Modern Quilters Rock!

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 !!!

Cheryl - Orange Challenge
Cheryl – Orange Challenge
Cheryl - Christmas Trees made with the Mini Quilt Curve Ruler!
Cheryl – Christmas Trees made with the Mini Quilt Curve Ruler!
Kelly - Half Rectangles Christmas Bazaar quilt - don't you just love the colours!
Kelly – Half Rectangles Christmas Bazaar quilt – don’t you just love the colours!
Kelly – Moda Shop pattern
Kelly - A wonderful Orange Challenge and fall quilt that she won prize for. It was an online quilting bee and she won the design challenge!
Kelly – A wonderful Orange Challenge and fall quilt that she won prize for. It was an online quilting bee and she won the design challenge!

 

Susan - Orange Challenge Wonky Star with oversized blocks
Susan – Orange Challenge Wonky Star with oversized blocks
Sharlene - Strip & Flip baby quilt, love how the blue is on the outside edge of the main strip!
Sharlene – Strip & Flip baby quilt, love how the blue is on the outside edge of the main strip!
Kathleen - Orange Challenge wonky pumpkins
Kathleen – Orange Challenge wonky pumpkins
Kathleen - the back of her Pumpkin Quilt is as orange as the front is!
Kathleen – the back of her Pumpkin Quilt is as orange as the front is!
Kathleen - not only sews quilts but loves making Tilda Dolls
Kathleen – not only sews quilts but loves making Tilda Dolls
Kathleen - another Tilda Doll that looks like her husband!
Kathleen – another Tilda Doll that looks like her husband!
Donna - Orange Challenge called Concentric Circles
Donna – Orange Challenge called Concentric Circles
Heather - Orange Challenge with a Market Bag. You really realize how the fabric makes the whole design come together. I think everyone in the room is hoping for one of these at our December meeting!
Heather – Orange Challenge with a Market Bag. You really realize how the fabric makes the whole design come together. I think everyone in the room is hoping for one of these at our December meeting!
Jennifer - this quilt is densely quilted. It's called Tortilla Strips
Jennifer – this quilt is densely quilted. It’s called Tortilla Strips
Jennifer - Jen really took the Orange Challenge literally and even has the sunshine the orange needs to grow. Love the orange drops of juice!
Jennifer – Jen really took the Orange Challenge literally and even has the sunshine the orange needs to grow. Love the orange drops of juice!
Jennifer - the back of her Orange Challenge
Jennifer – the back of her Orange Challenge
Dorothy - Houses with a blended strip background. The door handles give an added touch
Dorothy – Houses with a blended strip background. The door handles give an added touch
Dorothy - This is a group project quilt that Dorothy made along with her sister, cousins and friends will be donated to the Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale to be held in New Hamburg at the end of May in an Auction!
Dorothy – This is a group project quilt that Dorothy made along with her sister, cousins and friends will be donated to the Mennonite Central Committee Relief Sale to be held in New Hamburg at the end of May in an Auction!
Effie - Orange Challenge of a quilted rug that she made during an Al Cote workshop
Effie – Orange Challenge of a quilted rug that she made during an Al Cote workshop
Janie - Woodland Quilt for a baby shower where the Mother To Be wanted accessories with a Woodland Theme, including asking the guests to wear plaid!
Janie – Woodland Quilt for a baby shower where the Mother To Be wanted accessories with a Woodland Theme, including asking the guests to wear plaid!
Janie - with her woodland baby quilt and her Orange Challenge!
Janie – with her woodland baby quilt and her Orange Challenge!
Pam - Orange Challenge of circles in circles that really off sets the colours!
Pam – Orange Challenge of circles in circles that really off sets the colours!
Tara - Shattered Chevrons Bed Runner
Tara – Shattered Chevrons Bed Runner
Tara - The back of her bed runner with Orange Floating Squares - Orange Challenge completed!
Tara – The back of her bed runner with Orange Floating Squares – Orange Challenge completed!
Tara - Elizabeth Hartman Owls
Tara – Elizabeth Hartman Owls
Tara – loved the big one so much she made one smaller!!!
Tara - Scottie Dog pillow she is sending off to a friend !
Tara – Scottie Dog pillow she is sending off to a friend !
Debbie - Lennon baby quilt for her newest grandson because with that name he has to be musical!
Debbie – Lennon baby quilt for her newest grandson because with that name he has to be musical!
Debbie - How could it be Lennon and not have the Peace sign on the back of the quilt
Debbie – How could it be Lennon and not have the Peace sign on the back of the quilt
Debbie - Lennon quilt with the words to the John Lennon song "Imagine" quilted on the quilt!
Debbie – Lennon quilt with the words to the John Lennon song “Imagine” quilted on the quilt!

 

 

5 comments

  1. I went home so inpired from this night! I am sorry to miss the december meeting but my kids school christmas program is that night 😦 See you all in January!

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  2. I too totally enjoy our evenings together. The energy in the room is inspiring and the sharing and the laughter is the best! Kathleen should be a stand up comedian…actually she already is!

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  3. Oh you guys aren’t the only ones inspired. I hear that often and it’s so true. I think the best part of our Guild is that we take so much delight in each others successes that it almost feels like our own success. Which of course it is, since we inspire each other!!!

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