The NBQA meets the 3rd Thursday of September, October, November, January, February, March, April and May at the United Methodist Church: 1558 South County Trail, East Greenwich, RI 02818.

New for 2018 – Meetings will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Meeting cancellations due to inclement weather will be announced on WPRO AM – 630 and posted on this page.

Upcoming Meeting Calendar:

Nov
21
Thu
2019
Meeting – Living A Creative Life – Jane Haworth
Nov 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Meeting Agenda

  1. Program – Lecture: Living A Creative Life – Jane Haworth

In this lecture/trunk show Jane will describe how she became the quilt maker she is today and describe the influences and techniques that she uses. She will talk about setting up an Etsy shop and how she uses this for her T-shirt quilt business. Jane will also describe some of the challenging requests she receives from clients and how trying something new brings out her creative spirit. Jane’s goal is to inspire quilters to go out of their comfort zone and just have fun creating.

http://www.janehaworth.com/

Refreshment Break

  1. 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

Vendor –

Please bring

  1. Name Pin
  2. Show & Tell

Money for vendor & workshops

Jan
16
Thu
2020
Meeting – ALTERNATIVE GRID IN MODERN QUILTING – Kathy Graves
Jan 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting – ALTERNATIVE GRID IN MODERN QUILTING - Kathy Graves @ East Greenwich United Methodist Church

Meeting Agenda

  1. Program – Lecture: ALTERNATIVE GRID IN MODERN QUILTING – Kathy Graves –

Many find Alternative Grid design one of the easiest elements of Modern Quilting to observe and explore. Breaking the traditional grid design found in many quilts, Alternative Gridwork is a hallmark of many modern quilts.

http://nextgenerationquilting.net/about/

Refreshment Break

  1. 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

Vendor –

Please bring

  1. Name Pin
  2. Show & Tell

Money for vendor & workshops

Feb
20
Thu
2020
Meeting – Fab Five in Your Backyard with Cupcakes
Feb 20 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting - Fab Five in Your Backyard with Cupcakes @ East Greenwich United Methodist Church

Meeting Agenda

  1. Program – Lecture: Fab Five in Your Backyard with Cupcakes

This will be a special show and tell with some of our very own guild members.  Five wonderfully talented guild members will be invited to share her quilting journey with us including her own personal story, history of works, and trunk show.  We will celebrate by having a cupcake party – bring your favorite cupcakes!

Refreshment Break

  1. 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

Vendor –

Please bring

  1. Name Pin
  2. Show & Tell

Money for vendor & workshops

Mar
19
Thu
2020
Meeting – EPP vs. FPP: The Showdown!
Mar 19 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting - EPP vs. FPP: The Showdown! @ East Greenwich United Methodist Church

Meeting Agenda

  1. Program – Lecture: EPP vs. FPP: The Showdown! – Tina Craig 

English Paper Piecing or Foundation Paper Piecing? What’s the difference? What are the pros and cons of each technique? What is your favorite? We will try to answer these questions as Tina shares 30+ quilts and many tips and tricks. The audience will vote for their favorite method at the end of the presentation!

Tina Craig – http://seaside-stitches.blogspot.com/

Refreshment Break

  1. 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

Vendor –

Please bring

  1. Name Pin
  2. Show & Tell

Money for vendor & workshops

Mar
21
Sat
2020
Design Your Own EPP
Mar 21 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Design Your Own EPP @ Rocky Hill Grange, East Greenwich

Learn the basics of English Paper Piecing, but go home with a project that is uniquely yours. We’ll be working with shapes based on equilateral triangles: hexagons, diamonds, jewels, kites, etc. Learn about the terminology and supplies specific to EPP. We can even play a bit with fussy cutting.

Suitable for beginners, but will challenge experienced EPP-ers. This is a hand stitching workshop- no machines!

 

 

Apr
16
Thu
2020
Meeting – Scrap Quilts – The Secret to Success – Barb Vedder
Apr 16 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Meeting - Scrap Quilts - The Secret to Success - Barb Vedder @ East Greenwich United Methodist Church

Meeting Agenda

  1. Program – Lecture: Scrap Quilts – The Secret to Success – Barb Vedder

A PowerPoint Presentation using antique quilts and my own work to decode the secrets and patterns of success scrap quilt making.   Through a study of these quilts I will discuss design techniques such as color, contrast and composition and how they are employed to create beautiful quilts.  The lecture is followed by a trunk show of scrap quilts.

 

Barb Vedder – https://funwithbarbandmary.blogspot.com/

Refreshment Break

  1. 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

Vendor –

Please bring

  1. Name Pin
  2. Show & Tell

Money for vendor & workshops

Apr
18
Sat
2020
Magic Medallions
Apr 18 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Using leftovers, strips, UFO or swap blocks, learn how to compose different elements into a cohesive pleasing composition.  Students can work in a liberated way or traditional style.  Students will learn principles of drafting, resizing blocks and the importance of auditioning.  This is a hands on design class for all level of quilters.

May
21
Thu
2020
Meeting – – My Life in Quilts: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Marge Tucker
May 21 @ 6:30 am – 8:30 pm
Meeting - – My Life in Quilts: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly - Marge Tucker @ East Greenwich United Methodist Church

Meeting Agenda

  1. Program – Lecture: – My Life in Quilts: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly – Marge Tucker

A PowerPoint Presentation using antique quilts and my own work to decode the secrets and patterns of success scrap quilt making.   Through a study of these quilts I will discuss design techniques such as color, contrast and composition and how they are employed to create beautiful quilts.  The lecture is followed by a trunk show of scrap quilts.

 

Marge Tucker’s websitehttp://margetuckerquilts.com/

Refreshment Break

  1. 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

Vendor –

Please bring

  1. Name Pin
  2. Show & Tell

Money for vendor & workshops