Friday, July 20, 2018

Krista Hennebury Lecture and Workshops October 19-20

Krista Hennebury Lecture and Workshops October 19-20

The Calgary Modern Quilt Guild (CMQG) is pleased to be bringing Krista Hennebury to give a Special Lecture and teach her “Round Peg, Square Hole” and “Speed Date with Improv” workshops.


Thursday, October 18, 2018 – 7pm to 9 pm – Special Lecture

Friday, October 19, 2018 – 10 am to 4:30 pm – Round Peg, Square Hole
***FULL***  Saturday, October 20, 2018 – 10 am to 4:30 pm – Speed Date with Improv



Lecture: $10 General Public, free to CMQG members
Round Peg, Square Hole: $85 Calgary MQG, $110 MQG Member, $135 General Public


A $20 non-refundable deposit  is required to secure your place (or the full workshop amount). You can pay by cash, credit card or by Electronic Fund Transfer to Karin King at 


Now open here is the link to register:
Full payment is due by Thursday, September 20, 2018.

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


You must bring your own lunch. You will also need to bring your own sewing machine, cutting mat and iron.

July Recap

For our July Social we met up at Edworthy Park. It was threatening to thunderstorm but at the last minute the sun came out to join us!

We awarded last month's Economy Blocks to Linda H and announced the new block lotto: Rally Block

 Linda brought example blocks for our QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt as well as the final design and kits for members to make blocks, either by paper piecing or by Wing Clipper.  Instructions coming soon!

Members are also continuing to fully finish donated quilts and quilt tops for our charity Sonshine.

Show and tell was absolutely beautiful in the park

There are currently 6 spots left in the Square Peg Round Hole Krista Hennebury workshop. Registration will be opening up to the public later today.

And finally, after many requests, here is the recipe for Linda S's Quinoa Salad that she brought last night:

Thursday, July 19, 2018

July 2018 - MQG Rally block

This month I'm digging up an MQG block from Feb. 2016, and its super easy.

The block uses an 8" Background square. I have used Kona Charcoal. Let's say keep it really dark. Kona charcoal, pepper, black, or a tone on tone with charcoal and black...but make sure your fabric choice is modern!

Add in a couple of 1.5" strips of orange or mustard and you are good to go.

Here is the link to the Rally Quilt Pattern.  You will need to sign into the MQG to access it.

Victoria MQG has posted a great tutorial with lots of photos, so be sure to have a look there as well.

Blocks get trimmed to 7" wide but don't worry about trimming the height.  Just keep it as tall as possible.

General Rules:

1. Make one quilt block (or more) following the pattern and color scheme outlined in the monthly post.  For every block you make and bring to that month’s meeting, you will get one entry in the lotto.  If you are unable to attend the meeting, but really want to participate in the lotto, comment on this post or contact Philippa and we’ll try to work it out. Remember, you must be a member of CALMQG to participate.
2. The winner gets ALL THE BLOCKS to make a quilted project from them (guild reserves the right to vote on splitting up the blocks between more than one winner if there are enough entries).  If you win, the blocks become yours and you can use them in any way you choose.
3. We would like to see your finished project, either in person or pictures, within a year of winning the blocks.  You may continue to participate in and win subsequent block lottos during that time (at least for now…we may elect that you can not win again until you've shown your finished project).  After the year is up, you cannot participate or win again until the original project is finished.
4. Use modern fabrics that you like or love! If you are unsure about your fabric selection as it relates to 'Modern', just ask.
5. Have fun!  Keep in mind that (most likely) someone else will be taking home your block to incorporate into a larger piece and things must fit together (literally, …so keeping your block true to size is probably the most important thing), but you should also make it yours and enjoy the process!
Share with the tags @calgarymqg #calmqgblocklotto #calgarymqg on IG or on the Calgary Modern Quilt Guild Facebook Group. If you would like help with either of those, contact your guild's Social Media Coordinator: Tamara Kerelchuk @ninjadesigns or @calgarymqg
Have fun! 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

July Social Meeting

Our July meeting will be at Edworthy Park, Picnic Site #9 from 7 – 9 pm on Thursday July 19th 2018. Here is a map of Edworthy Park including the site, parking, and washroom locations.

If your last name begins with the letter A-J please bring a small dish to share (K-Z will bring food for the December Social)

There will be no sew day in July. Because we won't be at our usual location, the Charity Table is suspended for this month.

Coming up (and subject to change):
  • August 16th - Vanecea from Alberta Batting Co (Wonderfil)
  • September 20th - Kerry Foster of PennyDog with her new publication on Animal Applique (Wonderfil)
  • September 22nd - QuiltCon 2019 Charity Quilt construction (Wonderfil)
  • October 18th -  Krista Hennebury from Poppyprint trunk show - free for members (Hawkwood)
  • October 19th - Square Peg Round Hole workshop with Krista Hennebury from Poppyprint (Hawkwood)
  • October 20th - Speed Dating improv workshop with Krista Hennebury from Poppyprint (Hawkwood)
  • November 15th - meeting subject TBA (Wonderfil)
  • November 17th - sew day with Kerry Foster on Animal Applique (Wonderfil)
  • December 13th - Winter Social (K-Z names bring food to share) (Wonderfil)
The meeting agenda is:
  • Guild business
  • Block Lotto
  • Show and tell 
  • Socialize!
Please bring:
  • A quilt or project for show and tell
  • Name tag
  • Block lotto entry
  • A dish to share (if your last name begins with the letter A-J)

The dues cycle is January-December and they are $60 per person in 2018. Members who join after June will pay $40. First meeting is free for visitors, then $10 for a single meeting (fees could be more for special programming). After that we ask you to support and join our community by purchasing a membership to attend additional meetings and sew days and to participate in other guild activities.

As a member of the guild you have the opportunity to participate in challenges and swaps to stretch you out of your comfort zone.  Some of these have included: