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.


Presidents Message:

Ladies:

Ladies:

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 tbgeri@aol.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

Upcoming Events

Oct
21
Thu
2021
Membership Meeting – Confessions of the Quilt Police @ Zoom Meeting - Details to be emailed
Oct 21 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Meeting Details

Ann Turley (www.annturley.info) “Confessions of the Quilt Police”. Ann is also a quilt show judge so she will be able to give us some wonderful hints as we prepare for our quilt show. From Ann Turley’s Shameless self-promotions: Questions She’ll answer: What is a Judge looking for? How much time does the judge spend with my Quilt? What are the most common problems noted by a judge?  
Oct
23
Sat
2021
Workshop – Making Faces @ Zoom Meeting - Details to be emailed
Oct 23 @ 9:30 am – 3:30 pm

Ann will teach – Making Faces – we will be doing a portrait of ourselves – Ann has been teaching this wildly popular class for over 15 years, making it her most successful venture. Each participant designs and constructs an image that reflects herself, her likes and dislikes. The fee for this 6 hour class is $40.00 made payable to NBQA and mailed to me, Gail Macera, 86 Pheasant Drive, Cranston, RI 02920. One check per workshop please as it will be easier for accounting purposes.

Oct
30
Sat
2021
Comfort Quilts @ Creations by Louise
Oct 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Comfort Quilts

On October 30, 2021, we will be cutting tumblers to put into kits.  If you have an Accuquilt and tumbler die, please consider joining us.  We have lots and lots and lots of scrap fabric to be utilized in this project.  We are also in need of people to iron the fabric and keep our assembly line going!  The more the merrier!!!

And, if you are not comfortable in a group setting, we will have kits to be picked up (outside) on both days.  The kits will be to make a top, OR to quilt and bind.  Please come by and pick up a project to work on!

 

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Maslanka or Brenda Starble.

Nov
4
Thu
2021
Board Meeting @ Creations by Louise
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Nov
13
Sat
2021
Comfort Quilts @ Creations by Louise
Nov 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

Comfort Quilts

On November 13, 2021, we will be sewing tumblers together to make quilt tops.  We’ll supply the tumblers.  You supply a sewing machine, your time, and your talent.   Please join us

And, if you are not comfortable in a group setting, we will have kits to be picked up (outside) on both days.  The kits will be to make a top, OR to quilt and bind.  Please come by and pick up a project to work on!

 

If you have any questions, please contact Linda Maslanka or Brenda Starble.