October 2022 Newsletter Table of Contents

  • Membership Renewal Information
  • Program Details and Meeting Reminder - Monday, October 17th
  • Meeting Show & Tell Reminder and Details
  • Course Reminder: 'Developing your Creative Voice' with Deborah Boschert
  • Pievemaking in the Valley Quilt Show

Membership Renewal Information

Dear VMQG members,

It's membership renewal time - and your Executive wanted to update you on some changes we are making in our meetings in 2023. Our intention is to provide you with this so you can make an informed decision about your membership with VMQG.

You may recall that we surveyed our members earlier this year to better understand what people wanted in terms of meetings. Specifically, we asked people if they wanted to meet in person, on Zoom or a combination. Over 60% of you indicated that you wanted a combination of in-person and Zoom meetings, assuming we abide by any and all BC public health orders.

As well, we received feedback that members highly valued meeting in person and building community with fellow modern quilters. They missed the connections, the swaps, the various activities like Block Lotto and Round Robin. At the same time, people liked the flexibility of Zoom, especially during the winter when the weather can be rainy and the dark comes early.

Thank you all for providing this feedback. The Executive worked with these results to develop a 2023 meeting schedule that tries to accommodate your requests, as well as give the Executive a break in August, when attendance has typically been very low. After much discussion, we also made the decision to not continue with hybrid meetings, which created logistical and participatory problems.

The Executive agreed to the following schedule for meetings in 2023:

  • We will have 11 meetings in 2023.
  • There will be no meeting in August.
  • There will be 9 in-person only meetings from March to December. These will, of course, abide by any and all public health orders; the July meeting will continue to be outdoors.
  • There will be 2 Zoom only meetings in January & February.

We hope that this gives you the information you need to make a decision about your membership with VMQG.

Thank you again for your survey feedback. Please reach out to any member of the Executive if you have any questions.

To renew your membership please use the attached link to Google form and send $60 to treasurer@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca


October 2022 Guild Meeting Reminder

Meeting Date: Monday, October 17th, 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, to make all those that attend meetings in person feel comfortable we are asking those that attend meetings in person please wear a mask.

Also, we will still not be sharing food at break.

For the October meeting we are pleased to welcome Allie McCathren of Exhausted Octopus. 


Allie loves to use fabric and thread to “paint”; quilting is her happy place.  She has a degree in marine biology and is currently a stay at home mom to three boys. Her love of science and the ocean finds its way into her work, whether she mean it to or not.

Allie will teach us about her verson of colour theroy and using scraps. 

You can check Allie's work out before the meeting on Instagram here

October - 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 socialmedia@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca before Tuesday, Oct0ber 18th 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 education@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca 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 treasurer@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca