Sunday, 11 December 2016

December 2016 Meeting/Potluck Party

This month's Sew-In and Meeting were combined into a festive Holiday Potluck, hosted at Heather J's lovely home. We had 17 members in attendance for a fun filled day of sewing and chatting and fun all mixed in.

Heather welcomed us to her home and offered congratulations to the group for reaching our 1st anniversary as the PEIMQG. We also had another reason to celebrate as it was Jean's Birthday!! Happy 39th? birthday?

We all admired our new PEIMQG banner, way to represent!!! Now we will be able to show our guild pride wherever and whenever.

We are still looking into possible space for our meetings, sew-ins and workshops, as we are quickly outgrowing our space at the Sobeys Community room.

We discussed amendments to our Bylaws and Policies, which were finalized as of the 10th of December 2016.

Our Executive for 2017 has been decided !!! All the above information can be found at the Members Only blog under the appropriate tabs here.

Liz discussed the 2017 Round Robin challenge for all the members who wish to participate. Information for this awesome challenge can be found here.

After the brief business portion of the day, we all got busy working on our varied quilty projects. 

Corinne was stitching away on her Christmas Table Runner, afterwards she worked on some adorable "Pug" mittens.

Lucinda Was working on her hand appliqued blocks and later spent some time on Queen Bee Blocks.

Dianne was working on Cathy's Queen Bee blocks and later worked on a binding and her hand stitched hexagons quilt.

Roberta was working on this super cute "Everything Baby" quilt. Here are the embroidered blocks almost ready for cutting.

Velda had these fabulous "Chic Picnic" blocks using her Quick Curve Ruler. Love seeing all the various patterns from sewkindofwonderful.

Heather C. and Lydia were finishing up their pillowsham challenge.

Jean was binding her "Pixie Dust" quilt. Love those Black, White and Reds.

Helen was working on her Quilt-as-you-go applique blocks. Her hand stitches are so teeny!!!

Susan had a binding as well, "Silly Monkeys" for her grandson. He will love it!

Cathy was binding her gigantic "Roll, Roll Cotton Boll" quilt. (She didn't get very far but a start is better than nothing, lol)

Linda completed a couple of the Bento box blocks for the charity quilt.  She was a whirlwind, moving between her machine and the iron, that we did not get a photo (yikes)!  

Heather J, Gail, Robin, Dawn and Liz didn't have projects to work on but enjoyed the day of conversation and camaraderie. 

For lunch we all took a break and filled our bellies with a smorgasbord of yummy morsels. Here is just a sampling of what was up for grabs. 

There were some fantastic desserts brought as well, but I was too busy eating them and forgot to take a picture (oops).

After we had our fill, it was time for some fun and games...

First we did our Pillow sham swap, I think everyone can agree that this was a huge success and a lot of fun, here are the results of our creativity:

Then we drew for our door prizes, we had a great assortment. A FQ bundle from Connecting Threads, a "Goody, Goody Binding Bag", made by our talented member Cathy, 2 different books and a pair of "Super Gripper" Scissors.

Dawn won the FQ bundle, Robin won the binding bag, Lucinda and Velda won a book each and Dianne won the Super Gripper scissors. Congrats to the lucky winners!

Next up was Left, Right, and Center. A fun group game where the winner takes all!!! The competition was fierce, but in the end Dianne won the jackpot and went home with 140 charm squares. 

A fun filled day was had by all. Thank you Heather J for graciously hosting. It was nice to get together before the hustle and bustle of the holidays.

Have a wonderful holiday season and a happy and healthy new year as we celebrate Canada's 150th!  We hope to see everyone for the January Sew-In!  


  1. Goody Goody Binding Bag - I love it! Thanks again for your donation Cathy :)

    1. you are very welcome, glad to see it will be well used.

  2. yes, we all had fun! Thanks to Heather J for hosting the fun day and to all for the yummy food. Great blog, Cathy!

    1. thanks Liz, the pillow swap was loads of fun too.

  3. Cathy you do a wonderful job of blogging - you will never loose this job.

  4. Congrats on an amazing Year 1! Looks like a super fun day. Lots of great projects.

    1. thank you, we are all looking forward to the upcoming year!!

  5. What a great day! Congratulations on your 1st Birthday!

  6. What a great day! Congratulations on your 1st Birthday!