December 11, 2017

November 2017 Meeting Recap

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 for Cotton & Steel! First up, Noodlehead's 2 by 4 quilt

Taffy Pull quilt top by Pen + Paper looks like stained glass

Inherited a stack of vintage hankies? Since they’re no longer practical (and uh… grr-ros!) they can still be put to good use. Set them on blocks and voilà, a quick quilt project!

After these great shares, we kicked off the our Holiday Party with some jingly tunes and a sweet spread of treats.

Our annual Bad Santa Gift Exchange did not disappoint. There were several covetable gifts that kept crossing the floor. We sure wore down the hardwood!

Karen’s challenging HST Game is always a crowd-pleaser. Watch who won the finals:

Such a fun meeting and a lovely close to a great year. All the best this holiday season and may all your quilty wishes come true!

See you in January – new year, new guild leadership, and set some cash aside – our fundraising Craft Sale is on!


PS It's time to renew your guild dues for the 2018 season. Karen/Adrienne will be collecting your $40 at the January meeting. If you prefer, you can send $40 via Interac's eTransfer. Easy peasy, just add to your online banking payee list. Thanks!

November 5, 2017

October 2017 Meeting Recap

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 29, 2017

September 2017 meeting recap

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. 

July 24, 2017

Fall 2017 meeting updates

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 22, 2017

June 2017

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. 

May 30, 2017

Sewing All the Curves+ Workshop

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!

May 20, 2017

April 2017

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.

April 17, 2017

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.

April 1, 2017

March 2017 meeting recap

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.

March 12, 2017

February 2017 meeting recap

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!

February 5, 2017

January 2017 mtg recap

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!

January 31, 2017


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.