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 Fall! Pumpkins, Football, Leaves, snuggling under your handiwork (quilts) and turning on the heat!
We had two great Zoom meetings and a practice forum, so hopefully everyone is getting used to this way of life for NBQA. It will probably be our way of meetings into the new year. In light of everything, I have enjoyed “seeing “everyone’s faces on Zoom. During our regular meetings I never get a chance to really sit and see all the members. With Zoom it’s nice to really see who is at the meeting (without masks on). Not sure if that’s good or bad, but it’s nice to see so many using Zoom and participating in the meetings.
The September Zoom meeting started off great with the Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr- Rethinking Color presentation and You Tube video (viewed prior to meeting). We had great Q & A questions sent in by the members. Thanks for so many great questions that added to a wonderful meeting.
At October’s meeting we had the pleasure of having members Allison Wilbur and Tina Craig share their talents regarding UFO’s. It was very helpful, and I hope everyone learned a lot about working on those piles of UFO’s just waiting to be finished. Thank you, ladies, for a great presentation and for sharing with us. If any of our members would like to share their talents with the guild, please contact Gail Macera or Tina Zuffoletti.
There is so much more to come. November should be really fun with David Sirota’s presentation at the meeting and the Zoom workshop The Chevron Star. On-line Information and registration instructions will be forwarded to you.
I would like to thank my board and committee chairs for all their work during these trying times. We all had to put our creative hats on to keep things interesting and exciting for our guild. Zooming, social distancing at comfort quilt drop off/ pick up, newsletters and emailing’s have helped keep us all connected. We are looking for more great ideas as no one knows how long this will continue. I also want to thank all guild members for your support through trials and changes that needed to be made during these times. I appreciate each and every one of you.
Remember we are all in this together, and together we can make this guild stronger by sharing our thoughts and ideas. Please have happy and safe holidays ahead. May you and your families be healthy and spend cherished moments together.
President, Geri Bergreen