Thursday, February 11, 2021

February 2021 Meeting and Raffle

 Please join us at  our upcoming February 16 meeting (Tuesday at 7 pm).  Information on our meeting is below.  We also have another great raffle with three prizes shown (pictures at the end of the post).  Please purchase your tickets via the Paypal button below.  If you want to buy more than one set of an item's tickets, you can return to the button after you make a purchase or change the number of ticket sets for an item at the Paypal site. 

The Raffle is closed.

February Programming - 'Share the Love'

Ever wondered what your membership in the "mother guild," the Modern Quilt Guild, gets you? We are here to tell you! We'll guide you through their website and show you all the resources available from the MQG so you can make the most of your MQG membership.

Do you miss talking to members at meetings and retreats about their latest inspiration? Are you wishing you could ask about that newest designer you heard just about? At February's meeting, we'll do a bunch of sharing. 
Please bring to the meeting what is inspiring and exciting YOU lately
- a great book of patterns or other quilty inspiration (doesn't have to be new; could even be a go-to you've used a "million" times!)
- online resources you use when you are "stuck" (you tube videos? shop web pages?)
- the name(s) of designers you love to follow on social media
- a pattern that has really gotten your attention recently!
We'll all share what we find exciting, and share the love!
Raffle Items 
1. Kaleidoscope- Yarn Dyes by Alison Glass  - New 2021 Colors
    20 Fat Quarters

 2. Flower Society by Art Gallery - 8 Half Yard Cuts


3. Notions! Notions! Notions!
Clover wonder clips, micro-serrated scissors, bobbin holder, magnetic pin caddy, and Creative Grids ruler.

Wednesday, January 13, 2021

January 2021 Raffle & Meeting

Please join us and our guest speaker, Luke Haynes, at  our upcoming January 19 meeting (Tuesday at 7 pm).  More information on Mr. Haynes unique quilting style follows.  We also have another great raffle with three prizes shown (pictures at the end of the post).  Please purchase your tickets via the Paypal button below.  If you want to buy more than one set of an item's tickets, you can return to the button after you make a purchase or change the number of ticket sets for an item at the Paypal site.  The raffle is closed.

Subverting the traditional quilting form by integrating modern concepts, Luke's art transforms the comfortably familiar into the visually evocative. He was born and raised across the American South. With a formal training in art and architecture at Cooper Union, New York, Haynes continues to experiment with quilting art while exploring art and architecture across the globe.

A chance encounter with a box of fabric remnants sparked Mr. Haynes' imagination. His first quilt, measuring 7′ x 10′, led him through years of experimentation and improvements over the years that he has been quilting.  Further honing his style, Mr. Haynes developed a system to piece manageable parts into a larger whole, applying a modern design sense to a familiar process. He uses reclaimed materials from the communities he works with in his projects to speak with the textile language of the area.

Luke will take us through his journey, speak to his "quilts as art" goals, and show us numerous examples of his extraordinary quilts.

Don't miss this unique and inspiring talk!  


Raffle # 1 Guicy Guice Prism 12 Half Yard Cuts

Raffle # 2 Alexia Abegg Golden Hour - 18 Fat Quarters

Raffle #3 Karen Lewis Screen Printing Kit  

Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Recap of December 2020 Meeting - Curves and Yvonne Fuchs (Quilting Jetgirl)


 Sesen, by Yvonne Fuchs

We had a well attended December Zoom meeting.  The main part of our program was a video by Yvonne Fuchs on "Curved Piecing: Beyond the Drunkard's Path."    NOTE that the video is within the members only part of the MQG website -- all NHMQG members are also members of MQG, so if you haven't developed an account you should be able to sign in and view this and other videos (there is a huge amount of material on the website).  Yvonne's Resource List is also available on the MQG website.  Above is a picture of Sesen, one of Yvonne's newest quilts with curves.  See also Yvonne's page of quilt patterns available for sale.

We had a very spirited raffle this month for three items won by Karen A., Susan H., and Marie J.! Thanks to all who participated.


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

December 2020 Meeting and Raffle

Our December meeting is next Tuesday, December 15, at 7 pm via Zoom.  We have an interesting program planned with Yvonne Fuchs (Quilting Jetgirl) via a video she has recorded. 

Don't forget to sign up for your 2021 NHMQG membership -- Paypal button is below for your convenience.


Raffle items are also now available via the Paypal button below.  Pictures of each item are below.  You do not need to attend the meeting to win!  Good luck to everyone.

The raffle is closed!

Raffle #1 Confetti Quilt Kit by Annabel Wrigley

Raffle #2 Liberty of London Summer Flower Show - 15 Fat Quarters

Raffle #3 Alison Glass WonderFil perle cotton thread box - Sun Colorway

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Lucy Boston EPP and Gemology

 During the summer and fall, guild members participated in two sew alongs to build skills: Lucy Boston (English Paper Piecing - EPP) and Gemology (Paper Piecing).  We had frequent get togethers via Zoom to discuss the process and show each other our progress.  Below are some examples of members products.

The Lucy Boston blocks are a fun challenge in terms of fussy cutting to create interesting designs and color interaction.  They are also nice because one can do the hand-sewing just about anywhere!

Robin made this colorful table mat out of her Lucy Boston blocks.

Karen's Lucy Boston blocks focused on blue and green fabrics and she was very prolific!

Next are RenĂ©'s multicolored Lucy Boston blocks.

Gail's Lucy Boston squares show how different the blocks can look!

Patty did both the Lucy Boston and Gemology sew-alongs.

And, here are Ophelia's gems!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

November Meeting and Raffle

Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 17 at 7 pm.  We are very pleased to announce that Jen Kingwell will be our guest speaker.  You can learn more about Jen here.  If you have done, or have in progress, a Jen Kingwell design, it would be great to have that on display during our meeting.

We also have an outstanding set of 3 fabric collections to raffle for this meeting.  You are welcome to participate even if you are unable to attend the meeting.  The three raffle collections are shown below the Paypal button -- good luck to everyone!  Remember that on the Paypal checkout you can increase the units purchased, and also use the button to return to the menu on this website.

The raffle is closed.  

Raffle #1 SOLSTICE by Sally Kelly - 28 Fat Quarters

Raffle #2 ENTWINE by Guicy Guice - 24 Fat Quarters

Raffle #3 Candlelight Wovens by Ruby Star Society - 4 One Yard Cuts

Friday, October 23, 2020

October 3 Give and Take Workshop

On Saturday October 3, 16 of us had a grand time doing a virtual workshop with Tara Faughnan learning how to build a Give and Take improv based quilt top.  As the photos below show, there was an enormous diversity of results, and we had fun learning the technique.  Tara did a great job checking around with everyone and making the workshop successful.

Eileen's work in progress.  This shows how the quilt top is built from columns of various colors of fabric sewn together which can be set up to create concentrations of various colors interspersed with sashing (black in this case).  The columns are different width's which Eileen's post-it notes at the top are identifying.  Once happy with the arrangement, you then sew the strips together, and make adjustments as you go.

Here is Lori's top, also in progress using blue and green batiks and a light colored sashing.

Pat's top has a definite seasonal flair!

Julie's quilt top is finished, and also uses batiks and a grey sashing.

Mary Lou top is complete, with a focus on pinks, purples and red with a black sashing.

Ashley's top used a light sashing and she worked some triangles into her columns.  She took her leftover fabric and made an improv log cabin, which also looks great.

Gail's top is complete and shows how the sashing can help the eye move around the quilt and the impact of subtle changes in color.