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
Lynn Wheatley with Studio 180 Designs – For our July meeting, we will have NLQG member Lynn Wheatley share her love of quilting. She turned her 30-year serious quilting hobby into a part-time business in 2009. After several years of teaching quilting, Lynn became a Studio 180 Design Certified Instructor in 2014. In March 2016 Lynn went full-time, expanding to include designing, teaching, demonstrating and vending at shops, guilds and Quilt Shows. The July 12th meeting begins at 6:30 p.m. at the Lebanon Methodist Church on School Street in Lebanon, NH.
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/