Welcome to the mid-February newsletter. Read on to:

  • get Zoom link for guild meeting
  • learn about volunteering at Covenant House Vancouver
  • get new block info for block lotto
  • learn how to submit Show and Tell photos
  • get current Members' Directory

February Guild Meeting

February's guild meeting will be held Monday, February 20, on Zoom. We'll open the Zoom at 6:30pm and start the meeting at 7:00pm.

 Meeting Link here 


February Guest Speaker

Peter Byrne is an award-winning Canadian quilter.  Peter will share his presentation 'Behind the Seams' with us.  

Peter's striking quilt, Starring You, won Best in Show at QuiltCon 2020.  

Congratulations, Peter!


VMQG + Covenant House Vancouver Update

Dr Keith Thurlow-Bishop and the art therapy team at Covenant House have come up with several textile projects they'd like to introduce to the youth in their care.  

Some ideas are: visible mending, embellishing clothing, storytelling through textiles, sewing pillowcases and stuffies.

They'd welcome guild members to volunteer and share their knowledge and skills. If you'd like to know more, or would like to start the application process, please email president@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca.


March Block Lotto

March's block is a transparency block. It's quick and easy. The hardest part is choosing the fabrics!

Bring these blocks and your December blocks to our March meeting.

 Click here for instructions 


Show and Share Photos

We're going to try something new that we hope will result in sharing better photos of your projects and make it easier and more consistent for the communications team. Shortly after our monthly guild meeting, your photos will be posted to our guild Instagram and Facebook channels.

To be included in the slide show at our next virtual meeting, and to ensure your quilt photos are shared on our social channels, please send your pics to photos@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca by 5pm on Saturday, Feb 18th and include:

  • your name
  • quilt name
  • your Instagram handle
  • any co-maker's name(s)
  • pattern name/designer
  • and anything else about the quilt that you'd like to share, for example:
    quilt size, fabric used, (brief) inspiration. 

We'll still have Show and Share when we meet in person, as nothing beats seeing a quilt in real life!


Vancouver MQG Members' Directory

The VMQG members' directory is for guild-related use only. It's ideal for arranging carpooling, borrowing a spool of thread or setting up a local coffee get together. Do not share it or use it to promote your business or to sell things.  

If you've changed your address please let Hillary know at membership@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca

 VMQG Member Directory here 


Upcoming Events

Saturday, March 4. 10AM – 1PM

Wednesday, March 15. 9AM – 4PM

  • Sew-in at Dragonfly quilting (details below)

Sunday, April 30. 10AM – 1PM

  • EPP workshop with Erin Grogan of LoveSewModern
  • $40
  • Registration opens March 1

Saturday, June 24. 9AM - 4PM

  • Sew-in at Dragonfly quilting

Wednesday, August 23. 9AM – 4PM

  • Sew-in at Dragonfly quilting

Sunday, October 22

  • Transparency quilt workshop with Carolina Oneto
  • Details TBD

Dragonfly Quilt Sew-ins

 Sew-in info here  

Click on link below for information about the sew-ins and the registration link.

 Registration link here