Wednesday, December 6, 2017

December Meeting Recap

We held our December meeting on Saturday morning at the Kingston Library. 

Festival of Trees
We displayed our quilts and decorated tree at the Festival of Trees in Portsmouth in November. We received lots of compliments on our quilts. The ornaments that members did not want to take home will be donated to the Chase House in Portsmouth. 

Paula passed the 'high five hand" to Nancy for all of her hard with this year, especially in helping to arrange our participation in the Festival of Trees. 

Gift to JoAnne
Paula presented JoAnne with the fat quarters and other goodies that were collected for her to bring down to Florida to help replace anything damaged by Hurricane Irma. 

Charity Quilts
In November Paula dropped off one of our quilts to a couple who were affected by the fire in Newmarket and we received a card thanking us for the quilt and our kindness. 
We also donated 4 quilts, including the house quilt below by Michelle, to a group of people who lost their homes in a fire in Merrimac. Amy delivered these for us after the meeting this past weekend. 

Block of the Month
December was the last month for blocks for the block of the month. If you are participating, keep an eye on your email to see when the goal will be to have a quilt top done... spring? 

If you need some inspiration, here is Sue's finished quilt top!! What a cool setting!

2018 Retreat
You can see the 2018 Retreat flier here and here

Mighty Lucky Quilting Club
Keep an eye on your email for more information on the 2018 Mighty Lucky Quilting Club. This year the club will focus on making one quilt using parameters from 6 different designers, including our own Amy Friend! You can find more information here!

End of Year Swap
We had the end of year swap at the meeting. Look at everyone opening and examining their pouches below!

Show and Tell

Diane shared this quilt based on the color work of Josef Albers. The quilt includes some pleated quilt blocks which simulate seams, and also those tiny blocks are actually embroidered! 

JoAnne shared this tree skirt that she made for her daughter.

Allison shared the blocks that she made at Glamp Stitch A Lot with Giuseppe Ribaudo, Lizzy House, Annemarie Cheney and Anna Maria Horner. 

Allison also shared this quilt that she made for the her friend's mother who is going through breast cancer treatment. 

Laura shared this quilt inspired by one of the 2017 block lottery blocks, as well her finished Irish Chain quilt.

Amy shared her High Tension quilt, and two new winter themed paper pieced patterns. 

Suzanne won the lottery blocks in November, and already has made them into a quilt! 

Colleen shared this quilt that was completed as a part of a quiltalong. 

Barb shared her Crayon Box Challenge quilt as she was unable to attend our October meeting. 

Jane shared this half square triangle quilt with fussy cut roses! 

Jane also shared this quilt made for her friend Oula, which includes her name in bias on the back. 

Robin shared this quilt which is a wedding gift for her daughter. 

Lou shared her first quilt from 1996. She made this one summer with her granddaughter, and each of the blocks represents something specific about that summer. What a great memory! 

Paula shared her entry for the MQG Michael Miller Challenge which she titled "Goodbye to Barnum & Bailey". 

Paula also finished this quilt for her cousin for a Christmas gift. She has one more denim quilt to bind for the holidays!

Our January meeting will be held on January 6th. Stay tuned for more details! 

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