Monday, November 16th Meeting Reminder

PROGRAM: For November’s Program we are happy to have Rose Parr with us.

Making it her mission to work at staying pain free while continuing to sew for as long as possible, Rose combines her studies in home economics with her many certifications to teach others how to sew smart.

During our lecture Rose will share her expertise on how to sew smarter, healthier, and happier. Quilting shouldn’t be a pain in the neck! This presentation will make sure you have the right posture, techniques, and stretches when putting in those dedicated hours on your next project. General questions are welcomed at the end of the lecture. Rose also asks that participants not suggest alternative stretches or discuss their personal physical activity while Rose is on the call. However, specific questions can be emailed to Rose within 30 days of her presentation.

Rose has been sewing for 40 years, quilting for 30, and personal training for more than 15. She holds certifications in:
• Ergonomics
• Holistic Nutrition
• Arthritis Pain Management
• Home Economics

Rose enjoys speaking to quilt guilds both virtually and in-person. She is a professional longarm quilter and a regular contributor to Canadian Quilter Magazine. Her book “Sew Healthy & Happy, Smart Ergonomics, Stretches & More for Makers” is now available to pre-order from Amazon.

Rose will be joining us from Guelph, Ontario, Canada where she lives with her husband David. Their claim to fame is having run an illegal daycare operation when they had four children under the age of four. Now that’s efficient.

November Meeting Details
When: Monday, November 16th
Where: Online on Zoom, details will be emailed out Sunday before the meeting.
Parking: No parking needed, as we will be at home. Yay!
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.

What to Remember:
-To complete your membership form and pay the membership fee if you haven’t joined for the 2020/21 year.
-Guests fee ($10), completed membership form if you wish to join.
-Send images of your completed Modern Show and Tell Quilts to
-Email Laura at if you want to participate in the Postcard Flurry.

VMQG Meeting Agenda for November 16, 2020
Agenda: 6:30 pm doors open
-Meeting begins at 7 pm
-Program – The Ergonomics of Healthy Quilting with Rose Parr
-VMQG, MQG and CQA Updates
-Show and Tell

2020 Winter Postcard Flurry

The Executive received a lot feedback after the Connected Project about how great members felt to get a surprise in the mail. It especially gave those that had been feeling isolated something to look forward to. In our recent Executive meeting, we came up with the idea to do a swap to bring back that happy feeling, to create some activity within the guild and to being a little extra joy this winter season.

We would like to unveil the 2020 Winter Postcard Flurry.

The postcard needs to be made with fabric, Winter themed and postcard sized (no bigger than 4.25” x 6”). Try to use elements of the modern aesthetic; playing with the use of negative space, alternate grid construction, improvisation, minimalism, bold geometric design, and/or modern traditionalism.

There is a great tutorial about how to make a post card by Sarah Ruiz Quilts on her website.
She also shows her amazing post cards on her Instagram account.

If you want to participate in the Postcard Flurry please email Laura at
In the email include:
– Your full name
– Mailing address (don’t forget the postal code)
– How many post cards you want to make and send out – You can register to make up to 4 postcards

Important Dates:
November 1st – Registration is due by 5:00pm
November 2nd – You will get your swap name
December 1st – Have your post cards in the mail

Post cards will be part of the Program at the December 2020 guild meeting.

Looking forward to seeing the Flurry!