Wednesday, 10 May 2017

MMQG April 2017 Recap - Meetings and Sew Ins and Retreats - OH MY!

Hello there followers from near and far!

April 2017 was SUCH an exciting month for the MMQG - we've hardly had time to organize our thoughts about it. Please enjoy some highlights of our April meeting, our April sew in, and of course we'd be amiss not to mention the retreat. The retreat was so amazing - it will get it's own post!

April Meeting - April 13th 2017

We had a great time at our April meeting - attendance was thinner than last month as it's possible this was the first beautiful weather evening of the year.

To start us off on the right foot - we did a prize draw and new member Nora was the winner! Horray!
We had a short business list to take care of, including reminders about our Poppyprint Trunk Show at our May meeting and the upcoming Executive Challenge due in June! Think hard about "Words on Quilts", members - there are some pretty exciting prizes on the line I've heard!



Yay April Meeting!


We polished off the business portion with a great big THANK YOU to amazing Retreat Coordinator Amanda (who had recovered nicely by the meeting and we appreciate so much). What a wonderful time we had at retreat, and Amanda was instrumental in making it all happen.

Thank you Amanda!
For our program that evening - we had the lovely and talented Vice President Jennifer (A Quarter Inch from the Edge) blow our minds entirely with some amazing time saving techniques and tips. The chain piecing of polaroid blocks pretty much stole the show!

YOU CAN MAKE SO MANY AT ONCE!
And don't underestimate the importance of painter's tape.

... or a well organized fish tub.


And as per usual - Show and Share was out of this world.

We saw lots of pillows for donation to a local long term care facility.



Anja brought her massive roll 'o labels that may last her the rest of her earthly life - they are so nice!


Two beauties were brought to show by the lovely Julia




We saw some quilted maps and mini landscapes from Andrea



And we also heard about a special project involving upcycled clothes - and a special birthday party planned supporting community agriculture.



I would be amiss not to mention the Owl Work-Cape from Andrea B - clever!


And, last but not least - baby hexagons from Amanda! She might be addicted to making these.


April Sew In - April 22nd 2017


About a dozen of us gathered on a rainy Saturday in April - at our usual sew-in spot. It was a great day for sewing as the rain came and went all day long. Extreme fog too! No one felt guilty for staying inside to sew.

I'll let the pictures from the day speak for themselves!

It was a little #seamwork #pillowfactory on the go!

Julie brought a King Size flimsy which will be a beautiful qui-vet cover.

unintentional heart scraps #quiltlove

the beginnings of a baby quilt for a special boy

this is what a temperature quilt looks like... before it's assembled!

And we were hard at the quilt math, too.

Much trimming, and sewing, and laughs, as always. 


2nd Annual MMQG Retreat - April 7, 8 & 9 2017


This special weekend at White Point Beach Resort was outstanding in every way. The food, the service, the incredible sewing space, the GENEROUS prize sponsors, the good times with great quilty pals... I could go on - but I won't yet.

The Lakeside Hall was perfect for us
Our cozy foyer

Some of our work on display to show anyone who stopped by







Swag Bags! Like Christmas Morning.



The retreat was SO incredible, it will get it's own great big blog post - but I'd be remiss to not mention it in the great Epic April 2017 Recap. Here's hoping you enjoyed the few teaser pictures and stay tuned for the full post! Thank you to everyone who participated and again BIG thanks to Amanda who made it all come together. 

Stay tuned for lots more from the blog in the month of May!
Happy sewing, and we hope you come back for updates and some new features soon.