Friday, July 14, 2017

July Social and Sew Day

Our July meeting will be a potluck social at Vice President Mary's house 7 – 9 pm on Thursday July 20th, 2017.  The address was sent by email already, if you don't receive it contact If the weather is bad, the meeting will revert back to the Wonderful Threaducation Center. Members with last names A-J are asked to bring potluck for the group (K-Z will be at Christmas). The dues cycle is January-December and they are $50 per person. Members who join after June will pay $30. First meeting is free for visitors, then $5 per meeting (fees could be more for special programming).

The agenda is:
  • Guild Business
  • QuiltCon Charity Quilt presentation
  • Block lotto
  • Show and tell
Please bring:
  • A quilt or project for show and tell
  • Name tag 
  • Block lotto blocks 
  • A quilt to picnic on
  • some food to share if your last name is A-J

Our July Sew Day Saturday July 22nd, 10am-3pm at the at Wonderfil Threaducation Centre Bay 4, 2915 19th St. NE.   This month's focus is Libs Elliott's Rebel quilt - if you have a Rebel quilt you're working on or would like to work on the quilt, make sure you bring the pattern and materials and experienced members will help you with it.  Alternatively, bring anything you'd like to work on.

You'll need to purchase a copy of the pattern if you want to join in - you can do that on her website. She even includes the modifications if you want to make a mini instead of a full quilt.  There is also an option to purchase it at a discounted rate when coupling it with her "Just Like Heaven" quilt pattern.  On top of that she's even holding a pattern sale - get 15% off patterns with the code NOBUMMERSUMMER until July 17th.  Share your planning, ideas, progress with #calmqgrebelquilt

June was Charity Month

Congratulations on a massively successful Charity Month!

During the June meeting we collected over 200(!!!) blocks for charity quilts and collected over $300(!!!) from the Charity Table. The money will go towards buying anything we're missing to finish charity quilts this year.

At the sew day members quilted a donated top, pieced 4 more quilt tops and quilted 2 more of those! Great job everyone! Prizes for attending the sew days will be handed out at the next meeting, and we'll also be drawing for the Grand Prize at the meeting!

The QuiltCon Charity Quilt for 2018 is well underway. The theme is "Modern Traditionalism". The palette is a pretty mix of oranges, reds, and purples with a white and an off-white

The design committee met near the end of the month and take a look what's already come out of it! Here is a sneek peak from Jera's Instagram where she writes: Working on some exciting stuff here. This thing is massive at almost 36" in diameter. Hope all my Calgary Modern Quilt people like the start of this idea for our Quiltcon Charity challenge. #calgarymqg #calmqg #quiltcon2018 #quiltconcharitychallenge #quiltcon #improvdresdens

Jera and Diane will be talking more about the concept and design and getting feedback from members at the July meeting.

Monday, July 3, 2017

Libs Elliott Workshops Registration now open!

Libs Elliott Lecture and Workshops - September 14 - 17

The Calgary Modern Quilt Guild is pleased to be bring Libs Elliott to give a Special Lecture and teach her "Embrace the Chaos" and "Weight of Love" workshops. 

  • Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 7pm - 9pm - Special Lecture and Trunk Show
  • Friday, September 15, 2017 - 10am - 4:30pm - Embrace the Chaos workshop
  • Saturday, September 16, 2017 - 10am - 4:30pm - Embrace the Chaos workshop
  • Sunday, September 17, 2016 - 10am - 4:30pm - Weight of Love workshop


  • Calgary MQG members: $200
  • Other MQG members: $225
  • Non-members: $250
  • Lecture $10, free if attend a workshop


A $50 nonrefundable deposit per workshop is required to secure your place (or full workshop amont). Deposit can be made by Electronic Fund Transfer to Stephanie Hutchinson at Full payment is due by Thursday, August 17, 2017.

Only once the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild has received your deposit or full payment will you be guaranteed a place in the workshop in which you registered. 

Registration Form:

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Modern Mini Quilt Challenge - Red &White

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We are looking forward to seeing all the wonderful mini-quilts that our members will be making and we hope that everybody will join in!

Guild Challenges are designed to give us a chance to explore and experiment with the principles of modern quilt design.

CHALLENGE GUIDELINES THEME: RED & WHITE. Design a quilt with two colours only. As its Canada's Birthday year, we have chosen to use only red  Red and White. Research red and white quilts for inspiration.

MINI QUILT SIZE: No side can be larger than 24 inches. Your quilt must be designed, pieced and quilted entirely by you.

QUILTING: Use a contemporary approach to quilting your mini. However, it does not have to be straight line quilting—there are many options available.

GETTING HELP: If you need help with your project, feel free to bring your in progress work to any meeting and grab a couple members before or after the meeting for a ‘private consult’. (But, it would be really cool to see all the completed projects as a surprise reveal at the due date meeting.)

DUE DATE: Completed projects are due for Show and Tell at our September 2017 meeting or the first meeting you attend after that date. Projects must be pieced, quilted and bound.

HASHTAGS:  #calmqgsummerchallange   #calmqg #calgarymqg

Block Lotto - June 2017

This Block Lotto is all about Canada's Birthday,so we are making red and white Modern Maples  by Amanda Jennings to celebrate!

This is the Modern Maple tutorial, Here is a different  tutorial that is really easy to follow.  It has some great tips for making the stem but this time I am going to recommend sticking with the traditional 2 at a time method for your half square triangles, (using two 5" squares of each colour) as we are doing a scrappy background. It will also be easier for our winner to not have bias edges on the blocks.

Colour Palette:
Background scrappy whites and almost white prints.
Maple leaf, use one fabric for the whole leaf. Either as solid red,  a tone on tone red, or a red and white print.

I wouldn't mind if the odd reverse block was made. ie light leaf and red background. :-)

Wondering what hashtags to use? #calmqgblocklotto #calmqg #calgarymqg #modernmaples