The year has begun well. The potluck in September was plentiful and most delicious. Thank you to Cheryl M. and Janet M. for putting together an exciting schedule for the upcoming year. The topics, workshops, and challenges look very interesting and there’s a lot of room to learn, see what others are doing, and to share with the communities we live in.
FNQG 2019-2020 Schedule & topics
Remember that there is show and tell at each meeting. Bring along what you’re working on to inspire everyone else. Any UFOs you’ve finished, new techniques you’re trying out, being them all to show and tell. We have a wide range of quilters in our guild; from beginner sewers to the “artist” quilters so don’t think that your items are exciting enough. We all like to see all types of quilting and fibre arts.
Remember too, that each guild day there is sewing in the afternoon. Pack up your sewing machine and a project or two, and join the fun and laughter of an afternoon of sewing together. This is a great time to work on some of the comfort blocks for the comfort quilts that will be put together this spring.
Comfort quilts this season
Colour of the Year Block
Here is a link to the colour of the Year inspiration quilt and tutorial if you need more than the pictures that come with the pattern above. This quilt has 63 blocks and they show the size as 56 x 63 inches. https://bit.ly/2nJVN9n
Challenges for 2019-2020 guild year
Bags will be swapped at the Nov. 2, 2019 meeting and the completed project will be returned at the May 2, 2020 meeting. This is a SECRET swap.
- 2020 CQA Member Guild Challenge (canadianquilter.com)
Theme- Gateway to Adventure
Intent to enter must be given to Cheryl Mills before or at Feb. 8th meeting.
Present quilt at March 14th meeting for Viewer’s Choice.
The chosen quilt will be displayed at Quilt Canada 2020, June 18 to 20 in Edmonton’
Year End Challenges – June 6, 2020
Present in quilt form your life in 2020. This quilt could show your likes, family, friends, home, news of the day, etc.
Quilt perimeter to be no smaller than 72 inches perimeter.
Negative Space Mini Quilt
One of the defining traits of Modern Quilts is a creative use of NEGATIVESPACE. Create a mini quilt that emphasizes negative space.
No side can be longer than 24 inches.
Christmas gift exchange
The theme this year is bags. They can be zippered, drawstring, or whatever you want. The idea being that you make 2 -one for charity, and one for a fellow guild member. The charity one can be filled with toiletries (shampoo, conditioner, soap, personal items for homeless) and the one for the “secret” guild member can be filled with a small quilting or sewing item (stitch ripper, spool of thread, fat quarter, etc.) More details to follow.