Wednesday, 27 May 2015

May meeting announcements

This is an excellent chance to see a large number of mostly modern quilts and to check out some new-to-you blogs.
  • We called for volunteers! Thank you if you've put your name forward to help; we will be in touch. We have one person who is willing to co-chair our booth at the Fibrations festival on August 16th. Please let us know if you too want to co-chair.
  • Parksville Quilt Show is this weekend. Friday and Saturday - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Sunday - 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. 
  • May sew-in is Friday night (this Friday night). Cloth Castle, 7-11pm. 10$ to hang out and sew/cut/chat about whatever you like. Email us to RSVP.
And because it's boring without a picture, here are two of Krista's quilts.

Thanks everyone for another great meeting and see you soon!

Thursday, 21 May 2015

May block lotto - Squash blossom block

This lovely geometric block is going to be awesome!

From the colour palette below, choose one MAIN colour (this will be scrappy). Choose a second, contrasting colour from the palette (this will be a solid). Use white SOLID for the background.

SQUASH BLOSSOM BLOCK (12 inch finished)

Cut List:
Background Fabric (white):
12 ­ 2.5” squares
6 ­ 3” squares
Feature Fabric (grey in diagram):
8­  2.5” squares
8 ­ 3” squares
Accent Fabric (black in diagram):
2­  3” squares

1. Using the 6 three inch squares of background fabric, and 6 of the three inch
squares of feature fabric, create 12 HST units. Trim to 2.5” unfinished.
2. Using the remaining 2 six inch squares of feature fabric and the 2 three inch
squares of the accent fabric, create 4 HST units. Trim to 2.5” unfinished.
3. Assemble block according to the diagram below.
4. Block is 12.5" unfinished.

Ta da, you're done! As always, one block = one lotto ticket, so make one, make lots!

Block is from Holly Gets Quilty, and was made for the Phoenix MQG.

Meeting tonight!

May Meeting Details

What: Victoria Modern Quilt Guild Meeting
When: 7:00-9:00pm, Thursday, May 21st, 2015
Where: Scout Hall, 505 Marigold Road
ParkingFree parking is available in the parking lot. Street parking is also available.
Transit: #8, #21 are very close, the #22 is a few blocks
Guests: Come join us! 5$ drop in
What to bring:

- library books to return, 5$ late fees if you forget
- cash, chequebook, or credit card to pay for MQGVictoria events
- modern quilt to share at Show and Tell
- quilted journal cover (unwrapped) with a card including your contact information for swapping with Vancouver MQG (if participating)
Economy blocks for block lotto
- a mug (none will be supplied)
- May babies! Bring a treat to share so we can celebrate with you.
  • 6:40pm doors open, sign in and sign up for show and tell
  • Our speaker tonight is Krista Hennebury, showing us her lovely quilts and her new book as well. (30$ cash/cheque).
  • show and share will be before the break tonight
See you there!

Wednesday, 6 May 2015

It's Sew Mama Sew giveaway day!

Do you know about this awesomeness?

Sew Mama Sew (SMS) is a blog and sewing community founded in 2005. They collaborate with outstanding bloggers, designers, and authors to deliver unique, high-quality sewing content on a daily basis. (from their website)

AND! Twice a year they have a link-up for any craft/sewing blogger who wants to give away a prize of fabric, supplies, patterns or even a hand-made item. 

That time is now and the links are open until Sunday, May 10th. Each blogger has a different question or requirement to enter for their prize but the best part is seeing so many different blogs. I've found some amazing quilters via the SMS giveaway day. 

Happy browsing!