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NLQG Agenda for December 10th, 2014

In the case of bad weather, we will notify all of the cancellation by 3:00 PM on Wednesday.


 

5:00 PM    –     Doors Open

6:00 PM    –     Semi-Annual NLQG Pot Luck Dinner

Please bring:

    • Something yummy to share and a list of ingredients!
    • Your own place setting (fork/knife/spoon/spork, cup, plate, etc…)!
    • An appetite!

7:00 PM    –     Business Meeting

  • Welcome Guests and New Members
  • Business Meeting :
    • reports from officers and committees
    • announcements
  • Block of the Month & Name Tag Drawing
  • Show and Tell

Don’t forget to sign up you UFO’s! Sign ups for 2015 UFO Challenge

  • Bring your UFOs and WIPs to the meeting (up to six) with completed forms, $2.00 for each entry (up to $10), and a FQ for each entry and join your fellow guild members on a little bit of healthy peer pressure.  Finish them up to win cool swag.
  • Original Guide Lines can be found in the newsletter

Remember, we need to put away all tables and chairs before we leave at 9:00 PM.

Please bring:

  • Name tag
  • Place Setting and food to share!
  • Show & Tell items
  • A Big Smile!

Quilting… Craft? Art? …Both!

A few weeks ago Seven Days, Vermont’s alternative newspaper, published an article by one of their correspondents, Xian Chiang-Waren,  highlighting the resurgence of interest in quilting.

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As I read the article this afternoon I was struck by Chiang-Waren’s assertion that “Quilting is back in a big way, in Vermont and elsewhere – and these days, it’s blurring the line between “craft” and “art”.”

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No, you don’t need to search for the back issue… just give it a read by clicking on this link…

Quilting Renaissance – Vermont Artists Reinvigorate a Traditional Craft by Xian Chiang-Waren

I maintain that it’s not an either/or situation and I believe the four quilt artists profiled in the article would agree with me.

Meeting tonight!! 11/12/14

5:30 PM    –     Doors Open

6:30 PM    –     Regular NLQG Meeting

  • Welcome Guests and New Members
  • Business Meeting :
    • reports from officers and committees
    • announcements
  • BREAK
  • Program :  Sign ups for 2015 UFO Challenge
    • Bring your UFOs and WIPs to the meeting (up to six) with completed forms, $2.00 for each entry (up to $10), and a FQ for each entry and join your fellow guild members on a little bit of healthy peer pressure.  Finish them up to win cool swag.  See original guidelines below.
    • We will have registration stations ready to take pictures and blank copies of the forms if you haven’t already completed them.  Registration forms were included in the November Newsletter.
  • Block of the Month & Name Tag Drawing
  • Show and Tell

 

Remember, we need to put away all tables and chairs before we leave at 9:00 PM.  Please bring:

  • Name tag
  • Show & Tell items
  • A Big Smile!

NLQG UFO Challenge 2015

This is the year!!

Let’s pull out a few of those UFO and get committed to a finish! 2015 has been proclaimed the year of finishing those dreadful, haunting UFO that we all have hiding away.  Here’s a challenge with a few little twist and some great prizes for motivation!   It’s going to cost you, but I want you to be COMMITTED!  No idle promises of someday pulling out that nagging unfinished quilt top.  Give me $2, a fat quarter and a photo and it’s…..

GAME ON!!!!!

Here’s the guidelines….

1. Complete one UFO Challenge Entry Form per project. A photo of the project must accompany the entry form.

2. A completed form along with $2 and one fat quarter must be submitted with every UFO. To be eligible for the challenge, entries must be submitted by the end of the December 2014 meeting.  

3. You may complete up to six forms but we will collect only a maximum of $10 and five fat quarters.  It’s like getting a freebie!!! 

4. Each Entry Form must be accompanied by a photo of the UFO. 

5. If your project is going to be hand quilted, it may be either in the process of being quilting when you enter it or it can be a completed top that you plan to hand quilt.  

6. If you have several items that only need binding, two of these projects can count as one item.  

7. An “almost” finished top will need at least two additional borders to qualify as a UFO.  

8. You may not substitute UFOs. Once a form is submitted, you will be challenged to finish that project.

9. A completed project means *NO ADDITIONAL WORK* NO EXCEPTIONS.  Labels are not required.

10. Please bring your finished UFOs to our monthly meetings for show and tell as you get them finished. When you do, your name will be entered into a monthly drawing as well as an additional drawing for all of the collected fat quarters at the end of the challenge year in November 2015.  The more UFOs you complete, the more chances of winning!

Need an example or two to get you started?  Here’s a look at mine.

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Glamour shot these are not!! Functional – YES!!

I will send all of this information out via the Yahoo group also, and copies of the forms will also be available.

Stay tuned, more info to come.

If you have any questions, just shoot me an email or give me a call, info is in the membership directory.

thanks gals!!

joanne lendaro

The Generosity of Quilters

The Parkinson’s Comfort Project</a> attends conferences every year to talk about what we do and to distribute quilts. On Monday, we’ll be at the Grappone Center in Concord, NH at a conference put together by Diane Church of the Parkinson’s Center at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.

I have four totes full of the most gorgeous quilts to give away to people on a Parkinson’s journey. I know they will bring smiles to the faces of those who bring them home.

Within the quilting community, the generosity of those who love to play with fabric is well known. Every guild I know of has a community service committee that makes and gives these magical gifts to those in need. And many guilds and individual quilters adopt programs such as the Parkinson’s Comfort Project</a> or Quilts of Valor as recipients of their creations.

But too many people outside the quilting community are unaware of this giving. So I wanted to take this space to give you just a wee sample of the 34 quilts that will find new homes on Monday. The first one was made by Sarah Monego of Thetford, Vermont. The second is by Ellie Leach of Wells River, Vermont. And the third is by Nancy Graham of Newport, NH.

And the turquoise and yellow creation wrapped around the shoulders of a recipient at the spring Parkinson’s conference was made by Joanne Shapp of Pomfret, Vermont.

My heart just overflows with gratitude.

Sonja

2014-073- Sarah Monego 2 for web
Sarah Monego
2014-081- Ellie Leach 2 for web
Ellie Leach
2014-072- Nancy Graham 2 for web
Nancy Graham
Olivia in Joanne Shapp's quilt for web
Olivia in Joanne Shapp’s quilt