Sunday, 25 September 2016

September Meeting 2016

Heather J opened the September meeting by welcoming 15 members and 2 guests. Carol B and Robin it was nice to have you join us.

We got right down to business by discussing the "Time Out With Textiles" Dessert Party. All agreed it was a great success. The Applewicks candle Centerpieces from the evening are available for sale at $6.00 each.

Next up July's Queen Bee Helen collected her blocks from fellow beemates.



Then, August's Queen Bee Lucinda collected her blocks...



and September's Queen Bee Cathy gave out her block kits. The quilt pattern is called Sanctuary Squares and can be found here.


Liz brought forth October's Fat Quarter Swap. "Text  or Animals" is the theme this month and we have 10 members participating. Please bring your 10 FQ's (18"x22") to the October meeting in a bag with your name on it.

Liz also proposed a challenge on behalf of Susan who was unable to attend the meeting. Cantik Batiks "Homecoming" kits available for $25 (will be available at future meetings). 



 Susan has challenged us to do one using the fabrics in the kit to make it into whatever design you choose in any size you want (i.e. quilt, wall hanging, etc) and to have it finished for the March 2017 meeting so it can be part of the PEIMQG display at the Centreville, NS Quilt Show in May 2017.  It would  be wonderful to show some Canada pride given it is our country's 150th birthday.  What a display it would make!

Cathy signed up for this month's Book, Blog and Fabric. For Book she presented "Modern Heritage Quilts" by Amy Ellis.



For Blog she chose Fresh Lemons Quilts. Here is one of Cathy's favorite patterns found there.


For Fabric she chose a line called "Lucky" by Lotta Jansdotter and Windham Fabrics. Lotta has a blog and you can read more about her design inspiration here.


Jean will be the October Book, Blog, and Fabric speaker and a signup sheet is available to anyone who wants to share their Favorite BBF's.

Heather J discussed her hopes for future guest speaker/teacher Krista Hennebury to join us in May 2017 for a Trunkshow and Workshop day. Majority vote showed our interest in making this happen.

Back in January a challenge was put forth to create quilts inspired by Frank Lloyd Wright. These are the results of that challenge. All completed projects are eligible for a viewer's choice vote, which is open to everyone and will be held in a seperate blog post.

Before each quilt is the photo of the inspiration behind each members quilt.


This inspired the following 3 quilts:






















This photo inspired the following 2 quilts:











What a great showcase of talent and creativity! Great job everyone who contributed.

Future possible challenges/charity projects were also proposed: 

 "Stitching a Canadian Memory" info can be found here.

Also the "Canada's Big Quilt Bee" celebrating Canada's 150th birthday and benefitting Ronald MacDonald House, info can be found here
Heather hopes to have an upcoming sew-in day devoted to this charity project.

To finish off the meeting we had Show and Share:

Here's Velda showing us her Teal mini swap project that she received,



and here is the one she sent off.


Guest Robin had several projects to show us. First up this beauty. Love the cardinals and the Autumn colors!!


Next her "Hexagon Shuffle" quilt. Such a stunning design.



and her "Twisted Triangles" quilt. Tula Pink fabrics make this quilt shine.



Lastly she shared this super cute tote bag she made.



Guest Carol B also had a teal mini swap project to share.



and so did Catherine, inspired by Monet's "Lily Pads".



Roberta had a few items as well. This wallet:



Her "Snow Buds" wall hanging. So fun!



and her "Urban Pods" quilt.



Jean had a gorgeous Tula Pink Fat Quarter bundle" Slow and Steady", which she acquired on her holiday in British Columbia this summer.



Heather J showed us her completed quilt (which was a previous Queen Bee swap from 2015) based on a block tutorial from the Irish MQG website.



and her Tic, Tac, Toe Queen Bee Block quilt from the Beehive Quilts tutorial at www.blossomheartquilts.com.



What a great meeting!! Stay tuned for the Frank Lloyd Wright Viewer's Choice vote.

Just a reminder about the upcoming October 8th Sew-In. We realize this falls on Thanksgiving weekend, but the West Royalty Sobeys space has been booked for members that would like to use it. 

Upcoming meetings:

The following two months Sew-In and Meetings are planned for the West Royalty Community Room, Sobeys, 39 Babineau Avenue, Charlottetown.  Save the dates.


October 8:  PEIMQG Sew-In (9-4pm)
October 27:  PEIMQG Meeting (7-9pm)
November 12: PEIMQG Sew-In (9-4pm)
November24: PEIMQG Meeting (7-9pm)

5 comments:

  1. WOW I lot happened Thursday night, thanks for the recap. It was a busy fun night. All the Frank Lloyd Wright quilts were awesome!

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    1. yes, I was impressed with the variety of the Frank Lloyd Wright challenge

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  2. Excellent summary. Lots of eye candy and everyone who participated in the FLW Challenge rose to the challenge! Kudos.

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  3. What a great meeting! So much inspiration! Love your challenge quilts

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Which Round Robin quilt is your favorite?