September 2022 Newsletter Table of Contents

  • Program Details and Meeting Reminder - Monday, September 19th
  • Meeting Show & Tell Reminder and Details
  • Course Reminder: 'Developing your Creative Voice' with Deborah Boschert
  • VMQG Modern Quilt Showcase Viewer’s Choice Award

September 2022 GuildMeeting Reminder

Meeting Date: Monday, September 19th, 2022
Doors Open: 6:30PM for mixing
Meeting: 7:00PM - 9:00PM

Unitarian Church
949 West 49th Ave, Vancouver


Zoom Meeting for watching will open around 6:45pm

While the mask mandate has been officially lifted, those that still want to wear a mask are welcome to, but they are not required.  We will still not be sharing food at break.

For the September meeting we are pleased to welcome Sonya Oblak as our guest speaker.

Sonya has been quilting since 1998 but thrifting longer than that.  She is a member of the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild but will be joining us from Spirit Lake in the Yukon.  She was retired and is now semi-retired. Sonya is dedicated to sustainable quilting through the use of thrifted, gifted and free fabrics. 

You can check Sonya out before the meeting on Instagram here

September - In Person - Show & Tell Reminder

We will be holding Show and Tell in person.

  • All quilts/projects shown must be quilted and finished
  • If you wojld like your project to be included in the September Show & Tell there will be a white board at the meeting to write your name on to indicate that you have a quilt to share 
  • During your presentation of the quilt please be sure to say your name and your instagram handle if you have one  (Please speak slowly as there is someone recording your information.)
  • Share a story about your quilt and explain why you think it's modern
  • Let us know if it's a WIP

    UPDATE: Please also send an image of your finished project, the story behind it and your Instagram to before Tuesday, September 20th at 5pm so we can post them to social media.
  • LEt us know if you don't want it shared on social media 

REMINDER: Developing your Creative Voice - Deborah Boschert

Date: Saturday, November 19th, 2022
Location: Zoom

Cost: $40 for members until the cut off.

Deborah will introduce us to the world of art quilting. You can watch a video from Deborah by clicking this LINK

Registration Information:
To register, email to let the Education Committee know you want to participate. Your space will be held once your payment is received by the Treasurer.

To make the payment for the course, email


VancouverMQG Modern Quilt Showcase Viewer’s Choice Award Winning Quilt


Laura Gates's Swallow Medallion Quilt
Photo credit: B. Campbell

Artist Statement: "I was captivated by this pattern and the story behind Berene Campbell’s Swallow Medallion quilt. Her design, all about community and looking out for one another, exudes love and peace. For this quilt, I chose a soft colour palette of gold and white fabric from my collection of Asian prints. For the quilting, I used a combination of free motion and ruler work."

We would love to post all the Showcase quilts on social media.   If you took photos of your quilts please send them to and we will get them posted.