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February 15th Meeting Reminder!

This is a quick reminder that our next meeting will be on Monday, February 15th, 2016!  

It’s February already!  This month, the VMQG is happy to have a presentation from our very own guild member Elke!  Elke’s husband is an architectural photographer who was shooting a house for an architect for an article in Gray magazine and borrowed some quilts from members of our guild.  And now we can see the result!  So exciting!

For this month’s Show & Tell, we would like to do a little feature, the QuiltCon Rejects!  Bring your quilts and give us a little story about them!  After this we will continue with regular Show & Tell.  Bring all your goodies to show us!

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Friday night Sew-in6:00-11:00pm, Friday, April 15th, Church Hall at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $10

February Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, February 15th, 2016
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 emailmembership@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:
– 2015/16 membership card, completed membership form and $50 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
– Orange Peel Block for block lotto
– Round Robin blocks
– 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
– Presentation by our guild member Elke!
– Guild Business
– VMQG Show information from Krista
– UFO Challenge with Felicity
– March Block Lotto Challenge
– Break (eat treats & socialize; pick up quilts, sign up for workshop, sew-in)
– QuiltCon Rejects Show & Tell, Regular 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!

January 18th Meeting Reminder

Meeting Notes

This is a quick reminder that our next meeting will be on the fourth Monday of the month, Monday, January 18th, 2016!  

Welcome to 2016!!  I hope everyone enjoyed their last days of 2015 and are ready to start a new year of quilting!!!  This month we have a special guest speaker who is a great inspiration to our lovely little guild.  Our very own Paul Krampitz!  Yes!  You may think he is just a great quilt holder but no no!!  Paul has been the mastermind of many of the quilt challenges over the years, he has lead workshops and helped out at many quilting events.

As Paul has been quilting for many years and accumulated a number gorgeous quilts to show us, we will be having a shortened Show & Tell this month.  If there is anything that you need to send off to family or friends, be sure to sign up first!  If your projects are under no time constraint, please still sign up on the list, however there may not be enough time during this meeting.  We want to make sure Paul can show us everything and answer all our questions!

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Fancy Fox II Workshop with Jade Prosser, 10am-5pm, Saturday January 30th, 2016 Croatian Cultural Centre, $50 for members, $55 for non-members.
2) Friday night Sew-in6:00-11:00pm, Friday, Feb 5th, Church Hall at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $10

November Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, January 18th, 2016
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.

What to bring:
– 2015/16 membership card, completed membership form and $50 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
– January Woven Blocks for block lotto
– Round Robin finished quilt
– 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
– Paul Krampitz Trunk Show!
– Break (eat treats & socialize; pick up quilts, sign up for workshop, sew-in)
– Round Robin reveal!
– Guild Business
– February Challenge
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes & block lotto

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

December 14th Meeting Reminder

This is a quick reminder that our next meeting will be on the a bit early this month due to the closeness of the holidays.  The December meeting will be held on Monday, December 14th.

***REMINDER.  Please be sure to renew your membership this meeting or it will be $5.  See Michelle at the membership table!***

We’re looking forward to celebrating the holidays with you at our December meeting! We out a call to members to bring in refreshments to make the party even more festive. Extra door prizes are always fun as well!  Thanks to all the members who are participating in the QuiltCon charity quilt block!  Remember, these are due back for the December meeting!

Also due back is the Scrap Swap items!  If you are unable to attend the December meeting, please arrange for another member to bring your swap item!

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Fancy Fox II Workshop with Jade Prosser, 10am-5pm, Saturday January 30th, 2016 Croatian Cultural Centre, $50 for members, $55 for non-members. (1 space remaining)

December Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Meeting

When: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, December 14th, 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:
– 2015/16 membership card, completed membership form and $50 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
– Scrap Swap gift!
– Letter blocks for the Block Lotto
– Round Robin kit if you are participating
– 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
– Holiday Ice Breaker
– Guild Business
– Scrap Swap
– December Challenge
– Break (eat treats & socialize; pick up quilts, sign up for workshop, sew-in)
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes & block lottoFragrance-free policy: For the comfort of all of our members, all guild events are scent-free.

November 16th Meeting Reminder

This is a quick reminder that our next meeting will be on the fourth Monday of the month, Monday, November 16th.

***REMINDER.  Please be sure to renew your membership this meeting or it will be $5.  See Michelle at the membership table!***

This meeting we have the pleasure of having one of our very own VMQG members Matt Wheeler give us a Trunk Show and share some of his quilts!  Matt has been been quilting for many years starting with traditional quilting and moving on to his current passion of modern quilting.  Check out Matt’s website at www.kapaquilts.com for more info!

Thanks to all those who brought back the QuiltCon charity quilt block!  If you weren’t able to make it to the October meeting, please be sure to bring your blocks back to the November meetin. This way you can pick it up again for the second step or someone else can help out!  See Amy at the November meeting to see how you can get involved.

Please remember that all QuiltCon charity blocks are due back for the December meeting!

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Friday night Sew-in6:00-11:00pm, Friday, November 20th, Church Hall at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $10
2) Free-Motion Quilting Workshop with Lynne Fanthorpe, 10am-5pm, Sunday, November 22nd, Croatian Cultural Centre, $45 for members, $50 for non-members. (currently a wait list)                                                                      3Fancy Fox II Workshop with Jade Prosser, 10am-4pm, Saturday January 30th, Croatian Cultural Centre, $50for members, $55 for non-members. Includes pattern.

November Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Meeting

When: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, November 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 Michelle atmembership@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca tRSVP 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:
– 2015/16 membership card, completed membership form and $50 dues for 2015/16 (cheque made out to VMQG, Cash or Square is available, 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
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– your name tag
– Wonky Star Blocks for block lotto
– Round Robin kit if you are participating
– 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:– 6:30 PM doors open, sign up for show and tell
– Welcome
– Matt Wheeler Trunk Show!
– Guild Business
– Break (eat treats & socialize, volunteer for committees, sign up for workshop, sew-in, etc)
– November Block Lotto Challenge
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes & block lotto

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