Sunday, 10 July 2016

July Sew-In 2016

For this month's Sew-In, we had a small group of 10 members throughout the day. Lots of  fun was had and we got a lot accomplished for the #quiltsforpulse charity project. Thank you to everyone who made sure their blocks made it to Cathy, now she will be able to start assembly of these quilts.

Cathy was in for a surprise at the sew-in....Dianne knew that she was missing a case for her vintage Kenmore sewing machine, and Dianne found one in her travels around the island exploring, Canada Day weekend. Not only a case but the machine as well!!!  Dianne and Jean gave it a test run and a cleaning and it sews like a dream. Now Cathy has 2 vintage sewing machines and a case to bring it to Sew-In days. Thank you Dianne for your generosity!

 Dianne brought in her " I Love my Cat" quilt to show us and work on.  I love the bright colors and can't believe she does her zigzag stitch by hand. Amazing!!!.

 Janice was working on these super cute potholders. The images are designed and stenciled by her. These look like a lot of fun, maybe a workshop in the future? What do you say Janice?

Linda showed us her fantastic nametag, she designed it herself. I Love that Laurel Burch fabric!

 Here is the backside showing the zippered pocket. what an excellent place to store your debit card/ cash so you don't have to carry a purse to Sew-In/meetings.

 Gail was working on her "Piano Key tablerunner. Can't wait to see this one when it's finished! I know her sister will love it.

 Linda also brought out her " Black and White and Red  All Over" quilt, to work on the binding.

Jean brought a couple of patterns, which use the Quick Curve Ruler(Chic Country, and Jelly Snakes).

  Dawn stopped by to drop off  her and Colleen's Pulse blocks, and she stayed awhile to chat and visit.

In the afternoon, Velda stopped by for a visit, and to pick up some things for the Kindred Spirits Quilt Show.  The group got to work on their Pulse blocks. Lucinda, Linda, Dianne, Janice and Susan were able to finish their blocks by the end of the day.

Cathy and Jean started to play with the layout. Here's the start of Quilt #1

And here is Quilt #2 all ready to be assembled:

We also discussed Our Dessert party, and some exciting ideas for projects using our new logo.
Anyone who has their contribution for the silent auction, could you please bring it to Dawn at the July Meeting.

Upcoming Events Reminder:

July Meeting: July 28th (7-9pm)   Roberta has offered to host the meeting at her Campsite at Marco Polo Land please contact or FB for more details.

August Sew-In: August 13th (9am-4pm)   Sobeys West Royalty
39 Babineau Avenue, Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island C1A 0C9

August Meeting:   In Lieu of the August meeting we will be hosting the Time Out With Textiles Dessert party (7-9pm) Murray Centre in Kensington. Doors open at 6:30 pm.  Hope to see you there!


  1. Looks like a lot was accomplished. I hate missing sew ins :(.

  2. Sorry I missed it! Looks like you all enjoyed yourselves & got a lot of sewing done!