Thursday, October 21, 2021

Holiday Swap 2021

Holiday Swap 2021 - Mug Rug

“A small, fun to create, mini quilt that is mostly there to look pretty on your desk and soak up your drink of choice’s drips and condensation, as well as giving you full-on permission to eat some cookies, since, well, that extra space off to the side of your drink is just THERE for you to use.”  

 It can be as small as a coaster but as big as a placemat.  quote from Erin of Two More Seconds




As you can see, a Mug Rug is not a coaster it's more than that!  The Mug Rug should also be considered “Modern” because it was created in 2010!  This modern day creation is an excuse to play with some scraps, perfect a block, practice free motion quilting, or even binding, but also an excuse to make something small and unique!

  • What is a Mug Rug?  A Mug Rug is a mini quilt, which can be used to rest your coffee and that extra cookie you decided you needed.  
  • How big should it be?  It can be as small as a coaster or a big as a placemat.  But since we are popping them in the post, perhaps not quite so big? 
  • Is it a coaster?  No, it's not a coaster, but you can rest your drink on it.
Important info:
  • Sign up Oct 21-31
  • Partners will be sent out within a couple of days.
  • You may share your mug rug on social media, but keep it secret who you are sending to! That part will be a surprise!
  • Mug Rugs finished and in the mail  between Nov 24 and Dec 1. 
  • Show and tell at December Meeting...take a pic of the mug rug you make and send it to us before it hits the mail

Extras are not expected...remember - postage! But if you want to include something flat...

You can choose if you want to receive Holiday/Winter or General, so you can use it all year! ...Just keep it modern.

Looking for a less bulky binding? The Crafty Quilter 

Looking for Mug Rug ideas?  Here  and Here

Wondering what hashtags to use? #calgarymqg #calgarymqgmugrugswap


Sunday, October 10, 2021

We're Back! (Or at least Back-Online)

 Happy Fall Everyone!

Given the level of COVID cases in the province, we're staying on-line for the fall!  We've still got a full line-up of programming and special activities.


At our October 21st meeting, we'll be joined by Melissa Marginet, who'll talk to us about her creative process, ways connect to your creative process and her quilting journey.  Melissa specializes in walking foot quilting, and we're exited to see her work.

We'll also have:

  • Updates on our fall programming
  • Updates on our end of year exchange
  • Updates on renewal and what to expect for next year

Have questions?  You can reach us at calgarymqg@gmail.com.

Sunday, July 11, 2021

The "Y" in Yahoo!

  The 2021 Calgary MQG Community Challenge Quilt,  with the signature "YYC" graphic was recently displayed at the Calgary Stampede.  Here's a few pictures from set-up.






Sunday, June 27, 2021

What's in a name?

 It's been way too long since we've seen everyone!  While we love catching up with everyone on Zoom, we're also pretty excited about seeing real people and real quilts.  So that we can figure out who everyone is and welcome new members, we're encouraging everyone to bring or create a name tag for our upcoming meetings.

 If you'd like a Calgary MQG logo to incorporate into your name tag, they're available by filling in the form that has been sent to members via email or available on the Members Only Facebook Group. 

Be creative with your name tags!  We'd love to see a variety of shapes and techniques incorporated into the name tags.  Pinterest is a great place to seek inspiration.




Thursday, June 24, 2021

Summer Guild Goings On

 

Guild Going's On:
  • We will have meetings in July and August, the format (Zoom or outdoors) is being worked on
  • Planning for the 2022 QuiltCon Community Quilt is underway! The theme is angles, and the colour palette is below. Send us a note (Calgarymqg@gmail.com) if you'd like to take part
  • MiniMod swapping is complete, and projects featuring your swapped squares are due at the July meeting.
  • Our June 26th sew day (via Zoom) is a great opportunity to work on your mini mod projects or just hang out. Zoom link has been sent to members.
  • We'd like everyone to think about nametags for the fall meetings. Creativity in shape and style is encouraged. Members will be sent a link to get our logo via email
  • The 2022 QuiltCon Catalog is out!  Link is here:  www.quiltcon.com/catalog   QuiltCon 2022 will be in Phoenix, Arizona from February 16 to 20th, 2022