Tuesday, July 16, 2019

July Meeting

There's no escaping the summer heat--unless you come to one of our air-conditioned workshops!

We are partnering with the East Kingston Public Library to offer three quilt-related workshops from mid-summer into early fall. They include:

* a two-part Barn Quilt workshop at 7 p.m. on July 17 and 24 (see sample above);

* a daytime class on indigo (shibori) dyeing in August;

* a class on fabric printing in September.

There is a $10 fee for each workshop. Members of the guild and the general public are welcome.

Other Special Events:

We are preparing for our Columbus Day weekend quilt show at Strawbery Banke and November's Festival of Trees at the Urban Forestry Center in Portsmouth. 

Plans are being made for a November workshop with Sue Bleiweiss, an award-winning fiber artist and author of Modern Art Quilts: Design, Fuse & Quilt-As-You-Go. The three images below are from her web site.

Main Street 2

Village 1

Moon Over Concrete Jungle

Upcoming Chapter Meetings:

August 3: Meeting at Wiggin Memorial Library in Stratham, N.H.
         * Presentation on Modern Dresden Plate designs;
         * Bring a creation made from the "Maker" panel fabric;
         * Lottery blocks introduced at the June meeting are due.

September 7: West Newbury (Mass.) Town Hall Annex

October 5: West Newbury (Mass.) Town Hall Annex

Show & Tell:

Above are some of the "Lucy Boston" blocks made from our June workshop at Alewives Fabric in Nobleboro, Maine.

Kate made this house-shaped quilt (above) after attending a workshop taught by Alaska's Maria Shell at the Genesee Valley QuiltFest in Rochester, New York.

Christine showed the first quilt she ever had long-armed. It is made from Anna Maria Horner fabric, probably the Mod Corsage line. Below is the back. 

Colleen shared how grateful she is for 10 members of the guild who created a quilt for her as she deals with health concerns.

The quilt is backed with minky, so it is very soft. Colleen told us it is a joy to curl up and sleep with, yet she also biked 20 miles in Vermont on a recent weekend. "I'm active and I'm doing it!" she told us.

Sue displayed a striking elephant-themed quilt for a relative who is having her first baby at age 41. Two hand-knit sweaters are also part of the gift. That is one lucky baby!

Diane showed a quilt she made from fabric she designed. The quilting is done in capsules with quotes inside the shapes.

Nancy and her sister Barbara brought a quilt they made for a friend who is celebrating his 60th anniversary of ordination to the priesthood. Because he is often cold, they wanted to make it as warm as possible. The front was pieced with 60 strips (plus two extras).

I showed a bag made from Noodlehead's "Zip Top Tote" pattern. The fabric is from Pintuck and Purl in North Hampton, N.H.

Stay cool, 
Keep quilting,
See you in August!

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