Sunday, 1 May 2016

April Meeting 2016

We had a great meeting this month, with 4 guests and 12 members attending. Two of our guests became our newest members- Welcome to Gill and Janice!!

We started the meeting with a trunk show of beautiful work from Studio Art Quilts Associates (SAQA ). There were 51 pieces of work(7"x10")which we passed around the group. Heather gave a brief introduction to SAQA and shared some info about Canadian SAQA members. We talked about the books and magazines included in the trunk show. There was much oohing and aahing as people looked closely at these art works. Interestingly, the majority of the group enjoyed the representational pieces the most. So many techniques and materials were used  for these beauties, I bet we see some inspiration in our future projects.  If you are interested in learning more about SAQA please visit their website

We discussed our ongoing charity projects, with some people bringing in their placemats for Meals on Wheels (which are due in June).

Here are Jean's: Improv and straight line quilted.
Here is a group  shot of: Heather's and Roberta's
 The improv blocks for our Charity quilt project are coming together and it looks like we have enough to make more than one!!!

Queen Bee Dawn received her blocks from beemates during this meeting. Her wonky Churn Dash blocks in complimentary  was a great exercise in color theory. Aren't they awesome. Anyone still needing to get their blocks to Dawn can bring them to the may sew-in or meeting.

We also started a new Queen Bee program and an amazing 10 people are signed up. I will post this info to a Tab once I receive it.

April's Queen Bee Heather brought in these examples of her requested blocks for beemates to make using black on white, white on black for the centre fabric and One  of the following colors( Fuchsia, Teal,or Golden Yellow).

The link for instructions can be found here: . This is a great website with lots of modern blocks for anyone still needing a block for their turn as Queen Bee.

Liz presented for Book, Blog, Fabric the following:

Layer cakes: The Wordsmith by Janet Clare for Moda and Modern Background-Ink by Zen Chic for Moda

(Love) Quilting & Patchwork and ModBlock by MSQC
Check out the MSQC blog:
 Liz says check out Zen Chic's blog here:
 The Guild has an upcoming Frank Lloyd Wright challenge.  Members will interpret his work with a modern aesthetic, and finished quilts are due at the September meeting. Please bring a picture or name the source of your inspiration for your quilt.  Minimum perimeter size is 30"and there is no maximum. The PEIMQG has an opportunity to have a modern quilt display at the Kindred Spirits Quilt Show October 14-16, 2016.
We ended the evening with Show-n-Share....
Gail brought in her fantastic Piano Key Blocks and this lovely example of Fibre Art from a jamboree class. ( this is definitely on my Bucket List to learn)

Lucinda also had 2 examples from Jamboree class. Truly beautiful!

Lastly I (Cathy) brought in a quilt showcasing my first attempt at straight line quilting with my Domestic sewing machine.

The Front- this quilt is called Island Chain from the book Scrap Basket Sensations by Kim Brackett
I'm calling mine Grammy's Froot Loops.


Here is a snapshot of the quilting

What a fantastic meeting!! Don't forget the May Sew-in is a potluck and will be held at Liz's B&B. You can find her address here: May 14th  9am - 4pm.

The May meeting will take place at West Royalty Sobeys on May 26th from 7-9 pm.

39 Babineau Avenue,Charlottetown C1A 0C9

Hope to see you there!!!


  1. Great blog. Love the pictures, the information, and the writing. Way to go!

  2. Like this blog. Great work. I'm following you on Bloglovin

  3. Welcome to Blog Land PEI!!!

    1. Thanks Adrienne, It's a bit of a learning curve but I think I am figuring it out.

  4. Welcome to the bloggy world! Your blog is awesome! Love all the projects you have on the go. Very inspirational!