Friday, 16 June 2017

June block Lotto

Canada day is coming up, so lets play with red and white fabric.

Thanks to a member suggestion, we are making a puzzle block.  I hope this one will look really cool when put together with the others!

To start with, get some white fabric, (Kona white is preferable for consistency) and two red prints ( choose prints with only red, white, black or gray(no other colours in the mix)).
You will need:
white fabric- two 6 1/2" x 4 1/2" pieces and six 2 1/2" squares
red print fabrics- one 6 1/2"x 4 1/2" and three 2 1/2" squares of each print.
Lay out your puzzle  as in the photo at the top, so that there is red in the top right and bottom left corner so that all our bumps and indents go the same way.
Pretty straight forward to put together, small strips first,
then add strips to the bigger blocks to get four 6 1/2" squares.  then put it together and what have you got? bibity bobity boo.
Finished size 12 1/2" square.
 Just kidding, hopefully you now have a puzzle block, and had so much fun that you make a whole bunch more. 
For more instructions you can also check out the free Craftsy pattern here
 Please bring this block lotto to the august meeting.
Do not bring it to the july picnic meeting. 
As always, one block = one ticket, so the more you make the better your chances of winning.

Wednesday, 24 May 2017

May meeting is CANCELLED

Dear Friends:

Our scheduled guest, Jacquie Gering, is experiencing health issues and will not be able to come to Victoria. We are cancelling our May 25th MQG meeting, although we will be at a table in the 6 Mile Pub from 7pm onwards. Please join us for a purely social event.

See you at the June 15th meeting or at the June sew-in.

Tuesday, 16 May 2017

May meeting info - Thursday, May 25

MQG Victoria Proudly Presents:

Jacquie Gering Trunk Show
"Modern Quilting, Honouring Tradition"

Jacquie Gering of 

Join us on Thursday, May 25th at 7:00pm 

for an unforgettable evening with Jacquie and all of her fabulous quilts.  Her lecture/trunk show titled "Modern Quilting, Honouring Tradition" will be approximately 60 minutes long with time to gather around close up and personal.   

Things you need to know! 
(that are different from usual meetings)

Doors open at 6:30pm, limited seating, meeting starts at 7:00pm
$10 entrance fee for members (bring your membership card!)
$15 entrance fee for guests 

•       Jacquie will autograph books if you bring them!

•       Parking will be limited; please try to car pool, or use public transit

•      There will be no show and share for this meeting as we would like to take the opportunity to have as much time with Jacquie as possible.

•       Block lotto, 50/50, door prizes, round robin, and our library will still be operating as normal and we will be keeping our regular meeting extremely short.

Show and Share from the April 2017 meeting

As always, what a talented bunch of folk you are!

Marg made this super wallet in the workshop with Jill Spyker.

Susan won the block lotto in November. Quilted by Jennifer Watson.

A quick look at the back.

Susan also made this quilt using the charms from the peach/lime/turquoise charm swap last fall. 

Anne co-ordinated the swap with Susan and this is her quilt.

 Anne made this super cute animal friends quilt. Pattern from HERE.

Pat's satellite group pools their blocks for the lotto together; she won her group's batch and made this quilt!

Audrey took the Rebecca Bryan workshop and finished her triangle quilt.
 She quilted it using quilt as you go; this is the back.

Sharon is a quilting machine! Here's a baby quilt for a co-worker's baby.

Dawn made this sweet quilt for another baby.

 Mary made this one from "Sunday Morning Quilts"
 And the back.

 Esther made this for her son who works for Ableton Music. This is their logo.
 And the back.

 Natalie made this for the Riley Blake Rockstar fabric challenge.
 And the back.

Jay made this hexie mini as a name tag to wear around the IQF Chicago show where her millefiori quilt was juried into the show.

 Laura and two table runners.

 Marianne and another quilt as you go improv piece. This was inspired by a Beth Ann Ash book.
 And the back!

 Netta made this golden rectangle/golden mean quilt.
 She made it at St Patrick's day and happened to find shamrock fabric in her stash!

 Kate with her finished improv quilt.
 Say it with me now, and the back!

 Kate also made this fantastic improv quilt. 

This is why we have quilt friends! Darlene made her wallet at the Jill Spyker workshop which happened just a couple of days after her car was stolen. Very upsetting of course but sewing for the day with friends who love fabric helped Darlene feel better. She shared the whole story at guild meeting and got quite a few hugs at the break afterwards!

 Stacie and her Canadian flag pillow.

 And HER wallet from the Jill Spyker workshop.

 And something rainbow for another swap thing.

The second half of the meeting was Quilt Jeopardy! which was so much fun for everyone.

Kelly won the wonky star block lotto!

Friday, 12 May 2017

May Sew-in

It's Sew In Time!
Come join us on Saturday, May 13th from 12:00pm to 4:00pm  Bring your project, maybe a snack and come sit and sew with new friends! Everyone is welcome, you don't have to be a member to sit and stitch!  We do have a small cost of $7 to cover the room rental.

Thursday, 20 April 2017

April Block Lotto

This month we are making a Helix


The block is pretty straight forward on its own, but the visual effect when you put a bunch of the blocks together will be great!  A blue pillar with orange wrapping up around it.

To start, you need:

Medium to dark blue, assorted print fabrics- 3 triangles( right angle, 5”x5”x7”(cut a 5”charm square on the diagonal))

Orange assorted print fabrics- 9 triangles( same as above)

Kona White fabric- 6 triangles ( 3x5” charm squares, cut on the diagonal)

Make six orange and white HSTs and 3 blue and orange HSTs.
Press and lay out like this.
And sew them together to make a lovely Helix
finished block size should be 12.5" square.

As always, one block = 1 ticket, so make one, make two, make lots to increase your chances of winning.


March show and share pictures

Here's a quick visual recap of our March meeting!

Kari kicked things off, talking about the supplies available for the Necessary Clutch Wallet workshop.

Look, it's a Necessary Clutch Wallet!

Netta showing the block lotto. Instructions are here.

Grace with a Canada 150 table runner.

Jay and a nifty quilt. She's so excited because she was on her way to Chicago to the IQF show, where one of hers was hanging!

Bonnie and an improv stacked coin quilt.
We've loved this pattern since the very beginning of the guild!

Bonnie and her improv star quilt based on one by Katie Pedersen.

Nicole shared this Kona Colour Card printed as a fabric panel that Sarah had gifted to her.

Sharon made this for the Ronald McDonald House quilt drive being done by the Canadian Quilters Association. 

The back is an awesome modern Canadian print.

Jeannie made this Hazel the Hedgehog quilt and pillow for her soon to be born granddaughter.

The back of the quilt (and Stacie).

Lana with an Elizabeth Hartman pattern.

Netta made this for a client, based on a quilt made for the client back in the 70s. Hey, some of the fabric is modern!

Barbara and a lovely table runner.

And the other side.

Susan used our bare tree block to make this little piece.

Ruth has been whipping up block for the previously mentioned Ronald McDonald House quilt challenge by the CQA. 

Natalie finished this "flower garden at night" quilt.

Dawna presented the finally-sewn-together souperbowl quilt for KEYS.

Pam had a cool quilt top.

Stacie quilted every square with a different motif.

Some of the quilting on the back.

Did you know you can check out books and take them home? 

Darlene, our lovely door prize lady. And she always has amazing outfits.

Michelle was actually pretty thrilled to win the block lotto!