Volunteer needed! Do you love Google Slides, PowerPoint, or Keynote? We need a volunteer to pull together all the October show and share submissions into a slideshow. Email us if you can help!
Workshop: Saturday, October 24th
Mary Elizabeth Kinch will be teaching a Zoom Workshop: Summerhill Quilt — The Joy of Small Pieces Sampler from 9:30 to 4:30.
Jump in and learn the secrets to success in working with these tiny morsels. Precision machine piecing is actually easy and in this class you will learn about techniques, tips, and tools to achieving accuracy - all helpful skills that you can easily transfer to your other quilting projects. We finish off the day learning about a "knife edge" binding, one of Mary Elizabeth's favorite ways to finish a quilt. These persuasively addictive blocks will capture your heart and before you are finished you will be dreaming of your next small pieces project!
Our annual Holiday guild meeting will be held virtually as we have all year. We will have an on-line Elfster gift exchange for small partner swaps, details to come. This meeting will include the usual zoom activities of WIP and Welcome, Karen Brown's spotlight, and a fabric store gift card drawing. Our Show and Share will include the winning quilt top design for the QuiltCon community challenge. Volunteers for piecing, backing, quilting and binding are needed, details to follow.
Recap: Speed Date with Improv workshop
The Speed Date with Improv workshop, taught by Krista Hennebury of Poppyprint, was held at the end of September. We learned how to cut freehand, "Look Ma, No Rulers!", using her recommended techniques. We were advised to add on to blocks when squaring up larger sections instead of trimming them down to match. That forces extra creativity and creates improvisational surprises. The limitation of only using one colour with black and white combined with the modern, freehand interpretation of traditional blocks proved that all of us have inner artists waiting to be inspired. (This is Brandie's top, unquilted)
This summer the Charity Committee has had 2 requests for help.
The first is from a nurse at St Josephs in theNICU. They are looking for incubator covers to replace the existing covers as they are in sad shape. The information and sign up sheet can be found here: INCUBATOR COVERS We will be having a Sew Together event on Sunday Nov 1st, 3 to 5 pm, to check in with those who signed up and go over any challenges that we may be facing. If you would like to join us to see what this project involves please contact me firstname.lastname@example.org so I can send you the link. We welcome all newcomers!
The second request came from the Toronto Cat Rescue. They are looking for mini quilts to put in the cages for the kitties. The information and sign up sheet can be found here: KITTY QUILTS So far we have completed 30 kitty quilts which is amazing! However we still need 20 more. Please consider signing up to make a few of these mini projects.
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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 email@example.com by March 29, 2020. You must be a member to enter the challenge. Multiple submissions are accepted.
April 2020 Meeting Recap Hello ! 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! Announcements 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 upcomin
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