January 18th Guild Meeting Reminder

January Meeting Details
When: Monday, January 18th
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 membership@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to RSVP so we can know to expect you. Your first meeting is free and subsequent meetings are $10 until you become a member.

January Program
The program for the January meeting will be Tara Faughnan giving her lecture on “Creating Colour Palettes”.

With 20 years of experience in quilting and textile design, Tara will share some of her approaches to pulling color palettes together and discuss the importance of value and proportion to the overall look of the quilt.

During the presentation, she will also delve into the mystery of why a beautiful palette can fall apart as soon as you cut into it and begin to sew with it. The presentation ends with a Q and A session.

Tara draws a lot of her inspiration from the simple bold geometry of antique quilts, the gorgeous bright colours of textiles from around the world and the freedom and spontaneity found in unconventional and improvisational pieced quilts. In her current work, she sees all three aspects represented. Using simple geometry, complex colors interactions and strives to find the line that exists somewhere between harmony and discord.

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 education@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca

VMQG Meeting Agenda for January 18th, 2021
Agenda: 6:30 pm doors open
-Meeting begins at 7 pm
-Welcome
-VMQG, MQG and CQA Updates
-Program: Tara Faughnan giving her lecture on “Creating Colour Palettes”
-Show and Tell
-Meeting ends

Modern Quilting with your Walking Foot Workshop with Melissa Marginet

Melissa Marginet is an avid quilter and Janome Canada Artisan whose passion is to teach and inspire other quilters. She is known for quilting with a walking foot and travels across Canada to teach her techniques and empower quilters to quilt their own quilts on their home sewing machines.

She has published two books, “Walking Foot Quilting Designs” (this book will be included in the cost of the course, if you already have the book please let the Education Committee know by emailing (education@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca) and “Edge-to-Edge Walking Foot Quilting Designs” as well as several quilt patterns.

You can visit her website www.melissamarginet.ca to find out more about her and see her work.
Instagram: @melissamarginet
Facebook: Melissa Marginet – Quilter
YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/melissamarginet

Date: February 7th, 2021
Time: 10:00 am to 4:30 pm
Cost: $60 – Includes a copy of Melissa’s book “Walking Foot Quilting Designs” needed for the workshop.

TO REGISTER:
To register email education@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca with:
-Your name
-Membership number
-Contact information

Payment can be made by e-transferring the fees to treasurer@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca.

The registration fee MUST to be paid to have your name added to the list of confirmed participants.

The fee is non-refundable.

Mini Mod Swap

We’ll use the hashtags
#VMQGminimodswap
#minimodswap

Let’s start the new year connecting with other guild members with a fun and easy group activity! We’ll be making a collection of small geometric blocks in a choice of 3 colour palettes, then using them to each design our own mini mod quilt. (Or zippy pouch, bag or pillow. Your choice!) There are a variety of blocks to choose from, mostly using regular piecing, but there are also a few FPP templates and a mini curve template in the mix. You may design your own geometric version too if you wish.

As we did with the Connected Project, participants will be put into groups – we will have groups of 5 for this project. You will mail your group mates their blocks, and you’ll receive the same number of blocks in return. So you will get sweet snail mail from VMQG friends and your finished project will have a spot of lovely collective energy juju.

Here is the scoop on how it will work:
• Pick a colour palette + a background colour when you sign up
• Groups: Participants will be arranged in groups of 5 people
• You make 30 blocks in each group members colour palette choice
• Block size: 2”x2” unfinished / 1½” finished
• Fabric: Solids only please (no prints, grunge, batiks or textures)
• Please no prints, textures, grunge, batiks etc.
• If you don’t have any solid fabric in your stash, Berene has offered to send you some from her stash. (Request it on the sign up form.)
• At least 3 block variations per person – it is variety that makes the finished collection of blocks awesome
• Keep: 6 blocks for yourself.
• Send: 4 people x 6 blocks each = 24
• Receive: 4 envelopes x 6 blocks back = 24
• You end up with 30 blocks (incl the ones you made for yourself) tp play with. (You can add more for a bigger project.)

Colour Palette + a Background Colour Option

TIMELINE:
Sign up by: December 31
Receive your group info & the instructions by: Jan 10
Mailing deadline: Jan 31
Show & Share mini mod projects: March meeting

Are you in? Yippee!
Sign up here:
https://forms.gle/HQ5xpvWuhrgyjHKX7

Monday, December 21st Meeting

December Meeting Details
When: Monday, December 21st
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 membership@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca 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 education@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca

VMQG Meeting Agenda for December 21st, 2020
Agenda: 6:30 pm doors open
-Meeting begins at 7 pm
-Welcome
-Program – Introduction to the MQG website and Postcard Flurry Show and Tell
-VMQG, MQG and CQA Updates
-Show and Tell

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 membership@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca 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 education@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca
-Email Laura at socialmedia@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca 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
-Welcome
-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 socialmedia@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca.
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!