Friday, 12 August 2016

MMQG Monthly Meeting Recap

Our August meeting was attended by 24 amazing members and 3 wonderful guests.  We received a big surprise as two of our guests, Stacey Wilson ,Treasurer of Victoria Modern Quilt Guild and her BFF were vacationing from Victoria, B.C. and decided they just had to spend time with us.  How awesome is that! Stacey filled us in on all the goings-on at VMQG too.   Check out the Victoria Modern Quilt Guild's blog, for lots of amazing quilty eye candy etc.  
Here's Stacey and our President, Adrienne 
 Stacey was so generous to bring along gifts for giveaway to our members.  One of the surprise bags held lots of the
favourite treats you would find and enjoy where they live.  Thanks so much! What fun!

Oh yeah, there was a business meeting in between the gifting and the pincushion swap!
Pincushions waiting to swapped!  

Cathy picks first!

Here's a look at some of the pincushions made by our talented members....

Then it was time for Lori to give her presentation for the evening's program. She spoke to us about her experiences with Spoonflower,  an on-line, digital printing company that prints custom fabrics, wallpaper and gift wrap. Lori helped us get acquainted with what this site has to offer.  She showed us a few of the things that she has designed and then had printed as well as talking about the colour chart and how to go about getting your own design printed on fabric.  Thanks, Lori, lots and lots of great info.

Here's one of Lori's original designs that she had printed on white fabric.

Linda won the grand prize, a Spoonflower Handbook and a lovely gift certificate. 

Then on to Show and Share time...

It was a fabulous meeting filled with good friends and lots of inspiration. See you next month!  Our September meeting will be held September 8.  Get in touch if you need more details.  

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Monthly Meeting Coming Up!

COMING UP SOON - MMQG Monthly Meeting 
August Meeting
Thursday August 11
7-9 pm
Royal LePage Atlantic 
102-7071 Bayers Road Halifax

Bring your nametag for a chance to win a prize.  We will have a pincushion swap so if you bring one, you get one!  Get in touch if you need more details.  Hope to see you there!

Sunday, 24 July 2016

MMQG July Sew-In Day - RECAP

It was a hot, humid, rainy, sunny mid-summer day in Dartmouth, NS on Saturday, July 23.  7 hard-core MMQG members attended and sewed and gabbed and ate popsicles.  
Adrienne worked on a triangle quilt made using her stash of Denyse Schmidt fabrics.  She finished that and started a new strip pieced project 

Crystal worked on a pixel quilt using a preprinted fusible foundation.  It's the way to go if you want perfect seaming.

Shelly brought a fabric basket full of 2 1/2" low volume squares that she speedily chain pieced..hundreds of them!

Susan worked on making a ton of microwave bowl holders.  If you are on Susan's Christmas list.....just sayin'! lol

Sarah worked on a hexie pincushion that may or may not be up for grabs in our upcoming swap.  
Julie's serger was working overtime 

Linda worked on sewing up a quilt top for our MMQG charity challenge.  Two more rows to go! Our September Sew-In is dedicated to working on completing charity quilts.

A small group but a fun group!  A very relaxing sewing day.

Our August meeting will be held on Aug. 11 and our next Sew-In will be held on Aug. 27.  Hope to see you there!  Get in touch if you need more details.