Sunday, 27 September 2015

Our First Charity Sew-In

Our First Charity Sew-In Day was a huge success.  15 happy, hardworking, talented quilters showed up to sew together 8" HSTs that were made by members and collected over the past several months.   Once the blocks were made into 64" x 80" tops, the basting began.  Generous members also donated the backing fabrics. Machines were humming away fast and furious as the quilting began.  At the end of the day there were 8 quilts in various stages of doneness. A few quilters took the quilt they were working on home with them to finish up.  All in all....Awesome!  Thanks to all MMQG members who donated, sewed, basted, pressed, quilted, made binding and travelled from afar .     You rock!   We will be donating these 8 quilts to The Lodge that Gives , a refuge for those travelling to Halifax for cancer treatment.  Stay tuned for the final reveal.  

Working together 

Jeanette stitching up a design.  Looks great!

Cathy getting started on quilting

Lesley and her awesome travelling table came all the way from Cape Breton to help us.  



Scrappy binding was being made


First finish


Betsy drove from Annapolis Royal to spend the day with us.  Check out her design.




Adrienne has one totally quilted and ready for binding.  


Pieced by Sandra and quilted by Jenn. A total finish!

pieced by Kathy and Lesley

Valerie designed and quilted this beauty.

made by Jeanette

A together shot.  


 If you would like to see these quilts (plus more to come) up close and in person, before we donate them,  we will be displaying them at our quilt show in Amherst, NS, as part of the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival on October 16th and 17th.  Stay tuned for more details on our quilt show.  


Friday, 25 September 2015

MMQG - PEI September Meeting Recap


There were 11 members and 2 guests in attendance at the September meeting which was held at West Royalty Community Room, Sobey's, 39 Babineau Ave., Charlottetown. One new member was signed up! Welcome!

Our members were very creative in showcasing their name tags they made.  Dianne shared her story behind her name tag using Jean pockets.














Eleven mug rugs were exchanged.  They were varied and awesome!  We even got a group shot courtesy of one of our guests (thank you).







Our Queen Bee this month is Lucinda and she shared her block and provided the background fabric.  All bee mates will bring the block to the next meeting.  Cannot wait to see the variety of fabrics used from people's stash to make her block.

BBF (Book/Blog/Fabric) covered Make Modern e-magazine and various print magazines showcasing modern quilts in place of one book; the blog showcased was Play Crafts (www.play-crafts.com/blog), whose author is this month's MQG quilt designer and Zen Chic's fabric lines were showcased (some Zen Chic fabrics were also part of the IG FQ bundle giveaway).

Gail won the fat quarter in the name tag draw and Liz won the IG fat quarter 
bundle from Fabric Please!  Thank you Rita for providing the IG prize.

Everyone enjoyed Cathy's Carrot cake!  Delicious!!! Thanks Cathy.  
And then it was time for Show and Tell.  Here's a look at all the wonderful work of our members.














Next meeting will be held on c October 22nd -  7 p.m. 22nd 7 p.m. 
at the Bargain Fabric Outlet, 11 MacMurdo Rd., North Bedeque, PEI. 
 Hope to see you there.  Get in touch if you need details.

Thursday, 24 September 2015

MMQG September Charity Sew-In

Just a reminder - MMQG September Sew-In is coming up.
September 26 10 am - 5 pm
This month's Sew-In will be dedicated to putting together our charity quilts. Bring your machine and your lunch and maybe a friend too. 

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


Monday, 21 September 2015

MMQGPE - September meeting

It's almost time for the September monthly meeting of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild - P.E.I.


September 24 7 - 9 pm
West Royalty Community Room, Sobeys
39 Babineau Ave
Charlottetown


Hope you can make it and if you need any more details, please do not hesitate to get in touch.



Saturday, 12 September 2015

MMQGPE September Sew-In Recap


It was a grey drizzly day on the Island and Heather and Kathy took advantage of the Sew-In hosted by
Bargain Fabric Outlet in North Bedeque, PEI, 
Saturday September 12. 

There was much laughter and discussion but they were focused on accomplishing a few things.  Heather had to relearn how to wind a bobbin using her backup machine - amazing how one forgets things can be different on different machines! They.were later joined by Gail who was curious to see what they were working on and looking for fabric in preparation for the November workshop.

Heather was working on her son's wedding quilt blocks



 and Kathy was working on her name tag. Fabulous!!!

All three managed to add to their fabric collection by taking a break to shop for current and future projects, the perk of having your quilty get-together in a fabric store1 No pictures were captured of those lovelies..Sorry, too busy buying fabric!

The next MMQGPE meeting will be held Sept 24  7 - 9 pm 
 at West Royalty Community Room
39 Babineau Ave. 
Charlottetown, PEI

The next MMQGPE Sew-In will be held  October 10  10 - 4
at West Royalty Community Room
39 Babineau Ave.
Charlottetown, PEI

Hope you can drop by.  We would love to see you and see what you are working on.  
Get in touch if you need more info. 

Recap - MMQG September meeting

Our September meeting was held Thursday, Sept 10 at
 Patch Halifax on Robie St.  Congratulations to owner, Chris, on the birth of her new son.  All our best to you!
  
It was a very exciting meeting.   23 happy quilters attended and  4 new members joined our guild.    After a bit of business was discussed, members who participated in the Mini Quilt Challenge exchanged their secret swaps.  Each participant had filled out a questionnaire so that their partner would know a bit about their likes and dislikes to help with ideas on what to make. All the mini quilts were wonderful.  It was easy to see that lots of thought and care went into each one. 
                     Congratulations Everyone! Awesome job!  

                        ~ MMQG Mini Quilt Challenge ~
























                             ~Then on to Show and Share ~
































Our next meeting will be held on October 8.  Hope you can make it.  And remember, you don't have to be a member to attend our meetings or sew-ins. The first meeting is free and after the first meeting, guests pay a $5 guest fee.
Please get in touch if you need more info.  maritimemqg@gmail.com


PS...the lucky winner of the MMQG curated bundle "Heather's Island Beauty" (curated by PEI lead Heather Jarmyn) donated by Fabric Please! is 
                                       Jennifer T.Z. 

Thanks so much to Rita for making this giveaway happen.