December 12 meeting -Beth Helfter “Oompah! Accordion Sewn HSTs™”

We are excited to have Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilt Designs for our December 12th meeting presenting “Oompah! Accordion Sewn HSTs™” You can see her fabulous quilts at

the Trunk Show is – “Oompah! Accordion Sewn HSTs™” What happens when you have a designer who not only wants to be as scrappy as possible but also hates wasting fabric? Well, all sorts of things, because that’s pretty much the definition of scrappy. But I took it one step further, and figured out a way to create HSTs that don’t have a twin, and waste no fabric, by sewing HSTs in “accordions.” Add another step, and you can sew the blocks for an entire quilt in individual accordions that come together almost like magic. It’s the coolest thing I’ve ever come up with (if I do say) and you’ll see the quilts from my book “Oompah! Jazz Up Your Scrap Quilts With the Accordion Sewn HSTs Method” plus a few surprise treats. You’ll want to pick up your accordion and join the oompah sensation!

As usual, the meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Methodist Church, 18 School Street in Lebanon, NH.

November 14 meeting – Community Service Work Day beginning at Noon

Hello from Community Service. We are working on getting ready for the Community Service Workday on November 14, 2018 from Noon to 8 p.m. We will have kits to put together, bindings to work on, and piecing backings to get quilts ready to go to the Long Arm quilters. There will also be some smaller quilts that some people may be brave enough to stitch in the ditch or do some simple quilting on their domestic machines. Also on this day, there will be projects for Pods in the Pulpit to be worked on. I am sure Jane will have more on that. This will be a potluck, so please bring some goodies to share. Feel free to bring a sewing machine if you want to sew, if not, there will be plenty to do. We will have ironing boards and cutting tables set up. We hope to see you there even if it is only for the regular meeting time.

Your Community Service Committee

Where? Lebanon Methodist Church, 18 School Street, Lebanon, NH.  When: Noon until 8 p.m. or so.

October 10 Meeting – Collage Quilting with Lynn Wheatley

October 10 – Program – Collage Quilting – Lynn Wheatley will present Collage Quilting from Award Winning Quilter and Fabric Designer Laura Heine of Fiberworks  Laura Heine has been quilting for more than 30 years and in 1994 gave up her nursing career and opened Fiberworks Quilt Shop in Billings, Montana.  Lynn will demonstrate the process and show a few one-of-a-kind Collage Quilts.

6:30 p.m., Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Location: Lebanon Methodist Church,
18 School Street, Lebanon, NH 03766

September 12, 2018 meeting – “What Makes a Quilter Tick?” with guest David Sirota

September 12 – Program – “What Makes a Quilter Tick?” A humorous look in the mirror with David Sirota. Visit

Join David for a fun-filled, interactive, eye-opening look at quilters and all the little quirks, passions and obsessions we all share.  We’ll hold a mirror up to ourselves and see what others see when they look at us.  Bring your friends and family along and maybe it will help explain, to you and them, why they look at us the way they do.

Wednesday, September 12, 2018, 6:30 p.m. at the Lebanon Methodist Church, 18 School Street, Lebanon, NH

Barn Quilts – A Special Lecture/Slideshow – Friday August 17, 2018 at 6:30 p.m.

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 8th, 2018 Meeting

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 11, 2018 meeting

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 13th meeting

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.

April 11th meeting

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

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!