Tuesday, October 16, 2018

October 2018 Meeting Reminder

Our October meeting will take place on Tuesday October 16th at 7pm!! Doors open at 6:30 if you would like to come early for some pre-meeting sew-cializing!

Programming: Our programming this month will be 3 cool projects that will teach you how to make simple holiday gifts. Sarah, Gail and Carolanne will lead us in 3 demos!

Jo Diggs Workshop: We'll be hosting Jo Diggs for a workshop on November 10th at Quilted Threads! Pricing is $65 for members and $75 for non-members.

2019 Board Positions: It's time to start thinking about 2019 board positions! If you would you like to help run the guild next year please reach out to a current board member for more information.

October 27th Road Trip: We currently have 7 people signed up for a day of quilty fun! See Lesley or Alison if you'd like to sign-up.

Shop Hop: Our first few shop hops were very popular, but they seemed to have fizzled out. Would you be interested in going on one in January? After you've purged all of your fabrics and notions for the yard sale you'll need to shop right?! We'll ask for a show of hands at the October meeting to try and get this planned. 

Giveaways and Raffles: Our giveaway item this month is perfect for those of us who love to travel with our quilting. A mini rotary cutter and mat!


* Raffle #1: Michelle has generously donated the beautiful hexie pillow from the top of this email for our monthly raffle! 

* Raffle #2: Two and a half yards of Moda Blushing Peonies with 1 yard of matching Kona.


We'll see you tonight at the First Baptist Church!

Saturday, September 22, 2018

August Charity Quilts, Pouches and Show & Tell

Our August meeting was fun with members showing quilts as well as pouches from exchanges.  

Please note that the recorder did not capture everything (accidentally turned off), so I did not get everyone's names.  Many apologies!

The Charity Quilt committee has been very busy and productive!  Lori showed off one of the charity quilts.  


This charity quilt was made using jelly roll strips.

Another colorful charity quilt.

This charity quilt is incredibly cute with the rabbit panel in the middle.

A member showed off quilting done using a decorative stitch!  Very interesting idea!


We saw some of the results of a pouch exchange among members.
Trish's pouch had a very sophisticated fabric and a jewel on the zipper!


Patti showed a very colorful pouch!


This member was very pleased with her large pouch.


Gail showed first panel of her wonky stars panel for the Mighty Lucky Color Challenge quilt.


Michelle has been very busy.  Great job on this monochromatic HST quilt finish!


Another finish for Michelle, with Blaze, a multi-color star quilt with plenty of visual impact.  For more on the making of this quilt visit Michelle's web-posting.   http://frombolttobeauty.blogspot.com/2018/09/bqf-blaze-quilt.html

 

Finally, Michelle showed off her colorful pouch with strips of flowers!


Sarah showed her pouch with lots of interior clear pockets.  Very nice!


And, the pouch she had made up for her partner in the swap.

This is Sarah's latest top with large scrappy blocks.
A member showed this stash buster done with strips and selvage edges.

RenĂ©  showed her blue hexagon quilt. Very lovely!


And she had a second more geometric quilt in the same blue colorway with a lot of visual impact!


RenĂ© showed us a third, colorful quilt with an interesting optical effect!  Fun!


Chelsea presented this very lovely equilateral triangle quilt with the large triangles highlighted by the grey-ish triangles.

Chelsea's second quilt was an intricate pattern with a wide variety of colors.

This is the back of the quilt.

Suzie had two "plus" sign quilts.  Lovely!


Lastly, another pouch with beautiful floral fabric.

Sunday, September 16, 2018

September 2018 Meeting Reminder

Our September meeting will take place on Tuesday September 18th at 7pm!! Doors open at 6:30 if you would like to come early for some pre-meeting sew-cializing!

Programming: Our programming this month will be a lecture called "Beauty or Beast". This lecture explores how to take "beast" fabrics and make beauty quilts!

October Meeting: Our programming in October will be all about getting ready for the holidays. We'll have stations setup where you'll be instructed how to make quilted and other sewn items that make great gifts, but don't take as long as a quilt to finish. If you'd like to share something please let Carolanne know.

Jo Diggs Workshop: We'll be hosting Jo Diggs for a workshop on November 10th at Quilted Threads! The workshop is now open via PayPal on our events page or you can give cash or a check to Beth. Pricing is $65 for members and $75 for non-members.


2019 Board Positions: It's time to start thinking about 2019 board positions! If you would you like to help run the guild next year please reach out to a current board member for more information.

Giveaways and Raffles: Our giveaway item this month is the perfect addition to any sewing room! A magnetic wand to find all of those pins that we quilters tend to drop on the floor! 


* Raffle #1: Three half yards featuring Tula Pink Spirit Animal and matching solids

* Raffle #2: In The Studio with Angela Walters

We'll see you Tuesday at the First Baptist Church!

Saturday, August 18, 2018

July Show & Tell

We met in July at Pat's poolside cabana -- lovely location, but the rainy weather caused us to huddle inside.

Everyone brought a yummy selection of appetizers and dessert!


 Sew-cializing before eating and business part of meeting.  Then on to show and tell.

Carolanne showed off her latest dress completion --- looks very comfy for the warm and muggy weather we have been having!

 Pat completed a really cute kid quilt with a wonderful wonderful rabbit panel.

 Your S&T scribe apologizes for not getting the member responsible for this striped quilt (which is also blurry!).  I did not turn on my mic until after this item was shown.



 Gail showed off the latest segment of her #mightlucky quilt-along that is based on rectangles cut in an arc and repieced on curved seam.

 Ophelia's Kaffe Fasset quilt with swirls and squares!

 Marie showed us a lovely quilted bag with a very pretty inside.


 Sara showed us her test run of a box pouch in preparation for pouch exchange next month.



August 2018 Meeting Reminder

Our August meeting will take place on Tuesday August 21st at 7pm!! Doors open at 6:30 if you would like to come early for some pre-meeting sew-cializing!

Programming: Our programming this month will have two parts. We'll be swapping our zipper pouches and sharing them with the group and we'll also be sharing our favorite tools and notions!

September Meeting: Our September meeting will have a guest speaker! Maureen Blanchard of Cobblestone Quilts will share her lecture, "Beauty or Beast", which explores how to take "beast" fabrics and make "beauty" quilts.

2019 Workshops: We are moving forward with trying to secure a weekend with Rebecca Bryan for fall 2019. Take a look at her website and Instagram and start getting excited!

Jo Diggs Workshop: We'll be hosting Jo Diggs for a workshop on November 10th at Quilted Threads! The workshop is now open via PayPal on our events page or you can give cash or a check to Beth. Pricing is $65 for members and $75 for non-members.

Giveaways and Raffles: Our giveaway item this month is a going to help you get ready for Halloween! It's the Patchabilities Stack o' Jack-o-Lanterns!
* Raffle #1: Book: Quilting... Just a little bit crazy by Allie Aller and Valerie Bothell
* Raffle #2: A big ol' bag of wonder clips!


We'll see you Tuesday at the First Baptist Church!

Friday, July 13, 2018

July 2018 Meeting Reminder

Our July meeting will take place on Tuesday July 17th. Swim and Sewcializing begin at 6:30! Our meeting this month will take place at Pat's house in Nashua. Please check your email or email Carolanne <carolannel.donovan@gmail.com> for the address.

Programming: There will be no programming in July. In August we'll be bringing in our favorite notion to share with the group.

Shop Hop: The next shop hop will be in August and Pat will be leading us to Keepsake Quilting! We're also still looking for a leader for September 8th.

Sewing Bee: There are available spaces for our July 15th sewing bee. Please respond to this email if you'd like to attend, or email Ophelia <obchang1@gmail.com>. It's going to be a hot day so we're looking forward to a cool day at the mill to sew!

2019 Workshops: We're still finalizing options for our 2019 combined workshop and there will be a new list being passed around at the meeting with potential teachers. The next round of options are: Rebecca Bryon, Guicy Guice, Jen Hewitt and Lizzy House.

Fall Retreat: Our fall retreat will take place at the Lighthouse Inn in West Dennis Columbus Day weekend, October 5th-October 7th! Payment needs to be received no later than the July meeting. The Paypal link is now live so you can pay online via PayPal or by check to Beth at the July meeting.  Any member that has signed up but not paid by the time of the July meeting will not be on the guaranteed rooming list - a room will have to be requested from the hotel with the possibility that the hotel will be fully booked.

Jo Diggs Workshop: We'll be hosting Jo Diggs for a workshop on November 10th at Quilted Threads! The workshop will open for registration at our July meeting and will open online on July 18th. If you'd like to take the class and won't be at the July meeting, please talk to Alison and we can get you signed up early! Pricing will be: $65 for members and $75 for non-members. The materials list will be available at the July meeting,

Giveaways and Raffles: Our giveaway item this month is a Cupcake Mix Recipe booklet.


* Raffle #1: A Finch Box! The Finch Box is a great program organized by The Finch Sewing Studio that sends sewers a great project every other month. The Finch team has generously donated a box to our guild and it's value is over $50! The version they sent us has a rope bowl tutorial and the items to make it, including Liberty of London Bias tape and a tutorial to make adorable kitchen tea towels.

* Raffle #2: Are you excited about the zipper pouch swap? How about a 1 yard cut of zipper fabric with 1 yard cuts of matching solids?! Get excited for zippers all around!

We'll see you Tuesday at Pat's Condo Clubhouse!

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fall Retreat 2018


Our fall retreat will take place at the Lighthouse Inn in West Dennis Columbus Day weekend Thursday October 4th-Sunday October 7th! Sign-ups are now available via PayPal below!



3-night single: $427
2-night single: $320

3-night double: $224
2-night double: $170

The fall retreat is a members-only event. Payment is due in full. Please note: If you sign up and later learn you cannot attend the event, you are required to find your own replacement.



Fall Retreat Options
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