August Meeting and Guild Project

Recently guild members finished off the Mystery quilt! This time members decided to try a block of the month as a way to try new blocks and techniques. The block of the month will be starting in August, with information going out at the August meeting for the first block. Each month a new block will be chosen and instructions given to the members.  Currently the project is set for 9 blocks (9 months) with the option to add additional blocks.

There will also be the option for members to practice their quilt as you go with this project!

The August meeting with the information to start this project is August 13, 2014 at Earthly Good Quilting starting at 7pm.  We look forward to seeing everyone’s projects over the coming months!

Michael Miller Fabric Challenge

Guild members showed off their projects for the Modern Quilt Guild Michael Miller Fabric Challenge at the July meeting. The rules were to make something quilted with the provided fabrics and the guild members came up with some great projects!

 

There were pillows:

MM Challenge 7 July 9

Quilts:
MM Challenge 6 Upclose & Bound July 9

MM Challenge 1 July 9

Table runners:
MM Challenge 4 July 9
MM Challenge 5 July 9

And minis:
MM Challenge 2 July 9
MM Challenge 3 back July 9
MM Challenge 3 front July 9

 

Way to go everyone!  Good luck with the challenge – remember the deadline for entering your project is July 25th.

June 11 – Regular Meeting

Our next regular meeting is on Wednesday June 11, 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:

  • Mystery Quilt. Bring your finished project to show off
  • Show and tell
  • Continued discussion about formal leadership positions for the guild and how that can be accomplished
  • Wendy P. will present her research and suggestions on a retreat
  • The MQG Michael Miller Fabric Challenge – pick up your fabric if you have not yet done so, feel free to bring along your progress to show and/or discuss
  • QuiltCon registration opens on June 24 at 10 a.m. CST (which I think is 9 am here). Members get a 15% discount. The classes will fill quickly, so register early if you are going.
  • Other Old or New business

The MQG has moved the deadline for the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge to July 25, 2014. You will need to post a photo of your finished project in the MQG forums, so if you have not yet been online to the MQG site, it’s time to do so. You may make anything quilted, you can add any additional Michael Miller fabrics and you can add any solids you like to the challenge. You will need to post your finished project under Forum – MQG Fabric Challenges – Finished Michael Miller Fabric Challenge at http://www.modernquiltguild.com.

Do NOT wait until July 25 to sign in for the first time and learn how to upload photos. If you are stuck, ask for help sooner and you can always email Leanne at shecanquilt (at) gmail (dot) com for help but please do that earlier rather than later.

Remember to bring your name tags!

We have  more Sew Days booked as well:   July 12 and Aug 16. Please confirm your wish to attend in advance – these dates might be booked right now but check with her in case things have changed.

 

May regular meeting – May 14, 2014

Our next regular meeting is on Wednesday May 14, 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 a binding tool by Marie-Claire
  • Mystery Quilt. Bring along what you have finished from last time.
  • Show and tell
  • 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 MQG Michael Miller Fabric Challenge – pick up your fabric if you have not yet done so, feel free to bring along your progress to show and/or discuss
  • Other Old or New business

The MQG has moved the deadline for the Michael Miller Fabric Challenge to July 25, 2014. You will need to post a photo of your finished project in the MQG forums, so if you have not yet been online to the MQG site, it’s time to do so. You may make anything quilted, you can add any additional Michael Miller fabrics and you can add any solids you like to the challenge.

Remember to bring your name tags!

We have  more Sew Days booked as well:   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.

 

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