September 2017 Meeting

Education Topic: Interfacing & Stabilizers

The September meeting for the Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild was held on Sept 24th at the Home Inn & Suites in Stonebridge.

Patti led an education session on interfacing and stabilizers.

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The information was great as a lot of members weren’t that familiar with a lot of the interfacing and stabilizer choices that are available. Patti brought in some great samples so that we could see and feel the difference. She also discussed what type of products to use on different projects. She brought some nice reference charts for us to take home.

A round table discussion revealed that many members have limited experience with these products and some are intimidated due to the number of products available.

This was a good reminder that your local quilt shop employees are a great resource! Your choices can make or break a great project.

Patti had some great tips for us:

  • Remember to label your products right after purchase, a lot of them look and feel very similar!
  • Did you know that your fusibles will go bad?! You’ve got about 6 months with them before the glue will dry out. Keep them sealed in a bag at home!
  • Stabilizers vs Interfacing: stabilizers are meant to be removed while interfacings are meant to stay in.

Thanks Patti for the great session!


 

Other Business

The Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild members were given the opportunity to curate a fabric bundle through Mad About Patchwork. It will be available for purchase on Mad About Patchwork’s website in October!

Saskatoon Quilters’ Guild is having their biennial quilt show Friday Oct 27th and Saturday Oct 28th. The 2017 theme is “Celebrate Changes Over Time”. Several Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild members will have their work on display. Be sure to watch for our 2017 QuiltCon Modern Quilt Guild charity quilt which will also be on display!

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The Ugly Block Charity Quilt is back from Saskatoon Longarm Studio!

The owner of Saskatoon Longarm Studio, Michelle, is full of talent, skill, and generosity. She quilts one quilt a month for charity and has been an integral part of our charity quilts. Thanks Michelle!

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Look at that gorgeous quilting!

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The quilt will be on its way to the Saskatoon Sexual Assault and Information Centre’s fundraiser (October 13th).

 

The 2018 QuiltCon charity quilt has been planned. Thanks Barb for the great design! This year’s theme is Modern Traditionalism. Patterns and fabric will be distributed to members at the Sewcial on October 14th. Our goal is to have the quilt top completed by December. The completed quilt has to be shipped to California by the end of January!

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At the October meeting we will be having nominations for the 2018 executive. Consider volunteering your time to this great guild! We are also looking for education ideas/volunteers for 2018.


 

Book/Blog/Bolt

Nicole brought some new Robert Kaufman KNIT fabric and will be attempting a project with it soon. We’re excited to see how it turns out!

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Jana brought in her latest Sew Sampler subscription box and a Cotton and Steel Quarterly Booster Club package (both from Fat Quarter Shop). She used the Elizabeth Hartman pattern included in the Sew Sampler box for her block in Nicole’s travelling quilt (see picture under that category).

She also brought in some Mona Luna fabric, Cotton and Steel typewriters, and finally Luxe line flannel from Joann Fabric in the states.

 


 

Travelling Quilts

This was the final month for travelling quilts. Now everyone gets to take home all those awesome blocks and make a quilt!

Nicole made some blocks for Sherry’s improv slice and dice:

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Darla made some paper pieced blocks for Lisa’s vintage kitchen:

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Barb also made some blocks for Lisa, this cute applique cupcake has a super cute green flange border, what a great accent idea!:

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Darla made a block for Barb’s star quilt:

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Sherry made some blocks for Darla’s scale quilt:

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Elizabeth made a raindrop and book block for Jana’s rainy day:

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Val also made a raindrops block for Jana:

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Jana made some rainbow fish for Nicole’s playing with colour:

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Show and Tell

Edith, who expressed a personal dislike for cats, made a gorgeous Elizabeth Hartman’s The Kittens quilt!

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Surely this quilt would sway any dog lover’s heart.

Edith cat quilt

And look at the pieced back with its super cute cat fabric:

Edith cat quilt back

 


 

Reminder for our Sewcial

Come and sew with us! Our next Sewcial is Saturday October 14th at St. Martin’s United Church (2617 Clarence Ave S). 8am-8pm come and go. We will also be getting started on the 2018 Quilt Con charity quilt: Members will receive patterns and fabric to start sewing!

$10 for SMQG members, $15 for non-members, there are a limited number of spots available.

Sign up by emailing us: saskatoonmqg@gmail.com

Please come through the back door of the church. Irons and cutting mats will be available, please try to bring an extension cord for your machine.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone there and/or at the Christmas Sewcial on Saturday December 2nd! We have some fun things planned for the Christmas Sewcial…details coming soon!

 


 

Next Meeting

We look forward to seeing everyone at the next meeting:

Sunday October 22nd at 2pm

at Saskatoon Home Inn & Suites in Stonebridge.

Nicole, Bev, and Barb will be presenting on Free Motion Quilting!

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