Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Sherri Lynn Wood is coming!!!

How exciting! Sherri Lynn Wood is coming to New Hampshire, Sat. May 2nd!

If you signed up for her workshop at Quilted Threads
 in Hennicker, NH be sure to arrive between 8:30 and 8:45. Sherri's 
workshop will begin Promptly at 9:00am! 

Supply list for the class: 

Tools & Equipment:
  • Sewing machine with extension cord 
  • Sharp sewing scissors – We will be using scissors a lot in this workshop – make sure to bring a good quality 7”- 8” pair of sewing shears with a sharp edge. 
  • Hand sewing needles –thimble optional
  • Straight pins 
  • Tailor’s chalk
  • Medium gray spool of thread
  • OPTIONAL: Rotary cutter and self-healing mat. NO RULERS.

  • Two to three ¾ yard selvage-to-selvage cuts of different valued fabrics – prints and/or solids. You will cut bias strips from this to share with the class.
  • Several large pieces of fabric for your curve shapes. Fat quarters, 18” x 22” will work as the minimum size. You may want to go larger.
  • Bring a range of prints and solids, hues and values that will support your creative freedom. Do not come with a coordinated color scheme.

Arrive early to set up your workstation. Class will start on time! 

 You may wish to bring a snack.
Lunch and a good time will be provided!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Retreat Shenanigans

Some of our NHMQG members attended a 4 day retreat in Kennebunk, Maine this past weekend.  Look out Maine we arrived! Too much fun was had by all. The consensus is that we do it again!

Here's some of what happened this weekend ....
We shopped .... 629+ yards of fabric in total bought by retreaters!
Marden's called to say there was a new shipment of modern fabric arriving ... we went crazy.

We did get some sewing done! 

 Lisa was probably up to no good, she does look guilty.  Right?!

Project's were started and finished.

Rene's taking orders .... 

This weekend there were 44 starts, and 15 finishes.  Big pats on the back! 

The walk to the beach was under a mile!

We ate .... a lot. 

Games got played! 

Winners did victory dances! 

All in all it was a great weekend, side splitting laugher was constantly occurring, and shenanigans were always in play. This was one great group to retreat with, so when the next?! 

We also learned we're a tidy group, cleanliness was our forte! 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Anniversary Part two....

There were so many fun things going on at the April meeting I had to break
it up.... So here goes Part 2!

Mary Jean demonstrated the Strip Tube Ruler

We had BOM reveal I think some of you forgot to bring yours in....

Susie's blocks of the month

and Patti's version

Some of us brought in our HST quilt along -
for those that didn't, keep working on them we will have another reveal!




and Trish

Amazing how different everyone's looks.
This weekend some of us headed off to retreat in Maine, so stay tuned more on that coming soon :) 

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Anniversary Fun

NHMQG Anniversary party was great fun. We celebrated with A LOT of swag! Everyone walked home with a little something. Patty and Trish made some delicious cupcakes (Not too sure they were fat free- oops!) We had tons of show and tell, BOM reveals, and HST reveals. We all welcomed TWO new members!! 

April's Show n' Tell

Alexandra's been sewing for her kitchen 

Judy made this chevron quilt

and this mondo bag

Betsy made this beautiful Purl Soho quilt

and this color chart made from the color swap fabrics 

Carol designed her own quilt

also a Japanese runner by trying a new technique  

Beth our newest member is making these cute 1 hour baskets

Sandi made this clutch

Mary Jeans version of Toes in the Sand using the Hex n' More ruler

Also this quilt called Tiny Dancer

Janice made baby extravaganza

Eileen made a hand pieced improv with machine spiral quilting

Ellen is making grocery bags called Fat Sack by Terri Adkins

Trish's version of a letter challenge

Also a baby quilt using the quick curve ruler

Simone made a "POP" quilt

and "Storm at Sea"

Michelle's version of the color wheel quilt 

she also made a cargo duffel by Anna Graham/Robert Kaufman 

Annick created this dictionary out of fabric

Lisa's "Love" quilt and her own quilting

Susie's "ABC Quilt"

and a star mug rug

Patti's art challenge quilt

Marie's alphabet quilt- she tried a different quilt design in each letter

also her mini challenge with lots of quilting

and her design of the star mug rug

René made a tote and sew together bag

this is her version of the mono chromatic challenge

and her new sewing machine cover, she named her machine "Nina" 

and lastly a hand quilted quilt!

Stay tuned for more..........