Saturday, 15 April 2017

PEIMQG Guest Blogger April 2017

This month for our Guest Blogger I thought we could get to know more about Krista Hennebury, as we are hosting her for a Trunkshow and 2 workshops in May. She has been mighty busy lately and has just recently returned from a trip to Australia. Please visit her blog to read more about her and her adventures. She has some awesome tutorials as well.( I especially loved the concentric circles tutorial)

Poppyprint


 Q&A:


  1. What do you love about  (Modern) quilting?



My favorite thing about modern quilting is the global community that has grown around the movement to make quilts with a fresh, design-oriented approach.

  1. Where do you draw inspiration?

I've often referred to myself as a "traditionally-informed Modern quilter" and by this I mean someone who learned traditional quilting techniques and now applies them to contemporary design. My inspiration comes from traditional quilt blocks, contemporary art, collage and to some degree forms seen in architecture
and nature.  My other main hobby is photography, so my eye is used to composing images in a small square - I think this helps in quilt design when it comes to balancing shape and colour.



What are you currently working on? (Can we have a sneak peek?)



Most of my recent work is on samples for workshops.  This quilt top is currently on my design wall awaiting quilting inspiration.It is the result of taking just one of the improv techniques I teach in "Speed Date with Improv" and creating an entire composition from improv 1/4 circles.




  1. Solids or Prints?

Tough call! I actually love working in both, but for different reasons. Solids give me a chance to explore shape and line in an uncomplicated way. Prints give me a chance to highlight fun designs, mostly in functional makes like bags, pouches and mini quilts.


  1. Precuts or Stash?

Stash. But having said that, I have a huge stash of solid FQ's (are FQ's considered a precut?) I am just as enamoured with cute charm packs as the next person, but find I rarely use them. I recently bought my first ever layer cake (of Friedlander) and I will make myself sew it up!


  1. Favorite Tool/Trick you can’t live without?

Just one? That's really hard. I can't do it. I love my Purple Thang, Hera marker, 2 1/2" bias square ruler (it's just so cute!) and Roxanne's Glue-Baste-It.

  1. What’s your Favorite Blog and/or Designer?

Again, this could be a very long list. If I can only choose one designer, then today it is Carolyn Friedlander. Sadly, I'm hardly reading blogs anymore, but I often check to see what Abby Glassenberg has written lately on While She Naps

  1. What’s one thing we should know about you?

Although I live on the "other" coast, I adore the Maritimes and Maritimers. I spent many childhood summers in Nova Scotia with my grandparents, aunt and uncles. I have family in NS and PEI, so my upcoming visit is very special to me because I'll get the triple pleasure of teaching (which I love), meeting PEI quilters AND seeing far away family.







Be sure to come to Krista's upcoming Trunkshow  May 4th, 2017 at the Brackley Community Center (7 pm- $5.00 at the door.)

There are still some places available in the workshops:

May 6th Krista Hennebury Variegated Threads workshop (10 am-4 pm Brackley Community Center)




May 7th Krista Hennebury "Speed date with Improv" (10 am -4 pm Brackley Community Centre)


( for details please contact peimqg@gmail.com)

Monday, 10 April 2017

PEIMQG April 2017 Sew-In

Spring is most definitely in the air, here in PEI. Although some of our members chose to spend this beautiful day outside or away, a small group of us got together for a relaxing day of sewing and catching up.

Heather J. brought a guest with her to the Sew-In, Sandy will be installing a mural in Montague this Spring/Summer and quilting will be featured. Sandy is not a quilter so she came to see what Quilty things we were up to and had lots of questions about different blocks and techniques.  Can't wait to see what Sandy comes up with.




Linda was having fun with her Patchwork City Blocks, Love the red and the Ladybugs are too cute!



Gail was working on this Crazy Quilt Christmas project. I really want to see what embroidery stitches she will add to finish this beauty.



She also brought her completed Quilt top, which is a gift for her son.



Dianne was busy laying out her CQA "Big Bee" Quilt, just needs to be basted and she can begin quilting it.



Here is the design she is quilting on it.




Roberta was just getting started with her "Metro Rings" quilt. 



Cathy was working on binding her "Dancing Daisies" -drunkard's path quilt.



Jean and her Hubby stopped by for a visit and a chat too.

Hope to see you at our next meeting or Sew-In:


The following Events are planned for the West Royalty Community Room, Sobeys, 39 Babineau Avenue, Charlottetown.  Save the dates.

April 27th:                  PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7-9 pm)

May 12th:                   PEIMQG Sew-In (9-4 pm)

May 25th:                   PEIMQG Monthly Meeting: (7-9 pm)

 The following events are planned for the Brackley Community Center:

May 4th                      Krista Hennebury Trunkshow ( 7pm $5 at the door)
May 6th & 7th            Krista Hennebury workshops ( for details please contact                                                                                                                            peimqg@gmail.com)


Sunday, 2 April 2017

PEIMQG March 2017 Meeting

We have been pretty fortunate this year about our meetings and Sew-Ins NOT happening during snow storms, so of course it was bound to happen.... Our meeting was supposed to take place last week, but had to be postponed due to bad driving conditions. We met up Saturday morning on the 1st of April, but there were NO Fool's among us! 15 members were in attendance and we had a jam-packed meeting in store for us.

Heather J. opened the meeting by greeting us all and welcoming our newest member Maritza.

First up we had our February Queen Bee Colleen receive her finished blocks.



 And Queen Bee Liz received these completed blocks.


March Queen Bee Cathy presented her "Over and Under" blocks. The fabric was supplied with instructions. ( please remember that Cathy is collecting the leftover cutoff triangles from the blocks to make mini HTS's)


Liz handed out the Round Robin boxes for April and the instructions for the next Round is: One L-shaped border measuring 3.5" unfinished.


We were all very excited for Heather J to discuss her recent trip to QuiltCon 2017 which you can read about here.  She came back with all kinds of goodies, like this Swag Bag which was for the first 1000 delegates who registered.


She shared with us an awesome slideshow presentation of some of her favorite quilts .

 While at Quilt Con, Heather J. attended  workshops/lectures by Elizabeth Hartman, Angela Walters, Cheryl Arkison  and Violet Craft.

Here is the adorable block made from Violet Craft's "Forest Abstractions".


We have partnered up with Mad About Patchwork and curated this Fun and Beautiful FQ  Bundle. "Coastal Musings " is the April 2017 Modern Guild bundle. These bundles are limited, so be sure to grab one before they are sold out.


We are so happy to announce that we have finished our Canada's 150th Quilt. It turned out AMAZING !!! This was a group effort by many of our talented members, who selflessly devoted many weekends to constructing blocks and assembling the quilt. Here is the completed project.There are 150 leaves (or partial leaves) in this Stunning quilt. Go ahead and count them I dare ya!!!


 The Quilt is a large one, just over 90" x 100". This Maple leaf on the back is just perfection to me.


Great job everyone!

Next up we had Show and Share:

Lydea shared her finished "Chubby Charmer" Tote bag which she completed at the last Sew-In.


Dianne shared her completed CQA " Big Quilt Bee" quilt top for Ronald McDonald House


Lucinda shared her "Brick Work" stash buster quilt.


Roberta showed us her "Summer Moon" Landscape.


She also shared this adorable fabric she recently purchased. Foxes and Birch trees ,so cute !


Liz also had some fabric to share, these sweet Bear and Raccoon fabrics. So lovely....


Lastly Maritza, our newest member shared her Name Tag, that she made.  Great Job!



Great Meeting Everyone!!!! I hope to see you at the next one.

The following Events are planned for the West Royalty Community Room, Sobeys, 39 Babineau Avenue, Charlottetown.  Save the dates.

April  8th:                   PEIMQG Sew-In (9-4 pm)

April 27th:                  PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7-9 pm)

May 12th:                   PEIMQG Sew-In (9-4 pm)

May 25th:                   PEIMQG Monthly Meeting: (7-9 pm)

 The following events are planned for the Brackley Community Center:

May 4th                      Krista Hennebury Trunkshow ( 7pm $5 at the door)
May 6th & 7th            Krista Hennebury workshops ( for details please contact                                                                                                                            peimqg@gmail.com)


Wednesday, 15 March 2017

PEIMQG March 2017 Sew-In

The temperature in PEI was FREEZING for the March Sew-In. Still we had a small group turn out to spend the day sewing and socializing...

Gail has been busy working on Tula Pink's "100 Blocks"



and here is another project she will be working on.



Linda was working on her "New Leaves" wallhanging... Can't wait to see this project progress.




Diane was putting together her Canada's 150th Big Bee Blocks for Ronald McDonald House. Love these slab blocks!!




Heather J was putting a hanging sleeve on a friend's Quilt of Valor




Roberta was making 4-patches and Half Triangle square blocks for her "Moon Dance" Quilt




Heather C worked on the Round Robin project,( but we can't show you cause it's a surprise!!!)



Lydea and Cathy worked on the "Chubby Charmer" tote.




Lydea got her's finished just in time for her sleepover. Great job Lydea!!



Thanks for coming out to sew on such a cold day, Better weather to come, I'm sure. I hope to see you at the March meeting...


The following Events are planned for the West Royalty Community Room, Sobeys, 39 Babineau Avenue, Charlottetown.  Save the dates.

March  23rd:               PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7-9pm)

April  8th:                   PEIMQG Sew-In (9-4pm)

April 27th                   PEIMQG Monthly Meeting


 The following events are planned for the Brackley Community Center:
May 4th                      Krista Hennebury Trunkshow ( 7pm $5 at the door)
May 6th & 7th             Krista Hennebury workshops ( for details please contact                                                                                                                            peimqg@gmail.com)