Thursday, May 18, 2017

Charity Month Block

We are taking another month off our block lotto, but this time, you do get to make blocks. CMQG has designated June as our charity month, so we are making charity blocks.

I have chosen a really simple block, so not much instruction is needed.

Dig into your scrap bins. If your scraps are already colour sorted, then your task is even easier!   Pull a stack of strips in a single colourway.  For example, all pink.   Any colour is fair game,  green, orange, grey, whites, you name it, but just one colourway per block.  Lights, darks and everything in between.

You will want strips a bit longer then 12.5" and ranging from approx 1.5-3" wide. Just whatever you have. Yes, you can join them if they are too short.

Sew your strips together until you have a square  a bit bigger then 12.5, then trim to size to 12.5.   If you would prefer not to trim. that's ok. We can do it at the sew day.

Make as many blocks as you would like. We will pair them up with other blocks at our June 16 & 17 Sew days,  where we will make them into tops for our charity Sunshine Centre.

Lets be social!   Use these hashtags.  #calmqgcharitymonth #calgarymqg

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

May Meeting and Sew Day

Our May Sew Day will be early this year - it will be the weekend BEFORE the meeting.  Sew Day is at Wonderfil Threaducation Centre Bay 4, 2915 19th St. NE, where you can get ideas and inspiration for sewing your pin cushion, or you can bring your own projects to work on Saturday May 13th 10am - 3pm.

Our May meeting will also be at Wonderfil from 7 – 9 pm on Thursday May 18th, 2017. 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 Alberta Quilt Study Society will be kicking off the meeting right at 7pm so be sure to be on time to see them! Also please bring any modern quilting to show in our Heritage Park Festival of Quilts booth. It doesn't have to be quilts - minis, bags, pin cushions will do as well!

The meeting agenda is:
  • The Alberta Quilt Study Society - presentation on documentation of historic Alberta quilts.
  • Guild business
  • The 2018 Charity Quilt
  • Pincushion Swap Collection 
  • New block announcements
  • Show and Tell

Please bring:
  • A quilt or project for show and tell
  • Name tag
  • Your pin cushion for swapping
  • Modern quilting for the Heritage Park booth

And heads up - June will feature a 2 day Sew Event! Save the date Friday June 16th starting at 3pm and Saturday June 17th 10am - 3pm at Wonderfil.

Monday, May 8, 2017

Libs Elliott Workshop Coming September 14 - 17

 Libs Elliott Workshop Coming September 14 - 17

Hello all,

About a month ago we put out a call via facebook and instagram to get an idea of who you would like for us to bring in for a special Lecture and Workshop. The overwhelming response was for Libs Elliott! 

We have contacted her and have scheduled her for September 14 - 17, 2017. 
Now we need to know which of her workshops that she offers you would be interesting in doing.

We will be having a Special Lecture and Truck show on Thursday, September 14 from 7pm to 9pm.
This will be free to those attending her full day workshops, otherwise $10 to just attend the lecture.

Workshops will run on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. The price for those will be $200 for Calgary MQG members, $225 to other MQG members and $250 to non-members. Calgary MQG members will get early registration and there will be a max. of 10 people per workshop. I am hoping to have Early registration to go by the 15th of June at our regular meeting and open registration in July.

Please fill out this survey form so we can figure out the best workshops to offer

Feel free to forward this form to anyone who might be interested! The more interest the better. I will close this survey on Monday, June 5.