Monday, 24 October 2016

MMQG October Sew-in Recap

Our October Sew-in has come and gone.  The weather was miserable with lots of rain and wind but still a great turnout of members excited to spend the day sewing.  Just a few photos to share this time.  

Charity quilt donated by Lesley

And another charity quilt donated by Lesley.
 Our charity quilts will be presented to a representative of the I.W.K. at our November meeting.  

Sarah tries free motion quilting,

Barb was making  pillows for some special little people.

Our next monthly meeting will be held Nov. 10.

Saturday, 15 October 2016

MMQG October Meeting - Recap

Another fabulous MMQG monthly meeting happened this past Thursday evening, attended by 30 happy quilters!  Seriously, the room was abuzz with conversation and laughter until our Prez, Adrienne, brought the meeting to order with a short business meeting.  After that, it was time for our in-guild Fat Eighths Swap.  Sorry, no pics to share of the swap but rest assured there was lots of oohing and aahing.  Then it was on to our program for the evening.  No Sew Christmas Ornaments with member Crystal.  She gave a very indepth tutorial on how to make these awesome ornaments.  We think Crystal may have a whole treeful of Blue Jays ornaments ready for Christmas! Thanks, Crystal, everyone enjoyed your program. And thanks, as well, to Shelly for taking all the photos for the evening.  She is a wizard with a selfie stick!

Then we came to the favourite part of our meetings....SHOW AND SHARE!!


A fabulous showing from our members.  Then in conclusion, a group selfie , taken by Shelly, a Sox superfan, to show how we supported her having lost a bet and had to wear a Blue Jays hoodie for a whole day, 24 terrible hours!   

A wonderful, friendful meeting!  MMQGers always have a great time.  Our November meeting will be held on Nov. 10.  Our next Sew-In will be held on October 22.  Get in touch if you need details.  

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

MMQG October Meeting coming up!

Our October Meeting is coming up!

Thursday October 13

7-9 pm

Royal LePage Atlantic

102-7071 Bayers Road Halifax

Hope to see you there and make sure to get in touch if you need more info.

Sunday, 25 September 2016

Charity Quilt Sew-In 2016

We started sewing early on this beautiful fall day.  There were a few quilts still to get finished up in time to donate to the IWK at our November meeting.  Machines were just ahummin' and the room was filled with chatter of 15+ members as the final quilt tops were basted and readied for quilting and binding.  We will have close to 25 quilts to donate.  
Thanks so much to members who made blocks, pieced tops, quilted tops, basted, donated finished tops or quilts, made binding, sewed binding, or donated supplies or money for supplies. 

Our next meeting will be held on October 13 and our next Sew-In will be on October 22.  Get in touch for more details if needed.  

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Winner! Paint Chip Challenge Viewers Choice Revealed

The voting has been hot and heavy these past two weeks. Over 200 votes in fact! Thanks to all who stopped by to take a loot at the talented work of our members.

Tomorrow is a special day, our Annual Charity Sew In. All year members have been making charity quilts using the Square in Square Block for Nova Scotia's primary Children's Hospital the IWK. I think we should hand out the Viewers Choice Challenge prizes tomorrow while all of these amazing volunteers will be working together to finish off this years quilts. Can't wait for the big total reveal!

So, without further ado...the winners are...

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place
Anja of Anja Quilts

Congratulations ladies! Enjoy that amazing thread. A HUGE THANK YOU to Aurifil for sponsoring this year's challenge.

Shout out to Crystal Gammon, our super-amazing Challenge & Swaps Coordinator for organizing such a great Challenge!!  Also big love for everyone who participated in the challenge this year. So inspiring to see everyone's quilty minds at work.

I can't wait to see what the challenge will be next year!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

MMQG Charity Quilt Sew-In

Coming up - September SEW IN

Special Charity Quilt Sew In

SUNDAY September 25
9 am - 4 pm
1 Prince Street - Admiralty Place

Our members will be working hard to finish up our charity quilts.  Please note - Our start time is an hour earlier than usual. Get in touch if you need more details.  Hope to see you there!  

Made by member Karen C.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Vote Now! Paint Chip Challenge Viewers Choice

For the last eight months, MMQG members have been pondering what to make with three paint chip colors that they randomly chose out of a brown paper bag. A challenge indeed! This was our first MMQG Executive Challenge and we were so pleased to see twenty members show off their challenge pieces at the September meeting.

Now we want to know whose piece is your favorite! Thanks to our generous sponsors Aurifil there will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize awarded based on your votes!

1st Prize
12 Spools of 50 WT thread! A special collection from Tula Pink
2nd Prize
10 Spools of 50WT thread specially picked by Karen Lewis
3rd Prize
4 Large Spools of 50 WT tread curated by Victoria Findlay Wolfe
And now - here are your choices - the voting poll is at the bottom of this post.
Voting will be open until September 24th. Thanks for playing!

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