April 2022 Newsletter Table of Contents

  • Program Details and Meeting Reminder - Monday, April 18th
  • CQA Update
  • Meeting Show & Tell Reminder and Details
  • Sew In 2022
  • WIP Reminder

April 2022 Guild Meeting Reminder on Zoom

Meeting Date: Monday, April 18th, 2022
Doors Open: 6:30PM for mixing
Meeting: 7:00PM - 9:00PM

The guest lecture for the VancouverMQG's April meeting is Laura Hartrich she will be presenting "Quilt Documentation through Sketchbooks and Labels"



Do you need to step up your documentation game?

Does labeling your quilts seem utterly tedious when all you want to do is keep sewing?

Laura Hartrich is on a mission to convince quilters that documenting their work is worth the effort, and that the process can enrich any quilter’s creative practice! She will outline the various methods she uses to document her own work (think notebooks and labels), sharing tons of inspiration images and sketchbook sneak-peeks. Attendees will walk away with simple, attainable ideas for recording the details of their work, along with motivation to make it happen even when they’d rather be sewing.

Laura Hartrich is a quilter whose brightly colored work centers around themes of reflection, acceptance, time, and memory. She lives just outside Chicago in Oak Park, Illinois with her husband and two teenagers, and is currently in grad school studying occupational therapy. She is passionate about quilt stories and documentation and hopes to spark some of that passion in you today.


A Note from CQA:

Quilt Canada will be happending June 15th - 18th, 2022
@ the Vancouver Convention Centre East

A number of people have asked about volunteering at Quilt Canada. The process is different and more streamlined this year. Starting April 1, you can volunteer by clicking this LINK 

Here’s a link to the lectures and workshops

Once you know what you would like to register for, the registration for workshops, lectures, tours and entry tickets is HERE

If you have any questions, please contact: bclmrep@canadianquilter.com.

Hope to see you under the sails!

Janet Harper
BC Lower Mainland Representative

April Show & Tell Reminder

If you have recently finished a quilt and would like your quilt to be included in the April Show & Tell:

  • Send a photo(s) of the quilt(s) you wish to share to education@vancouvermodernquiltguild.ca . In your message please include:
    • Your name
    • Instagram account (if you have one)
    • A story about your project
    • Whether it is registered as a WIP
  • Please send your email in before 5pm on Saturday, April 16th, 2022.
  • We will put all the photos received into a PowerPoint presentation that will be shared on screen with members during the meeting.
  • Each member who has registered for Show and Tell will be invited to speak about their quilt(s) as their image(s) appears on screen. Please send a brief story about your quilt along with the images. (If you aren't able to attend the meeting or if you are having technical difficulties, we will be able to read out your quilts story.)

In Person Sew-Ins are BACK!

Please join us on Saturday, May 14th from 10 am to 4pm for an in person Sew-In.

Space is limitd so please preregister emailing the Education Committee and transfer your $$ to the Treasurer.

The preregistration fee is $10 and the drop in fee on the day is $15.

Location is the Alan Emmott Centre at 6650 South Oaks in Burnaby.



Remember to keep working on these WIPS!  

When speaking about your WIPS during the Show and Tell please make sure that you noted if your quilt is in fact a WIP.  And don't forget to memtion it in the blurb that you write when you send in your photos this month.