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.







Saturday, May 13, 2017

An invitation from Victoria MQG for Jacquie Gering Trunk Show

Hello Fellow Quilting Friends!,

We have some fantastic news we want to share with you!  We have Jacquie Gering coming to Victoria on Thursday, May 25th.  We managed to snag her up prior to her visit to Vancouver on the 26th.  Now I do apologize to West Shore Quilt Guild as I know this is your regular meeting night.  In order for this opportunity to work out for us we had to change the date of our meet to a week later. We do want to extend and open invitation to all of your members to attend if they are wanting to sit in on Jacquie's trunk show.  We do have a $10 fee for MQG Victoria members and a $15 fee for visitors.  We do have limited seating and are offering it on a first come first serve basis.  We have included all of our special instructions in the email above/below. I hope that you will forward this information to your members or customers, so they can join us for this special evening.  If you have any questions in regards to this event please feel free to contact me and I will answer your questions that you may have.

Thank you very much for letting me share this with you!

Stacie Wilson
MQG Victoria President

MQG Victoria Proudly Presents:

Jacquie Gering Trunk Show

"Modern Quilting, Honouring Tradition"
Jacquie Gering of
http://www.jacquiegering.com/
and
http://tallgrassprairiestudio. blogspot.ca/

 
Come join us on Thursday, May 25th at 7:00 pm for an unforgettable evening with Jacquie and all of her fabulous quilts.  Her lecture/trunk show titled "Quilting Modern, Honouring Tradition" will be approximately 60 minutes long with time to gather around close up and personal.   

Things you need to know!

Here are some details you will want to consider if coming to the trunk show.
  • Doors open at 6:30 pm, limited seating as we are going to operating on a first come first serve basis
  • Meeting starts promptly at 7:00 pm
  • Please try to car pool, or use public transit as parking will be limited
  • Guest entrance fee for this meeting will be $15
  • There will be no show and share for this meeting as we would like to take the opportunity to have as much time with Jacquie as possible.
  • Do you own any of Jacquies published books? There will be time for autographing if you do!
Jacquies published books
Free motion not for you? How about some "forward motion" quilting with the walking foot? It's time to get that walking foot out of the ditch, take it for a drive and see what that baby can really do! Jacquie Gering will be your guide as you work your way from walking foot basics to intricate marked designs as you master machine quilting with your walking foot.

Jacquie shares a comprehensive set of walking foot quilting basics that provide a solid foundation for quilting with ease, quality and creativity. She guides you through a series of test drives with your walking foot, allowing you to get acquainted with its features and set yourself up for success with your foot and your machine. Then you'll learn how to prepare and mark the quilt, prevent puckers while quilting, and manage large projects.

Jacquie teaches over forty walking foot friendly designs including channel quilting, matchstick quilting and quilting with decorative stitches. Thought that your walking foot could only be used for straight line quilting? Learn to use the walking foot with traditional designs including cables, clamshells, and orange peels or finish your quilt with intricate point to point designs like the boomerang and nested diamonds. Quilt graphic, innovative radiating designs. Learn to spiral and quilt concentric designs or use your newly developed skills to quilt unique designs with reserve.

You too can achieve the textures shared in Jacquie's vibrant, graphic quilts. With a toolbox of simple to complex designs you'll have the options you need to quilt on your home machine with designs that will support your piecing and create a harmonious marriage of piecing and quilting. With a walking foot, you'll find a level of control and success you never thought possible and you'll become as excited about the quilting as you are about your piecing.
From two pioneers of today's modern quilting movement, Quilting Modern teaches quilters how to use improvisational techniques to make graphic, contemporary quilts and quilted projects. Explore seven core techniques and multiple projects using each technique--all presented with detailed instructions. Also included is step-by-step direction from Jacquie Gering and Katie Pedersen on tools, materials, and quilting basics, as well as expert advice on color and design.
You can find us at 505 Marigold Road. Jacquie will be waiting for you inside the Boyscout Hall. We do ask that you please enter in through the front doors for this meeting.  We want everyone to have an equal opportunity for seating.  We thank you in advance for your patience and understanding!

Here is our map if you are a first time visitor!


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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Our May meeting - fun and informative


Karen, a lawyer, gave us a very spirited, humorous and informative update on copyrights, derivatives, etc. and how it impacts us as quilters.  In the U.S. the annual (2014)value of quilting was $3.76 BILLION.  That's right - $3.76 Billion---- and this is why intellectual property has become so important for quilters.

See the article from Susan Carlson (http://susancarlson.com/2017/05/06/copyright/)

For Show and Share Johann brought the quilt that she made from her daughter's t-shirts accumulated over the years that her daughter competed nationally and internationally.

Carly showed her "quilt-as-you-go" and there was much discussion on how that was achieved.
 Carly also showed a set of placemats that she is making as a wedding present.  Lovely work.