Saturday, 25 April 2015

Spring Fever Sew In

Here in Nova Scotia we are cautiously optimistic about Springs arrival. The snow banks are starting to recede, we see the odd crocus and temps are above zero most days.

But we are not quite there, we are still a bit in hibernation mode, waiting for the next "weather event". So today when I arrived for Sew In I was not surprised to see another member near to waiting on the doorstep for the doors to open and another hot on her heels. We are desperate to be out of the house, craving company of the sewing machines and their humans.

Jennifer brought in some fabric and magazines for folks to take home!
Most of us settled in for the whole day and were reluctant to leave at the end - thanks for the help with clean up ladies! It really was a great day. As someone mentioned in the day, it's like going over to your friends to sew. A fabulous day! Here are some pics of the work going on...

Dena did some designing and piecing for a baby quilt

There was some serious skill building going on at Jennifer's table

Adrienne was piecing some tiny Preppy the Whale pieces

Val was working on Gravity and Ann was seriously into piecing some placemats

Lara was working on a new quilt top, she made a baby quilt pattern into something bigger!

We bling out our sewing machines around here!

Our Kona Club FQs arrived from Amy @ Candy Coated Quilts

Dominique worked on this fabulous scrap top and shared how these blocks are made with HSTs!

Adrienne's whales made an appearance

Shauna was working on this fabulous flimsy

Jeanette was making some amazing Greek cross blocks

Shauna also brought this adorable heart

And of course there were lots of quilting consults!

Hope you can drop in to our next Sew in on May 23rd.

Friday, 10 April 2015

MMQG April Meeting Recap

Our April meeting, which was held at Patch Halifax,  was well attended and started out with a brief business meeting.  Our president, Adrienne, informed members that our guild has been invited to participate in the 8th annual Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival to be held in Amherst, October 13 - 17 .  We will again, for the second year, display works of our members in a quilt show.  Lots more info on this to come.  We are very excited about being involved with NSFAA again and look forward to putting on a fabulous quilt show.

All the best to Adrienne and Jenn who will presenting a trunk show of our members work on Sunday April 12 at the Quilt Atlantic Retreat at White Point Beach .  

After our meeting, we were treated to a very informative talk on colour theory presented by Linnet Finlay.

Then our favourite part of the meeting.  Show and Share
Here are some highlights.

One good thing about our horrible long winter is that lots of quilts were started and finished!

Our next meeting is May 14
Our next Sew-In Day is April 25  Hope you get the chance to join us. We always have a lot of fun!