Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Recap of December 2020 Meeting - Curves and Yvonne Fuchs (Quilting Jetgirl)


 Sesen, by Yvonne Fuchs

We had a well attended December Zoom meeting.  The main part of our program was a video by Yvonne Fuchs on "Curved Piecing: Beyond the Drunkard's Path."    NOTE that the video is within the members only part of the MQG website -- all NHMQG members are also members of MQG, so if you haven't developed an account you should be able to sign in and view this and other videos (there is a huge amount of material on the website).  Yvonne's Resource List is also available on the MQG website.  Above is a picture of Sesen, one of Yvonne's newest quilts with curves.  See also Yvonne's page of quilt patterns available for sale.

We had a very spirited raffle this month for three items won by Karen A., Susan H., and Marie J.! Thanks to all who participated.


Wednesday, December 9, 2020

December 2020 Meeting and Raffle

Our December meeting is next Tuesday, December 15, at 7 pm via Zoom.  We have an interesting program planned with Yvonne Fuchs (Quilting Jetgirl) via a video she has recorded. 

Don't forget to sign up for your 2021 NHMQG membership -- Paypal button is below for your convenience.


Raffle items are also now available via the Paypal button below.  Pictures of each item are below.  You do not need to attend the meeting to win!  Good luck to everyone.

The raffle is closed!

Raffle #1 Confetti Quilt Kit by Annabel Wrigley

Raffle #2 Liberty of London Summer Flower Show - 15 Fat Quarters

Raffle #3 Alison Glass WonderFil perle cotton thread box - Sun Colorway

Thursday, December 3, 2020

Lucy Boston EPP and Gemology

 During the summer and fall, guild members participated in two sew alongs to build skills: Lucy Boston (English Paper Piecing - EPP) and Gemology (Paper Piecing).  We had frequent get togethers via Zoom to discuss the process and show each other our progress.  Below are some examples of members products.

The Lucy Boston blocks are a fun challenge in terms of fussy cutting to create interesting designs and color interaction.  They are also nice because one can do the hand-sewing just about anywhere!

Robin made this colorful table mat out of her Lucy Boston blocks.

Karen's Lucy Boston blocks focused on blue and green fabrics and she was very prolific!

Next are RenĂ©'s multicolored Lucy Boston blocks.

Gail's Lucy Boston squares show how different the blocks can look!

Patty did both the Lucy Boston and Gemology sew-alongs.

And, here are Ophelia's gems!

Thursday, November 12, 2020

November Meeting and Raffle

Our next meeting is Tuesday, November 17 at 7 pm.  We are very pleased to announce that Jen Kingwell will be our guest speaker.  You can learn more about Jen here.  If you have done, or have in progress, a Jen Kingwell design, it would be great to have that on display during our meeting.

We also have an outstanding set of 3 fabric collections to raffle for this meeting.  You are welcome to participate even if you are unable to attend the meeting.  The three raffle collections are shown below the Paypal button -- good luck to everyone!  Remember that on the Paypal checkout you can increase the units purchased, and also use the button to return to the menu on this website.

The raffle is closed.  

Raffle #1 SOLSTICE by Sally Kelly - 28 Fat Quarters

Raffle #2 ENTWINE by Guicy Guice - 24 Fat Quarters

Raffle #3 Candlelight Wovens by Ruby Star Society - 4 One Yard Cuts

Friday, October 23, 2020

October 3 Give and Take Workshop

On Saturday October 3, 16 of us had a grand time doing a virtual workshop with Tara Faughnan learning how to build a Give and Take improv based quilt top.  As the photos below show, there was an enormous diversity of results, and we had fun learning the technique.  Tara did a great job checking around with everyone and making the workshop successful.

Eileen's work in progress.  This shows how the quilt top is built from columns of various colors of fabric sewn together which can be set up to create concentrations of various colors interspersed with sashing (black in this case).  The columns are different width's which Eileen's post-it notes at the top are identifying.  Once happy with the arrangement, you then sew the strips together, and make adjustments as you go.

Here is Lori's top, also in progress using blue and green batiks and a light colored sashing.

Pat's top has a definite seasonal flair!

Julie's quilt top is finished, and also uses batiks and a grey sashing.

Mary Lou top is complete, with a focus on pinks, purples and red with a black sashing.

Ashley's top used a light sashing and she worked some triangles into her columns.  She took her leftover fabric and made an improv log cabin, which also looks great.

Gail's top is complete and shows how the sashing can help the eye move around the quilt and the impact of subtle changes in color.

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

October Meeting and Raffle


Our next meeting will be happening on next Tuesday, October 20 at 7 pm.

Chelsea H. will do a presentation on how to do quilt labels.

We have two raffles this month!  These Conservatory collections are half-yard cuts and very colorful!  And, they are recent arrivals at shops in August and September.

                #1 Conservatory Chapter 4:  Courtney Cerruti's Flower Market - 6 Half Yard Cuts

                                           Anna Maria Horner's Folk Flower Quilt Pattern

            #2 Conservatory Chapter 4:  Anna Maria Horner's Triple Take - 10 Half Yard Cuts

Purchase your raffle tickets below via Paypal.  Remember that you can buy more than one set of tickets when you are at the Paypal site, and you can also return to shop to buy tickets for a second collection!

Good luck to everyone!

The raffle is closed.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

September 2020 Meeting and Raffle

We have a very exciting meeting planned for our meeting on September 15!

Maritza Soto of  will be presenting via Zoom a discussion of "Color Interplay" discussing how color value can be used in your work to create depth, movement, and "pop"!   For more on Maritza's work, see her website at sotosewn.com.  Maritza lives in Cambridge MA, and teaches quilting and patchwork at Gather Here.

We also have a terrific raffle planned for this month focused on new releases from Alison Glass!

Raffle # 1 Kaleidoscope Stripes by Alison Glass - 10 Fat Quarters

Raffle # 2 Kaleidoscope Plaids by Alison Glass - 10 Fat Quarters

And for our Raffle #3 ...

Alison Glass Observatory, her sixth Handcrafted Collection 14 fat quarters

We again will be offering Raffle tickets for each of the three items  (6 for $5 dollar units).  If you want to buy more tickets for an item, on the Paypal check out change your quantity.  When buying tickets for more than one item, on the Paypal check-out select "Keep Shopping" and it will return you to the blog Paypal buttons. Note that you do not have to attend the meeting to participate!

The raffle is closed - good luck to everyone who purchased tickets.

Wednesday, August 12, 2020

August Meeting and Raffle

 The August Raffle has 3 really great prizes!!

Everything you need to make Curvelets is in this box!  Teeny tiny curvlets are fun, addictive and can go anywhere.  You can make these on your porch, at the beach, in a hammock...anywhere!  Get together with your friends for a chat and make curvelets!

At our August meeting, Betsy will be showing us the curvelets she has made.

And we will share a MQG video by Jen Carlton Bailey on how to make Curvelets.

Raffle #2  Anna Maria Horner Hindsight - 3 Prints One Yard Cuts

Raffle #3  Anna Maria Horner Hindsight - 3 Prints One Yard Cuts

NEW THIS MONTH -- You can buy raffle tickets for specific prizes! 

Remember that you can participate in the Raffle even if you cannot attend the meeting!    Winners will receive their prizes either by picking up from a Board member or in some cases the prize will be mailed.  

NOTE --  (1) you can increase your purchase if you want when you are in the Paypal payment app.
                (2) if you want to buy tickets for more than one item, when you are in the Paypal app hit                         "keep shopping" and it will bring you back to this page, and you can select another item. 

The raffle is closed!  Thanks to everyone who purchased tickets.


Wednesday, July 15, 2020

July 2020 Meeting and Raffle

Our July meeting will be via Zoom at 7:00 pm on Tuesday, July 21.  If you are not a member, but would like to join us as guest, please contact us at nhmodernquilt@gmail.com and we will provide the Zoom meeting information.   

We will have a guest speaker, Andrea Tsang Jackson of 3rd Story Workshop will be presenting The Here and Elsewhere Bee.The Here and Elsewhere Bee compiles nearly 1,200 immigration stories and assembles them into a 10’ x 10’ quilt. Andrea Tsang Jackson was the 2017 Artist-in-Residence at the Canadian Museum of Immigration at Pier 21 and worked for several months collecting small quilt blocks made by visitors on site. The Here & Elsewhere Bee was awarded 1st Place in the Group or Bee Quilt category at the Modern Quilt Guild’s QuiltCon in February 2018.  

Our raffle this month will have three items.  Note that you do not have to attend the meeting to participate in the Raffle!!  If you are a winner, we will contact you.

#1 Tula Pink True Colors Fat Quarter Bundle - 42 fat quarters!
This collection was just released!

#2 Heather Ross 20th Anniversary Wildflowers in Pink Fabric 
     6 yard cut for a Backing!

#3 Uppercase Magazine Issues 36 and 41
The Here and Elsewhere Quilt is featured in Issue 36.

The raffle is now closed! 

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Guild Atmosphere Sew-Along!

As a project for the COVID quarantine, members of the guild decided to complete the Atmosphere pattern Quilt Sew-Along, led by the pattern designer, Lee Heinrich.  Our group met regularly by Zoom to share progress and creative choices.  The results are below (if I missed someone, please send your photo to me and I will get it added!).  As you can see there are many different but equally beautiful interpretations.

Allison (from across the pond!)







Mary Jean