It’s Showcase Time!

We hope you’ll join us in North Vancouver for our 2nd biennial Modern Quilt Showcase!  We’re so excited to transform this amazing renovated shipbuilding warehouse into a spectacular modern quilt show.


Here are the show details for you:

Saturday, August 25 from noon – 8 p.m.

Sunday, August 26 from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Admission $5, children under 12 free

The Pipe Shop, 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver, BC (at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue)

Accessibility: The level-entry site is accessible with new washroom facilities inside the Pipe Shop. We will have a complimentary wheelchair onsite for anyone requiring it’s use.

Getting There:

For your most efficient driving or transit route, please enter 115 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver into your favourite navigation software or app.  The simplest way to visit our show is by public transit – the Pipe Shop is a half block east of Lonsdale Quay Seabus and transit bus terminal. 

Driving? There is free weekend parking available in the ICBC parkade (entrance off Roger’s Ave). Paid parking is available in the Pinnacle Hotel parkade and there is time-limited free street parking around the neighbourhood.

What’s happening? There will be 140 modern quilts on display. We invite you to support our members by voting for your favourite quilts. We have 3 beautiful, handmade Viewer’s Choice ribbons to award on Sunday afternoon at 3:00 p.m. (voting closes at 2:00 pm) as well as one ribbon for the favourite Modern Mini Challenge quilt.

Other ways you can participate include purchasing a $2 raffle ticket on our beautiful charity quilt in support of Growing Chefs or buy a cute VMQG logo button at our entrance or exit table. Don’t forget to leave some time to visit our community craft table and create your own modern mini quilt as fabric collage on paper!

See you there!

VMQG Showcase Committee


Who is up for swapping with the lovely members of the London Modern Quilt Guild? While I was in London in July, I met some super fun gals who were “dead keen” to swap with us! We decided that small and light would be the order of the day since swap items would have to ship across the Atlantic, so we’re going for needlebooks.

Needlebook by Poppyprint
(woolfelt embroidered needlebook by Poppyprint)

The swap will be blind, meaning we’re not making for a specific person. This leaves you to create something you’ll enjoy making in any colours or design of your choosing. Please consider we’re swapping with a modern guild and let that guide your fabric/design choices. Amy has created a Pinboard with a gazillion ideas here: For the purposes of this swap, we are sticking to simple needlebooks only, not full-blown sewing kits. This way shipping costs will be kept to a minimum and everyone will receive a comparable swap gift. Please do NOT put any needles in your book!

Needlebook by Quarterinchmark
(patchwork needlebook by Chase – Quarterinchmark)

The swap is limited to approximately 20 and so far we’ve got 18 signed up so if you want in, be sure to put your name on the list at the September meeting.

Completed needlebooks (wrapped in brown paper) are due at our November meeting). If you sign up, please don’t disappoint someone in London by flaking out – bring a needlebook to the November meeting or arrange for a friend to bring it for you if you can’t make it.