Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Free Motion Quilting: Are you up for it?

Have you been wanting to hone your Free Motion Quilting Skills? Why not drop into our next meeting where the fabulous Linda of Scrapmaster fame will be demonstrating her amazing skills on the machine.

Wednesday May 7th 
7-9 pm in the Maxine Tynes Room at the Alderney Gate Public Library in Dartmouth. 

One of Linda's recent finished. Check out that quilting!

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Michael Miller Challenge

At the April monthly meeting, Members of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild received their fat 1/8th packs containing the challenge fabric for the Michael Miller Challenge sponsored by the Modern Quilt Guild.  Each member received 6 pieces of Michael Miller  fabric
  • The challenge runs from March 2014-June 23, 2014.
  • Winners announced July 8, 2014
  • Members may make anything they want as long as it is quilted!
  • Add in any solid or Michael Miller printed fabric.
  • You do not need to use all the fabrics given to you.

Now, what to do, what to do!   There have been a few ideas floating around.  Anxious to see designs popping up.

Sunday, 13 April 2014

April Sew In!

Our April Sew-In was a ton of fun with lots of sewing and information exchanging, lots of stories and laughing.

5 happy MMQG members showed up with their machines  to spend the day at Linda's house.  Here are Jeanette and Aimee hard at work cutting and sewing. Jeanette got a whole quilt top sewn up!  Can't wait to see how she quilts it.

Aimee was making lots of colourful hexagons with her Accuquilt Baby..

Linda just can't seem to stop sewing tiny scraps together and making them into pillows.

Maybe a rectangular pillow this time.  All those Amy Butler scraps are put to good use
Linda shared her newest project - a wallhanging for her Dad 

Everyone loved Linda's sure does a great job on getting those pieced blocks nice and flat.    

Adrienne's project was taking shape with lots of yellow scraps being sewn into long strips
Dominique had a relaxing time just handquilting away on a project that has been lanquishing for a while.  We all know about that!

Just the cutest!

helping Adrienne decide how big to cut the border for her Bee quilt top. 

Another successful Maritime Modern Quilt Guild  Sew-In Day!  Maybe you could join us next time!

Friday, 11 April 2014

April Meeting and Show and Tell

April Meeting

Last night, at our April Meeting, we enjoyed an information session with Sarah Lyon, Director of Philanthropy at the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia and also a confirmed social media geek (her words!)  Sarah shared her Power Point presentation on how social media will help our guild to grow with lots of statistics and hints.  Thank You Sarah, it was a learning experience for us and we thoroughly enjoyed your talk.  Because we "are makers", our wonderful Adrienne whipped up an awesome cushion to present to Sarah as a little thank you. 
Sarah Lyon showing her new cushion
                                                      Here is our Show and Tell

Adrienne's Giant Star .
Anja's little quilt made with leftovers from another project.  Too cute!
Another strip quilt by Anja. 

Adrienne's  gorgeous  "Summer Tracks" 
Linda with her "Soul Searching" quilt top waiting to be quilted.  A scrapbuster.

This is Jenn's latest amazing project...can you guess what it will be?  I will tell you at the end of this post.
A very springy, modern quilt by Sandra

Jeanette's sweet cosmetic bags.  She is getting ready for her sale at the East Coast Momma Collective sale later this month.

Jenn's new quilt is a hockey rink!  Isn't it just wonderful. Can't wait to see it all finished.   I know a few boys, big and small, who would love a quilt like this.

New members are very welcome! We would love to have you join us. 

Tuesday, 8 April 2014

Housekeeping Items

We are going to vote on our Bylaws at this weeks meeting (Thursday April 10). The bylaws are on the members only page for you to review.

Also, the position of Secretary is open on the executive. Many thanks to Leigh Anne for her contribution so far, but with Leigh Anne dialing in for each meeting it can be hard for her to capture the whole conversation around the table. I hope someone else in the membership will be interested in taking on this role.

AND - a reminder that we are also Sewing In this week on Saturday. Check out the meeting page for details. Again Linda is hosting! Thanks Linda!

See you on Thursday

Thursday, 3 April 2014

April Meeting

Our April Meeting date is just around the corner. I am excited to share that Sarah Lyon will be joining us to talk about Social Media. How we can manage our Social Media, tips for how we can keep information up to date and fresh so that it is interesting and useful, not only for our current members, but also to attract new members!

In her own words, a little about Sarah:
By day I am the Director of Philanthropy at the Alzheimer Society of Nova Scotia. My department holds events, campaigns and does communications. In my off time I am the Public Relations Advisor for the Dartmouth Shore Girl Guides and a national blogger for Girl Guides of Canada. I also am a member of the Halifax Food Bloggers and seem to be an early adopter of online media (a habit that can annoy your significant other when you want to document everything you do)

Of course we will also have Show and Share so bring your modern sewing project(s) and let us ogle them!

Date: Thursday April 10
Time: 7-9 pm
Place: Alderney Gate Public Library Dartmouth, Maxine Tynes Room
Teleconference Number for our away folks:  1-877-385-4099 Participant Code: 9910144 #

Looking forward to seeing you!