Tuesday, 8 August 2017

MMQG July Recap - Yard Sale/Games Night Meeting, An EPP Workshop and a Sew In! WOAH!

Hello MMQG Fans!

As July is usually time for a little rest and relaxation - here's hoping you enjoy this multi-purpose blog post. Our July meeting was our annual member's de-stash yard sale and games night. Bring your scraps and your neglected notions, your unloved rulers and bits and bobs - one quilters tired-of magazines are another ones treasure we've found! We also played some rounds of Kahoot and of course our favorite game, Left Center Right. The stakes were high, as the winner of LCR took away over 20 new fat quarters! We love fat quarters.

The calm before the frenzy - we set up our stations for the yard sale.

Someone's excellent yard sale haul!

The frenzy - this is what a pack of deal hunters looks like! 
Then - we played a super fun game called Kahoot - played electronically, kind of like trivia in a bar. Fun!
And of course - not to be forgotten, was the show and share portion of the evening. The sunny days and long evenings didn't dissuade any of us from sewing - or showing - our new projects.

Amanda's machine cover - how intricate! a Friedlander lover's dream.
TEENY hexagons!! and some selvedge too. adorable.

Linda's travelling quilt came back to her...

with a custom text print inserted in some of the blocks.
What thoughtful friends, has that Fabric Pig!

This is a really neat piece made with every scrap of a fabric found at Marden's - called Graffiti. The math on this one! 

An installment from Linda's summer of stash - an eye spy quilt.

A custom cutie from Jeanette - with an adorable story.

Classic Jeanette - woodland squares looked perfect in a stylized nursery shoot we saw featuring this quilt.

A baby quilt from Linda that was mistakenly given a filthy hashtag... You'll have to ask her about this one!

A gorgeous top from Ade and Barb - our first peek at a charity top

Caitlin lovingly hand quilted this Kona Panel and it followed her everywhere

An oldie but a goodie from Linda - this WIP is now complete after emerging from the pile for HOW many years? :)

Jennifer's low volume "Quivet" top titled: Can you hear me now? Laughs ensued.

Sarah's rendition of Andrea's new Sleepy Fox FPP Patten

Dominique was on the home stretch with this big beauty for her mother. Big thanks to Karen for her help!
The next stage for this involved being trekked on vacation in a hockey bag to be bound.

A night sky nautical delight from Jeanette for her pillow project.

THE CUTEST pineapple backpack from Julie D.

Linda is sewing up everything in sight - one side of the eye spy.

Valerie made quilted tote bags for her cousins, for a family reunion. Lucky cousins!

Our first peek at a finished charity quilt - thanks Joanne!

Houses from Linda

And a pillow from Dominique. This will make a long term care resident really happy!

Then, we had a lovely cozy EPP Workshop at the Central Library in Halifax. It was a drizzly evening, perfect for inside sewing. Led by our fabulous VP Jennifer, we had just a few people - totally enough to enjoy some one on one teaching time and asking all the questions, learning about tried and true resources for shapes of all kinds. We also got to sharing what various and sundry bits and bobs made up our EPP kits, if we already had one - certainly we all came away learning something new!

A cute perspective poached from Jennifer's Instagram

Stitching and gluing, that's how we get down on a Monday night!

You can see Jen's adorable kit on the table opposite Amanda and Caitlin - and she made it herself!

Finally - we had a little Sew In at our summer location. Another small but mighty crew. Thank you Anja for making arrangements for us to get an air conditioned space. Totally worth it on the hot and muggy Saturday it was.
Brenda had many rows "On the Go" - just sweet. Loving the Makery Row again this year! 
Anja put the final stitches in her Postcards from Sweden top.
Stunning. This is a gem on many quilty bucket lists.

As it was Pride Parade day in Halifax, it was also fitting that some rainbow selvedges arrived.
Thanks for sharing your progress, Jen. Those who like selvedges, like them a lot.

A small but mighty sew in crew.

Thanks for stopping by, here's hoping you enjoyed this July recap - stay tuned for a similar one recapping our Amazing August!