Tuesday, August 15, 2017

May, June & July 2017 Show & Tell

Please forgive that we haven't shared show and tell in a few months. I (Carolanne, VP Communications) had an issue with my iCloud, but now most of the images have been recovered and I present you with May, June and July show & tell pictures!




Saturday, August 12, 2017

August 2017 Meeting Reminder

Our August meeting will take place on Tuesday the 15th!

QuiltCon 2018: We’ll be discussing the QuiltCon 2018 charity quilt at 6:30 in the church hall. We will be moving forward with the Churn Dash quilt!

Fall 2017 Retreat: Registration for the fall retreat on Cape Cod is open and has just a few spots left. Register today!

Giveaways and Raffles: Our giveaway item this month will be Scandinavian Stitches: 21 Playful Projects with Seasonal Flair. This is great for those of us who are getting ready for holiday crafting!

We will also have two raffles ...

* Raffle #1: Rainy Day quilt pattern which will be bundled with the Backyard bird appliqué pattern.

* Raffle #2: Three half yard cuts of Me+You Indah Batik by Hoffman

Latifah Saafir: We will be hosting Latifah Saafir for her No Latitude Quilt workshop on November 4th! Sign-ups will be available via PayPal this week or you can pay by check at our meeting on Tuesday.

Shop Hop: Unfortunately we've had to cancel the Shop Hop planned for September. If you were interested, but could not make the day please let Alison know and we'll try to reschedule when it's more convenient for the group!

WIPs: This is your last chance to bring your WIPs to show and tell to be entered to win a fabric store gift card!

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

Friday, August 11, 2017

Bias Strip Appliqué with Latifah Saafir - REGISTER NOW

 *** To sign up for this event, click here ***

The New Hampshire Modern Quilt Guild is delighted to announce . . .

Latifah Saafir—founding member of the Modern Quilt Guild, renowned quilter, teacher, and designer—will be teaching her No Latitude Quilt workshop at Quilted Threads in Henniker, NH, on Saturday, November 4th.

In this workshop, Latifah will guide us through making bias tape appliqué and explore the many uses for this type of work. The main focus of the class is to create a No Latitude Quilt from just three fabrics. 

No Latitude by Latifah Saafir

Early signs-up are recommended and places are strictly limited—this class is bound to be popular!

The day will start at 9:30 (doors at Quilted Threads open at 9:00 for setup) and finish around 4:30. A sandwich lunch is included in the price. (Please advise of any dietary requirements when you book.) In addition, Quilted Threads will offer a 10% discount on all full-price items the day of the event!

Rocket by Latifah Saafir

The cost of the workshop, including the required pattern and the catered lunch, is $115 for NHMQG members and $130 for nonmembers. Registration for members is open now. Registration will open to the general public on Wednesday, August 23rd.

Questions? Have dietary concerns? Contact Alison at walker.alison (at) ymail (dot) com. (Please note: that’s ymail, not gmail.)

 *** To sign up for this event, click here ***

Friday, July 14, 2017

July 2017 Meeting Reminder

Our July meeting will take place on Tuesday the 18th!

QuiltCon 2018: We’ll be discussing the QuiltCon 2018 charity quilt during the meeting. It’s not too late to submit a design or idea—submit a sketch or mood board to Carolanne (carolannel.donovan [at] gmail [dot] com) today. Each person who does so will have some time at the meeting to share her vision for the project. Additional information can be found here.

Shop Hop: Our shop hop event is quickly approaching. Sign up to participate at the meeting, and we’ll team you up with other guild members for fabric-shopping fun on September 10.

WIPs: Don’t forget to bring your WIPs to show and tell to be entered to win a fabric store gift card!

Fall 2017 Retreat: Registration for the fall retreat on Cape Cod is open and filling up. Register today!

Giveaways and Raffles: Our giveaway item will be a Domestic Diva apron pattern and pack of ready-wound bobbins.

We will also have two raffles ...

* Raffle #1: Three half-yards of Bluebird by Cotton and Steel

* Raffle #2: The Improve Handbook for Modern Quilters: A Guide to Creating, Quilting, and Living Courageously by Sherri Lynn Wood

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

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Our 2018 QuiltCon Quilt

In May we decided to participate in the QuiltCon 2018 challenge and parameters were discussed in June! We'll be strategizing and discussing the QuiltCon charity quilt for 2018 during part of our July meeting time. 

Anyone with a design idea can submit a sketch or a mood board by 7/14/17 to Carolanne and the entire guild will vote at the July meeting on the ideas. Each person with a design idea will have some time at the meeting to share their ideas.

Your sketch/idea/mood board should include ideas on how the quilt will come together. For example, "This quilt will include 6 inch blocks so it will be easy for members to take home a packet", or "This design works well with people of varying skill levels".

Once the design is chosen Carolanne will obtain the main fabric and distribute to those interested in participating in August. The team will meet monthly before the general meeting and provide an update to all members on progress. All members will be invited to join the meetings and any sew in's that take place.

The goal will be to have the quilt top ready by the November meeting to share at show and tell and have it sent home with a member to quilt. The quilt will need to be finished by January 1, 2018 so it can be bound and mailed!

The challenge parameters as outlined by the Modern Quilt Guild are as follows:

QuiltCon 2018 Charity Quilt Challenge: Theme: Modern Traditionalism
The 2018 design theme is modern traditionalism. As modern quilters, we always want to recognize and honor the rich creativity found in traditional quilts. The challenge requires participating local guilds and IMTs to work collaboratively with their groups to create completed quilts by reinterpreting one or more traditional blocks or quilt designs using a predetermined color palette.
In this challenge, your team will dive into quilting tradition and springboard into your own modern interpretation. Here are some general guidelines to help your team get started—and feel free to explore and interpret in your own unique ways!
What is Modern Traditionalism?

Modern traditional quilts can be made by:

  • Updating a traditional block with modern quilting elements such as (but not limited to):
  • Playing with scale
  • Using negative space
  • Modern color palettes
  • Updating a traditional quilt layout with modern quilting design elements such as:
  • Alternate gridwork
  • Use of negative space
  • Improvisation
  • Using updated quilting motifs instead of using traditional designs such as feathers

Color Palette

The color palette is shown here. No, you don’t need to use all the colors in this palette—your team can be selective if you prefer and limit your palette to just a few of the colors shown. 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Retreat with the NHMQG on Cape Cod

This October, we're returning to the Lighthouse Inn in West Dennis, Cape Cod, for our fall retreat! This inn is ocean front, and our sewing room looks out over the water! Check it out!

This retreat will take place October 5-8, 2017, and you can stay for two or three nights. Costs include hot breakfast and use of all the facilities. The sewing room will have ironing boards and irons, and each sewist will have her own table.

On Saturday, October 7, we will be welcoming award-winning quilter, fabric designer, and author Melissa Averinos for a trunk show at the Lighthouse Inn. Melissa is well known for her improvisational faces, and her quilt My Brother's Jeans (pictured below) won Best in Show at QuiltCon 2016. You can learn more about Melissa on her website and see more of her work on Instagram.


3-night single: $435
2-night single: $325

3-night double: $230
2-night double: $175

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.

If you want to register for the retreat or have any questions about the weekend, contact Patty at pamagaw (at) comcast (dot) net. If you have questions about membership, contact Michelle at michelle.l.cain (at) gmail (dot) com.