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.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

May meeting is this coming Wednesday, May 3

Our NMQG meeting is this coming Wednesday, May 3, 7:00pm, Christ Community Church, Bowen Rd. Nanaimo
  • Our speaker will be Karen Wold, who is a lawyer, and she will talk about copyright in the quilting world.  Have you ever wondered - if I change "this" about a quilt pattern is it still copyrighted? 
  • You will be able to sign up for our next sew-in, which takes place on May 27
  • We will have a written survey to see what members want  for workshops/speakers, etc.
  • We will play the TP game - come and see what THAT'S about.
  • Show and share
FYI Carly has volunteered to do the sign-ups for our workshops, sew-in's, etc.

Remember to bring your coffee mugs and treats are always appreciated.
See you there!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Our monthly meeting is this Wednesday, April 5

Our monthly meeting is this Wednesday, April 5

My Favourite Fabric Shop (Tanya Gruzecki) is doing a pop-up shop at our meeting.  So come prepared to check out her great fabrics and bolster your stash.

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 Don't forget to bring your "Spring" postcard so we can all see what our members have created. 

We will have a little business: such as suggestions for future speakers/workshops.  

Bring your mug for coffee/tea.

See you there!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sew-in's are always fun!

Saturday's sew-in was fun with 5 of us working on our projects. Becky showed us how to make cross-cut blocks so you don't have to match the strips.  Yeahhh!

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 Becky w/cross-cut blocks       Lori with squillions of little pieces for her project.

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Carly with part of her Sesquicentennial quilt: capitals of each province

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Johann doing the cross-cut block.


Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sew-in coming up! Join us!

Our sew-in day is this Saturday, March 25 at the Hammond Bay Regional Library (6250 Hammond Bay Rd.).  Start time is 10:00am and you can go until.......you run out of thread, fabric, inspiration, stamina, etc. (or all of the above).

Work on your unfinished modern projects or start a new one.  We all like to see what others are working on.

Feel free to drop in and take a look at what we are doing.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Our busy March meeting


Stacie Wilson, the President of the Victoria MQG visited us and extended an invitation to attend their Necessary Clutch workshop with Jill Spyker: TWO sessions on Saturday, March 18. #1 9am-12pm and #2 1pm-4pm $35 including pattern. If you would like to take this workshop check on their website http://www.mqgvictoria.com/p/workshops.html for the sign-up details.

We had an update on the "Spring" postcard challenge and you're reminded to mail your postcard by March 18 so recipients can bring them to the April meeting.

Carly demonstrated a few ways to quilt-as-you-go.  Carly uses diaper flannel as the backing for her quilt-as-you-go and then it doesn't require batting.



The challenge exercise was to take a magazine page that appealed to us and then to express it as a modern rendition.


 

Joy demoed templates that help with fussy cutting and square in square construction.  This demo was done with "smooshing" being involved.


Some of the results from the weekend Krista Hennebury workshops were shared.  Spectacular and inspiring,



Reminder that our next sew-in is on Saturday, March 25 at the Hammond Bay branch of the Library.  Sign up by contacting nanaimomqg@gmail.com

Our show and shares.  Awesome projects!








Monday, February 27, 2017

A (snowy) month has passed and it's time for our monthly meeting.

Another month has passed and this Wednesday, March 1 is our monthly meeting at 7:00pm.

Carly will demonstrate quilt-as-you-go, we will have a show/share/chat about this weekend's Krista Hennebury workshops.  

We have planned a magazine challenge (no need to bring anything but your curiosity) and you can sign up for the next sew-in which is on Saturday, March 25.

There will be an update on the Spring postcard challenge.

Bring your show and share to let us know what you have been doing - always great to see.


Everyone welcome.

See you on Wednesday!

What a weekend!

This was the weekend that Krista Hennebury taught us how to "Speed Date with Improv" and the "Square Peg Round Hole" with the elusive scant 1/4 inch.

It was a great weekend of learning to let go of our piecing and cutting inhibitions as well as becoming very precise with the scant 1/4 inch. For some of us it was the first time that a block actually ended up at the dimension required.

See the happy faces as we learned, laughed, made mistakes and laughed some more. 

Thanks you Krista and everyone that participated in the workshops.

Kathleen showing her improv skill.

Mary, happy with her improv!

Krista with her cute featherweight, Pearl, demoing.

Pressing is important!

Krista showing how to tame the scant 1/4 inch
Happy faces while improvisational piecing

Friday, February 3, 2017

Our February meeting

Members brought in their Valentines from the postcard challenge. 


Let's do it again!!
☆☆☆  SPRING MODERN DESIGN FABRIC POSTCARD CHALLENGE  ☆☆☆
The theme will be anything representing SPRING, but push your Modern techniques in making your postcard.  If interested e-mail Joy to join this challenge before February 11th (joy_claire@hotmail.com).  Joy will then email you the name of your partner.  Mailing date to your partner will be March 18th 
 
Dona-Mae took last month's exercise to a new level by making placemats from her drawings.  WOW!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

What happened to January???

Our monthly meeting is next Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00pm  at Christ Community Church, Nanaimo

Everyone is welcome, whether you are a new quilter, experienced quilter or have always wondered if it's something you would like to try.

Carly is doing a demo on mitered corners, a concept that can be quite challenging.

Everyone that participated will bring the Valentine postcard that they received, to show and share with the group.  Maybe we will start a new challenge?????

This is an opportunity to sign up for the Krista Hennebury workshops that are being held on Sat. Feb. 25 (Speed Date with Improv) and Sun. Feb. 26 (Square Peg Round Hole) at Jonanco Hobby Workshop.  These workshops will be a good intro for some of us new "modern" quilters to go outside our comfort zone.  Plus, workshops are always a great way to meet new people and improve your skill level.  Join us!

Speed date with improv
 
Square Peg Round Hole