Friday, 24 June 2016

June Meeting 2016

We had another successful meeting this month. 13 members and 2 guests were in attendance. One of our guests became our newest member.  Linda you are our 20th member!  Welcome to you and to Claire as well.

It was a jam-packed meeting with lots of information being given and plans being made.

Heather J. started the meeting by collecting the placemats for "Meals on Wheels" Montague. They requested 25 and we exceeded our target!  Great job everyone!

Queen Bee Diane received these strip-pieced blocks. I cannot wait to see these come together. There's going to be enough for several Charity quilts.

Queen Bee Roberta brought in this beautiful modern block. She asks that we supply Black on White, White on Black, and a Bright solid color of our choice. If you have any questions please contact her.

BBF (Book, Blog and Fabric):

For Fabric, Heather J. brought in some of the goodies she found at Quilt Canada.  Here are some examples from Libs Elliot and a very striking print by Jane Sassaman.

For Book, Heather J. brought in "Shape by Shape Collection 2" by Angela Walters. A fantastic resource for modern quilting.

For Blog, Heather wanted to bring attention to our very own PEIMQG blog. We have been adding new content besides the Meeting and Sew-in posts. You'll also find Guest Bloggers, Tips, Tricks and Techniques and Book Reviews. Thanks to the members who have contributed to the blog, and to those who will in the future. We are always looking for more fun things to blog about.

The final choices for the PEIMQG Logo were presented at the meeting. A vote took place and we had a majority ruling.  WHOOHOO!!! We have our Logo! Stay tuned for the reveal.

Members who took part in the June FQ swap (Kona solids) brought in and received their bundles.

July's FQ swap is for Low-Volume FQ's. We had 9 members sign up. Please bring your 9 FQ's in a bag with your name on it for the July meeting.

Quilts for Pulse:

Cathy handed out kits for this Charity quilt/block project- "Quilts for Pulse".  For more information see Quilts for Pulse.

Please have completed blocks returned to her by the July Sew-in. The deadline for OrlandoMQG to receive these is August (for blocks/ tops) and September for completed quilts.

 If you are interested in learning more about the various Charity Quilts the PEIMQG is involved in please check out this post. PEIMQG Charitable Endeavors

Time Out with Textiles:

We are hosting a Dessert Party!  The details: Thursday August 25th from 7-9pm at the Murray Centre in Kensington and tickets are $10.  Our guest speaker is Sharon Baldwin, Textile Artist from Nova Scotia. She will be having a trunk show and lecture. There will also be a Silent Auction and the chance to win a door prize.  If people are interested in getting a ticket, please contact a member or e-mail to reserve and pay for your ticket(s).  It promises to be an entertaining evening!  So gather some friends and come and join us.

We closed the meeting with Show-n-Share:

Roberta had several items to show us here's her "Chic Country" quilt using the Quick Curve Ruler from  It was custom quilted by Liz.

Here is the pieced back.

She also brought in this cute-as-a-button "Welcome" wall hanging with 3D flowers and leaves.

She showed us her Stow-n-Go jewelry case. Specialty stitches and circle attachment were used to make this darling.

Lastly she showed us her "Double Diamonds" quilt. Isn't this one gorgeous? Liz quilted this one for her as well.

Linda, our newest member, brought us her super bright quilt she calls "Gridlock in Hawaii".  What an excellent eye for color! This one makes me smile, It's so lovely.

Susan had lots to share with us tonight. She showed us some of her placemats using orphan blocks, what a quick and easy way to use them up.

She showed us her donation quilt for the Fort MacMurray charity. She calls this one "It's Not a  Placemat"(too funny!)

This one she calls " Foxes from Liz's" A fun and whimsical quilt, perfect for your favorite little one!!

Dawn showed us her colorful quilt " We Are All Joined". Simply Stunning!! It was quilted by Colleen.

Here is a picture of the backside:

Colleen brought in her completed "President's Blocks Quilt". She received these blocks from the members of her Kindred Spirits Guild, the year she was president. I love the layout of this quilt, it really showcases the blocks beautifully.

Dianne donated this "Scrappy Quilt" for Fort MacMurray. Lots of Happy, Scrappy Goodness!!

Cathy brought in her "Twisted Sampler". You can find the blogpost that features this quilt here:

Liz showed us her "Peachy Keen" quilt.

She chose a lovely design of flowers and butterflies to quilt it.

And to finish up the evening, Heather J. had this fun, Mega Mini quilt. It is only 5 1/2" square. Such Tiny pieces.

What a meeting!! Just a few reminders about upcoming events:

July Sew-In: July 9th (9am-4pm)  Sobeys West Royalty
39 Babineau Avenue, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 0C9
July Meeting : July 28th (7-9pm) Roberta has offered to host the meeting at her Campsite at Marco Polo Land please contact or FB for more details.

August Sew-In: August 13th (9am-4pm) Sobeys West Royalty
39 Babineau Avenue, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 0C9

August Meeting: In Lieu of the August meeting we will be hosting the Time Out With Textiles Dessert party (7-9pm) Murray Centre in Kensington. Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Hope to see you there!


  1. Awesome blog posts, Cathy. Tons of information.

  2. Fantastic job, as always, Cathy. Thanks for all your hard work! Dawn

  3. Thanks Dawn for the kind words!!

  4. What busy bees in this guild,cutting, piecing, stitching,quilting and binding. We have all been "up to something" So please to hear the support of the entire guild for our August dessert party. Thank you for all the volunteering, ticket selling, poster mounting and dessert baking. Let's relax and enjoy July and the terrific weather!!