May
18
Thu
2017
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
Oct
20
Fri
2017
Shredded Fabric Art Quilt Workshop with Lenore Crawford
Oct 20 @ 9:30 am – 4:00 pm
Shredded Fabric Art Quilt Workshop with Lenore Crawford @ Piecing with Poppers | West Greenwich | Rhode Island | United States

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

Nov
17
Fri
2017
Floral Sheers Workshop with Esterita Austin
Nov 17 @ 9:15 am – 3:15 pm

Floral Sheers:  In this workshop you will use a provided pattern to paint a gorgeous flower with lumineer paint, on parchment paper. That will be fused to organza and then applied to batting for a stunning wall quilt.

Supply List: Black Sharpie “stained” marker is needed.  Do not make yourself crazy looking for one, Esterita will have them for sale along with colored “stained” markers that are now her favorites for fabric.  Kit Fee: $35.00 covers everything else you will need.

 

 

 

 

For more information about Esterita Austin and her work

Feb
17
Sat
2018
Zero to Sixty: Put the Pedal to the Medal Workshop…Billie Bunnewith and Kassie Randall
Feb 17 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Zero to Sixty: Put the Pedal to the Medal

NBQA members Billie Bunnewith and Kassie Randall are presenting another workshop in their always popular series:

Are you bored with sewing squares and rectangles?  Why not try angles!  In this workshop you will learn techniques for constructing multiple different blocks with 60 degree triangles and no Y seams.  Mix and match the blocks of your choice to create a colorful sampler quilt.  Or, if you prefer, select only one or two block designs to complete your project.  Different layout options for the blocks will also be presented

Zero to Sixty Supply List

 

Mar
16
Fri
2018
Holographic Memories Workshop with Wen Redmond
Mar 16 @ 9:15 am – 3:15 pm
Holographic Memories workshop with Wen Redmond
An innovative digital fiber technique. Using your imagination and digital photograph, capture your loved ones or favorite subject in this 3D effect. Each student will mount and finish a 12×14″ piece.  **Send her 2 photographic files one month before class. Send to Wenredmond@yahoo.com with “Holographic Image” in the subject line. Wen will select the best one for this technique and print.