Friday, April 22, 2016

Name Tag Challenge - Due at May Meeting

What a great way to help us to get to know each better and show off our creativity. Please create your own quilted name tag to be worn at meetings, sew-ins, and other guild events. 
Our recent Logo Design Challenge resulted in our new cowboy hat logo, designed by Louise Phelps.  We had Spoonflower print our logo on fabric that we are now challenging  you to include in a nametag.  Logo is approx. 1-1/2" x 2", and can be included on either  the front or back.
If you missed out on getting a logo you can stop by the office at Wonderfil or you can contact Philippa G to collect one directly from her
sewn name tag inspiration

 Some things to consider:  Your name should be clear and readable. You may also squeeze in your IG Handle, personal brand or website (if you have one) so everyone can find you on the web.    Name tag should be be sewn by you and include some quilted elements.  As well as all the usual quality techniques, feel free to use any  additional techniques you wish (embroidery, cross stitch, appliqué, beading, paper piecing, etc). You must include the Calgary MQG logo on the front or back. 
There is no size limit or shape constraint, so use your creativity to create something that showcases your style as a modern quilter.
Here is an excellent tutorial from Pile O Fabric on how to make a quilted lanyard name tag.
Have fun!

Monday, April 18, 2016

April Meeting

We are so happy to have Janine Vangool from Uppercase Magazine  to come talk to us for our April meeting. She will be speaking to her experience at judging a previous Quiltcon. She will also be sharing with us her new line of fabric that will be released in June and sharing the process of getting her line of fabric to print.

We will also have update in regards to the upcoming Heritage Park Quilt Show,  our Charity Quilt raffle, Logo contest, and the Quiltcon East Charity Quilt Challenge.

Here is the proposed schedule:
  • Greetings
  • Logo challenge reveal
  • Charity - Raffle tickets  and Quiltcon East Charity Challenge
  • Speaker - Janine Vangool
  • Show and tell
What you can bring to our next meeting
  • Name Tag
  • Modern quilt to share for Show and Tell
  • Block Lotto
  • 5 - 5" fabric squares for charity quilts.
Our Sew Day is all day Saturday, April 23 .  Please come and work on whatever projects you want. You can drop in at Wonderfil's Threaducation Centre, Bay 4, 2915 19th St. NE, Calgary anytime between 10am and 3pm.Our meeting is held at Wonderfil's Threaducation Centre, Bay 4, 2915 19th St. NE, on April 21, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm

Jera MacKenzie