“Basic Bag Making” with Janet Elia
Apr 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm


“Basic Bag Making”

 Janet Elia

In this workshop, you will make a 12″ (w) x 4″ (d) zippered top tote.   Tote includes outside patch pocket, purse feet, inside slip pockets and an inset zippered pocket.  Different styles of handle making will be reviewed.  Directions will be supplied. 

Tote Bag Workshop-Supply List and Pre-Class Cutting Direction





Membership Meeting
May 18 @ 7:00 pm

Meeting Agenda

1. Program – Elections, Silent Auction

The May meeting is our annual fundraiser for the New England Quilt Museum. Silent auction donations will include hand/home made items such as: baked items, jewelry, knitted & quilted items, clothing, bags, painting, sculpture….the possibilities are endless! Other items may include quilting supplies, quilt kits, books and supplies. Guests are welcome to attend for $5, so bring your friends and help us raise much needed funds for the museum. As the NEQM Executive Director, Nora Burchfield, said, if quilters don’t support the quilt Museum, who will? We encourage you to bring something in May, whether it be a home made item or your checkbook. And equally important, visit the museum and take part in all they have to offer. 
Please bring your donations to the May meeting and give them to Allison Wilbur in the lobby. If you would like to bring quilting supplies, please make sure they are securely bundled, bagged or tied. Please print out the form at the end of the newsletter, fill it in and bring it in with your item. This is always a festive evening and a good time to shop for all your gifting needs. Please be creative in locating items to sell and remember to bring your checkbooks!
Have questions? Suggestions? Please contact  Allison Wilbur
At the May meeting we will also have on display a trunk show from the Studio Art Quilters Associates (SAQA).

Refreshments – Strawberry Social

2. Business Meeting

  • President’s Report
  • Secretary’s Report
  • Treasurer’s Report
  • Committee Reports
  • Show & Tell
  • Block of the Month
  • Fat Quarter of the Month
  • Door Prizes

Please bring

  1. Name Pin
  2. Show & Tell
  3. Money for vendor & workshops
Shredded Fabric Art Quilt Workshop with Lenore Crawford
Oct 20 @ 2:33 am – 3:33 am
Shredded Fabric Art Quilt Workshop with Lenore Crawford

Shredded Fabric Art Quilts Workshop

One-day/Six-hour Workshop
In this workshop students will learn to create their own shredded fabric impressionistic art quilt, using a technique originated by Noriko Endo. Fabrics are shredded in class and used to design a scene. Then the design is covered in tulle and top-stitched using free-motion sewing. Lenore will also cover finishing techniques, such as binding the piece and hanging methods.  Lenore will also show how she uses fabric paints to enhance these pieces even more where appropriate. No supplies fee required.

Supply List for Shredded Fabric Art Quilt

For more information about Lenore Crawford and her work-  lenorecrawford.com

Sheers to You workshop with Esterita Austin
Nov 17 all-day
Sheers to You workshop with Esterita Austin

Sheers to You workshop

Sheers to You | 1 day (all levels)
Fusing class – No sewing machine required
Sheer fabrics are the building blocks for a translucent shimmering still life that will glow and sparkle while adding depth to your fiber art piece. Create crystal goblets and bottles and see the possibilities when new shapes and colors are created by simply overlapping transparent fabrics. Mono-printing and various manipulation techniques will be incorporated to make a “WOW” still life. Kit FEE $35-see supply list.

Supply List “Sheers to You”

For more information about Esterita Austin and her work