Sunday, May 17, 2015

May's Jam Packed Meeting

May's meeting was jam packed, many things were accomplished. 

 Patty demonstrated how to make Hexi's out of a circle and everyone was able to give it a try.

Let's see those Hexi's...

You've got it ladies


That was pretty easy

This is kinda fun

Almost there!


Marie demonstrated May's BOM, the Disappearing Hourglass. If you haven't tried any of the BOM's, this is a good one to try. It's fairly simple and there are many ways to put it together. 

Nancy's interpretation of one of the previous BOM's.

Just a reminder old BOM are listed as a page above if you missed any! 

Friday, May 15, 2015

Show N' Tell for May

Lots of show n' tell for the month of May!

Sandi shared a quilt with us that she made in the late 80's and early 90's

Carolyn made this quilt using Moda squares

This was a raffle quilt made by several of the quilt guild members

Donna made a beautiful quilt using one of the BOM's

Annick had many things to show us, like this landscape quilt she made

Another landscape quilt by Joe Diggs

A mini checker board using yoyo's

And a challenge piece based on the letter "X"

Jessie made this orange and grey chevron quilt

She also made this quilt using UFO blocks

René sewed and un-sewed this rope bag many times
Looks great!

She also made this quilted bag by Annie

Carol made this Japanese cathedral window

Christine made this hexi chevron

Ellen created 2 bags

Debbie taught herself paper piecing. It was a success!

Nancy made an improv quilt

She also made and quilted this quilt - what great colors!

Beth decided to start small and make a small Sew Together Bag,
(great job on the zippers!)

She also made this quilt top using her favorite fabric line

Lisa made this bright Sew Together Bag 

Patty made this cute modern bag 

She also made a baby quilt using the Quick Curve ruler

Marie designed a mug rug using the Sunapee Star pattern

Susie made a mini wall hanging quilt by Jay Bird designs

She also made a modern wall hanging

Hopefully the nice weather doesn't keep us from sewing.  See you all in June!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

May Meeting is Just Around the Corner

NHMQG Meeting Tuesday, May 11 at 7:00 p.m.
Twill,  Nashua, NH

  • Don't forget your charity blocks! 

  • We are looking for a volunteer long armer to quilt our charity quilt.  If any of our long armers are willing to give little time we would greatly appreciate it!
  • Give away for the night will be Round & Round pattern by Thimble Blossoms.

  • Raffle items for the night are solids by Marcus Brothers and Simply Color: Orange by Vanessa Christenson

  • Patty will be giving us a tutorial on making a hexagon from a circle
  • Make sure you bring Show 'N Tell!

We have had a lot of goings on in the guild this past month.  It will be fun to recap with everyone.
I know all those that went to the retreat are still talking about it. We had the Sherri
Lynn Wood workshop on Saturday May 2nd, and we have a lot of new and exciting things
 coming up. Hope to see you all Tuesday!

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

Recap on Sherri Lynne Wood Workshop

If you missed Saturday's workshop with Sherri Lynn Wood, you missed a good one. Sherri was a great instructor and offered us so much in terms of curves, improv, and creativity. We spent the day saying "whoopee" as we continually made mistakes. Sherri encouraged us to get messy and work through our "oops." It was great to discover there are so many ways to fix a mistake! Right, who knew. Our wall of awesome at mid-day ... 

End of day results .... Sherri also spent time talking about composition and how to put all these petals together. Once again, there is more than one way to piece improv, appliqué, sewn in, and squared off. The whole idea was very overwhelming at first. They are after all curves! She helped us each individually as our design ideas and inspirations were different. 

All our bias strips ready to be sewn into a masterpiece. Below, Sherri is re-capping with us at the end of day. It was nice to reflect at the end of the day and hear everyone share about their experiences.

All in all, it was a beautiful Saturday. We had fun and learned a lot. If you are super jealous with envy right now you can purchase Sherri's new book The Improv Handbook for Modern Quilting. Hopefully people will have some progress to share at the next meeting!