VancouverMQG Annual General Meeting Reminder

NOTICE OF VANCOUVER MODERN QUILT GUILD
11TH ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING
2nd Annual General Meeting as a non-profit society

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Annual General Meeting of the Members of Metro Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild (doing business at the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild) (“the Guild”) will be held virtually this year on MONDAY JANUARY 10 at 7:00 p.m. for the following purposes:

1. to receive and consider the report of the executive and the financial statements of the
Society for the financial year ending October 31, 2021
2. to elect Executive;
3. to transact such other business as may be properly brought before the meeting, or any
adjournment thereof.

DATED at Vancouver, British Columbia this 4th day of January, 2021.

Signed, the Executive

Login instructions for the virtual AGM will be provided prior to the meeting date.

December Guild Meeting Reminder

Meeting Date: Monday, December 20th, 2021
Doors Open: 6:30PM for mixing
Meeting: 7:00PM – 9:00PM

VancouverMQG’s December guest lecturer is Mary Elizabeth Kinch! 

Mary Elizabeth will be presenting her trunk show, “THE WONDER OF SMALL BLOCKS”. The secrets of small block and small pieced quilts will be revealed during this inspirational and informative trunk show of stunning full-sized quilts made with small pieces. Find out why small blocks and small pieces are so addictive and how the chaos theory of quilting will change your life! You may think you will never make a full-size quilt with so many small pieces, but after this presentation you will know that you can never say never!

Mary Elizabeth Kinch is a professional quiltmaker, designer, teacher, speaker and co-author of two best-selling books, Small Blocks, Stunning Quilts and Small Pieces, Spectacular Quilts. As you may gather from the titles, small pieced quilts make her weak at the knees. She has been a featured guest on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, and
her work has been shown at international quilt shows, juried into the AQS Paducah and Quiltcon. Recently her quilt “Fallout” won Best Quilt Outside USA at the Vermont Quilt Festival as well as a Purple Ribbon for Exceptional Merit. Her work has been featured in many international quilting publications and she is a frequent contributor to Curated Quilts
Magazine.

Mary Elizabeth believes in “Quilting with Abandon”, stretching traditional boundaries and creating quilts with a subtle salute to the past. She is enthusiastic about our quilting heritage and the lessons to be learned from the antique and vintage quilts she studies and collects. Her recent work examines colour, as well as the interpretation of traditional quilt designs through “gestured appliqued lines” and the quilting stitch.

When not quilting, Mary Elizabeth designs interior residential projects where she uses a simple, elegant, well-edited approach, embracing colour and light, to create homes where her clients can relax and live life. She lives in Toronto and her kids would tell you she has “lots” of fabric!

“Jump Into Free-Motion Quilting” Course with Christina Cameli


December 11th, 2021
10:30am-1:30pm on Zoom

Christina’s “Jump Into Free-Motion Quilting” course is a three hour course perfect for someone who would like to get down to business and try out the world of Free-Motion quilting. 

Students will get their feet wet with free-motion quilting exercises designed to build their confidence and get them ready to play more with their quilting at home. 

Cost per student $40.00

Maximum of 20 students

A supply list will be emailed out closer to the start of the course. 

Please contact the Education Committee at: education@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca to have them hold your place in the course and then e-transfer your course funds of $40.00 to Lorna at: treasurer@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca

Register by November 28th to secure your space

Open to VancouverMQG members and non-members so invite a friend!!

November Guild Meeting Reminder

Meeting Date: Monday, November 15th, 2021
Doors Open: 6:30PM for mixing
Meeting: 7:00PM – 9:00PM

VancouverMQG’s November guest lecturer is Brandy Maslowski.

Brandy is a fibre artist and teacher known for her pursuit of more joy and less overwhelm in the classroom. She loves quilting, hiking, travel and tea. From clumsy beginner quilter to showing her fibre art in galleries, Brandy has had a 30 year passion for fabric, stitch, colour, and texture. You can find her as the Quilter on Fire online and listen to her weekly podcast at www.quilteronfire.com.

STUDIO MAGNIFICENT LECTURE: After having her studio featured in Studios magazine twice and most recently in Quilter’s Connection Magazine, Brandy dove into clearing clutter, organizing her stash, and managing her creative space in way that works for a busy creator and lasts. She inspires with tips on storage and ideas to make your space a creative sanctuary that you will want to return to again and again.

October Guild Meeting Reminder

Meeting Date: Monday, October 18th, 2021
Doors Open: 6:30PM for mixing
Meeting: 7:00PM – 9:00PM

VancouverMQG’s October guest lecturer is our very own Berene Campbell! She will be presenting a lecture on “The Power of What We Do”.

Berene Campbell of ‘Happy Sew Lucky‘ is a modern quilt designer, speaker, teacher and community project instigator. Her quilting and sewing patterns feature inspiring messages of positivity and hope, with the goal of making the world a kinder and more peaceful place. A “collective energy” enthusiast, Berene uses quilting to corral fellow creatives to work together for change. These projects include collaborative community installations, fundraisers for social justice causes, and the Handmade Collective Awards – a bursary fund set up for the maker community to provide awards for BIPOC and 2SLGBTQ+ students. In her talk Berene encourages leaning into discomfort and tells the story of how her work has evolved by discovering and embracing the power that we all hold in the work we do. She hopes to leave you wondering where you might go from here.

To quote the words from her website: “Quilts hold the spirit of their makers, and the secrets of their thoughts pondered while stitching. They are beautiful treasures that provide us with warmth & comfort, but they can do more for us if we so choose. Quilts can be posters for our ideas, messengers of our messages, and uniters of our communities. They hold great power.”