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Guild  Meetings are Virtual on the Third Wednesday of the Month
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Welcome to our next online meeting
May 15, 2024 at 7:00 pm

"Modern Blended"

with

Susan Madu 

We are delighted to have Susan Madu with us for our May guild meeting! Susan will present her lecture and slide show, “Modern Blended”. 

 

Susan Madu is a retired CPA and a passionate creator and quilter. Susan has been quilting for over 35 years and garment sewing since she could reach up to a sewing machine. Susan is never without a sketchbook or some project in her hands.

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Her quilting has evolved from making quilts from commercial patterns to designing her own patterns under the Modern Blended Quilts banner.  Susan's patterns appeal to both traditional and modern quilters alike.  A central theme of Susan's patterns is blending together elements of traditional and modern quilting. 

Susan teaches regularly and has been described as a knowledgable teacher that takes great joy in sharing techniques and tips to help class participants be successful in their quilting projects.

 

Susan shares her insights with humour from the perspective of having learned the hard way what not to do – “ask me how I know”! For the last 7 years, Susan has been teaching workshops and presenting Trunk shows in person and via Zoom. In June 2023, Susan shared her tips and tricks for 3 different workshops at Quilt Canada. 

Mid Century Modern

Susan has designed over 25 patterns and one of her innovative techniques in her pattern “Bright Squares” has been included in Studio 180 Design Ltd.’s Designer Gallery. Susan’s “Mid Century Modern” quilt won first place in the Modern category at Quilt Canada 2021 and will be part of the 2023 Best of Canadian Quilts exhibit at the New England Quilt Museum and again at Quilt Canada 2023.

 

Building our quilting community and supporting local quilt shops are important to Susan. Given this, her patterns can only be found in your local quilt shop Susan’s patterns are available to local quilt shops by her Canadian Distributor - Erie Quilt Art.

For more information about Susan, please visit the following:

Instagram: @modernblendedquilts

modernblendedquilts@gmail.com

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 Keystone  Modern Creative (Formerly Keystone Quilts)

https://keystonemoderncreative.com

info@keystonemoderncreative.com

   204-667-5833  cell 204-223-1050

    7-851 Lagimodiere  Blvd.

    Winnipeg, MB

 

Our virtual vendor for this meeting is

Upcoming Workshops

Saturday, April 27, 2024
 
Big Happy Daisy

with

Raicheldaisy Dodd

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ENJOYED BY ALL!

Rachaeldaisy Dodd will join us from Australia for a fun day of learning new techniques. The supply list and advance work will be sent once you’ve registered, so don’t wait. This class will fill up fast!

 

A super fun wall hanging! 60cm x 122cm

Participants will start by making a Pine Burr flower center which we then turn into a flower with 3D petals and add the pretty prairie point grass. There’s lots of room to be creative and personalise the flowers, and of course daisies can be any colour-. Pink, yellow and rainbow flowers are all just as fun.

Some homework of piecing and quilting the background, and folding triangles is suggested for this class. This frees up students to focus on being creative with their flower in the workshop.

Date: Saturday April 27,2024

Time: 9:00 am ET - 3:30pm ET with a 30 minute lunch break

Cost: $60

Skill level: Intermediate and above

Workshop Information & Registration

Once you have paid for your workshop at the online store, please send an email  with the name of the workshop, your name, phone number and email address to:

wcqgprogram@gmail.com

For details on each of  the workshop go to the Workshops page.

Quick Links
Show & Share

The deadline for submitting to Show & Share is the Sunday prior to the guild meeting.

To view Show & Share for past months to to:

Show & Share Archives.

Online Store

At the WCQG Online Store you can:

  • Join the guild

  • Renew membership

  • Purchase guest passes

  • Register for workshops

  • Register for Sewing Together, But Apart Days

  • Purchase newsletter ads

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Members & Guests

Processing new and renewing memberships can take up 72 hours.

The purchase of guest passes will close 72 hours before the meetingTo access the membership and guest pass forms, please go to the Membership Page

Smile & PAL Quilts

To access the Smile and PAL Quilt request forms please go to the Community Outreach Page.

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Gatherings are In-Person on the First Wednesday of the Month

Gatherings - Wednesday, June 5, 2024
10:30 am - 3:30 pm

Join us for another interesting day at Gatherings in the Community Room at Albert McCormick Community Centre on Wednesday, June 5.

Doors open at 10:30  for members. There will be representatives from Membership, Library, Heart Pillows for SMH Cardiac Care, SMILE, PAL, Memory, Quilts of Valour, UFOs and Fabric Curator.

We would ask that members come for a 10:30 start to the day. This will give those Outreach Members, Library and Membership time to set up their areas from 10:00 to 10:30 for your enjoyment. The Library will be open from 10:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Bring a mug if you would like to enjoy a hot beverage. Come and enjoy part or all of the day with your
quilting friends. 

Hope to see you there.

Coordinators: Elaine LaRonde & Jean McFarlane

Please Note:

At this time masks are optional and proof of vaccination is not required.

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Inspiration Galore at the Quilt Exhibit!!

Something in your stash that would work??

Bet the Library could help bring the two together!!

Library

We enjoy seeing you each month at Gatherings in our library loft. 

If you have any questions about the library, feel free to email us at wcqglibrary@gmail.com or visit us at Gatherings. 

And you can always view the library inventory by clicking the "Library Inventory" button in this section.

 

The Library Learning Challenge runs through April, please see the newsletter for details about how to participate or come upstairs and ask us about it at Gatherings.

 

Friendly reminders about your Library

  • Open 10:30 am to 2 pm at each monthly Gathering

  • You can borrow 5 books each month, or 4 books & 3 magazines

  • If you participate in our Challenge, you can borrow an additional book to help with the “Technique” you pick.

  • Borrowers must be current members and use their new library card – which you will receive when you check in at the Membership table.

  • Online orders are welcome.  Email us at wcqglibrary@gmail.com by 6 pm on the Monday before each Gatherings. You can preview what we have by clicking the "Library Inventory" button in this section.

  • Book Sale table will be open - $2.00/book or 3 books for $5.00.

 

We look forward to seeing you at Gatherings.

Anne Schott, Eilleen Yorysh, Sandy Bussey

wcqglibrary@gmail.com

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Open Sewing Days

Our Open Sewing Times for members only, are continuing each* Monday afternoon  from 2 to 4 pm.  We continue to share social time, great conversations and laughter – all things that are so good for the soul right now.  Come when you can, leave when you wish. We are enjoying a great time together. The links are in the weekly updates.

There will also be monthly  Saturday Open Sewing Day every month.

*Except holiday Mondays

Sewing Together, But Apart

Our Sewing Together, But Apart Days provide an entire day of sewing activities, including sharing tips and strategies, socializing as well as having guest speakers join us for part of the day. To help cover some of the cost of the guest speakers, a charge of $10.00 is included for the afternoon guest speaker. With the possibilities Zoom provides, we are able to access guest speakers from near and far. We look forward to having you join us. Participants are invited to come for all or part of the day. This is event is open to members of the WCQG only. There is no limit to the number of participants.

 

For details of next session(s) click the date(s) below.

Sewing Together Registration

Once you have for paid a Sewing Together, But Apart day, please send an email  with the date of the event at the online storeyour name, phone number and email address to:

Sewing Together Coordinator

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