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!