Thursday, September 24, 2015

Finished Margurite's Charity Quilt


Marguerite's Charity Quilt

** Jessie kindly volunteered to quilt the top of this charity quilt. 

** Off it goes to be bound by Ellen.

** Thank you everyone who helped in someway to put this quilt together!!

** And drum roll please.... the finished quilt


** Unbeknownst to the charity committee the theme for the Marguerite's event is "Fire and Ice".  How fitting!!

**  I guess we"ll call it "Fire and Ice"


Details for this event...
FIRE & ICE:

A Hot Night for a Cool Causepress release logo

Save the date now for Fire & Ice, our   annual fall fundraiser on Friday, October 16, 2015  at the Crowne Plaza in Nashua. The excitement begins at 6 pm.

A sizzling night to benefit a very cool cause. Whether you sip a three-alarm chili martini or enjoy a flaming dessert, the menu for this fabulous evening promises to take your palate on an adventure with a variety of foods that range from spicy to icy!
Tickets for this special night out are just $100 per person and may be purchased by calling 603.598.1582 or emailing info@margueritesplace.org.

** Help us support this organization


Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Marguerite's Place Charity Quilt


**The NHMQG has been busy making charity quilts for several organizations. The charity coordinators put together a sew-in at Quilting A Way in Amherst. Bette was gracious enough to let us use her shop to put the top together. Thank you Bette! 

**Here are some of the members putting it together - (or maybe just posing:)


Lisa, Beth and Chelsea


Trish and Sandi


Betsy and Caroline


Trudi, Trish, and Sandi


Marie


Susie and Annick


René, Annick and Nancy









Friday, September 18, 2015

New location = fun time!

The NHMQG has a new location. We celebrated with an ice cream social and lots of show and tell.  

* Bridges blocks were turned in -

"Design source: Kickin' Stash by EvaPaige Quilt Designs"

Now to put it all together, I wonder what color the missing one will be??

* We are in need of new members for the board and charity committees. The current board has held their positions for 2 years and would like to step down to allow for new talent. If anyone is interested in any of the positions please feel free to contact anyone of them. 


* Show and Tell for the night was spectacular...



Mary Jean made this cute canvas tote by prettyhandygirl.com


René made this modern star quilt using the quilt pattern  "Superstar" by Vanessa Christenson



Alexandra used cute monkey fabric to make this modern baby quilt


Beth created this cute baby quilt for a co-worker




Chelsea desinged this "Picnic Pinwheels" pattern and made not 1 but 2 quilts!


She also made this flannel lined triangle quilt


Trudi's migrating geese quilt using Kaffe Fasset fabrics


Linda used modern and traditional fabric to make this cute bag 


And this Judy Niemeyer wall hanging quilt


Welcome new member Debbie
She made a Fall table runner and with the left over scraps another runner




Susie used 1 1/2" strips to create this baby quilt


Sandi made this lunch tote


Christine finished a "Sew Together Bag"



And a "Golden Harvest Quilt"


Simone made this large lopsided "Log Cabin" quilt


Nancy's "Coca Cola Quilt"


Carolanne made this awesome sweater using knit panels


Patty used the stitch and flip method to make this baby quilt












Wednesday, September 16, 2015

Quilt Along

Betsy was the only one to complete any quilt alongs for the month. Here's her "Patchwork City"...

http://www.nhmqg.org/p/quilt-along.html

Nicely done Betsy!















Sunday, September 13, 2015

Shop Hopping

The NHMQG is planning a shop hop for this Saturday September 19th!  Teams have been picked and strategies are in the beginning stages. The fun has already started. If  you missed any of the details here is the run down.

THE DETAILS ... 

The Shops:
1. Gather Here
2. Grey's Fabric
3. Button Box
4. Quilters Way

Roles:
- DRIVER: you're in charge of driving the crew to all the destinations
- NAVIGATOR: you're in charge of getting everyone to the destination safely
- #TECHIE: you're in charge of finding food stops, pictures, and social media posting
- SCORE KEEPER: you're in charge of keeping tallying people items

Start Point: Kohl's parking lot off Exit 6 in Nashua at 8:15 a.m.

End Point: Patty's House at 6 p.m. in Nashua (Bonus points to those who arrive on time!). We will be serving beverages and pizza as we find the final scores!

The Score: The Score Keeper is in charge of keeping track of how many of each item each on the scavenger hunt list each team has purchased.  There will be a random multiplier applied at the end, so the final score for each item is undetermined.

Prizes.....

Saturday, September 12, 2015

Bridges Charity Quilt Progress

Woot! Woot!
The Charity Committee has chosen "Kicken' Stash" by Eva Paige, as their patten for the Bridges Charity quilt.

"Design source: Kickin' Stash by EvaPaige Quilt Designs"

They have been busy cutting the many different cotton couture colors donated by Michael Miller.




Individual packets where given out to members in the guild for those that wanted to sew a block together. I received gray tones. 


Aren't they nice? I can't wait to see all the finished blocks!






Thursday, September 10, 2015

September Meeting: NEW LOCATION

This meeting will be held at our new location the First Baptist Church 121 Manchester St. Nashua, New Hampshire.  We are excited about our new larger space.  


PLANS ...
  • Teams for Shop Hop
  • Ice Cream Social with A LOT of toppings! 
  • Block of the Month
  • Next Month for Quilt Along
Raffle...

Fabric: 2 yards of Tula Pinks new line Eden (just released Sept. 1st)


Book: Stitch Magazine: Fall 2015






















Pattern: Sail Away by Fig Tree & Company
















BRING ....

Your show n' tells, quilt alongs, and anything else to share. 

*** Your Bridges Charity quilt blocks.

*** Please consider quilting the Marguerites Place quilt - We need a volunteer!

This should be a fun meeting, we hope to see you there! 

Sunday, September 6, 2015

MQG Charity Blocks

Way to go NHMQG...... These blocks look awesome






.... Not much for scraps left over. I guess they'll just add it to their made fabric!

.... The Charity Coordinators have a job to do now. Can't wait to see what they put together.