The Narragansett Bay Quilters’ Association meets in East Greenwich, RI.
This 250 member guild brings together people from Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts and beyond to share, teach, learn and promote the art of quilting.
Fall is here. Cool days are great for quilting. Time to catch up on those projects so they will be ready for our 2022 Quilt Show. It’s finally official! We are having our show. At the North Kingstown High School, April 23 & 24, 2022. So I hope your hands have been busy making your quilts for the show. This has been long in coming, with our cancellation of the 2020 Show.MANY hands will be needed to make this show a success. So start asking your husband, sufficient others, children, friends, and .. whoever you met to please help with setup and takedown. and during the show. Many hands make light work. As our guild grows more “seasoned’ MORE hands are needed.
Thou, I am so happy to see that so many of you have renewed your membership and we have quite a few new members, TOO.. It is sad to report that over this past year we have lost some of our long-time members, by their passing. We send blessings to their families and know how very important they were to our guild as friends and members. Herlinda Labrecque, Irene DeBlois, Rose Koretski, Sidney Morgan, and Barbara Crosby, to name a few. If I had missed any members, I am sorry, they are in our thoughts. If going forward you know of a member passing, please email Mary Ann our Secretary (email@example.com, )and a card will be sent to the family. Our guild has had so much history and wonderful members throughout these past 45 years. All have made us the guild we are today. We thank them for their service, knowledge, and friendships. They will be missed.
I know you all miss seeing each other face to face, but as our new year continues, speakers and workshops had been planned with distance presenters through January 2022. It is our hope that we will be meeting in person in February 2022 back at the Church, in East Greenwich. ( LOL weather permitting) . We have so much to catch up on and will be gearing up for our Quilt Show. So in the meantime, if you have baskets raffle items, or even baskets you put together for the raffle, or auction items for NEQM and don’t forget your entries for the quilt show, please contact me or Joan Potter on where you can deliver/sent them too if you want to before Feb.
We are still doing Comfort Quilt activities in November, at Louise’s Place, so check the newsletter for details. It’s a nice time to ” see ” members and socialize. And the Pizza is GREAT TOO. Linda and Brenda are doing a great job with the Comfort Quilt committee. I thank them so much. If you need a kit or two to work on, in your downtime, just email them and they will get a kit to you. You just need to quilt or piece it together. It’s a great “in-between” project.
So, wrap up in a quilt, on these cool fall nights, and don’t forget to have on your lap a project you are working on too. It’s easy for me as I’m a hand quilter….
All my best,
Sip, Sew, and Zoom a Holiday Gathering
Please join us for our second annual
Sip, Sew, and Zoom
Friday, December 3rd from
Lecture – Stephanie Hackney/Director of Sales and Marketing, Hobbs Bonded Fibers -“Batting: What’s Inside Matters”. There will also be an opportunity for someone to win batting. No workshop at this time.