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VMQG February 20th 2017 Meeting Reminder

Meeting Notes

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

BRRR!!! I hope we saw the last of the snow!!!  This month we have a fantastic presentation from one of our very own members, Krista Hennebury.  She will be doing a talk for us called “Who gives a Flying Fat Quarter about Accuracy?”  Can’t wait!

I also want to announce that we will be starting sign-ups for the Jacquie Gering Workshops at this meeting.  We’ve finalized the classes and the cost.  So be sure to bring your payments!

The workshops are as follows:

Sat., May 27: Scrappy Improvisation, MEC Head Office, 1077 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, 10-4

Sun., May 28: Creative Quilting with the Walking Foot, MEC Head Office, 1077 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, 10-4

Mon., May 29: Slice and Insert Improvisation, Croatian Cultural Centre, Room C, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, 10-4

The cost of the workshops is $125 for members, $150 for non-members (pending availability)

The tickets for the lecture/trunk show that will take place on Friday May 26th will be starting to sell at the March Meeting.

Upcoming VMQG Events

1.) Spring Retreat!  April 28th to May 1st – Edenvale Retreat Centre, 4330 Bradner Road, Abbotsford.  $390 – 3 Nights shared room, $435 Single room (limited) 3 nights.  $120 Deposit with the remainder due January 2017 meeting.  Ask Jessica if there are still spots available!

2.) Sat., May 27: Scrappy Improvisation, MEC Head Office, 1077 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, 10-4

Sun., May 28: Creative Quilting with the Walking Foot, MEC Head Office, 1077 Great Northern Way, Vancouver, 10-4

Mon., May 29: Slice and Insert Improvisation, Croatian Cultural Centre, Room C, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vancouver, 10-4

February Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Meeting

When: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, February 20th, 2017
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 $50 dues for 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 Envelopes 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 Business
– Block Lotto Challenge
– Who Gives a Flying Fat Quarter about Accuracy by Krista Hennebury
– Break (eat treats & socialize;sign up for retreat, 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’s next weekend retreat: April 28-May 1, 2017

vmqg2016-retreatTired of the gloomy winter weather and dreaming of quilting this spring?  I know I am!  Our next weekend retreat will take place April 28 to May 1, when we can all enjoy brighter skies and 14-1/2 hours of daylight per day at the Edenvale Retreat Centre.  We’re doing an 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 December guild meeting.  Here are the full details:

LocationEdenvale Retreat Centre4330 Bradner Road, Abbotsford

Dates: Friday April 28 – Monday May 1, 2017

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 December 19th meeting, final payment due at the January 16, 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.

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 Jessica W. is coordinating the retreat, so if you have any questions, please speak to her at the guild meeting or send her an email atmomijistudio@gmail.com.

Holiday Party Needs Your Nosh

With the December meeting comes the festive refreshment offerings that we hope to have at our next meeting… in two weeks! Please bring your favorite appetizer, tapas, finger-food, and/or canapes. Kindly RSVP me with your choice of celebratory edible.

Punch will be provided.

 

Looking forward to seeing you on December 14th!

October 26th Meeting Reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, October 26th

Meeting Notes

This is a quick reminder that our next meeting will be on the fourth Monday of the month, Monday, October 26th. We have delayed our meeting this month to avoid a conflict with the lecture by the Quilters of Gee’s Bend. This delayed meeting should give you more time to bring back QuiltCon charity quilt blocks! If you missed out on picking up a kit at the September meeting, see Amy at our October meeting to see how you can get involved.

Our guild will be presenting a Modern Mini Showcase at the Vancouver Quilters’ Guild show in a week, so please go check it out on Friday, October 23rd or Saturday, October 24th! Find out more in our blog post and on the VQG website.

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) VMQG Modern Mini Showcase at Vancouver Quilters’ Guild Show, 10am-5pm, Friday, October 23rd and 10am-4pm, Saturday, October 24th, St. Mary’s Ukranian Hall, Vancouver
2) Friday night Sew-in6:00-11:00pm, Friday, November 20th, Church Hall at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $10
3) Free-Motion Quilting Workshop with Lynne Fanthorpe, 10am-5pm, Sunday, November 22nd, Croatian Cultural Centre, $45 for members, $50 for non-members. (1 space remaining)

October Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, October 26th, 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:
– 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, 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 (we’re wrapping up the 2015 UFO challenge, last chance to share UFO quilts!)
– your name tag
– bag of scraps for scrap swap if you are participating
– Halloween 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:– 6:30pm doors open, sign up for show and tell
– Welcome
– Elections
– Guild Business
– Break (eat treats & socialize; pick up quilts, sign up for workshop, sew-in)
– October 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.

See you there!

September 21st meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, September 21st

Meeting Notes
Mini quilt by Amy Dame
Mini quilt by Amy Dame

We’re just a month away from our Modern Mini Showcase at the upcoming Vancouver Quilters’ Guild show! Our September meeting is the deadline to hand in your show-ready quilts. Please fill out and submit the Google Form PRIOR TO OUR SEPTEMBER MEETING here: Registration form.  This information will be used to make the show label for your quilt, so we cannot accept quilts without this completed form. Share your progress pics using the hashtag #VMQGmodernminishowcase.

September is back to school season for many of us, so our program this month will be an educational experience! We’ll be watching some highlights of modern quilting webinars provided by The Modern Quilt Guild. Every VMQG member has access to these great resources at home and we want to encourage you to take advantage of this membership benefit!

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Friday night Sew-in6:00-11:00pm, Friday, October 2nd, Church Hall at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $10
2) VMQG Weekend Quilting Retreat at Edenvale, October 16-18th, 2015.
3) VMQG Modern Mini Showcase at Vancouver Quilters’ Guild Show, 10am-5pm, Friday, October 23rd and 10am-4pm, Saturday, October 24th, St. Mary’s Ukranian Hall, Vancouver
4) Friday night Sew-in6:00-11:00pm, Friday, November 20th, Church Hall at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $10
5) Free-Motion Quilting Workshop with Lynne Fanthorpe, 10am-5pm, Sunday, November 22nd, Croatian Cultural Centre, $45 for members, $50 for non-members.

September Meeting Details
What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
When: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, September 21st, 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:
– 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, 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 mini quilt (labelled) with dowel if participating in showcase
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– your name tag

– economy 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:
– 6:30pm doors open, sign up for show and tell
– Welcome
– MQG Modern Quilting Webinars
– Guild Business
– Break (eat treats & socialize; hand in quilts, sign up for workshop, sew-ins)
– September 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.
See you there!

August 17th meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, August 17th

Meeting Notes

We’re excited to have a Modern Mini Showcase at the upcoming Vancouver Quilters’ Guild show and we hope you’ve started thinking about what you might make for the show! At our August meeting, Amy Dame will walk us through blocking a quilt, a process that squares everything up and gets your quilt looking great for a show. Share your progress pics using the hashtag #VMQGmodernminishowcase.

Upcoming VMQG Events

1) Pop it in Your Purse, Honey! Workshop with Berene Campbell, 10am-4pm, Sunday, August 16th, Croatian Cultural Centre, $50 for members, $55 for non-members (there are a couple spaces available, emailamy@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca by Saturday to sign up!)

2) EPIC Pacific Northwest Modern Quilt Guild Meet UpThursday, August 20-Sunday, August 23, SilverCloud Inn – University Village, Seattle, registration open until August 19th, $40 USD #EPICMeetup2015
4) Friday night Sew-in6:00-11:00pm, Friday, August 28th, Church Hall at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $10

5) Fancy Fox II Quilt workshop with Jade Prosser, Sunday, September 27th, $50 for members, $55 for non-members (including the pattern) Several spaces available!

6) VMQG Weekend Quilting Retreat at Edenvale, October 16-18th, 2015.

August Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, August 17th, 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:
– 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2015) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– $215 cheque for retreat (if you haven’t paid yet)
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– your name tag

– scrappy striped 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:– 6:30pm doors open, sign up for show and tell
– Welcome
– Blocking 101 by Amy Dame
– Guild Business
– Break (eat treats & socialize; sign up for workshop, sew-in)
– August 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.

See you there!

Recap of July 20th outdoor meeting

July 20th outdoor guild meeting

July 20th outdoor guild meeting

We had a lovely evening at Trout Lake Park last night for our fourth annual outdoor guild meeting! We were happy to welcome new members, friends and family, and several members of the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild. Our outdoor meeting is a casual affair but we did go through some business and I thought I’d post it here in case the drum circle made it hard for you to catch all the details.

Guild business

Samantha with baby quilt, photo by Holly Broadland

Samantha with baby quilt, photo by Holly Broadland

  • The guild presented a baby quilt to Samantha in celebration of her first meeting back since the birth of her son in April. It was pieced by Amy, quilted by Stacey M., and bound by Arita.
  • MQG Announcements: QuiltCon 2016 registration is open and QuiltCon quilt show registration is open. Two special challenges for the show are the Michael Miller Glitz Fabric Challenge and the EZ Quilting Triangle Challenge.
  • Upload your MQG Fabric Challenge photos to the gallery on the MQG Community Site for the Riley Blake Cottage Garden Challenge by July 31st
  • We are planning a QuiltCon Charity Quilt with Stacey Day as coordinator. Please email socialmedia@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca if you’re willing to volunteer to make a block, piece the top, quilt, bind, etc. This project wraps up early in the new year so we can get it to the US for the end of January.
  • We’re five! At our June meeting we handed out goody bags to members filled with a colour card for our new logo colours, a VMQG measuring tape, logo sticker, business card, and two buttons. Pick up your bag if you missed it!
  • We now have 103 members and Michelle has MQG membership cards for all of us! There are also pins for those who didn’t get one yet. Pick them up!
  • Nominations will open soon for 2015/16 executive positions and we will have several open positions. Please watch the blog for a post so you can help out your guild and have a lot of fun!
  • Congrats to our four members who have quilts in the Quilt! Knit! Stitch! Black to White Challenge. Felicity, Alicia, Terry & Stacey Day will have quilts on display in Portland in August.
  • Sew outs – second North Van sew-out coming up at 6pm on Monday, July 27th, RSVP to Paula if you’re planning on going
  • Summer Friday night sew-in at Holy Trinity on August 28th. You can pay at the August meeting or via the PayPal button on the blog post about the sew-in.
  • Upcoming workshops: Stick it in Your Purse, Honey! on August 16th with Berene Campbell (a few spaces remaining) and Fancy Fox II on September 27th with Jade Prosser  (several spaces remaining)
  • Bainbridge Island MQG is looking for quilts for their 3rd annual Quilt Festival, Saturday, Sept 12th, and you can drop them off at the PNW MQG meet up in Seattle
  • PNW MQG Meet up, Seattle, Aug 20-23, about four VMQG members are registered at this point. Contact Holly at holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca if you’ve decided to go. Register at the Seattle MQG site for $40 USD.
  • Quilts for our Modern Mini Showcase at the Vancouver Quilters’ Guild show are due in 2 months at our September 21st meeting.
  • Balance due tonight for our October 2015 Edenvale retreat.
  • Changes to guild meeting dates: October meeting will be the 4th Monday (Oct 26th) (Gee’s Bend quilters speaking at Maiwa on our usual meeting night of the 3rd Monday, 13 seats left), December meeting will be on 2nd Monday (Dec 14th) as the 21st was after school lets out for the holidays.
July block challenge

July challenge blocks by Niki Storr

July Challenge – Niki shared a string block we’ll be doing as our next block lotto. Keep an eye on the Challenges page for the instructions.

Show and Tell – Watch the VMQG Flickr group for Janice’s photos of the show and tell. You’ll see a death star, a dahlia, some fancy foxes, lots of fancy quilting, a turtle pillow made by my eight year old, and much more! Thanks to Janice, Alicia and Marilyn for volunteering to be our new photography committee!

Fairground blocks hanging at our outdoor meeting

Fairground blocks hanging at our outdoor meeting

To wrap up the meeting, we gave out door prizes and did a draw for the Fairground blocks that had been hanging on a line throughout the meeting. Krista was the lucky winner!

We’ll see you back at the Unitarian Church on August 17th!

July 20th outdoor meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, July 20th

VMQG meeting at Trout Lake Park
We look forward to seeing you on Monday for our guild meeting! We’ll be meeting at a different location than usual so we can enjoy the summer weather at Trout Lake Park. The forecast is currently showing a high of 23C on Monday, which sounds great for a lovely evening at the park!

Cottage Garden Challenge by Janet Archibald
Janet Archibald’s Challenge Project

We will be sharing our Riley Blake Cottage Garden MQG Fabric Challenge projects at this meeting and we’d like to ask people who have already shared their completed projects to bring them back for a group photo.

If you didn’t get your awesome goody bag at our 5th anniversary meeting, come pick it up at Trout Lake! And if you’re going on our retreat in October, the balance of your payment is due at this meeting so remember your cheque!

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Outdoor Meeting
When: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, July 20th, 2015 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!

Map of covered area at Trout Lake Park
Transit: The #20 bus goes down Commercial Drive and takes you within a few blocks of our meeting place.
Questions: Check in with our facebook page or twitter account if you need help on the night of the meeting. Holly will be monitoring the pages on her phone.

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Friday night Sew-in on Friday, July 17th at Holy Trinity Anglican Church 6:00pm-11:00pm for $10 (contact holly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to register).

Purses mini quilt

2) Stick It In Your Purse, Honey! Workshop with Berene Campbell, Sunday, August 16th, Croatian Cultural Centre $50 ($55 non-members), includes pattern.Emailamy@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to register.

3) PNW MQG Meet UpFriday, August 21st-Sunday, August 23rd, Seattle. SeeSMQG website for more information. #EPICmeetup2015
4) Friday night Sew-in on Friday, August 28th at Holy Trinity Anglican Church 6:00pm-11:00pm for $10 (priority registration for VMQG members).

Fancy Fox II quilt by Stacey Murton
Fancy Fox II quilt by Stacey Murton, pattern by Elizabeth Hartman

5) Fancy Fox II Quilt Workshop with Jade Prosser, Sunday, September 27th, $50 for members, $55 for non-members (including the pattern).

What to bring:

– 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2015) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– $215 deposit cheque for retreat (if attending)
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– your name tag
Flag blocks
– flag blocks for block lotto
– Round Robin kit if you are participating
– quilt or folding chair to sit on
– 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:– sign up for show and tell
– Welcome
– Icebreaker
– Guild Business
– Break (eat treats & socialize!; sign up for sew-ins and workshops, pick up goody bags)
– July Challenge
– Show and Tell
– Block Lotto & Door Prizes

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

Note: Members are welcome to request copies of the minutes from previous guild or executive meetings by emailing Rebecca at secretary@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca.

See you there!

June 15th Meeting Reminder – 5th anniversary party!

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, June 15th

Meeting Notes

5th birthday candle

Our June meeting marks five years since the founding of the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild and we hope you’ll come celebrate with us whether you just found out about our guild at Maker Faire or you’ve been with us since the start!

This meeting will be fun and festive with a game, treats, fruit punch, and plenty of door prizes as well as our regular meeting highlight – show and tell! We’ll be handing out journal covers to those of you who participated in the swap with Modern Quilt Guild Victoria.

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Summer Sew-outs (dates and locations to be announced in VMQG Facebook group)
2) Friday night Sew-in, 6:00-11:00pm, Friday, July 17th, Church Hall at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $10
3) Outdoor Guild Meeting, 6:30-9ish, Monday, July 20th, near the concession stand at Trout Lake Park, family and friends welcome!

4) Friday night Sew-in, 6:00-11:00pm, Friday, August 28th, Church Hall at Holy Trinity Anglican Church, $10
5) Fancy Fox Quilt workshop with Jade Prosser, Sunday, September 27th, $50 for members, $55 for non-members (including the pattern)

6) VMQG Weekend Quilting Retreat at Edenvale, October 16-18th, 2015. Several spaces available. $265 total ($50 deposit due immediately to reserve your spot).

 

June Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, June 15th, 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:
– 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2015) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– $50 deposit cheque for retreat (if attending)
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– your name tag
butterfly string block
– butterfly string blocks for block lotto
– completed Sunshowers quilt colouring sheet so we can share colour ideas!
– 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. It’s fun to have extra prizes for our 5th anniversary party and we appreciate your contributions!

Agenda:– 6:30pm doors open, sign up for show and tell
– Welcome
– VMQG Game
– Guild Business
– Break (eat treats & socialize; pick up journal covers from swap and Maker Faire quilts (if applicable), members pick up 5th anniversary gifts, sign up for workshop, sew-ins, retreat)
– June Challenge
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes & block lotto

See you there!

May 18th meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, May 18th

Meeting Notes

Quilt by Stacey Murton
At our May meeting, VMQG treasurer Stacey Murton will be sharing tips on making pixel quilts. She’s used patterns by YouPatch to create quilts like “Big Brother” above and has ideas on how to simplify the process.

We’re looking forward to welcoming new VMQG members tonight at we’re halfway through the guild year and our membership fees have been prorated to $25! See Membership Coordinator Michelle McLatchy at the registration table to become a member.

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) Granville Island adventure and Sew Out at Trout Lake Tuesday, May 19th, contact Stacey Day at socialmedia@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca for info.
2) Circles Circles Circles Workshop with Terry Aske, 10:00am-5:00pm, Sunday, May 24th, Croatian Cultural Centre. $55 ($60 non-members). Several spaces remaining!
3) Vancouver Mini Maker Faire, 10:00am-6:00pm, Saturday, June 6th and Sunday, June 7th, PNE Forum. Volunteers needed!
4) VMQG Weekend Quilting Retreat at Edenvale, October 16-18th, 2015. Several spaces available. $265 total ($50 deposit due immediately to reserve your spot).

May Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, May 18th, 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:
– 2014/15 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for 2014/15 (cheque made out to VMQG or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2015) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– $50 deposit cheque for retreat (if attending)
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– quilted journal cover (unwrapped) with a card including your contact information forswap with MQG Victoria (if participating)
– modern quilts to share with the public at our Maker Faire booth (quilts will be touched and will be returned at our June meeting)
– your name tag
– Intersection blocks for block lotto
– 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
– Pixel Quilts with YouPatch by Stacey Murton
– Guild Business
– Break (eat treats & socialize; sign up for retreat, workshop, volunteer for Maker Faire)
– May Challenge
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes & block lotto

See you there!