Questions? Contact Nancy Green, Programs Chairperson.
On Friday, June 9th, we'll have our regular business meeting at the Lutheran Church and them move to the Baptist Church for our spring luncheon. See you there!
Pam Weeks is the Curator of the New England Quilt Museum—where she gets to work with a variety of quilts both old and new. She began making quilts in 1976—making traditional quilts with the limited calicos available. Buy the 1980s she was experimenting with art quilts based in tradition but with an emphasis on non-traditional color.
Friday, July 14
Guild Presentation: Civil War Soldiers' Quilts
Quilts made for use by soldiers during the Civil War are very rare—only seventeen are known (so far) to exist, and Pam has studied most of them in person. She'll outline the origins of the U. S. Sanitary Commission at the beginning of the War, the roles women played on the home front and the battlefield, and feature the stories of fourteen actual Civil War soldiers’ quilts.
Thursday Class, July 13
Quilt As You Go
If you are struggling to quilt large quilts on your home sewing machine—learn some tricks from Mary. Making quilts in small sections and joining those sections to make a larger quilt is a method that has been used by quilters for more than 150 years. Using examples from her collection, Pam will lead students through the various methods and techniques. Students will leave with a sample notebook of techniques and pattern sources. Learn how to choose what method works for what project.
Homework assignment is detailed in the supply list using the button, above left. Be sure to complete this part of the project before class. Supply List and instructions are NEW as of 5/23/17, so be sure you have the newest version!! Changes are in italics.
Join us for a fashion show of wearable
made and modeled by our talented members.
Coordinated by Anna Kelly.
Rob is a man who loves to sew and is proud of it. You may have seen some of his video tutorials online—we saw one of his videos here last January. Rob worked in his mother’s quilt shop in Morrow Bay, California, where he developed a fondness for Hawaiian shirt making. And now, 20 years later he is designing fabrics, writing books and creating patterns and loving to teach.
Friday, September 8
For his guild presentation, Rob will do a trunk show highlighting what he has learned in his 20 year career and sharing some of his design secrets and masculine perspective on quilt making.
Make this dramatic quilt with pre-cuts with 2.5” and 1.5” strips.
Strip the piece sets, then make blocks, then make new blocks and soon the whole quilt top will be dancing before your eyes.
Try other color combinations for a variety of effects.
Layer fabrics, mark the design, sew and cut away the top fabric to create freeform appliqué. Rob will show you how to create your own designs with this simple technique.
Make this dramatic quilt with pre-cut 10” squares. Cutting is even easier with Rob’s wedge template. You'll have so many design possibilities for bold, colorful quilts!
Honoring Women in Military Service
Jane Hall lives in Raleigh, NC and is a traditional piecer. She has a special interest in foundation work—exploring many methods, both traditional and innovative.
Jane is a judge and appraiser and has taught in US and abroad for over 25 years.
Friday, November 10
Jane has co-authored six books on foundation piecing with Dixie Haywood and this is their latest. For her presentation at the guild meeting she will give us an overview of the design potential of classic patterns like Log Cabin and Pineapple Log Cabin as well as innovative contemporary designs. She will explain many techniques to work on foundations as well share her innovative tweaks.
Thursday's Class, November 9
Jane’s all day class will teach us how to make a basic Pineapple block and then let us choose other design variations to explore. This class is suitable for beginning to advanced quilters. Bring your sewing machine and learn Jane’s expert techniques.
Friday afternoon class, November 10
Create this very contemporary looking design by making simple Log Cabin variation blocks, then slicing them at an angle and re-combining the segments.