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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
     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

President remarks – Greetings to new members and guests. March full of member’s birthdays.

Membership – 98 members in attendance and 2 new members

Sunshine – 2 cards were sent out

We care quilts – 89 Torques and 56 preemie quilts

Program/Workshops – We welcomed a former quild member Bridget Red who did an very interesting talk on the world of quilt travel. A local bus trip May 28 has been arranged. At the time of the meeting the bus was almost full.

PublicityUpcoming events Mar

Spring Retreat – Packages available for pickup for those registrated. Do not forget to bring serving spoons for your dish that you will be bringing for the potluck.

Fall Retreat – 19 have registrared for the retreat. 11 more spaces available. If not full by April meeting we will be opening up to other quilds. Cost $510.

Quilt Show – Registration forms are on the website and deadline is Sept 15. Show setup will be Oct 21. Silent action and gift basket items donations are still need. Still need items for the boutique. 70 challenge kits have been handed out.

New Business

Scholarship policies were reviewed and some changes were made. Royal Columbian Hospital Foundation is looking for volunteers to sew edging on blankets. If interested in helping please contact Wendy.



The Saturday drop in Feb 27 has been cancelled.

Happy New Year everyone!!!!  2016 should be an exciting year.

Presidents remarks – Will be reviewing our policies and may make changes to them. Don’t forget to bring your own coffee cup otherwise you will be charged 25 cents for a cup.

Membership – 4 guests, 4 new members and 111 in attendance.  Total members 166.

Sunshine – 2 cards sent out

We Care Quilts – 65 toques, 10 preemie mats and 3 lap quilts.

Program/Workshops – A big thank you for the December party. Everyone had fun. Stacey Murton showed us her wonderful quilts.

Don’t forget to bring your bingo card  to the Feb meeting.  If you don’t have time to make a card there will be a few available to buy.

bingo card


Check the Program/Workshop page for uncoming events. There may be still room in some of the workshops. If interested please contact Renelle Acres.

PublicityQuilt Canada 2016

Spring Retreat – Apr 24-27  It is full and there is a waiting list.

Fall Retreat – It was decided that the fall retreat will be at Loon Lake located at the UBC Research Forest Maple Ridge. Sept 26-29 3 nights 4 days. Cost $510 Will take 30 people.

Quilt Show –  Date Oct 22 & 23.  Sept 15 deadline for quilt registration. Need to submit a 4X6 picture of your quilt with your registration. If you get your registration in by June you will be entered in a draw. Need door prize baskets, things for the silent auction, boutique items. The Quilt show challenge theme is black & white. $2.00 for the material. Need 6 walkie talkies for security.

Annoucements –

  • It was suggested that we start collecting for the food bank. If you would like to bring some food donation to the meetings we will take to Share.  We collected over 100lb of food at Dec meeting.
  • Free Motion workshop Feb 20 there was room for 4 more people Location Maple Ridge Cost $50. If interested please contact Mary Ann Cox.


Membership – We had 3 Guest & 6 new members total of 102 members in attendance.

Sunshine – 1 card was sent out.

We care Quilts – 74 toque, 19 NIC pad, 11 preemie quilts and 4 lap quilts.

Program/Workshops – Dec 4 meeting will be a Hawaiian Christmas theme. Please bring 2 1/2″  45″ long jelly roll strip in Xmas fabric.

Please note for Potluck :

If your last name begins with

A-L Bring Appetizers  

M-Z Bring Desserts



Taking registration for May 14, 2016 workshop Cost $50.00. Autumn Splendour Bag with Shelley and Bernie of The Little Oak Pattern Co. Workshop will be held at Burnaby Centre for Community Inclusion (drop in location)

We had Wanda Mowry as our guest and she showed us many of her beautiful quilt. She will be doing a workshop on Nov. 14.

February 2016 meeting we will be having a quilt bingo and a preemie quilt challenge animal theme.

  • Quilt Guild Bingo Game card instructions   Materials for 1 (10 ½ inch) card Each fabric must be chosen from one of the following categories: batik, floral, geometric, heart, leaf, metallic, holiday, novelty, paisley, plaid, solid, star, stripe, or 1930s print. Use a black print for the centre square.   5  – 2 ½“ squares assorted yellow and orange prints 5 – 2 ½“ squares assorted red prints 5 – 2 ½” squares assorted blue prints 5 – 2 ½” squares assorted green prints 5 – 2 ½” squares assorted pink and purple prints 1 – 2 ½” square black print   Block Assembly
  1. Referring to drawing of blocks, join 5 yellow/orange print squares to make 1 row. In the same manner, make 1 red, 1 blue, and 1 green row.
  2. Join 2 pink/purple squares. Make 2 pink/purple pairs. Join one pink/purple pair to each side of the black square to complete pink/purple row.
  3. Join rows, placing pink/purple row in the centre, to complete 1 Bingo Game Card block.


Yellow/orange Red Pink/ purple Blue Green
Yellow/orange Red Pink/ purple Blue Green
Yellow/orange Red Black Blue Green
Yellow/orange Red Pink/ purple Blue Green
Yellow/orange Red Pink/ purple Blue Green

*for colour photo see 

Fall retreat – Nov 20-22 full Theme is Xmas at the cabin.

Spring retreat – April 22 at Camp Squeah.  Full

Community quilt – 5 more blocks need. Aim is to have it completed by Feb. 2016.

Quilt show – Looking for quilting magazine 2000 or later to sell at the boutique. Looking for items for the boutique so start sewing and quilting.

Old Business – Heather needs AGM reports by Dec. Blue Mountain business cards available from Heather.  Still looking for titles for Library Book fund. Please submit to

Block of the month – December meeting – winter white

No correspondence

Membership – over 100 members in attendance.

Sunshine – 2 cards were sent.

Community Quilt – 15 more blocks still needed.

Spring Retreat – April 15-17 Camp Squeah. Cost will be $165. We will start taking registration at our Oct 30th meeting.

Fall Retreat – is full over 30 people have registrated to attend.

Quilt Show – Show title is Quilt Fever. Committee would like suggestion of names of who to give the money from raffle to.

raffle quilt (320x213)  Raffle Quilt.

Program – Oct 30 – Wanda Mowry a few spaces still available for her workshop Scrap Busters block  $30.

Dec 4 – Hawaiian theme Christmas Party

Feb – Preemie challenge quilts and the theme will be animals.

Marvin Ecker gave a truck show and showed us a great many of his beautiful quilts. He will be teaching a workshop next day.

Publicity – Upcoming events

Announcements – Please send in suggestions of book titles for our library donation.

Flicker account – invitations now being sent for our account.

Fat Quarter – next meeting theme will be Christmas prints.

Reminder our Nov meeting will be on Oct 30.



President’s remarks – Thank you to all retiring board members and volunteers who are not returning.  Reminder that AGM reports are need from last years board members. Please send to Heather. Needed for the Feb 2016 meeting.

Membership – 6 new registration and 100 renewals.

We Care Quilts – We deliver toques, quilts and incubator matts (18 x 24) to the NIC at the Royal Columbia Hospital. We also make quilts for the Hospice and elementary schools in the Tri Cities. For new members who want to make preemie quilts the first supply of batting and quilt backing is $5.00 and after that it is free.

Program – Summer Challenge due at Oct meeting. 3 spaces still available for the Marvin Ecker’s workshop. 1 space still available for Wanda Moyer’s workshop (Nov).

Publicity see attached

Archives – prices for pictures will be the same

Community Quilt – more blocks are need.  Instructions are under Donations.

Fall Retreat – Still room need max of 35.  Date is Nov. 20-22. For those members that had registrated for the cancelled Summer retreat and are not able to attend the Fall retreat you will be able to get a refund.  Please contact Joanne.

Quilt Show – Committee is having it first meeting Sept 9.

New Business

Had a guest speaker from Art Connect.  Has asked if we are interested in putting a quilt or quilts into a show that they are having to save Riverview. See attached for further Info

Judy Villett is offering a workshop in New Westminster. See attached for further info

We now have business cards and will be delivered to local shops. If interested in having some please contact Heather.

Library book committee looking for title suggestions to give to the Terry Fox library so they may purchase with the monies from our donation. Please send any suggestion to the publicity email that can be found on the home page.

Our guest for the evening’s meeting was Kirsten Chursinoff who showed an textile art slide show of her work. Her art is on a much smaller scale then many of the quilts that are members make. Very interesting slide show. Here are some pictures of her work.




There will be a drop in on the 29th 10-3. For location please see Saturday drop in.

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