Our 2012-13 year of meetings and workshops has come to a close. The Guild has had an active and busy year with some terrific programs at our meetings and workshops to tempt all levells of quilters. We are so fortunate to have such a dedicated membership who come out and support our Guild's activities. Thanks to all who have helped and volunteered over the past year.
Plans are well underway for the 2013-14 year with more workshops and more wonderful programs. Our new membership year has started with almost 3/4 of our members renewed already. If you want to mail in your cheque to join or rejoin the MBQG see the "membership" link in the sidebar.
The executive will continue to work through the summer to make plans and discuss future events for our next year and beyond. If you have any ideas don't hesitate to suggest them. There is a Guild email address in the sidebar and your message will be forwarded to the appropriate person.
Congratualtions again to our member Laurie Swim who received the Dorothy MacMurdie Award at the annual general meeting of the Canadian Quilters Association. With Laurie's award that gives us 3 members who have received the Dorothy MacMurdie Award, Barbara Robson in 1997 and Valerie Hearder in 2005.
" The Dorothy McMurdie Award is Canada’s most prestigious quilting award. It is presented annually by the Canadian Quilters’ Association/Association canadienne de la courtepointe. The recipient of this award will have made a significant contribution to quilting in Canada and may be a quilter, teacher, author, researcher, historian, collector and/or editor of a quilting publication. The purpose of this award is to recognize these individuals and pay tribute to their accomplishments as well as to establish documentation of their contribution to our Canadian quilting heritage.
Dorothy McMurdie (d.2003) was a charter member of the CQA/ACC and a long-time supporter of quilting on the local, provincial and national levels. She provided an endowment fund to the Association that, for a number of years, was used to fund an Education Bursary and the Joseph McMurdie Awards of Excellence in Piecing and Appliqué."
Be sure and check our Flickr Photostream for lots more pictures from our show and tells and the 2013 Dessert Party.