March 1, 2020

February 2020 Meeting Recap

February 2020 Meeting Recap

Hello Toronto Modern Quilters!

We know some of you were off at QuiltCon last weekend, but those of us who stayed home got our quilting fix at our fabulous February meeting. 

We had a fantastic presentation from Tania Denyer of Ginger Quilts. She talked about the intersection of art and craft, shared her philosophy on creativity, and left us all asking "What would that look like in fabric?" Plus, we got to see her gorgeous and mouth-watering quilts up close. Inspirational! 

Announcements

  • Our Vice President Xandra launched our very first block lotto of 2020! It features "Enchanted" the Kona Colour of the Year, and a block pattern from the Modern Quilt Guild. Block lotto instructions can be found here
  • Participate in our TMQG logo design challenge! Submit your designs to torontomodernquiltguild@gmail.com by March 29, 2020. You must be a member to enter the challenge. Multiple submissions are accepted.
  • Sign up for the  Krista Hennebury workshops in March! You can register for these highly-recommended workshops in the TMQG online shop!  
From this month's Show and Share - "No, This Way" by Lori Dunn, from the "Speed Date with Improv" workshop at Quilt Canada in June 2019. 
Show and Share
Karen Brown - Back of "Victoria and Albert" using extra pieces of fabric from the quilt top
Gwen Hopkins - Cielo, from Kristi Schroeder's Book Southwest Modern
Cristina De Miranda - "The Drop", her own design, check out Ships and Violins for the pattern
Elena Langlois - "Mint to be HST", made from her first fat quarter bundle
Karen Brown/TMQG - "True North", or Quiltcon 2017 charity quilt 
Sandra Cooper - "Untitled", a hand-quilted work of art
Two quilts by Brandon Wolff - "Homogenized Conversations" (left) about the masking done by Autistic people, and "Crumpled Leaves" (right)

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be Sunday March 29th at Trinity St. Paul's!
3:00 - 3:30 WIP and Welcome
3:30 - 5:30 Meeting featuring Krista Hennebury.
Many thanks to Gail Shaw for taking some fantastic photos of this months meeting!

January 28, 2020

January 2020 Meeting Recap

January 2020 Meeting Recap

Hello Toronto Modern Quilters! Welcome new members!

Our January meeting was a lot of fun and a great success. 


The main event was our garage sale fundraiser. Thanks to all the wonderful donations and enthusiastic purchases, we raised $722.55 for the guild!Hurray! Leftover materials will be donated to the TDSB Artsjunktion where teachers can access arts and crafts materials for classroom use. 

Our new president welcomed the new year, and mentioned several exciting things coming up. 
  • Our 2020 UFO challenge! You can sign up online using this Google Form. Congrats to the prize winners from the 2020 challenge. 
  • Doors to the meeting room will now open at 3:00, and we will start with a fun "WIP and welcome". Meeting business will start at 3:30 as usual. 
  • We would like to form a charity committee, a social committee, and a programming committee. If you are interested in being involved, please send us an email.
  • We are still looking for volunteers to help our meetings run smoothly! Send us an email if you are interested in helping with any of the following:
    • Alternate photographer
    • White glove committee
    • Door prize raffle
    • Social media manager

Announcements

Catherine and Doris will be leading a presentation on quilting on March 25, 2020. They have asked if any members would like to lend their quilts for the presentation to bring their quilts to the February 23, 2020 meeting. 

Don't forget to sign up for our Krista Hennenbury workshops in March!
  • Six hour "Speed Date With Improv" on Saturday March 28th
  • Four hour "Square Peg Round Hole" on Sunday March 29th
You can register for these workshops in the TMQG online shop! Space is limited, so register soon before the workshops fill up!

Show and Share
Karen Powers - 13,884 Stitches
Lynda Hutchison - For Tiffany
Wendy Rosenthall - A Trip to Ghana
Gwen Hopkins - Sunny Log Cabin Quilt
Karen Brown - Too Blue
Karen Brown - Beginner Bargello
Peter Byrne - Lollipops and Ice Cream Cones

Next Meeting

Our next meeting will be Sunday February 23rd at Trinity St. Paul's!
3:00 - 3:30 WIP and Welcome
3:30 - 5:30 Meeting featuring Tania Denyer of Ginger Quilts.