Tuesday, March 17, 2020

March Meeting 2020

Our meeting March 7th, at the Wiggin Memorial library began at 10:00 am

We discussed community calendar entry made in the in the Carriage Towne News.  A visitor was welcomed as a result.

Distribution of our new post cards to members to place. 

Review Activities Survey

Trip to Lowell Quilt Museum
David Sirota, inquiry made, no answer yet
Quilters Take New York
Quiltcon 2021 Charity quilt

Patty began a discussion about responses to the survey, and the general response was that it had not been seen.  Surveys were distributed to those who had not seen the online version.  Responses will be recalculated .

      We discussed where to donate the Bright Birch Trees quilt        

Patty suggested Activities appear on the blog Calendar.

 Future dates and Locations:

April 4th — Kingston Community Library, 10:00-12:00, 2 Library Ln, Kingston NH

May 9 —Andover, Memorial Hall Library 10-12,  1 Elm Square, (495 to Rte 28) — metered parking, so go to Essex Street or park across the street

June 6 — Maine picnic — 9:30-1:30 — Fort Williams (entrance to Portland Harbor) — potluck w/ Maine Modern Quilt Guild — will include Show+Tell

July 11 — may or not be a meeting, due to Kathy Doughty workshop also on calendar — we are not sure yet, discuss further next meeting.

Aug — Ipswich? West Newbury? (Mary will check about West Newbury)

Sept — Brentwood, Mary E Bartlett, 22 Dalton Rd #6050, Brentwood, NH

Oct-Dec: meeting locations TBD

April 30th, May 1-3
Sign up is not currently full.  We must commit by 31 March.  See Retreat tab on website for pricing, and contact Bethany for scheduling.

Challenge due in May
  • choose one block and do 4 copies of it;
  • make a mini-quilt that’s due in May
    • Choose either square or rectangular
    • Won’t all be in same size / shape
  • Gnome Angel pattern (Kinship 100 Block Fusion Sampler)
  • Can also find block patterns through Moda (Blockheads)
  • Tula Pink also has a similar book
Lottery block “Disappearing Pinwheel Arrows“ extended until April, so that new members can take part in the fun. See tutorial on Missouri Star's UTube

Barb M. will organize a trip to the New England Quilt Museum to see the exhibit that Leni Levenson Wiener is part of (exhibit dates: April 8-July 28)

Kate is working on a presentation.  Length
 and date TBD based on updated survey results.
  Here are two of her samples used to interpret
 Diane's Mini quilt challenge for May.  Both 
fabrics were cut from 8" x 8" proofing samples.
  They are Block #22 arranged as a value study.

July — West Newbury — Kathy Doughty
  • done in conjunction w/ Maine Modern Quilt Guild
  • Our Date is 7/24 (Churn dash) — $100 for members; $125 for nonmembers; in West Newbury Annex.  Lunch will be served; we have 20 slots total
  • Maine MQG — 7/25 (at Alewives Fabric)
  • Give completed form, and check to Nancy, Bethany, or Mary

We welcomed 5 visitors to our March meeting, several of which have already decided to join us.  One of them met us at the Strawberry Banke show in October, one saw our ad in the Carriage Towne News, and one intrepid woman found us by calling around for a guild close to her!


Strawberry Banke October 12   
From the 100 blocks activity a quilt (not smaller than) 30” x 40”
Goal is to use some of these blocks in your quilt.  She plans to display them at Library before Strawberry Bank show

Paula’s suggestion:

Should we do these “snap bag” projects as a charity project and fill with toiletries for homeless people?  Teresa brought in several tape measures, and Kate volunteered to cut one into 10” lengths.

Show and Tell

MaryLee shows us her first two Kinship blocks.   

       Paula Shows off her English Paper             Piecing

    Paula shows us a pillow completed from         her WIP list

     Diane shows a runner printed from her design on Spoonflower, created on their site Roostery.

Lou shows a lovely pieced table runner

Robin shows us two color versions of her Kinship block

Kate's simple 9 Patch, made to help a friend get started on hers.

Our collection of Kinship blocks is growing.

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