What a meeting, what a great bunch of people, what a wonderful night of laughter, what a Modern Quilt Guild should be!!!!
When you are a Modern Quilter it’s empowering yourself to be free with your imagination, your quilts and your own creativity. We rocked the house tonight!!! Sharing Modern quilts in a community like ours shows the huge kinship and the appreciation of each others creativity that we thrive so much on. And thriving on each others successes frees you to create these inspirational quilts!
First up on the agenda was Membership, which is due at our December meeting. The December meeting promises to be exciting with our Lottery for a market bag. It’s easy, if you create a bag, then you will be taking home a market bag. Please bring your bag wrapped up so no one can see it and the games shall begin !!!
A reminder for challenges is:
December – bring a wrapped Market Bag/Tote to exchange as a gift
January – Tree
February – Windy Day
March – Flying Geese
Also at our December meeting will be elections where we will be voting for President, Vice-President and Secretary. These are 2 year terms and don’t take up a lot of your time. Please speak to Susan if you would like to included in the elections.
Heather was telling us of Lucky Spools which has a goal of expanding your skills in both design and technique. No longer will you wait to do it “someday.” If this might interest you then you should check out their web pages Mighty Lucky Quilting Club
Before our presentation of our Challenge for the month we had a Show & Tell of quilt blocks for Ecuador, which Karen is heading up. Total our members made 20 blocks and they were superb blocks. Karen wished to thank each person for their contribution where the end result will be quilts for a group home in Ecuador!
Quilt Canada 2017 is coming up in a few short months and our own Marilyn is the Chair of the National Juried Show. She has a busy year coming up and it’s great to have an inside peek into the workings of Quilt Canada from her perspective! You do not need to be a CQA member to enter and there are many Modern Quilt Categories!
If you were thinking of entering a quilt in QuiltCon 2017 the deadline for photo entries is Nov. 30th so you might want to get your photographer to get these pictures soon. It promises to be a big show! Dorothy from our Guild plans on attending and we hope to get a full lowdown on the experience when she returns. Perhaps she’ll do a blog post for us afterwards?!?
Heather, as the head of our QuiltCon Charity Challenge, has been working so hard to get the final blocks sewn for our Guild submission. It’s looking wonderful ladies! Tara is working on finishing up the top, we have been auditioning different backings and Dorothy will be quilting the Quilt. At our December meeting we must decide on a Charity that will receive the quilt so get those minds rattling about who we should donate to.
And now on to our favourite part of the meeting Show & Tell otherwise known as “Look, Oh & Awe, Ain’t that Sweet, how did you do that, Love it ” Time !!!