Saturday, 26 January 2019

PEI Modern Quilt Guild 2019 January Meeting

This month the weather on Prince Edward Island has been a real mixed bag. The temperature can't seem to make up its mind whether it wants to be cold or mild, snowy or rainy. Oh well that's Winter in PEI for ya. Luckily we had a bit of a thaw for our first monthly meeting of 2019. 

Heather welcomed 17 members, and took a moment to acknowledge the new line up of Executive officers. Velda and Janet are the newest members of the team, and we are excited to have them join the PEIMQG Executive. 

We also had a couple members step down from their Executive positions. Colleen - we look forward to seeing you at the meetings when you can join us, and Susan - even though you have moved to Ontario to be closer to family, you will always be one of us, and we hope you can come visit us sometime.

A new year brings new ideas and adventures!! Dianne has arranged for members to make Log Cabin blocks for Quilts of Valour. She passed around kits and instructions to get everyone started. Be sure to visit the CQA website for more information.



Another great Quilts of Valour project is the "Hugs across the Nation", for more info and some free quilt block instructions, click here.

Liz had some exciting ideas for Swaps and challenges this year! We will be having another Colour of the Year (COTY) guild swap. This Year's colours are really nice. Pantone's Living Coral and Kona Splash, are going to be so much fun to play with!



We will also be participating in a "Van Gogh" inspiration challenge, exciting right? You'll have to wait until the September meeting to see the results.



Heather and Cathy are getting excited about their trip to QuiltCon 2019. They will get to see the PEIMQG's charity quilt challenge on display while they are there. Stay tuned for photos of the Show and maybe some of the fun they have while in Nashville next month.



The PEIMQG is getting excited for the 1st Annual Spring Retreat held at Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre. We still have a few spaces left, but they are filling up fast!! Contact Heather for more details peimqg@gmail.com.

The members of the PEIMQG will be having fun with the "Medley Medallion Quilt-Along". Block instructions can be found in Make Modern magazine beginning with Issue 25 and every 2 months until completion. The PEIMQG will be Quilting-Along in the coming months, with the goal of completing their quilts for the January meeting Show & Share. 



Here's Cathy demonstrating Block 1 & 2.




Show & Share

Liz has been very productive over the holidays. Here's her completed "Sewing Mends the Soul" wall hanging, a project started at the Cheryl Arkison Improv Letters workshop.



She also shared her pretty "Variegated Threads" quilt from the Krista Hennebury workshop from 2017. Great finishes Liz!!



and this super cute "Mini Necessary Clutch wallet". 



Heather has been having fun with her Trend Tex challenge. The theme this year was "#trending". It will be displayed at Quilt Canada and auctioned off 



Here's her beautiful Queen Bee "Paper clip" quilt. It combines linen and cotton to add interest and texture. 



The quilting was beautifully done by member Colleen Henderson.



and the fun use of some Tula Pink sugar skulls on the back is perfection!!



Velda, shared this awesome Block Book. The cover is a self portrait!! The inside has pages of batting, which holds her WIP (Work In Progress) blocks in place without shifting.



Roberta shared this adorable baby quilt featuring embroidered blocks.



Here's the backing.



She also made several of these casserole carriers for gifts this past holiday season. It's almost too pretty to use!!



and some matching hot pads..



Jean shared a quilting hack with the group.. Replace your regular spray starch bottle with a special one from a salon supply store. Resulting in a finer spray that doesn't leave big drops and uses less, saving you more!!



Cathy shared her Tula Pink "Pom Pom" quilt kit, and everyone enjoyed petting the pretty, pretty fabric!



Leigh Anne shared this gorgeous "Glamp Stitchalot Medallion" quilt, and her experiences at the Pink Castle Fabrics "Glamp Stitchalot Retreat". It sounds like a lot of fun, and we can see why she keeps going back. Here's Janet admiring the stunning fabrics!



What a fantastic meeting and start to 2019!! 

Upcoming events: 

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

February 16th:               PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)


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

March 16th:                   PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)


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





The PEI Modern Quilt Guild Spring Retreat 2019 (March 8th - 10th):


will take place at the "Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre, located at 67 Reid Rd, Breadalbane, PE, C0A1E0.


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, 13 January 2019

PEI Modern Quilt Guild January 2019 Sew-In


Happy New Year!!! Welcome back! We had a little break with the holidays, spent time with family and friends, and most likely indulged in all the delicious foods that come with the holiday season.


Now that it's a new year, the PEI Modern Quilt Guild is excited to kick off 2019 with some new faces in our Executive. Welcome to Velda, who is stepping in as Vice President, and Janet, who is taking over Secretary duties. We would like to thank Colleen for her 3 years as Vice President (2016-2018), she has done an amazing job, and we look forward to seeing her when her busy schedule allows it. 

We had 9 members in attendance at our first Sew-In of 2019. We've been getting a fair bit of snowfall every few days , so it was nice to spend a Saturday among friends, sewing, and catching up after the holidays.

We spent the first part of the morning laying out and designing our 2019 Raffle quilt. After playing around with the blocks, a design idea was formed and we were ready to start sewing!! Velda, Dianne and Cathy were able to assemble and sew blocks into rows, and rows into quadrants, with Jean acting as "presser extraordinaire", we were able to get so much accomplished!!

Here's Dianne, sewing the rows together...


and one of the finished quadrants!!


In the afternoon, Linda worked on some of her "Raspberry Kisses" blocks. Lovin the Low-Volumes!!


Jean was feeling Blue.... Blue scraps that is!! This lovely pile of fabrics will be sewn into String blocks.


Lucinda and Velda were working on Blocks 1 & 2 of the Medley Medallion Skill Builder featured in Make Modern magazine.

Here are Lucinda's...


and Velda's...






Janet was also up to her elbows in Scraps!!! Look at all the fabric goodness!!! She's challenging herself to incorporate old with some new for an awesome crumb style quilt. Can't wait to see some of these blocks come together!!


Lastly, Heather brought in some gorgeous fabrics to cut, with the Cheryl Arkison "Lilla" pattern in mind. The Guild members will be able to have some fun making up some blocks at the upcoming PEIMQG Retreat. They look like so much fun to make!!  


We had SEW much fun at the first Sew-In of 2019, I think The PEI Modern Quilt Guild has a lot to look forward to in 2019!!



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


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

February 16th:               PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)


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

March 16th:                   PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)


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


The PEI Modern Quilt Guild Spring Retreat 2019 (March 8th - 10th):


will take place at the "Our Lady of Hope Retreat Centre, located at 67 Reid Rd, Breadalbane, PE, C0A1E0.


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

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 peimqg@gmail.com