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Welcome Everyone!

Our next meet-up is NOVEMBER 15, 2020 at 1-2:30 pm 
Members will be emailed a Zoom invitation before the meeting.

Itinerary for November 15th:

  1. Cindy Smyth: WELCOME
  2. Dawn Piasta: Apliquick presentation 
  3. Bonnie Olfert: Membership
  4. Andrea Watts: Book Recommendation
  5. Melissa Marginet: Challenge Yourself Show & Share
    Please email your "Challenge Yourself" Show & Share pictures to by November 14th to get in on the fun. We love seeing what everyone has been working hard on!

FREE Demo/Presentation -

Dawn Piasta will demo Apliquick

Time to fall in love with appliqué — the Apliquick way.  Dawn Piasta will be presenting a short demo that will definitely take away any fear (or dislike) you have of appliqué. The Apliquick tools are an extension of your hands and take the frustration out appliqué. The precision tools were designed in Spain and are made of the finest medical grade steel that will last a lifetime. Beautiful hexies, circles, thin lines, concave and convex curves will be demonstrated. The demo will definitely wet everyone's appetite for appliqué again.  

Guilds are holding board meetings, general membership meetings, classes and informal small-group meetings via Zoom.

Guild members love three things the most:

  • They get to see and talk to each other again!
  • They can see all demos up close when the demo is on screen.
  • They have their whole stash to work from and don’t have to carry anything anywhere or worry about driving or parking!

Guild Challenges

Melissa Marginet, WMQG member at large, has planned a challenge to boost your creativity. We hope you will join in the fun! 

There will be four challenges: September, November, January, March. Melissa will announce the new theme at the November meet-up.

All pieces must be 8.5" x 11". In the end all four challenges must have something to connect them such as colour, texture, shape, or another element that ties them all together.
We are partnering with “Meals On Wheels”, supplying them with placemats for their clients. Here’s your chance to be creative, practice a new technique, use up some of your scrap fabrics or try a new pattern. Keep it fun and cost effective. Suggested size is 13” x 18”. To donate, there will be a box on the front steps of the addresses (at right) for you to drop off your completed placemats during the last two weeks in November.

Placemat drop boxes at:  
- 39 Norilyn Bay (East Kildonan)
- 497 Waterloo Street (River Heights)

Thanks to Marj Moore for the photo and instructions for the placemat.

Placemat Instructions

Cut the following: 
1 piece - 12” sq
2 pieces - 6 1/2” square
2 lining - 6 1/2” square
Borders - 1 x 6 1/2”, 2 - 1 x 12”, 2 1 x 13”


  1. Left side - use one coloured square and one lining. Place right sides together. Sew one edge. Press the lining to the back along the seam.
    - sew the second coloured square to the small border. Add another lining to the other side of the border. Press.
    - Set the the pocket on top of the second lining. Stitch down on both sides. (you now have a pocket).
  2. Right side - sew the 12” borders on opposite sides of the large square. Press.
    - sew the 13” borders on the remaining sides. Press.
  3. Sew the left side and right together. Press.


  1. Cut the backing and batting the same size. Put right sides together, leaving an opening. Turn right side out. Press. Stitch the edge.
  2. Quilt the placemat.


Did you know...
A registration to the WMQG includes a paid member registration to the Modern Quilt Guild!
The benefits to being a member of MQG are many:
  • Advance registration for all MQG events, such as QuiltCon
  • Member pricing specials for the 2021 virtual event QuiltCon Together (Feb 18 - 22)
  • Access to Modern Monthly, an online magazine full of content related to Modern Quilting
  • Patterns, articles, and webinars
  • Fabric challenges
  • Participate in a SWAP and make a new quilting friend!
New Member Registration
Or you can mail a cheque for $60 made out to Winnipeg Modern Quilt Guild, addressed to Cindy Smyth, 39 Norilyn Bay, Winnipeg, MB R2K 3K2.

Book Corner:

Shelley Young made two book recommendations to the membership at our last meet-up:
Quilting 200 Q & A: Questions Answered on Everything from Popular Blocks to Finishing Touches by Jacqueline Finch 

Quilting Modern: Techniques & Projects for Improvisational Quilts by Jacquie Gering & Katie Pedersen
Do you have a favourite quilting book you'd like to share at an upcoming meet-up? Let us know!

Coming Soon:

Join us on Sunday, Dec. 6th at 2pm for a guest appearance with the Quilter on Fire. Born and raised in Winnipeg for 40 years, Brandy is thrilled to come back (virtually) to say hello to her Manitoba friends and demonstrate some Mini Modern Improv. Add some walking foot quilting to the mix and you could have this quilt project finished in time for Christmas.

Brandy Maslowski is a quilter and fibre artist who loves humans, hiking, travel and tea. She is a quilt teacher, speaker, judge and the author of children’s picture book Kristy’s Quilt. She has been a light-hearted stitcher for 30 years. From clumsy beginner quilter all the way to showing her fibre art in galleries, Brandy has a passion for fabric, stitch, colour, texture and everything quilting. She loves to host her annual Ignite Okanagan Quilting Retreat and travel the world with quilters to ignite their creativity with the tag line “More JOY, less OVERWHELM.” You can find her as the Quilter on Fire on Youtube, Facebook and Instagram. Visit her website at or listen in every Tuesday at 1pm Pacific time to the Quilter on Fire podcast.


November 15 - Membership renewal deadline and Monthly Zoom Meet-Up
December 6 - Monthly Zoom Meet-Up including Mini Modern Improv presentation by Brandy Maslowski from Quilter on Fire
January 17 - Monthly Meet-Up (format TBD)
February 21 - Monthly Meet-Up (format TBD)
March 21 - Monthly Meet-Up (format TBD)
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