Thursday, August 6, 2020

August Zoom Lecture - Teresa Duryea Wong - Third Floor Quilts


We're excited to announce Teresa Duryea Wong of Third Floor Quilts will be joining us for our August 20th meeting.  Teresa began her career as a journalist, and now uses her writing and communication skills to share her quilt knowledge.  From this month's talk, you'll walk away with memorable concepts for how to create stunning minimalism in quilts. The art of Frank Stella, Sol Lewit and Agnes Martin, plus architects Maya Lin and Japan's Tadao Ando, will inspire and inform the discussion on how to transfer their best concepts into both quilt design and the quilted line. Two quilters who exude the discipline and focus required to achieve true minimalism will be featured. One with an Eastern aesthetic, Yoshiko Jinzenji, and one with Western roots, Carson Converse. Teresa will explain how each of these artists and architects employ the act of reduction, with color, scale, shape, and line to achieve sublime minimalism.

This lecture is presented in conjunction with the Victoria MQG and Vancouver MQG.  Guild members will receive a Zoom link at no charge; Guest tickets available at

Sunday, August 2, 2020

Community Outreach Quilt Challenge - 2021

Things are finally underway for this year's Community Outreach Quilt Challenge - formally known as Quiltcon Charity Quilt Challenge. 
The Calgary MQG Challenge quilt, along with those from the other MQG Guilds and Individual Member Teams will be part of Quiltcon Together Online.

Last week we had a Zoom planning session with 17 members in attendance, and several others wishing they could attend. We had several suggestions put forward and loved many of them. After much discussion, we managed to narrow it down to one. Something we needed to consider this year was not being able to get together and sew, but we have a plan, and it's already being put into action!. 

Theme: Curves 
This year the design focus is on curved piecing. You've probably seen the trend. Calgary MQG has had several workshops on curves, so hopefully, most of our members will be up for the challenge.  If they are not ready for curves, there are some sections that will be straight sewing, so we have them covered too. 

Colour Palette
Each year, along with a theme, The Modern Quilt Guild also puts out a colour palette. We can use solids and/or prints and must use at least 2 of the colours. 

This weekend two of our members masked up and braved a couple of local quilt stores. We were joined by a 3rd guild member who just happened to be shopping!  These are our fabric selections. 

What's next?  

The fabrics are off to be made into kits.  Not long and they will be ready for distribution!