Sunday, June 16, 2024

June Meeting Recap

New Hampshire Modern Quilt Guild

June 13, 2024 General Membership Meeting Recap

The meeting was led by Helen.

There were 41 members in attendance.

Thank you!

  • Thank you Helen, Sonia, and Carol K for attending the door and welcome table.
  • Thank you Lorri W for helping us set up the room.
  • Thank you Meghan, Brenda and Tracy for bringing food and beverages.

Raffle Winners

General Topics

  • Starting at this meeting, we are swapping the order of Programming and Show and Tell. Programming will go first.
  • Helen asked members to sign up to provide food and beverages at upcoming meetings and passed a sign-up sheet around.
  • Lost and Found Someone left a very nice table lamp behind at the May retreat. Let us now if you are missing your lamp! Robin left a bag with stamps for label making at the retreat – does anyone know who took the bag home?

Membership (Marie, Treasurer)

  • Everything is going well. We have reached our 65-member cap. Two people are on the waitlist. We can have guests, and they can be added to the waitlist, if they wish.

Secretary (Mary Lou)

  • Everything is going well.

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

  • Karen G is moving to Tennessee later this month to be closer to her family and is stepping down from the Board. She will maintain her guild membership status. Thank you for your work on the Board, and best wishes, Karen!
  • Laurie reminded members who recently started their 10th Anniversary Quilt Challenge quilt to select a Fat Quarter from her tote bag.
  • Next month’s activity will be our annual ice cream social at Greeley Park in Nashua, starting at 6:30 PM. Bring a lawn chair, insect repellant, and your Show and Tell items. We will be meeting on the west side of Concord Street, near the bathrooms, across the street from the pavilion, near the “Sensory Gardens.” Look for the balloons and friendly faces! If there is bad weather in the forecast, be sure to check your email before heading to Greeley Park – we may be meeting in the church instead.

Communications (Brenda and Susie)

  • Brenda emailed a link to our guild directory. Please check it out and let us know if anything is incorrect or missing from your profile.
  • Brenda emailed a link to an anonymous member survey to ask about your experience with the guild and asked for suggestions on anything we could do better. Please complete the survey by Monday, June 17th.

News from the Modern Quilt Guild

  • There is a brand new member forum for all of MQG.  Check it out at MQG Community.
  • June 17-23 is Quilt Label week! There is a new on-demand video about quilt labelling. The MQG is inviting all members to share in the new MQG Community and on social media using #LabelMyQuilts.
  • The annual Make-A-Difference Challenge is happening now.  It is an individual quilt design challenge that entry fees benefit Wild Earth Allies.  This years theme is Pollinators. Quilt pictures are due in mid-August and all of modern quilt guild membership votes on the winners with a variety of product packages going to 1st through 10th place!
  • Registration for MQG QuiltCon 2025 in Phoenix opens July 31 at 10 AM. If you are planning to attend, log on early to get the best opportunity to sign up for classes and lectures.
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  • There are various QuiltCon challenge opportunities, including individual and group efforts. For details, check out QuiltCon 2025.
  • We are again planning to submit a Community Outreach quilt. The theme is “Lines and Bars.” Brenda will send out info about the challenge. Please send any design ideas you have to the guild email address by June 23rd.


  • Several charity quilts were completed this month, and Carol K delivered them to the Sleep in Heavenly Peace project. 
  • Simone has planned an open sew day for June 29th at her studio to make quilts for the Merrimack Community Hospice House. She has selected two easy quilts from Donna Robertson’s popular “3-yard-quilts” books. Contact Simone if you’d like to donate fabric or participate.

Programming Activities

  • This meeting’s activity was a “round-robin” of four different quilt binding/finishing options: Fiber edging by Marie, Facing by Susie, Faux Flange by Kim, and complete machine binding by Michelle.
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Show and Tell

  • Shelly and Sonia are helping with the Nashua Greeley Park Art Show August 17-18 this summer. Sonia is Vice-President for the Nashua Area Artists Association, which sponsors the event, and Shelly is involved in the kid’s competition. See their website for details:

Captions below photos give details for each project or quilt!

1. Carol K showed us her Bonnie Hunter scrappy House Quilt (a free pattern!).

2. Susie showed us a Plus quilt, a finished WIP! (The pattern looks similar to this one or this one)

3. Amanda showed her Taking Wing butterfly and Flame Seeker moth wall hangings (designed by lillyella)

4.     Laurie M was very busy this month, as always, and showed us 4 quilts. First up is a quilt (a WIP!) made using blocks from the Easter Parade quilt block patterns (bunny block pattern and carrot block pattern) from Center Street Quilts to go with the book Creepy Carrots!

5. Next up, one of her favorite Bjorn Bears quilts (from Elizabeth Hartman) in yellow.

6.     And a quilt made from a cut up Heart and Soul panel (from Deena Rutter for Riley Blake) of spiritual quotes.

7.     And the start of a Peanut Butter quilt! (from Then Came June)

8. Lori B showed us her black and white Goodnight Irene Quilt (free video tutorial from Missouri Star Quilt Co). 

9. Liz showed us a baby quilt made from fabric she got at one of our yard sales.

10. Ophelia showed us two Satomi Patchwork Mugs quilts, one in reds.

11.    And one in greens with no hearts!

12. Patty M showed us three quilts. First, a green and blue plaid quilt she designed from a disappearing nine-patch block (a WIP!).

13.    Then a Lasagna quilt with borders she made with scraps and an equally interesting pieced backing.

14.    And finally, an Upscale Plaid quilt designed by Lo & Behold Stitchery.

15. Rene showed us her Violet quilt, from a Kitchen Table Quilting.

16. Shelly showed us the first quilt she designed and completely finished herself. We saw her working on it at the last retreat. Congratulations!

17. Simone showed us one of the altered 3 yard quilt patterns (Sew Quick from the 3-yard Quilt Favorites book) she's going to be using for the open sew day for June 29th at her studio to make quilts for the Merrimack Community Hospice House

18. Simone showed us her Very Hungry Caterpillar quilt, made from fabrics of the same name. She set fussy cut blocks into the centers of stars.

19. Robin finished two of her WIPs! One was the Chain Reaction quilt from Donna Robertson's Modern Views with 3-Yard Quilts book made with New England Patriot’s fabric.

20.    Gail showed us an improv quilt from a Maria Shell class, Game of Improv. The improv quilt included studies similar to the ones shown in the classic Josef Albers’ Interaction of Color book.

21.    Gail also showed a quilt study she mounted on canvas.

22.    Robin's other WIP was the Delight quilt, from Donna Robertson’s The Magic of 3-Yard Quilts book.

Please note that when we were adding links to raffle prizes and quilt patterns and books, we tried to link them directly to the pattern or book designers’ webpages, but sometimes we couldn’t find the original sources and put links to popular online commerce sites that carry these products. We are not endorsing any particular commerce sites – most can be found from multiple sources.

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

Our guild email address is:

See you next month, at the July ice cream social!

--Brenda, Mary Lou, and Susie

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