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.:

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

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A triangle quilt using a 60 degree ruler:

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

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

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Dyanne showed us a jellyroll rug she made:

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

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

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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.:

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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.

Canadian Block Lotto Challenge

For November’s Block Lotto we are participating in a Canada-wide block lotto challenge alongside many other Canadian MQG’s.

Each guild is revealing this challenge in September/October. We revealed at our September meeting.

Block lotto draws will remain within each separate guild according to guild rules/guidelines. We will be drawing at our November 25th meeting, don’t forget your blocks!

Each guild will choose their own colour palette and all participants are encouraged to post their blocks on social media using the selected hashtags or Facebook groups. Be sure to check out all the beautiful blocks!

 

The Block:  Wedges as Topography

Size: 9″ finished (9 1/2″ unfinished)

Colour Palette: The palette we have selected is meant to reflect a modern fall landscape. Solid fabrics of Eggplant, Gold, and Earth tones. Including a small amount of bright white is suggested in the instructions. While this should be the overall colour theme of your block(s), small amounts of other coordinating fall colours would be acceptable.

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Social Media: #cdnmqgblocklotto2018  #wedgesastopography
and Facebook Groups: Modern Quilting in Canada, Canadian Modern Quilters

Instructions: Full instructions and examples can be seen on Karen’s Just Get It Done Quilts webpage and the instructions file can be found on her webpage here as well.

There is a handy YouTube video with instructions by Just Get It Done Quilts as well! Thanks Karen!