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November Meeting - Last meeting of 2014

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Our November meeting was quite the party. Literally, because its the last meeting of the year for us (just a reminder: no December meeting folks) so we brought food and made a little Happy Holidays feast of it. But also because of the sheer number of us. There were LOTS of new people checking out the guild. More than twenty of us, all told! It was a lot of bodies to pack around The Workroom's big table, but we managed it. It was also an extra long event as our official host Jaqueline suggested we join in on the Quilt Sunday fun. Quilt Sunday is an event hosted by The Workroom on the last Sunday afternoon of each month, from 1-3. Quilters are invited to use the facilities at The Workroom to work on their projects, often working together to pin-baste a quilt sandwich or some other job like that, which is more easily accomplished on a big table with many hands, than at home on the kitchen floor!
So we all showed up with work to be done. Marilou did a little speed-piecing. 
And Rebecca…

October Meeting - Charity Quilt layout fun

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Our guild is participating in the Modern Quilt Guild's QuiltCon Charity Quilt Challenge (wow, that's a lot of capitalization in the middle of a sentence). You can read more about it here, but basically all the Modern Quilt Guilds who want to participate are asked to make a quilt using a specific colour palette, and some guidelines about how to set it (alternate grid work, read more about that here) and then when its done we can donate it to a local charity. I love working collaboratively, and also, am always happy to do something that can benefit others in the end, so I think this is a great project.

Last month we were given fabric in the predetermined palette, and decided that we would go home and each piece at least one star. Any star. Ohio star, five pointed star, lone Star, paper pieced star - sky's the limit! But we decided that Kona Shadow would be our background fabric (love those neutrals!) and  we could use any fabric we had so long as it co-ordinated with our pal…

September Meeting

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I don't know about you but I LOVE September. It is when I really get that "fresh new year" feeling, much more so than in January. Sure, January has all the New Year Resolutions business, but those mostly just make me feel guilty because I know they are not going to last. And also, New Years is in January, which is cold and crappy and right at the height of winter, feeling like its never going to end. But September! Ah, September feels all full of potential. Full of fresh notebooks and sharpened pencils and the smell of erasers. Funny how I haven't been to school in yeeeeeaars, but still these associations persist. Anyhow, my point is, Fall is awesome.
And our first fall meeting of the Toronto Modern Quilt Guild was no exception. It was full of new faces and old faces and new fabrics and good ideas. Potential at its best.

After the business and introductions were out of the way, we did some show and tell as usual. Kristen brought in a beautiful quilt that she has sandw…