Sunday, August 28, 2016

September meeting reminder

September is almost here again, and that can mean only one thing... the MMQG is back in session soon!

Our first meeting of the 2016-17 year is taking place on Tuesday September 13th at 7pm at the CRCS St-Zotique in Montreal.

A reminder that the Molinari challenge quilts are due! They need to be quilted, bound and labelled, ready to go! We will discuss our next steps with the Molinari challenge, as well as announce this year's new challenge.

As voted on in June, our dues for this year will be $35. You are welcome to pay in cash or by cheque (made out to 'Montreal Modern Quilt Guild'), and the dues are paid to Josee our guild Registrar.

Over the summer the Modern Quilt Guild posted an article on their blog talking about copyright and 'derivative' works. It has caused quite a stir among the MQG community and prompted a very animated discussion among us at the Twist festival. As this is an important topic for our community, we'd like to discuss it further at the meeting. If you haven't already read the post, you can find it here:

Understanding Copyright, Derivatives and Design Credit in Quilting

Make sure you read not only the article, but the comments as well. The discussion in the comments was so passionate that the MQG edited the post to state that it is 'under review'... at the time of writing this nothing has been changed, but I urge you to check it out in it's original version.

Update: the MQG has since archived the original post and has posted a follow-up blog post: Making Decisions Together

And finally, if this year is anything like last, our meeting room may be very warm so you are encouraged to dress in layers and bring something cool to drink! :)

See you in September!

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