February 2020 Meeting

Our next meeting is on Sunday, February 23 from 2 to 4 p.m. For the educational part of the meeting, Barbara Peardon will share with us her tips and tricks for bindings. As always, be sure to bring your recently finished quilts or quilting-related purchases to share with the group for show and tell and book, blog, and bolt.

Meeting Agenda:

  • Icebreaker
  • Announcements
    • Fall Workshop
  • Education – Binding with Barb
  • 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.

January Meeting Review

We ended 2019, and started 2020, with sew days at Stonebridge Home Inn & Suites. In January, we hosted a guest at our 2 p.m. meeting. Linda Seemann-Korte brought bags she has made and described their construction and patterns. We received so many tips, such as suggestions for linings, types of waxed and unwaxed canvases, and different types of handles and straps. It was inspirational to see so many bags as these are a practical item to test out the decorative stitches on our sewing machines. One tip that was new to most of us was to use a continuous zipper. This was a very informative and enjoyable presentation. Linda was a great speaker. Thanks Linda!

Bev brought the charity quilt to the meeting. It looks even more beautiful in person than in the posts. We are so grateful that she led this project this year, and we are excited to soon be able to see the finished quilt.

Our next meeting is at 2 p.m. on February 23, 2020, at the Community Room in the Stonebridge Sobeys. Remember to pay for your $60 membership on or before this date so you can make use of the MQG website for all of the great resources. Stay tuned for details for the Libs’ Elliot trunk show and workshop on September 18th and 19th, respectively. Members will be given first option on attending, and a discounted rate.