Saturday, January 30, 2016

June Events with Amy Garro

We are thrilled to announce that we will be hosting quilter and teacher Amy Garro for a weekend in June. Amy blogs about her creative journey at 13 Spools and released her first book last year: Paper Pieced Modern.

On Saturday, June 11, Amy will be conducting an intermediate-level paper-piecing workshop at Quilted Threads in Henniker, NH. This all-day class will focus on sewing Icy Waters, the quilt design featured on the cover of Paper Pieced Modern. Cost for the event for members is $100/person and includes lunch. (Participants are also required to own a copy of Paper Pieced Modern. We will be placing an order for books in the spring.) You can sign up for this event at the February guild meeting.

Then join us on Sunday, June 12, for an afternoon trunk show with Amy at Messiah Lutheran Church in Amherst, NH. Participants will be encouraged to view Amy's designs up close at this event that will feature 15 of her amazing quilts. Admission for this event for NHMQG members is free. Admission for the public is $5/person.

We hope you'll join us for these events. Amy's signature designs and free-motion quilting are exceptional. The weekend is sure to be both educational and inspiring!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Things to Click On ...

  • Interested in doing a Block of the Month? Stichery Dickory Dock is hosting a her Sugar Block Club this year for FREE. Head over to her page to sign up for a once a month email about the block. 

  • Amy Garro is our next workshop! To find out more about Amy, she blogs at 13 Spools and wrote the book Paper Pieced Modern. She just opened an online course called the Tribal Block Club for $39, if you like Amy's work but not a fan of paper piecing this club is a great alternative. 

  • Having stash issues?  A Quarter Inch from the Edge has declared 2016 "The Year of the Stash" head over to her blog to find out her easy steps to write a manifesto and reclaim your stash! 

  • Berry Barn Designs is once again hosting her 4x7 Challenge for the month of February.  Sarah encourages you to set a daily goal to work on daily for the month. It's nice to set aside time and energy for something you want to complete. Not a bad idea. 

  • Need to find some great 6 inch squares for a project or part of our next charity quilt.  Head to 100 Blocks in 50 Days by Janome.

Thursday, January 14, 2016

January Meeting Reminder

Our first meeting of 2016 will take place on Tuesday the 19th!

Our new board members have some great ideas for the group that they will be sharing.
If you didn't pay your dues for 2016 yet now is the time.

Everyone should really bring their check books to this meeting anyway because it's time to book our spring retreat!

Our spring retreat is April 14-17 and will be at the Franciscan Guest House in Kennebunkport, ME. You can stay for 2 or 3 nights and single or double rooms are available. Pricing is:

Single Room:
3 nights - $310
2 nights - $210

Double Room:
3 nights - $210
2 nights - $145

The retreat costs includes your room, breakfast each day and a 6 foot long table for sewing.

In December we passed out fabric to make blocks as part of the Janome Challenge. If you made blocks please bring them in January. If you are going to get started on your blocks this weekend, here is the post thatoutlines that challenge!

We have some great raffle items for January so don't forget your cash ladies! Items to be raffled are...

Blueberry Park by Karen Lewis was so popular at our Yankee Swap that we had to get some for our raffle.

Another coveted swap item was some Tula Pink fabric so we decided to raffle off her coloring book as well!

The last lovely item for this raffle is a classic charm pack!