Saturday, January 7, 2017

January 2017 Meeting

It is the start of a creative New Year!  On social media, quilters around the world have been making plans for a very busy year.  How about you?

With the view to assist with your creative plans, we have Gail Heller of Erie Quilt Art doing a presentation and demo on some technical tricks and tips.  Gail is a certified Studio 180 instructor and has a wealth of knowledge to share with us at our meeting. 

In follow up to our last meeting, we will have the election for our open positions at our February meeting.  The following positions are open:

   Vice President
   Social Media
   Volunteer/Quilt show

A Social Media position has been added, as it would be great to increase sharing of everyone’s fabulous work in 2017. 

Philippa Gelinas will be continuing on as our Block Lotto/Swap coordinator and will have assistance from Tamara Kerelchuk.

Consider nominating a fellow member or yourself for one of these positions.  Send your nominations to  Nominations will also be accepted at the start of our February meeting.

As a friendly reminder, if you haven’t paid your dues for 2017 they are now due.  Our 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. Local membership is  $25. This is only open to those that are individual members of the international “Modern Quilt Guild”. Members of our Calgary Modern Quilt Guild must be members of the international Modern Quilt Guild.  Any further questions or concerns about this can be directed to Susan Madu at

Payment methods:
   electronic fund transfer to
   cash at a meeting
   NO cheques

The schedule is:

        Greetings and updates
        Call for nominations
        Block Lotto presentation – (due February meeting)
        Presentation and demo by Gail Heller of Erie Quilt Art
        Show and Tell

Please bring:

        A quilt or project for show and tell
        Name tag

Our meeting will be at Wonderfil Threaducation Centre Bay 4, 2915 19th St. NE from 7 – 9 pm on January 19, 2017.

In closing I leave you with a quote from Brad Paisley that caught my attention in this past week.

"Tomorrow is the first blank page of a 365 page book.  Write a good one."

Susan Madu