Tuesday, October 10, 2017

October 2017 Mtl MQG Meeting Mintures
October 10, 2017 at 7pm SouthWest Mission, Verdun, QC

Quick points of business:
     Seating arrangement, comments welcome. Trying new things with the fridge making too much noise.
     No one answered for last call for being paired up to make name tags, so if you want one please make your own.
     Membership dues are due by November meeting.
     Only a couple left FQ Mtl Fat quarter bundles left at Clinton Modern, order them asap if you want one.
     Please be aware that the room accoustics are terrible so please listen when someone is talking.
     Remember we are a welcoming, collaborative and often rule breaking modern quilt guild ….. compliments, suggestions and ideas are always welcome.  Be careful to phrase them with kindness and openness ….. quilt rules demanders and quilt police, please keep your comments to yourself. 
     Once again, bad people in the world have made for people to call for quilts of comfort.  If you wish to make a quilt for the #QuiltsforVegas drive can make use of the mid-arm machine at Atelier Fiber Arts for free contact Amanda for details.  Stacy is looking into the shipping costs if you want to make a square and send it. Vegas is asking the quilts and squares if you want to send them them asap. 
     Skill builders can be displayed at the front of every meeting and on Instagram and Facebook.  We are trying to make sure the show and tell is not all skill builders.   
     Charity project this year.  Lap quilts or bigger for Palliacco. http://www.palliacco.org/en/  if you are making skill builders and do not want them for yourself, please keep to the Guild logo colour pallet and the blocks will be collected and made into charity quilts.
     Fall workshop - Memory quilts (clothing) with Suzanne Paquette
     Nov 25th 10am-4pm at CRCS St-Zotique
     Cost $30 per person, payment due by Nov meeting
     18 people registered, 7 spots left.  If it doesn’t fill with members, we will open it to other guilds.
     Details on workshop/pre-work will be emailed to those who have registered.
     Reminder to check blog for important info.
     The Sew-in for December will be at Atelier Fiber Arts (3993 Wellington in Verdun)  due to space restrictions, it will be members only.
     Check out the bio of our fearless leader on the blog.
     Sewn Item Swap
     1-hour basket swap.  If you wish to participate, make a basket, place it in an opaque paper bag and bring it to the November meeting.  If you bring one you will leave with one. 

     Show and Tell
     We will hang works on the divider for people to browse during the break
      First time project quilted pillow
      Wonky pink star
      Slab quilt red black and white
      Sshhh it’s a secret
      Sasquatch quilt (all pieced even the hands)
      Descending triangles
      Cool and warm half square triangles
      The practice quilt
      The navy blue mystery quilt
      Yellow on point half triangles
      Memory t-shirt quilt
      3D cubes.

     Demo – Binding Demo
     Measuring the tail of the binding to make a perfect (ish) finish.
     Melanie, similar concept with measurements.  See only members section for instructions (en français) Demo of measurements
     Cinzia’s method is also amazing, see the handout is on the blog in the members only section.
     Remember; we are all here to learn from each other, there are many roads that lead to the same place.

     Skill builder block of the month - the Nine Patch:
     FYI we have some small FQ bundles available for those who wish/need fabric for charity quilts.  As this was purchased with donated money, it must be used for the charity quilts.
     Remember that blocks/techniques can be combined! Don’t be afraid to mix and match blocks and techniques.
     Cinzia - Nine patch blocks
      From humble beginnings, in the 1800s families could not waste anything and making quilts reused fabric.  The 9 patch may be one of the oldest quilt patterns.  Children as young as 3 and 4 began to learn to sew using the 9 patch…now for the modern twist.
     Coming up:
     Next meeting - Tuesday November 14th at 7pm
     Memory Quilt workshop November 25th CRCS St-Zotique

     Next sew-in - Saturday Dec 2nd 12pm (Atelier Fiber Arts)

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