The Year at a Glance

This is an open-book quiz! We encourage reading ahead!! Be sure to plan ahead for the activity(s) that tickle your fancy and mark them in your calendar for the upcoming year!!!
Sew much fun, it hardly seams fair to non-quilters!

Wednesday, December 12, 2018
The President’s Challenge will be revealed to all -- quillows -- quillows – quillows and as a special treat, Cheryl Martinez from Snowflake Place will speak with the members.

With fun in mind, we’ll have a table game lead by Cynthia Atkins – be on your best game for the Snowflake Activity!

Thursday, January 17, 2019

A busy night ahead so wear your running shoes…..
Go Green Auction – read about MPQ’s contribution to a sustainable world (of quilting).

The action never ends and we welcome SARMAN (Search and Rescue Manitoba) with the potential of a special guest – only those in attendance will know for sure!

Remember your bathing suit because Judy Stupak (MPQ Member) is hosting a good old fashioned Beach Party. Come and hear Judy.

Fun Warning!!
Our February meeting has the highly anticipated Tula Pink Party planned (say that 5 times fast). So while you dig through your stashes and your hat closet, be on the lookout for the complimentary Tula Pink Heart Block Patterns. You might not want to miss this one.

And since the fun never ends and needs to last all through the year, January is introduction of the Vintage Quilt Entry Forms (spoiler alert: Show & Tell is in April). You’ll receive full details at the meeting so mark your calendars today and start 2019 off with a seamingly good time!

REMINDER - Crocus Conference April 27 & 28
Have you signed up for any of the great classes being offered? Register for your spots today!

Wednesday, February 13, 2019
What’s not to LOVE about Valentine’s month? We’ve got hearts, we’ve got sew much love. We’ve got a party planned.

Wear pink. Bring your heart blocks (patterns provided at the January meeting), be prepared to PAR-TAY, MPQ-style.

Expect: Fun & Games Valentine Quiz And a special TULA PINK (only) Show & Tell

*ABC quilts that are not Tula Pink are always welcome!

Saturday, March 16, 2019
Note the Saturday (all day) meeting date!

After the work is done, we’re going to wow and amaze you with Mini Demonstrations until it’s time to eat so pack your lunch and let’s gab about all things quilty. Share your obsession with new and established members-alike as we share a special afternoon dedicated to ABC quilts.

Bring your sewing machine and/or other equipment to contribute in your own special way. We’re sew grateful for your enthusiasm.

*Irons, ironing boards, and a cutting station will be provided.

Saturday, March 23, 2019

Surprise!! Two dates in March! Yes, we said two - like double mint gum we’re two times the fun!
Let’s try something NEW.

A Mini Retreat (one-day event)

In response to many requests to actually SEW at a meeting we will try this on for size. If it is well received by the members it will become an annual event. Come and sew your little hearts out on whatever project(s) you wish – for a full day!

See what others are working on, share ideas, visit with friends, help someone, and just enjoy the day steeped in all things warm and quilty.

Good thing you’re reading ahead – more details to be shared as the day draws near.

REMINDER - Crocus Conference April 27 & 28
Have you signed up for any of the great classes being offered? Register for your spots today!

Wednesday, April17, 2019

Remember way back in January, when we introduced Vintage Quilt Night (or at least when you read about it in this list)? Members will show us an old quilt with an interesting story.

If you’re not showing you will be shown. Settle in for a most enjoyable night of Show & Tell with a bit of a twist.

*Reminder – International Guild Day is May 4. It’s our turn to be hosts so let’s show our American friends a True North Welcome in Friendly Manitoba!

Thursday, May 16, 2019

AGM – your chance to find out just how well your guild is operating.

Fear not, it’s not all business and numbers, Member of the Month – Val Hazelton is coming out of semi-retirement to WOW us. You will not want to miss this!

Thursday, June 13, 2019

The fun rolls right into the final meeting of the year…….. or should we say party of the year…. With May flowers, bring June Garden Parties!

How do we manage to “sandwich” all this fun into one year?

Join us for High Tea accompanied by all the trimmings. Here’s another chance to don your best garden party hat, dig out the white gloves, put on a long flowered skirt or dress, brush up that British accent & the Queen’s wave, and you’re all set.

And what party would be complete without a learning opportunity to watch flowers and birds and tigers and bears come to life in thread. Barb Hayward will present this spell-binding presentation.

Finally, but not least important is a presentation by our newest satellite group the Rip’n Stitchers. Sounds like they’re new in organization, not the idea of rippin’ those stitches.

Come one, come all! What a great way to top off the year. Let’s celebrate, renew your membership, and bid a fond farewell……….. until September!

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