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Welcome Everyone!


Let's start with, we met in person last month. There were 12 to 14 of us social distancing and still connecting with each other. As everyone entered the building, each person was asked to put on their mask, to use hand sanitizer, and answer numerous questions related to COVID-19. We sat at our own tables and were able to visit while doing hand work, cutting, and sewing. It felt good to be together at a distance. 

Since then Winnipeg's COVID-19 numbers have increased so we decided that ALL IN-PERSON MEET-UPS HAVE BEEN CANCELED and we will meet via Zoom until further notice.

Our next meet-up is OCTOBER 18, 2020 at 1-2:30 pm 
Members will be emailed a Zoom invitation before the meeting.

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!
Zoom practice session will be scheduled to get you comfortable using this platform if you need. It's easier than you think. Cindy will send out two scheduled practice invitations before our October 18 scheduled meet up.

Itinerary for October 18th:

  1. Cindy Smyth: WELCOME
  2. Melissa Marginet will present more information about her guild challenge "Challenge Yourself”.
  3. Bonnie Olfert will discuss Membership and MQG membership benefits and the early bird membership prize draw.
  4. Pat Daniels will give a presentation on TNT (threads, needles, and tension) as well as updates on future guest presenters.
  5. Shelley Young will give a recommendation on one of her favourite books
  6. Cindy Smyth will show off all of our members' latest and greatest makes during Show & Share 
    Please email your Show & Share pictures to winnipeg.mqg@gmail.com by October 17th to get in on the fun. We love seeing what everyone has been working hard on!

Guild Challenges



CHALLENGE YOURSELF:
There will be four challenges: September, November, January, March (no new one this month)

The theme of the first challenge is Modern Traditionalism. 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.
 
PLACEMATS:
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”. Show them off at Show & Share and we will make arrangements to collect them from you.

Membership:

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!

Membership Early Bird Prize

Have you registered for your WMQG membership for 2021? Register before October 31st and you will have a chance to win a $30 gift card to local quilt shop Design WallMembership deadline is November 15, 2020. 
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

Social Media:

Do you follow WMQG on Social Media? Make sure to follow us on Facebook and Instagram to see photos from Show & Tell, and other newsworthy posts relating to Quilting in Winnipeg. Have something you'd like to share? Contact us through our social media accounts to let us know!

COMING UP:

October 31 - Early bird 2021 membership registration deadline
November 15 - 2021 membership registration deadline and Monthly Zoom Meet-Up
December 6 - Monthly Zoom Meet-Up
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