Tuesday, 13 March 2018

PEIMQG March 2018 Sew-In

March has had plenty of little storms, here in PEI. In like a lion!!! (so the saying goes.....) Because of the unpredictable weather conditions, we left it up to our members to use their own judgment attending the Sew-In this past Saturday. We had 4 members attend and it was very cozy, I must say!!! 

Binding was the project of the day, Jean, Heather J. and Linda all brought bindings to work on. Cathy was keen to take advantage of the empty tables to layout her past "Queen Bee" quilt blocks.

Here is Jean's "Dimensions" quilt. Isn't it gorgeous??

And the back is pretty awesome too!! 

Linda was binding her "Patchwork City" Uptown Layout.

Here's the back. Isn't the quilting great!!!

Heather was binding some leftover curved 4-patch blocks. Perfect for the "Meals On Wheels" placemats.

Here's Cathy's blocks all laid out!!

Gail stopped by around lunch time for a quick visit, and a catch up.

Well we may not have been many, but we had a great day sewing!!

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

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

April 14th:                       PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

April 26th:                       PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

April 1st:                         PEIMQG Mystery Quilt- Along - The Reveal!!!

May 31st:                        PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along Grand Prize draw!!!

Saturday, 3 March 2018

PEIMQG February 2018 Monthly meeting

February's Monthly meeting of the PEIMQG, oddly enough, took place in March.  🤣   We had to reschedule our meeting as the space was double booked, but that was okay, because we had an extra week to get prepared for the meeting, so everything worked out well.

Heather J. welcomed 14 members to the meeting, and shared some correspondence we've received from a new Canadian online quilt shop, Woven Fabric Gallery. Be sure to head over and check out their great selection of Modern fabrics, patterns and notions!

We were notified our blog is one of the top 50 Canadian Quilt Blog!  Fabulous to get this recognition of our member, Cathy's mad blogging skills.  Yea us!!!

Heather also took a moment to remind us that the President's Challenge is due at the March meeting, she's been super impressed by what has been turned in so far. We will be having a viewer's choice poll to see which block is everyone's favorite, so be sure to check back later this month to vote for YOUR favorite block.

One of our chosen charities for 2018 is "Meals on Wheels". Dianne has asked that we bring in our completed placemats for the March meeting as well. We currently have 14, but hope to have at least 32. 

Cheryl Arkison will be joining us in October for a Trunkshow and 2 workshops. We ask that members please sign-up and complete payment at the March meeting. We will then open up the workshops to the outside quilting community. If you are interested in attending the Trunkshow or want further details of the Workshops don't hesitate to send Heather an email:peimqg@gmail.com.

In conjunction with the PEIMQG Mystery quilt-along, we have been focusing our meeting's Tips & Tricks on the clues released that month. Here's Cathy demonstrating Clue #7. April 1st is the big reveal!!! We can't wait.

Here are some of last month's Clue #6. I am really loving the variety.

For this month's program the members were asked to share their favorite rulers.
Heather J shared her Bloc-Loc HST rulers.

Liz had us all giggling with her 90 degree double strip ruler AKA " Dolly Parton".

Cathy shared her Jaybird Sidekick ruler, you can see the sample she made on the table.

Jean loves her Deb "Tucker Turner" Soon she'll have to replace it, it's been so well used.

Raffle Quilt

Velda was so happy to share our completed raffle quilt top. It will be heading off to the Long-armer very soon. Isn't it beautiful?? If you are interested in purchasing a ticket for a chance to win this awesome quilt, be sure to check back in April for more details.

Show & Share

This month's Show & Share didn't disappoint. First up Gail shared this adorable Christmas tree wall hanging, featuring buttons, ribbon rosettes and the perfect brooch.

She also shared her completed "Day Dream" Lap quilt.

and the back..

Lucinda had this super cute wool felting project.

Here's a close-up...

Susan shared her Disappearing 4-patch quilt.

and the back.

and a close-up on the maple leaf quilting.

Here's her Linked-up quilt. 

and lastly her "Wonderland" table runner.

Roberta has been busy with her embroidery machine. This stunning silk pillow is gorgeous!!

She also shared her batik "Metro Rings" quilt.

here's a close-up of those yummy fabrics.

and this beautiful bargello quilt" Aurora Borealis" she assures us it is easier than most bargello quilts.

Cathy had some very exciting news to share. She has been published in Issue 21 of Make Modern magazine. Here is her Dark version of "Ribbon Rings.

Close-up on her quilting.

She also made a Light version.

and another close-up.

To finish off Show & Share Heather J. had this whimsical art quilt. It is her submission with guild mate Susan, for CQA/ACC's Trend-Tex "Celebrate" challenge.

Another fantastic meeting everyone!!! If you are in the area and would like to stop in for a visit....

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

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

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

April 14th:                       PEIMQG Sew-In (9 am - 4 pm)

April 26th:                       PEIMQG Monthly Meeting (7 - 9 pm)

April 1st:                         PEIMQG Mystery Quilt- Along - The Reveal!!!

May 31st:                        PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along Grand Prize draw!!!

Thursday, 1 March 2018

PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along Clue # 7

Well Folks we are almost there. The end is near!!! This is the last Clue before the reveal, are you getting excited?

Last month's $40 gift Certificate from Fabric Please was won by #10, Ella Macleod. Congratulations!

We have a bit more cutting to do this month. (Insert evil laugh here). I promise it's not too much more.

Please refer to the chart below for the quantities needed for your size/version.

  1. From fabrics #1 & #2 (and optional fabric #13 if valid), cut out 2 1/2" squares.

You will also need the following units:
  • 3-patch units (C). Clue #2 from October 2017
  • HRT'S (H & I). Clue #5 from January 2018

   1. Sew your 3-patch units(C) to your Left HRTs (H), as shown in the photo below. I alternated my colors for the squares (so they would be scrappy), but you may do whatever you wish. Remember this is your quilt!
   2. Press towards the 3-patch.
   3. Sew your 2 1/2" x 2 1/2" squares to the Right HRT's (I).

     4. Press towards the square.

             5. Assemble the block as shown in the photo above, and press towards the 3-patch.

You have completed Block Y. The block should measure 6 1/2" square. 

9 Blocks

4 Blocks
 1 Block
Fabric # 1
18 (12)
8 (6)
11 (7)
Fabric # 2
18 (12)
8 (5)
10 (7)
Optional  fabric # 13**


Block Y:

**If you used optional fabric #13 for Clue #2, decrease the amounts needed to the numbers in parenthesis.

Don't forget to add your progress photo to the link up below, before the end of the month to be eligible to win a prize.

The link-up will remain open until 11:59 PM AST, March 31st. The prize winner will be drawn on the 1st April, and will be announced when next month's clue is released. (9:00 AM Atlantic Standard Time, April 1st). The winner will be selected using a random number generator.

 This month's prize is open to residents in Canada, United States, and Internationally. 

This month's sponsor is Poppyprint. You can win a copy of her book "Make It, Take It". Be sure to visit her blog too.


In an effort to make this Mystery Quilt-Along run smoothly and conveniently, we will be providing the following features for everyone's use:

  1. A PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along Facebook page. This will be an excellent place for sharing questions or concerns in an open forum, or to share your progress and ideas with other quilters playing along. Please post only positive comments. This is meant to be a safe and fun environment for all.
  2. PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along email. If you have any questions or concerns you would like to send to me personally about the Mystery Quilt-Along, please contact Cathy at peimqgmystery@gmail.com
  3. PDF files. I have decided that I will also include a .pdf file of each of the clues for anyone wanting to save/print them. Hopefully this will make the clues easier to access. (Once you have saved the files to your computer, you won't need to be connected to the internet to access your files.) The files are a bit long, so use your own judgement where printing is concerned. Files can be found near the beginning of the blogpost (just click on the link to be taken to the pdf.)
  4. PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along Tab. I have also created a NEW tab on the blog. It is dedicated to the Mystery Quilt-Along and will be updated when each clue goes live. I will also (try to remember to) create links to the tab in each clue post to direct you there for previous clues.
  1. Instagram. You can also share using the hashtag #peimqgmqal2017.

If you have any questions you can contact Cathy by email at: peimqgmystery@gmail.com or leave a comment below.

Tuesday, 13 February 2018

PEIMQG February 2018 Sew-In

As we head into February, the weather here in PEI has gotten cold. Hopefully Spring is almost here. Nova Scotia's Shubenacadie Sam failed to see his shadow on Groundhog's day so maybe that means its almost here!! Either way, it's always a great day to get together and spend time quilting with friends.

The PEIMQG is currently focused on our 2018 Raffle Quilt. The quilt will help us raise funds, helping to ensure that we continue to grow and have the opportunities to learn from leading professionals in the quilting community.

It was decided that we would make a quilt using the awesome "Dancing Duo" pattern designed by our very talented member Velda also known as Freckled Fox Quiltery.

We had 7 members attend the Sew-In, with the goal of cutting all the fabric needed for the first stage of the block. We used the "circle cut" ruler to cut both pieces of the drunkard's path block. 

Here's Velda demonstrating a cool technique using glue to baste the 2 pieces together, a great method for accuracy without pins!!

While some members continued cutting (Heather, Janice and Velda are pictured below).....

others were sewing the blocks. (Here's Jean, Lucinda, Cathy and Linda with Gail, who stopped in for a visit).

By the end of the day we were able to complete all the first stage of cutting and sewing!! Great effort everybody!!

We will be getting together for the next several Saturdays to work on the Raffle Quilt. Be sure to check back to see how things progress!!

Upcoming Events:

The following dates have been booked at the Community Room, Sobeys, on Kinlock Road in Stratford. Mark your Calendars!! 

February 17:                    Special Sew-In: Raffle Quilt  (9 am - 5 pm)

February 24:                    Special Sew-In: Raffle Quilt  (9 am - 5 pm)

March 3:                          Special Sew-In: Raffle Quilt (9 am - 5 pm)

March 10:                        Special Sew-In: Raffle Quilt (9 am - 5 pm)

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

February 22nd:                PEIMQG Monthly Meeting - RESCHEDULED!!!

March 1st:                       PEIMQG February Monthly Meeting (7-9 pm)

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

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

March 1st:                       PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along Clue #7

April 1st:                         PEIMQG Mystery Quilt- Along - The Reveal!!!