Saturday, November 11, 2017

November 2017 Meeting Reminder

Our November meeting will take place on Tuesday November 14th at 7pm!!

Charity: Thank you to everyone who picked up a packet for our Quilt Con challenge quilt. Please give your finished blocks to Ellen D. at the meeting on Tuesday. Carolanne will be starting to piece them on Sunday at the bee!

Sewing Bee: Our next sewing bee is Sunday the 19th. If you would like to attend please let Ellen know. Ellen will also be collecting sign-ups for the 2018 bees at our meeting on Tuesday night.

2018 Volunteer Positions: We are still seeking people to serve the guild as a VP of meeting programming, hospitality chair, and charity co-chair. Please refer to the attached list of position descriptions and consider helping the guild. We won't be able to sustain our level of activity in 2018 without volunteers!

Trunk Show With Amy Friend: Amy Friend will be joining us at our November meeting for a trunk show! In addition to the trunk show Amy will be bringing patterns, books, thread and fabric to vend. She accepts check, cash and cards.

December Holiday Party: We'll be having our annual holiday party at the December 12th meeting. To participate in the gift swap, please bring a quilting-related gift. It could be fabric, notions, or a handmade gift, but it must be modern and cost about $15 to $20. For some ideas, read Guests are welcome and encouraged to bring a gift for the swap!

Giveaways and Raffles: Our giveaway item this month is a handy LED sewing light.
* Raffle #1: Six fat quarters and a pattern, donated by and designed by our guest Amy Friend!

* Raffle #2: A 1 yard cut from Nomad by Jen Fox for P&B Textiles and coordinating solids (one yard and two half-yards)

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

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Registration Open for the 2018 Sewing Bees

The NHMQG sewing bees are continuing in 2018!

These daylong events are held at the Peabody Mill Environmental Center (PMEC), located at the end of Brook Road in Amherst, NH. They are a great opportunity to catch up on sewing projects, prep for retreats, and spend time with your guild mates.

The bees will be on the third Sunday of alternating months:
  • January 21, 2018
  • March 18, 2018
  • May 20, 2018
  • July 15, 2018
  • September 16, 2018
  • November 18, 2018
To cover the cost, we need to have at least 10 people willing to commit to the six sessions. This will require an upfront payment of $60 for the year. If we are able to sign up more than 10, then the costs will decrease for everyone. The PMEC can hold a maximum of 17 people, so hopefully, there will be a few slots available for people who cannot commit to the full year to join us for an individual session.

Guild members hard at work at a past bee

To sign up for the 2018 sewing bees, contact Ellen at edutile (at) comcast (dot) net. The $60 payment is due at the November 14th meeting. There will be a signup sheet at that meeting as well.

If you would like to check out the sewing bee setup, you are welcome to drop by our next bee on November 19th and have a look.

We are looking forward to another great year of sewing bees!