Friday, September 2, 2022

September 2022 Meeting

September's Quilt Guild meeting is back at it's normal location at the church in Nashua, 7 pm on September 8th at First Church of Nashua, 1 Concord St., Nashua NH.

We would like to remind everyone to bring their completed quilt tops from The Great Scrap Exchange. It does not have to be quilted, just bring the top. 

We will be having a battle of irons at the meeting. Come check out your favorite!

I was also given some fabric to share with the guild so there will be plenty of that 😍

Here are the raffles for this month,

Tilda Chambray Dots - 10 Fat Quarters

Tilda Chambray Medium Dots - 15 Fat Quarters

Can't wait to see you all there!
Raffle is now closed.  You can still buy tickets at the meeting Thursday night.

Thursday, August 18, 2022

August 2022 Meeting Recap

Great meeting this past week at Greeley Park. We have a returning member, Carol Krasin and a new member, Michelle Marrone. Welcome back and welcome!

The WIP (Works In Progress) challenge is here again. Below is the link to register your WIPs. Please submit these by the end of the month! Once you are done with a WIP, bring it to the next meeting to show and tell and state that it is a WIP to get it checked off your list. Good luck clearing out those projects that are hanging around.

 ~**WIP Challenge**~ 

Charity quilt report: Lesley delivered 18 quilts to Nashua Children’s home which is an ongoing effort still needing binding volunteers. Also - re the Sleep in heavenly peace project –2000-4000 kids in NH do not have a bed to sleep in. This charity builds beds and delivers them. Carol Krasin and her husband have delivered and assembled beds for self-identified folks who need them. We would like folks who wish to help,  to make just one (or two) blocks at 12 inches finished so we can put together one quilt that goes to that charity from the entire guild. Any combination of blue, green, yellow and white. Use any or all of these colors BUT please don't use white as a background, as we prefer not to make a quilt with lots of white for kids. Bring blocks to September and October and November meetings and we will present the quilt to SHIP in December. We need at least 20, preferably 30 blocks.

Retreat news: The day of the meeting was also the deadline to sign up for the October Retreat at Village by the Sea. By the end of the meeting, we had 28 members sign up so it promises to be a fabulous, busy time for those who can make it this year. If you didn’t sign up for this retreat, we look forward to spending time with you next go-round!

A new Workshop is now open to members!

Sign up for the Saturday, September 24th Exploring Curves Workshop with Cotton and Bourbon's Audrey Esarey. Registration is now open for members of our guild.

Workshop fee is $55.00

Sign up at link below:

Audrey Esarey's description:

Exploring Curves - Designing and Drafting Quilts with Complex Curves & Quilt Assembly Workshop via Zoom: 

This class begins with lecture and drafting exercises on my methods for drafting quilts with complex and irregular curves. We’ll discuss how I assemble quilts from the drawings, and I’ll share the best practices I follow for this process. The class will continue using the Exploring Curves Quilt as practice for sewing complex curves. This quilt is a wall hanging made from one large block that uses curved piecing to create the illusion of transparency from overlapping circles. We’ll discuss building a palette and tips and tricks for stress-free curved piecing. Take the guesswork out of color selection by using one of the published color palettes inside the pattern! The Exploring Curves Quilt finishes at 24 x 24 inches. Drafting Complex Curves Booklet sold separately.

Skill level: Intermediate

Show and Tell: 

Lori Breen and her strip quilt from the strip challenge Front/Back

Robin and her 3 yard quilt made of Marvel fabrics for charity

Carol and her Increase Baby Quilt

Carol’s Strip Plus quilt

Chelsea and her Pretty Birds

Chelsea’s Puppies and Kitties

Jennifer and her Judy Neimayer extravaganza!

Ophelia’s Hawaiian Dogs

Ophelia’s Pretty Birds

Ophelia’s long-lost Block of the Month, Quilting Cousins

See you all on September 8th for the next meeting!

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