Tuesday, 30 December 2014

January Annual Meeting

Happy New Year!

January is just around the corner! Time for our Annual Meeting on January 8th. We have a very full agenda!
  • It is time to renew your membership - or Join Up!
  • Our Swap is a fabric Charm Squares Swap. Bring 56 - 5" x 5" fabric squares in modern dots / stripes patterns to participate in the swap - you will get 56 charms back!
  • Program will be a  Skill Builder: How to Make Half Square Triangles
  • Show & Share - Bring a current work, work in progress to show and share
Hope to see you on the 8th at Patch Halifax!

Monday, 1 December 2014

November Sew-In Day Recap

 This past Saturday saw MMQG members gather for our November Sew-In Day in Dartmouth.  The machines were humming along, fabric envy was happening, consultations were sought, laughter and gabbing and lots of quiltmaking was going on.  Here are a few shots of the action!

Don't you just love Valerie's cute little ironing table!

Barb  sewed and sewed and sewed
and...made an awesome quilt top

Dominique brought a tub o' fabric to play with

Handstitching binding was on Linda's to-do list for the day

Val started with this

and....ended with a wonderful zippered for pouch for a someone special gift

Beth started with a jelly roll
and...went home with her first quilt top

Anja was very productive and worked on a few projects during the day

Susan was whipping out the cute little pouches. 

Everyone admired Anja's awessome new bag...a  giveaway win. 

 Oh yes we do! You should come sometime! 

Thursday, 27 November 2014

MMQG Sew-In Day

It's Sew-In Time again! Bring your machine, a project or two, your lunch, your nametag and join us :

November Sew In
November 29 10 am - 5 pm
1 Prince Street, Dartmouth

Hope you can make it! Get in touch for further details.
Photo: It's Sew-In Time again!  Bring your machine, a project or two, your lunch, your nametag and join us :

November Sew In
November 29 10 am - 5 pm
1 Prince Street, Dartmouth 

Hope you can make it!  Get in touch for further details.

Saturday, 22 November 2014

MMQG November Meeting Update

Our November meeting was all about us! We gathered together at Patch and after a bit of a business meeting, the fun began.  Since our one-year birthday was happening, there was cake!
and also lots of prizes!

Some members attending brought along their very first quilt and also what they are working on now.  How incredible to see the progression of style and skill over the years.  Some have been quilting for many years and some have just begun.  Here are a few shots of before and today.

A few additional quilts were shown too!    A ton of inspiration!

Also, here are our zippered pouches all ready to be sent to the Victoria Modern Quilt guild in B.C.
We are looking forward to the Swap.

November Sew-In
November 29 10 am - 5 pm
1 Prince Street, Dartmouth

December Meeting
December 11 7-9 pm
Ela Restaurant Dartmouth Crossing
RSVP tomaritimemqg@gmail.com by Nov 28th

There will be NO Sew In in December

Monday, 17 November 2014

Welcome to MMQG

Hello Blog Hoppers!  Welcome to the Maritimes!  Glad you dropped by. Not only is it the 3rd annual Blogathon Canada, sponsored by Sew Sisters Quilt Shop but it is also our one-year Anniversary!

Our November meeting at Patch Halifax.  

The Maritime Modern Quilt Guild was started in November of 2013 by Adrienne Klenck of Chezzetcook Modern Quilts.  A dream come true for her…to gather like-minded modern quilters together in our region…a place to share, inspire and just have some plain old fun with our common passion. She sent out the call via Blogland and 6 excited quilters showed up; the MMQG was born. 
To date, 34 quilters have joined in and become members.   Although the MMQG is physically located in the Halifax/Dartmouth area, quilters who live too far to join in, can still be a part of the fun!  For example, modern quilters have travelled from Annapolis Royal, Yarmouth and PEI to join in from time to time, bringing along some amazing modern quilts to show and share.  We are a talented lot here in the Maritimes!
Monthly meetings are held as well as the very popular monthly Sew-In Days.  Check out the MMQG blog for dates and times. 

Here are a few examples of  some works by our members

        We are accepting new members!  We do have a ton of fun.  You can contact us directly at maritimemqg@gmail.com
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy the rest of the Hop!

Tuesday, 11 November 2014

2014 Wrap Up Survey

With our very first year starting to wrap up, we are looking for your views on how the group is going. A few minutes of your time is all that is needed to complete this quick and easy survey.


Thank you!

Sunday, 9 November 2014

F.U.N. with F.M.Q

Oh yes, we had fun!  5 awesome MMQG members arrived at Linda's house for a day of skill-building and problem-solving.  The object of the day was to take the fear out of free-motion quilting and getting comfortable with your sewing machine so that successful quilting is achieved.
Here's a few photos of how well everyone did with their first attempts and there were promises made to practice, practice, practice!

Barb learned a lot about her new machine and ended up making some wonderful designs. 

Some serious quilting going on here

Shauna practicing her loopy hearts on paper first.

Tracy had a bit of a struggle with her bobbin but all was well in the end. 

Val caught on very quickly and produced some wonderful stitching.

Susan's hearts and stars

Tracy is a natural!

Shauna gets more and more confident.

Val is very creative! 

Pretty good for a first attempt!