Monday, November 30, 2015

November Show-N-Tell

Nancy was in a quilt along with a small group and completed this quilt by "Freshly Pieced"

She also received this quilt from a teal mini quilt swap.

Mary Jean completed Candy Coated Raindrops quilt

Debby made Tiny Dancer by Jay Bird for her sister

Beautiful quilt made by Janice

Carolyn made this red and black table runner.

Christine made this table runner using the Sue Pelham ruler.

Alexandra made a cute baby quilt

Carolanne first large quilt!!

She is very good at making her wardrobe

Michelle is busy using up her jelly rolls, she has a great tutorial on her blog-

Simone created a tree for her stripe project

Beth finished a quilt for her dad

And a baby quilt she started on retreat

Lisa made this quilt without a pattern, using Ode to Charlie Harper as her inspiration

René made a modern quilt using solids

Patty made a modern split 9 patch and she finished her Jaquie Gerring workshop quilt

Susie's version of the Michael Miller Challenge Quilt "The Christmas Present"

Trish's original design for a stripe challenge 

Lastly a group of 4 did a paper pieced pattern test at the retreat in October. The pattern was called "Rainbow Bright Flying Geese." Here are their finished quilted projects.



Wednesday, November 25, 2015

NHMQG Sew-IN Success

On Nov. 14 a small group of quilters went to Quilted Threads in Hennicker for a sew-in. Everyone had a blast and got quit a few things done. It was a good time to work on Christmas gifts or just visit with people who enjoy the same things as you. I am hoping everyone had as much fun as I did. We also had some time to shop, so nice to be in a quilt shop when you're sewing, you never know what you might need!

 Here are some of the items worked on...

Mare spent quit a bit of time working on the BOM but still found time to play with some Christmas fabric. 

Simone's blocks using the quick curved ruler 

Beth took advantage of the day to finish the top for a Christmas present

Chelseas put the top together and worked on her bags for Christmas

Here's Trish showing us Chelsea's bags
and below Chelsea giving a tutorial on her zippers :)

Patty and Beth finishing up!


Debbie- using the design wall and
Kim- ironing some last minute pieces

*The NHMQG puts many different activities for its members to take part in, this is just one of the few. We meet on the 3rd Tues. of the month, at The First Baptist church in Nashua. Come join in the fun!

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

November BOM

The BOM for the NHMQG has been a huge success. Marie finished up the year with the Modern Star and Pinwheel Block. I personally saw her working on this block at a sew-in and am very relieved that she gave us multiple ways to complete this! Check out the link below for templates to complete this block.

Nancy has been very busy catching up on some of the BOM's.

*It is never to late to work on these. Just click on the BOM tab and you will find all of our tutorials to date. Let's see how everyone puts these together!!

Monday, November 23, 2015

Last of the 1/2 Square Triangles

Trish has given out he last 2 handouts for the 1/2 square triangles. These are just a few of them she has done.

Susie completed 5 of them from last month. 

Chelsea decided not to do all 72 of them and this is her completed project. Nice job Chelsea!

* It is never to late to jump in on this project. Just click on the Quilt-along tab you can go at your own pace. 

Saturday, November 14, 2015

Yankee Swap 2015

Join our 2nd Annual Yankee Swap!

The guild is planning another Yankee Swap for the Christmas meeting on December 15th.  Here is what you need to know ...

ITEMS: fabric related.  So that means, modern fabric in any size cut, or and item made from fabric.

COST: about $15


Here are some other ideas with free tutorials! 

We all hope you join in the fun! 

Thursday, November 12, 2015

Meeting Reminder

Next NHMQG meeting is Nov. 17
All meetings are held at the First Baptist church in Nashua
121 Manchester St

Raffle items for the night are as follows...

Bundle of 4 - 1/2 yards Abacus by Alison Glass

Ultimate 3 in 1 Color Tool


*Mystery Bag Free drawing!*

Important Reminder**

Membership dues are due! If you are paid up by November 17th, (Tues. nights meeting) your name will be put in a drawing for a $25.00 gift card to Quilted Threads in Henniker, NH. So make sure you get your payment in!

Monday, November 2, 2015

Successful Fall Retreat

The first day crew arrived on Thurs. and got everyone all settled in. 

The sewing began and this was the first quilt top completed. Way to go Betsy!

The rest of the board members arrived and intense sewing began!

Many Project were made...

First retreat, Nicely done. 

Baby quilt with no name

A little pattern testing going on.

First time I ever saw someone make a jacket in a day!

Carol Anne showing us her new shirt she made!


This is just a fraction of her quilt!

New pattern for one of our members

Mass production going on here!

Another quilt top

The dreaded half square triangles :)

Cute baby quilt

Catch all caddy

This is just some of the many projects created. Check back for Novembers show 'n tell to see the rest.

We had a little fun on Sat. night with some Left, Right, Center being played. 

And you will never guess who won? and not just once!

I have been on many retreats and this one was one of my favorites. The company was great, the food was delicious, and the scenery was absolutely fabulous!

A special Thanks go out to Trish for making this happen!

** A special note- 
We have been invited by SVQG to an event on Thursday November 19, 7:00 and Friday November 20, 9:30. 
Teri Sontra from Purple Moose Design will present a trunk show entitled "gadgets, gizmos & tidbits". This event will be at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Amherst, and will be open to the public free of charge.