Saturday, 28 March 2015

Recap of our March Sew-In Day

A Finish!  WooHoo!  Go Julie!

A great time was had by all today at the March Sew-In of the Maritime Modern Quilt Guild.  Special thanks to Atlantic Fabrics for hosting our get-together.  The room was well equipped with irons and extension cords and cutting mats and lots of tables and of course, a whole fabric shop!

Here are a few highlights from today.

Lots of piecing for a special project

Git 'er done!

serious piecing!

Modern Featherweight Fun!   

Machine Quilting 

Lots of room 

Quilters always play by the rules!

packing up to leave after a productive day

Keeping watch on all the chain piecing going on

Who doesn't love a Noodlehead Bag?

Even though it was snowing (again) today, our Sew-In was well attended by excited, happy, modern quilters.  
Hope you can make it to our next Sew-In which will be held on April 25.  Stay tuned for details!

Friday, 27 March 2015

March Sew-In Day

Just a reminder ---------  Our March Sew-In Day will be held on Saturday, March 28

Location: Atlantic Fabrics at 114 Woodlawn Rd, Dartmouth  

Time: noon til 6 pm

Bring your machine, a project or two and prepare to have a ton of fun.

BTW - Sew-Ins are free for members. For non-members the first Sew-In is free and after the first Sew-In, guests pay a $5 guest fee.

Hope to see you there.  

Saturday, 14 March 2015

MMQG March Meeting

 Our monthly meeting was held Thursday, March 12 @ Patch Halifax on Robie St.  Thanks to Chris for letting us use her shop for our meetings.    17 excited quilters attended.
Our business meeting was short and sweet.  We talked about our charity quilt project and decided to get a headstart on sewing up some tops since we have so many blocks to work with.  We are making 8 1/2" HST blocks.   Enough blocks to make a quilt were bagged together and passed out to those interested in sewing them into a top of their own design. 

 Our program for the evening was cancelled due to the speaker being ill (Hope you feel better soon Linnet)  so we chose to use that time for being social, after our swap and Show and Share.

Our MugRugSwap was a huge success.  The mugrugs exchanged were all just wonderful! And useful!


Show and Share

Valerie finished up her Zebra quilt.  Just amazing to see in person. Her first time thread sketching.

Kaleido by Valerie.  

Big Sur By Tracy

Totally Groovy by Tracy

Batik Wonky log cabin by Sandra

Dena works her magic with batiks and Kona silver.  So pretty!

Jenn's rockin' the baby girl dresses!

Selvedge cutie by Jenn

Linda finished up her Kona table runner

Linda's Hope wall hanging made in Valerie's freepiecing workshop

Inspection time!

Can you believe that Susan hand pieced this huge quilt!  What a piece of work!

Susan used her machine to piece this one.  So bright and modern

Dominique's awesome blue/green delight!

Another finish for Dominique.  See her freemotion feathers in the wide border?

Ann added such interest to her pink chevrons.  Great job Ann!

Lisa's blue triangle baby quilt was just gorgeous.  A gift for a special little someone

Here's the back of Lisa's quilt 

Jeanette rocks the squares!  Love that binding choice

This is the back!  It is fabulous!

Adrienne made this sweet little plus top.  Sooo cute!
Jenn needed suggestions for quilting on this beauty.

Anja's HOPE wallhanging from Val's freepiecing class.  Just wonderful !

Jeanette made this beauty for her daughter.  

The room was full of creativity, inspiration and motivation.  Some oohs and aahs as well.
The next time we get together :
March Sew In
March 28 10 am - 5 pm
1 Prince Street, Dartmouth

 If you have been thinking of joining a guild, why not drop by and check out our group.  We would love to see you!  Get in touch if you need more details.

Monday, 2 March 2015

February Sew-In Day...What fun!

The February Sew-In of the MMQG  was well attended by happy, busy, modern quilters.  Sewing machines were humming along and there was a ton of productivity going on.  A relaxing day was had by all.  Lots of inspiration and helpful hints on quilting.   Below are some photos of what everyone was working on.  Apologies that some are a bit blurry.  Hard to  talk and quilt and take photos at the same time!

Anja was having a hoot working on this cute little quilt. 

Adrienne started out with this yummy pile 'o fabrics and...

sewed and sewed....

Here's looking at you.....

Val's awesome new wallhanging...her first attempt at thread painting.  Amazing job Val!

Adrienne has a new name-tag

lots of new fabrics to drool over

A grey quilt.  So pretty.  photo doesnt do it justice

A plus quilt in production.  Gorgeous colours

Crystal had great result with her sewing day.

Dominique finished up a project.  Look at those free motion feathers.  Great job!

Note to some of this fabric and make a pouch just like this one!

Anja finished up her quilt with some free motion spiralling in the dark grey .  Looks lovely!

Jenn was quilting away on a beautiful quilt.  Love the wavy lines.  

The next Sew-In will happen on March 28.  Hope to see you!  Get in touch if you need more details.