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. 

December Meeting Review

We held our Holiday sew day on December 8 at Home Inn & Suites. Bev brought the charity quilt and everyone handed in their letters. Stay tuned for the reveal in the new year. Bev is doing a fantastic job!

There was lots of great food for our potluck, and six of us participate in a mug rug exchange. See below!

We are looking forward to seeing everyone back on January 26, 2020, for another sew day at Stonebridge Home Inn & Suites – from ~ 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. We will host our regular meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. and are planning for a visitor. Stay tuned in the new year for details.

In January, the annual membership fees of $60 will be for the calendar year. That will include our 4 sew days at the Home Inn & Suites, 6 regular meetings at Sobeys, and a discount to the Libs’ Elliot trunk show and workshop on September 18 and 19, respectively. See our meetings page for 2020 events listings. And don’t forget that your membership also provides an account on the MQG website providing you with lots of free tutorials and patterns.

Have a safe and wonderful holiday.