Sunday, February 18, 2018

December 2017 Show and Tell

We had a great time at our December meeting with our annual Yankee Swap and holiday party. We still had show and tell and our members brought some great projects to share!

This was Nancy's last meeting with us before she moved to Texas! She used fabric from a fabric swap we held a few years ago to make this stunning quilt.


Ophelia made these quilts for the sons of her friend who passed away.

 Michelle brought this quilt made of hexagons. Great work!


Michelle also brought these two tree quilts. One is for her family and one was a Christmas gift.

Marie made these 4 and 9 patch quilted baskets. Super cute!

Betsy made this quilt for her sister in law from Alison Glass fabrics.



Alison made these Elizabeth Hartman patterns cushion covers for her twin daughters.

Speaking of Elizabeth Hartman! Eileen made this Fancy Foxes II quilt for her baby niece.

 Eileen also showed this quilt in December. It was the third quilt she ever made and she recently got it back from Lisa. 

Happy Quilting everyone!

Friday, February 16, 2018

February 2018 Meeting Reminder

Our February meeting will take place on Tuesday February 20th at 7pm!!

Doors open at 6:30 if you would like to come early for some pre-meeting sew-cializing!

Yard Sale: At our meeting we'll be hosting our second annual yard saleAll proceeds will be donated to the Guild to benefit Programs! You can get rid of your quilting cottons and flannel yardage, scraps of material in ziploc bags, (consider making themed bags-colors, styles of fabric, etc.), magazines that are five years old or newer, quilting and general sewing books, patterns and notions.  We ask that you price the notions yourself, the cashiers will price out everything else at checkout.

Spring Retreat: Registration for Spring Retreat is now open. You can register online here or pay by check at the February meeting. After the March meeting we will review room bookings; if rooms are available members will have the opportunity to invite non-member guests. If you are interested in inviting a non-member guest please let Alison know.

Giveaways and Raffles: Our giveaway item this month is an adorable sewing basket that comes with two patterns. 


* Raffle #1: Will be the new book, Modern Quilts: Designs of the new Century. This book was recently published by C&T Publishing and is a collection of quilts that were curated by the Modern Quilt Guild.
* Raffle #2: Four Fat Quarters and the Sea Star quilt pattern that was generously donated to our guild by Meadow Mist Designs. 

Upcoming Programming: We are planning an evening of binding for March so if you have a special trick or method that you'd like to share with the group please let Carolanne know.

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

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Spring 2018 Rretreat

It's time to sign up for our spring retreat!

Retreat Details:
May 3-6, 2018
Franciscan Guest House
Kennebunk, Maine

You can reserve a single or a double room for 2 or 3 nights. The prices are ...

Single Room:
3 nights - $340
2 nights - $235

Double Room:
3 nights - $225
2 nights - $155
 
You can pay for the retreat by check or credit card.

To pay by check, make your check out to "NHMQG" and send it to our PO Box or bring it to our February meeting.

Our PO Box information is:
NHMQG
PO Box 204
Amherst, NH 03031

To pay by credit card, go to http://www.nhmqg.org/p/events-meetings.html and click on the PayPal button. If you plan to reserve a double room, please include your roommate's name.

We are hoping to open up this retreat to friends of members, but the Franciscan has not gotten back to us with how many additional rooms are available. Stay tuned for additional information if you have a friend who would be interested in joining us! 
 

Friday, January 19, 2018

2018 Yard Sale

It's a New Year!  Is one of your resolutions to clean out your sewing room?  You are so lucky, because the NHMQG is having our second annual Yard Sale at our February meeting!!  All proceeds will be donated to the Guild to benefit Programs!



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.  All fabric 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.  

The yard sale 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!

We welcome non-members to join us as well. This is a great opportunity to get fabric and notions for a great price!

Sunday, January 14, 2018

January 2018 Meeting Reminder

Our January meeting will take place on Tuesday January 16th at 7pm!!

Doors open at 6:30 if you would like to come early for some pre-meeting sew-cializing!

Spring Retreat: Registration for Spring Retreat will be opening in early February. Stay tuned for additional details!

February Yard Sale: At our February meeting on the 20th we'll be hosting our second annual yard sale! All proceeds will be donated to the Guild to benefit Programs! You can get rid of your quilting cottons and flannel yardage, scraps of material in ziploc bags, (consider making themed bags-colors, styles of fabric, etc.), magazines that are five years old or newer, quilting and general sewing books, patterns and notions.  We ask that you price the notions yourself, the cashiers will price out everything else at checkout.

Sewing Bee: Would you like to sign up for the 2018 sewing bees? Please see Ellen on Tuesday night! The first bee of 2018 will take place on January 21st.

Membership: If you still need to renew your membership you can renew online here, or in person with cash or a check.

Giveaways and Raffles: Our giveaway item this month is the Boho Designs Coloring Book by Valori Wells who designs fabric for Robert Kaufman. Get inspired with 18 fantastical designs that you can color or draw or paint all day! 

* Raffle #1: The Muffin Tops Quilt Pattern and 12” Clammy Ruler, generously donated by Latifah Saafir! The Muffin Tops Quilt is a great pattern for perfecting curved piecing. It is built with 12″ blocks and goes together quicker than you’d think! This pattern is designed to be used with the 12" Clammy Ruler.

* Raffle #2: 3 half yards of beautiful fabric with golden tones from PB&J Textiles.

Membership Survey:  Our programming on Tuesday night will be breaking into small groups and conducting a survey. The survey will be made available online as well for those who can not attend on Tuesday night. Please come prepared with ideas that you think would make our guild better!

Upcoming Programming: If you have an idea for a monthly program please let our programming committee know. Our monthly programming will be committee based this year!

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