Monday, December 5, 2022

December Meeting Update

The December meeting of the NH Modern Quilt Guild is considered the annual meeting, and there are so many reasons to make sure you attend this one! The meeting is at the First Church Nashua, 1 Concord Street, at 7PM on Thursday, December 8. You are welcome to come early, (6:30) to enjoy some fellowship time before the official meeting begins.

Stephanie Richards, Robin Rich and Mary Lou Sozcek have volunteered to be our official “greeters” this month. We are hoping to continue this as our guild has a tradition of being particularly welcoming!


In lieu of an email election, we will be conducting an in-person ballot to elect board members for 2023.  The following people have volunteered to serve:

Ophelia Chang, president

Susie Boots, co-VP of programming

Karen Gilbert, co-VP of programming

Marie Joerger, treasurer and membership

Brianna Henningsen, co-communications

Maura McDonnell co-communications

Pat John, secretary

Carol DiPirro, Lesley Ross and Lori Breen have agreed to stay on as Hospitality, Charity and Retreat Directors.

We will be thanking Jennifer Marks for her service as President.  We also thank Lorri Wurtzler and Chelsea Folini for their service as co-communications director and co-VP of programming, respectively.

Yankee Swap:

December brings holiday cheer, and we are doing a traditional Yankee Swap. If you choose to participate, bring a gift in the theme of quilting, valued at approximately $20, either handmade or otherwise, to swap. Rules?

1.       You should only participate if you enjoy Yankee Swaps. You are under no obligation to do so!

2.       All members will receive a number, whether they choose to participate in the swap or not, for reasons which will explained at the meeting. Even those who do not swap will have a good time!

3.       The Swap participant with the lowest number will start by choosing a gift without touching the gifts on display and unwrap it for all to see.

4.       Going in number order, the next participant chooses and unwraps a gift, and decides whether to swap that gift with any of the players who have already unwrapped a gift. All gifts must be kept visible and available for swapping. There will be a time limit for decisions.

5.       After all participants have had a chance to open and swap, the first participant with the lowest number may swap her gift with any other participant. This is where the play ends. After the play ends, any participants who wish to trade with another, or broker large-scale trades of several members, are welcome to do so; those trades are solely at the discretion of the individuals.


Please bring food to share, whether it be hot or cold, appetizer, main course, or dessert. Many folks signed up to participate but please feel free to participate even if you did not sign up. If you bring something that needs to be warm, bring a warming appliance and extension cord if appropriate. Label your dish with the contents if it isn’t obvious, please. Do not feel as if you must bring enough for everyone; there will be too much food if you do. Please be prepared to take leftovers and dishes home with you at the end of the meeting. Thank you so much!


It’s time to sign up for 2023 membership! Please bring a check so that the guild can save money on PayPal fees.


There will be NO raffles for December, don’t forget your WIPS, show and tell and the postcard you received.


Monday, November 14, 2022

November Recap along with Show and Tell

NHMQG November Meeting Highlights

·         Joann Fabrics store at the Nashua Mall was the site of our November 10 meeting.

·         We welcomed a guest, Makenzie Bilodeau, and a new member, Karen Kenney.

·         President Jennifer Marks mentioned elections for the new board will be on-line with volunteers running for each office and write-ins welcome. Committee chairpersons volunteering to stay on include Carol DiPirro, Hospitality… Lesley Ross, Charity… and Lori Breen, Retreats. NHMQG functions through the efforts of volunteers and we thank our current and past board and committee members and encourage everyone to consider how they’d be able to help in the future.

·         Donna Kennedy and Patty Magaw were raffle winners and Helen Labadie won the door prize.

·         Lesley Ross updated us on charity quilts… this year we’ve donated 30 quilts to the Nashua Children’s Home with at least 4 or 5 more to be given before the end of the year.

·         Our Dec Holiday Meeting will be a potluck (signup went around) with a Yankee Swap ($20 limit, quilting related gifts please). This is the deadline for showing WIPs… there will be prizes!!

·         Susie Boots demonstrated our Make & Take project, magnetic buttons. These would be cute gifts and are easy to make. (see note below for links to purchase materials for this project)

·         Show & Tell was amazing! (can we put a link in here for pictures?)


Nov. 20… Last sewing bee at Peabody Mills Environmental Center. If you’re not registered and would like to attend it’s $10; everyone is welcome.

Dec. 1… Deadline for mailing postcards for those participating in postcard swap. (see note below)

Dec. 8… NHMQG Meeting at First Church, Nashua, 7PM. Potluck, Yankee Swap, Deadline for WIPs!!


Links from Susie to purchase materials for buttons…





Postcard Swap Info from Susie…

If you have not received your partner’s name, please reach out to Susie Boots promptly ( These are the people that have signed up-

Susie Boots

Marie Joerger

Christine Milligan Brown

Helen Labodie

Kimberly Herrera

Lori Breen

Stephanie RIchard

Maura McDonnell

Michelle Cain

Ellenina Harris

Pat John

Joy Whitaker

Patty Magaw

Brenda Doler

Lorri Wurtzler

Simone Rigden


Please use the #2022QuiltPostcardSwap if you have Instagram. We would love to see what is made and remember to bring the one you receive to the Dec. meeting so we may see them.