Saturday, February 18, 2017

December 2016 Show & Tell

Welcome to our belated December meeting recap, complete with Show & Tell and party pictures! We had a great time at our December meeting and holiday party. 

There were games, gifts, treats and of course our monthly show & tell!

Our quilt for Bridges January gala just needs to be bound!

Marie shared her Michael Miller Challenge quilt and two Lost In The Big Woods quilts.

Carolyn shared her finished Icy Waters quilt!

Jesse made this quilt as a present for her sons girlfriend. 

Janice used the leftovers from a tree skirt she made for her daughter to make this also for her daughter

Ann is leaving us for Minnesota, but she shared this tulip quilt at her last meeting with NHMQG!

Sue used all flannels for a quilt for her brother and Monkey Business also for her brother. 

The skulls are for her daughter 

Eileen has been working on this African Wax quilt for 6 years and she finished and it came out great!

Annick travel challenge used clothes labels to show where they came from. 

Renee made this ceramics for her mom with quilt blocks on it when she was in high school and found it when she was cleaning recently!

Carolanne made two Christmas quilts with the Twister tool and used a vintage dress pattern to make a dress for Christmas Eve.

Mary Jean made this quilt using Tinsel from Cotton + Steel.

Michelle used PG&J and grunge for this modern quilt.

Patty worked on this Rifle Paper Co quilt at our Fall Retreat 

Kim made this quilt for her niece with the same fabrics she made her a baby quilt with!
Her second show was for her sons teacher. 

We had another garment share this month from Nancy Tatro with her wonderful pants!
She also shared a quilt made with manor House Jelly Rolls.

Betty used a jelly roll with added black for this quilt.

Betty also shared this Sassquash that she made for her daughter. 

Amy Garro gave Chelsea some fabric when she visited us for a paper piecing class last summer and she used it to make this lovely quilt!

We pulled the winner of our WIPs contest and we had 46 finished projects! This program was a great way to get our members motivated to finish their projects in 2016.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

February Meeting Reminder

Since we had to cancel our January meeting due to snow, our first meeting of 2017 will take place on Tuesday the 21st!

Our new board has a lot of exciting news to share and fun activities are planned.

Yard Sale: We've had a whole month longer to clean out our sewing rooms and stashes and more importantly to identify whats missing! 

As a reminder, all proceeds will benefit  programming in 2017 and anything left at the end of the evening will be donated to the NH Women's Correctional Facility.

We will be accepting quilting cottons and flannels of any type (it doesn't have to be "modern") and scraps 2 1/2" or bigger packaged in plastic bags.  These will be selling for 50 cents an ounce; magazines no older than five years and with all pages intact and patterns will sell for $1; quilting and general sewing books are priced at $3 each.  If you have extra notions, (rulers, cutters, mats, hoops, needles etc.) please price these yourself.  And Tuesday will be a great opportunity to recycle any projects you've lost interest in (otherwise known as UFO's!)  These will be sold on a name your donation basis.  Please bring a bag to take your purchase home in!  We will be accepting cash and checks for yard sale purchases!

Heather Jones: Don't want to pay for the Heather Jones workshop via PayPal? Bring your check or cash to the meeting and talk to Alison. If you do want to sign-up online here is the link!

Giveaways & Raffles: Our giveaway item will be Yoshiko Jinzenji's Modern Sampler Quilt pattern. We will also have two raffles!

* Raffle #1: Three half-yards of Yours Truly by Kimberly Kight for Cotton + Steel
* Raffle #2: Three half-yards of Flower Shop by Alexia Abegg for Cotton + Steel

What's coming next?
Here's a hint:  It's called The Pixie Basket Swap!  You'll have the opportunity to meet a member you might not know very well, do a little bit of creative sewing and shopping and give and get a gift!  Here's a link to the Pixie Basket tutorial. Michelle and Nancy will show off their Baskets Tuesday night!

We'll see you Tuesday at the First Baptist Church!

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Upcoming Modern Quilting Events

Heather Jones at Quilted Threads with NHMQG:
NHMQG is excited to offer you the opportunity to spend a full day with Heather Jones, author, designer, and award-winning quilter. In this workshop Heather will teach you how to create improvisationally pieced pineapple blocks. You can register for this workshop on our events page.
Heather Jones at Gather Here with Cambridge MQG:
Can’t make it to our Heather Jones workshop? The Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild is hosting her the following day, April 23rd! Bring your inspiration to life as you create a one of a kind unique quilt pattern. This is a no-sew workshop. You can sign up here.

Jen Bailey in West Newbury with Seacoast MQG:
The Seacoast Modern Quilt Guild is hosting 2 days of workshops with Jen Carlton Bailey on Sept. 9th and 10th.  The Sat. workshop is Sew all the  Curves Plus Design and the Sunday workshop is the Scandinavian Sampler. All the details can be found here.

Libs Elliott at Nido Fabric with Vermont MQG:
The Vermont Modern Quilt Guild is hosting Modern Quilter Libs Elliott on April 1st to teach about the Y-seam piecing method using hex, half-hex and equilateral triangle pieces. You can sign up for the workshop here.

Happy Quilting!