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May meeting photos!

First, here’s the Block of the month collection. So pretty! I didn’t take notes… who won these?

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ok, who’s hair is this???

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Jennifer and Peggy hawking a class… I heard it was very fun! Anyone have any pictures from the class they’d like to share?

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Our speaker of the month, Mary Derry, gave us tips on how to wow the judges at quilt shows.

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She brought in samples of what not to do:

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whatelsenottodo  oops

and examples of well made quilts:

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(rats, this one is upside down!)

 

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and members of the appreciative audience… oops, i’m distracting them!

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Science says that you should look at these links

A quick round-up of a few things I’ve found on the interwebs in the last couple of days:

Solids grown and produced in the U.S.A

And a story about the mills.

Locally, SCORE is offering a class on how to turn your craft into a business.

and a Call For Entry in Newport

and, lastly, a cookie recipe that looks yummy AND super healthy that someone should bake and mail to my kids. oh, i suppose that would be me 🙂

Enjoy your day!

 

Which classes???

What’s new in our beautiful, slightly warmer (then when I posted last) corner of the world?

-A guild meeting! this Wednesday! (unfortunately i can’t be there AGAIN, so y’all have fun without me. boohoo!)

-A new post by Sonja on Carding Vermont on the Parkinson’s Comfort Project

-Annette found this wonderful opportunity to see the Lowell Quilt Festival up close and personal through Road Scholar.

-Check out this fun and easy way to make a patchwork quilt pattern from a photo from the V&A museum. way. cool.

 

What’s new with you? What are you working on? Post it in the comments below.

But, wait! there’s more…

 

!!!UPCOMING CLASSES!!!

Journal Cover – You all asked for it, and our own Peggy Notestine is going to make it happen!!  We’ve got her booked for Friday,  May 16, 2014 beginning at 6:00 pm.  A supply list will be sent to those who attend the class in plenty of time to gather your belongings.

 

AND you get to choose! Let Joanne Lendaro or Jeanne Woodward Poor which of these you would LOVE to take! They are scheduled for June 14, 2014  10:00am – 3:00pm.

“I have chosen four of my most popular one day workshops. I believe that workshops should be fun and stress free! I also believe that most students want to actually finish something that they can take home after the class.” – Mary Derry

Pineapple Placemats:

This is a flip and sew – quit as you go technique. Most students leave the workshop with a ready-to-bind placemat. Some leave with it completely finished. With just two different fabrics this makes lovely gifts.

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Super Simple Stained Glass:

Both the loon and the stained glass window wall hangings are made using my technique using purchased bias tape and a double sewing machine needle. It can be done with any machine with a stitch plate for zig-zag sewing. In other words, no featherweights. Can be finished in one day if students purchase a kit with some pre-work already done. The wall hanging is constructed and quilted at the same time.

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Seminole Patchwork:

The project will be a guest towel – again a basic but beautiful technique which can be used to make many lovely projects. Ability to sew a straight and consistent seam allowance is all that is needed.

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Not your Grandmother’s Tumbling Blocks:

Now this classic pattern can be made with no diamonds and no set-in seams! If you can choose three fabrics with high value contrast, you can make many different settings of this dramatic 3D block.

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Green Mountain Quilt Guild

The next meeting of the Green Mountain Quilters Guild will be

Saturday, May 17, 2014 

Old Labor Hall, 46 Granite Street in Barre

 

Every spring, the GMQG hosts an auction of items donated by members as a fundraiser for the statewide guild. This works in a similar fashion to our ever-popular Bags, Baskets, and Bowls at our quilt show.
Each guild is encouraged to bring in at least one item for the auction, and the larger guilds are encouraged to bring in more than one. Items include: quilter’s stash, books, homemade items (including food), and other craft items. (No magazines, please.)
All members guilds (and NLQG is one because we have so many Vermont members and are so close to the border of NH/VT) are asked to take turns running the auction, and this year, NLQG has been asked to do this.
So far, I have one volunteer (Lynn Wheatley, thank you Lynn) and I will be able to help because I don’t have to take notes during this part of the meeting. (I’m the recording secretary for GMQG.) We could use at least one more volunteer, two would be optimal.
We don’t have to bring a thing, just ourselves (and our incredible beauty). Volunteering includes: taking in donations, arranging them on the tables for the auction, taping small bags (for tickets) to the table, selling tickets, and passing out the items to the winners.
Also, the program is set and GMQG is proud to welcome art quilter MIchele O’Neil Kincaid who will do an amazing trunk show of her work. You can see some of it on her website: http://fiberartdesigns.com (If you look carefully at the picture on the home page, you’ll see our own smiling Michelle—Goldsmith, that is.)
Everyone is encouraged to attend. Membership to GMQG is only $15 a year and you can download a membership form at the guild website here: http://greenmountainquiltersguild.weebly.com
Lynn and I are very good company and we’d welcome yours to help out with this auction. Besides, there will be green leaves and flowers out by then! (Promise!)
Sonja

March – Challenge quilts due!

Welcome to March! Yay – Spring happens this month! (I’m ignoring tonight’s low.) Challenge quilts are due at this month’s meeting, March 12, 7p.m. the Lebanon Methodist Church.

Challenge Quilt for March 2014: The color of your Birthstone or Birth Flower

Make the quilt perimeter no larger than 240″ total. Suggestions or ideas (but not limited to) are: throw size quilt, wall hanging, baby quilt, jacket, bag or table runner, etc. The item needs to have the usual quilt construction, ie: 3 layers, with batting in the middle & quilted. The birthstone color and/ or birth flower must be listed on a tag on the front of the item for display. You can use just the birthstone color or just the birth flower color or both. Two other colors may be used in addition to the specific colors identified. There is a limit of 2 entries per member and they need to be completed. Prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

Best use of Birthstone as Inspiration, Best use of Birth Flower as Inspiration, and Viewer Favorite. Committee members are: Derry Gleason, Regina Laraway & Cynthia Dalrymple