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.

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.