Sunday, March 19, 2017

#QuiltsforQC - phase 1 complete!

So the first phase of our #QuiltsforQC project, collecting house blocks, is now complete! We've received over 1,000 blocks from all over the world... thank you SO much to everyone who has contributed to this project!!! We will, of course, continue to post photos of our progress over on Instagram (@mtlmqg) and updates here on the blog.

One of the finished quilt tops

If you wanted to help with the project but didn't have time to send us a block, are just hearing about it, or just want to help a bit more, we are still accepting donations to purchase batting and fabric for the backing and binding of the quilts. We have more than double the number of quilts we had expected to donate (which is amazing!), so every little bit helps. We have a PayPal account set up specifically for this project (email: mtlmqg@gmail.com) or if you are local and have some fabric or batting to donate, you're welcome to drop it by Atelier Fiber Arts:

Montreal Modern Quilt Guild
c/o Atelier Fiber Arts
3993 rue Wellington
Verdun, Quebec, H4G 1V6

Our next step is to gather up all the supplies needed to finish the quilts while some of our helpers finishing piecing the remaining blocks into tops. If you are interested in lending a hand with the basting, quilting, or binding please drop us an email and let us know. We will likely plan a few meet-ups to work on things like basting and binding, so watch this space for updates!

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Meeting reminder!


Quick reminder that our postponed March meeting is taking place on Tuesday March 21st at 7pm. The forecast looks much better than last week! ;) Hope to see you then!


Monday, March 06, 2017

March meeting reminder

Our next meeting is coming up next week on Tuesday March 14th at 7pm at the CRCS St-Zotique.

If you have made any quilt blocks or quilt tops for the #QuiltsforQC project, please bring them (or send them with someone) to the meeting... we want to collect up all of the stragglers so we can move on to the next step of getting the quilts finished. Likewise, if you have any supplies to donate (batting, backing fabric, tread, binding, etc) please turn them in so we know what things we still need to purchase.

At the meeting we will be raffling off a 'Spring Forward' FQ bundle from Mad About Patchwork, which was curated by Izzy for the month of March. Each month they will have a bundle curated by a different Canadian Modern Quilt Guild, and this one was inspired by our guild's logo. If you don't want to trust your luck, or you simply can't wait that long to get your hands on some, you can order it directly from Mad About Patchwork... but don't wait too long! They only have a few bundles left (one less now because I just ordered mine!)

Spring Forward bundle available at Mad About Patchwork

We will also be discussing plans for our next social meet-up, so bring your ideas and suggestions! We will post the details once they are finalized.

Our demo this month will be a walking foot demo courtesy of the talented Debby Soll. Many of you have oooh-ed and aaah-ed over her work at Show & Tell, now is your chance to see how she does it! ;)

Hope to see you next week!