Monday, 10 December 2018

PEI Modern Quilt Guild December 2018 Potluck Party

The Holiday season is here and 2018 is coming to a close. The PEI Modern Quilt Guild always has so much fun at our end of year Potluck Party generously hosted by President Heather J. We had 15 members and 1 guest come together to celebrate the season, eat great food and enjoy spending time with each other.

The morning was spent working on hand sewing projects.

Lucinda demonstrated her technique for making folded star ornaments.

We had a wonderful assortment of food to choose from, and the sweets were delicious!!

After lunch we had an orphan block gift exchange.

Then we played 2 games of Left, Right and Centre. A fun game with 5" squares where the winner takes home the entire pile. This year's winners were Linda..

and Cathy. I guess Liz ended up being a lucky charm after all!!

We also had a wonderful Show & Share...

Dianne shared her recent thrift store find. This little wall hanging was a steal at just $2.00!!

Brenda's Blue "Christmas Glitters" wall hanging was stunning.

and her "Arcade Game" quilt is the perfect gift for her grandson.

Lucinda shared her " Zig Zag" quilt top. Whichever way you turn it, it's fantastic!

Jean has been having fun making "Blingy" bags for her upcoming girl's trip to Paducah.

and her super talented husband made these ruler racks for her birthday!!

Linda shared her "Change" project from the recent Cheryl Arkison workshop. I can't wait to see how she quilts it!

Roberta shared this lovely "Book Nerd" quilt. A gift for her Daughter-in-Law, but perfect for anyone who loves books.

Cathy has been busy making aprons for her family's "Christmas Baking Day" Here is 1 of the 5 she made this year.

Heather shared her "Throwing" quilt using the beautiful Zen Chic fabrics. The machine quilting by Colleen was perfect too.

It's hard to choose which side is best.

She also took the opportunity to show the completed "President's Challenge" quilt. Members of the PEI Modern Quilt Guild were challenged to create a "Nautical" themed block using Kona Regal as a constant .The quilt turned out amazing and the custom quilting done by Blueberry Cove was perfect.

I think everyone had an amazing time and I know I speak for everyone when I extend huge thanks and gratitude to Heather for hosting.

 On behalf of the PEI Modern Quilt Guild , We hope you have very Happy Holidays, and all the best for the New Year!!

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

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

January 24th:                  PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

February 16th*:               PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm) * Be aware that this is the 3rd Saturday not the second as per the normal schedule. 

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

March 16th*:                   PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm) * Be aware that this is the 3rd Saturday not the second as per the normal schedule. 

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

If you are planning to visit PEI, and would like to attend a meeting or Sew-In, be sure to email us at

Saturday, 24 November 2018

PEI Modern Quilt Guild November 2018 Meeting

2018 is winding down for the PEI Modern Quilt Guild. We had 13 members and 1 guest attend our last official meeting of the year. So glad you could join us Sherri!!

Heather opened the meeting with a few announcements...
Upcoming elections are pending for the Executive and officers of the PEI Modern Quilt Guild. Any guild members interested in holding a position are asked to send an email to stating the position desired.

Our QuiltCon charity quilt challenge 2019 is nearing completion. It is with Colleen, one of our talented Long Armers, waiting to be quilted and bound. We are so excited to see it finished.

We are also looking forward to our Spring 2019 Retreat taking place at "Our Lady of Hope" March 8 -10th. Heather shared the Cheryl Arkison pattern "Lilla", which will be featured at the retreat as a block challenge to members who want to play along.

The PEIMQG sold raffle tickets for this lovely quilt in 2018. We drew the winner during the meeting and..... Cindy G. was the lucky winner!!! A huge thank you to the members who helped complete this fun quilt, to Velda the super talented designer and to everyone who purchased tickets. We really appreciate it.

Cathy presented her Medley Medallion quilt to the group. The PEIMQG will be participating in a Skill building Quilt-Along in 2019. If you are interested in the Medley Medallion quilt, the patterns are being published in Make Modern  magazine, beginning with the current issue 25 and every other month for six issues. It should be so much fun, I can't wait to see what our members come up with!!

Next up was our Color of The Year (COTY) Mug Rug Swap. The PEI Modern Quilt guild had a lot of fun swapping mug rugs with the Renfrew County Modern Quilt Guild. We absolutely loved all the mug rugs we received. What a bunch of talented quilters!!

It's not to late to start working on your PEIMQG "Block Lotto" blocks (due in February). Make as many blocks as you want to have more chances to win them all!!! Here are some of Velda's:

We had intended to do 3 ornament demonstrations for November's program, but the weather began to become an issue, and it was decided that Lucinda's ornament will be demo'ed at the December 8th Potluck instead.

We were able to show the following 2 ornaments. Feel free to check out the links provided if you want to make your own. Cathy demonstrated this Swedish advent star or (paper snowflake).

Here's Linda's:

And Dawn's:

Next, the Dutch folded star ornament was demonstrated by Heather. Here is Velda's:

Here is Lucinda's:

Lastly was Show and Share:

Roberta shared her stunning "Antelope Canyon" quilt.

Janice combined her 2 workshop experiences with Cheryl Arkison and completed this adorable "Meraki" wall hanging.

Here is the back using up those orphan blocks.

She also shared this Morse code quilt, can you read what she wrote?

and the back:

Linda brought her completed "Parterre" quilt. I love all those yummy rainbow colours".

And her pieced back is perfection!!

Lucinda was so excited to share her completed "Long Time Gone" quilt top. This Jen Kingwell design is a great stash buster and skill builder. Fantastic job Lucinda!!

 Lastly guest Sherri shared her improv tree quilt. I love her fabrics!!! It's really coming along and will be adorable when its completed. 

For the members who had to leave early due to weather, please bring your items to the December Potluck for Show and Share. We hope to see you there!!

Reminders for the December Potluck:

If you need directions to Heather's please feel free to email her at or ask on the members only Facebook page.

Please bring your completed orphan block challenge projects wrapped in some way as to keep it a surprise. The Potluck gift exchange is always a ton of fun.

Don't forget to bring in ten 5" squares to play Left, Right, Centre. 

Bring in your choice of food item, and a sewing project, etc to work on throughout the day.

 Lastly, if you are in the Charlottetown area in the coming weeks, please consider stopping by the Sobeys in West Royalty to purchase a raffle ticket in support of Children's Wish Foundation. This quilt was made by members of the PEI Modern Quilt Guild and donated to Sobeys to help raise funds for PEI Children and their families. Tickets can be purchased at the lotto/smoke shop located at: 39 Babineau Avenue, Charlottetown.

December 8th*:               PEIMQG Holiday Potluck party (9 am - 4 pm)
                                           *Will be hosted by Heather J. in her home.* 

If you are planning to visit PEI, and would like to attend a meeting or Sew-In in 2019, be sure to email us at for dates and times.