Sunday, March 17, 2019

Hearts for Christchurch

As most of you have probably heard, there has been a deadly attack at a mosque in New Zealand. I'm afraid I don't have any comfort or hope to offer at the moment, as my words fail me.

Angels in Gumboots Hearts for Christchurch

Luckily, Angels in Gumboots have stepped up and put out a call for 6.5 inch green heart blocks to make quilts for the families of the victims. Please see the link above for instructions (size, style, restrictions, etc) as well as where to send them. If you have any questions, please contact Angels in Gumboots directly, as they are organizing this project and can get you the answers you seek.

Montreal-area quilters - we will be collecting blocks to send at our March 23rd Sew-In and at our April 9th meeting. If you would like to send your blocks with ours, you are welcome to! Just bring them by the CRCS St-Zotique on Saturday March 23rd anytime between 10am and 3pm, or drop by the SouthWest Mission in Verdun (corner of Melrose and Verdun) on Tuesday April 9th between 7 and 9pm.

Quilt your hearts out, everyone! 💚

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

March 2019 MQG Updates

Here are your March updates.

Modern Quilt Masters 2019: Jacquie Gering

We mentioned this event in our last monthly updates, but the registrations open on March 14. So if you are interested, go to the Modern Quilt Masters website.

MQG Webinars

This month, the MQG webinar will be led by Cheryl Arkison and will tackle improv. Register for the March 14 webinar "Take the Leap: Facing Your Fears of Improv" here.


Didn't get to attend Quiltcon last month? The recording of the QuiltCon 2019 Awards Ceremony is now posted at You can also see all the winning quilts here!

Thursday, March 07, 2019

Meeting reminder

The March meeting is on its way! (And I hope it's bringing spring with it) We will be meeting on Tuesday March 12th at 7pm in our usual space at the SouthWest Mission in Verdun (corner of Verdun and Melrose).

Boro Bag made by MTLMQG member Cinzia Allocca (@cinzia_allocca)
incorporating old jeans, a jean jacket and a zipper from an old leather purse.

Remember, the "Show Yourself Some Love" Upcycle Challenge projects are due, so get those finishing touches finished up and get ready to share the love with the group!

Also, we will not be having a regular Show and Tell, but rather a themed one; by popular demand, the theme will be your favorite quilting/sewing tool or notion. Think about the things you can't live without when sewing or quilting... do you always use a particular brand of thread? Do you have a soft spot for your grandmother's pincushion? Have you discovered a particular kind of pin that works better than any other? Bring along an item that you just can't live (or sew) without, whether it is for practical or sentimental reasons, to share with the group.

See you on Tuesday!