Saturday, 29 April 2017

PEIMQG April Meeting 2017

The April meeting took place this month on an unseasonably mild evening. We had 17 members and 2 guests in attendance. Welcome guests Nancy and Louise.

Heather opened the meeting by asking Dianne, our charity coordinator to speak about our current charity project for Foster children in PEI. Dianne introduced Nancy MacFarlane to speak about the PEI Federation of Foster Families and her personal experiences with fostering children. 

The PEIMQG will endeavor to make or donate various sizes of quilts for the foster children of PEI. Dianne has asked the PEIMQG to make blocks using denim patches and 2.5" squares. These blocks will finish at 10.5". The deadline for completion of these blocks is the June meeting. ( If you would like to be involved in this charitable endeavor but aren't a member of the PEIMQG, please feel free to contact us at

Next up Queen Bee Cathy received her "Over and Under" blocks.

April's Queen Bee Helen also provided the kits for this adorable paper-pieced block.

May's Queen Bee is Roberta.

Round Robin: This month's Round Robin Instructions are to add a 3.5" UNFINISHED L-shaped border to the opposite side of the month's previous.

Susan collected some quilts for the Centreville Rug and Quilt show for the weekend of May12th. Any members still wishing to enter items into the show can make arrangements with Susan by the 8th of May.

Susan also shared some information about Margaret Jessop, a Fibre artist who will be coming to PEI in July for some workshops. 

Book, Blog & Fabric:

This month for Book Blog Fabric Cathy V. and Liz featured the book- "Quilt with Tula and Angela". 

For Blog they shared Twiggy and Opal

and for Fabric Cathy V. discussed Spoonflower and had some samples to share with the group. 

Here are our newly minted PEIMQG labels!!! These will look fantastic on our charity quilts.

Show and Share

Velda was up first and she shared this stunning "Chic Picnic" quilt by sewkindofwonderful.

and 2 pillows made from last year's Queen Bee blocks. Love them!

here is the back too.

She also had this completed "Japenese Crosses" quilt top to share. 

Helen had this fantastic "Patchwork City" quilt to share.

and the quilting on the back

Roberta had this "Spin Cycle" quilt. The Autumn richness of this palette is so lush.

Roberta and Linda also had some fabric goodies to share from their recent trip to Nova Scotia.

Cathy shared her completed "Dancing Daisies" drunkard's path quilt. You can find her tutorial for this design here.

Here is a close up of the machine quilting she did on her domestic machine.

Susan shared her wall hanging featuring "Kona's Color of the Year- Pink Flamingo".

and her "O' Canada" table Runner.

Janice shared this incredible "Go West Young Man" quilt which began as a Modern Bear Paw project but became something truly spectacular!

Here is the quilting detail , which she did on her domestic machine- A-MAZING!

Dianne had this English Paper-pieced "Mosaic Star" quilt to share. Many, Many hours put into this one. Great job Dianne.

Catherine M. had 2 pieces to share from her "Pathways" series. This one is "Walking your own Path" - sometimes it's a little scary, but although you have to walk it alone, you can take love with you.

and this piece is "Hall of Treatment"

What a fantastic meeting. 

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

May 12th:                   PEIMQG Sew-In (9-4 pm)

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

 The following events are planned for the Brackley Community Center:

May 4th                      Krista Hennebury Trunkshow ( 7pm $5 at the door)
May 6th & 7th            Krista Hennebury workshops ( for details please contact                                                                                                                  


  1. The quilting on Cathy & Janice's quilts were amazing the pics dont do them justice. It was a great meeting see you all at Krista's trunk show.

    1. Thank you Liz,for your kind words.I also am looking forward to Krista trunkshow.

  2. I am just so in awe of Go West Young Man. As a woman who went west when I was young, I know just how much courage that took... I am very proud of both men and women of my generation who took those risks and are now able to come home to retire. Yay us, and yay you for making such a great quilt. PS. All the show and share stuff was wonderful.