January 2019 Meeting

Our November guild meeting centred around looking at our recent survey. This led to having a great discussion which proved to be very productive for our guild’s future. Thanks again to everyone who took the time to fill out the survey and give their feedback.

We are pleased to announce that Charlene and Donna have volunteered to step up as co-chairs for 2019. They are already planning a very exciting year and have taken a lot of the survey’s feedback into account.

2019 will bring some great changes for the Saskatoon MQG and we are looking forward to a year of education, fun, and creativity!

The next meeting is January 27th.

January’s Meeting is a Sew Day from 10am-8pm @ Home Inn & Suites
Lunch Break @ 12pm, Meeting from 2-4pm

Please RSVP to Sherry at smbirnie@gmail.com

Meeting Agenda:

  • Membership – Renewal, Fees, & Budget
  • Icebreaker – by Bev
  • Education – Tour of the MQG website by Charlene
  • 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.

2019 Membership Renewal

The membership fee for the 2019 calendar year is $60. Please renew at the January or February meeting. If you are unable to renew in person please contact our treasurer, Bev, at bev.murray.drew@gmail.com


The usual Newsletter will be scaled back with a focus on upcoming meetings. Blog posts on the website will contain that same information and will also have a limited post of the meetings afterward. We will no longer be showing every picture from Show & Tell, etc.

If you are interested in the education, and creative things that people are bringing to show everyone, please come to the meeting – we would love to have you there!

A sample from the January Meeting:

November 2018 Meeting

Guild Future

Thanks to everyone who was able to make it out to the meeting on Sunday and also to those who filled out the survey. The information was very helpful and led to a great discussion at the meeting.
Charlene and Donna have volunteered to step up as co-chairs for the guild! They are busy getting orientated and making plans for a great 2019. They will be talking to members who may be interested in being on guild committees. If you are interested in getting involved please do not hesitate to talk to them.

Show & Tell

Val brought in a bunch of great quilts to show us. This is a simple ivory jellyroll race / 1600″ quilt in ivories. She uses it under her thinner quilts on beds in the winter.:


She finished the top of a quilt containing bee blocks from a previous guild bee:



A triangle quilt using a 60 degree ruler:



And finally, a quilt that used 2 1/2″ strips:


Amy showed us a quilt she made for her son. She bought the 3D maze quilt pattern on etsy and he picked the colours.



Dyanne showed us a jellyroll rug she made:


Donna took an inexpensive fleece lap blanket and added a quilted backing made of denim and old jeans:


Barb brought in the finished quilt that she made using her block lotto Urban Chicken blocks:


This month’s block lotto participated with the Canadian Modern Quilt Guild block lotto “Wedges As Topography”. Our guild decided to make it a modern fall landscape theme.:


Reminder: Christmas Sewcial

The Christmas Sewcial is Sunday December 2nd. The normal meeting room is booked from 8am-8pm and you are welcome to come and go during this time. If you can’t make it to sew you can still bring a lunch and have a visit with everyone at 12pm. We won’t be having a meeting or Show&Tell that day.

Non-members are also welcome to sew for a $10 charge (as long as there is room). Please contact us if you’re interested or planning to come.