April 11 – at 6:30 p.m. at the Lebanon Methodist Church, 18 School Street in Lebanon, NH 03766. The Program is “Botanicals, Creatures, and Florals” with Bonnie Dwyer from Augusta ME will share her new lecture and trunk show. Visit www.bonniedwyer.com
This program is followed by a ½ day workshop “Finishing School” on Thursday April 12th. The description from Bonnie’s web page says: Do you wonder why your finished quilt edges wobble? Do you struggle to make neat and tidy bindings? Learn tricks of the trade for a pleasing finished quilt: squaring up, correcting wobbly edges, selecting an appropriate edge treatment, and blocking.
This workshop includes demonstrations of techniques for multiple edge finishes; hands-on sewing of sample edge finishes.
Bonnie shares tips and suggestions galore to help you bring your beautiful quilt up to the next level!
March – 2018 Quilt Challenge at 6:30 p.m. at the Lebanon Methodist Church, 18 School Street in Lebanon, NH 03766
Come and join us for our annual unveiling of the 2018 Challenge Quilts! This year’s challenge involved members selecting two game cards, each card featuring one shape and one color. The challenge was to include at least one representation of each of the two color-shape combinations somewhere in the quilt. It’s always amazing to share in our member’s vision and creativity, as well as appreciate the great talent our members are gifted with.
February 14th – Longarmer Love at 6:30 p.m., Lebanon Methodist church, Lebanon, NH
What to know and do when you are thinking of bringing a quilt to a longarmer? A panel of guild members that are longarmers will help make your experience of bringing a quilt top to be quilted. We will answer questions like what does edge to edge mean and how is that different from custom quilting? Why do you need to have the back so much bigger than the front? Is it ok to press my seams open, or do I need to press to the side? Batting is all the same. 0r is it, and why do you want me to tear my backing fabric?
All are welcome!
January 10th 2018 – Come and join us to celebrate the New Year at our annual winter potluck dinner. NOTE: EARLY START TIME OF 6:00 p.m. The doors of the church will be open at 5:30 p.m. Try your luck at a new recipe, or hold fast to those tried and true main dishes or desserts! Either way please note your ingredients for those with allergies and food restrictions. Also bring your own place setting: dish, bowl, cup/glass, silverware, place mat and napkin. We hope to see you then and thank you! As usual, the meeting will be at the Lebanon Methodist Church, Lebanon, NH. Happy New Year!
December – Auction – Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Have you been buying lots of gifts for others? The December meeting is a chance for you to buy a gift for yourself or a special gift for the crafty person in your life. We have been blessed with items from the estates of two different quilters this year and have gleaned some items from them. Do you have something special to add to the auction? Please bring it with a simple description of them, and packaged so that it is easy to handle. Anyone interested in participating can sign in and receive a number. Gwen (our Treasurer) has agreed to collect your funds at the end. Please bring cash or check! Monies collected will be used for programming in the future.
As usual, the meeting starts at 6:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Lebanon, NH.
November – Community Service Combined workday and monthly meeting. Sewing begins at Noon!
Come out and join us at whatever time you can for our first combined NLQG workday/meeting. The doors to the church will open at 12:00 noon for folks to sew all in support of our guild. We will be working on projects to support community service efforts or the “Pods for the Pulpit” fundraiser. Bring your sewing machine, or iron/board, or mat/cutting tools – or just bring yourself to pitch in where you can.
The formal part of our meeting will be informal, and pushed back to 7:30 p.m. for Business/Name Tag/Block of the Month/Show and Tell. Where there is sewing, there are sweets and great food! We’ll plan to eat supper at 5:30 p.m., bring your own, something to share – or takeout is not far away. We owe it to ourselves to take time to spend with friends and learn from each other. And remember… quilting is cheaper than therapy (unless you add up the cost of our machines, fabric, notions, etc.), but who’s counting! Hope to see you there!
October – Come join us with Melissa Averinos who is a Quilter, Fabric Designer, Painter, Craft Book Author/Illustrator, and Coloring Book Illustrator. She will thrill us with her techniques and quilts. As usual the meeting will be at the Methodist Church in Lebanon, NH beginning at 6:30 pm. Visit www.melissaaverinos.com to see her fabulous quilts.
September – Christine Copenhaver – Necktie Quilts. Christine has published a few quilt books with her latest book titled “Neckties Reinvented”. She will be doing a trunk show for us. As usual, our meeting will be at the Lebanon Methodist Church on School Street in Lebanon, NH. The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. Visit her webpage at http://www.necktiequilting.com/
NORTHERN LIGHTS QUILT GUILD BUS TRIP TO THE NEW ENGLAND QUILT MUSEUM AND TO THE QUILTED CROW SHOP (BOLTON, MA) on August 14th
DEADLINE JULY 31!!!
Our trip to the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, MA and to the Quilted Crow shop in Bolton, MA is scheduled for Saturday, August 12, 2017. The special exhibit at the museum is the “Summer Celebration of New England Quits: The Best of The Region’s Quilts”. Our own NLQG member Jill Williams’ quilt will be part of the exhibit! Other quilts from their permanent collection will be on view as well. There also will be other quilt exhibits happening in Lowell and many are near the museum. Visit their website for more information www.nequiltmuseum.org
If you haven’t yet visited the Quilted Crow in Bolton, MA, this is a great opportunity to shop at a wonderful store. Go to www.thequiltedcrow.com to see more about their shop. They will have snacks and other special treats for us.
Cost for the trip is $45.00 for NLQG members and $50.00 for guests. It includes transportation and the driver’s tip. There is no admission charge at the museum on this particular date. The bus will leave at 8:00 a.m. from the municipal parking lot in Lebanon, NH. It’s the lower lot behind River Valley Community College and Three Tomatoes restaurant in downtown Lebanon. Parking is free. The bus can stop in New London if needed. Bring your own lunch or you can go to the Bolton Bean café www.boltonbean.com, right next door to the Quilted Crow, our first stop. There are also options for lunch in Lowell near the museum. We plan to return to Lebanon by 6 p.m.
Contact us if you have questions or would like to attend. Our email is NorthernLightsQuilters@gmail.com