Tuesday, February 14, 2012

The Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild meets this Thursday!

Sophia showing off the door prize

Each third Thursday of the month since June 2010, when I started the Vancouver Modern Quilt Guild, I have been laughing with, learning from, and being inspired by my friends at our guild meeting. The meetings are a highlight of my month and I love them! Our February meeting is coming up on Thursday the 16th and I've made a little Valentine's-themed door prize to give away. It's a log cabin needle book made using Christina - The Sometimes Crafter's pattern. I don't get a lot of time at the sewing machine these days, so it was fun to have a small project that came together quickly and easily!

What is a needle book, you ask? It's a handy organizer to keep your needles tucked away while you're working on a hand sewing project. I've never had one before and I've already picked out some fabrics to make one for myself!

The needles are pinned into the "pages" of the book, which are made from 100% wool felt that I found at local art shop Collage Collage. I've never used wool felt before and it's quite luxurious - the pins slide into it like butter!

So, if you want a chance to win this needle book and other lovely prizes, come on by the VMQG's February meeting at Langara College. I hope to see you there!


  1. cute! Bot the needle book AND the little girl ;)

  2. can i tell you again I am so glad you founded the VMQG - happy hearts day

  3. For those of you who will be at the VMQG meeting and have a chance to win this prize, you are in for a treat. I've seen this needle book in person and it's lovely! Happy quilting...

  4. Super cute...I really like the idea of a small quilting suits my lack of focus...haha!

    Also, I'm super excited to know that collage collage sells wool felt! I thought we Vancouverites might be resigned to online purchasing only! It is indeed luxurious...

  5. Thanks! It was a nice and fast project, indeed!

    Enjoy your trip to Collage Collage for wool felt. They have so much fun stuff in that shop and we love their drop-in art classes!

  6. Holly that is so cute! And you could probably modify the pattern a little to use it for business cards or even as a billfold.

    And I have to check out collage collage next time I'm in town, it looks awesome!



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