Saturday, May 23, 2020

Recap of May 19, 2020 Meeting

Our second Zoom meeting was well attended.  We welcomed a new guild member, Mary Lou.

Ellen D, our Treasurer, provided an update on our financial status.

Patty advised that we are not going to be able to meet in the First Baptist Church space until this fall at the earliest.  We are considering the possibilities of an outdoor meeting.

We had 222 tickets purchased by 19 people for our Raffle of Alison Glass's Stitched half-yard assortment.  Patty won the raffle.

Trish talked about 2020 trends in quilting based on what was showing at the MQG convention and otherwise.  She then led a game involving quick research into the latest quilting news and activities.
Below are the references for the items she introduced.

Casserole Quilt by Elizabeth Hartman

25 New Kona Cotton Color for 2019

Pantone Color of the Year 2020

Warp and Weft Yarn Dyes by Alexia Marcelle Abegg of Ruby Star Society
Due in Stores May 2020

Lee Heinrich's Summer Sampler 2020

Ruby and Bee Solids - Due in stores Fall 2020

Kaleidoscope Stripes and Solids by Alison Glass
Due in Stores June 2020

Linework by Tula Pink
Due in Stores October 2020

Bon Voyage by Tilda
Due in Stores July 2020

Alison Glass Mini Series

We got updates on the Gemology and Atmosphere quilting group status and activities.

Trish is going to lead a group doing Lucy Boston English Paper Piecing (EPP).

We had a good round of Show & Tell at the end of the meeting.


Wednesday, May 13, 2020

May 2020 Guild Meeting Raffle

We have a meeting coming up next Tuesday at 7 pm via Zoom!

We are very excited to offer a raffle this month for 12 half yard cuts (yes, you are reading that right!)  of Alison Glass's new line Stitched! Check out the beautiful colors.


To participate in the raffle, you will need to buy "tickets" via Paypal (see below).  We will have our normal advantageous pricing scheme for those of you that want to increase your odds by buying more tickets at one time!  We will close the raffle purchases at 9 pm Monday, May 18.  We will have raffle tickets made up with names and for the number of tickets you purchased and pull the winner at Tuesday's meeting.  It should be very exciting!

Raffle is Closed!!!

Wednesday, April 29, 2020

Recap of April 2020 Zoom Guild Meeting


Hi everyone,

Just wanted to check in with folks, and for those of you who weren't on our Zoom session last week, do a recap of things we talked about.  Many thanks to RenĂ© for the "Hollywood Squares" screen shot of our meeting!  As you can say we were all able to see each other and have a good discussion, and even do a little "sewcializing"!

First, if you are not getting emails from the NHMQG, or if we are sending them to the wrong address, please email nhmodernquilt@gmail.com with your updated information!  We have several members that we do not have email addresses for, and several others have provided updated addresses.  Thanks in advance!

Second, Sew-alongs!

Betsy Perry (betsy.perry@gmail.com) is coordinating the Lee Heinrich Atmosphere QAL. This project is already underway, but not too late to get going on!  More information can be found here:   https://freshlypieced.com/2020/04/announcing-the-atmosphere-quilt-pattern-and-quilt-along.html 
Please let Betsy know if you plan to participate, so you can join discussions with NHMQG members working on this QAL.


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Trish Walstad (patriciawalstad@gmail.com) is organizing a Gemology Quilt Along that she hopes to get going in June.  This book has different gemstone cut based piecing and a variety of options for setting them, so there is a lot of flexibility! This is a fun way to try out paper-piecing and getting transparency effects with your fabric.  Please check out the book and if you are interested let Trish know.

Patchwork Lab: Gemology

Third, we recommend highly that members go take a look at the various resources on the mother guild webpage.  All NHMQG members are able to access these resources, which include a variety of videos, tips and other useful material.  There is a wealth of information to explore!

Last, we had a try at doing Show & Tell via Zoom which was fun.  Members showed off their sewing rooms and latest projects.  Please post your project progress or completions on the guild Facebook page or on Instagram using #nhmqg2020 so we all can see what everyone is up to. 

We hope members are getting a lot of sewing done.  Please let your Board know if you have any questions or requests at nhmodernquilt@gmail.com



Monday, February 17, 2020

February 18 Meeting Reminder

We are meeting on Tuesday, February 18 at 7 pm.  Our guest speaker will be Deborah Fisher from Fish Museum and Circus.  She will discuss her creative journey and do a trunk show of her quilts.  She is also bringing notions for sale during the break (members will be first in line).  Her items will be on display before the meeting. 

We also have some great raffles planned!  Join us.  Guests are welcome.



Sunday, February 2, 2020

January 2020 Show & Tell

Photos from our January meeting Show & Tell are below.  Unfortunately the recording on my phone did not happen so there is going to be limited commentary.  These are in the order they were showed.

A bright and flowery jelly roll quilt.

Colorful flowers!

Like the mix of light blues and red!

A small table top quilt with squares.

Apologies for this being a bit blurry, but wanted to leave it in.

Super bright Kaffe Fassett fabrics!

Dramatic squares set on point!

Dramatic green quilt design!

Marie showed this contrasting, off-center log cabin quilt.

A soft cuddly quilt finish.


Suzy finished this quilt with gradated ombre colored fabrics.

Suzie also completed this impressive Patchwork City quilt, designed by Elizabeth Hartman.

Ophelia showed her rendition of Penguin Party by Elizabeth Hartman.  The plaids are flannel!

Ophelia also showed us optically challenging quilt!

Ophelia also completed her Snowflake -- the pattern is by Nicole Dacsiewicz of Modern Handcraft. Front and back are shown. 


Ophelia's colorful stars with scrappy centers, front and back.


Ophelia's last quilt was this large dramatic heart made out of wonky blocks.

Leslie has been very busy and showed us a number of finishes.  This has the incredibly cute animal panel in the center.

As I recall these are the colors of a favored athletic team.


Pretty red and blues!

Nice movement of the steps through the block colors!

This is a very pretty exploration of squares and blues.

Robin presented this ultra-colorful and cheerful quilt!

A dramatic improv with the black background showing off the stars.

A novel setting of triangles, many with dots and stripes.  

Donna showed this incredibly cute mini.


Front and back of this lovely finish with bright colors.


This finish has a lot of wonderful movement in it.
Patty showed her colorful paper-pieced Swell pattern (Alison Glass). 

Trish showed her paper-pieced elephant.  Pattern is by Violet Craft. 

Monday, January 20, 2020

Spring 2020 Retreat


It's time to sign up for our spring retreat!


WhereFranciscan Guest House, 26 Beach Ave., Kennebunk, ME
When: Thursday, April 30 thru Sunday, May 3, 2020.
Attendees may opt for a 3-night stay (Thursday thru Sunday), or a 2-night stay (Friday thru Sunday).
Fees: included are:
- overnight accommodations,
- group sewing space (details of the sewing room layout will be provided at a later date),
buffet breakfast each morning (Friday thru Sunday),
Guild-provided dinner Saturday night.


You can reserve a single or a double room for 2 or 3 nights. The prices are ...

Single Room:
3 nights - $352
2 nights - $243

Double Room:
3 nights - $238
2 nights - $167


You can pay for the retreat by check or credit card.


To pay by check, make your check out to "NHMQG" and send it to our PO Box or bring it to the January or February meeting.


Our PO Box information is:

NHMQG 
PO Box 204
Amherst, NH 03031


To pay by credit card, click the PayPal button below using the drop down menu to pick the room type and number of nights you prefer! If you plan to reserve a double room, please include your roommate's name. Double room prices are shown at the per person rate.

Room Types
Name Of Roommate

Sunday, January 19, 2020

January 21, 2020 Meeting Reminder

Yes, it is that time again! 

Folks can gather at Liquid Therapy for pre-meeting cheer and snacks, starting at 5:30 pm and wrapping up when folks want to get to the meeting at the First Baptist Church which will begin at 7 pm.

As a reminder, Liquid Therapy is located at 14 Court Street, Nashua, across from the city's library.

Our agenda is going to include:

  • Business and upcoming activities from your new Board. 
  • Pouches exchanged via a Yankee Swap -- this was supposed to happen at the December meeting but the weather forced a cancellation.
  • Some other fun and games.
  • Show & Tell
Raffle items will include the below items!


Look forward to seeing everyone!