May 2020 Meeting

The next meeting is on Sunday, June 28th (or the closest sunny Sunday). If the weather looks bad, we will just update the website with the new Sunday’s date. Our foreseeable meeting location will be Beuna Vista park because it is absolutely lovely. Bring your lawn chairs and projects and come for a visit.

The May 24th meeting was held from 2 to 4 p.m. in Beuna Vista park. It was so perfect that we have decided to continue to meet through the summer. We park in the 1300 block of Melrose Avenue and will meet based on the restrictions in place for Covid-19 at the time. Sorry if you missed this week as Charlene’s new baby girl was so cute to watch from afar. Mom and baby are doing great!

Thanks again to Sherry for coordinating the quilt for Nova Scotia, and to all those who contributed blocks. Libs Elliot has kindly re-scheduled her workshop for Fall 2021 in Saskatoon. Check out her website for patterns and fabrics if you are as disappointed as we are that Covid-19 requires that we wait.

We hope to see you next month. We are dreaming up new ideas for sharing now that the two charity quilts are complete. It might be time for a scrappy quilt challenge so we can deplete that stash and justify a trip to one of our amazing local quilt shops!

April Meeting Cancellation

During Covid-19, it isn’t all bad out there. It is time to celebrate spring. And Charlene (our Chair) is proud Mom to a new baby girl on April 17th. To our members, keep posting on Instagram as those photos are so uplifting. We sure miss our get-togethers. April is cancelled too but just think of it as a few more hours to work on those projects to share at the next show-and-tell.

And some other good news. Michelle from Saskatoon Longarm Studio quilted the mental health charity quilt. She was so generous and contributed her time for it. Check out these photos to see the amazing detail. And to get a sneak peak of the binding by Bev.  

A photo of the unquilted top was published in the Spring 2020 issue of the Canadian Quilter magazine by the Canadian Quilters’ Association. The theme was Empowering Words. If you have the issue, it is on page 12 and a scan is shown below. Bev Drew was so generous both to design the quilt, and then to teach us how to do improv letters so we could all contribute. This quilt shows the potential hidden in our stashes. It might look like scraps and odds and ends. But is it really?

When we do gather again in person, it is going to be fun to compare notes on new resources. The MQG site has been offering interesting webinars so watch your emails. A challenge is for each of us to post one new resource via Instagram this month. Our hashtags are #saskatoonmqg or #covidquiltssaskatoonmqg