Friday, 14 August 2015

MMQG August Meeting - Recap

Our August meeting was held last evening at Patch Halifax.  Great big thank you to Chris for offering up her shop to hold our meetings. We appreciate it so much!

20 very excited, happy modern quilters showed up to spend the evening talking quilts.  Everything quilty!  It's all about the quilts....and friendships.
We welcomed a few new faces and one new member and also, for the very first time, since joining our guild at the very start, we were very happy to have our Julia attend her first meeting.  Julia lives in Yarmouth, so it is difficult for her to be with us for meetings.  She had her Mom and Sister in tow too.  So nice to meet them all. 
That's Julia on the right with her sister, Jillian

Then it was on to our program for the evening....English Paper Piecing with guild member Jennifer.

She showed us a few of her hand stitched hexie projects and inspired everyone to try out this technique.
We learned lots and Jennifer had a little kit all prepared for everyone to try stitching little hexagons together.  Great Tutorial Jenn!  You rock!

After a short business meeting, Amanda, our wonderful Swaps and Challenges Co-ordinator, presided over our Pillow Cover swap with the Edmonton Modern Quilt Guild.  Our members who participated in the swap,  randomly chose a brown paper bag containing a lovely surprise.

Following is a group shot of guild members with their swap pillow covers as well as a few close ups.  

Then, everyone's favourite part of our meetings, SHOW AND SHARE

Emily's very first quilt!  Congrats to Emily on an awesome job!

Beth is very proud of her "Tardis".  She quilted it on her home machine with a tiny zigzag stitch!  Awesome result.

A work in progress for Dena.  Love that shot of yellow.

Anja is working on a pillow project.  Look at all those triangles!

Shauna had an awesome finish!  Congrats to Shauna! 

Wonderful back too!

Jeanette is cranking out the baby quilts!

Beautiful colours and such cute fabrics.  

Placemats by Ann

Ann loves the polka dots.  

Lori showed us her work in progress. 

Tracy is working on a Carolyn Friedlander pattern

Natalie showed us her beautiful batik quilt.  Very pretty!

Linda finished up a herringbone baby quilt 

Linda's "Aerial" is all finished and waiting to be gifted 

Another finish for Linda.  

and here's the back...

Another fun MMQG meeting!  We hope that you can join us next time.  Get in touch if you need further details.  
Our next Sew In day is coming up.  Bring your machine and a project or two and spend the day sewing with us.  We have a ton of fun!  

August Sew In

August 22 10 am - 5 pm

1 Prince Street, Dartmouth


  1. awesome projects, ladies! Looks like a fun time.

  2. Hi from Edmonton! Thank you so much for this very fun exchange. It's fun to see all these together, and we had such a fun time exchanging the ones you sent us here in Edmonton. I really enjoyed taking part in the fun activity with people from back home and would love to do this again! Thank you so much for all the pillow tops you made for us... they were extremely beautiful!

    1. Hi Pauline, What a great swap. We had two ladies from Edmonton at our meeting!

  3. I always enjoy the shares, thanks so much :)

  4. Looks like everyone had lots and lots of fun! So glad Julia, Jillian, and their mom were able to make it!