Monday, January 20, 2020

Spring 2020 Retreat

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

WhereFranciscan Guest House, 26 Beach Ave., Kennebunk, ME
When: Thursday, April 30 thru Sunday, May 3, 2020.
Attendees may opt for a 3-night stay (Thursday thru Sunday), or a 2-night stay (Friday thru Sunday).
Fees: included are:
- overnight accommodations,
- group sewing space (details of the sewing room layout will be provided at a later date),
buffet breakfast each morning (Friday thru Sunday),
Guild-provided dinner Saturday night.

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

Single Room:
3 nights - $352
2 nights - $243

Double Room:
3 nights - $238
2 nights - $167

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 the January or February meeting.

Our PO Box information is:

PO Box 204
Amherst, NH 03031

To pay by credit card, click the PayPal button below using the drop down menu to pick the room type and number of nights you prefer! If you plan to reserve a double room, please include your roommate's name. Double room prices are shown at the per person rate.

Room Types
Name Of Roommate

Sunday, January 19, 2020

January 21, 2020 Meeting Reminder

Yes, it is that time again! 

Folks can gather at Liquid Therapy for pre-meeting cheer and snacks, starting at 5:30 pm and wrapping up when folks want to get to the meeting at the First Baptist Church which will begin at 7 pm.

As a reminder, Liquid Therapy is located at 14 Court Street, Nashua, across from the city's library.

Our agenda is going to include:

  • Business and upcoming activities from your new Board. 
  • Pouches exchanged via a Yankee Swap -- this was supposed to happen at the December meeting but the weather forced a cancellation.
  • Some other fun and games.
  • Show & Tell
Raffle items will include the below items!

Look forward to seeing everyone!

Saturday, January 4, 2020

November 2019 Show & Tell

November was a very jam-packed show and tell.  Members have been busy with presents and charity quilts. Lots of exciting and interesting work!

Sarah showed a scrap challenge quilt, made with freehand clamshell quilting.  Very pretty.  Back of quilt follows.

Laurie made this a long time ago a sampler of various techniques and designers.  Lots of fun.  Backing below with yardsale fabric. 

Leslie showed us several quilts.  First one is wall hanging to go over husband's couch with sailing motif fabric.
Jungle Fever pattern by Karen Montgomery.

Leslie's second quilt will go on husband's couch, quilted by Ophelia with circles. Fabric is in Essex linen. 

Robin showed the finish of the tie-dye diamonds quilt.  Came out great.

Robin also made a small blue quilt for herself.  Colors are gorgeous! Also a quilt as you go type of project.

Robin's third show is a baby quilt, which is cute!

Robin's last was keyed off of a square that she then puffed up the birds through the batting, and quilted.  

Robin's last item is this holiday snowman table runner that was created with the help of her grandkids.

Pat finished grandson's baby quilt - a bit late as baby was born in April.

This is another baby quilt made for the older brother that just got given to him!

Gail showed off a pouch with Boro sashiko stitching, inspired by Making magazine. Fabric Moda wovens.

Gail also showed her improv quilt top inspired by Nicholas's Ball new book Inspiring Improv with 4 patch that is wonky and put in some Essex linen sparkle fabric.

René was very productive.  Her first quilt using charm packs and some of her older fabric. Lovely!

René had a goal to do 12 charity quilts -- this has been around for a long time (2003).  She used to do a lot of hand pieced, with set up for hand quilting.  Civil war era type of fabric, and quilted herself.

René's third quilt charm pack on point for a grand kid and really likes the result.

René's quilt is a start at retreat and quilted by Ophelia. 

René finished her Amy Garro Icy Waters paper-pieced quilt, that is the cover page of Amy's book Paper Pieced Modern. Used a multicolored binding colors.  Several years ago the NHMQG had a workshop with her.  

A member finished this quilt which the group adored although she was not as in love with it! Back below.

Suzie won this pattern at retreat and sewed it up!  Beautiful colors with confetti fabric!

Suzie showed front and back of a mini-quilt with very cute fabric on both sides.

Suzie's next show is a really cute dinosaur quilt!

Suzie  showed us this cheerful charm pack quilt.

Suzie showed her finish of the Science Fair pattern by Jaybird.  Love the reds!

Ophelia confessed to her fabric addiction.  She showed a quilt in a pattern called Flutter by Planted Seed Designs, which was pretty simple, but allowed her to do more complex quilting as shown on back using custom digital design.

Ophelia completed this dramatic extra large version of a traditional block.

Ophelia showed this sampler quilt in all red with the backing in similar fabrics.

Ophelia made this up with Tula Pink fabric, and backing is really fun with the bananas!

Patty made these beautiful blocks using ombre fabric.  Ophelia quilted it for her.

Patty presented her Zen Chic paper-pieced Octo pattern with varying unique light value grey background. Very dramatic. Nice pieced backing as well.

Patty made this quilt with the Vintage Lace pattern by Brittany Lloyd for her mother.  Very beautiful with flowery blue backing fabric.  Six different blue solids are used in the quilt.

Carol showed us her table topper.  Very pretty with bright colors and cute backing!

Karen showed us this finish of a fabulous Elizabeth Hartman pattern, Delightful Desert .  A lot of work and beautiful!

Karen's next show is the quickest finish where she used an Accu-Quilt cutter to set up the pieces. Quilt is for her grandson. She used the  Hunter Star pattern, with hunter green binding.  Backing is from the one and only Marden's and has stars in it. 

Ashley showed us a quilt made many moons ago, which will be on the wall above her sewing machine.

Ashley quilted this one herself, using Angela Walters guidance. Love the bright colors!  

Trish and Pattie showed off the guild's pieced top for our submission to QuiltCon 2020. The quilt needed to be monochromatic blacks, white and greys, and also had to include words.  Guild members made up the log-cabin type blocks from the design that Trish and Pattie developed and decided on the "Live Free or Die" theme.