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Coquitlam Search & Rescue

Blue Mountain Quilters’ Guild President Wendy Lynn (left) and Quilt Show Coordinator Gail Stone (right) present a cheque for $1700.00 to Coquitlam Search and Rescue’s Tom Zajac.

Funds for the donation were raised in a quilt raffle held in conjunction with the guild’s quilt show in October 2016.



We will be having our AGM at the Mar 3 meeting. AGM notice and reports were handed out at our Feb 3 meeting. If you did not receive the notice or reports please contact Ruth at secretary.bmqg@gmail.com

The meeting tomorrow Jan 6 has been cancelled.  See you at the next meeting Feb 3. We will be having a Preemie quilt challenge and the theme is Sea to Sky.

We are still looking for book titles for the library fund. The following titles have been suggested by quild members

  1. When Bad things happen to good quilters by Joan Ford
  2. Millerfiori quilts by Willyne Hammerstein
  3. Make it, take it by Krista Hennebury
  4. All things quilting with Alex Anderson
  5. Landscape Quilts by Kathy McNeil
  6. 100 Modern quilt blocks by Tula Pink
  7. All about strips – colorful quilt from strips of many sizes by Susan Guzman
  8. Machine Quilting – free motion & walking foot designs by Natalia Bonner
  9. Layered Waves – a fresh new way to quilt by Karen Eckmeier
  10. Quilting Path : a quide to spiritual discover by Louise Silk
  11. Design books by Ruth B McPowell
  12. Civil War legacies : quilt patterns for reproduction fabrics by Carol Hopkins

If you would like to suggest a title please send an email to the publicity information found on the home page.


Quilt fever


 Over 150 quilts,  Merchant’s Mall, Tea Room, Boutique, Raffle Quilt

Special Presentation by a Modern Quilter Silent Auction Books and magazines to buy Gift Basket auction.



President’s remarks – Welcome back to all old and new members and welcome to all guests visiting today.


Sunshine – approx. 10 cards sent out since the June meeting.

We care quilts – no report

Program – Sept – Nov programs posted Dec  will be have a PJ Christmas party. Feb 2017 will be for preemie quilts theme sea to sky

Community Quilt – The community quilt will be going to R.J. Kent: The Residences located in Port Coquitlam. The pattern being used is called Improv. We will need 120 blocks, block size is 6.5 x 6.5. Please share pattern and don’t photocopy. We only have permission to copy 50 patterns.

Fall Retreat – Retreat at Loon Lake is full. Please don’t arrive any earlier then 10 am.

Spring Retreat – Camp Squeah,  Mar. 17-19. Theme For the Birds.  There are 43 spots available. Registration will start in Nov.

Quilt Show – Last day of registration is Sept. 12. No late registration will be excepted after that date.  For people who have entered quilts into show information packets will be handled out at the next meeting. Make you pick up yours.  Don’t forget to hand in your raffle stubs next meeting. Don’t forget to sign up to volunteer.


La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum has some interesting activities happening. For more information please see their events/workshop calendar They are also hosting a Quilt and Fiber Arts Festival last week of September. For more information click on the link.

For activities in BC  see Upcoming events June

Fat 1/4 themes for 2016/17 have been posted. Start collecting those fat quarters.

Quilt fever

Don’t forget to register your quilt for the show. —- Forms can be dropped off at Quilted Treasures  1140 Austin Ave, Unit 140  Coquitlam, BC V3K 3P5. —- Hours June to August  Tuesday-Saturday 10-5  September to May  Monday to Saturday 10 – 5

2016 Quilt Registration Form    2016-Entry-Rules-and-Guidelines

Quilt shows are run by volunteers. Please sign up to volunteer.  If you need a description of the jobs  go to our Quilt show page

On line Sign up

We’re using VolunteerSpot (the leading online Sign-up and reminder tool) to organize our upcoming Sign-ups.

Here’s how it works in 3 easy steps:

1) Click this link to see our Sign-up on VolunteerSpot: http://vols.pt/bZKmVb

2) Review the options listed and choose the spot(s) you like.

3) Sign up! It’s Easy – you will NOT need to register an account or keep a password on VolunteerSpot.

Note: VolunteerSpot does not share your email address with anyone. If you prefer not to use your email address, please contact me and I can sign you up manually.




Was not able to attend the meeting. Hope everyone had a great time at the Garden party and wore your best hats. 

Here is the Upcoming events for June

Quilts to be entered in our quilt show must be registered by Sept 15. Form and rules available on our website

Don’t forget to volunteer for our show.

Have a great summer, see you in September.



Summer Sandals

Membership: Monica Hay reported tonight’s attendance: 96, guests: 2, new member: 1, renewals: 1. She announced changes to the membership form and is now accepting renewals for 2016/2017. New form is available on the website. Fee remains at $35 for the year.

Sunshine: 1 card sent to Bev Westra

We Care: Diane Williams reported 12 preemies and 46 toques and 6 incubator covers were donated in April. We need 6 more quilts to meet our goal of 150 for the year.

Program/Workshop: Tonight’s program is ‘Machine Maintenance’ with Bernie and Shelley.
Renelle reminded members of the bus excursion on May 28 and the June 10th Wrap-up party.

Publicity: Noreen Miles listed a variety of events that will be taking place in the coming months. Please check the BMQG website for details.  Upcoming events May Lorna Shapiro is having a blow-out sale on June 4.

Archives: Ann Malo reported that photos taken at the retreat are available for ordering.

Community Quilt: Salima Mawji, Director of Annual Giving at RCH was on hand to receive the 2016 Community Quilt. Proceed raised from their silent auction will go to the RCH NICU and Surgical Services.

Spring Retreat @ Camp Squeah, April 22-24/16: Lynn King reported that the retreat was a great success. March 17-19 will be booked for the spring retreat in 2017

Fall Retreat @ Loon Lake Sept 26-29/16: Joanne Nelson advised members that registration is full. She is taking names for the wait list.

Quilt Show 2016 @ Maple Creek Middle School Oct 22, 23/16: Gail Stone confirmed dates and location of quilt show. Raffle tickets are now available (by prepay) from Anne Malo. Anne can also supply a photo of quilt if requested.
Joanne N requests that all quilts be registered by the end of August. Form for registering quilts is available on the website. A 4×6 photo must accompany all registrations (photocopy paper unacceptable). Please include a description/story about the creation of the quilt with the entry form. Registering by the June meeting makes the entrant eligible for an earlybird draw for a free 2016/17 membership. The quilt does not need to be finished before registration. Hanging sleeve must be sewn on and a suitable hanging dowel must be supplied by entrant. Modern and Art quilts will be in same category. Labels will be available at Oct meeting.
See Ruth Stebbing for volunteer sign-up information. You can sign up through the BMQG website or in person at a meeting.

Nominating Committee: Mary Ann announced that she has completed her duties as all positions have now been filled for 2016/2017. Georgina Ferguson and Debbie Miller have volunteered as Members at Large.

New Business: Heather MacArthur will be taking quilt donation for Fort McMurray to Alberta in June. Please have all quilt donations to Monica at Quilted Treasures by 5pm June 4/16.
Wendy Lynn announced a request for quilts from the Delta View Care Centre. No motion was made to make a quilt for donation to this South Surrey facility.
Sharon Jan presented a need by the RJ Kent Veterans residence on Shaughnessy for a raffle quilt to raise much needed funds. The facility is for low income veterans or their spouses and funds are needed for audiobooks, reading lamps and insurance for their bus.
Mary Ann Cox made a motion to reinstate the Community Quilt for this project. Seconded by Diane Williams. Motion carried. Mary Ann and Shirley Leeson, individually, volunteered to coordinate the project.

Virginia Lewis teaches basic sewing skills at a women’s prison and is requesting durable( bottom weight/drapery) fabric donations for making ‘release bags’ by imprisoned women. One metre by WOF pieces of fabric is preferred.

Membership – 1 new member, 6 guests total 106 members in attendance.

We care quilts – 52 Torques, 14 preemie quilts and 5 incubators pads.

Program/Workshops– Ethel Snow was our guest at the meeting and her program was Reinventing your quilter’s voice and finding your Mojo.  There is still room in the May 7 workshop with Shelley and Bernie. Bus trip is full. If you want to put your name on the waitlist please contact Renelle and leave your name.

Publicity – Still need titles for library fund. Upcoming events  April

Community quilt – Finally finished. Monica is quilting it. Will bring completed quilt to June meeting.

Spring Retreat – 41 registered sign up for potluck catalogue.

Fall Retreat – 25 people signed up only need 4 more.D

Quilt show – Organization going well. Still need gift baskets ( sewing items, fat quarters). Don’t forget to register. Deadline will not be extended.

  • Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild’s Lecture
    Friday, May 27, 2016
    7:00 pm at Mountain Equipment Co-op’s Head Office on Great Northern Way
    Tickets are $15/ea.
    Interested individuals can email me at jarchibald@telus.net
     Latifah is one of the original co-founders of the Modern Quilt Guild, her lecture should be both very informative and inspiring.

    Here’s a link to some info

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