Tuesday, March 19, 2019

March Meeting and Sew Day

Our March meeting will be at Uplands Recreation Center from 7 – 9 pm on Thursday March 21st  2019. (20 Hawkside Rd NW, Calgary, AB T3G 3K9 ) Google Maps
Because of how this location is booked we also have some BONUS hours in the space, so if you show up any time after 4pm you can have several hours of sewing and sew-cialization time!

This month is our AGM and we'll also be hearing reports from people who attended QuiltCon in Nashville in February. We're looking to fill a few spots on our executive so if you have any interest let us know before the AGM. We'll also be collecting and voting on the CQA Ultraviolet Challenge mini quilts - "Quilting Gone Viral".

There will also be a Sew Day on Saturday March 23rd 2019 at Hawkwood starting at noon and going until you drop (or 8pm at the latest) - the theme is "Finishing your UFO's".  A UFO in quilting terms in an UnFinished Object, so bring anything you have unfinished that you want to get done.

Don't forget we're alternating North and South locations so next month we're in Woodcreek. For these locations we need to bring indoor shoes or slippers so we don't have to mop up after ourselves. We also have to set up / tear down at these locations so if you're available to show up early or stay late to help out that would be appreciated.

Coming up (and subject to change):
  • 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 patio) 
  • 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 
  • AGM
  • Block Lotto 
  • Winter Challenge
  • Show and tell 
Please bring:
  • A quilt or project for show and tell
  • Name tag
  • Lotto Block entry 
  • Winter Challenge "Quilting goes Viral" entry 
  • Indoor shoes / slippers
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.