Tuesday, August 23, 2016

We have a Stacey Murton workshop coming up!

Stacey Murton from the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild is coming on Sept 24 for a workshop on free motion quilting. Whether you thought FMQ would make a Fussy Mess of your Quilt and have never tried it, or have been doing it for a while, this workshop will boost your creativity and skill!

The workshop runs from 10:30-4:00 on Sept 24 at Jonanco Hobby Workshop (2745 White Rapids Road, Nanaimo). The cost is $45 for members, and $50 for non-members. Until Sept 10, tickets are available EXCLUSIVELY to NMQG members. Starting Sept 11, the remaining tickets will be made available to Victoria Modern Quilt Guild and the Nanaimo Quilt Guild.

There are only 15 spaces available, and your spot will not be reserved until you have paid. Come to our Sept 7 meeting at Christ Community Church to sign up, or email us at nanaimomqg@gmail.com to arrange your payment and sign up.

A list of supplies has gone out to NMQG members. The list will be posted here closer to the date that the tickets will be made available to the public.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

We Have Sew-In Dates Booked!

We have booked a year's worth of sew-in dates! All of our sew-ins will be at the Vancouver Island Regional Library North Nanaimo Branch, 6250 Hammond Bay Road. These will be day long events to bring your own sewing machine and work on whatever project you have on the go. Space will be limited, so we will be taking reservations closer to each date. Exact times and other helpful details will be coming soon!

Sew in dates: Oct 1 2016, Nov 26 2016, Jan 28 2017, May 27 2017.

Keep an eye out for more information, and we hope to see you there!

Sunday, August 7, 2016

Our Current Meeting Location!

We've outgrown the community room at the Country Grocer! Steadily growing since February 2016, the Nanaimo Modern Quilt Guild has obtained a new space. Starting September 7, we will be meeting at the  Christ Community Church at 2221 Bowen Road (at Northfield Road) in Nanaimo. With the flexibility to accomodate up to 50 people and with a kitchen for those energizing refreshments, the CCC is sure to be the site of many exciting meetings.

Many thanks to the Country Grocer on Bowen Road for having accomodated us so generously!

We look forward to seeing you all (and your quilts) in the new space.

Tuesday, August 2, 2016

End of summer daytrip to Vancouver MQG's Quilt Showcase

You might have heard that the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild is having their first ever Quilt Showcase August 27 and 28, 2016. It is being held at the Pipe Shop at the Vancouver Shipyards, at the foot of Londsdale in North Vancouver.

If you're interested in joining a group going over to see the show, email us at nanaimomqg@gmail.com. We'd love to spread the word about this new guild we have here!

Take an (iced) coffee break: no meeting this August!

We will have our first meeting as the official Nanaimo Modern Quilt Guild on Wednesday September 7, at 7 pm. The executive team will be using August to build the foundation of the NMQG.

Enjoy the time off, do what inspires you, and we look forward to seeing you at the unveiling of the Nanaimo Modern Quilt Guild!