Monday, 26 October 2015

MMQG October Sew-In RECAP

Trimming up the last of the blocks

Several MMQG members showed up this past Sunday, October 25 to spend the day finishing up the quilting, binding and labeling on our Charity Quilts.
Adrienne printed up some labels that were handsewn to the back of our Charity Quilts. The final total looks like 11 quilts will be donated to The Lodge That Gives in Halifax.
  Not bad for our lovely little guild.  

"Those who sleep under a quilt are comforted by love"

Ready for sewing into a top


We also had time to work on our own projects.

Adrienne was cutting into some Christmas fabrics

Karen was working on her alligator quilt.  Can't wait to see how it turns out!

Anja has a finished quilt top.  

Another top from Anja!

Quilting consult by Val

Val worked on her  Kona Nerd quilt.  It made us all gasp!  It is very awesome!

Can you tell who owns this pimped out machine?

Julie brought her baby and her Babylock

The best accessories come to our Sew-Ins
Hope you can join us next time. We always have a ton of fun.   Our next Sew-In will take place November 28 at 277 Rutledge Street, Bedford. You don't have to be a member to attend and it's a great opportunity to check out our guild if you are thinking of joining.  
Please get in touch if you need more info.  

MMQG PEI October Meeting RECAP

Seven happy, excited MMQG PE members met at the Bargain Fabric Outlet in North Bedeque on October 22.

The business portion of the meeting had members voting on the proposed bylaw amendments. 

 Our program for the evening  included the F8 exchange,

 the blocks made for Queen Bee Lucinda,

a trunk show from SAQA and a block design exercise. 

Liz shared her BBF favourites: 
Blog: (Michele Foster - a Canadian);
Book:  Patchwork City - Elizabeth Hartman;
Fabric: Bobbins and Bits by Pat Sloan

Liz generously donated fabric from this line and Lucinda was the winner.  The draw for the name tag FQ was won by Cathy.

The meeting closed with show and share from





and Cathy's blocks

Our next meeting will be held at the West Royalty  Sobey's Community Room in Charlottetown on November 26 at 7 pm.  Please get in touch if you need more details and we hope to see you there. 
ovember 26 at 7 pm.

Thursday, 22 October 2015

WINNERS! Quilting Modern Viewer's Choice Awards

We are so pleased to announce the winners of our Quilting Modern Viewers Choice Awards. Votes were tallied from the on-line vote as well as votes cast at our show at the NS Fibre Arts Festival. Without further ado....

First Prize
Gravity by Valerie Levy

Valerie wins a Jaybird Quilts Super  Sidekick Ruler and pattern. 

Second Prize
 Gray Ways by Roberta Giddings

Roberta wins a trio of modern patterns

Third Prize
Spooling Around by Heather Jarmyn

 Heather wins this lovely zipper pouch and goodies from our own Cuddle Quilter

Congratulations to all of this year's participants. You are all winners (group hug). 
See you next year!  

Monday, 19 October 2015

MMQG at NSFAF 2015

Our 2nd Annual Quilt Show called "Quilting Modern" was a huge, wonderful success.  We set up our display in the lobby of Amherst Town Hall
as part of Nova Scotia Fibre Arts Festival, this past Thursday morning and talked to many visitors over the next few days.  Our show concluded on Saturday afternoon.  Here are lots of pics in case you missed it.  

Hopefully, the next generation of quilters!

Our President, Adrienne, set up her sewing machine and showed visitors how to "quilt as you go"

A very nice surprise...Linda sold her quilt!

Our Val did a demonstration on how to make improv letters.  

  Hope you enjoyed our lovely little quilt show whether in person or here online.  We sure enjoyed displaying it for you to see. We are very, very proud of all of our members and their fabulous work.   Now we must set to work making new quilts for next year's show.!  Why don't you think about joining us!