Sunday 25 April 2021

2020 President's Block Challenge - Results of Viewer's Choice


The year of the PEIMQG's 5th anniversary



When thinking of the theme for the President's Block Challenge, these were the things that rose to the surface.  Fifteen members rose to the challenge and submitted 17 blocks.  You can read about it in this post.

Thank you to the 145 people who cast their vote for the favourite block.  It was the first time in our history of doing the President's Block Challenge that there was a tie for first place with 21 votes each and the third place winner garnered 18 votes.

The President made ribbons and bundled the winning prizes.  Here they are awaiting presentation at our guild meeting this past Thursday night.

Drumroll please!!!!

In third place with her block Keep Calm and Stay the Blazes Home is Dianne!

The First Place winners are:  Anna L and Cathy K!!!

Anna L with her block Masked World accepting via video! 

Here is the block in better lighting...

As well las a detailed shot of what is behind the mask!

Cathy K accepting her winnings for 2020 Vision Fox by video as well.

Here is her block in better lighting!

We will be puzzling together all the blocks to make a quilt over the next year.  Stay tuned for the reveal.

That is all folks!   Please continue to follow our adventures on Instagram as @PEIMQG and we will post less frequently on the blog.  The next event will be launching our raffle quilt in the next month or so...

Until next time, stay safe! 

Wednesday 31 March 2021

2020 President's Block Challenge - You decide who wins the viewers' choice award!

Help us choose the viewer's choice winner!

Fifteen members accepted the 2020 President's challenge, using the Kona and Pantone Colours of the Year (COTY) - Enchanted and Classic Blue and Fibonacci sequence. 

The brief:

Leonardo Pisano Fibonacci (1170–1240 or 1250) was an Italian number theorist. He introduced the world to such wide-ranging mathematical concepts as what is now known as the Arabic numbering system, the concept of square roots, number sequencing, and even math word problems. The Fibonacci sequence is a series of numbers where a number is the addition of the last two numbers, starting with 0, and 1. The Fibonacci Sequence: 0, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21, 34, 55 , etc.  Fibonacci sequence in nature is given by the number of petals of flowers. Most have three (like lilies and irises), five (parnassia, rose hips) or eight (cosmea), 13 (some daisies), 21 (chicory), 34, 55 or 89 (asteraceae).


The following rules for the challenge were in place:


• Theme:  Can include one, two or all of the three themes as follows - Covid-19; 2020; 5th Anniversary

Stretch your modern creative muscles!


• Blocks are made with solid colours only and use the COTY colour provided somewhere in the block.  


  Can use as many solids as you wish.  The solid COTY fabric is Kona.  You may use any brand of solid colour to include in your block.


  Fibonacci dimensions will be used for this challenge.  Blocks can include the following widths or lengths but no smaller than 5.5" square or larger than 21.5" square.





As an example, you could have a block that was 5.5"x13.5" or 8.5" by 21.5" or any other combination of the four measurements noted above.


  You can use any technique to make your block: improv or straight piecing, machine appliqué, etc.


• You can use a pattern or make a block of your own design (using the dimensions noted above).


Please vote for your favourite block and the block with the most viewer's votes will will a ribbon and prize at the link below the full sized photos!

Here are the photos of the quilt blocks submitted.   Some had stories with it -> birthstones, months, not recommended, references to our 5th anniversary and other topical subjects during the year 2020 when we did our show and share earlier this year.

Block 1

Block 2

Block 3

Block 4

Block 5

Block 6

Block 7

Block 8

Block 9

Block 10

Block 11

Block 12

Block 13

Block 14

Block 15

Block 16

Block 17

Voting closes April 14, 2021!

Vote here by clicking on the photo below:

Sunday 29 November 2020

PEI Modern Quilt Guild November 2020 Meeting

 Well the Atlantic Canada Bubble deflated and out of respect and care for our members some members were joining by zoom as they had been off-island.  We had a small group gather for our November meeting.  We had a lovely time together to connect and share our quilty goodies since the last time we met.

After our business meeting, we moved to sharing our Elizabeth Hartman Sew Along progress.  If you have not seen all the fabulous creations happening as a result of this endeavour, check out the FaceBook Page!




Heather's (Quilted by Jean & Doug MacKie's Longarm Quilting)


Anna's (above and the photo she sent us as Zoom does not capture those colours!)


Then, we moved to Show and Share.  Here's what we have been working on this month.

Anna was sharing her work on the Christmas quilt

And here is Liz showing Anna her's!

Here is Cathy showing us her original design called Shine Bright, Dream Big Mini which she custom quilted at Jean & Doug MacKie's Longarm Quilting!

Love the quilting detail.  Each section was carefully planned out to ensure they fit within the triangles.

Here are Cathy's Family Rules mug rugs!

Cathy shared her Pom Pom Galaxy which she quilted at Jean & Doug MacKie's Longarm Quilting

And the pieced back...

Roberta shared her Nail Polish quilt which was quilted by Velma Pinsonneault.  Don't you wish you had some of this polish for your next mani/pedi?

Here is Roberta's I Believe in Santa pillow.

As well as here I Believe wall hangings.

Jean is upping her game with Christmas gifts for family.  Found the half chef's apron at Beatons!  Which she custom embroidered for the people on her gift list...which included the items below...

I Love Gnomes potholders...

and a tea towel!  How do we get on Jean's nice list???

Janice shared her You're In My Spot! quilt and the story behind it.  Could you say no to this face?

Janice shared her 52 Blocks in 52 Weeks quilt which was a Canadian Quilters Association QAL and her quilt is titled - 50 + 2 Pick Up Sticks.  There are 50 blocks on the front and two on the back below!  Janice quilted it herself.

Linda brought in the Island Summer quilt.  It was the President's Block challenge 2019 where participants received either the 2019 Pantone or Kona colour of the year (COTY) and the theme was Summer.  Linda's block  was the Viewer's Choice winner and she put all the blocks received together to create this summery goodness!  Colleen Henderson, another member, quilted this quilt. 
Awesome job Linda!

While Luncinda was not able to join us, she did use technology to the hilt sending a voice file to share the details to her King quilt which she quilted at Jean & Doug MacKie's Longarm Quilting!  The front is above and the pieced back is below.

Lucinda also talked about her Pinwheel Posy quilt which will be given to the latest baby in her family.  Here are photos of the front and back of the quilt.

Here is Heather's Summer Sampler 2019 (front and back) which was a piecing boot camp!  Lots of lessons learned here...  It was quilted by Blueberry Cove LongArm Quilt Studio.

This is Heather's #retrotetro quilt, a pattern by @GeekyBobbin.  It was a 10 week QAL and Heather designed the back (below), and had to modify the front by adding more columns, in order to fit the back!  It was quilted by Doug &Jean MacKie's Longarm Quilting.

Heather was pattern testing for @Sariditty and this is her Strung Out block from the Get Lit/Strung Out pattern.  She had fun getting back into free motion quilting.

Well, that leaves one more meeting for the 2020 year.  We'll see if we can hold it as planned in December.