Sunday, April 2, 2017

Spring Events and Reminders

While our April meeting was snowed out, there are a number of upcoming events to make sure you have on your calendars!

May Meeting with Guest Speaker Timna Tarr - May 6, 10AM
     Please join us to hear quilter Timna Tarr speak about quilting, and her use of color and composition. If you haven't yet peeked through her gallery to see a sample of her quilts I encourage you to do so, we are in for a treat! We will be meeting at the West Newbury Town Annex located at 381 Main Street, West Newbury, MA 01985.  There will be a fee for this meeting of $5 for members and $10 for non-members.  
There will be no show and tell at the May meeting. Please bring any show and tell to the June meeting.
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Traveling Trunk Show at the East Kingston Library May 8-31
Workshop on "notan" Sunday May 21, 1-3pm
     The East Kingston Library will be hosting a traveling trunk show of 7in x 9in mini quilts from May 8-31st. On Sunday May 21 from 1-3pm, Diane will be presenting a special workshop for us on the Japanese design principal notan using iron on fabric.

SMQG Retreat Thursday-Sunday, May 25-28 
     Final payments for our retreat are due 4/17. Please see the blog post on the payment schedule for more information. 

June Meeting - June 3rd 
     We will be having a charity sew in. We will also be showing any show and tell from the past two months, as well as the Star Block block lottery. Look at the March meeting recap for the guidelines for these blocks! 

Fall Workshops with Jen Carlton Bailly, Saturday and Sunday, September 9 & 10
     Please email to get on the waitlist.

Other quilty events in the area: 

Machine Quilter's Expo (MQX) - April 6-8
     MQX will be happening in Manchester at the end of this week. If you are able to attend, keep an eye open for a quilt by Diane that is hanging with the art group that she belongs to!

The Boston Modern Quilt Guild's Annual Show is running weekends from April 8 through May 7, with the exception of Easter Sunday. It will be held at Fabric Place Basement in Natick MA. There will be a reception on April 8. 

     The quilt show of the Exeter based Seabreeze Quilt Guild will be held in Seabrook from 9am-4pm. 

Heather Jones Workshop with the NH Modern Quilt Guild - April 22nd
     The NHMQG will be hosting Heather Jones for the workshop "Improvisational Pineapple Block" at Quilted Threads in Henniker. Registration for non-members is $115. 

Heather Jones Workshop with the Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild - April 23rd
     The CMQG will be hosting Heather Jones for the workshop "From Inspiration to Design." While the workshop is now full you may email to get on the waitlist.

Cambridge MQG Quilt Show at Gather Here May 13-14th 
     CMQG will be having a quilt show at Gather Here in conjunction with the Cambridge Open Studios Weekend. 

     Class registration is open now for VQF. Instructors include our own Amy Friend and previous SMQG teacher Christa Watson. 

Latifah Saafir Workshop with Cambridge Modern Quilt Guild - Pickled Beets - September 17, 11-6
     Registration for this class with Latifah Saafir will open to the public on April 10th at 10am. The class will be $145 for non-CMQG members.

Latifah Saafir Workshop with NH Modern Quilt Guild - November 4th
     If this date works better for you, keep your eyes open to see if the NHMQG will have space available for non-members! 

I hope that everyone has a successful snow day, and we will see you in May!