JOIN US! Annual Picnic & Open House

PMQG Annual Picnic & Open House

Wonder what the PMQG is all about? Now’s your chance to find out! Join us for food, games, door prizes & more.

Saturday, June 6
 Harwoods Mill Park, Shelter #2   
10:00 AM  – 2:00 PM 
Bring a friend!!

Bring your  lawn chairs and bug spray.
In the case of inclement weather, we will meet at our regular meeting place

May’s meeting was all about bags! Members brought some of their favorite creations to share with the guild. Lots of ideas were exchanged.

 

Hexie Fever

The lovely Cindy French joined us to teach English Paper Piecing. Cindy passed out kits and members got to work trying their hand at this fun technique. We have hexie fever!

Cindy gets excited talking about EPP. 🙂

Look at these colorful Square Knot Blocks!
Members’ Challenge Quilts are coming along nicely, too. 


BUSINESS:
~ Raffle Quilt Sew Day: 

Saturday, May 9th (with May 16th as an extra day if needed).

10:00 – Noon

Place TBA

BRING: Sewing/cutting supplies, machine, extension cord/power strip

~ June’s Picnic is coming!  See Gwen to sign-up for food assignments. 

Coming in MAY:
~ We’ll be talking about bags!  Bring a bag or purse you’ve made and its pattern for show & tell fun!
~ Charity Sew-In – Immediately following the May meeting. We will be making the cinch sacks and portfolios for the women and children’s shelter.
          Bring a bag lunch, your machine, fabric and supplies.
          Patterns and fabric requirements can be found on the Charity tab above. 
Challenge Quilt: Your second border should include curved piecing and navy blue.
June’s Block of the Month is the String Block. See Susan W. for the grey strip to use in the block’s center.
Don’t forget a little somethin’ for your secret pal! We will be revealing ourselves to our SPs at June’s picnic. Sign-ups for next round will be available at May’s meeting. 

Reminders: 
~ Are you on Instagram? Use our hashtag #PeninsulaMQG 

~ Our Facebook Page is public to everyone. Spread the link so all your friends can like us! www.facebook.com/peninsulamqg

Hexie Fever

The lovely Cindy French joined us to teach English Paper Piecing. Cindy passed out kits and members got to work trying their hand at this fun technique. We have hexie fever!

Cindy gets excited talking about EPP.

 

  

 

Members’ Challenge Quilts are coming along nicely, too!

 

Fun & Games

March came in like a lion, and PMQG members shrugged it off with a little strip poker fun! We also swapped place mats, Yankee style. 
Ante up!

We have a winner!
Amanda’s looking to steal some place mats…




Gala shows off her place mats… 














Look at all those beautiful medallion star blocks for our new guild challenge!



Show & Tell
















Fun & Games

March came in like a lion, and PMQG members shrugged it off with a little strip poker fun! We also swapped place mats, Yankee style. 
Ante up!

We have a winner!
Amanda’s looking to steal some place mats…




Gala shows off her place mats… 














Look at all those beautiful medallion star blocks for our new guild challenge!



Show & Tell
















Fun & Games

March came in like a lion, and PMQG members shrugged it off with a little strip poker fun! We also swapped place mats, Yankee Swap style.

    

 

 

Show & Tell



A Visit with Alison Glass

This month designer, Alison Glass, came to visit the PMQG! Not only did she share her experiences as a designer, she also brought her pop-up shop and sample quilts. Members had the opportunity to view and purchase her fabrics, patterns, book and more. 



SHOW & TELL

Beth’s very own paper-pieced star design. 
Gala’s Valentines quilt for her mom. 
Lois made this beautiful heart topper. 

Pat’s patriotic quilt.
Amanda shares her finished challenge quilt. 

Heide’s colorful pictorial quilt. 

February: Alison Glass

This month designer, Alison Glass, came to visit the PMQG! Not only did she share her experiences as a designer, she also brought her pop-up shop and sample quilts. Members had the opportunity to view and purchase her fabrics, patterns, book and more. 

SHOW & TELL

Beth’s very own paper-pieced star design. 
Gala’s Valentines quilt for her mom. 
Lois made this beautiful heart topper. 

Pat’s patriotic quilt.
Amanda shares her finished challenge quilt. 

Heide’s colorful pictorial quilt. 

NEXT MONTH:

~ We’ll be playing Strip Poker: Bring (20) 2 ½” strips (solids or white with one other color) to play. IF you don’t have standard yardage, 2 cuts from a fat quarter = 1 WOF strip

~ Placemat swap! Make TWO matchin placemats to participate. We will play the Yankee (White Elephant) Swap so make sure your goods are wrapped!

~ Challenge Quilt: The center block (star) of your medallion quilt is ‘due’. First row challenge will be assigned in March and due in April.
~ April’s Block of the Month is the Square Knot Block. Don’t forget to make extras of this fun block for our charity quilts. 

~ Don’t forget a little somethin’ for your secret pal!
Reminders: 
~ Are you on Instagram? Use our hashtag #PeninsulaMQG 
~ Our Facebook Page is new and public to everyone. Spread the link so all your friends can like us! www.facebook.com/peninsulamqg

Happy 2015! January: Quilting Beginnings

Happy New Year!
We kicked the new year off looking at quilts past and present. Several members brought one of their first quilts and a recent project and the rest of us had to guess whose was whose. 
Not easy!
Here are a few of the “Old” quilts…..




And some of the New….


Guessing was the hardest part!



We also swapped sewing room notions, Yankee Swap style, with some fierce competition going on. 

Cathy shows off her goodies. 



Susan did NOT want to part with her binding clips….
…so Pam chose another gift and received twice as many! Sorry, Susan!


Pat peruses her options….


SHOW & TELL

Emily is a Pittsburgh Penguins fan and made a quilt to show it. 
Gala made these cute colorblock place mats.