Sunday, June 9, 2024

April Meeting Recap

 New Hampshire Modern Quilt Guild

April 11, 2024 General Membership Meeting Recap

The meeting was led by Susie.

 There were 37 members in attendance.

Thank yous!

  • Thank you, Laurie K, Carol K, and Beth L for attending the door and welcome table!

  • Thank you, Shelly for collecting all the ballots, and to Marie for counting them.

  • Thank you, Tracy, Susan, Shelly, and Mary Lou for bringing food and beverages!

Raffle Winners

  • Mary Ellen won the door prize, a collapsible tote bag.

  • Carol K won the raffle for the Elizabeth Hartman Fab Farm quilt kit.

  • Karen G won the raffle for the gift card to Alewives Fabric in Damariscotta Mills, Maine.

Membership (Marie, Treasurer)

We are at 63 paid members.

Secretary (Mary Lou)

By-Laws Voting. We had a quorum of members, so we voted on the proposed revisions. The proposal passed, 37-0. Thank you to everyone who carefully reviewed the proposal and voted for it. It will be effective May 1, 2024, when the Board of Directors certifies the vote.

Events and Programming (Karen G, Laurie K, and Susan)

10 Year Anniversary Celebration at October Meeting!

  • We clarified that the objective of the 10th Anniversary Quilt Challenge is not really competition for “Best,” but to have fun. Everyone who participates will receive something for completion.

  • We will be putting together a slide show to celebrate milestones over the past 10 years. If you have any photos that you’d like us to include, please send them to our guild address:

Meeting Activities

  • Round-Robin of Quilting techniques: We had five tables set up to highlight various quilting techniques and tools. It looked like everyone enjoyed this educational event. See the bottom of this recap for pictures and videos from each of the stations.

  • WIP Challenge: Karen described the challenge: Select three WIPS you want to finish by October. She handed out paper for us to write down our WIPs as well as a form to keep track of progress on these projects. You must bring your completed WIP to a meeting Show & Tell to be eligible for prizes!

Communications (Brenda and Susie)

  • Brenda is completing the membership directory and will send out a link to everyone.

Retreats (Ophelia) 

  • Spring retreat will be at the Franciscan Guest House in Kennebunk, ME, on May 2-5. 40 members have signed up! This is the largest number ever (beating the previous high of 34).

  • Ophelia will send out an email with details on arrival times and a suggested packing list.

  • She will bring left-over supplies from the January label-making activity for anyone to use. Bring fabric (and freezer paper, if you have some) if you want to play.

Show and Tell

Carol K reported that she just dropped off 20 charity quilts for Sleep in Heavenly Peace!

Carol K also told us about an upcoming lecture by Pamela Weeks (from the New England Quilt Museum) on Civil War Soldiers’ Quilts. It will be held on April 17 at 9:30 AM at the Messiah Lutheran Church in Amherst. Click for details.

Meghan told us about an estate sale happening May 11th in Vermont for a quilter who is going into assisted living. See Meghan for more information.

Beth L told us she had three of her quilts in the New England Quilt Expo. This event was held April 11-13 in Manchester.

Laurie M showed us the June American Patchwork & Quilting issue featuring her Rainbow Rails quilt.

Brenda told us about some news from the MQG. They will be offering a label making program in May and June. There will be on-demand videos, Show & Tell, and other events. Watch for an email from the MQG in early May. Also, the MQG announced that the 2026 QuiltCon will be back in Raleigh, NC, after being in Phoenix, AZ for 2025.

Captions below photos give details for each project or quilt!

1. Jenny showed a quilt she made with minky made from the Walk About Quilt pattern from Grizzly Gulch Gallery.
2. Shelly is off to an early, great start on her Anniversary Challenge Quilt. It’s an applique quilt with a  tree and a sun.
3. Carol K showed us her baby-sized Trip Around the World quilt, with a label she made at our January label-making activity. 
4. She also showed us some wool ornaments she made.

5. Raya showed us two quilts. One was a blue and white sampler quilt she designed for her son who is graduating from college in May. She made the label during the January meeting.
6. She also showed us a tiny hexie wall hanging.
7. Robin showed a butterfly applique quilt that she is donating to charity using Ruby Star Society Tiger Fly panels.
8. Lisa showed her hexie lap quilt, Science Fair by Jaybird Quilts.

9. Meghan showed a flying geese wall hanging
10. She also showed us a large rainbow quilt top she is making for a friend.
11. Meghan is getting to know her new embroidery machine. She showed quilt labels she made, plus two lion’s head embroideries, which she will make into a quilt.

Lynn showed us her Popsicle Sticks quilt.
13. Holly showed us her lap quilt that she experimented with techniques to make it appear three dimensional.
14. Martha showed us a quilt and some photographs of how she designs quilts in Canva and assigns different values to fabric. There's also a detail of the quilting in progress. The quilt pattern is Globe by Zen Chic.
Patty M showed her 15-year old Chandelier quilt, finished at last. The pattern appears to be Sunrise Quilt Pattern By Elizabeth Huff & Wynema Bean featured in Quilt Sampler magazine in 2014.
16. Betsy showed us her Elizabeth Hartman Produce Section quilt. She completed it as a BOM through Sewtopia.
17. Betsy also shared the Bunny Bunch quilt, also by Elizabeth Hartman.
18. She also showed us her Fab Farm quilt, also by Elizabeth Hartman. That kit was one of raffles this month!

Sarah showed us her Denyse Schmidt Free Wheeling Single Girl quilt.
20. Marie showed us a pretty green baby quilt.
21. Susie showed us some small quilts made using the animal patterns in Elizabeth Hartman’s Spectacular Savannah pattern. She showed the wide facing on the back of one of them, which keeps the wall hanging flat.

Round-Robin of Quilting techniques programming:

Member only - to view the content and presentations from this meeting- go to this link:

Members - see your email for password to access programming content.

Please post quilts, questions, and any other quilt-related information on our private member FaceBook group. To join, click here.

--Brenda, Mary Lou, and Susie

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