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 until.......you 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 http://www.mqgvictoria.com/p/workshops.html 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 nanaimomqg@gmail.com

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

Friday, February 3, 2017

Our February meeting

Members brought in their Valentines from the postcard challenge. 

Let's do it again!!
The theme will be anything representing SPRING, but push your Modern techniques in making your postcard.  If interested e-mail Joy to join this challenge before February 11th (joy_claire@hotmail.com).  Joy will then email you the name of your partner.  Mailing date to your partner will be March 18th 
Dona-Mae took last month's exercise to a new level by making placemats from her drawings.  WOW!!!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

What happened to January???

Our monthly meeting is next Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00pm  at Christ Community Church, Nanaimo

Everyone is welcome, whether you are a new quilter, experienced quilter or have always wondered if it's something you would like to try.

Carly is doing a demo on mitered corners, a concept that can be quite challenging.

Everyone that participated will bring the Valentine postcard that they received, to show and share with the group.  Maybe we will start a new challenge?????

This is an opportunity to sign up for the Krista Hennebury workshops that are being held on Sat. Feb. 25 (Speed Date with Improv) and Sun. Feb. 26 (Square Peg Round Hole) at Jonanco Hobby Workshop.  These workshops will be a good intro for some of us new "modern" quilters to go outside our comfort zone.  Plus, workshops are always a great way to meet new people and improve your skill level.  Join us!

Speed date with improv
Square Peg Round Hole


Thursday, December 29, 2016

What's new for the New Year?

Hope you had a Merry Christmas and wishing you a happy, "modern" New Year!

We begin 2017 with our monthly meeting on Wednesday, January 4th at 7:00pm.  This meeting will be held at our regular location at Christ Community Church, 2221 Bowen Road in Nanaimo. This month's meeting will include a demo on Celtic knots and show-and-shares.

We've got some exciting programs coming up, starting in February, with a couple of fun and informative workshops by Krista Hennebury, author of Make It, Take It.

Speed Date with Improv
Saturday, February 25th (10am-5pm)

Square Peg, Round Hole
Sunday, February 26th (10am-4pm)

Workshops will take place at Jonanco Hobby Workshop, located at the intersection of Nanaimo River Road and White Rapids Road in Nanaimo.

NMQG members: $65/workshop, Other quilters $75/workshop. There is a small materials fee for all participants.

To register contact Lori Hargreaves: lori.hargreaves@yahoo.ca or 250 585 2065

Check out Krista’s blog: http://poppyprintcreates.blogspot.ca