January 2020 Sew Day & Meeting + Other Announcements

January Sew Day and Meeting

Our first sew day and meeting is on Sunday, January 26 from ~9 a.m. to 6 p.m. with a meeting at 2 p.m. We will have with a special guest, Linda, who will speak about her journey making bags and share examples of what she’s made along with discussions of materials, tips, tools, and tricks. We are excited for her to join us!

Meeting Agenda:

  • Icebreaker
  • Announcements
    • Communications Position Open
    • Fall Workshop
    • Ideas for the year
  • Education – Bag Making with special guest, Linda
  • Book, Blog, or Bolt – We all want to know what new and interesting things YOU know about.
  • Show & Tell – Show us what you’ve made and your works in progress.

Membership Renewal

Membership renewal will go until February 28, 2020, to ensure no interruption of your online access to the MQG website.  Don’t forget to check on the many patterns, webinars, and articles available for members. The yearly membership of $60 provides you with four sew days, monthly educational meetings (except for the summer) for you to grow and share, online access to the MQG website, deals and discounts, swaps, QuiltCon access, and access to special events. Feel free to bring cheques or cash to the upcoming meetings in January or February or contact Bev to make arrangements for payment (bev.murray.drew@gmail.com). If renewal is not received by the deadline, your access online will be removed.

Fall Workshop

We are super excited to bring Libs Elliott to Saskatoon for a trunk show on September 18, 2020, and workshop on September 19, 2020! She is a Canadian modern quilter who has completed numerous commissioned quilts, patterns using computer-generated randomness and is a fabric designer. Members will have first access and discounted pricing to the trunk show and workshop. We are still working on the details and will need your input on the workshop choice – so stay tuned.

Wanted – Communications Volunteer

We are looking for someone to help out with website updates, email communications, and social media updates. If you are interested in learning about these we can teach you so you are set up for success. Many hands make for light work. Please contact the guild (saskatoonmqg@gmail.com) or reach out to Donna or Charlene if you have questions about this opportunity to grow and contribute. 

October 2019 Meeting

The next meeting is October 27th.

We have an exciting October planned, which 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; $10 for guests) with a Lunch Break at 12 pm and Meeting from 2 to 4 pm.

Please RSVP for the sew day to Amy (amyspiers@yahoo.com) and let her know if you are able to bring an iron, ironing board, or cutting mat to share.

Guests that are only able to attend the meeting and trunk show are asked to RSVP to saskatoonmqg@gmail.com and should arrive by 2 p.m. Seating will be limited. Guests can attend two meetings for free to see what the guild has to offer.

Trunk Show

We are very pleased to have Hanna Farquharson, a modern quilter and independent modern quilt guild member, from Saltcoats, SK, as a special guest at our meeting. She will share a trunk show of her modern quilts. As stated on her website, Hanna is influenced by nature, Saskatchewan, Japan, and by the Japanese “wabi-sabi” which means finding beauty in imperfection. Her quilts have been on exhibit at QuiltCon, Quilt Festival, Quilt Canada and the Godfrey Dean Art Gallery in Yorkton. We have adored her quilts on social media (@h_faquharson_studio) and are excited to see these works of art in person! We are welcoming guests that RSVP.

Join us and see what the Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild is all about!

Charity Quilt

Bev has gracious stepped up to coordinate a charity quilt. The theme is text with the colours of white, grey, and black (details in the link above). We will focus our message on mental health. Details will be revealed at the sew day and meeting for this group project. There will be an opportunity to work on blocks and for you to contribute fabric from your stash (white, grey, and black; solids or low volume). More details to come!

Meeting Agenda

  • Icebreaker
  • Education – Trunk Show with special guest Hanna Farquharson
  • Charity Quilt – Update from Bev
  • 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. Share your finds from the quilt show!