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Minutes September 11,2017

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Florence Sewing Exchange Sat.9/16 at Florence Congregational Church 9am-1pm
We will be selling Guild fabric that needs to go
Sort and Organize at Elaine Huffman’s Studio on Friday 9/15 at noon
221 Pine Street Suite 357 Florence
(Park in front or at VFW Go to the door near the record place up to the
3rd floor. Go left and left again all the way down on the right.)
Chester Common Table Main Street Chester, MA (Sept 26-Oct 31)
Artist’s Opening Reception at Restaurant October 7or14 (Will be decided by
email
Form needed for each quilt
Amy Friend Workshop Oct 21 A few openings are left
Website migrating to WIX
Headed by Denise,Carson and Jeff
Donna volunteered to join any meetings
Think about what you would like in a website, such as a calendar
Local Threads of Resistance Show suggested by Jeff
No details on that yet
Announcements
Amy and Audrey have quilts traveling with Threads of Resistance Show from Worcester. Threads of Resistance are still actively looking for more contributions.
Art in The Orchard at park Hill Orchard
Working Weavers Studio Trail October 14-15
Next Meeting October 1
Show and Tell

Jenna

Aviva

Robin

Rachel

Amy

Lynne

Audrey

Audrey

Charlotte

Robin

Amy

Audrey

2017-09 nmqg food quilt entry info
Form for Food Quilts

September 10 2017 Meeting

Our next meeting will be on Sunday, 10Sept2017, from 12-2 pm at Rocky Hill; THERE IS NO MEETING THIS SUNDAY AS IT IS LABOR DAY WEEKEND! Please bring any food inspired wall quilts that you have created for our month long exhibition at Chester Common Table, a restaurant in Chester, MA. Please make certain your quilts have a 4 inch sleeve attached!!
For the meeting on Sunday, 10Sept, our agenda will be simple:

Go through business
Have a leisurely show and tell
Get to know members (we have some new members that we should get to know better)

FYI, some upcoming events and business items I’d like to share ahead of time so they are on your radar screen for the meeting:

Florence Annual Sewing Exchange on Saturday, 16Sept2017 from 9 am until 1 pm at Florence Congregational Church. We will be selling our guild fabric. Seeking volunteers to help sort and organize fabrics at Elaine Huffman’s studio on Friday, 15Sept2017, and to help me “man our vendor booth” on Saturday. Contact Robin if interested in volunteering (thanks to those who have already reached out)

Month long exhibition of food-inspired wall quilts at Chester Common Table in Chester, MA. Bring your quilts to the 10Sept meeting or arrange with Robin for her to get your quilt before the hanging on 26Sept2017. Seeking a few volunteers to help hang quilts on Tuesday, 26Sept2017 (the restaurant is closed on Tuesdays). Quilts can be for sale if you wish, and they will be up for Columbus Day weekend with lots of leaf peepers dining at the restaurant!

Amy Friend improv paper piecing workshop coming up 21Oct. If you haven’t registered/paid for this event yet, and you are interested in participating, please do so ASAP-it will soon become open to the public. Contact Diane for more details, and Betsey to register

Our website will be migrating to WIX from WordPress in the next months with Denise LeDuc graciously heading this effort

Upcoming Events and Meetings

“Eating Out”, a food inspired quilt created by Robin Heller-Harrison for our quilt exhibit at the Chester Common Table from mid Sept to mid Oct! She will be collecting your quilts at our next meeting on September 10,2017 (Please Note, this is the second Sunday in Sept!!) More information about this meeting will follow.

Outside Speaker Form

June 4 2017 Agenda and Meeting

This Sunday, June 4 2017, is our next NMQG meeting at the Common House of the Rocky Hill Co-housing Community, Northampton, MA.This meeting is from noon until 2 pm (regular time).

The agenda for this meeting:

Announcements

o   Start of registration/payment by NMQG members for Amy Friend all day workshop on improvisational modern paper piecing on 21Oct2017.

§  Members cost is $35 pp, lunch is included

§  Amy’s book, “Improv Modern Paper Piecing” is required for the workshop, and she will have books available at a 20% discount on that day.

§  Workshop will be held at Chesterfield MA Senior Center

§  SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 PARTICIPANTS SO IF INTERESTED, BRING YOUR CHECKBOOK AND REGISTER=PAY ASAP

o   Audrey’s quilt acceptance to Threads of Resistance

o   Date of NMQG visit to Threads of Resistance Exhibit in Lowell MA

 

June Meeting Notes June 4,2017

We began our meeting with Jeff Rutherford giving an informative, interactive demonstration of foundation paper piecing by sewing a New York Beauty Block. Jeff said there is a wonderful Craftsy class on foundation paper piecing. There were many questions and some great  suggestions as many members have done foundation paper piecing. One critical point that I took away from Jeff’s lesson was to make certain that your cut pieces of fabric will cover the area you are sewing and then some-it’s difficult, once sewing is done, to fix this! Jeff and Elaine Huffman shared with us their New York Beauty quilts that they had previously made.

Diane Wespiser began registration for the Amy Friend workshop on 21October2017 at the Chesterfield Senior Center.  The cost for the workshop is $35, and this cost covers the class and lunch. As a separate cost, you must have Amy’s improv paper piecing book for the class, and  Amy will have copies for purchase at 20% off the retail price. Participation is limited to 20 people, and will be eventually open to the ”quilting public” so members, if interested, should register ASAP.

Audrey Bromberg Hyvonen has received word that her quilt was accepted to the national, travelling “Quilts of Resistance Show”, which opens on 14July2017 at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA. As a summer field trip, NMQG members will going to see this exhibit either 22July2017 or 19August2017, followed by lunch. Please check your calendars, then respond to the voting email to select one of these dates. After the fact note: Our field trip to Lowell will be on 22July2017!

As many members submitted quilts which were not accepted to the national show because competition was so fierce, Jeff Rutherford has volunteered to organize a local “Threads of Resistance Show”. Please speak with Jeff directly for details if you are interested in submitting a quilt.

We will be having NMQG quilts showing for the month of September, 2017 at the Common Table, a restaurant on Main Street in Chester, MA.  The quilts should be wall quilts with a food or kitchen inspired theme, no larger than 36 inches by 36 inches, and having a 4 inch hanging sleeve attached. These quilts could be for sale by the quilter, if desired. The quilts will be hung on Monday or Tuesday the first or second week in September and stay up until Monday or Tuesday the first or second week of October. For members creating quilts, plan on having them completed by the last week in August. Robin will contact you about getting your quilt to her.  Erin Patrick, one of the proprietors, says that we can have a reception out on the patio (weather permitting), or in the back room with drinks and appetizers in September once the quilts are up. Stay tuned for further details.

Elaine Huffman was looking for members interested in a private or group class(es) or sessions with the RV Quilter, Nicole Wilde the last few days of June 2017, when Nicole plans to be in the area. Contact Elaine directly for more information.

Charlotte Davenport shared the many prayer rugs she has made. She prepared a handout with guidelines and information on making prayer rugs, and she shared information that she is working with Naz Mohamed of South Hadley to coordinate getting prayer rugs to recipients.

Jeff Rutherford gave a short report on the NMQG first retreat from 18May-22May2017 in Chester, VT. Folks who attended chimed in as to what a fun time it was, and showed what they had worked on. The plan is to do this again the third week in May in 2018 so stay tuned for details!

Show and Tell…

 

May 7 2017 Agenda and Meeting Notes

As discussed at our last meeting, our May program will be a Sherri Lynn Wood style Improv Round Robin.
We will meet on 7May2017 at Rocky Hill Common House from 11:00 AM until 2:00 PM (NOTE THAT THIS IS A ONE HOUR EARLIER START TIME THAN USUAL!!).

Robin has sent out a list of “materials” that you need. Please see her email of April 18th for complete details or email, Ellen ( LNFOL@hotmail.com) and I will forward them to you.

IN ORDER TO HAVE A SUFFICIENT NUMBER OF IRONING STATIONS AND ROTARY CUTTING STATIONS, AND TO BE ABLE TO QUICKLY SET UP SEWING TABLES ON THAT DAY, IT WAS SUGGESTED THAT A HEAD COUNT BE DETERMINED BEFORE  7MAY2017.

PLEASE LET Robin (robinhellerharrison@gmail.com) KNOW IF YOU WILL BE ATTENDING THE MAY 7 MEETING BY 1MAY2017.

At our meeting ,we will also be discussing the arrangements for our Amy Friend workshop.

 

Minutes from May 7 Meeting

Sherri Lynn Wood Style Improv Round Robin

Sewing intervals are 20 minutes long

After first 20 minutes, stop for show and tell

Pass to your right

Pictures taken at end of session

 

APRIL 9, 2017 Meeting

April 9 Meeting of NMQG

Noon- 2 pm, at the Common House of the Rocky Hill Co-housing Community, Northampton, MA

Agenda

John Powers- John will give a lecture/demonstration on the topic, “The Quilter’s Body.”       John is the founder/owner of Integrated Muscular Therapy with a studio in Northampton, MA, whose work integrates  massage, exercise, strength training, and movement awareness.  He has worked successfully with two members of our guild who recommended him for a guild presentation.

HAVQG- wrap up —-favorite quilts or new ideas

Threads of Resistance —short discussion

Program for May—-Some thoughts or ideas

Sherri Lynne Wood style improve round robin

http://daintytime.net/tags/improv-round-robin/

http://daintytime.net/workshops/

http://daintytime.net/2014/09/25/improv-valley-association/

Programs for the Fall

Diane Wespiser will discuss the possibility of an Amy Friend

( http://duringquiettime.com  ) speaker/workshop in the fall.

Show and Tell

Date of April Meeting has been Changed

Our meeting scheduled for April 2,2017 has been changed due to the Hands Across the Valley Quilt show ( April 1 -2). Our next meeting will be on Sunday April 9, 12-2 Common House of the Rocky Hill Co-housing Community. Agenda will follow.

February 5, 2017 meeting – Quilt photos

Here are photos of quilts shown at the February 5, 2017 meeting. Many of these quilts are mini-quilts donated for the upcoming Hands Across The Valley Quilt Guild Show on April 1st – 2nd at the Umass Amherst Campus Center.

 

 

 

Next NMQG Meeting Agenda: 12:00 pm, Sunday February 5, 2017

Brighten up these gray days by coming to our next meeting! It will be 12:00 – 2:00 pm on  February 5 at the Common House of the Rocky Hill Co-housing Community.

The Agenda for the meeting is as follows:

1. Announcements

2. Program

The Riley Blake/Simple Simon Company is having monthly challenges in 2017. The February challenge is to make a modern interpretation of a traditional block.

Carson will give a short lecture on “How We Look at Things, Traditional vs. Modern”. Each member should identify a favorite traditional block or a traditional block that seems to move him/her. ***If you wish, please bring in a picture or photo of this traditional block to share with the group on Feb.5 2017***

The challenge will be to create your own modern interpretation of the chosen traditional block. Any size from mini-quilt to whatever size you desire; incorporate it into a pillow, a bag, a mug rug ( for Rachel??) anything goes! Please  bring in your WIP or completed creations to share at our March 5, 2017 meeting, and then again when you complete it

 3. Business
         The board’s proposals on committees for 2017
         Discussion on what it will take to get an outside speaker.
4. Sharing