Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild (EMQG) began in 2010 with a few modern quilters and we've been growing ever since. Our members range from beginner to advanced quilters and come from all walks of life! We are a fun loving supportive community joined together with our love of fabric and quilting. You will find us sharing our quilting journey with each other, creating friends along the way. We not only quilt, but dabble in bag making and other new and upcoming sewing trends.
We belong to the Focus on Fibre Arts Association (FFAA)
We are part of the Modern Quilt Guild movement that encompasses more than 100 quilt guilds in Canada, the United States and other countries around the world!
What is Modern Quilting?
Modern quilting is an evolving practice. The definition can be as individual as the quilter. Modern quilting respects the artistry and talent of the tradition of quilting while allowing the quilter to challenge the “rules”. In fact, if there is one rule in modern quilting it would be that there are no rules. Modern quilts reflect the individual personality and personal style of the quilter, as well as the current aesthetic of the day. Styles include, minimalism, maximalism, geometric and simple organic shapes, restricted colour palette, the emphasis of design elements, improvisation, unusual stitching and surface design techniques, etc.
ZOOM BASED AND IN-PERSON OPTIONS
We hold ZOOM sew days three times a week.
Tuesday evenings, Thursday and Sunday afternoons.
We also have scheduled one in-person sew days at the FFAA Studio.
Throughout the year we hold quilt challenges.
March 15,15,17, 2024
This two-day quilting retreat open to members and guests. Join us at beautiful Providence Centre to relax, create and sew to your heart's content in the company of your fellow guild members.
Day 1: 12-9 pm
Day 2 & 3: all day
SHOW AND TELL
MONTHLY ACTIVITY DURING OUR MEETINGS
Each month during our regular meetings we have Show and Tell where members share the projects that they are working on or have completed. Check our Gallery page to see these great creations
BLOCK OF THE MONTH
Members are invited to join in a year long Block of the Month activity. Details in the Members Only Area.
Quilt Alongs are a great way to stay connected and work on interesting projects. Examples of previous activities incluide: Set-in Circles, Quilt Coat Journey, Cotton and the Bourbon Watercolor quilt.
Coming in November 2024
Each year we holed a Fall Retreat.
This two-day quilting retreat open to members and guests. More details to follow in early Fall.
Some of our activities are listed below, but we have a lot more.
The Shelter offers safe refuge and life changing services to women and children who were victims of domestic violence in our community. We provide a variety of quilts in different sizes and designs for women and children in the shelter.
Quilts of Valour
We support Quilt of Valour by creating and donating quilts to veterans.
President, Carmen R
Vice President, Brenda M
Past President, Carolyn P
Treasurer, Gail E
Secretary, Alexa B
2023-24 Committee Chairs
Membership, Shalene C
Program Chair, Sara N
Charity Quilts, Pam C, Jan S
Marketing, Heather S, Carolyn P
Retreat, Wendy C
Website, Sandi B
FFAA Rep, Christine W
Quilt Canada 2024, Heather S
At this time, we would like to acknowledge our presence on the ancestral territory of the indigenous people of Turtle Island-many of whom entered in good faith into treaties with colonizer in a spirit of peace, cooperation and respect. We acknowledge that the terms of these treaties, which bound all generations in perpetuity as joint stewards of the land an all its living beings, have yet to be realized, and most often ignored. We hope that thoughtful reflection abiu the enduring impacts of colonization on First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples will lead to concrete acts of reconciliation.