“Speed Date with Improv” Zoom Workshop

Last Wednesday, November 4, and Thursday, November 5, mornings we had fun creating improv blocks with Krista Hennebury. Using the Zoom platform Krista showed videos of her directions regarding each block and then provided support as we worked on each one. Zoom allowed us to include two people from Ontario: a quilter from Krista’s wait list, and, Lynda, a SQG member currently in Ontario.

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Whatcom Museum – Modern Quilts

Whatcom Museum in Bellingham had a travelling exhibit of quilts from the Modern Quilt Guild (MQG). The exhibit showed about 60 quilts that were made by past and current MQG members. The MQG has more than 12,000 members across six continents and 39 countries. Support for this exhibit was provided by the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum.

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Berene Campbell – Finding the Cracks of Light in the Darkness

Quote — “Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack, a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in.” — Leonard Cohen

Berene is a local quilt/fabric artist who presented a slide and trunk show to illustrate her journey in coping with anxiety. She guided us through her toolbox of attitudes and actions she used in her journey.

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Community Quilt Delivery

Early in October Les and Marilyn delivered the Hourglass Quilt to the Lynn Valley Legion Branch 114, 1630 Lynn valley Road, NV.  Diana Saboe was excited to receive the quilt and told us that it will be used as one of the prizes in a raffle to raise money in December for the hamper drive.  Thank you to all the members who contributed to the quilt.  We hope to get tickets on their raffle and have them available at the November meeting.

Diana mentioned that the Legion is open to everyone and is trying to build up a positive image in the community.  They do not yet have anyone to set up a website for them but their activities are listed in the Lynn Valley Events Calendar on the Lynn Valley Life website.

May 2018 – Churn Dash Block

Congratulations to Lorna on winning the Pitcher Blocks.  I know she already has plans for them.  Thanks to Anne for showing her wheelchair quilts made with the Envelope Blocks!

Now that Quilt Canada has come and gone I hope you will have time to make the Churn Dash Block.  Please make the background white and the foreground a print in a saturated colour.  Just bring it to the June meeting for a chance to win all the blocks in the lotto!

 

I will not be presenting a new block in June but I will do blocks for September to November.

Happy Quilting, Marilyn