Thursday, January 17, 2019

January Block Lotto - Tunnel Block

This month's blocks are super easy and fairly large so it won't take many blocks to make a good sized quilt!

I have chosen the Tunnel Block tutorial from Rachel Hauser. @stitchedincolor
Let's stick with Rachels guidelines. ...choose 4 fabrics per block that range from dark to light. Choose any colour you like - four fabrics in one colour to form a gradient. 

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 @calgarymqgHave fun! 

Winter Challenge

The Canadian Quilters Association, of which Calgary MQG is a member, hosts a Member Guild Challenge, and this year we have decided to incorporate it into our Winter Challenge.

What you need to know now:

  • The Theme:  “Quilting Goes Viral.”
  • Please use Pantone, colour #18, Ultraviolet (the 2018 Colour of the year), or the equivalent KONA colour, Bright Periwinkle, along with up to two (2) additional colours on the face of your quilt
  • The quilt perimeter is to be no larger than 72 inches.
  • Each quilt must be finished with either binding, facings or enveloped pillow case style.
  • Quilts are due at our March Guild Meeting, where we will vote on which quilt to send to the national competition.
  • The winner will then have a month to attach a hanging sleeve and label, befoe we send it off at the beginning of May.

Here is the full post from the CQA.

The Canadian Quilters’ Association/Association canadienne de la courtepointe is announcing a Member Guild Challenge.  Only members of a CQA/ACC Member Guild may enter this challenge, which has the theme “Quilting Goes Viral.
  • All entries must follow the guidelines below. Each individual Member Guild may select one winner only from their Guild’s membership, on or before April 30, 2019 for entry into this challenge.
  • Guilds wishing to enter the Challenge must advise of their intent via email to Bonnie Rankin, by Feb 1, 2019, so that space allocation can be arranged.
  • All mini quilts must be received by May 15 – May 25, 2019 so they can be displayed at QC 2019, at the EY Centre in Ottawa. Bonnie Rankin, CQA/ACC Past President will receive the quilts at 235 Mojave Cres, Stittsville, ON., K2S 0H6    Tel: 613-435-0238 email:
  • The winning quilt will be selected by Viewer’s Choice during Quilt Canada 2019 and awarded a $100 cash prize.
  • All submitted quilts will remain in the possession of the CQA for approx. 11 months and will be returned to the owner/maker prior to Quilt Canada June 2020, in Edmonton.
  • The CQA/ACC plans to take these quilts, as part of a travelling show, across Canada. Our Regional Reps and/or Board members will take the quilts to Guilds in their area to share the talents of our members.
The Challenge:
  • The Theme:  “Quilting Goes Viral.”
  • Please use Pantone, colour #18, Ultraviolet (the 2018 Colour of the year), or the equivalent KONA colour, Bright Periwinkle, along with up to two (2) additional colours on the face of your quilt
  • The quilt perimeter is to be no larger than 72 inches.
  • Each quilt must be finished with either binding, facings or enveloped pillow case style.
  • Please ensure that there is a hanging sleeve, at least 3 inches wide, for display purpose.
  • All quilts must have a label with the Quilt name and Quilter’s name visible on it.
  • Please enclose the Guild Entry Form when your quilt is shipped.
We look forward to your entry and thank you for your participation. Please send some photos of some of your Guild entries for posting on our Social Media sites.  Most of all, have fun!
Heather Black, President CQA/ACC 2018/19

Thursday, January 10, 2019

January Meeting

Our January meeting will be at Uplands Recreation Center in Hawkwood from 7 – 9 pm on Thursday January 17th 2019.  (Hawkside Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3G 3K9 ) Google Maps

This month we'll have a batting presentation from Vanecea Greene from Alberta Batting Co.

Don't forget we're alternating North and South locations so next month we're in Woodcreek.

Coming up (and subject to change):
  • February 21st - Meet Your Guild! Getting Social (Woodcreek)
  • March 21st - AGM and QuiltCon 2019 Report (Hawkwood)
  • March 23rd - Sew Day - Finishing your UFO's (TBA)
  • April 18th - Quilting on Your Domestic Machine (Woodcreek)
  • May 16th - TBA (Hawkwood)
  • June 20th - Charity Month (Woodcreek)
  • June 21-22nd - Charity Sew Day (TBA)
  • July 18th - Social & potluck (TBA)
The meeting agenda is:
  • Guild business 
  • Batting presentation
  • New Block Lotto
  • Show and tell 
Please bring:
  • A quilt or project for show and tell
  • Name tag
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.