Tuesday, January 16, 2018

January Meeting

Our January meeting will be at Wonderfil Threaducation Centre Bay 4, 2915 19th St. NE from 7 – 9 pm on Thursday January 18th 2018.

This month we'll be straying a little from the quilting path to look at a tangential subject that interests many of our members - bags! We have Tara Sinclair from UhOh Creations to talk about her journey in bag making and design.

We listened to the feedback you gave in the last member survey and we're going to have less Sew Days that are more focused. There will be no Sew Day in January, expect one around March focused on Charity Quilts. 

You also asked for a small look forward, so here's what you can expect to see:
  • February 15th - Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • March 15th - Natalie Gerber on textile printing and surface design
  • October workshop opportunities with Krista Hennebury from Poppyprint
We are also still continuing to run the Charity Table.  This has been hugely successful and has massively offset the costs required to fund both the charity quilts for Sonshine and the QuiltCon Charity Quilt. Bring in anything you have that you won't use that you think someone else might love to take home.  In the past this has included patterns, magazines, notions, fabric (whole, scraps, selvage).

The meeting agenda is:
  • Guild business
  • Tara Sinclair from UhOh Creations to talk about bag making and design
  • Upcycle challenge - choose your material
  • show and tell
Please bring:
  • A quilt or project for show and tell
  • Name tag
  • Upcycle Challenge materials
  • Charity Table donations
  • 2018 dues - cash or electronic (fees apply)

The dues cycle is January-December and they are $60 per person in 2018. Members who join after June will pay $35. First meeting is free for visitors, then $5 per meeting (fees could be more for special programming).