Were you able to join us for our April virtual meeting? We had a great time, and maybe even learned a few things about modern quilting! Our guild remains active and our members seem to be keeping busy despite the difficult situation that we find ourselves in. Stay safe and stay well!
Bobbie has launching this year's President's Challenge! It will feature the characteristics of modern quilting, and a modern colour palette. Click here to get more information and sign up to participate!
The Maritime Modern Quilt Guild is doing a quilt drive for those affected by the tragic events in Nova Scotia, and our guild has stepped up to help provide some much needed comfort. If you are interested in contributing some blocks to this cause, email us for more information and to sign up to contribute.
Do you have an area of expertise to share with the guild? Sign up to give a spotlight presentation at one of our upcoming meetings! Click here to sign up, or to suggest a topic you would like to see included. Are you a social media pro? The guid exec would love your help to amp up our presence on social media by creating one or two posts per week (or more if you would like). Email us for more information, or to express your interest.
Mask-Making Resources Two of our guild members have created some fantastic tutorials to guide those who may be interested in making masks for family members or donation.
The MQG As members of the Toronto MQG, we are all also members of the MQG "Mothership"! You should definitely check out their member resources if you haven't already. Patterns, webinars, articles...so many exciting and informative resources to inspire you, challenge you, and keep you busy!
To help you get started, the MQG have created a fantastic webinar tutorial to walk you through using the site and accessing the resources. What are you waiting for? Dive into MQG Resources!
Show and Share
Cristina De Miranda - Sunset Wall Hanging
Joan Kilpatrick - Floating Cabins
Brandon Williams - I'm Rich
Brandon Williams - The Birch Trees
Carol Blinov - Puppy Love
Lori Dunn - Table Runner
Our next virtual meeting will be on Sunday May 31st! Our very own Peter Byrne will be doing a presentation and sharing some of his work with us. We can't wait!
February 2020 Meeting RecapHello 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!
AnnouncementsOur 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 email@example.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 …
Libs Elliott Trunk Show
We had a great meeting, even if it was a bit bright in the auditorium! We had a fabulous trunk show from homegrown quilter Libs Elliott.
Libs shared the fascinating tale of her journey to quilting, pattern and fabric designing, as well as some interesting insights into her process of developing and using the mathematical algorithm that she used to aid her design process.
Libs showed us this great vintage quilt while telling us about growing up with antiques all around her and the beginning of her fascination with quilts.
Algorithm generated quilt!
The result of crowd generated quilt top.
A cool hex quilt, a fascinating way of splitting up block shapes and fitting them together. And a selection of some further quilts made with different designs and some of Libs' different fabric ranges.
Libs took some questions at the end of her talk, and we heard some interesting insights into the more economic aspects of the quilting business.
We had fun at the pop up …