Thursday, 2 October 2014

September meeting wrap up

Happy birthday to us!

We had a lovely and busy meeting in September with a record 21 guests in attendance! Thank you to everyone who came, to everyone who brings a friend, and to all our members and supporters! Can you believe it's been a **whole year** already? 

MQG Victoria First meeting, Sept. 2013 at Satin Moon
And Sept. 2014, currently meeting at Pearkes,
and with a chair for everyone!


Now on to the notices and then pictures!

  • Michele B asked on Facebook"Does anyone have a copy of Liberated Quiltmaking II by Gwen Marston that I might be able to please borrow? There's a technique for wonky blocks in it that I'd really like to try."
Please contact Michele through Facebook if you can loan her a copy.
  • October meeting guest star is Barry, of Cloth Castle to teach us about home machine maintenance. 


The July BOM, won by Sue!


Lisa showing our first Charity Quilt top. 
We are over halfway to our goal of 10 quilts for Kiwanis Emergency Youth Shelter. Check out all the info HERE, and remember in October that we'll be handing out a first and second prize for the people who donated the most blocks!


The Spiderweb is for the October block lotto.

Show and Share time!


Terri showing us a pair of very old quilt tops from her family.



Rita's lovely stacked coins baby quilt (check out the quiting!)

And another lovely quilt by Rita!


Nicole did some indigo dyeing at the PNWMQG meet up in Vancouver.

Nicole's Michael Miller Challenge quilt, made for a new baby.


Guest Elizabeth came to the July meeting and loved the block lotto SO MUCH, she was inspired to make this quilt. She quilted it all on her spiffy new Janome.


Rosalie showed this simple but lovely lap quilt.

And this mini as well.


Christine showed this disappearing 9-patch baby quilt. Lots of good luck red for the baby, and made with leftovers from the wedding quilt made for his parents.

And the back. Also quilted on a spiffy home sewing machine with a pre-programmed stitch.


Paula made this awesome purse and clutch wallet set. The pattern came from Emmaline Bags via Quilter's Connection Magazine. The purse pattern is HERE and the clutch wallet pattern is HERE.

At the end of the meeting we have some door prizes which are generously donated by our local quilt and fabric stores. Please thank them if you are in their store! This month's prizes and winners were:


Cloth Castle gift certificate and fat quarter - Shelsey (guest)
Kaleidoscope Fabrics AND Stacie Wilson super awesome prize pack - Nancy
Sawyer's notion - Lynn
Sawyer's notion - Rosalie (guest)
Calico Cupboard fat quarters - Jan
Bib 'N Tucker gift certificate - Stacie
Capital Iron fat quarters - Susan

and for our HST Charity Challenge the winner was:

Gala Fabrics gift certificate - Tami

edited to add: WHOOPS! we forgot Satin Moon!! Linda graciously donated a gift certificate which was won by Patricia.

Our next meeting is Thursday, October 16th at Pearkes and the October Sew In is October 24th at the Cloth Castle. See you at one, or both, and happy Thanksgiving to you!

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