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 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.


  1. I want to thank everyone, again, for such a warm welcome. It was so nice to feel like I was "home".

  2. So sorry to have missed this one! That Linda is a free motion goddess! And so many lovely projects were shared - thank goodness for the blog update or I would have really missed out!