize; etc)
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes & block lotto winner!

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


See you there!

VMQG August 21st Meeting Reminder

Meeting Notes

This is a quick reminder that our next meeting will be on Monday, August 21st, 2017

As the summer comes to a close and the start of school is just around the corner, we thought we would get also back into that spirit.  This month, we would love for all members (and non-members) who attend this month’ss meeting to don their thinking caps.  We don’t want to give too much away but come prepared with quilt-y ideas!  No supplies required for this meeting, just your brains brimming with opinions and ready for brainstorming!

Can’t wait to see everyone there!

Upcoming Community Events

1.) archiTEXTURE: Hard Edges in a Soft Medium, Community Art Space, 3rd Floor Anvil Centre, 777 Columbia Street, New Westminster, August  7 – October 2, 2017, 10AM – 5PM Mon to Sun/ 10AM – 8PM Thursday, Fee: Complimentary

August Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
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 membership@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. UNLESS there is a special guest speaker, this requires the $5 entrance fee even for first time guests.What to bring:
– 2016/17 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for prorated membership 2016/17(cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2017) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– your name tag
– Herringbone Block for block lotto
 Round Robin Quilts!!!!
– Show & tell items
– 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
– Guild Feature
– Modern Quilt Guild Updates
– Block Lotto Challenge
– Break (eat treats & socialize; etc)
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes & block lotto winner!

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


See you there!

VMQG July 17th Meeting Reminder

Meeting Notes

This is a quick reminder that our next meeting will be on Monday, July 17th, 2016!  

It’s time for our annual outdoor meeting!  We’ll be meeting at a different location than usual so we can enjoy the summer weather at Trout Lake Park, weather permitting

The forecast is currently showing a high of 24C on Monday with no chance of rain.  But…this IS Vancouver so we have a contingency plan for Monday’s meeting.  That email/Facebook post will go out at 12pm at the latest should the weather look not to enticing!!!

As with every year, family is welcome as it will be a more casual meeting.  Please feel free to bring some tasty treats to share OR come early and have a lovely dinner!  Again, weather permitting.  A member of the executive will be at Trout Lake at 6pm to scout out a location.

Upcoming Community Events

1.) Sew-in at Dinkydoo Fabrics, Dinkydoo Fabrics Retail Store, Unit 108- 19141 Ford Road, Pitt Meadows, Friday July 21st, 5 pm to 11pm $10 Attendance Fee

July Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Outdoor MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, July 17th, 2016 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!


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 membership@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:
– 2016/17 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for 2015/16 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2016) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– your name tag
– Strawberry Blocks for block lotto
 Round Robin
– Show & tell items
– 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:– 6:00pm, sign up for show and tell
– Welcome
– Guild Business
– Break (eat treats & socialize; pick up quilts, sign up for workshop, Shopping!)
– July Block Lotto Challenge
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes & block lotto winner!

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

See you there!

July 14th Sew-in in Burnaby!

We have a new place we can sew at as a guild!  Susanne has kindly organized a Friday Night Sew-in at the Danish Church hall located at 6010 Kincaid Street in Burnaby on Friday July 14th!!!  The entrance to the hall is the downstairs door located at the back of the church.

Sign up and join us from 5:00pm – 11:00pm!  You can register online using our PayPal button below.  The price is $10 when you sign up before the sew-in and $15 at the door (via cash), just like our regular sew-ins.



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 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.

The Details

When: Friday, July 14, 2017, 5:00pm-11:00pm,

Where: Dutch Church Hall, 6010 Kincaid St, Burnaby

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 (cash). Members get first opportunity 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 the Danish Church Hall, so you will be able to heat up your dinner if you wish.

Parking: There is lots of available parking.

How do I sign up? You can sign up for this sew-in by paying $10 via PayPal (see above) or paying $10 with cash or credit card at our January 16th guild meeting, or by paying $15 at the door (email Susanne first to confirm that there’s room for you!).

Please contact Susanne (scchaffe@gmail.com) or call/text 604 970-7572 to register or with any questions.

See you there!