Thursday, April 27, 2017

May meeting is this coming Wednesday, May 3

Our NMQG meeting is this coming Wednesday, May 3, 7:00pm, Christ Community Church, Bowen Rd. Nanaimo
  • Our speaker will be Karen Wold, who is a lawyer, and she will talk about copyright in the quilting world.  Have you ever wondered - if I change "this" about a quilt pattern is it still copyrighted? 
  • You will be able to sign up for our next sew-in, which takes place on May 27
  • We will have a written survey to see what members want  for workshops/speakers, etc.
  • We will play the TP game - come and see what THAT'S about.
  • Show and share
FYI Carly has volunteered to do the sign-ups for our workshops, sew-in's, etc.

Remember to bring your coffee mugs and treats are always appreciated.
See you there!

Wednesday, March 29, 2017

Our monthly meeting is this Wednesday, April 5

Our monthly meeting is this Wednesday, April 5

My Favourite Fabric Shop (Tanya Gruzecki) is doing a pop-up shop at our meeting.  So come prepared to check out her great fabrics and bolster your stash.

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 Don't forget to bring your "Spring" postcard so we can all see what our members have created. 

We will have a little business: such as suggestions for future speakers/workshops.  

Bring your mug for coffee/tea.

See you there!

Sunday, March 26, 2017

Sew-in's are always fun!

Saturday's sew-in was fun with 5 of us working on our projects. Becky showed us how to make cross-cut blocks so you don't have to match the strips.  Yeahhh!

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 Becky w/cross-cut blocks       Lori with squillions of little pieces for her project.

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Carly with part of her Sesquicentennial quilt: capitals of each province

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Johann doing the cross-cut block.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Sew-in coming up! Join us!

Our sew-in day is this Saturday, March 25 at the Hammond Bay Regional Library (6250 Hammond Bay Rd.).  Start time is 10:00am and you can go run out of thread, fabric, inspiration, stamina, etc. (or all of the above).

Work on your unfinished modern projects or start a new one.  We all like to see what others are working on.

Feel free to drop in and take a look at what we are doing.

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Our busy March meeting

Stacie Wilson, the President of the Victoria MQG visited us and extended an invitation to attend their Necessary Clutch workshop with Jill Spyker: TWO sessions on Saturday, March 18. #1 9am-12pm and #2 1pm-4pm $35 including pattern. If you would like to take this workshop check on their website for the sign-up details.

We had an update on the "Spring" postcard challenge and you're reminded to mail your postcard by March 18 so recipients can bring them to the April meeting.

Carly demonstrated a few ways to quilt-as-you-go.  Carly uses diaper flannel as the backing for her quilt-as-you-go and then it doesn't require batting.

The challenge exercise was to take a magazine page that appealed to us and then to express it as a modern rendition.


Joy demoed templates that help with fussy cutting and square in square construction.  This demo was done with "smooshing" being involved.

Some of the results from the weekend Krista Hennebury workshops were shared.  Spectacular and inspiring,

Reminder that our next sew-in is on Saturday, March 25 at the Hammond Bay branch of the Library.  Sign up by contacting

Our show and shares.  Awesome projects!

Monday, February 27, 2017

A (snowy) month has passed and it's time for our monthly meeting.

Another month has passed and this Wednesday, March 1 is our monthly meeting at 7:00pm.

Carly will demonstrate quilt-as-you-go, we will have a show/share/chat about this weekend's Krista Hennebury workshops.  

We have planned a magazine challenge (no need to bring anything but your curiosity) and you can sign up for the next sew-in which is on Saturday, March 25.

There will be an update on the Spring postcard challenge.

Bring your show and share to let us know what you have been doing - always great to see.

Everyone welcome.

See you on Wednesday!

What a weekend!

This was the weekend that Krista Hennebury taught us how to "Speed Date with Improv" and the "Square Peg Round Hole" with the elusive scant 1/4 inch.

It was a great weekend of learning to let go of our piecing and cutting inhibitions as well as becoming very precise with the scant 1/4 inch. For some of us it was the first time that a block actually ended up at the dimension required.

See the happy faces as we learned, laughed, made mistakes and laughed some more. 

Thanks you Krista and everyone that participated in the workshops.

Kathleen showing her improv skill.

Mary, happy with her improv!

Krista with her cute featherweight, Pearl, demoing.

Pressing is important!

Krista showing how to tame the scant 1/4 inch
Happy faces while improvisational piecing