As a project for the COVID quarantine, members of the guild decided to complete the Atmosphere pattern Quilt Sew-Along, led by the pattern designer, Lee Heinrich. Our group met regularly by Zoom to share progress and creative choices. The results are below (if I missed someone, please send your photo to me and I will get it added!). As you can see there are many different but equally beautiful interpretations.
Hoping everyone is doing well and getting some sewing done!
Our May virtual raffle was very successful so we are going to continue in June! Thanks to everyone who participated!
We are going to adjust the categories to be 6 tickets for $5, 12 tickets for $10, and 24 tickets for $20 (the Paypal fee makes a $1 ticket not worthwhile). All of the tickets will go into a single pool, and we will pull from that pool for each of the three raffle items. The Paypal button is at the end of this post.
There will be three (3) raffle prizes. The items for the raffle are (1) two sets of fat quarters from Carolyn Friedlander's new Jetty collection, one with 13 FQ and the second with 14 FQ, and (2) a book titled "Modern Kogin" that discusses various types of modern Sashiko stitching.
The raffle is closed! We will pull the three winning tickets at our meeting Tuesday night.
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.
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!
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 René 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 email@example.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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Trish Walstad (email@example.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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.