Thursday, December 7, 2017

What a fun Christmas potluck!

We started with a potluck dinner which had lots of yummy foods - no shortage of amazing dishes and desserts.

 

Then we had our mug rug exchange.  This involved many "involuntarily" relinquishing their mug/rug.  When it ended we got a picture of all the wonderful mug rugs, with mugs to match in a lot of cases.
 
Show and shares rounded out our meeting, demonstrating that our members have been busy.
 
 

Wednesday, November 29, 2017

Christmas pot luck, Wednesday, Dec.6 at 6:00pm (note early start)

The Christmas pot-luck will be our last meeting of the year.  Where has the time gone?

Our meeting is next week: Wednesday, December 6th. and it will be a Christmas potluck starting at 6:00pm.  Bring a dish to share and there is a microwave and stove available to keep things hot. Tea and coffee will be supplied.

If you have not renewed your membership you will need to do it at this meeting as we have to renew our membership with the mother ship and we want to ensure that everyone has access to the wonderful things available to members on the MQG website.  Please see Dona-Mae to renew your membership.

Bring your mug rug and mug for the exchange. It will be fun to see what people have chosen to create and pair with a mug.  Everyone that is participating will receive a mug and rug in return.

If you want to take part in the "paint chip" challenge, Dona-Mae will have paint chips available at the meeting.  This challenge will be due at our January meeting (Jan. 3).

So - be sure to bring:
-your entry for the mug rug exchange
-a dish to share
-your own plate/eating utensils/cup
-your show and share
 
See you on Wednesday for social time, fun, food and laughs.

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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 (csimon@live.ca)
  • 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.