Monday, 30 June 2014

Sewing In

Well kids, it was a hot one! Summer has finally arrived and while the sewing was a little hot, we had a great small group of quilters gather for the June Sew In this weekend. We met our newest member Julia, who drove in from Yarmouth, and this was Crystal's first Sew In.


I just love hanging out with chicks who like to talk fabric and rotary cutters!

Crystal was on a Rainbow Rug Mug expedition

Karen was into some serious basting with tiny bias tape!

You never know what you will run into at Sew In. Sometimes it's is a giant tomato pincushion
Adrienne was into more Union Jack Pillows - she is not tired of them yet!
I also found this cute piece of handy work


and...Jennifer made some Christmassy cushion covers. Presents!

There were lot's of other fun projects underway too, but I must admit that the heat sucked the picture taking right out of me :(

July sew in - fans and popsicles people. Fans and popsicles.
Hope to see you there

July 12th
1 Prince Street, Dartmouth
10:00 am to 5 pm


Tuesday, 24 June 2014

QuiltCon Registration Open Now!

Registration opens today! At 8 am PDT/11 am EDT you will find all the discount codes, training videos, and the link to register right on the Community site!
Community Site!
NOTES:
  • Your items must be in the cart for the discounts to be applied.
  • If the link is not loading by 8 am PST/11 am EDT please clear your cache and reload.
  • You must use the code when you register. Refunds will not be offered to unapplied discounts.
  • Your spot in each workshop is not confirmed until your payment is processed. 
  • Link for registration will be sent via email June 24 and posted on the Community site.
  • If a non-member uses a Member Discount Code they will be automatically unregistered and a refund will be issued. For realz.
    Please don’t share these discount codes.

QuiltCon Dates to Remember

June 23  Acceptance letters for Super Volunteers sent
June 24  Registration open for all MQG members 8 am PDT/11 am EDT
July 1     Registration open to non members
July 30   Last day to cancel QuiltCon registration and receive a full refund

Friday, 13 June 2014

June Meeting Recap

Last night, the June meeting of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild was held in Dartmouth, N. S.  It was so nice to see a few new members! 
There are new and wonderful things going on for our new guild.

We discussed making our new guild banner.  Everyone will be involved in this project.  You will have to wait and see.  It will be unveiled in time for us to display it at The Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival.




Also,

We have been invited, to share a trunk show of our guild members quilts, by the Mariners Quilt Guild in Dartmouth. We are looking forward to this and it will probably happen after our show at the Fibre Arts Festival.  We have lots of time to get a few more projects finished up to show.

Guild member Aimee of Candy Coated Quilts, creator of many pixel quilts, gave us all a little tutorial on how she makes these wonderful quilts which use many hundreds of tiny squares. 

Aimee showed us how she keeps everything intact while sewing....she doesn't clip the threads between adding rows! Genius!
                                                                        Our Pincushion Swap











 
Our pincushion swap was a big hit. Looks like one or two pincushions may have been missed during photo taking.  We plan on doing another swap of some sort in the future.

                                                                               Show and Tell

 














We are now looking forward to getting together for our next Sew-In Day. Hope you can make it!  Please get in touch if you need further information. 

June Sew In
June 28th 10 am - 5 pm
1 Prince Street Dartmouth

MMQG Very First Quilt Show

Yesterday was the official launch of the 7th Annual Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival.



We are happy and excited  to announce that our lovely little guild will be part of this wonderful festival, the Largest Fibre Arts Festival in Atlantic Canada.    On October 17 and 18, 2014, we will being having a display of the works of our guild members.  The display will be located in Festival Headquarters, Amherst Town Hall, Victoria Street. 



If you need any information or would like some brochures, please get in touch with guild member  Linda at Scrapmaster

Sunday, 8 June 2014

June Meeting - Don't Miss it!

Our June Meeting is in just four more sleeps! Thursday June 12th 7-9 pm

Location

We have moved out of the Alderney Gate Library and have moved our Business Meetings to the Party Room at Admiralty (same location as our Sew Ins)
1 Prince Street, Dartmouth

Sneak peek at a pincushion - it could be yours!


What's on the Agenda?

Business
  • Time for Nametags
  • Promotion
  • Member Privacy
  • Guild Program Swaps
  • Fiber Arts Festival Committee
  • Guild Banner
Pincushion Swap! Bring a pincushion you made in a bag (so we cannot see it). Bring one, get one!

Program: Pixel Quilts with Aimee

Show and Share: Bring a recent finish or a recent WiP. We do consults!

See you soon!

Monday, 2 June 2014

Upcoming Dates from The Mother Ship

Dates to Remember

 

There is a lot going on these next few months! Below is a list of dates to help keep you on track.
  

QuiltCon

  May30:  Last day to apply for Super Volunteer
  June 1:  QuiltCon schedule released
June 13:  Last day to join as member to receive QuiltCon discounts
June 16:  Last day to update member roster to receive QuiltCon discounts
June 17:  Discount code and registration tutorial sent to all members
June 24:  Registration open for all MQG members
   July 1:  Registration open to non members
 July 30:  Last day to cancel QuiltCon registration and receive a full refund


Quilt Entries

May 30:  Submissions for MQG Special Exhibit at International Quilt Festival open
  July 1:  Submissions for QuiltCon quilt show open
July 27:  Submissions for MQG Special Exhibit at International Quilt Festival close
Nov 30:  Submissions for QuiltCon quilt show entries close
 

Fabric Challenges

July 25:  Extended due date! Photo of project must be entered here
  Aug 1:  Winners announced

Sunday, 1 June 2014

Being Productive

Our guild members are quilting up a storm!   Here are a few links to members blogs so you can see what they are up to. 
Adrienne, our President, just finished a wonderful modern baby quilt  click here to see

and Jeanette has completed a sweet little girl's quilt  click here to see

Jenn finished up the quilt she was making for someone special.  click here to see

Feels so good to say that you have finished a project!
Have you had any finishes lately? Would love to hear about them!