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.
Happy New Years, Ladies:,
I never thought I would want so badly to say goodbye to a year again, with all I’ve been through in my life, but 2020 has been one of those years. Canceling in person meetings, quilt shows, speakers, workshops and even holidays or special events with families this year has taken a toll on all of us. I have lost some family and friends during this pandemic, and I sympathize with anyone of you who has had losses in your life too.
Never in my life would I have thought a “virus” would affect so many of us in so many ways.
Our guild and members have held together through all of this. I am so proud of my board and committee members for putting their heads in over drive to think of ways to keep our guild exciting and accessible to our members.
The zoom meetings, mailers, emails, virtual speakers, workshops and outdoor meet ups helped us all stay joined together as a strong guild.
And I’m so proud of our members for stepping up to make hundreds and hundreds of masks for all who needed them. When a request was sent out to members, the reply was overwhelming. That’s what OUR GUILD is all about. Whatever cause there may be in our world, I know our community can count on NBQA members.
I am so very proud to be a member of OUR GUILD.
Please promote NBQA with your friends and family. We are seeking new members to keep our guild growing strong. There is a “sale” on NEW memberships for the 2020-2021 year. Dues will be $20.00 instead of $35.00. This price will remain in effect through August 31, 2021.
The guild will be continuing with Zoom meetings and workshops/lectures until that time, so if you know of anyone interested in the art of quilting. Please tell them about us and sign them up. The more members we have the more we can do.
Entering 2021, there will be much more of our guild to experience, such as a Mystery Quilt to make, another President’s Facebook Contest, speakers, workshops, Zoom meetings and special nights. So be ready to have some fun and take part in YOUR guild.
Wishing you blessings for the Best in 2021/ See you on Zoom….Soon!
President, Geri Bergreen
Meeting Details:Karen Echmeier from the Quilted Lizard Fiber Arts Studio presenting Wiggles and Waves (her most recent book) and a trunk show.
Karen Echmeier will be teaching a 3-hour class on Color Twists and Leaves. Karen has also donated and signed four of her books that will be giving out as prizes during the workshop.
Weave a Quilt with Me…no sewing machine needed!
From Elly’s website
NO SEWING MACHINES needed, only a spirit of adventure! In this playful workshop, you’ll weave with fabric strips and ribbons, to make a Skinny quilt/table runner, wall hanging or art quilt, album cover, pillow top, Christmas stocking, or project of any size. I’ll share lots of ways to combine weavings, quilt, and finish the edges of your fabulous, original piece after the class ends.!
Class Supply List:
First, choose a color palette for your creation to match the décor where it will go. Make sure you have similar and complementary colors in light, medium, and dark values. Then collect:
*Scraps and/or fat eighths or fat quarters of fabrics in your chosen colors—at least 8 different ones
*Various ribbons, lace, rickrack, and/or braided trims in colors to match and contrast; satin ribbons are lovely for shine, grosgrain gives great texture, and metallics such as gold and silver are great for zing!
*2 yards of any old fabric for a padded work surface (this could become your backing)
*1 yard of paper-backed, heavy-duty fusible web, 17” wide (I recommend heavy-duty Wonder-Under–avoid sticky types like Steam-a-Seam)
*Basic rotary cutting supplies
*Pins and pincushion
Optional during class: Iron and ironing surface. Big Boards are terrific for this technique, but a table with padding will do