Friday, 28 August 2015

MMQGPE August Meeting Recap


The skies were lit with lightening as 7 members met at  
The Bargain Outlet with eyes sparkling over all the eye candy.  A huge thank you to the store and Kathy N for opening up earlier for shopping and for hosting our meeting.  If you have not been recently and have a chance, stop in as there are a number of quilts on display in the store.

Heather would also like to thank everyone for their patience waiting for her as she was racing to the meeting after a delayed flight from Montreal.  

Heather talked about all the upcoming activities for swaps, bees and the workshop.  Looking forward to seeing everyone's creativity in creating their name tags for future meetings.  Member who wear their name tags will have their name entered into a draw for a prize...

Members shared their favourite 'quilt hacks'.  We had a great discussion and there will be a few ideas adopted I am sure by others.  For those who were not present, feel free to ask those who were there!

For BBF - Heather mentioned Canadian bloggers M-R  (Quilt Matters) Leanne (She Can Quilt).  Their blogs can be found at: http://quiltmatters.blogspot.com/ and http://www.shecanquilt.ca/.

Heather came away with a 'to do' list so watch the blog or Facebook for updates on the upcoming F8 Swap (October) and Quilt Bee block suggestions.  There are still spots open for these activities, so if you are interested in being added to the list, please e-mail maritimemqgpe@gmail.com.


We had a great time with show and tell.  

Cathy V brought her pillow and two jelly rolls!  Wonder what the plan is for those luscious fabrics?


Gail brought her fabric choices for a quilt top she is planning.  Lots of triangles coming up!  Members had fun with suggesting background options.  Can't wait to see what she chooses.

Roberta brought her pillow and quilt she submitted in the recent quilt show.  She also brought a quilt that just needs the binding put on as well as her row by row quilt.



Lucinda shared her awesome tote bag.  It's huge with lots of fantastic pockets in side.  We saw the blocks last month and this is how she used them in her project!  

Heather brought her houses that she is working on for an IG swap.  Progress has been made since the last sew-in!



Stay tuned for info on MMQG PE September happenings. You can stay in touch by following on Facebook too!




Tuesday, 25 August 2015

MMQGPE Monthly Meeting Coming Up!

August Meeting

August 27   7 - 9 pm

Bargain Fabric Outlet
11 MacMurdo Road
North Bedeque
(5 minutes East of Summerside on HWY 1)

Kathy will be opening the shop 1/2 hour earlier for member shopping.  

Bring something for Show and Share.  Love to see what you are working on. 

Get in touch if you need further details.  Hope to see you Thursday!


MMQGPE award winning members

Two of our members entered modern quilts into the 2015 Provincial
Exhibition held at Eastlink Centre in Charlottetown as part of the Old Home Week activities.  The show was coordinated by the PEI Women's Institute. 


 Heather entered 4 modern quilts/quilty items and Roberta entered two modern quilts/quilty items in various
categories and they all won ribbons!  WhooHoo!  It was fabulous to see
modern quilts recognized amongst all the fabulous entries in the show.
Roberta also had other quilts in the show.

Heather's quilts and cushion included: High Tea - Memories of
Airbourne at Eastbourne, Spikes on Fire Hazel, Descending into
Gobblygook and Marsala Hazel. 


Congratulations to Heather and Roberta!  

Here are Heather's award winning entries






 Roberta entered a cushion she made for her
daughter, an optometrist,as a Christmas gift.  The fabric is
certainly representative of her chosen profession!

And one block wonder quilt


awesome pieced back

For more information on all the categories and winners, please go to:
http://www.peiwi.ca/index.php3?number=1053841&lang=E



Might be an idea for PEI MMQG members to start thinking about next year's
show and perhaps the WI PEI may have modern quilt categories in the
future. wink wink


Monday, 17 August 2015

MMQGPE Sew-In Day Recap

The MMQGPE had their Sew-in August 15th with a lot of competition from sunny skies and numerous other activities happening on the island. A small group met in Souris, with a lovely view of the water. 

Lucinda was working on binding her quilt.
Love Lucinda's t-shirt!

Lynda (a guest) was working on binding a baby quilt for charity. 
Very cute!


Heather was working on a number of projects in progress, but primarily her house mini (an IG swap) for her partner. 



Lookin' good Heather



Next meeting for MMQG PE chapter : 



August Meeting

August 27   7 - 9 pm


Bargain Fabric Outlet


11 MacMurdo Road

North Bedeque


(5 minutes East of Summerside on HWY 1)


Get in touch if you need more info and we hope to see you there!

Friday, 14 August 2015

MMQG August Meeting - Recap

Our August meeting was held last evening at Patch Halifax.  Great big thank you to Chris for offering up her shop to hold our meetings. We appreciate it so much!

20 very excited, happy modern quilters showed up to spend the evening talking quilts.  Everything quilty!  It's all about the quilts....and friendships.
We welcomed a few new faces and one new member and also, for the very first time, since joining our guild at the very start, we were very happy to have our Julia attend her first meeting.  Julia lives in Yarmouth, so it is difficult for her to be with us for meetings.  She had her Mom and Sister in tow too.  So nice to meet them all. 
That's Julia on the right with her sister, Jillian


Then it was on to our program for the evening....English Paper Piecing with guild member Jennifer.

She showed us a few of her hand stitched hexie projects and inspired everyone to try out this technique.
We learned lots and Jennifer had a little kit all prepared for everyone to try stitching little hexagons together.  Great Tutorial Jenn!  You rock!



After a short business meeting, Amanda, our wonderful Swaps and Challenges Co-ordinator, presided over our Pillow Cover swap with the Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild.  Our members who participated in the swap,  randomly chose a brown paper bag containing a lovely surprise.

Following is a group shot of guild members with their swap pillow covers as well as a few close ups.  










Then, everyone's favourite part of our meetings, SHOW AND SHARE


Emily's very first quilt!  Congrats to Emily on an awesome job!


Beth is very proud of her "Tardis".  She quilted it on her home machine with a tiny zigzag stitch!  Awesome result.


A work in progress for Dena.  Love that shot of yellow.


Anja is working on a pillow project.  Look at all those triangles!
     



Shauna had an awesome finish!  Congrats to Shauna! 




Wonderful back too!



Jeanette is cranking out the baby quilts!

Beautiful colours and such cute fabrics.  

Placemats by Ann
 

Ann loves the polka dots.  


Lori showed us her work in progress. 


Tracy is working on a Carolyn Friedlander pattern

Natalie showed us her beautiful batik quilt.  Very pretty!

Linda finished up a herringbone baby quilt 

Linda's "Aerial" is all finished and waiting to be gifted 

Another finish for Linda.  

and here's the back...

Another fun MMQG meeting!  We hope that you can join us next time.  Get in touch if you need further details.  
Our next Sew In day is coming up.  Bring your machine and a project or two and spend the day sewing with us.  We have a ton of fun!  

August Sew In

August 22 10 am - 5 pm


1 Prince Street, Dartmouth




Tuesday, 11 August 2015

MMQG August Meeting

August meeting coming up!

Thursday August 13th 7-9 @ Patch Halifax


Our Program – Introduction to English Paper Piecing 

Bring a project for Show and Share (our favourite part of the 
evening)

Hope to see you there! Get in touch if you need more info.


MMQG PE August Sew In Day

MODERN QUILTING ON THE ISLAND!

MMQG PE August Sew In Day is Coming up!

August 15 9-4 pm

Access PEI


Johnny Ross Young Services Centre


15 Green Street, Souris

Hope to see you there. Get in touch if you need more info.


Saturday, 1 August 2015

MMQG PE July Meeting Recap




MMQG PE July 30, 2015 Meeting


We had 8 members at our July meeting in Charlottetown.  The business portion of the meeting included welcoming new members and handing out the membership cards.  We discussed planned activities, passing around sign up sheets and the MMQG display at the NS Fibre Arts Festival in Amherst in October. 

Heather brought in a few quilts/tops using the Quick Curve Ruler as samples for the workshop in November. Stay tuned for further details.


"Urban Pods"

"Urban  Birthday"
The program consisted of a discussion and demonstration of low volume fabrics.  Heather did the first BBF (Book/Blog/Fabric) and chose to share the book “Color and Composition for the Creative Quilter“ by Katie Pasquini Masopust and Brett Barker; the blog “On The Windy Side” along with a quilt made by testing this blogger’s pattern; and brought in a number of fabrics by Cotton + Steel (love the selvedges).  


"High Tea" by Heather


A great big special Thank You to Mad About Patchwork who provided patterns for our draw.  There were 8 winners!  From the PEI Chapter – Dianne S, Roberta G, Lucinda H and Liz D.  Other members who won were – Betsy M, Cathy S, Barb F, and Shauna S.   


Our meeting concluded with the fabulous works of our members. 



 Gail shared some of her grandmother’s quilts with modern elements.







Lucinda had a WIP and a finish.




Colleen had a fabulous quilt with edgy edges!



Dawn’s quilt was bright and cheery with a fabulous minky back.








Cathy brought in two quilts, quilted by Liz.






It was an exciting meeting and we hope that you will join us next time.  Click on this link for the schedule of Meetings and Sew-Ins for the rest of the year.

Happy Quilting!