Thursday, February 21, 2019

February Block Lotto - Combo Unit

This months block is a half-square triangle Combination unit.

Anna Graham aka Noodlehead has a great tutorial using this block. She has called it ten-square, as she uses 10" squares, sometimes sold as a Layer Cake. These are great for scrappy quilters btw.

I have used solids, but it would be ok to use the odd print. Please use more solids than prints.

Blocks are due at our March Meeting.

Thanks, Susan M for your suggestion of this month's block.

Would you like to "Takeover" a month of Block Lotto? It's simple.  Just choose a block, a colour palette and make up a couple of sample blocks. (bonus, you have your block done early to enter in the lotto!

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! 

Wednesday, February 20, 2019

February Meeting

Our February meeting will be at Woodcreek Community Association (1991 Woodview Dr SW) at 7-9pm on Thursday February 21st 2019.

This month we'll have some social activities to meet and get to know the other people in your guild! Also, there will be several members at QuiltCon including executive members, so there will be no one available to take payment for memberships at the February meeting - if you need to purchase a membership please do so via e-transfer ahead of time.

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

Coming up (and subject to change):
  • March 21st - AGM and QuiltCon 2019 Report (Hawkwood)
  • March 23rd - Sew Day -  Finishing your UFO's (Hawkwood noon -8pm)
  • April 18th - Quilting on Your Domestic Machine (Woodcreek)
  • May 16th - TBA (Hawkwood)
  • June 20th - Charity Month (Woodcreek)
  • June 21-22nd - Charity Sew Day (Hawkwood 3pm - 3pm)
  • July 18th - Social & potluck (Hawkwood) 
  • August 15th - (Woodcreek)
  • September 19th - TBA (Hawkwood)
  • September 21st - Sew Day (Hawkwood 10am - 3pm)
  • October 17th - TBA (Woodcreek)
  • October 18th-19th - Workshops TBA (Hawkwood)
  • November 16th - Sew Day (Hawkwood 10am - 3pm)
  • November 21st - TBA (Hawkwood) 
  • December 12th -Winter Social (Hawkwood)
The meeting agenda is:
  • Guild business 
  • Social activities
  • Block Lotto
  • Show and tell 
Please bring:
  • A quilt or project for show and tell
  • Name tag
  • Lotto Block entry
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.