Monday, 27 January 2014

Time for our First Sew In!

Our First Sew In is coming up this Saturday, February 1st.

Quick reminder on the details:
Time: 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

Place: Admiralty Place Party Room, 1 Prince Street, Dartmouth. Plenty of parking on the street around the building. 

What to Bring: Your MMQG Member Card,a modern quilting project to work on (or several!) including all your tools and sewing machine if needed, your lunch 

There are plenty of tables and chairs in the room, but if you have an extra electrical cord, I say bring it along! There is a small kitchen, so if you need to heat your lunch up, or store in fridge, you will be all set.

See you there!

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Find me a LQS!

Sunday night and while I am on a fabric fast, that does not stop me from thinking about fabric. I was thinking it would be nice to have a list of Maritime Local Quilt Stores and our Favourite Canadian on-line shops here on the blog. Leave a comment with your faves! Where are you shopping?

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Freebie

Happy Saturday!

Exciting news from the Mother Ship. Each month the MQG is going to be sharing a free pattern for a quilt designed by MQG members. Check out this month's Freebie - Broken Bars


Here is the link to the pattern.

Have a Quilty weekend!

Saturday, 11 January 2014

Quilting As We Go

Quilting As You Go was the theme of this month's guild meeting. I mean we talked business too, but what I love the best is hearing the secrets of other people's sewing rooms. Things like top stitch needles, wonder clips, addiction to Kona Color Cards and twin needles!


Adrienne brought in some samples and gave a demonstration of Quilt As You Go. There are several methods of how you can quilt your blocks,how to join them together, and to the backing.

A Sample QAYG Bloomin' Pillow

After a quick demonstration, some of the members gave it a go! and we all talked about our preferred methods and tips on QAYG.


Here are some on-line tutorials if you would like to learn more about QAYG:

Bloomin' Quilt As You Go from Let's Eat Grandpa
http://www.marcigirldesigns.com/1/post/2011/4/quilt-as-you-go-tutorial.html
QAYG Tutorial from Marci Girl Designs

http://maureencracknellhandmade.blogspot.ca/2012/10/a-quilt-as-you-go-tutorial.html
QAYG from Maureen Cracknell Handmade
QAYG Log Cabins from Stitched in Color
Herringbone QAYG from Maureen Cracknell Handmade

After all of that Quilty fun there was show and tell!

Jennifer shared her Giant Star Burst Quilt and asked for a consult on how to quilt. I think she came away with some good ideas.


A unanimously favorite tool, Wonder Clips. We found out that you can get these at Michael's Craft Stores, Make sure to take your 50% coupons!

Jennifer also brought some cute little Kona Quilts


Jeanette showed off the most adorable bow-tie quilt
Linda brought this amazing bag that she made. Everyone was swooning at that Newsprint fabric. she also showed us one of her first modern quilts. Of course we all had to "name that Kona"


Dominique shared a couple of finishes, a quilt, some luggage tags and this cute computer case which she Quilted As She Went!
Adrienne brought her Summer Wheels Quilt, which was all done in QAYG.

I think we had a fun time learning about QAYG this month. What will we talk about next month? How to attract new members! Now that we are hear, we need to spread the word. Come with your ideas! 

But before we get to our next business meeting...we get a Sew-In Day! Our First Sew-In has been scheduled for Saturday February 1st. What will you bring to work on?

Friday, 3 January 2014

January 9 Meeting

Happy New Year! 

It's time to get ready for our first meeting of the New Year. What's gonna happen when we get together you ask?

First:: We will start out with a little business:
  • If you are ready to join, bring your $25 Membership Fee and your completed Membership Form. The Membership cards are ready to go! We are still working on a bank account so if you could bring cash in exact change that would be much appreciated
  • The Executive is ready to deliver the Bylaws. They are here for your review in advance (fun late night reading!Ha!)
  • We have an open position on the Executive. The Vice-President position is open for nominations.

Second:: Learning Circle
  • Have you ever wanted to learn how to Quilt As You Go? Adrienne Klenck is going to teach you how!

Third::  Show & Tell  (with lots of options)
  • Bring a modern quilty finish to show off
  • Are you in need of a quilty consult? Bring Works in Progress!
  • Do you have a favorite notion / tool / fabric - bring one along and tell us all about it.

Can't wait to see you all!

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