February 2023 Meeting Review

The Saskatoon MQG met on February 26th for a sew day at Home Inn & Suites. Linda S-K showed us how to make half-square triangle (HST) units based on the “8 at a Time Half-Square Triangle Units” download at: https://studylib.net/doc/18219288/8-at-a-time-half-square-triangle-units. This handy chart shows the square size to cut for a range of HST sizes. The coolest thing for me was to see that you can flip the HST using the Bloc Loc ruler when trimming because the groove on the ruler holds the block in place. Here is a YouTube video that explains this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UMxnXkFENxo.

We saw several traveling quilt blocks. Margaret’s shown below (top left) is Village Square. Also shown are couple of HST quilts, and a book by Victoria Findlay Wolfe. The two bottom right quilts show examples of stash projects. The alphabet is the Letra quilt pattern.

Next month we are having our retreat on March 25 & 26 at Queen’s House. There will be a white elephant table if you would like to try to get rid of anything quilting related. If no one takes it, remember to take it home. On Saturday, we will play a game at 2 p.m. and will have show and tell at 7 p.m. If you wish to participate in the game, please bring three 10 inch square Christmas themed pieces of fabric. On Sunday, another game is planned for 2 p.m. No need to bring anything for that one. Also on Sunday, we will have a fat quarter draw. You will get your name entered for each fat quarter you bring. The lucky winner gets all of the fat quarters. If anyone attending ‘Saturday only’ wants to participate, no worries. We will let you know if your name is drawn for the fat quarters.

February 2023 Meeting

The next meeting is February 26.

Our February event includes both a Sew Day and Regular Meeting at Home Inn and Suites (253 Willis Crescent). Come and Go from 9 am to 8 pm (free for members) with a Lunch Break at 12 pm and Meeting from 2 to 4 pm.

Please RSVP for the sew day to Sherry. Members that are only able to attend the meeting should arrive by 2 p.m. Try to remember to bring your name tags! We encourage our members to wear their own stitched name tags. Also, we need a couple of people to bring irons and ironing boards, and cutting mats to share.

Meeting Agenda

  • Icebreaker
  • Education – 1/2 square triangles by Linda S-K
  • Show & Tell and Book, Blog, or Bolt – Show us what you’ve made and your works in progress. We all want to know what new and interesting things YOU know about. We can’t wait to see some of the traveling quilt blocks!!!
  • Membership renewals – $60 in cash can be paid at the meeting, or by e-transfer. We have a waiting list so this is the last day to register for past members

We are having a sew retreat on March 25, 26 at Queen’s House. Watch your email for the registration form.