Sunday, July 10, 2022

July 2022 Meeting

Good Morning everyone, I hope everyone is enjoying their summer. July 4th came and went so fast for me! So here I am last minute getting this out. Just want to touch base on a few things. 

The Block exchange- I hope everyone is enjoying it pushing themselves a little. Gets a little harder the more blocks you have (trying to keep them all cohesive). If anyone gets stuck or just needs a little push, feel free to reach out to anyone of us. If you are not able to get to the meeting please make sure you hand them off to someone who will be attending. 

Holidays in JULY-

The mug rug swap- We will be doing a mug rug swap at Thursdays meeting. We asked that you create 2 of them. One for the swap and one for a charity. This is not mandatory, only if you would like to participate. 

We would also like you to bring your favorite notion to share. We have a lot of new members that might like to know what makes your sewing easier. 

Don't forget to be working on your strips we exchanged in May. 

At the last meeting we talked about a postcard exchange with Capital District MQG. (CDMQG) They have decided to move it to Sept. with the finished postcard sent in Dec. Summer is just to busy for most people. We will be sending a clip board around to get names and addresses of people that would like to participate. They have about 20 members that want to swap. 

Finally the raffles for July will be:

The Chic Escape Collection by Tilda Fabrics (New Collections) - 20 Fat Quarters 

nthology - Pura Vida by Shayla Wolf - 32 Fat Quarters

Thanks to all our members for Supporting the guild.
Raffle is now closed! Tickets will be available at the door at Thursday's meeting.

Friday, June 10, 2022

June 2022 Meeting Recap and Show and Tell

We had a great meeting last night. Over 30 members attended. We had a few new people show, so that was also great! 

Our binding tutorials were a huge success. There was a lot of information given so hopefully good notes were taken. Feel free to reach out to anyone of us for any questions. We can't wait to see some of these techniques used in the future!!

How next meeting's theme will be Holidays in July. We are asking that you bring your favorite notion. We will also be doing a mug rug swap. We ask that you bring a mug rug to exchange and one to be donated to an organization. (ex...Hospice, Nursing home) Total of 2.

  • What is a mug rug:

A mug rug is a combination of a coaster and a placemat that is large enough to hold a cup and a snack. 

  • How big is a mug rug:

Mug rugs are typically any size between a 4 x 7 and a 12 x 8.

This is a good way to use unused blocks up, using scraps, trying new techniques, and maybe even trying a little free motion quilting. 

We sent a clip board around about doing a postcard swap with another modern quilt guild that reached out to us. It looks like there is enough interest to go through with this so, I will reach back out to them and get details. There guild is based in upstate NY.  (CDMQG)  Details to follow.

Also they have invited us to a zoom lecture for any of those interested.

CDMQG would like to share an opportunity for your guild members to join us for the Timna Tarr lecture on June 14th at 7:00 PM. Please share with your members and any other quilters who might be interested.  Thanks so much!

Digital Visitor Pass for Timna Tarr Zoom . CDMQG is hosting a Virtual Trunk Show and Lecture by Timna Tarr on June 14, 2022 at 7pm (eastern time). We are opening digital “seats” to this presentation to visitors and non-members.

That's a recap!!!!

Any questions feel free to reach out to any one of us!

Show and Tell

Sunday, June 5, 2022

June Meeting and Raffle

Our  June meeting will be at 7 pm on Thursday June 9, in the basement meeting area of the First Church of Nashua at 1 Concord Street, Nashua NH.   There is parking behind the building.  We look forward to see everyone.

The raffle for this month is now closed, tickets for the raffle will be sold at the door at the meeting on June 9th.

June meeting is less than a week away. We have some great raffles this month🥰 (it was so tempting to keep these and get new ones for the guild!!!) They are rather awesome. 
1st up we have 20 Sugar fat quarters by Ruby Star Society’s, Sarah Watts. If you like solids these are for you. They have the tiniest bit of speckle to them. Perfect blending fabrics
Sugar fat quarters by Sarah Watts

Secondly we have (my personal favorite❤️❤️) Elizabeth Hartman’s Cats in Space quilt kit. The kit comes with 20 pieces of fabric (almost 7 yards), pattern, and binding fabric!! The background fabric is Essex Speckle Linen and it is  beautiful!

Elizabeth Hartman’s Cats in Space quilt kit

Monday, May 9, 2022

May meeting and raffle

Our  May meeting will be at 7 pm on Thursday May 12, in the basement meeting area of the First Church of Nashua at 1 Concord Street, Nashua NH.   There is parking behind the building.  We look forward to see everyone.

The raffle for this month is shown below along with the PayPal button.  Check out these wonderful options!  

Raffle is now closed! Tickets will be available at the door at Thursday's meeting.


1. Bee In My Bonnet teal plaids by Lori Holt. 25 HALF yard fabrics
2. Riley Blake’s Flower Show Midnight Garden by Liberty.  15 Fat Quarter bundle


Wednesday, April 27, 2022

NHMQG - Our Favorite Book/Pattern

Thank you for making the journey up to Quilted Threads for our last meeting.  Once again it was great to see people in public, in person, and get to socialize.  Every meeting I walk away lighter with so much energy and excitement about quilting.  

Our favorite list from April Programming. 

** All links are to the author's website, feel free to look around and support our quilting community **

Betsy - By the Bundle by Emma Jean Jansen (Book)

Gail - Zen Chic Inspired by Brigitte Heitland (Book)

Pat - Block by Missouri Start Quilt Company (Magazine)

Brianna - Feathers by Alison Glass (Pattern)

Laurie - Guide to Practical Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman and Material Obsession by Sarah Fielke and Kathy Doughty (Books)

Ophelia - Handmade Style by Anna Graham of Noodlehead (Book) 

Patty K - Improv Patchwork Trees - Amy Smart of Diary of a Quilter (Free Tutorial) 

Joy - Not your Grandma's Log Cabin by Sara Nephew (Book) 

Lori -  One Wonderful Curve by Sew Kind of Wonderful (Book) 

Susie - Modern Blocks by Suzanne Woods (Book)

Chelsea - Granny Squares (Free Tutorial) 

Brenda - Modern Quilt Magic by Victoria Findlay Wolfe (Book) 

Leslie - Modern Patchwork by Elizabeth Hartman (Book)

Mary Lou - Quilt Lovely by Jen Kingwell (Book)

Jennifer - One Block Wonder by Maxine Rosenthal and Linda Bardes (Book) 


Our next meeting will be the scrap exchange!  Please bring any scraps you are willing to part with cut into 2.5 inch strips. The strips can be the width of fabric or at least 21 inches long. We will work on color theory as we curate enough strips to make the pattern linked below.  New to quilting and don't have many scraps, don't worry we have plenty of fabric from the yard sale.  Not new to quilting and want to purge, bring modern fabric you want to get rid of.  **All extra strips will be made into charity packs **

Scrap Exchange Directions and Pattern 


Spring Retreat at the Franciscan Guest House Kennebunkport, Maine,  May 5 - 8

May Meeting at First Church Nashua, New Hampshire, May 12th 

BLOCK SWAP: If you are posting photos of the block exchange to social media please use #nhmqgblockexchange so we can all check them out! 

Tuesday, April 26, 2022