Projects & Challenges

September 2012 – JIKO Orphanage

 A few residents of the JIKO Orphanage
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Through the husband of one of our members who works in Africa, we have the opportunity to sew quilts for some Ghanaian children of the Jesus Is King Orphanage in Western Ghana, West Africa. The orphanage is blessed with as many as 24 children.  We hope our quilts will be welcomed with as much enthusiasm, and love as they are sewn with.

July 2012 – Sun Painting Workshop

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The Sun Painting workshop with Cris was a huge success with perfect weather and almost 100% participation!

Don’t forget to bring a completed work sample to the October meeting for Show & Tell.

Click the image at the right to view photos of the workshop and see how much fun we had.

June 2012 – Study in Colour

At June’s meeting each member chose a spool of coloured thread.  The challenge is to create an item during the summer based on the colour selected.  The results will be displayed in September at our first meeting of the fall.

May 2012 – Light 12″ X 12″

May’s theme was Light.  The task was to create a 12″ X 12″ item depicting your own interpretation of Light.

April 2012 – Seeds 12″ X 12″

April’s theme was Seeds.  The task was to create a 12″ X 12″ item depicting your own interpretation of Seeds.

Click photo to view the creative finished products.


February 2012 – McTavishing


At our February meeting Gwen gave a demonstration and explanation on McTavishing. Using pencil and paper, she helped clear up many of the stumbling blocks some of us encountered when attempting this quirky type of quilting.

EMQG members were challenged to McTavish a fat quarter and bring it to the next meeting for display and discussion.

December 2011 – Ugly Fat Quarter Challenge

In December members of the EMQG brought fat quarters to exchange.  The challenge was to blindly pick from the collection and make something using someone else’s ugly fabric.  Samples were due in January with the final project due in February.

View some of the finished products


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