This month's meeting was lead by Vice President Colleen, as Heather J. was away. Colleen opened the meeting by welcoming 12 members and 2 guests. Thanks for joining us Holly and Monica!
We are happy to confirm that we will have 2 fantastic guests for October 2017 & 2018.
Paul Leger will be with us for a trunkshow, in lieu of our October 26th, 2017 meeting.
Cheryl Arkinson will be with us in October 2018, for a trunk show and 2 workshops. Details to follow in the coming months.
We started the evening with some Tips and Techniques led by Cathy. She discussed 4 different methods for making Half Square Triangles. (These may be showing up in the PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along - WINK, WINK) We discussed the Pros and Cons for the different methods demonstrated.
July's Queen Bee Dianne was unable to attend the meeting , but we collected some of her Bee blocks and we will bring them to the September meeting.
This month Velda was Queen Bee and she has selected the following "The Plus Side" blocks. If you were unable to attend the meeting, please make arrangements to get the kits required to make Velda's blocks.
Show & Share
We had some great projects to Show & Share this month.
Roberta had this cute Baby Zig-Zag quilt to share. It will be donated to our Foster chilldren charity quilts.
Velda had a couple quilts for the Foster children too. Here's her "Dancing Girls"
and her "Simple Summer Sampler". Both of these quilts are awesome.
Velda also shared her "Long Time Gone" Quilt. A-Mazing!!!
Here is a closer look... WOW!
Helen brought in the results of her Queen Bee blocks. These "Log Cabin" blocks made the most adorable wall hanging. I love that my block is trying to escape!!
Lucinda shared her fabric pull for the PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along. Love those grunge Dots!!!
Janice shared her Baby Quilt. We all drooled over the awesome quilting. Fantastic!! I loved how soft it looks.
Jean returned to us after being away most of the summer, and she brought some of her fabric finds. These gorgeous Low volume prints were fun and varied. My fave was the little piggies!!. Some of these Low volume prints will be used in her "Long Time Gone" project that she is participating in as a Monthly Quilt-Along with her friends throughout Canada. Can't wait to see the progress she makes in the months to come.
Linda shared another Foster children charity quilt with the group- one of the quilts completed during the Charity Sew-Day we had a few weeks ago. Great Job Linda!!
Here is the back:
Linda also brought in her completed fish wall hanging. " Matilda" was a project that was taught by the talented Margaret Jessop during a retreat this summer.
Here's a close up, love the bubbles!!!
Great meeting everybody!!!
Don't forget to come back September 1st for the first clue in the PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along!!! Click here for all the PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along info so far. (Fabric requirements, etc...)
The PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along Facebook group is a huge success, Lots of people joining and showing off their fabric selections. Be sure to check it out for a fun place to discuss the Mystery as things progress.
Finally, if you have any questions regarding the PEIMQG Mystery Quilt-Along, Please contact Cathy at firstname.lastname@example.org
We are all very excited to get started, we hope you will join us!!