September 2017 Upcoming Programs

Panel and Pop-up Shops

If you’ve been good all summer, here’s a chance to be bad, but in a good way – even a great way. Yes, I’m talking about buying fabric. For the September meeting, we’re bringing back the popular panel and pop-up shop combo, welcoming Debbie Miller of the ‘Needle and I Quilt Shop and Sewing Centre’ in Burnaby, and Lorna Shapiro of ‘Quilter’s Dream Fabrics’ out in Point Grey. Hear the ins and outs of how they decide what fabric and notions to stock, what their best-selling lines are, who their favourites designers are and why – join in the dialogue. The third ‘popper’, Christine Hamilton of ‘Made by Me Sewing Studio’ in North Vancouver had to send her regrets.

Rulers Rule Talk by Carola Russell of Carola’s Quilt Shop

Learn everything you need to get started with free motion quilting rulers on your home machine: the foot, the rulers, the supplies and the techniques. Carola is also doing a ruler workshop with us in November and there will be an opportunity to order supplies. Note 15% discount on rulers ordered before the workshop.

Winter Social & Guess the Quilter Game

By popular request, the ‘Guess the Quilter Game’ is back, keeping delicious company with our pot luck winter social. Be prepared for fun and good food. No signup sheet, just bring your favourite sweet or savoury treat to share.

We have lots planned for the 2018, including demos by our members, a tour through the 2017 Birmingham Quilt Show in the UK, and a couple of great trunk shows.
In January, we will display the results of the Row-by-Row challenge – this gives you some extra time over the original plan of showing them in November. Bring your completed work or works-in-progress.