Friday, November 20, 2015

Wall to wall color and inspiration

I really should be working on the back of my showcase quilt, but it's fighting me at the moment so I've put it in the "time out" pile for a bit. So, I thought I'd take a moment to post a few photos from last night's visit to the Fondation Guido Molinari

For those of you who braved the rainy weather to join us, thank you! And for those of you who couldn't make it, please try to find some time to visit the gallery on your own, it is *well* worth the trip! We were welcomed very warmly by Gilles, the executive director, and Lisa, his assistant... they gave us a great little introduction to Molinari's life and work before guiding us through both the main gallery space on the main floor and the rooms upstairs, as well as even allowing us a sneak peek into the basement storage space! They were both very enthusiastic about sharing and discussing Molinari's work and it was a really lovely visit. 

 M. Daigneault in front of a few of the works on display

Stacy and Tamara listening intently to our guides

Wednesday, November 18, 2015

REMINDER: Fondation Molinari field trip

Just a quick reminder, tomorrow night we have the Fondation Molinari field trip! We will be meeting at the gallery space at 6:30pm, please make sure you are on time so we can have as much time exploring the works as possible.

If you find you are in need of transportation, a few of us who work downtown will be driving to the gallery and have room in our cars... send an email to and we will get you sorted out.

Otherwise, look forward to seeing you all there tomorrow night!!!

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Fondation Guido Molinari field trip - Thurs Nov 19th

As promised, here are the details for our upcoming Fondation Molinari field trip. It will take place on Thursday November 19th... we will be meeting at 6:30pm at the Fondation Molinari which is located at 3290 rue Sainte-Catherine Est.

Guido Molinari Equilibrium 1959 / photo Guy l’Heureux
Admission to the exhibition is free and the foundation has kindly agreed to give us a guided tour which will take approximately one hour. Please make sure you are on time so we can start promptly. While you can get there by metro (Station Prefontaine), it seems to be a significant walk from the metro to the gallery. A number of us will be driving so if you find yourself without means of transport, send us an email no later than the night before the visit and we can arrange a carpool.

If you cannot make it on Thursday, the foundation is open to the public Thursdays through Sundays from 1pm to 5pm so you are always welcome to visit the gallery on your own. We also have a small Pinterest board featuring some of Molinari's works you may want to browse, and both the MAC and the MFA have pieces of his in their permanent collections. Joanna will be presenting a Molinari-inspired challenge for us at the January meeting, so however you choose to do it, we highly encourage you to spend some time with his works. :) Hope to see you on Thursday!

Monday, November 09, 2015

November meeting reminder

Just a quick reminder, our November meeting is tomorrow night!

All of the pick-up sticks blocks for the charity challenge are due, so make sure you've got your seams pressed and your blocks cut down to size tonight! Please bring along any fabric scraps you didn't use so we can incorporate them into the finished quilt.

Cinzia will be giving a demonstration on how to attach a sleeve to your quilt for hanging (handy for the showcase quilts, QuiltCon entries or just a favorite piece you want to display at home). If you aren't able to make it tomorrow (or just want to go over the steps later), her step by step instructions will be posted in the Member's Only Area.

We will also be finalizing the details of our Molinari Foundation field trip, and Joanna has some interesting details to share with us... *cue suspenseful music* ;)

We are in need of a volunteer for this month's meeting secretary... no experience needed! You just need to jot down the details of what we discuss so that the minutes can be updated for anyone who is unable to attend the meeting. If you are able to give us a hand with it this time around, please let us know at the start of the meeting.

This month's meeting snuck up on me so I don't yet have the agenda typed up, but I will get it done and posted this evening, should you want a copy. See you all tomorrow!