The Northern Lights Quilt Guild is proud to offer Barn Quilts presented by Suzi Parron author of Barn Quilts And The American Quilt Trail Movement and Following The Barn Quilt Trail. She travels full time by RV, speaking to quilt guilds, libraries, civic organizations–whoever would like to hear more about barn quilts! Her talk will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother’s quilting art. The presentation features over one hundred stunning photographs of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy. You will hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.
The lecture/slide show is free and will be held at the Methodist Church, 18 School St, Lebanon, NH at 6:30 pm on Friday, August 17, 2018.
August 8 – Program –
Vermont Quilt Festival Share, Ice Cream Social and NLQG Quilt show ramp up. This meeting is a wonderful time to meet members and new friends. It’s a social with a quilting theme. Always enjoyable! The meeting is a the Lebanon Methodist Church, 18 School Street in Lebanon, NH at 6:30 pm.
July – Program – “Fabulous First Quilts and Blunders” with Ellie Leach and Paula Steingas. All are welcome to bring their quilt blunders and/or first quilts to share.
As usual, the meeting will be at the Methodist Church in Lebanon, NH beginning at 6:30 p.m. It’s always a joy to see what other guild members have made!
June – Program(s) – 2018 Challenge and Annual Spring Potluck, 6 pm, at the Lebanon Methodist Church in Lebanon, NH
2018 Challenge –
Come and join us for our annual unveiling of the 2018 Challenge Quilts rescheduled from March meeting! 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.
Annual Spring Potluck –
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.
May – Program – “Fast and Fabulous Applique with Leaves Galore Templates” lecture, trunk show, demonstration and vending with Sue Pelland of “Sue Pelland Designs” from Upton, MA. Visit www.suepellanddesigns.com
The meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 18 School Street in Lebanon, NH. All are welcome!
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.