February 5, 2017

January meeting recap

With a whopping 41 eager makers in attendance, January’s meeting saw a great turn out including 8 guests and 9 new members. The agenda was jam-packed but let’s face it, we were all here for the guild’s first fundraising craft sale!


But let's not get ahead of ourselves. Since we hadn't met since last November, there was a lot to cover on the agenda. Our Executive took members through budgets, dues, meeting updates, a call for more volunteers, and events, including a presentation to this year's Quilts by the Creek taking place in July.

Quilts by the Creek presentation


The return of Block Lotto was inspired by the Women’s March on January 21, 2017 and the Pussy Hat Project. Designed by Berene, the Pussy Quilt Block Lotto is composed of pink triangles marching in the name of women’s rights and in support of peace and love. Craftivism at its best! One block gets you one ticket for the jackpot draw of all completed blocks and all blocks are due at the March meeting. More info can be found under the here


The next challenge is slightly more long-term but not by much! Our first-ever UFO Challenge is getting us all inspired in achieving “closure” on our unfinished projects. According to the entries submitted, we’ll be looking at 100 completed oeuvres over the next several Show & Shares, culminating to a grand draw in November when the challenge ends. Submissions are now closed but challenge details can be found here. And don’t forget to tag you projects with the #TMQGUFO2017 hashtag.

After our social break, Steff opened our first fundraising craft sale with a quick rundown of rules and regs.


It was a resounding success with close to $700 raised for guild programming. Many thanks to Steff and the programming team for managing the sale. Great job team!


Show & Share

Lynda spun around some placemats




Anna hiding behind two original baby quilts


Lisa shared two gorgeous plus motif quilts


New member Peter took us through a sunburst of a log cabin quilt


On a love theme, Berene’s timely Love Heart Tattoo pillow is a great exercise in paper piecing



And finally, Karen’s Blue & Green Row-by-Row Quilt


We sure love a bountiful Show & Share!

Housekeeping

  • Catherine Clarke was the lucky winner of this month’s door prize, Berene’s Love Heart Tattoo Pillow pattern. Looking forward to her version some time soon!
  • As The Workroom will be moving into their new digs at the end of February, the TMQG has found a temporary meeting location for February. Although some of you will be whooping it up at QuiltCon in Savannah that weekend, the rest of us will meet at the Yonge/Eglinton Toronto Public Library at 40 Orchard View Boulevard on Sunday, February 26. Please note that since the library closes at 5pm, our meeting will start 15 minutes earlier, from 2:45 to 4:45pm. 

Stay warm. Keep stitching!

Complete meeting minutes can be found under the Meetings tab.

January 31, 2017

#QuiltsForQC



On January 29, an attack made on members of our Canadian community took place in Quebec City. A gunman entered a mosque during evening prayers and opened fire, killing 6 people and seriously injuring at least 5 others. Intolerance and hate have no place in our world. As our Prime Minister recently said, "Our diversity is our strength." 

In the hopes of sending a little comfort and a strong message of support to our neighbours in their time of need, we are doing what we do as a quilt guild.

December 17, 2016

November 2016 meeting


Ho, ho, ho and a bottle of rum! Well, not quite. How about some tasty homemade kombucha tea? At November’s meeting, we fêted 2016 with a splash. Great turnout, awesome eats, and loads of fun. In case you missed it, read on and just imagine being there.


November 9, 2016

October 2016 meeting



On the heels of our first successful showing at this year’s fall Creativ Festival, we gathered 'round on the eve of Hallowe'en. There’s much ground to cover so let’s get to it.

October 14, 2016

The TMQG at the Creativ Festival

The TMQG is going to be showing at the Creativ Festival at the International Centre, October 27-29th.

We're putting together a display and volunteers on short notice as we were invited just recently. We need your help!

September 28, 2016

September 2016 meeting


With the change of seasons, September also brought us our first official meeting with the new TMQG Crew. The training wheels are off and we’re fuuuhh-lying!

September 15, 2016

August 2016 meeting: Passing the baton


August’s meeting at the TMQG was all about the transitioning of the Not-Really-Presidents leadership to our recently elected guild board and leaders. A chorus of heartfelt thanks and appreciation went to Becky, Andrea and Sheila for their tireless work running our rudderless guild these past few years. That was soon followed by a hearty “Good luck with that!” slap on the back to the new crew. Becky took us through her last guild housekeeping items <sniff> and we moved onto our newly-formatted meeting.