Friday, November 3, 2017

What a busy, busy meeting!

At our meeting on Wednesday we:

  • signed up for our sew-in on Nov. 18.  If you haven't signed up contact Carly (
  • we decided that we would celebrate at next month's meeting with a pot-luck and will begin at 6:00pm
Challenges launched:
  •  make a mug rug with a Christmas theme, or anything else, team it with a mug and wrap it for the December meeting.   All member that participate will get another mug and rug in the exchange.
  • Dona-Mae began the paint chip challenge. We blind-picked a multi-colour paint chip and will make either a post card, mug rug, placemat, wall hanging (your choice) using only the colours on the paint chip..  This will be due at the January meeting - some of us got "challenging" colours.  😱
Come and join us and flex your modern quilting self.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Our meeting is this coming Wednesday, Nov. 1 - the day after Halloween when you're full of candy

This month's meeting will be busy making plans for our upcoming year.
  • BLOTTO (block lotto) Could this be one?

  • Mug rug exchange
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  • planning our Christmas meeting
  • we will do a paint chip challenge
  • sign up for the sew-in on Nov. 18
  • and as always, show and share 

Join us and be involved in planning and participating in our activities.


Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Our monthly meeting, next Wednesday, October 4 @ 7:00pm

What we will be up to and what to bring:
  • membership renewals are due
  • we will talk about the CQA post card challenge
  • brainstorm what demos we would like to see
  • bring any modern quilts (placemats, runners, quilts, etc.), colour pencils, crayons or markers that will be used for our demo to the Nanaimo Quilters' Guild.
  • your sense of fun!
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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

Our first sew-in of the year

It was a day with lots of activity at the Nanaimo North Library.  The facility is well lit and has LOTS of plugs.  We were busy as bees and had fun with Christine demonstrating to some us newbies how to paper piece.  Our next sew-in is November 18.  Join us!

Joanne's hidden 9 patch

Working, working.

Christine's prize winning quilt

Everyone is busy, busy!

Busy First Meeting

Our first meeting was busy with membership renewals, catching up with "what I did this summer", discussing the modern approach to paper piecing and show and shares.

Laura's modern farm girl quilt

Christine does Square Peg, Round Hole

Prya's self inspired wall hanging

Sharing free motion practice

Modern childs quilt

Our next meeting is Wednesday, October 4.

Monday, August 28, 2017

Beginning of another Modern Quilting Year. First Meeting Wed. Sep. 6

As we begin our "new" quilting year with our first meeting on Wednesday, September 6 at 7:00pm it is time to renew our membership in the guild ($40).  Dona-Mae will be there to take your registration.

There are a few changes to tell you about.

Our 2 co-leaders are having major changes in their lives.  Lori is moving to Victoria for new opportunities and Mary will have a brand new baby to spoil.  
We will need to have elections (or volunteers) at the October meeting to take the leader positions in the guild.

Also, our sew-in dates for the upcoming year have been arranged (thank you Lori H.). They are held on Saturdays from 10:00am-approx 4:00pm at the Nanaimo North Library.  The cost is $10 per sew-in and the dates are:
  • Sept 23
  • Nov 18 
  • Jan 13
  • March 24
  • May 26
Don't forget to bring your show and shares.  We know that some of you have been very busy quilting over the summer and we are looking forward to seeing your project(s).

That's a lot to digest for our first meeting but, as always, it will be fun.

See  you then,

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

What do modern quilters do on a beautiful, balmy evening?

Why, have a picnic of course.

We had our summer picnic at Maffeo-Sutton park; modern quilting was displayed and as always, there was a LOT of good food, laughs and discussions.