We had a brief introduction to our newly elected Executive officers: President- Heather J, Vice President- Colleen, Treasurer- Dawn, and Secretary/blog- Cathy V.
Our other coordinators include: Charity Program Coordinator - Dianne; Swaps and Challenges Coordinator - Liz; and Special Events Coordinator Susan. Feel free to contact any of us with questions, suggestions or concerns.
We would also like to recognise Catherine M for taking the lead on an exciting project for Canada's 150th celebration.
The Treasurer's report was presented to the members by Dawn.
Next up, Liz presented Queen Bee 2016 Dawn. This simple block is to be made with any shade of purple, tone on tone you choose (batiks, solids, grunge as long as it reads as purple). For those who missed the meeting, Dawn will bring them to the next few Sew-Ins, so please make arrangements to pick up your kit.
Queen Bee January 2017 Lydea, chose this striking log cabin block using a solid black 2 1/2" square as the centre and 1 1/2" strips of black & white and white & black for the logs. 4 rounds of logs and alternating sides like the picture shows: ( I found it easier to have a medium fabric that contrasts well with the black and the white so they don't create a box where the logs meet at the corners.) You can find my technique here.
Next up was the New 2017 Round Robin challenge:
For the first round, we will be adding a 2 1/2" unfinished border (2 " finished) to EITHER the Top & Side OR the Bottom & Side (L- shaped border). Please be creative and remember to read any notes that are in the box as well. Don't forget to sign and date the label if it was provided. Have fun! The block should measure 12 1/2" after the first round.
Susan collected the Quilt of Valor blocks and showed us the progress she's made assembling them. She also was January's Book, Blog, and Fabric speaker, so come back and check out the blog next week to see what she shared with us!!
Catherine M. discussed our Canada's 150th Celebration project with the group, She had lots to share!! The PEIMQG will be having designated Sewing Days to work on this project, Saturday January 28th is the first one. Here are just some of the blocks we made during this fun day together.
Upcoming Sew-in days are:
Saturday Feb 4 (7-9) Regular scheduled
Sunday Feb 5 (12-7) Canada's 150th quilt
Sunday Feb 12 (12-7) Canada's 150th quilt
Feel free to drop in and help out, (There's lots of work to be done 😉).
We are all getting excited about the upcoming Trunkshow/Workshops with Krista Hennebury (May 4th and 6-7th). Members wishing to attend please arrange payment as soon as possible to save your spot. If you know any non-members who might be interested in attending, please forward the information to them or have them contact firstname.lastname@example.org for information. This is an awesome opportunity for PEI and we want everyone who might be interested able to attend.
The PEIMQG was humbled to receive this note from the Orlando MQG, thanking us for being part of the "Quilts for Pulse" project.
Here is one of the quilts that were sent out.
Show & Share:
Liz brought in her completed CQA "Big Quilt Bee" for Ronald McDonald House.
Here is the label she made for the back, love the bee Emmett's Grammy:
We are still accepting slab blocks, for anyone wishing to participate, but please have them to Heather J. or Susan by the February Sew-In.
Susan had several projects to share, She has had a very productive Autumn.
First up her " Valentine Fantasy" wall hanging
Her adorable " Fish quilt" which will be going to a charity in the future.
Here's a close up..
Her pretty Jolly Bar quilt
Here's a couple quilts made from orphan Churn Dash blocks.
This whimsical Sail Boat quilt
Another Bento Box quilt
And one of her 4-Patch quilts
Linda shared this great "Everything but the Kitchen Sink" Tote, which we were all envious of.... Better keep an eye on that bag Linda!!
Lucinda shared her Twins' Baby Quilts
and this sweet Fox quilt top.
Jean shared her jaw dropping "Glazed Windows" quilt made from Tula Pink's 100 quilt blocks.
Here is her pieced back.
And we all loved Catherine M's hat, just too much fun.