Here are some answers to your questions and more information about our guild and the quilts we had on display. I hope I remembered to include everything that was discussed, if not, email the guild and we will get that information for you.
The November meeting will be on November 12th and we are explaining Alternate Grid quilt layout. If you have a bunch of blocks of varying sizes, please bring them to the meeting and we will all help you arrange them into a quilt top design. If you can stay later in the afternoon to sew, then you might be able to complete that quilt top!
We will give you tips on arranging future quilt tops with a worksheet to use later.
The December meeting will have a workshop on a raw edge applique; quilt as you go style sewing. Some of you were taken aback with needing 150 mini charm squares, that is only if you are making a large quilt. If you wanted to make a baby quilt or a place mat or pillow, only bring 1 mini charm pack or less than 50- 2.5” x 2.5” squares you cut yourself. Please bring your backing, batting and top fabric all sandwiched and basted together to the size you wish to make.
There will also be a gift exchange of a small hand made item and a potluck of treats to celebrate the holidays.
This will be our last meeting at the East Lions Artisans Centre for a while as they are building a new facility.
Our meetings from January onward will be at the Boyle Memorial Community Centre at 530 Charlotte Street in London. This is near the Quebec Street overpass close to the corners of Dundas and Quebec.
Our meeting time will be the second Saturday of every month from 12-4PM.
Once we get the agenda of workshops at our meeting finalized you can find that information here: MEETING DATES
Some of you at the quilt show were asking about the paper-piecing pattern for the Canada 150 Celebration- here is the link to the pattern.
Or here on Google Drive
Here is the link to the Disappearing Pinwheel pattern:
And here is the link to the Cross Cut Blocks:
I know this was a favourite quilt on display and it was very easy to make so I hope you find some time to make one of your own!
The other quilt called Pick Up Sticks is by Becky Goldsmith from Piece of Cake and it is in her book the Quilter’s Practical Guide to Color.
And for those asking about what benefits the MQG offers when you become a member, here are a few:
- Access to our online community
- Access to our monthly webinar series
- Access to our free monthly pattern
- Opportunities to participate in inter-guild swaps and challenges
- Discounted fees to enter MQG quilt shows
- Discounted rates on conferences and events
- Priority and early-bird registration on conference and event admissions
- Membership Card
This is all I can remember from the quilt show. If you were talking to us, and we forgot to include the information here, let us know.
Thanks for stopping by our display, it was nice to meet everyone.