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:
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…
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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 Meeting of NMQG
Noon- 2 pm, at the Common House of the Rocky Hill Co-housing Community, Northampton, MA
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
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
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.