TMQG November Newsletter


November 2020 Newsletter

Hello TMQG!

It is time for the end of year wrap up. Here's what's coming up from TMQG...

November Zoom Meeting: Done with 2020
Our November meeting on Sunday, November 29th, 3 - 5:30 PM will feature Fun & Games!

Since we haven't been able to meet in person much this year we want to feature YOU - our members!

This meeting will follow our "normal" Zoom format with WIP and Welcome,  extended Show and Share, games and prizes and a draw to a gift card for a local fabric store.

Guests are welcome with the purchase of $5 Zoom Guest Admission available in our online store.
Holiday Swap 2020
Members are invited to sign-up for a quick and simple gift exchange to help
spread some cheer amongst our TMQG community. Participants are required to craft a small gift of any kind to be mailed out to their swap partner by December 13, 2020. We've included some project ideas and tutorials for you below. The sign-up deadline is 11:59 pm on November 29, 2020. 


SuzyQuilts Ornament
The Quilting Nook Vinyl Project Bag
FabricMutt Pixie Basket
Crazy Mom Quilts 9-Patch Pin Cushion
The Sewing Chick Thread Catcher
Sewing With Scraps Holiday Gift Tags

 

Sign Up for Holiday Swap 2020
Deluxe Show and Share!
It's been a really depressing year. We also have a lot of new members who we haven't gotten to know yet. Let's end the year on cheerful note by spending some time looking at pretty quilts. We would love to have EACH MEMBER share your favourite quilt whether you finished it in 2020 or not.

Everyone send in pictures of your favourite quilt. Please submit your pictures by noon on Saturday November 28th.
Submit a Quilt for Show and Share
Volunteer needed! Do you love Google Slides, PowerPoint, or Keynote? We need a volunteer to pull together all the November show and share submissions into a slideshow. Email us if you can help!
Spotlight

Karen Brown on "How to Organize Your Stash"

Karen Brown will be sharing her tips and tricks on how to organize your fabric stash.
Website Virtual Tour

Have you had a chance to explore our new TMQG website? If not, Cristina will be providing you with a quick tour at the November meeting to familiarize you with the changes. 

QuiltCon 2021
Community Outreach Quilt Top


Thank you for voting on your favourite layout! The winner was.... #3! The quilt top has been pieced from all of your blocks and our collaboration is stunning.  Now, we are still in search of a volunteer to piece the backing. There is enough leftover fabric for about ⅔ of the total needed. The backing requirements are for sizing only, no design pressure at all!  If you have some spare time, please email us today.  We will bring the top and extra fabric to you.  

Voting Update
Welcome Your 2021 Exec

Bobbie Gentili - President
Xandra Shen - Vice-president
Brandie Wolff - Treasurer
Cristina De Miranda - Secretary
Lori Dunn - Communications

Update on Patchwork Initiative
In response to conversations about anti-racism this year, we are creating Patchwork — a social initiative to work towards long-term changes in the racial makeup of our guilds. The main piece of the project will be a sewing school geared towards youth of colour to teach basic sewing and quilting skills with the goal of ushering them towards the guild at an earlier age.

If you are interested in working on the curriculum creation, teaching classes, or are otherwise interested/have further questions, email
Faryn. Thank you to all who have already reached out, you will be contacted shortly. If you are paring down your sewing room at all, consider donating any extra notions to the project so we can begin building our resources.
Outreach Committee

We are still working hard to complete our charity projects.

Kitty Quilts: We have finished 35 of the 50 kitty quilts, but as you can see from the photo the quilts that have been submitted are already getting good use. Come join in the fun! Go to our new website or sign up here.

Incubator Covers: On Sunday Nov 1st we had a sew together and Q&A for the volunteers who are busy sewing the incubator covers. We are striving to get some delivered before Christmas. New volunteers are always welcome! Go to our new website or sign up here

Planning Ahead
 
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. 
 
It is that time of year again - time to renew your guild memberships!  You can go to our TMQG website store for all the details.
 
Renew Now

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