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Meeting Reminder – Monday, January 15th, 2018

This is a quick reminder that our next meeting will be on Monday, January 15th, 2018.

It’s our first meeting of 2018, which is shaping up to be really great!!  We have a lot of great things planning, including programs, workshops and our Quilt Showcase in August 2018.

Upcoming Events

1.) 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).  Due immediately.

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

3.) Wedge Workshop with Paul Krampitz
Sunday, February 25th, 2018 10:00am-5:00pm, at Langara College. $50 for Members, $65 for Non-Members.  Spaces still available.

January 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 $10 until you become a member. UNLESS there is a special guest speaker, there may be a separate 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 ($10)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– your name tag
– Block lotto blocks
– Improv Sampler blocks for everyone to see.
– Nametag Challenge Items
– 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
– Block Lotto Blocks
– Improv Sampler blocks to share with everyone
– Nametag Challenge Items
– Guild Feature – Round Robin Program Review and Reveal
– 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!

December 11th Meeting Reminder

Meeting Notes

This is a quick reminder that our next meeting will be on Monday, December 11th, 2017

It’s December already! Meeting is a week early this year, don’t forget your swap project treats.

Upcoming Events

1.) 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).  Due immediately.

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

3.) Wedge Workshop with Paul Krampitz
Sunday, February 25th, 2018 10:00am-5:00pm, at Langara College. $50 for Members, $65 for Non-Members.

December 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 ($10)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for VMQG events
– your name tag
– Improv Tree Blocks for block lotto

– Your completed VMQG Scrap Swap Project
– 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 – mini Trunk Show by Barb Mortell
– 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!

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!

 

 

 

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 June 19th, 2017 Meeting Reminder

Meeting Notes

This is a quick reminder that our next meeting will be on Monday, June 19th, 2017!

It’s Anniversary Time!!!  We will have a super fun Icebreaker game this month. If any of you have come to one of the last retreats, we have a fantastic fabric strip game for everyone to enjoy!  Don’t worry, the rules are very simple and you will learn in a few seconds.  Just bring 10 strips at  2.5″ width of fabric to play in solid colors and/or low-volume prints!  If you have time, maybe bring a few extra if some people don’t have enough!

Be sure to bring extra yummy food stuffs as our break is usually a bit longer during this meeting so everyone can get to know each other!  Maybe talk about how you joined the guild!

We also want to try a little something new!  A sew-in from 12PM – 6PM on the day of the guild meeting at Michelle B’s condo room located at Knight and Kingsway! Get those projects finished up for Show & Tell!!  We all need a little extra time!

Upcoming Community Events

1.) Patchwork Nation – Fraser Valley Quilt Guild Show, George Preston Recreation Centre, 20699 42 Ave, Langley, Friday June 23rd & 24th, 2017 10am to 5pm,  $7 Attendance fee, Gentleman Free!

2.) Our Social Fabric Sale!, Our Social Fabric, 340-1275 Venables Street, Vancouver, Sunday June 25th, 2017 10 am to 1 pm.  Arrive early, bring a bag, cash is faster!

3.) 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

June Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Meeting

When: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, June 19th, 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 $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
– 60 Degree Triangles 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
– Ice Breaker Game!  Strip Poker!!!
– Guild Business – MQG updates, Quilt Con Registration June 21!
– Michael Miller Challenge Information
– American Patchwork & Quilting Flying Geese Challenge
– Jacquie Gering Refunds Update
– Mini Maker Fair Update!
– 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 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!