At the beginning of January, Betsy and I went to the Montreal Modern Quilt Guild meeting. It was quite interesting. There was a charm (5″ square) swap. Members signed up for the swap after the last meeting, and each participant brought a print and a solid for all the other participants! Here are the charms from the swap. I wish I had known about this before so I could have participated! After the swap, there were reminders about deadline dates for quilt contest entries for the Counterpointe Quebec Quilts show and for the Vermont Quilt festival. There was talk about creating a MMQG banner for use by the Guild at shows and sales. There was information about the Quebec Quilt registry. There was a tentative rescheduling of the June Sew-In.
Then came show and tell! Probably the best part of the meeting! There were Riley Blake challenges, Modern Traditionalism and some general show and tell! (I showed a simple pillow cover I made). Seeing other people’s work is inspiring! There was even a sneak peak at a quilt pattern by Josee coming soon! See the show and tell album here.
The meeting finished up with the March meeting swap. The swap item will be a thread catcher (a small fabric container). Bring one in a brown paper bag and go home with one made by someone else!
Wanting to support local crafters and organizations, we have decided to offer discounts to members of the guild. The deal is open to all members and is 15% off order of $20 or more, plus free delivery to a MMQG event or a metro meetup! Members need to contact us after creating their user account on our webshop. After confirming their MMQG membership, they will be added to the discount group! If there are other local guilds who would like the same deal, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.
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The next guild event is the February Sew-in. It is on Saturday February 15 from 10am to 4pm at Centre Récréatif, Culturel et Sportif St-Zotique, 75 Du Square Sir George Etienne Cartier in St. Henri. Come join us!