Tuesday, 27 May 2014

MMQG May Sew-In Day

Quilty activity in this corner of the room.

Once again, a successful Sew-In Day, and a wonderful time was had by all!   Ten amazing quilters, all working on their own  projects.  Some projects were very new and some not so new UFOs.  Lots was accomplished and everyone enjoyed being together, doing what we collectively love to do.

Betsy was rockin' the scraps!

Who's that peeking at you?   You will see at the end of this post

Jenn's Sochi Diamonds is all quilted up and ready for binding. 

Jeanette machine quilted this sweet quilt and has the binding ready to go on.  Lots accomplished today.

Linda is putting the finishing touches on her entry to the MQG Michael Miller Challenge

Amanda's pile of gorgeous strips

Amanda's machine.  A beauty!

Anja's pretty block.  Very cool technique - sewn on a foundation

Karen's "snowball piecing" technique.  Very tiny and very interesting!

Adrienne's strippy modern quilt all finished and ready to use.  Also, the pillow that Linda made for Adrienne from scraps. You can read about Adrienne's pillow here

Karen's amazing applique quilt top.  tiny, tiny bias strips and some piecing as well.  Just gorgeous!

Linda was working on her Christmas quilt. 

It's Bill Cosby!   This quilt is made by Aimee of Candy Coated Quilts for entry in the Modern Quilt Guild's Michael Miller Challenge.  Isn't it fabulous!  Can't wait to see it all quilted up!  Way to go, Aimee!

Can't wait for next month's Sew-In Day.

Monday, 26 May 2014

Aimee's Bill

Our Aimee has been working on her MQG Michael Miller Challenge and just look at her creation in progress.  Isn't it wonderful! Can't wait to see it completed. 

The creativity is flowing and Our guild will have some amazing quilty goodness to enter in the Challenge. 

Thursday, 22 May 2014

The MMQG May Sew-In

Saturday, May 24, is the day!  The day for the May Sew-In Day of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild. 
We hope to see you there.  Joining in on our Sew-In Day is a great way to help you decide if you would like to join our lovely modern guild too.  Lots of inspiration and lots of help with quilty decision-making too! Please feel free to get in touch if any further details are required. 
We hope to see you there.
Sew-Ins for the MMQG are on the fourth Saturday of each month from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. The first Sew-In is free and after the first Sew-In, guests pay a $5 guest fee.
When you come to a meeting, please bring:
  • your MMQG member card, dues ($25) or guest fee ($5)
  • a modern quilting project to work on (or several!), your machine
  • your lunch
  • your name tag – if you have one!

May 24 - Admiralty Place Party Room: 1 Prince Street, Dartmouth

Monday, 12 May 2014


Here it is! Our new guild logo...designed just for us by Eric Miller of Dartmouth Clothing Co.  Big thanks to Eric for creating such a wonderful logo for our guild. We think it fits us to a tee!

You should really head over to Dartmouth Clothing Co. to check out Eric's other handwork. Some amazing shopping opportunities there :)

Now that we have our official logo, you will be seeing us everywhere!

Friday, 9 May 2014

May Meeting

This past Wednesday evening was  the May meeting of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild. and oh, what quilty fun we had!  After a very short business meeting...our new logo was voted on....more on that later...the announcement was made that our lovely little guild had been accepted to participate  in the annual Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival in beautiful downtown Amherst,, Nova Scotia. This Festival is a 5 day celebration of all things fibre: knitting, quilting, rug hooking, and so much more. Featuring many creative workshops, exhibits, and hands-on demonstrations, the festival offers something for everyone! If you’re looking for a little fibre in your creative diet, then this is the festival for you! October 14-18, 2014. More on this later too.  We were all about freemotion quilting and showing off recent projects.

Linda, from  the blog  Scrapmaster, a guild member, gave us a look at how she approaches freemotion quilting.  We got lots of tips and hints.

And then, we had Show and Tell.  OMG...such wonderful work by members.  Here are some highlights.....Some wonderful projects completed and in progress.  Lots of inspiration! 

Linda's first improv quilt

Another one from Linda - lots of swirly quilting

and yet another one from Linda - a table runner using up Amy Butler scraps

Jeanette's fabulous baby quilt

Cathy showed us her wonderful appliqued circle quilt.  A very modern quilter!

Sandra's gorgeous roomy totebag

Jo's Day and Night quilt ready for quilting and she received some great ideas from guild members.day about her experience with finding a new quilty place to be and we are very lucky to have her join our group
 Check out Jo's blog post today about her experience with finding a new quilty place to be and we are very lucky to have her join our group

Newbie Amanda showed us her wonderful Christmas runner and stocking.  Everyone was impressed with her amazing stitiching.

 A great time was had by all and we are anxiously awaiting our next get together, our monthly Sew-In which will be held on May 24 - Admiralty Place Party Room: 1 Prince Street, Dartmouth.  Bring you machine, a project or two and your lunch.