Saturday, 14 May 2016

May Sew-In 2016

This months Sew-In was hosted by Liz Dempsey at the Blueberry Cove B&B. There were 9 members and 3 guests who braved the rainy weather and joined us for a laughter filled day of sewing, cutting and  having fun.

We had lots of different projects on the go. First of all we assembled our charity blocks on the design wall to decide on the layout. This looks fantastic!! What a talented group we have.

Lucinda showed us her beautiful quilt top she completed using the Quick Curve Ruler. It's called Metro Medallion by Liz will be doing the Longarm quilting for this one. Can't wait to see the finished quilt.  It is going to be a stunner!!

Here's Gail cutting out some Hexies for her "I Spy" quilt.

Jean was pulling together a great assortment of rainbow fabrics for a future quilt, can't wait to see this gorgeous quilt come together. Jean also worked on binding her "Orca Bay" quilt, she got her hanging sleeve done and a good start to the sides.

  Heather was cutting out some black and white fabrics for her Bee blocks and an ongoing QOV with a really cool curved maple leaf block.

Just a reminder that Queen Bee Heather's blocks are due at the May meeting and the tutorial can be found here:

Dianne is our Queen Bee for May, can't wait to  see what she block she brings in.

Helen was finishing up her charity placemats for the Meals on Wheels. Beautiful machine quilting!!!Don't forget, these are due at the June meeting!  Anyone besides me need to get going on these? LOL.

 Cathy spent most of the morning cutting out Half Hexagons using the Hex-n-More ruler (Thanks Lucinda!)

Cathy let Dianne use her vintage Kenmore sewing machine while she was cutting out her fabric, Dianne decided to give it a very thorough cleaning before she started, It's so pretty and shiny now!!!

One of our guests, Corinne (Liz's sister)brought some hand work. Teeny hexagon blocks and Dresden plates, so cute...and some cable-knit socks:

Just before we broke for lunch we discussed our PEIMQG logo. We brainstormed about what we would like our tagline to be. We came up with some ideas about how to verbally represent what we want to be about. Hopefully we can discuss this a bit more during the May meeting, which will take place on the 26th of May at the Sobeys West Royalty location.

For lunch we had a great spread!!! 3 types of salad, chilli and meatballs, hashbrown casserole, and quiche. Some really tasty pumpkin salsa and chips. Fruit and Veggie trays, some shrimp spring rolls and devilled eggs. To finish things off, a really tasty dessert of Rhubarb crisp, apple sauce and vanilla ice cream. Yummy!!!

After Lunch, Lucinda finished assembling the charity quilt top.  It turned out great! I can't wait until this is all done. Wonder what the quilting will look like, Oh the possibilities....


Heather, Susan, Liz and Jean discussed the logo design and finished the questionnaire requested by the graphic designer. Cathy spent a bit of time going over the members only portion of the blog, trying to work out some of the bugs and seeing who still hasn't accessed it. We will be dedicating a bit of time to this at the May meeting.  Heather has a great lineup for BBF (Book, Blog, Fabric)can't wait to see the results of her recent trip to NS.

Cathy got a great selection of fabric from Some cute as a button foxy charms, super chic neutral jelly roll, some kona solid light grey and (I couldn't resist)a batik jelly roll. Oh so pretty!!!

Here's Lydea working on her strip sets for a super fun tote bag. She and her Mom, Heather C. came as guests. So glad to have you both, but especially to Lydea. It's very exciting to have a younger quilter interested in our guild.

Thanks so much to Liz for hosting an amazing Sew-In/ Potluck. It was a blast!!

Just a reminder about upcoming meetings:

May meeting: May 26th (7-9pm) at the west Royalty Sobeys 39 Babineau Ave,Charlottetown C1A 0C9

June Sew- In: June 11th(9am-4pm) High Tide Retreat and Studio  (address to follow by email)

June meeting: June 23rd(7-9pm) West Royalty Sobeys 39 Babineau Ave, Charlottetown C1A 0C9



  1. Great Blog, Cathy! I enjoyed hosting May's Sew In, thanks to all the wonderful ladies who came and brought all the yummy food!

    1. Yes, It was so much fun. I'm still stuffed from

  2. Sounds like everyone brought something to the group and left with something great too. I am eager to see our logo and see al, the bee blocks for May.

  3. wonderful blog, I think I have to join this group, it was so much fun being a visitor.

    1. YES!!You should join the group, we would love to have you!!!