Sunday, 10 June 2018

PEI Modern Quilt Guild June 2018 Sew-In

This month's Sew-In was an intimate gathering, as 1/3 of our members were having fun at a weekend quilt camp elsewhere on the island.  Eight of our remaining members were happy to gather for a day of fun stitching and catching up and just enjoying each other's company.

Gail was working on her "No Measure Bargello" project. Her colors are simply gorgeous!!

Velda was busy removing her foundation papers from her "Year of Scrappy Triangles" blocks.

She also shared her Modern Sampler quilt. This is a quilt layout of her own design using assorted blocks from the internet, etc.

Here is her pieced backing.

Heather J. spent some time on binding "The Bee Hive: Double Star". It is lovely and features some blocks that were autographed by Tula Pink!!

Jean has completed her needle punch project and was working on her next piece, which features a kitty!! Sew adorable!!

Cathy worked on her "Variegated Threads" blocks and made some great progress!! Yea!

Linda was working on binding her " Patchwork City " quilt .

She also had a completed flimsy to share. Here's her "Parterre" quilt.

This is the beautiful back she pieced for it. It's just as nice as the front!!

Brenda brought in a bag to work on but, unfortunately, she needed more fabric to complete it. So she stayed to visit and helped Velda with her foundation paper removal. 

Liz also stopped by for a visit and to see what everyone was working on. 

We had a lovely day sewing and hopefully we will get to see some projects from our members, who were away at the quilt camp, at the next meeting.

Upcoming events:

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

June 28th:                       PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

July 14th:                        PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

July 26th:                        PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

Friday, 1 June 2018

The PEIMQG Quilt-Along Prize winners!!!

Well folks, it has been such an amazing journey!!! I never could have imagined that this little idea for a quilt-along, would turn into this incredible thing. New friends have been made, new experiences have been shared and hopefully we all had fun along the way.

I hope that those of you who have not quite finished, or have just recently joined us will continue on with the Facebook group in the months to come. We all love seeing the blocks and finishes as they come through. 

I have been so impressed with all the variety of colors, fabrics, and layouts that have been shown so far, and can't wait to see what else gets shared in future.

Without further ado, here are the winners that were randomly selected from the link-up:

Grand Prize winner:


Additional Prize winners:




Dawn and Colleen-






 On behalf of the PEI Modern Quilt Guild and all the participants, I would like to thank all of our amazing and generous sponsors. They were a huge part of making the PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along a success!!

Our Grand prize Sponsor: Mad About Patchwork

Krista Hennebury - Poppyprint

Angela Walters - Quilting is my Therapy

Sew Sisters Quilt Shop

Be sure to visit the shops and bloggers to show your support for our sponsors!!!

Stay tuned in the coming days (weeks).... I am hoping to compile another blogpost with photos from the Facebook page and Instagram.

To any guilds who have been playing along, I would love to have some photos from your guild meetings showcasing the Mystery Quilt-Along projects. 

Also, anyone who may have been blogging about their personal Quilt- Along journey, please comment below with your blog handle and I will be sure to link to your blogposts as well.

Let's keep the love and encouragement going on the facebook page for our newest members and those finishing up. We truly enjoy seeing everyone's work.

A HUGE Heartfelt Thank You to everyone who participated on this journey. Your support and encouragement has touched me.
I am honored that you put your faith and trust in me, and that you spent so many months waiting patiently for each clue to arrive.
I think ever single person's work is fantastic, and beautiful. Be proud of what you all have accomplished!!

I will always look back on this endeavor with pride and joy. ~ Cathy

Thursday, 31 May 2018

PEI Modern Quilt Guild May 2018 Sew- In

The May Sew-In for the PEI MQG was rescheduled to this past weekend. We had a small group of sewers and a few visitors throughout the day. 

Dianne is continuing her work on the bargello quilt. She is making great progress!! I can't wait to see it finished.

Lucinda was working on her PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along. She wanted to come up with a unique modern layout. It is going to be fantastic!!

Janice was cutting up fabrics for her "Bjorn Bear" Quilt. I love Elizabeth Hartman patterns. This one is going to be so sweet.

Roberta was making Magic "Hot dog" pillowcases. She had some really cute ones too.

Jean was working on Needle Punch. 

Cathy was working on her "variegated Threads" quilt. Although she spent more time gabbing than actually sewing.

Heather was working on her plan for the QuiltCon 2019 Charity challenge.

Janet was working on binding this bright quilt.

She also spent some time on her Grandmother's Flower Garden project.

Linda, and Brenda stopped in for a visit, and a chat in the afternoon. We spent a lovely Saturday among friends. Summer is just around the corner, and some of us will be away, but its always nice to get together, when we can.

Friday, 25 May 2018

PEI Modern Quilt Guild May 2018 Monthly Meeting

This month the PEI Modern Quilt Guild was welcomed by Vice President Colleen, as our President has been traveling a fair bit and was in Newfoundland.

Colleen welcomed 15 members to the meeting, Julea and Brenda being our newest. We also had guest Kathryn in attendance.

It's not too late to sign up for the Cheryl Arkison workshops and trunkshow. Please contact the PEIMQG for any questions or to book your space.

For Program this month, Roberta demonstrated  "Prairie Points". She shared a special ruler that makes pressing perfect points a breeze. She also gave a tutorial for making a cute hot pad/trivet. 

The members were asked to bring in any projects featuring Prairie Points. Roberta had 2 examples from the 1940's. Her mother made both of these beauties using fabrics from a dressmaker friend.

Liz had this cute bag with a Prairie Point trim. 

Linda shared this vibrant quilt using a technique she found while researching on the internet.

The PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along is coming to a close and members were asked to bring in their completed projects.

Here is Liz's completed quilt. Her choice for quilting was perfect for the negative space.

Velda used her 4 blocks and made this colorful table runner.

Dawn and Colleen worked together to finish this vibrant quilt. Colleen used a fireworks design in the quilting, with metallic thread. Just awesome!!

Janice made this lovely modern version, although she added 1 more block for symmetry.

Here's a close-up of the quilting, using her domestic machine.

Here's the back, which she made using the leftover scraps from all the clues. How clever!! Her quilt is truly reversible, depending on her mood.

Linda's example showcased the block using a rich background. She also altered the corners so that "leaves" appeared at the base of the tulips in the corners. 

Jean's interpretation of the modern version is lovely. Her text fabric adds texture to the background, giving her quilt a richness, that I really love.

Cathy shared her 2 quilts. The original inspiration for the Quilt-Along with the added border to finish off the tulips around the perimeter. 

Her Modern Version, showcasing asymmetry and lots of negative space was quilted using her domestic machine.

Lastly Roberta shared her super snuggly pillow. Her interpretation of the design used 1 block in this adorable pillow. Great job!

I have been truly pleased and impressed with all the imagination and enthusiasm regarding this Mystery Quilt-Along. Thank you to everyone who has participated.

Last up for the evening ...

Show & Share

New member Julea, shared this gorgeous Blue & White quilt, which she free motion quilted on her domestic machine. She had a lot of fun with all kinds of designs.

Here is the pieced back.

She also shared this Jumbo Storm at Sea quilt. Which she is hand quilting using big stitches. Once completed it will be a gift for her daughter.

Cathy shared this Tulip quilt which will be a featured tutorial on the Modabakeshop in the coming weeks. 

Here is the pieced backing. It uses a panel and a couple more of the blocks featured on the front.

Roberta shared this "Let's Sail Away" wall hanging. 

Here's the back.

Her "O Canada" quilt was amazing!! Each block represented a different province or territory.

Jean has been enjoying her needle punch lately. She was able to finish the poppy piece recently and is now working on the super cute "gull in galoshes"!!! She also brought in a couple of other examples of her needle punch to share.

Linda finished her 3D quilt from last October's Paul Leger workshop. It is fantastic!!

Kathryn shared the following 4 pieces of landscape textile art. Her use of fabric is amazing. 

Liz has completed a second square bottom bag. I think we all want to make one now!!

New member Brenda brought in her 2 finished "Summer Sampler 2018" blocks. This Quilt-Along is travel inspired and looks like it will be a lot of fun.

Another fantastic meeting!!! We hope to see you at the next Sew-In or Monthly meeting:

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

May 26th:                        PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

June 9th:                         PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)
June 28th:                       PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

July 14th:                        PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

July 26th:                        PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)