Monday, 13 August 2018

PEI Modern Quilt Guild August 2018 Sew-In

This Summer's temperatures have been unusually hot for Prince Edward Island. With almost 3 weeks of record temperatures and humidity, it was a relief to many, to finally see the temperatures drop after some big thunder showers. The weather in the coming weeks will still be warm, but more like what we've come to expect on the Island.

With the weather finally breaking, I think a lot of our members chose to spend some time outdoors, But a few of us got together for a fun day of sewing, and socializing.

Lucinda has been continuing her efforts to complete some UFO's (Unfinished Objects). This "Gift of Peace" cross-stitch is really coming along!!


Heather has been working on her "Quilter's Planner" magazine sampler.


Dawn was making curved flying geese borders for her "Morse Code" quilt. I can't wait to see it completed!!


Janice was seeing Blue!! She has been working on her "Patchwork Barn" Block of the Month by Edita Sitar, which was featured on "the Quilt Show".


Linda was doing some cutting and had these cut Cotton + Steel fabrics to share. Love those selvages!!


Cathy was playing with bonus HSTs (Half Square Triangles), from her upcoming "Make Modern" Skill Builder Quilt-Along.


Jean stopped in and stayed for bit too.

We had a lovely day together!! We always welcome visitors too, so stop in the next time we have a meeting or Sew-In. We'd love to see you.



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



August 23rd:                    PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

September 1st (*):           PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

September 27th:              PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

If you are planning to visit PEI this Summer (or anytime really) 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.

Please note that the September Sew-In is not on the 2nd Saturday, as per the usual schedule.

Friday, 27 July 2018

PEI Modern Quilt Guild July 2018 Monthly Meeting

Well, the cool temperatures have left us! (I think a lot of us would have those cool days back, in a heartbeat!!) It has been very hot and humid for the last few weeks. So it was a pleasure to spend an evening in the air conditioned space where we hold our meetings.

Our President was away having fun in the tropical sun, so Colleen our Vice President welcomed 14 members to this month's meeting.

We also had 3 guests join us for a special presentation!!! 

The PEI Modern Quilt Guild was honored to present the " Modern Starburst Blossom" quilt to (West Royalty) Sobeys Manager - Carl Cudmore, Supervisor - Brenda Huston, and Children's Wish Foundation of Canada Development/Communications Coordinator - Jen Gillis.


The quilt was truly a group effort. Members of the PEI Modern Quilt Guild assembled blocks into the quilt top, during some of the Sew-In days that take place in the Sobeys Community room.

Cathy Victor designed the blocks and Heather Jarmyn assisted with the modern layout. Liz Dempsey completed the quilt with Beautiful custom quilting.

The quilt was displayed at the Pasedena, California's QuiltCon 2018, as part of their annual charity quilt challenge. QuiltCon is an international quilt show, known for showcasing Modern quilts. The challenge for 2018 was to design a quilt using the designated colors and the Modern Traditional Theme. All the quilts submitted under the challenge were to be donated to the guild's charity of choice.

We are proud to offer this quilt to support the Children's Wish, on behalf of the PEI Modern Quilt Guild and Sobeys West Royalty, in appreciation for the use of the Sobeys Community Room since the PEI Modern Quilt Guild's inception. 

Sobeys (West Royalty) will be selling raffle tickets in the coming moths so please make sure you come in and buy some tickets for a chance to win this gorgeous quilt!!! 



If you are unable to stop in to buy a ticket, but would like to help with a Children's Wish, please feel free to contact (902) 566-5526 or (800) 267-9474.
You should definitely visit their website too, it has lots of information about how to help grant a child's wish and be a hero. 


Thank you to our guests for coming, and to our members for all their hard work!!! Good Luck Sobeys and Children"s Wish! We just know you are going to make a Child's wish come true!!!

What a way to start a meeting!!!

 Next up we shared information about the upcoming Cheryl Arkison - Trunkshow and Workshops. We still have a few spots available for all events, and if you would like to attend or learn more, it's not too late. Contact peimqg@gmail.com for info or to reserve your spot.

For this month's program we were asked to bring in any vintage or antique quilts.

Gail had several examples to share. This first "Dresden plate" quilt is dated 1928, and it was completed by her grandmother for her mother. It has been well loved. 


Her second quilt dates to the 1940's. It was constructed without a batting layer to keep it light for warm nights.


This blue and white "baskets" quilt is circa 1950's. It is completely machine pieced and quilted.


Her last quilt is dated 1954 and was actually Gail's baby quilt. Machine pieced and hand quilted. Wonderful that she still has it!!


Cathy was able to share this quilt dated 1959. It was made by Rita Doucette, who made the quilt using fabrics from leftover dresses and other clothes. This was the only quilt she ever made. Cathy was honored to rebind the frayed edges of the quilt in 2016 as a Christmas present for her Mother in Law (who is Rita's daughter).


Helen had a vintage quilt made by her grandmother in 1970. She made the quilt when she was 80.


Look at these vintage fabrics. They look like they could be modern fabrics from the present day. Just fantastic!!


Lastly Show & Share:

 Janet was so happy to share her completed "Jelly Roll Mat". Even her hubby approves of the colors, he's requested it for his side of the bed!! Always nice when our loved ones appreciate our work!!


Dianne shared this stunning English paper pieced quilt. It contains 2139 pieces and measures 85" x 110". It took her 1 year to put together. Well worth the time and effort!!

I spy a fussy cut Maple leaf!!! Love it.


Helen shared her version of the "Starburst Blossom" quilt. I just love what she has done with the floating blossoms. The quilt has such wonderful movement. I love the whimsy!!! It makes me smile...


Don't forget....

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


August 11th:                    PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

August 23rd:                    PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

September 1st (*):           PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

September 27th:              PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

If you are planning to visit PEI this Summer (or anytime really) 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.

Please note that the September Sew-In is not on the 2nd Saturday, as per the usual schedule.

Sunday, 15 July 2018

PEI Modern Quilt Guild July 2018 Sew-In

Well Folks, Summer is finally underway here in Prince Edward Island.We have had absolutely beautiful weather this month!!! We had 7 members take a break from their outdoor activities, to gather for some fun sewing and some quilty conversation.

Velda was hand quilting her Queen Bee quilt " The Plus Side" is an awesome block/quilt for showing off your favorite modern fabrics!!


Lucinda was busy making "Long Time Gone" blocks. She had fun with 60 degree triangles and pineapple blocks. Soo tiny!!!



Cathy made good progress with her "Variegated Threads" blocks. All her thread units are ready for sashing!!!


Here they are all laid out. Pretty colors!!


Dawn was sewing a "New York Roundabout" table topper using her stunning vintage Singer Featherweight. Her featherweight was in immaculate condition!!! Serious envy happening!!


Janet shared her "Morse Code" QIP (Quilt in Progress). She is trying to decide what to do with the extra space  at the end of her rows. We can't wait to see what she comes up with!!


Jean was working on her needle punch. Her green kitty is going to be awesome when its finished.


Linda was basting her fabric's raw edges, so they can be pre-washed. Her fabrics are so yummy!! Loving the modern prints, and low-volumes!! 


We had a marvelous time at the July Sew-In. 

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

July 26th:                        PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

August 11th:                    PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

August 23rd:                    PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

September 1st (*):                PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

September 27th:              PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

If you are planning to visit PEI this Summer (or anytime really) be sure to email us peimqg@gmail.com. We'd love for you to stop in for a visit during our Sew-Ins or Meetings.

* Please note that the September Sew-In is not on the 2nd Saturday, as per the usual schedule.

Friday, 29 June 2018

PEI Modern Quilt Guild June 2018 Monthly Meeting

The weather in PEI this Spring/Summer has been pretty cool. It's pretty strange to have temperatures hovering around zero in late June. All that is coming to an end as the temperatures and humidex will soar in the coming weeks. The fields and gardens will surely benefit from warmer temperatures. Lots of us quilters take advantage of cool rainy days and spend time in our sewing rooms. We have lots of photos to share this month so grab a beverage, sit back and enjoy!!!

Heather welcomed 14 members to the meeting this month.

We are continuing our efforts to sell raffle tickets for this Gorgeous quilt. If you are interested in purchasing tickets for a chance to own this lovely quilt, please feel free to contact peimqg@gmail.com for details. The draw will take place in November 2018, so it would be a perfect Christmas present. We are also more than happy to ship anywhere in North America.



This month for Program, members were asked to bring in their earliest quilt (in their possession) and their most recent. It was a fun way to showcase everyone's journey. We have all come so far!!!

Liz's earliest quilt is about 18 years old. It is a "log cabin" quilt.



Her most recent quilt was the recently completed PEIMQG Mystery quilt.



Lucinda's earliest quilt is her Dresden Medallion quilt from 7 years ago.



She also shared her latest "Morse Code" quilt top.



Gail's earliest quilt is 27 years old. She made this quilt for Christmas 1991.



Her latest finish is this stunning "Painterly Flowers" quilt nicknamed her "SADD" quilt, because it helps chase away those winter blues.



Linda's earliest quilt is 30 years old. A Chevron baby quilt!!



Her most recent finish is this modern "Patchwork City" quilt. She really stretched her comfort zone with her use of color and fabric placement.



Janice's first quilt is 40 years old and was a baby quilt for her daughter.



Her latest quilt is another baby quilt using "Elizabeth Hartman's - Bjorn Bears" and scrappy churn dash blocks. Her Free Motion quilting is incredible!!



Janet's earliest quilt dates back to 1993. It is an Eleanor Burns design. It is tied instead of quilted.



Her most recent finish is this gorgeous Stack-n-whack quilt. Quite a journey- from subtle tones and hues to bold graphic large scale flowers in rich saturated colors. 



Dawn's earliest quilt in her possession is 15 years old. It was also the first quilt that daughter Colleen, used her Long Arm machine to quilt in the borders.



Her latest finish is another excellent example of the PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along. It also shows her daughter Colleen's Long Arm quilting journey as well.



Velda's earliest quilt is 14 years old. It shows her love of curves from a very early stage.



Her latest finish is the super fun "Tic-Tac Tango". 



Here's a close-up of one of the blocks.



Dianne's journey began in 1979, at the time she hated quilting!! But in 1993, she gave it another go and made this "Rail Fence" quilt. 



Her latest quilt finish is this English Paper Pieced "Mosaic Stars" quilt.



She also shared her ongoing "Garden Pavers" EPP project. Needless to say she loves quilting now!!



Roberta's earliest is a Quilt-as-you Go "Eleanor Burns" design, circa 1997- 2006.



Her latest finished quilt is her "Passages quilt". Custom quilting really compliments the geometric elements of this quilt.


Jean's quilt dates back to 1981. Her "Blue & White sampler" used the popular-at-the-time "VIP" fabrics. It is completely hand-pieced and hand-quilted.



One of her latest finishes is her "Patchwork City" quilt. Several members had fun making this quilt (although, not everyone has theirs finished *chuckle*). Jean's example showcases fun fussy-cut fabrics and rainbow colors on a grungy background. Fantastic!



Cathy's very first quilt was a joint effort with her Mom. dating back to the late 90's. They used peel and stick floor tiles as a template for cutting the fabrics, and scissors to cut out the simple squares. Minimal hand quilting holds it together.



Cathy's latest quilt finish, is the soon to be published "Harlequin Twist" quilt. It will be appearing in the July 2018 issue of Make Modern Magazine. It was expertly custom quilted by member Liz.



Heather's early quilt example dates back to 1996. It was machine pieced and hand quilted. The popular "Log Cabin" quilt is well loved.



Her latest quilt is a group effort by "The Bee Hive" group. 12 women from across Canada made blocks for each other throughout the year (a couple of years ago). The "Double Star quilt" features fussy-cut centres in multiple colors. Heather was also quite happy to have Tula Pink autograph some of the blocks featuring her fabrics!!



What an awesome journey we have all experienced!!

Liz was pleased to announce that we will be doing a mug rug swap with the "Renfrew County Modern Quilt Guild". The theme is the 2018 colors of the year - Kona Tiger Lily and Pantone's Ultra Violet.  The Mug rugs are to be 6" x 10". I can't wait to see what we all come up with, it's going to be lot's of fun!!



Last up for the evening Show & Share!!

Cathy shared a fun zippered bag she made using her scraps from the 2018 Summer Sampler (Road Trip).



She also shared 3 comfort quilts completed for her Cousin and her Cousin's daughters. The backs of each quilt feature some T-shirts to cherish in the years to come.








Roberta shared this cute pillow, using a panel.



and 3 adorable quilts for her granddaughter. "Hipster Cat" is just too cool.



Another kitty themed quilt - this so sweet.



Lastly this girly, pink quilt uses a panel. It will be perfect as she gets older.



Dianne shared her "Folded Star" hot pad.


She also shared this battery operated lamp, perfect when you need a little extra light.



Linda shared her fun square bottom bag. Love those Laurel Birch fabrics!!



Lucinda shared this cross-stitch sample. She is working on completing some of her older WIPs.



She also shared her version of the PEIMQG Mystery Quilt. She really had fun with her layout. Chopping blocks and rearranging them into this incredible design. Excellent job!!



Liz has been busy making bags and clutches. This tote/clutch combo uses cork fabric and linen!! she has also been having fun making decorative zipper pulls and key fobs. Sew pretty!



Heather's recent trip to Quilt Canada was a lot of fun!! she had the pleasure to bid on and win the following pieces from the "Trend Tex" challenge.

Here is "A Strippy Celebration" by Carol Greenhalgh. 



"Celebrating our Marriage" by Andrea Boyd-White.



And "Wicapi Omani" A tribute to Gord Downie by Georgia Andrews. A beautiful tribute!!




Another awesome meeting!!! We hope you enjoyed everything we had to share this month!!

Don't forget about our upcoming PEIMQG events:


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

              

July 14th:                        PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

July 26th:                        PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

If you are planning to visit PEI this Summer (or anytime really) be sure to email us peimqg@gmail.com. We'd love for you to stop in for a visit during our Sew-Ins or Meetings.