Sunday, June 28, 2015

Join in the Fun!

NHMQG has many sew alongs which you can follow along with.
Some of our members brought them for show n' tell, look at the variety of ways these
block can be made.
Please join us at any time with your interpretation.

Trish - Blue and White 

 Nancy - Half Square Triangles and BOM - Beautiful colors

Betsy - two tone Half Square Triangles 
She is also working on the "Patch Work City" quilt along, great scrappy look

Ellen - two tone half square triangles with Ombre fabric

Susie - blue and purple multiple sizes 1"-6"

Sunday, June 21, 2015

June's Show n' Tell

June's meeting was pretty awesome! We had sign ups for the Jacquelyn Gering class in Oct. We signed up for October retreat and we also had sign ups for a shop hop in Sept. Our board member Trish has been very busy getting all these activities together for us....Thank you. If you weren't able to sign up for retreat or the shop hop please get in contact with her. 
Now for the awesome show n' tell 

Michelle  - tried her hand at appliqué and did a great job.
love the red and white

She also cut, pieced and quilted this quilt!

Susie's interpretation of water

orange and gray quilt using Moda

her variation of "i-heart chevron" adding elephants from Sewfreshquilts

Trish - pastel baby quilt

Her water challenge

Donna's UFO blocks

Mary Jean's Tiny Dancer quilt by Jaybird Quilts

also a blue and white Cathedral Window quilt

Annick's water project

Sandi made tablet covers 

Chelsea's Beautiful sampler quilt

René's water project from one of her photo's of Hawaii 

Patty finished a baby quilt using the sidekick ruler by Jaybird

another baby quilt 

And her water project

Janice finished this quilt as a birthday gift

Simone designed a Row by Row water quilt for "Twill"

Marie's version of water

a wedding gift quilt 

And a quilt she received from Anotherlittlequiltswap

Monday, June 15, 2015

NHMQG Speaker Roxanne

Roxanne had many hints and tips for quilting with proper posture. 
Don't slouch, move often and keep that wrist fairly straight!

And Marie provided us with a new BOM called Marley-Three Little Birds 
If you ever wanted to try paper piecing this is a great one to try!

Friday, June 5, 2015

June Meeting

June's meeting is rapidly approaching!  Tuesday June 9th at Twill in Nashua, New Hampshire. Hopefully we will see you there!


Road Trip Case Pattern by Noodlehead

3 - 1/2 cuts of new Loominous Fabrics by Anna Maria Horner 


BOM demonstration

Ergonomics of Sewing by Roxanne

** Please bring your rotary cutter ** 


Don't forget to bring your check for the Jacquie Gering of Tallgrass Prairie Studio workshop.  An email will be sent out to members with more information.

Bring your Show n' Tell items. This includes all progress on the quilt alongs.

Monday, June 1, 2015

Get Your Tickets to See Fiber Artist Janet Echelman

Janet Echelman speaks at Fuller Craft MuseumSunday, June 7, 2015, 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Renowned fiber artist Janet Echelman will speak about reshaping public art and her monumental aerial sculpture on Sunday, June 7 at 7:00 pm followed by a reception. Echelman is the artist behind the public art sculpture “As If It Were Already Here” revealed at the Rose Kennedy Greenway now on view through October. Her talk is the culmination of Fuller Craft Museum’s Craft in Bloom weekend celebration. Tickets are $25. Space is limited. Click here to purchase your ticket online or call 508.588.6000. Like us on Facebook.6:00 pm Talk by Laura Jacinski, Project Design Manager for the Rose Kennedy Greenway7:00 pm Keynote address by Janet Echelman followed by a reception.

About the Artist

Janet Echelman builds soft, billowing sculpture at the scale of buildings that respond to the forces of nature — wind, water, and light. She combines ancient craft with cutting-edge technology to create ultra-lightweight sculptures that move gently with the wind in ever-changing patterns. Her art becomes an inviting focal point for civic life and shifts from being an object you look at, to something you can get lost in.

Recent prominent works include: “As If It Were Already Here,” a monumental sculpture suspended over Boston’s Greenway; “Impatient Optimist,” a new ionic piece for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation campus in Seattle giving visual from to their mission; “Skies Painted with Unnumbered Sparks,” a 745-ft sculpture that premiered at the 2014 TED Conference; and “Water Sky Garden,” a commission for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics.

Recipient of the Guggenheim Fellowship, Echelman was named a 2012 Architectural Digest Innovator for “changing the very essence of urban spaces.” Her TED talk “Taking Imagination Seriously” has been translated into 34 languages with more than a million views. She received the 2014 Smithsonian American Ingenuity Award in Visual Arts, honoring “the greatest innovators in America today.”

About Laura Jasinski

Planning and Design Manager, Rose Kennedy Greenway ConservancyLaura Jasinski is the Planning and Design Manager for the Rose Kennedy Greenway Conservancy, the designated steward of the mile-and-a-half long Rose Kennedy Greenway in Boston.
Laura joined the Conservancy in May of 2010 as an intern and has become a valued member of the organization’s leadership for her ability to manage complex projects and collaborate across Conservancy departments. 

In her current and past roles, Laura served as the Project Manager for the development of the Greenway Carousel at the Tiffany & Co. Grove, the installation of the Dewey Square Demonstration Gardens, the recent installation of a monumental aerial sculpture by Janet Echelman named As If It Were Already Here, and the addition of several other park amenities. She also serves as a liaison to Boston’s design and development community to ensure that Conservancy projects both influence and align with citywide planning initiatives and adjacent developments. In July, Laura will take on the role of Director of Programs and Planning with the goal of further integrating successful park uses and events with capital improvement planning.

Laura holds a BA in Architectural Studies and an MA in Urban and Environmental Policy and Planning from Tufts University. Laura’s thesis work on inclusive public spaces will be published in Fall 2015 by the Institute for Human Centered Design.