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!