Sunday 27 September 2015

Our First Charity Sew-In

Our First Charity Sew-In Day was a huge success.  15 happy, hardworking, talented quilters showed up to sew together 8" HSTs that were made by members and collected over the past several months.   Once the blocks were made into 64" x 80" tops, the basting began.  Generous members also donated the backing fabrics. Machines were humming away fast and furious as the quilting began.  At the end of the day there were 8 quilts in various stages of doneness. A few quilters took the quilt they were working on home with them to finish up.  All in all....Awesome!  Thanks to all MMQG members who donated, sewed, basted, pressed, quilted, made binding and travelled from afar .     You rock!   We will be donating these 8 quilts to The Lodge that Gives , a refuge for those travelling to Halifax for cancer treatment.  Stay tuned for the final reveal.  

Working together 

Jeanette stitching up a design.  Looks great!

Cathy getting started on quilting

Lesley and her awesome travelling table came all the way from Cape Breton to help us.  

Scrappy binding was being made

First finish

Betsy drove from Annapolis Royal to spend the day with us.  Check out her design.

Adrienne has one totally quilted and ready for binding.  

Pieced by Sandra and quilted by Jenn. A total finish!

pieced by Kathy and Lesley

Valerie designed and quilted this beauty.

made by Jeanette

A together shot.  

 If you would like to see these quilts (plus more to come) up close and in person, before we donate them,  we will be displaying them at our quilt show in Amherst, NS, as part of the Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival on October 16th and 17th.  Stay tuned for more details on our quilt show.  


  1. This is great way to make charity quilts! They are all beautiful!

  2. What a great time we had! Looking forward to seeing all the finished quilts in Amherst at the show!

  3. What fabulous finishes. Can't wait to see them up close! Kudos!!!

  4. I am totally awestruck! They are all beautiful. This is a wonderful and generous project. The recipients will be delighted when they receive these 'blankets of cheer' to brighten the path of their very difficult journey. There's no denying that a homemade quilt is a gift that keeps on giving. Well done, ladies! Hope to see them in person in Amherst!

  5. What a wonderful group of ladies. Great looking quilts. The designs are different and very well done.