- Software for Quilters: A resource for quilters who want to sell their work by setting up their own online store. Shopify is ecommerce software. It’s a company that rolls many things into one: your website, the shopping cart and how you accept payment through the website, they act as your credit card merchant, etc. It’s for people who want to set up a real online store
- The New England Quilt Museum: NBQA is a Charter Member and supporter of this museum in Lowell, MA. It is a great place to visit and a good resource for things quilt related eg quilt restoration resoources.
- The Ninigret Quilters Guild is an organization for quilters of all abilities in the Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut area. They meet the second Tuesday of every month at 7 pm at the Westerly Senior Center to share our common passion of quilting. Guests and new members are always welcome!
- The Ultimate Guide to Quilting: Lots of information about quilting, quilt terms etc. Especially helpful for new quilters.
- Sylvia’s Studio is a website that provides resources for those who want to make a business from their love of quilting.
- How to Photograph Your Quilt and Shoot That Quilt are useful websites when you want to photograph your quilt
- Lost Quilts is a site to report or help find missing quilts.
- Sharonschamber.com: Sharon Schamber is a two time Best of Show winner at Paducah. Her website has many examples of her amazing work. There is some great free stuff – just click the “Free Stuff” button on her site. While you are there, take a look at her binding directions. Very precise, easy to understand and great results!
- WomenFolk is a fun site about the history of quilting and includes some patterns.
- Quilt for Change is a project run by NBQA member Allison Wilbur and her husband Dick Wilbur. Working with the U.S. Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and partner organizations they create themed quilt challenge exhibitions which are displayed at the United Nations and tour major quilt festivals in the United States. The exhibitions are a forum for fiber artists not only from the U.S. and Canada but also around the world. The exhibits help raise awareness on global issues that affect women with the goal of empowering North American quilters to become agents for social change.
Links to Businesses of NBQA Members
- AllisonWilburQuilts.com is the webpage for longarm quilter Allison Wilbur located in Barrington, RI. Allison also gives a trunk show called “Trip Around the World” in which she shares textiles from around the world and talks about finding inspiration for quilting with foreign fabrics, patterns and color schemes.
- Knit One Quilt Too: This is a quilt shop at 10 Anoka Ave, Barrington, RI 401-337-5578
- patfergusonquilts.com: This is the website of NBQA longarm quilter, Pat Ferguson. Pat’s home and studio are located in North Grosvenordale, CT.
- Quilter’s Cache: An amazing website with hundreds of free blocks.
- Piecing with Poppers: This is a quilting pattern design and longarm machine quilting business owned by NBQA member, Sharon Mayers.
- Sewtique: This company located in Groton, CT provides quilt restoration & repair services.
- jbjfiberart and Melanie Johnston Fiber Art: NBQA members, Joan Blade Johnson and Melanie Johnston teach several surface design classes. They also have a trunk show about their art quilts and techniques.