May 2021 Meeting Review

The Saskatoon MQG met on May 30th in Buena Vista park. It was so wonderful to see people in-person and the eye candy was delightful. See the collage below which is a mix of travelling quilt blocks and projects. Nancy did a fantastic educational talk on library resources. The take-away was that we are fortunate to have a great public library system in Saskatoon, and books on modern quilting are in their collection.

Here is a shout out to some of the books that were discussed in the meeting: Create your own Improv Quilts by Rayan Gillman, Quilt Improv – Incredible Quilts from Everyday Inspirations by Lucie Summers, Quilting Modern – Techniques and Projects for Improvisational Quilts by Jacquie Gering, Modern Quilt Perspectives – 12 Patterns for Meaningful Quilts by Thomas Knauer, Missouri Star Quilt. Co. Mod Block, and The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilter’s by Sherri Lynn Wood.

We also are encouraging using resources at because we have access to these as part of our membership fees for the Saskatoon Modern Quilt Guild. Recommended resources discussed included: Episode 109 Scraps and Pieces by Shannon Brinkley, Episode 301 Blocks by Ebony Love, Episode 305 Negative Space by Audrey Esarey, and Episode 213 Deconstructed blocks ty Sylvia Schaefer.

Remember to start planning for our “Negative Space Challenge” with the reveal in August. The only rule is that the finished project is 8.5″x11″. Our next meeting is on June 27th and our educational topic is embellishments. We ask that everyone bring in examples of projects with stitching. It doesn’t just need to be quilts.

May 2021 Meeting

The next meeting is on Sunday, May 30th and it is in person! If the weather looks bad, we will email out a zoom link. So please join us in Buena Vista Park in the 1300 block of Melrose Avenue in Saskatoon. Bring your lawn chairs, masks, and projects and come for a visit. We really hope to see you there!

We will do show and tell of the traveling quilt blocks made in April. Above is a sneak peek above for Bev. For education, Nancy is going to share about modern quilting resources in the library and ???? Only way to find out if the “????” means there is more is to come and be part of the event.

Meeting Agenda (2:00 to 4:00):

  • Icebreaker
  • Travelling Quilt Block Show and Tell
  • Education – Learn about library resources
  • Show & Tell/Book, Blog, or Bolt. Show us what you’ve made and your works in progress. And/or share any new resources. We all want to know what new and interesting things YOU know about.