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June 16th meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, June 16th

VMQG cake 2011

We love to celebrate! Here’s a pic of our first birthday cake from June 2011.

We look forward to seeing you at the Unitarian Church of Vancouver on Monday night for the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild’s fourth anniversary celebration! We always try to make our birthdays a fun event with more refreshments and door prizes than usual. We’ve ordered cupcakes and there are some exciting prizes waiting for you, so we’re ready to celebrate! Please consider bringing a treat and/or prize to add to the fun!

Welcome to all of our new members! We had ten members join at our May meeting and are now at 97 members. Who knows? We might break 100 at our upcoming meeting!

Thanks to all of you who volunteered to make our Maker Faire booth a success! If you lent your quilts for our booth, you can pick them up from Heather at the meeting.

Upcoming VMQG Events
1) All-day Sew-in on Sunday, June 22nd at the Croatian Cultural Centre  9:00am-9:00pm for $15 (priority registration for VMQG members).
2) Sew-out at Jericho Beach, 6:30-9:00pm, Monday, June 30th, free, contactholly@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to sign up.
3) Paul’s Wedge Workshop, Sunday, July 27th, Croatian Cultural Centre $55 ($60 non-members), includes wedge ruler. If you already have the ruler, the price is $43 for members, $48 for non-members.
4) Friday night Sew-in, 6:00-11:00pm, Friday, August 1st, Holy Trinity Church Hall, $10

June Meeting Details
What:
 Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Meeting

When: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, June 16th, 2014
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 (perhaps you discovered us at our Maker Faire booth and want to see the guild in action!), we’d appreciate it if you’d 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:
– 2013/14 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for 2013/14 (cheque or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2014) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar to record upcoming events
– chequebook
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– Wonky Cross blocks for block lottery
– Round Robin kit if you are participating
– your name tag
– a mug (none will be supplied)
– treats are welcomed, please email Heather at secretary@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca if you plan to bring something.
– door prizes (we’d love to have lots of door prizes at this special meeting!) Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.

Agenda:– sign up for show and tell
– Welcome
– Mixer
– Show and Tell
– June Challenge
– Break (eat cupcakes & socialize!; sign up for sew-in/sew-out/workshop, pick up Maker Faire quilts)
– Guild Business
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes

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

May 26th meeting reminder – Marianne Haak Trunk Show!

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

Exterior of Hewett Centre, Unitarian Church of Vancouver
Rachel’s Quilt by Marianne Haak (photo by Marianne Haak)

Our May meeting is coming up on Monday and we’ll be back at our new venue, the Unitarian Church of Vancouver at 949 W 49th Avenue. We are happy that our later-than-usual meeting date this month coincides with Marianne Haak‘s visit to Vancouver and therefore she will be presenting a trunk show at our meeting on May 26th!

Did you hear that the Michael Miller Petal Pinwheels Challenge deadline has been extended to July? If you didn’t get your bundle at our April meeting, make sure you pick up your fabric by the end of the break on Monday night. We’ll be showcasing our finished projects at our outdoor meeting on July 21st.

Vancouver Mini Maker Faire 2014 is only two weeks away and the VMQG is excited about participating for the fourth time! We need your modern quilts for our booth, so please bring them to the meeting if you’re willing to share them with the public.

Upcoming VMQG Events

1) All-day Sew-in on Sunday, June 22nd at the Croatian Cultural Centre  9:00am-9:00pm for $15 ($20 on the day of the sew-in). (priority registration for VMQG members).
2) Keep posted for summer sew-outs at various parks.

May Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, May 26th, 2014
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.

What to bring:
– 2013/14 membership card, completed membership form and $25 dues for 2013/14 (cheque or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2014) or guest fee ($5)
– calendar for checking upcoming dates
– chequebook
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell (don’t forget to bring in your Modern Metallic quilt if you participated in the challenge!)
– quilt to share at our Maker Faire booth
– Round Robin kit if you are participating
– your name tag
– a mug (none will be supplied)
– treats are welcomed, please email Heather at secretary@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca if you plan to bring something.
– door prizes. Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.

Agenda:– sign up for show and tell
– Welcome
– Trunk Show by Marianne Haak
– Break (eat treats & socialize!; sign up for sew-in, Modern Metallic group photo, pick up challenge bundles)
– May Challenge
– Guild Business
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes

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

April 21st Meeting Reminder – new venue!

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

Our April meeting is coming up on Monday and we’ll be meeting at our new venue, the Unitarian Church of Vancouver at 949 W 49th Avenue. Due to the difficulties we experienced with access to our previous venue at our March meeting, we have decided to switch venues earlier than planned. We’re looking forward to many successful meetings at our new space!

Exterior of Hewett Centre, Unitarian Church of Vancouver
Entrance to Hewett Centre, Unitarian Church of Vancouver

Janet Archibald, Terry Aske, and Sheila Wex have all graciously offered to share tips on a variety of binding techniques at this meeting. They have prepared several information sheets which will be available online but which will not be handed out at the meeting.

Binding technique information sheets:
Joining Binding Pieces by Janet Archibald (0.5MB pdf file, 1 page)
Tips for Machine Applied Bindings by Janet Archibald (1.5MB pdf file, 5 pages)
Quilt Facing Finish by Terry Aske (0.5MB pdf file, 7 pages)
Creation of Bias Binding by Sheila Wex (0.05MB pdf file, 2 pages)

Upcoming VMQG Events

Creating Large Working Small workshop with Marianne Haak: 9:30am-5:30pm, Sunday, May 25th, $60 (VMQG members), $65 (non-members). If you’ve signed up, please pay at this meeting to confirm your spot!

April Meeting Details

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild MeetingWhen: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, April 21st, 2014
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.

What to bring:
– 2013/14 membership card, completed membership form and $50 dues for 2013/14 (cheque or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2014) or guest fee ($5) Converging corners blocks by Terry Aske
– calendar for checking upcoming dates
– chequebook
– modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– converging corners blocks for block lottery
– list of your UFOs (Unfinished Objects) for our UFO Challenge and $2/project
– Round Robin kit if you are participating
– your name tag
– a mug (none will be supplied)
– treats are welcomed, please email Heather at secretary@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca if you plan to bring something.
– door prizes. Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.

Agenda:– sign up for show and tell
– Welcome
– Binding Techniques talks by Janet Archibald, Terry Aske, and Sheila Wex
– April Challenge
– Break (eat treats & socialize!; pay for workshop)
– Show and Tell
– Guild Business
– Door Prizes

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

See you there!

The Right Needle + The Right Thread = Stitch Bliss – an upcoming visit from Carola Russell

At our last meeting I shared that Carola from Carola’s Quilt Shop on the Sunshine Coast will be visiting our February meeting – Monday, February 17th.   Carola will be giving a talk as well as holding a pop-up sale for members to get their shopping on!  The talk is entitled “The Right Needle + The Right Thread = Stitch Bliss” and Carola provided me with the following description: Tips, tricks and techniques that make your sewing pure joy. Choosing the right tools, supplies and equipment  should be a ‘thoughtful’ process and Carola will help you along with your sewing knowledge adventure.

I also mentioned that members will be able to place advance orders on Auriful thread to Carola which she will then bring on meeting night.  A digital colour card can be found on Aurifil’s website as well as photos of individual spools. Please remember that the colours may appear differently on your monitor than they will in person. Carola will be bringing lots of thread with her in all the spool sizes so please don’t worry if you’re not ready to place a pre-order.

Here are her sale prices on thread:

– Large cones 50wt (neutral colours – black and white, greys, taupes and beiges) (6452yd/5900m) – regular $44.99 /  sale $38.25
– Large cones 40wt (neutral colours – black and white, greys, taupes and beiges)) (5140yd/4700m) – regular $44.99 / sale $24.50

Aurifil 50 Weight Cones

– Large spools 50wt (1421yd/1300m) – regular $12.99 / sale $9.95 (6 for $55)
– Large spools 40wt (1093yd/1000m) – regular $12.99 / sale $9.95 (6 for $55)

aurifil spools

– Large spool 28wt (820yd/750m) – regular $12.99 / sale $8.50
– Large spool 12wt (355yd/325m) – regular $12.99 / sale $8.50

– Aurilux polyester 36wt (inventory reduction) (1200yd/1100m) sale $3.98
– Lana wool/acrylic thread (inventory reduction) (380yd/350m) sale $3.98

Pre-orders can be sent to info@carola.ca or by calling 1-604-886-1245. Please state that you are placing an order to be delivered by Carola to the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild lecture. Payment can be made to Carola when she’s here.

There will also be 12 spool “designer” Auriful kits available at the pop-up shop for $89.95 (regular $129.95)

Carola will be bringing all sorts of goodies to her pop-up shop with prices at least 15% off retail and some items will be 35-50% off. She knows that we are a modern guild and will be sure to bring stock that we’ll love! As for payment types, she takes Visa, Mastercard, cheques and cash. The pop-up sale will run for half an hour before the meeting, during the break and after the meeting finishes.

We’re thrilled to have Carola join us in February!

December 16th meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, December 16th

We look forward to seeing you on Monday night for the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild’s holiday meeting! This month, Heather will be hosting us at the common room of her building. Non-members are welcome to come as guests, please email Heather at secretary@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca for details. This will be a fun and festive gathering with a focus on show and tell and treats rather than guild business. We can’t wait to give out Riley Blake Challenge fabric to members! We’ll also have needlebooks for those who participated in the swap with the London MQG and a holiday ornament swap. We’re hoping to add to the party atmosphere with a large selection of refreshments, so please consider bringing a treat. We look forward to seeing you there!

We have started a sign up sheet for show and tell so you don’t have to wait in line until your name is called. If you have something to share, please sign up at the registration table before the meeting. If you arrive part way through show and tell, we still want to see what you have to share! We’ll give you a chance to jump in once we’ve gone through the list.

As our membership year ended on October 31st, it’s time to renew memberships! Thanks to the seventy-four of you who have renewed or joined as a new member! See our blog for a full list of member benefits. To register as a member (either new or renewing), print out this 2013-14 Membership Form (68KB .pdf file), fill it in, and bring it to Monday night’s meeting along with $50 cash or a cheque for payment. We will also have forms available at the meeting.

Upcoming VMQG Events

1) We have scheduled a Friday night sew-in on January 31st at Holy Trinity Anglican Church from 6-11pm. $10 ahead/$15 day of.

2) Amy Dame’s Improv Bull’s Eye Pillow workshop has been rescheduled and the new date is Sunday, February 23rd, 2014. Registration is $50.

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
When: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, December 16th, 2013
We’ll be starting at our usual 7pm. The building requires keyfob access so Heather or another member of the executive will be waiting down by the door to let people in between 6:30 and 7:00 (or shortly after 7).
Where: Email Heather at secretary@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca for the address.
Parking: Street parking is available.

What to bring:
– 2013/14 membership card, completed membership form and $50 dues for 2013/14 (cheque or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2014) or guest fee ($5)
– your handmade ornaments for the holiday ornament swap
– $50 to sign up for Amy Dame’s Feb. 23rd Improv Bullseye workshop and/or $10 for Friday, January 31st Sew-in
– a modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– your name tag
– a mug (none will be supplied)
– both savoury and sweet treats treats are welcomed, please email Heather at secretary@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca if you plan to bring something.
– door prizes. Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.

Agenda:
– Welcome
– Riley Blake Challenge
– Show and Tell (Part 1)
– Presentation of needlebooks
– Break (eat treats & socialize!; ornament swap; pay for upcoming workshop & sew-in)
– Show and Tell (Part 2)
– Guild Business
– Door Prizes

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

See you there!

November 18th meeting reminder

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

We look forward to seeing you at the Trout Lake Community Centre on Monday night for the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild’s November meeting! We’ll be sharing our Cotton Couture Challenge projects and voting for Viewer’s Choice and we’ve got some great prizes for first and second place! There’s a lot to remember this month, so please read the “What to bring” list carefully and don’t forget your chequebook!

In October, we started a sign up sheet for show and tell so you don’t have to wait in line until your name is called. If you have something to share, please sign up at the registration table before the meeting. If you arrive part way through show and tell, we still want to see what you have to share! We’ll give you a chance to jump in once we’ve gone through the list.

As our membership year ended on October 31st, it’s time to renew memberships! Thanks to the forty-two of you who have renewed or joined as a new member! See our blog for a full list of member benefits. You must be a member by November 18th in order to participate in the Riley Blake Basics Challenge and/or to enter the lottery for our upcoming retreat. To register as a member (either new or renewing), print out this 2013-14 VMQG Membership Form (68KB .pdf file), fill it in, and bring it to Monday night’s meeting along with $50 cash or a cheque for payment. We will also have forms available at the meeting but it will save time if you fill in your form beforehand.

Upcoming VMQG Events

1) We still have spaces in our Friday night Sew-in on November 22nd from 6-11pm. $10 ahead/$15 day of.

2) Amy Dame’s Improv Bull’s Eye Pillow workshop has been rescheduled and the new date is Sunday, February 23rd, 2014. Registration is $50 and we’ll be opening it up to members at this meeting.

3) The moment you’ve been waiting for is here – it’s time to enter the lottery for the twenty available spaces in our May 1st-4th, 2014 Edenvale Retreat! Bring a $50 deposit cheque to the meeting and you’ll either secure your spot or be entered in a lottery for a spot if we have lots of interest. Find all the retreat details here.

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
When: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, November 18th, 2013
Doors open at 6:30pm, come early to renew your membership and sign up for show and tell!
Where: Grandview Room at the Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, V5N 4M4
Directions & Parking: The entrance to the Trout Lake Community Centre parking lot is located at E 15th Ave and Victoria Drive. If you’re heading north on Victoria Drive, turn right onto Victoria Drive (the Victoria Diversion). You will find the Grandview Room on your left immediately after you enter the building.

Guests: If you’re a guest, we’d appreciate it if you’d 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.

Map of Oakridge Seniors' Centre
Parking: Free parking is available in the Trout Lake Community Centre parking lot.

Transit: The Trout Lake Community Centre is approximately 7 blocks from the Commercial-Broadway Skytrain station. The 20 Victoria bus travels south on Commercial Drive.

What to bring:
– 2013/14 membership card, completed membership form and $50 dues for 2013/14 (cheque or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2014) or guest fee ($5)
– your Cotton Couture Challenge projects (even if you’ve already shared them, bring them back so we can get a group photo and vote for Viewer’s Choice!)
– $50 to sign up for Amy Dame’s Feb. 23rd Improv Bullseye workshop and/or $10 for Friday, November 22nd Sew-in
– your completed unwrapped needlebook (DON’T add needles! DO add contact info so your partner can thank you!)
– a modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– your name tag
– a mug (none will be supplied)
– treats are welcomed, please email Heather at secretary@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca if you plan to bring a treat.
– door prizes. Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.Agenda:
– Welcome
– Cotton Couture & Needlebook Show and Tell
– Break (eat treats & socialize!; renew memberships; enter lottery for retreat; pay for upcoming workshop & sew-in; vote for Cotton Couture Challenge, hand in needlebooks)
– Holiday swap announcement
– Guild Business
– Regular Show and Tell (time permitting)
– Door Prizes and announcement of Viewer’s Choice winners

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

October 21st meeting reminder

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

We look forward to seeing you at the Trout Lake Community Centre on Monday night for the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild’s October meeting! Amy Dame is back from her trip to Portland and has a great slideshow of the Northwest Quilting Expo to share so we can see all of our beautiful quilts in the exhibit!

As our membership year is drawing to a close, it’s time to renew memberships! Remember, your membership in the VMQG automatically makes you a member of The Modern Quilt Guild as well! To register as a member (either new or renewing), print out this 2013-14 Membership Form (68KB .pdf file), fill it in, and bring it to Monday night’s meeting along with $50 cash or a cheque for payment. We will also have forms available at the meeting but it will save time if you fill in your form beforehand.

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
When: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, October 21st, 2013
Doors open at 6:30pm, come early and renew your membership!
Where: Grandview Room at the Trout Lake Community Centre, 3360 Victoria Drive, Vancouver, V5N 4M4
Directions & Parking: The entrance to the Trout Lake Community Centre parking lot is located at E 15th Ave and Victoria Drive. If you’re heading north on Victoria Drive, turn right onto Victoria Drive (the Victoria Diversion). You will find the Grandview Room on your left immediately after you enter the building.

Guests: If you’re a guest, we’d appreciate it if you’d 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.

Map of Oakridge Seniors' Centre
Parking: Free parking is available in the Trout Lake Community Centre parking lot.

Transit: The Trout Lake Community Centre is approximately 7 blocks from the Commercial-Broadway Skytrain station. The 20 Victoria bus travels south on Commercial Drive.

What to bring:
– 2012/13 membership card, $50 dues for 2013/14 (cheque or cash, membership valid untilOct. 31, 2014) or guest fee ($5)
– Halloween blocks for the block lottery
– money to sign up for Amy Dame’s Nov. 24th Improv Bullseye workshop, Krista Hennebury’s Oct. 27th 241 Tote workshop, and/or $10 for Friday, November 22nd Sew-in
– a tote bag for the second round of the tote swap
– a modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– your name tag
– a mug (none will be supplied)

– treats are welcomed, please email Heather at secretary@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca if you plan to bring a treat.
– door prizes. Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.

Agenda:
– Welcome
– Show and Tell (yes, we’re switching things up and doing Show and Tell first!)
– Tote Bag swap part two
– Break (eat treats & socialize!; renew memberships; pay for upcoming workshops & sew-in; pick up quilts from NW Quilting Expo)
– Challenge reminders
– Guild Business
– Slideshow of Northwest Quilting Expo exhibit by Amy Dame
– Door Prizes

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

See you there!

August 19th meeting reminder

Our next meeting is 7:00pm, Monday, August 19th

We look forward to seeing you at the Oakridge Seniors’ Centre on Monday night for the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild’s August meeting! Free fabric alert! We have an exciting challenge to introduce at our meeting and are busily creating fabric bundles for our members. Can’t wait for the big reveal on Monday!

What: Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
When: 7:00-9:00pm, Monday, August 19th, 2013
Doors open at 6:30pm, come early and socialize!
Where: Oakridge Seniors’ Centre, 650 W 41st Ave, Vancouver (at Oakridge Centre on W 41st at Cambie)
Directions & Parking: The Oakridge Seniors’ Centre is on the retail level of Oakridge Centre, located at the Southwest corner of Cambie St and W 41st Ave in Vancouver. The OSC is just West of the library and Kin’s Market. Our meeting space can be accessed directly from the Southwest parking lot. You can access the parking lot off of W 41st Ave or Cambie St. If you are heading South on Cambie, turn right on 45th and follow signs to The Bay/Zellers. If you’re coming from 41st Ave, take the Bay/Zellers entrance and continue past those stores until you reach the Seniors’ Centre.

Guests: If you’re a guest, we’d appreciate it if you’d 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.
map_of_oakridge_seniors_centreParking: Free parking is available in the Oakridge Centre parking lot.
Transit: The Oakridge Seniors’ Centre is a five minute walk from the Oakridge-41st Station on the Canada Line.

What to bring:
– 2012/13 membership card, $25 dues for remainder of 2012/13 (cheque or cash, membership valid until Oct. 31, 2013) or guest fee ($5)
–  money to sign up for Krista Hennebury’s 241 Tote workshop and/or $10 for Friday, September 20thSew-in
– a modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
– your name tag
– a mug (none will be supplied)
– treats are welcomed, please email Heather at secretary@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca if you plan to bring a treat.
– door prizes. Please bring donations to the meeting and sign up at the door prize table.
Agenda:
– Welcome
– Guild Business
– MQG Trivia Game
– August Fabric Challenge
– Announcement of new international swap
– Break (eat treats & socialize!; pick up free fabric, sign up for swap, pay for upcoming workshop & sew-in)
– Show and Tell
– Door Prizes

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

See you there!

June Meeting Recap – Our THIRD Anniversary

Can you believe it was only three short years ago that the first meeting of the VMQG happened? Over 40 people showed up that evening, and the energy and excitement in the room were palpable.

The enthusiasm and creativity of our members and guests certainly haven’t waned. We’ve grown, our families have grown, we’ve learned, we’ve been inspired and we’ve inspired each other. It’s been a blast! And we celebrated in style at our anniversary meeting with a full house.

Full house at the VMQG's third anniversary meeting

As always, more photos in the Flickr group. To highlight, though, there were quilts both large and small.

VMQG June 2013 meeting

Loved Kelly's use of colour in this evocative New Wave quilt destined for a beach house in Australia

VMQG June 2013 meeting

VMQG June 2013 meeting

Some bags…

VMQG June 2013 meeting

VMQG June 2013 meeting

Berene played a slide show of photos from her To Boston With Love experience.

VMQG June 2013 meeting

There was a wildly successful block of the month challenge using the Modernized D9P tutorial by Kristy Daum.

VMQG June 2013 meeting

We had custom cupcakes and lots of fabulous door prizes too. Happy Anniversary to us!

May Meeting Recap

We broke our own attendance records at the May Meeting! 50 people attended! Woo hoo! And we’re up to a total of 70 members – yay us!

The backdrop for the meeting was our wonderful hexie challenge blocks. Don’t they look marvelous?

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Three lucky members got to split the 102 blocks – Felicity (using up her ‘real’ lottery luck again), Jo Ann and Niki.

There was a wonderful round up of the To Boston With Love flags and Berene was there in person to pick them up before her flight to Boston the next day.

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We announced some exciting workshop news: we’ve partnered with the Fraser Valley MQG to bring Cheryl Arkison to BC for Workshops and a trunk show in July (18th trunk show in Vancouver, 19th and 20th workshops in Abbotsford – more details to come in their own blog post).

And we saw some beautiful quilts. More in the Flickr group, as usual.

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Terry pieced, quilted and finished the VMQG logo-colours quilt

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Ruth

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Jo-Anne with her all-Liberty quilt

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Heather

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Felicity

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Krista with VMQG Group Round Robin quilt after Round 1

Be on the lookout for a call for quilts to be entered in the VMQG showcase at the Northwest Quilting Expo in Portland, OR in September. Members, you are encouraged to enter a modern quilt you’re most proud of to be featured in the show. Our quilts will be in a separate exhibit and don’t need to be juried in.

Thanks for coming out to the meeting, and see you in June!