Thursday, November 29, 2012

December 1 Meeting Reminder

This is a reminder that we will  be meeting this Saturday, December 1 from 9-1 at the West Newbury Town Building Annex, where we have previously met.

This meeting will be a sew in so please bring your machines, extension cords, power strips, fabric, notions and anything else you need to sew.  We will provide two ironing boards and irons and two cutting mats, as well as tables and chairs.

I don't think we planned anything as far as refreshments are concerned for this meeting.  If you would like,  you could bring something to share or pack a lunch since it will be a long meeting.

Please remember to have your handmade name tag ready, bring a show and tell, and bring your ugliest fat quarter to swap.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Meetings for the Next 4 Months

I just wanted to make everyone aware of our meeting times and places for the next few months. Agendas to follow. December 1 West Newbury Town Annex, 9-1 sew in January 5 West Newbury Town Annex, 10-12 February 2 Fremont Public Library, 10-12 (Samantha Russell is contact for meeting place) March 2 Stratham Library, 10-12 (Paula Krolikoski is contact for meeting place)

Monday, November 5, 2012

December meeting

Our December meeting will be held on Sat. Dec. 1 from 9-1 at the West Newbury Town Building Annex, where we have previously met.
I extended the time at the request of a couple of the members so that you can get more done at the sew in after having lugged your machines in and set them up.
Please remember to make your handmade name tag for that meeting and bring an ugly fat quarter if you want to participate in that swap.

Saturday, November 3, 2012

November 3rd meeting with Alissa

We were lucky enough to have the opportunity to hear Alissa Haight Carlton speak this afternoon at our SMQG meeting.  She shared images of many of her quilts and also managed to carry six or so in her luggage to show us!  We were joined by the BMQG for this meeting which was the first of many joint ventures, I hope.

Alissa spoke about her personal quilting progression from wonky log cabins through her current work, her two books, and the establishment of the MQG.  Her little baby boy was an angel through her whole talk (thanks in part, to her twin sister who was caring for him in the back of the hall).

We had a little time for show and tell.  Rebecca from the BMQG shared two of her beautiful quilts.

This quilt satisfies the fairy love of a little girl and the modern quilting aesthetic of her mom!

Laura's spectrum quilt was made from a pattern in Elizabeth Hartman's new book.

Nancy shared a paper pieced table runner.

Stephanie made a fun pincushion for a swap.

Here are the members of the BMQG who were in attendance, along with Alissa. My little munchkins sneaked into the picture.

The next meeting will be Dec. 1, hopefully at the Annex (I will confirm that this week). It will be a sew in-we plan to have a cutting station and an ironing station set up so you need to bring fewer items. Remember to bring one ugly fat quarter for swap and to make a creative nametag!