April 9 General Meeting

Our next regular meeting is on Wednesday April 9, 2014, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Our meetings are the second Wednesday of the month.

Everyone is welcome, current members, new members and guests.  We are meeting at Earthly Goods Quilting  -  4115 – 106 Street, Edmonton.

The meeting will include:

  • A demonstration on Micro Paper Piecing
  • The last instalment on our Mystery Quilt project before the clue to assemble the blocks. Bring along what you have finished from last time.
  • Show and tell
  • We are swapping something to do with spring – swapping is optional, make an item and you can take one home.
  • We are sharing our progress on our Modern quilt project – We are making quilts, baby size or larger, that explore the definition of Modern Quilting of the Modern Quilt Guild - click here to go to the definition. If you like, bring your progress and share your challenges or views. Like all challenges of our guild, participation is at your option.
  • The new membership cards from the MQG are here and will be distributed.
  • Other Old or New business

Remember to bring your name tags!

We have  more Sew Days booked as well:  April 12 and May 24. Please confirm your wish to attend with Ioleen – these dates might be booked right now but check with her in case things have changed.

 

Leanne

EMQG March 12, 2014 Regular Meeting

Our next regular meeting is on Wednesday March 12, 2014, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Our meetings are the second Wednesday of the month.

Everyone is welcome, current members, new members and guests.  We are meeting at Earthly Goods Quilting  -  4115 – 106 Street, Edmonton.

The meeting will include:

  • The next instalment on our Mystery Quilt project. Bring along what you have finished from last time.
  • Show and tell
  • We are swapping an sewing room organizing item – needle book, basket, pincushion, or whatever you like, which includes some green.
  • We are sharing our progress on our Modern quilt project – We are making quilts, baby size or larger, that explore the definition of Modern Quilting of the Modern Quilt Guild - click here to go to the definition. If you like, bring your progress and share your challenges or views. Like all challenges of our guild, participation is at your option.
  • The new membership cards from the MQG are here and will be distributed.
  • Other Old or New business

Remember to bring your name tags!

We have  more Sew Days booked as well:  March 22, April 12 and May 24. Please confirm your wish to attend with Ioleen.

I hope to see you there. If you have questions feel free to email me at shecanquilt [at] gmail.com.

See you at the meeting,

Leanne

EMQG February 12, 2014 – Regular Meeting

Our next regular meeting on Wednesday February 12, 2014, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Our meetings are the second Wednesday of the month.

Everyone is welcome, current members, new members and guests.  We are meeting at Earthly Goods Quilting  -  4115 – 106 Street, Edmonton.

The meeting will include:

  • Demonstration by Vikki – English Paper Piecing
  • The next instalment on our Mystery Quilt project. Bring along what you have finished from last time.
  • Show and tell
  • A Touch of Red Mug Rug Swap – bring a mug rug and take another home, participation is optional. Your mug rug can be any size, any style provided it includes at least a touch of red.
  • sharing of the progress on our Modern quilt project – We are making quilts, baby size or larger, that explore the definition of Modern Quilting of the Modern Quilt Guild – click here to go to the definition. If you like, bring your progress and share your challenges or views. Like all challenges of our guild, participation is at your option.
  • Other Old or New business

Remember to bring your name tags!

We have two more Sew Days booked, January 18 and February 22, 2014. The January 18 Sew Day has been dedicated to the isolette project – please confirm attendance with Chelsey.  The February 22 date will be free sewing, please register with Ioleen. You need to register if you want to participate in a sew day as space is limited and please let Chelsey or Ioleen know if your schedule changes and you cannot attend as there may be a wait list.

I hope to see you there. If you have questions feel free to email me at shecanquilt [at] gmail.com.

See you at the meeting,

Leanne

EMQG January 8, 2014 Regular Meeting

Our next regular meeting on Wednesday January 8, 2014, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Our meetings are the second Wednesday of the month.

Everyone is welcome, current members, new members and guests.  We are meeting at Earthly Goods Quilting  -  4115 – 106 Street, Edmonton.

The meeting will include:

  • Demonstration by Marianne – curved wonky piecing
  • Chelsey will discuss the isolette cover project
  • The next instalment on our Mystery Quilt project. Bring along what you have finished from last time and your fabric choices to share.
  • The Modern Quilt Guild pins have arrived and will be handed out at the meeting.
  • Leanne has paid the MQG 2014 fees. Please plan to pay your share to Leanne, on your honor. The share per member is $10.00 ($357.50/36 or $9.93)
  • Discussion of the Modern Quilt Guild’s definition of modern quilting and plans for a project to explore that definition
  • Bring your improv piece to share and discuss
  • New business

Remember to bring your name tags!

We have two more Sew Days booked, January 18 and February 22, 2014. Probably the January 18 Sew Day will be dedicated to the isolette project and the February 22 date will be free sewing but these will be discussed further at the January 8 regular meeting. You need to register if you want to participate in a sew day as space is limited.

I hope to see you there. If you have questions feel free to email me at shecanquilt [at] gmail.com.

See you at the meeting,

Leanne

December 11, 2013 – Regular meeting

Our next regular meeting on Wednesday December 11, 2013, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Our meetings are the second Wednesday of the month.

Everyone is welcome, current members, new members and guests.  We are meeting at Earthly Goods Quilting  -  4115 – 106 Street, Edmonton.

The meeting will include:

  • Seasonal Swap: Bring a hand made item to swap. Anything you like, bring an item, and take another home. Participation is optional.
  • The next instalment on our Mystery Quilt project. Bring along what you have finished from last time and your fabric choices to share.
  • The Modern Quilt Guild pins have arrived and will be handed out at the meeting.
  • Further discussion of how we will explore the modern quilt guild’s definition of modern quilting through a swap.
  • Show and Tell.
  • Update on Modern Quilt Guild news.
  • Feel free to bring seasonal treats to eat.
  • Other new business.

Remember to bring your name tags!

Also, remember that the December 14 Sew Day will be dedicated to the incubator cover project. Please email Chelsey to confirm your participation.

I hope to see you there. If you have questions feel free to email me at shecanquilt [at] gmail.com.

See you at the meeting,

Leanne

November 13 – 2013 – Regular meeting

Our next regular meeting on Wednesday November 13, 2013, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Our meetings are the second Wednesday of the month.

Everyone is welcome, current members, new members and guests.  We are meeting at Earthly Goods Quilting  -  4115 – 106 Street, Edmonton.

The meeting will include:

  • Fabric bag swap. The theme is snowpersons and there are no other rules – be creative and have fun. To participate, make a bag and take another home. Although you can make any bag you like, the discussion was around drawstring or gift bags. There are many tutorials and patterns available on the internet. A popular and easy tutorial by Jeni Baker who blogs at In Color Order is here.
  • The next instalment on our Mystery Quilt project. Bring along what you have finished from last time and your fabric choices to share.
  • There may be an update on the logo, I’m not sure.
  • The Modern Quilt Guild membership cards have arrived and will be handed out at the meeting.
  • Paper piecing demo. This will be a quick demo of a couple of approaches for those who are having some difficulties. Come ready with your questions or to share your tips and tricks.
  • Show and Tell.
  • Other new business.

Remember to bring your name tags!

Give some thought to a modern quilt challenge that the group might want to undertake in the new year.

I hope to see you there. If you have questions feel free to email me at shecanquilt [at] gmail.com.

See you at the meeting,

Leanne

October Regular Meeting – Wednesday October 9, 2013

Our next regular meeting on Wednesday October 9, 2013, from 7 pm to 9 pm. Our meetings are the second Wednesday of the month.

Everyone is welcome, current members, new members and guests.  We are meeting at Earthly Goods Quilting  -  4115 – 106 Street, Edmonton.

The meeting will include:

  • Mug rug swap: bring a mug rug and take a different one home. Mug rugs are any size, generally larger than a traditional coaster, but you are in control, and make what inspires you.
  • The next installment on our Mystery Quilt project. Bring along your fabric choices to share.
  • Update on the parent Modern Quilt Guild. Have you accepted your invitation to sign in? Bring your questions and problems.
  • Show and Tell.
  • There might be Girl Guide cookies.
  • Other new business.

Remember to bring your name tags!

I hope to see you there. If you have questions feel free to email me at shecanquilt [at] gmail.com.

In the meantime, here is Vikiki’s lovely quilt, recently added to the Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild Flickr Page:

Love quilt

Here is Vikki’s fabric for the mystery quilt:

Fabric for Mystery Quilt

Here is MC’s fabric for the mystery quilt:

Mystery Quilt

See you at the meeting,

Leanne

September 11, 2013 – Regular Meeting

We kick off the 4th year of the Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild with our regular meeting on Wednesday September 11, 2013, from 7 pm to 9 pm.

Everyone is welcome, current members, new members and guests.  We are meeting at Earthly Goods Quilting  -  4115 – 106 Street, Edmonton.

We have a full agenda this meeting, so please limit your show and tell to one item. The meeting will include:

  • A guest speaker – Rosa from Quilter’s Dream Southside will tell us about the Sherwood Park Quilt show and encouraging us to enter our quilts.
  • The fabric requirements and maybe the cutting instructions for a Mystery Quilt project that will see clues revealed over the year with a plan to show the completed quilts at the June meeting.
  • Deciding if the Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild is going to join the parent Modern Quilt Guild.
  • Show and Tell – one item only for this meeting
  • Other new business

Remember to bring your name tags!

I hope to see you there. If you have questions feel free to email me at shecanquilt [at] gmail.com.

In the meantime, here is Marianne’s lovely quilt, recently added to the Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild Flickr Page:

Rachel's Quilt 2013

Leanne

EMQG Sew Day – August 17, 2013

Please register in advance with Ioleen at sharkied1 [at] shaw [dot] ca as space is limited. Priority is to members but guests or visitors will be welcome on a first come basis if there are spots open.

Hello Ladies,

Our July Sew Day at Earthly Goods was a great success.  Nine of us attended – we quilted, laughed, ate and quilted some more.  Our next sew day is August 17 from 9:00 to 4:30 PM at Earthly Goods. The cost of attending is $10.00, payable to Ioleen that day. You can either bring your own project to work on or participate in making quilted isolette (incubator) covers as a charity project for the Royal Alex NICU (neonatal intensive care unit).

At our June meeting Chelsey suggested that we consider making these covers.

She brought the pattern to the July sew days; Cris volunteered and made a prototype.  Gwen, Chelsey and Cris then met and decided that the project was feasible.  They pooled their stashes last weekend and cut fabric to make at least 12 covers. They will bring them to the August sew day.

If you are interested in getting involved with quilting and assembling the covers, Cris and Gwen will be available to coordinate the project. If you have fabric or batting that you would like to contribute, please bring it on August 17 or let Cris know at  crischernuka [at] gmail [dot] com. Pieces of fabric should be 1.8 m or larger, preferably nondirectional; batting pieces should be at least 25 x 25 inches.

The pattern instructions are attached; pattern pieces will be available at the workshop – please bring brown paper to trace if you wish your own set for making at home.

What to bring to August Sew Day if you plan to work on the isolete covers:

  • Sewing machine
  • Walking foot
  • 6” x 24” ruler
  • marking tool (for quilt grid or design)
  • thread (some quilt tops are blue, green, yellow, fuschia, etc); the binding is white so if you choose to only bring one thread, we suggest white
  • quilt pins for basting; no spray basting for this project
  • scissors
  • anything else you may want for sewing and quilting

Cris and Gwen will bring their sergers. The pattern is available  under the tab above marked as isolette cover.

Again, Please register in advance with Ioleen at sharkied1 [at] shaw [dot] ca as space is limited. Priority is to members but guests or visitors will be welcome on a first come basis if there are spots open.

We hope to see you there!

Cris

Blocks for quilts for Southern Alberta

Just One Slab

Cheryl Arkison is asking for slab blocks to make quilts for people in Southern Alberta who are in need due to the devastating flooding. You can read her appeal here, please consider making a block or two and sending them to her in Calgary. She also has some links to people who are taking whole quilts listed on her blog.

Cheryl blogs at Dining Room Empire, and is the co-author of the book Sunday Morning Quilts.