Sunday, 11 November 2018

PEI Modern Quilt Guild November 2018 Sew-In

It has been wet, and windy lately on Prince Edward Island, but at least we can say that there is no snow here yet.  We had a little group of ladies come together for a day of sewing and playing with fabrics and patterns.

Janice stopped by in the morning to say hi. She has been very busy taking lots of workshops around PEI and New Brunswick. We can't wait to see the results from the latest workshop with Elaine Quehl

Janet has been having fun playing with scraps. She has been so inspired by the recent visit by Cheryl Arkison and this quilt in particular.


Mixing together her older fabrics with fun modern prints and solids will result in a fresh scrappy quilt. I can't wait to see it start coming together!!


She also shared this recently finished baby quilt. Sew adorable!!


Linda spent the day working on binding...


Lucinda is working on some scrappy string blocks in an effort to work on unfinished projects in 2018. These are going to be gorgeous!!


Jean had 2 patterns to share from her recent trip to Alberta. Which one will she start first???


Cathy was working on some Christmas themed aprons, for her upcoming family baking day.


We also had a guest come and visit with us. Dianne is interested in the Modern Quilt guild. She brought along a photo of this quilt and asked for our thoughts on it. We had lots of fun imagining how we would make it our own!!!


We look forward to getting to know her in the coming months. (Hopefully she will decide to join us in 2019).

It's not too late to purchase a raffle ticket for this gorgeous quilt!!!! We will be drawing the winner at the November 22nd meeting. If you would like to support the PEI Modern Quilt Guild and have a chance to win, please contact us: peimqg@gmail.com




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


November 22nd:              PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

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, be sure to email us at peimqg@gmail.com

Saturday, 20 October 2018

PEI Modern Quilt Guild and Cheryl Arkison

The PEI Modern Quilt Guild had the privilege to host Modern Quilt Designer, Author, Fabric Designer and Teacher Extraordinaire.... Cheryl Arksion!!  

She began her visit to PEI, Thursday evening with a Trunkshow. Cheryl kept us entertained with stories of her adventures and experiences from her quilting journey. I appreciated her fresh approach to improv quilting and her advice on taking advantage of the small moments of time in one's life to be creative. Here are a couple of my favourite quilts from the evening...





The Trunkshow was fantastic, and I encourage anyone who has the chance to attend one of Cheryl's shows, to do so. 

On Friday, Cheryl taught her "Values Plus" workshop. Members were asked to sort their scrap fabrics into 3 piles: Lights , mediums, and darks. With the help of our cell phones and the grey-scale feature of our cameras, it was much easier to see the difference in values.

Here are some photos taken throughout the day...







Here is a shot of my blocks in grey scale,



and in color....



Cheryl's last day in PEI, was spent teaching her "Make Words, Not War" workshop. After Cheryl showed us different examples of Improv letters, we were encouraged to play and have fun. The group was very creative, there was so much variety.

Here are some photos from earlier in the day..






And a little later,






and lastly, a group shot of what the group accomplished. Sew much fun!!



Thank you Cheryl, for spending a few days with us. We had so much fun, and we hope you will come back and visit us soon!!



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


November 10th:               PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

November 22nd:              PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

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, be sure to email us at peimqg@gmail.com

Sunday, 14 October 2018

PEI Modern Quilt Guild October 2018 Sew-In

October is well under way. While some people were enjoying the respite from the recent rain by working outside (raking leaves and enjoying some sunshine), 9 members of the PEI Modern Quilt Guild came together for a day of sewing and binding, with lots of laughter and fun!! 

We are getting super excited about our upcoming visit from Cheryl Arkison!!  The PEI Modern Quilt Guild is hosting a Trunkshow on Thursday October 18th.  We will have door prizes and tickets for our raffle quilt available too.  There will be 2 fantastic workshops on Friday and Saturday (October 19th -20th). It's not too late to join us for any of these fun events.  Just contact us at peimqg@gmail.com.



Dawn was in MINI mode making log cabin blocks for her class sampler for the upcoming community school. She made some excellent progress today!!



Roberta was working away on these adorable book blocks. "Book Nerd" is a quilt pattern that any bibliophile would love to have.



Our newest member Leigh Anne was a rockstar!!! She was able to piece this entire lap quilt top in one day. I love the Christmas fabrics, we were all drooling over her scraps!!



Janet really worked out of her comfort zone, with her Colour of the Year Mugrug!. It looks fantastic Janet!!! She was able to quilt and bind it throughout the day.




Heather was up to her elbows in the QuiltCon 2019 Charity challenge!! 



Here is a sneak peak of the quilt top so far. It is really beginning to come together!!



Linda was binding her "Parterre" quilt. I will show you a photo of the back, but save the front for when it is finished. Be sure to come back to see it in November, it is a stunner!!!



Cathy spent some time marking her "Harlequin Twist" quilt. She is having lots of fun using her walking foot in the negative space.



Janice was working on her "Patchwork Barn" blocks.



She was also able to work on the binding of this adorable "For Harrison" quilt. 



Here's the back as well, sew cute!!



Dianne was working on this flannel rag quilt. It will be a gift for a first time grandmother to snuggle baby in!!



We all had a great time together, and we even got some sewing accomplished!! We'd love for you to stop by and visit with us.....




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


November 10th:               PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

November 22nd:              PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

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, be sure to email us at peimqg@gmail.com



The following events are planned for the Brackley Commons Community Centre, 14 Union Road, Charlottetown, PE, C1C 1C2:

October 18th:         Cheryl Arkison Trunkshow (7-9 pm) $5.00 at the door.

October 19th:         Cheryl Arkison -  Values Plus Workshop (9 am-4 pm)

October 20th:         Cheryl Arkison - Make Words not War workshop (9 am-4 pm)

For details or to reserve your place, please email us at peimqg@gmail.com

Saturday, 29 September 2018

PEI Modern Quilt Guild September 2018 Meeting

Autumn is my favorite time of the year!!! Temperatures are cooling down, the colours of nature are so beautiful and for many it means getting back to a routine. The kids are back in school and for some that means more time spent sewing!!!

This month Heather welcomed 12 members to our monthly meeting. We have been having so much fun working on the QuiltCon 2019 charity challenge quilt. We are getting together this Saturday to see how close we are to completing the quilt top.


We would like to remind our readers that the PEI Modern Quilt Guild will be hosting Cheryl Arkison for a Trunkshow and 2 workshops October 18-20. We still have a few spots remaining!!! It's not too late to reserve your space. For questions or details contact us at peimqg@gmail.com.





For this month's program,  Cathy was demonstrating "Walking Foot Quilting". She shared some of her tools and tricks to get started...




Here she is focused on stitching in the ditch, quilting dot to dot.......zig - zags, curves, and echo quilting.  







Ta-Da!  Here is the finished product.


The PEIMQG is participating in a Color of the Year - Mug Rug swap with the Renfrew County Quilt Guild. Some of our members have already completed theirs and turned them in to the coordinator. For those members still working on theirs, please bring your completed Mug Rugs to the October 18th Trunk Show, or make arrangements to have them to Liz before October 18th.


There's less than 2 months left to buy some Raffle Tickets to support the PEIMQG. The draw date is November 22nd, 2018. If you would like to purchase some tickets, please email us at peimqg@gmail.com.



The guild has decided to have a Block Lotto beginning in 2019. As homework, we asked the members to submit Modern Quilt Block ideas  at this month's meeting to select the Block due for February. For all members wanting to participate, the instructions for the Block will be handed out at the November meeting or can be found on the Members only Facebook page. Make as many blocks as you want from now until February's meeting. The more blocks you make, the more chances you have to win them all!!



December Potluck Orphan Block challenge:

We are having a Orphan Block/ Brown Bag challenge swap at our end of year Potluck party. Every member will be given a Brown bag containing an orphan block. Your challenge is to make something using that orphan block. Cut it up, add to it, make it something fun!!! Mug Rugs, pin cushions, table toppers, the possibilities are endless!!! Be creative and have fun!!! I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with.  

Lastly, we had Show & Share:

Lucinda had some fun shopping on a recent trip to Ontario. Here are some of her fabric finds...





She also recently finished this "Island Chain" lap quilt for her sister.



Here's the flannel backing.



Linda challenged herself to use some batiks in her stash, and this is what she accomplished!!!  She quilted this wall hanging herself using Variegated thread.



Helen made this quilt for her daughter, who is a Grade 1 teacher in Calgary. As a fun activity for the kids, the children in her class and volunteers selected fabrics to represent each province/territory. 




Here is a close up of some of the fun elements within the quilt. The quilting was done by Colleen Henderson.




Velda's first quilt of the night is going to appear in the upcoming January issue of "Make Modern" magazine, so all I can show is the back for now. " Which way is Up" is a fun, modern quilt using a combination of low-volume backgrounds with pops of bright colours.  It is just gorgeous!! It will be worth the wait!!



Her next quilt is a sampler quilt with a modern layout, using blocks that Velda has selected from her personal designs and some found online as well. 



The back showcases some of the leftover blocks that didn't quite make it on the front. The quilting was done by Liz Dempsey.



Roberta has been having fun making gifts for her 2 year old Grandson. This reversible apron is just so cute!! Tractors on one side ...



Cows on the other.



This reversible play mat is perfect for a little boy and his cars. One side features a road map to follow.



The other side has a search and find, featuring cars.



This sweet "Let's go Camping"  lap quilt was quilted by Velma Pinnsoneault.



This one's my favorite.



and the label is just too cute.



Jean had some Needle Punch projects to share.  "Crazy Cat" is perfection!!! I love that she chose that shade of green. 



These poppy pins are so sweet. They are finished just beautifully. Great job Jean!!



Heather shared this quilt top inspired by the "Quilter's Planner" Sampler Quilt 2108. Her more modern version is reminiscent of an upside down ribbon!! So cool!!



Heather also shared her "Throwing" quilt top using True Blue fabrics by Zen Chic. The pattern is Charm square friendly!! Really Stunning.





That's a wrap for another great meeting!! 

Here are the PEI Modern Quilt Guild's upcoming events:




The following QuiltCon Charity 2019 Sew-In has been booked for the Stratford Sobeys community room:

September 29th:           PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)



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


October 13th:                  PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

November 10th:               PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

November 22nd:              PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)



If you are planning to visit PEI, be sure to email us at peimqg@gmail.com. We'd love for you to stop in for a visit during our Sew-Ins or Meetings.



The following events are planned for the Brackley Commons Community Centre, 14 Union Road, Charlottetown, PE, C1C 1C2:

October 18th:         Cheryl Arkison Trunkshow (7-9 pm) $5.00 at the door.

October 19th:         Cheryl Arkison -  Values Plus Workshop (9 am-4 pm)

October 20th:         Cheryl Arkison - Make Words not War workshop (9 am-4 pm)

For details or to reserve your place, please email us at peimqg@gmail.com