Monday, March 13, 2023
March Meeting POSTPONED
Tuesday, March 7, 2023
March 2023 Meeting and Raffle
are the raffles for the upcoming meeting, TUESDAY, March 14, 2023. We
will be gathering at the First Church in Nashua. Meeting starts at 7,
fellowship at 6:30,
1 Concord Street,
Nashua, NH 03064
Also, here is a link to last month's meeting recap! ~~**February Meeting Recap**~~
Raffle is now closed, see you at the meeting!
27 Alison Glass, Sun Print fat quarters,
Halo Go Rechargable Magnifier, for those of us who need a little magnification!
Good luck and see you Tuesday!
Tuesday, February 21, 2023
February Meeting Recap and Notes
February 8, 2023 Meeting
Housekeeping & Announcements
Welcome to newcomers!
Raya, Peggy, Shelly, Lisa
Reminder: all NHMQG Members get access to the mother guild (Modern Quilt Guild! Lots of patterns and quilt-y news!
Next Meeting is Tuesday March 14, AT CHURCH
NOTE that this is a CHANGE to the original plan and handouts!
Pat & Marie created a membership directory
Includes members contact info & social media handles
If you are not there, reach out! It is ever-growing and changing!
passed at last board meeting
Grew up to the next tier of membership!
Single or Double; 2-3 Night stayers
CHECK: 3 night single 470, 3 night double 356, 2 night single 335, 2 night double 253
PAY PAL would increase these prices
If we overbook, some people are flexible to convert single > double (reach out)
Only 2 spots left (as of this email/post)
All inquirers must email Lori to check in about payment and availability (Lori's email is noted in this month's email)
Bring a project, hand sewing or machine! Sew along with fellow members, and enjoy the process & fellowship
Sunday March 19th;
stop by for however long between 9am-4pm!
RSVP to Ophelia by Thursday, please
Phone # & address disclosed in personal email, not website! :)
Lynn & Marylou for snacks & refreshments
Susan & Steph for being “welcomers” for the meeting
Helen for helping hold the quilts in almost every picture :)!
Raffles & Prizes
Door prize: Jennifer
Fabric Raffle: Marie
Bits and Pieces Card: Pat McGaw
Show and Tell
Wallet hand sew from video tutorial
Cats! Did cats 5 years ago,
For her daughter, blues are batik scraps
Grandson loves dr seuss, custom quilting
Just started, but sharing for accountability! Sue spargo! Keep it going!
Alaska Quilt Pattern by Edyta Sitar/Laundry Basket Quilts
Husbands xmas present, Harley themed; spark plugs and tires
Amy butler, fat quarter pack of her faves; chain mail quilting pattern
Hexagon quilt based on Settlers of Catan Board game
Machine quilted the game pieces on each hex!
Fall retreat; learning to love orange?!
Minky galore! Tilda embroidery! Pink door quilting gave her a kit!
Jelly roll pattern
Baby quilt for friend, susie quilted the whales!
Another baby quilt, fussy cutting, moon phase quilting!
Morrocan tiles sew kind of wonderful! Kaffe on back!
Mini quilt swap online! Needle turn applique,
Another quilt swap, modern quilt guild quilt swap during quilt con and mail swap!
Bibs and burp clothes drive with her church, we are all invited to help her out! Details attached***(in emails)
If you have some flannel to donate!!
Daughters piano teacher loves horses, treasure box pattern!
Crib quilt; first time free motion quilting
Never quilted before! Simone helped her out! Alison glass pattern, planning to straight line quilt
3 yard donna Robinson ; can do with 4 pink 4 blue 4 white FQs! Used rest of FQs on backing
Gudrun Erla pattern; ingrid; really easy, strip piecing; design wall helps!
Wheelchair quilt & children’s quilt for charity (not pictured)
Monday, February 6, 2023
Sunday, February 5, 2023
February 2023 Meeting and Raffle
are the raffles for the upcoming meeting, Thursday February 9, 2023. We will be gathering at the First Church in Nashua. Meeting starts at 7, fellowship at 6:30,
1 Concord Street,
Nashua, NH 03064
Also, here is a link to last month's meeting recap! ~~**January Meeting Recap**~~
Raffle is now closed, see you all at the meeting!
The first raffle consists of 32 Tula Pink fat quarters,
A $150 Bits 'n Pieces Gift Card, along with a free yard of fabric every month!
Good luck and see you Thursday!
January 2023 Meeting Recap
Happy New Year Quilters!
Our first meeting of 2023 was a strong start! Turn-out was incredible, and spirits were high! Below is a summary of the meeting notes, along with some photos of our beautiful Show-and-Tell. Check out the blog for more details about each of the quilts (patterns, fabrics, stories, etc.)!
Meeting Recap: January 10, 2023
“Doors Open” 6:30; Meeting 7:00 - 9:00 pm
Board Members stepping down for 2023; Jennifer Marks, Chelsea Folini, & Lorri Wurtzler
Thank you for all of your contributions & service on the Board!
New Board (*denotes new member)
President: Ophelia Chang*
Treasurer: Marie Joerger
Vice Presidents of Programming & Events: Susie Boots & Karen Gilbert*
Secretary: Pat John
Retreat: Lori Breen
Hospitality: Carol DiPirro
Charity: Lesley Lindahl
Communications: Brianna Henningsen & Maura McDonnell*
Shout out to our lovely greeters tonight, Sonia & MaryLou
Let us know if you would like to be a greeter in a future meeting!
Membership for 2023
Dues = $65
Tonight raised $390 (that is $160 profit for the Guild!)
Fabric: Joy (bought online)
Spring Retreat: Thurs. May 11 - Sun. May 14th
Francisican Guest House in Kennebunk Maine
Thurs May 11- Sunday May 14th (Mother's Day weekend)
1pm start and 1 pm end
Guest rooms: 3pm check in, 11 am check out
No meals included
3 nights (single room) $455, (double room) $345
2 nights [FRI/SAT ONLY] (single room) $325, (double room) $245
Payment will be open at next meeting
Highly prefer to pay by check!!!
Paypal can charge larger fee
Once posted, can we sign up online?
Board will discuss and share (via email!)
“Single & looking list”? (want a double room but do not have a specific roomie in mind)
Yes! Send us an email!
The Guild donated 39 quilts last year (~one quilt/person!)
Looking to donate to Sleep in Heavenly Peace this year & foster home preparation packets in 2023
Leslie looking into these patterns,
Any ideas/connections to nursing homes/needs?
Any ideas for patterns?
Still have a small leftover stockpile (quilt tops not needed most)
Currently looking for volunteers to QUILT & BIND
Jan/Feb mainly working on getting through stash
March perhaps can check in on new projects!
Great stuff, low prices, stash busting!
Start to accumulate fabrics, patterns, recent magazines & books, rulers, etc.
Price notions yourselves
Fabric will be priced by board
February Meeting @ Church (Snow date March OR April, check in with Ophelia)
Ophelia will host at her home this year (see schedule on website & blog!)
3rd Sunday of odd Months
Try to let Ophelia know if you can attend ahead of time!
Show & Tell
Lynn: Charity for Quilts for survivors in Canada of residential schools; (minky backing)
- Sonia: (Fabric dyed piece) of a seashore
MaryLou: Self quilted mountain wall hanging
Patty: Started at retreat in May!
Hannah: Pattern: (My favorite Colors is Moda, Fabric: Crystal Cool)
Sue: Christmas gift from an old friend. They collected quilts and this one deteriorated, so she salvaged a small piece! (silk hand pieced on paper)
Lori B: Started at a retreat at the Cape, 102” square! (Kaffe & Linen background)
5 year finish, sold for 500$ for relief in Colorado (Stitched in Color Tutorial with scraps; backing is from Mardens!)
Penguins! For the 3yr old
Lions, so many pieces 95/lion!
Susan: beautiful fabric quilted together, (Lawn fabric & cotton knit jersey, very drapey!)
Helen: first paper pieces! (scraps by Ophelia)
Beth: 2021 the quilt show block of the month, left on design wall for a year, using stash pieces to finish! Lots of easter eggs in the quilting; kittens, curtains in windows, flowers in windows! (FPP using freezer paper; Kaffe Facet 85 red binding, Louise Klara of K7Quilting, Millefleur backing KaffeFacet, Label made in PPT then saved into JPEG, spoonflower can print a sample for 5$!
Charity quilts 3 yard quilt by donna robinson, using a ton on FQs (~4-5 FQ around the same color)
Another 3 yard quilt
Block swap from last year!block by Karen Avery, used as design for assembly (top center) Robin ruth rulers, double batting to show quilting
Started at last retreat in Wells, Pattern online for a wall hanging, blew it up and added blocks, (Marsha Derse graffiti dot backing)
2016 made the pieces, (Sue Spargo Embroidery Quilt); layered textured embroidery, very very hard! standing ovation from Julie!