Saturday, May 18, 2013

Giving Back -- To Boston With Love

Our hearts are full this morning as we share with you the pennants that our members contributed to the "To Boston With Love" collaborative effort.

Several weeks ago our guild, along with countless other guilds and individuals signed on to help the Vancouver MQG collect pennants (flags) for Boston.  Words could not express the outpouring of support from the quilting/crafting community, and then to learn that the Boston Museum of Fine Arts would be exhibiting the pennants this coming Memorial Day weekend thru July 7th was a tribute no one would imagine.

Our members got a small taste of our contribution at last Saturay's meeting.  Yet, it wasn't until Lynne, our VP, finished the PEACE centerpiece and photographed them together (38 in all); that we saw the magnitude of love and support. 

Sunday, May 12, 2013

Meeting Recap (May 11th, 2013)

Thanks to everyone who came to our meeting yesterday, we had a full house; which always means a great time.

  • Tonie C. and Lynne M. were announced as Co-Chairs of the Charity Committee.  You'll be hearing from them over the coming months as they look for your support and enthusiasm on future projects.
  • While we are on the subject of charitable activities, a BIG Thank You to everyone who contributed blocks and pennants for Boston.  It's not too late to make a pennant, or send a block...check out this link for more info.  If you took a photo of your pennant, please make sure that you upload it to Flickr, so we can all see it's loveliness.  Before the pennants are mailed off, we'll be taking some photos to share with you all too.
  • Our Handwork 101 mini-demo session was a big hit and we certainly could not have done this activity without our amazing Teachers (Yuko, Jessica and Jamie)...Thanks Ladies!!!!  Stay tuned for a reference post that includes some further information about handwork resources, tools, etc.
  • The Members Swap/Challenge Committee organized another great swap and our members did not disappoint.  The Room-By-Room Swap was filled with items of all shapes, sizes and can see some of the items in our Flickr photopool.

Our next meeting is Saturday, June 8th...mark your calenders. 

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Meeting #33 -- May 11th, 2013

Hello Modern Quilters,

We have some great things on the agenda this month and hope that you'll join us Saturday, let's keep our fingers crossed for some great Spring weather. 

New to our group, Welcome! Bring a friend, the more the merrier.

Date: May 11th, 2013
Time: 10am - 12:30pm
Location: The Heights


-Welcome & Guild Business
   :: Membership #s for 2013
   :: Financial Information
   :: Special Announcements/Quilting News
-Monthly Fabric Raffle
-Support for Boston Pennants & Block collection
-Handwork 101 Mini-Demos (Embroidery, Hand-Quilting & English Paper Piecing)
-Room By Room Swap Reveal/Exchange
-Show & Tell
-Next Meeting Date (June 8th)
-Remaining Questions/Comments
-Mix & Mingle

***Don't forget that your Room By Room Swap project is due this month.  We've seen some pretty awesome stuff in the Flickr pool already and can't wait to see it all.

***If you are participating in the "To Boston with Love" Pennants or "Quilts for Boston" block collection, your items are due Saturday. If you want to participate; but missed the info, click here.

***Make sure that you wear your modern quilting nametag each and every month. Not only does it show your appreciation for your fellow member and the guild; but it's a simple way to enter yourself into our monthly DoorPrize drawing...and remember the new rules about nametags.

***We want to see your modern Show & Tell projects, fabric, books, etc. Let's limit this to 2 pieces/items a member please.  We should have enough time; but note that this event will be cancelled if we run over.
See you Saturday!!