Sunday, 25 September 2016

Charity Quilt Sew-In 2016

We started sewing early on this beautiful fall day.  There were a few quilts still to get finished up in time to donate to the IWK at our November meeting.  Machines were just ahummin' and the room was filled with chatter of 15+ members as the final quilt tops were basted and readied for quilting and binding.  We will have close to 25 quilts to donate.  
Thanks so much to members who made blocks, pieced tops, quilted tops, basted, donated finished tops or quilts, made binding, sewed binding, or donated supplies or money for supplies. 

Our next meeting will be held on October 13 and our next Sew-In will be on October 22.  Get in touch for more details if needed.  

Saturday, 24 September 2016

Winner! Paint Chip Challenge Viewers Choice Revealed

The voting has been hot and heavy these past two weeks. Over 200 votes in fact! Thanks to all who stopped by to take a loot at the talented work of our members.

Tomorrow is a special day, our Annual Charity Sew In. All year members have been making charity quilts using the Square in Square Block for Nova Scotia's primary Children's Hospital the IWK. I think we should hand out the Viewers Choice Challenge prizes tomorrow while all of these amazing volunteers will be working together to finish off this years quilts. Can't wait for the big total reveal!

So, without further ado...the winners are...

1st Place

2nd Place

3rd Place
Anja of Anja Quilts

Congratulations ladies! Enjoy that amazing thread. A HUGE THANK YOU to Aurifil for sponsoring this year's challenge.

Shout out to Crystal Gammon, our super-amazing Challenge & Swaps Coordinator for organizing such a great Challenge!!  Also big love for everyone who participated in the challenge this year. So inspiring to see everyone's quilty minds at work.

I can't wait to see what the challenge will be next year!

Wednesday, 21 September 2016

MMQG Charity Quilt Sew-In

Coming up - September SEW IN

Special Charity Quilt Sew In

SUNDAY September 25
9 am - 4 pm
1 Prince Street - Admiralty Place

Our members will be working hard to finish up our charity quilts.  Please note - Our start time is an hour earlier than usual. Get in touch if you need more details.  Hope to see you there!  

Made by member Karen C.

Sunday, 11 September 2016

Vote Now! Paint Chip Challenge Viewers Choice

For the last eight months, MMQG members have been pondering what to make with three paint chip colors that they randomly chose out of a brown paper bag. A challenge indeed! This was our first MMQG Executive Challenge and we were so pleased to see twenty members show off their challenge pieces at the September meeting.

Now we want to know whose piece is your favorite! Thanks to our generous sponsors Aurifil there will be a 1st, 2nd and 3rd prize awarded based on your votes!

1st Prize
12 Spools of 50 WT thread! A special collection from Tula Pink
2nd Prize
10 Spools of 50WT thread specially picked by Karen Lewis
3rd Prize
4 Large Spools of 50 WT tread curated by Victoria Findlay Wolfe
And now - here are your choices - the voting poll is at the bottom of this post.
Voting will be open until September 24th. Thanks for playing!

Challenge 1

Challenge 2
Challenge 3
Challenge 4
Challenge 5
Challenge 6
Challenge 7
Challenge 8
Challenge 9
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Challenge 20
bike tracks

Saturday, 10 September 2016

MMQG September Meeting Recap

This past Thursday evening, Sept 8, our monthly meeting was held.  There were 20 members and one guest in attendance .
Our President, Adrienne, started off the meeting by selecting a winner of the name tag was Susan B!

Next up...Participants of the Paint Chip Challenge shared their creations.   Photos of projects taken with the color chips and will be posted for voting by members online by Monday, September 12th. Stay tuned!

Then it was on to guild business and of course, an awesome Show and Share. As usual, we have lots of photos to show.

Dena has a completed top!  

Anja sewed up the cutest flower

Val  and her skull quilt

Linda's BOM is totally finished

Lovin' that snail

Linda loves the addition to her sewing room...aka The Sty!

Mary and her lovely bag made with fabrics from France

Jeanette's quilt top is ready for quilting

Andrea showing off some handquilted blocks made by her Mom

Susan has her items all ready for the Royal Lepage auction in December

Gail #1 

Gail #2

Gail #3 (Gail has been sewing like crazy lately!)

Shelly made this cuddle quilt for her 6ft4 hubby!

Our guest of the evening brought along her latest creations to show us too.

She is hand quilting this one.  

Great job, Andrea!

Adrienne's awesome sewing machine

An awesome meeting with awesome  quilters!  Our next meeting will be held on October 13.  Get in touch if you need details.