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November 2017 Meeting Recap

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The last meeting of the year was all fun, no biz. We said goodbye to the ole Executive (well, not really goodbye ...) and got an early start on the holiday festivities. But before that, we got to see what's been keeping you busy. 2017 UFO Challenge Christine Navarro’s gorgeous Weight of Love is one satisfying checkmark in her column of UFOs

Christmas in July by Karen got us all pumped for the Season

As we've extend the deadline until the January meeting, there's still time to finish up your 2017 UFOs. Get cracking!
Show & Share In the spirit of Canada 150, Lynda’s 1779 quilt was inspired by the iconic HBC Point Blanket

Gayle’s Wedding Bands quilt top promises to be a great finish

Jane’s juicy Pineapples quilt is a modern take on a Buggy Barn pattern

Jeannie’s bold yet transparent Bee Loved quilt is a heartthrobber!

Her Diamond in the Rough is sparkly in all the right places

The use of solids in Laura’s Betsy’s Quilt is perfection

You can always count on Ludgera’s love…

October 2017 Meeting Recap

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We had quite the productive meeting in October what with elections for next year's term, social updates, a session on marking tools, and a couple of challenges coming to an end. 

September 2017 meeting recap

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On an unseasonably hot autumn afternoon, the Toronto MQG came back from an unseasonably meh summer break and met up at its new meeting location at Trinity-St.Paul's in the Annex. The Dance Studio provided a sunny, bright space and it took no time for us to settle in, meet new members, and play catch up. 

Fall 2017 meeting updates

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The Toronto MQG membership has grown quickly over the past year and interest in joining our fun guild keeps building. After careful analysis of our current meeting space and the subsequent feedback from our last meeting, we realized a larger meeting space was in order. An exhaustive search was conducted and we're happy to report that we'll be moving to a new home this September!

June 2017

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Our June meeting was held on the first Sunday this month at The Workroom’s new shop & studio space. Heavy on guild biz (a mini-AGM of sorts!), the Executive went through bylaw amendments and proposals were discussed.

Sewing All the Curves+ Workshop

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Does the idea of sewing curves scare the heck out of you? Don’t let it! In this 3-hour workshop with Jen Carlton Bailly, students will learn three different methods in sewing curves: pinning, gluing, and freehand. Discover some great tricks in creating beautiful curves as well as tips on how to square up blocks neatly and sew them together with perfect matching points. Sign up today!

April 2017

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This meeting's agenda was definitely a multi-pager and getting through its items within two hours was no mean feat. Those in attendance got to enjoy a plentiful Show & Share, a great presentation on paper piecing (and June's Block Lotto), door prizes, and some sweet treats.
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Modern Quilting with the Feed Dogs Up Workshop with Melissa Marginet

Need some inspiration to finish up those pesky UFOs? Our June workshop is the perfect class to expand your quilting options right on your domestic machine.

March 2017 meeting recap

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Start pulling those bright, floral FQs from your stash as Spring is definitely in the air! This month’s gathering featured a spray of fresh sunny quilts and an enjoyable recap of this year’s QuiltCon from members who were lucky enough to attend.

February 2017 meeting recap

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Since our usual meeting place at The Workroom Studio was packing up and moving to much larger digs, our February meeting was held at the Yonge/Eglinton branch of the Toronto Public Library. And although many of you were whooping it up at QuiltCon in Savannah, we were 30 strong, including 10 guests!

January 2017 mtg recap

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With a whopping 41 eager makers in attendance, January’s meeting saw a great turn out including 8 guests and 9 new members. The agenda was jam-packed but let’s face it, we were all here for the guild’s first fundraising craft sale!

#QuiltsForQC

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On January 29, an attack made on members of our Canadian community took place in Quebec City. A gunman entered a mosque during evening prayers and opened fire, killing 6 people and seriously injuring at least 5 others. Intolerance and hate have no place in our world. As our Prime Minister recently said, "Our diversity is our strength." 
In the hopes of sending a little comfort and a strong message of support to our neighbours in their time of need, we are doing what we do as a quilt guild.
>> Here's how you can take part.