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!

September 2019 Meeting Review

September was a Regular Meeting at Sobeys Stonebridge Community Room at 2pm. It was great to see so many members and guests.

We had an exciting name tag reveal. So exciting we missed taking photos of our wonderful creations! Members – Post your name tag on social meeting, send the the SMQG a direct message and we will share your name tag.

We had an excellent education session with Karen about the use of paint sticks and pencil crayons on fabric. She shared some examples of her work (below) and provided us the opportunity to try fabric painting using different techniques.

Next Meeting

  • October 27 Sew Day (9 a.m. – 8 p.m.) and Meeting (2 p.m.) at the Home Inn & Suites, 253 Willis Crescent.
    • Meeting at 2 p.m. featuring a Trunk Show from Hanna Farquharson an Independent Modern Quilt Guild member from Saltcoats, SK who has had her quilts in shows across the globe, including QuiltCon, Quilt Canada, and the Festival of Quilts. Meeting is free to members and guests. Guests coming only to the Meeting and Trunk Show, please RSVP to saskatoonmqg@gmail.com as space is limited.
    • For the sew day, members are free and guests are welcome to join us for at a cost of $10. RSVP to Amy (amyspiers@yahoo.com ) for the sew day and let her know if you can bring an iron, ironing board, or cutting mat to share.