May 2022 Newsletter Table of Contents

  • Program Details and Meeting Reminder - Monday, May 16th
  • Meeting Show & Tell Reminder and Details
  • Christina Cameli - Finding Your Flow with Free-Motion Quitling
  • 2022 VancouverMQG Showcase  
  • CQA Update
  • CQA Workshops
  • Sew In 2022 - May 14th
  • TrendTex Bus Tour Registration is NOW OPEN!

May 2022 Guild Meeting Reminder on Zoom

Meeting Date: Monday, May 16th, 2022
Doors Open on Zoom: 6:30PM for mixing
Meeting: 7:00PM - 9:00PM

The guest lecturer for the VancouverMQG's May meeting is our very own Laura Gates she will be presenting a member spotlight about her work. 


Laura is a longarmer quilter and has been a member of VMQG since 2016. She enjoys quilting on her Gammill machine in her home sewing room and over the past 5 years has learned so much about quilting in general, mainly from this wonderful community we’re all apart of.


Laura will sharing her longarm quilting process for some of the work she’s done on a few of her own quilts as well as quilts she's stitched for others. Laura has gathered a photo gallery of quilts from some of our VMQG members plus a few from her collection that she had the pleasure of quilting.


Enjoy this trunk show of quilts as in which she will highlight things to consider when you go to a longarmer including:

  • What to ask when you contact a longarmer
  • How to determine what style of quilting to stitch
  • How to prepare your quilt top, backing and batting before you drop off a quilt


The Executive is very excited to see what Laura has to share! 

May Show & Tell Reminder

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

  • Send a photo(s) of the quilt(s) you wish to share to . 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, May 15th, 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.)

REMINDER: Christina Cameli - Finding Your Flow with Free-Motion Quitling Workshop!

Date: Sunday, May 29th, 2022
Time: 10:00am-1:00pm
Location: Zoom

Cost: $40 for members if you register before May 15th, 2022. $50 for members if you register after May 15th, 2022. Non-members can register anytime for $50.

Tool List: Sewing machine with free-motion foot and extension table, sharp needle, thread, quilting gloves, small scissors, temporary fabric marker (optional), unlined notebook and pen/pencil for sketching.

Fabric Requirements: 2 fat quarters, 2 pieces of batting 20″ x 24″ or larger, 2 pieces of muslin 20″ x 24″ or larger. Prior to class, please prepare 2 quilt sandwiches. Layer muslin, batting in the centre, and fat quarter on top. Using curved basting pins or basting spray the layers together.

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 2022 Showcase


Registation is now open! Please click here to register your quilts for the showcase. More information can be found here on how to register your quilts.


CQA Needs Volunteers for the "Guild Gathering" at the show!

Quilt Canada will be happending June 15th - 18th, 2022
@ the Vancouver Convention Centre East
To help out please contact: 
Cathy Galbraith
They need three kinds of voluntters:
4 people to help with set up on Wednesday June 15, 9:00am to 4:00pm. 
There we will be hanging approximately 40 quilts.
2 people per shift at the table. ( 2 chairs are available)
Slots that are open are:
Thursday June 16th 9:30am - 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Friday June 17th 9:30 am - 12:30pm and 12:30pm to 4:00pm
Saturday June 18th 9:30am -12:30pm 12:30-4:00pm (just one person needed)
16 slots to help wth take down on Saturday, June 18th 4pm until about 6pm

CQA Workshops!

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:

Hope to see you under the sails!

Janet Harper
BC Lower Mainland Representative


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.


A Note from TrendTex: The Bus Tour Registration is NOW OPEN!

Hello Quilters,

We are excited to announce that registration is now open for the TrendTex bus tours during Quilt Canada!!

Due to the popularity of our previous tours, we have decided to offer 2 tours a day on June 16th, 17th and 18th! Each tour will pick up a group of quilters from the Vancouver Convention Centre (VCC), bring them out to our warehouse in Port Coquitlam and then return them to the VCC.

Once at TrendTex, each group will be taken through the warehouse (anyone interested in seeing 40,000 bolts of fabric?!!), get a sneak peak at upcoming collections from our amazing suppliers (be among the first in Canada to see these beauties) and have a fantastic presentation from one of our TrendTex Sales Representatives (fancy learning more about your favourite fabrics?). Each tour is free to attend!

Please note that proof of vaccination will be required to attend any of the tours and will be required prior to boarding the bus or entering our facility.

Details of the Tours:

June 16
Tour 1 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tour 2 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm

June 17
Tour 1 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tour 2 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm

June 18
Tour 1 - 10:00am - 1:00pm
Tour 2 - 12:30pm - 3:30pm


To request a spot for the tour, email with the following information:
Name of person/people attending:
Date requested:
Time requested:

Once you have sent in your request, you will receive an email confirming your registation from Lindsay Hay. Please note registrations will ONLY be made via email. Please do not phone the office.

Space is LIMITED and will fill up quickly, so register today!


The TrendTex Team