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 DetailsKate Colleran from Kat Colleran Designs out of Colorado will be presenting “Journey of a Quilt Pattern Designer”. She’ll also be talking about her newest book – “Smash Your Precut Stash”. She will also present a trunk show. Visit Kate’s Website here
Workshop – Friday morning, start time TBD, February 19th Kate Colleran from Kat Colleran Designs will teach a 3-hour class on one of her patterns “Breakout, A Modern Log Cabin”. She is also offering NBQA members a 10% discount on purchases from her website – seamslikeadream.com – See the newsletter for details
Class size is limited
Contact Gail Macera for registration at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Karen Echmeier from the Quilted Lizard Fiber Arts Studio presenting Wiggles and Waves (her most recent book) and a trunk show.
Karen Echmeierwill 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. Contact Gail Macera for registration at email@example.com.