June 14th at the Methodist Church in Lebanon, NH. at 6 p.m.
It’s our annual and totally yummy annual potluck and meeting. In some ways, this is our most important meeting of the year, the time when we elect new officers, fill committees, and vote on our annual budget.
NLQG has quorum requirements so the more the merrier. Besides, where else could you possibly eat such amazing food? Please bring your favorite main dish or dessert to share along with a card identifying the ingredients.
At our April 12th meeting, we will be finishing up all the things that need to be completed for our Quilt Show on April 22nd and 23rd. Collecting quilts large and small, completing volunteer sign ups, raffle quilt ticket collection, collecting baskets, bags and bowls, etc. Look for detailed information of the quilt show under the 2017 Quilt Show heading.
Our March 8th meeting – Come and join us next month for our annual unveiling of the 2017 Challenge Quilts! This year’s Challenge quilts will represent each member’s interpretation of her heritage. 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 – Please join us at the February meeting for a busy night! We will be sharing ideas for the upcoming Boutique at the quilt show (and also to keep for ourselves!) Please share with us a quick and creative craft idea if you have one. If you could bring instructions to share with the group, that would be wonderful. We will be rolling out the “Quilt Cupboard Challenge”, and also will break into groups/round tables to meet/greet each other, share ideas and gather feedback of what members desire to see in future programming. We hope to see you there and we’ll be getting close to the end of another winter! As usual, the meeting will start at 6:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church in Lebanon, NH.
For January – Our Annual Potluck Dinner
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. We hope to see you then and thank you!
The next meeting will be at 6:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 11, 2017 Location: Lebanon Methodist Church,18 School Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
We are looking forward to hosting art quilter Michele O’Neil Kincaid for our October program. Feel free to view her website http://fiberartdesigns.com. A 35 year artist in various mediums she shares the quote “I have no high hopes to save the planet in one felled swoop, but prefer to inspire a joyful response, for the viewer to say “I saw something beautiful today”. A New Hampshire native, I cherish the natural wonders around me and strive to express this love in my work to gift the viewer with a glimpse into my universe.
The next meeting will be at 6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 12, 2016 Location: Lebanon Methodist Church,18 School Street, Lebanon, NH 03766
Art of Michele O’Neil Kincaid of Fiber Art Designs
For Out September 14th meeting…
We are excited to present Caitlin Topham who is the owner and quilter behind the Salty Oat craft blog. Her professional career has included stints as a book editor, quilt shop manager, and head of procurement at Spoonflower. After learning to sew from her mother and grandmother as a child, she first began making quilts in 2009.
Her childhood art practice and graduate degree in art history inform and influence her quilt designs and fabric and color selections, which showcase a modern and minimal aesthetic. She enjoys working with both solid fabrics and vintage prints, and reimagining traditional block designs by playing with scale and composition.
The Salty Oat blog began as a craft blog in 2009 and was named after the delicious Salty Oat cookie found at Quack’s Bakery in Austin, Texas. First featuring cross-stitch projects, wedding DIYs, and simple patchwork quilts, the blog’s focus shifted over time to quilt making and expanded into an Etsy shop, which sold screen-printed fabrics by indie female designers and an assortment of modern patchwork goods. In 2016, the stand-alone web shop opened.
Each Salty Oat quilt is made from start to finish in Framingham, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston. High-quality, new and vintage fabrics are thoughtfully chosen and carefully cut and sewn to create each one-of-a-kind quilt. Quilt bindings are machine stitched for durability and each quilt is numbered and labeled. Check out her blog at https://saltyoat.com/
Just a reminder that the next guild meeting is this coming Wednesday at 6:30. Doors will open for set up and socializing at 5:30.
Things to bring include:
Bowl and spoon for ice cream (if you want to be green)
Mug for beverage
Show and Tell
Membership Registration Form
Orphan Block of the Month
Hopefully the weather will be cooler than it was in July.
Not only did members of the guild get together to construct quilts made with blocks from many members but some members of our guild took it upon themselves to make their own quilt contributions.
Peggy Notestine and her sister Patricia made this beautiful quilt for the Pulse quilt drive. Patricia made the blocks, sent them to Peg, who then added the sashing and the borders. Don’t those colors pop against the black!
… and isn’t the pieced inset border great!
The prolific Ellie Leach made six quilts for the Pulse drive and Community Service. I have photos of just three of them. Since these hearts go in all directions, there’s no wrong way to display this square quilt!
Forgive the blurriness … I figured you’d rather see them blurry than not at all.
That’s all the photos I have… I hope to see you in a week at our next NLQG meeting, August 10th for our ice cream social along with a huge show n’ tell!
Chris Maute came through with some great photos from the August 17th Orlando – Pulse Quilt project day sponsored by our community service committee. (Thanks Chris!)
I believe the guild members were able to create three quilts in four hours that Sunday afternoon. Amazing. Thank you!
…. and stay tuned tomorrow. I have a few more photos to share.