Sunday, 9 September 2018

PE Modern Quilt Guild QuiltCon Charity Quilt Sew-in

It was a lovely cool September day.  Five members came to the Stratford location to work on the QCCQ2019.  I'm sure the staff at Mad About Patchwork are curious about how the fabric will be put to use...

It was a fabulous organic continuation of the previous weekend's efforts.  Members weighed in on the design, did a lot of various placements on our design wall, and we have decided on the binding colours already!  The collective minds with 2 other members who dropped in will make this quilt top finish stunning.  Our longarmer will also be getting plenty of ideas for the quilting. 

Here's a sneak peek...




We also had visitors from Edmonton, AB!  We enjoyed meeting Ioleen, Cindy and Dave.  We were able to share our progress and even got to see Ioleen's quilt she made for her sister!  Lovely!  Here's Ioleen and Gail holding up the quilt in front of our creative mess.




Love how the colours in Ioleen's quilt reflects the ones we are working with for QCCQ2019.

We also had a visitor from the store pop in to see what we were doing.

~ Heather J.

Here are the upcoming events:




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

September 22nd:           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!

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

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



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, 1 September 2018

PEI Modern Quilt Guild September Sew-in

Well it is the 1st of September, and the long weekend here in North America.  Six members braved the 9 degree Celcius start to the day to work on personal projects or the QuiltCon Charity Quilt (QCCQ2019). The collective creativity in the room was inspiring and we were able to do quite a bit of designing on the fly and improv sewing!

Janice was designing her COTY (colour of the year) mug rug for a swap with another Canadian MQG in the fall.  This version is an early design option, so I cannot wait to see how it is finished.



Jean was working on modifying the Metro Twist pattern to make it her own and meet her needs.  She's got a plan, fabrics are ready to cut and piece at home!





Heather, Dawn, Cathy and Janet were working on the main elements of our QCCQ2019.  Can't wait until our next get together to finish the top!  Here are some sneak peeks of what we were doing with our fabric palette & the theme of small piecing.






Cathy also brought her quilt that she designed for Make Modern as a skill builder/ Block of the Month!  Wowzers!  I can't wait to see it in issue #25 of Make Modern.  I took pictures, but those members who weren't there will need to see me (Heather) if you want a peek!

~ Heather J.


Upcoming events:




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

September 8th:              PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

September 22nd:           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!

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

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



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, 25 August 2018

PEI Modern Quilt Guild August 2018 Meeting

This month Heather welcomed 13 members and 1 guest to the meeting. I think the nice weather and summer vacations kept a few of our members away...

It is exhibition time here in PEI and in so many other places. The PEI Modern Quilt Guild entered our 2018 QuiltCon Charity quilt "Starburst Blossoms"into the Old Home Week Exhibition and won 1st place in it's category!!!



This quilt has been donated to Sobeys West Royalty in support of Children's Wish Foundation. Sobeys will be hosting several events in the coming weeks, so be sure to stop by and buy a ticket for a chance to win this gorgeous quilt!!!




For program this month, Colleen and Dawn demonstrated the " One seam Flying geese method". This technique results in 3D geese units. Sew fun!!



Dawn shared her "One Fish, Two Fish" quilt made using this technique.



We are getting very excited about our upcoming visit with Cheryl Arkison! The PEI Modern Quilt Guild is hosting Cheryl for a Trunkshow October 18th (7 - 9). She will be teaching 2 workshops too!! October 19th is her "Values Plus. and October 20th is "Make Words not War". 



If you are interested in the Trunkshow ($5) or the workshops, please send us an email for more details -  peimqg@gmail.com.

Lastly for Show & Share...

Roberta shared her "Arcade Game" quilt. I love the fabrics in this one!!



Here is the back. Perfection!!



She also shared this cute "Favorite Things" baby quilt, backed in flannel - Sew snuggly!!



and "Labyrinth Walk" is just gorgeous!! 



She also recently won this FQ bundle of Kona solids on Facebook. Who doesn't love free fabric!! Can't wait to see where they end up...



Heather shared some fun paper pieced bird blocks. She has been playing with the 2018 Colours of the Year (COTY) which are Tiger Lily and Ultra Violet.



She has also been playing with rope bowl techniques. Looks like fun!



Velda also shared this lovely mug rug, using the 2018 COTY. The PEI Modern Quilt Guild is doing a Mug Rug swap with the Renfrew County Modern Quilt Guild. We can't wait to see what everyone comes up with!!




What a great meeting!! Short, and sweet and so much fun!!

Members have been having fun, popping up in different locales around PEI selling Raffle Tickets for this fun, modern quilt. So if you see us around stop by and say Hi !!! 



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


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

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

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




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

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.