Sunday, 17 December 2017

PEIMQG December 2017 Potluck

The holidays are fast approaching and the weather has turned cold in the past few days, but we are still waiting for some snow to stick around so we can enjoy a "White Christmas". Before our lives get too crazy with the hustle and bustle of this festive season, we wanted to get together as a group for a fun day of laughter and games with a little sewing thrown in for good measure.

Heather J. kindly offered to host a potluck party at her beautiful home. There was so much tasty food and desserts to pick at throughout the day, we were definitely not going to starve while we enjoyed the day. The morning activities had most of us working on bindings and hand projects.

Here's Gail sharing her Christmas quilt!!


Susan also had some holiday projects to share:




Cathy was working on this Violet Craft EPP project:


Jean was binding this gorgeous quilt. I love the movement in this quilt:


Roberta was binding these vintage camper cuties!!


Selena was also binding a holiday table runner:


Velda shared her stunning "Patchwork City" quilt.


And this adorable quilt by Janice.... love the variety of fabrics! great scrap busting!!


Dianne was working on her English paper piecing project:




We all had the opportunity to choose our favorites of the completed "Round Robin" challenge. But, we wanted to share the fun with our online friends. Please vote in the poll at the bottom of the post for your favorite project:

 #1:


#2:


#3:


#4:


After lunch we played Left, Right, and Center. We all brought in 10 charm squares to play with, winner takes all!!! Here are some photos of everyone playing, lots of friendly competitiveness, and laughs...






The winner of the first round was Colleen:


And Linda won the second round, They each went home with 80 squares!!! Awesome!!


Here's Heather, demonstrating her President's Challenge. The theme is "Nautical" and we will be using the solids provided in a randomly selected brown paper bag. Can't wait to see what the members of the PEIMQG come up with for this fun challenge. Stay tuned in the coming months for the results!!!


We also had 3 more Foster children quilts to add to the 44 mentioned in the previous meeting post.




 That's a total of 47 quilts heading to some of PEI's Foster Children in time for Christmas!!!

We spent a great day together, enjoying each other's company. It was so nice to spend some down time with these amazing ladies!!!


The PEIMQG would like to wish everyone a Happy Holiday season, and the very best for the New Year!!

Upcoming events:





January 1st:                     PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along Clue #5

February 1st:                   PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along Clue #6

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


January 13th:                   PEIMQG Sew-In  (9 am - 4 pm)

January 25th:                   PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7-9 pm)

February 10th:                 PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

February 22nd:                PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7-9 pm)

Saturday, 18 November 2017

PEIMQG November 2017 Meeting

Well Folks, we are just about to wrap another year with the PEIMQG. We rescheduled our last business meeting of 2017. We met on Friday instead of our usual 4th Thursday this month. Boy oh Boy it was a great meeting!! 

Heather J. opened the meeting by welcoming 17 members and 1 guest. 

Nancy M. joined us as a representative for The PEI Foster Children Association. We had an incredible 44 charity quilts to donate!!! The quilts were of various sizes and materials. Some were hand quilted, and others had applique. These quilts will be allocated to the children in 4 group homes on the Island.


Here are the awesome quilts put on display. Don't they look GREAT!!!









If you have any quilts you would like to donate to PEI's foster children please feel free to contact us @ peimqg@gmail.com.

Next up we had a presentation by Cathy V, for the QuiltCon charity quilt challenge. The completed quilt was shown to the members in attendance. But we are only going to show the back, because we want to keep it a surprise!!. 



The PEIMQG will be donating the quilt to Sobeys as a Thank You for letting us use their Community room. Sobeys will be using the Quilt as a fundraiser for the PEI chapter of Children's Wish Foundation.

Heather J. presented a President's challenge to members. Members who sign-up will receive a random numbered paper bag, containing fabric. The challenge is to create a block with a "Nautical" theme using some or all of the fabric provided. (you can add to the fabrics, but they must be Kona Solids). Further details can be found on the Members Only section of the blog or Member's Only FB page.

September's Queen Bee Heather J. received her "Paper Clip" blocks.


October's Queen Bee Heather C. received her "Sewing Machine" blocks.


PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along Show and Share:

Next up were the members taking part in the PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along. Here's Clue #2.


And here is Clue #3


It's that time of year again!! Nominations for the PEIMQG executive and officers must be received by November 30th. Good Luck to the Nominees. We can't wait to see what's in store for 2018.


The PEIMQG will be holding a raffle in 2018 as a fundraiser. We are looking for "Modern" quilt design proposals. Have a great design idea? Be sure to bring a mock-up or drawing of your proposal to the January meeting. It will be put to a vote and a committee will be formed to proceed with this endeavour. The design can be an original or a published pattern (please be respectful of copyright laws).

Our December Potluck will take place on December 9th at Heather J's home. Don't forget to bring in your completed Round Robin projects for a chance to win an awesome prize.

We will be playing Right, Left, Centre, so be sure to bring in 10 charm squares (5" squares) of modern fabric. winner takes them all home!!!

Don't forget to bring something to work on throughout the day. Hope to see you there!

Lastly, Show and Share:

Lucinda finished piecing her massive "Blue Ridge Beauty".


Here is a close-up of the tiny pieces.


Velda had this adorable wall hanging "Check Out The Yard" is her vision for the Michael Miller "The Yard" challenge.


Here's a close-up of the back.


She also shared her Kaffe Fassett "Clam Shell" quilt. Gorgeous!


Maritza had this fun "Puzzle Quilt" Love the bright colors.


Here is the back.


She also shared her pretty bag, made using a pillowcase! Great job.


Susan had several quilts to share. Here's  her cheerful "Chevron Quilt".


She also shared a quilt made from a kit.


Here's the back.


She even had enough fabric to make a second quilt.


and the back.


Lastly here's her "Tumbler" quilt.


And a close-up of the quilting.


Dawn shared this surprise "Soccer" Quilt. Made with a panel and some pieced soccer balls.


Janice brought in her completed Portrait quilt of her grandson. "When the Driveway Hits your Nose" is amazing!!!  A class with Margaret Jessop held earlier this year.


She also had these festive Mug Rugs. 


Linda brought in her "3-D" blocks, from the workshop by Paul L├ęger last month.


and here is her "Flying Geese" block.


here's her "Churn Dashes".


Roberta shared her lovely "Letters from Heaven"quilt.


Here's the back.


She also shared her "Glorious and Free" quilt.


and the back.


And her fantastic "Spirit of Canada" quilt.


Heather J. had her 3-D blocks to share as well.


She also finished this Cotton + Steel Christmas themed "Geode" quilt just in time for the holidays.


It was a really great meeting! I am so proud of the PEIMQG and their efforts for the PEI foster children. 

Upcoming events:




December 1st:                 PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along Clue #4
January 1st:                     PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along Clue #5

December 9th:                 PEIMQG Meeting/Potluck (9 am - 4 pm)
                                           Held at Heather J's home.