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.
As I start my 4th year as your President, I’ve been reflecting on all the things that have happened in the last 3 years. I have been so blessed with having great board members and committee chairs to help me along the way. We all know the old saying “when the going gets tough, the tough get going”, or in this case, they invent ZOOM… LOL.
As COVID has had its ups, downs, and ups…. again, I thank you all for hanging in with NBQA; from the canceling of the Quilt Show in 2020 to transitioning to seeing our faces on a computer screen instead of in person.
Our new year is upon us, and I truly wish we could have met in person. With those “ups and downs” it only made sense to continue zooming until 2022. Schedules were made months prior for speakers and workshops to use the zoom format for the fall, so the Board and I felt it best to continue with Zoom for the safety of our members. Most of you are “seasoned“(you know who you are). We want you and everyone else to be safe and comfortable.
I thank you for understanding our reservations, and really look forward to seeing you in person very soon, where we can hug, laugh and see your faces in person. Believe me, I long for that as my cat is getting to think I’m crazy the way I hug her and talk to her all the time…..
So, I hope, through this “time out” you have made some beautiful quilts for the 2022 Quilt Show, coming in April 2022. There will be a form you need to fill out, to be submitted along with photos of your quilt. Also, if you would like your quilts judged, there is a fee, so a check will need to be enclosed. This information is in on our web site. www.nbqa.org.
And don’t forget about the Quilt Show Fabric Challenge using beautiful Hoffman complimentary fabrics. Please check the website and this newsletter for information on how to obtain the fabric to design something for this challenge
Also, for our September zoom meeting, if you have made a 2021 Summer Challenge “Something Fishy” item, please email a photo and your name and description to my email before Monday, September 13, 2021, at noon. My address is email@example.com. Please put the 2021 summer challenge in the subject line. I will be making a PowerPoint of all entries to be voted on at the September 16th General Membership Zoom meeting.
And lastly, please remember to renew your membership for 2021-22, so you receive your Zoom invites and newsletters. Our membership year is Sept 1, 2021, to August 31, 2022. It is important not only for your support of NBQA as a Guild, but to make sure you receive all your benefits as a member. This may be your last newsletter if you have not renewed yet, so please fill out your membership application and check and forward this to Anne Sabatini our membership Chairperson. REMEMBER, YOU MAKE NBQA,…RENEW TODAY!
So get ready for an exciting 2021-2022 NBQA Guild year. And if you have any suggestions, comments, or concerns please feel free to contact me any time. See you on Zoom and maybe an in-person visit at a “Quilt a Thon”.
Keep Safe and Healthy
Geri Bergreen President, NBQA
Karen Miller from Red Bird Quilt Company and a certified Aurifilosophy lecturer will speak. Every participant will be given a spool of thread which can be picked up at a later date at Island Creations (Louise’s shop). No workshop at this time but we are working on some great ideas!
Sip, Sew, and Zoom a Holiday Gathering
Please join us for our second annual
Sip, Sew, and Zoom
Friday, December 3rd from