Board Meeting

There is a board meeting scheduled for September 6, 2017 starting at 7:00 pm.  Meeting to be held at West Congregational Church, Room 201.

Looking forward to seeing everyone and gearing up for our Quilt Show and new season!



On and after August 15 you may register for the guild’s fall retreat at the Franciscan House in Kennebunk, ME.  The retreat is scheduled for November 1-5, 2017.

The registration form and room rate chart are available here.   Print a copy of the form and return it to Sue’s address with your CHECK FOR THE TOTAL AMOUNT DUE.

To participate, you must be a paid-up member of the guild, as of Sept 2017.   If the retreat fills before your registration is received, your name will be placed on a wait list in the event of cancellations.

You may register for the full four nights or for a shorter stay.

As the summer winds down, the Quilt Show is just around the corner.  The Silent Auction table is looking for donations of handmade items to fill its table.  Small items – placemats, pillows, table runners, decoration and the like are greatly appreciated.  Please contact Gail Forthoffer and let me know what to expect.  I will be collecting these at the September meeting.  Thank you for your generosity!


Thank you –
Gail Forthoffer

August 17 – 19, 2017

For our raffle table

Thursday 4:00 – 5:00

Friday 10-12:00,  12-2:00   and 4-5:00

Saturday 12-2:00 and 2-4:00 and 4:5:00

For white gloving

Friday or Saturday any time,


Contact Betty Hastings or Judy Naylor to sign up

I’m excited that my quilt picture I sent to Becky Goldsmith made it onto her blog today. Even mentions her trip to MVQ. Check out pieceocakeblog.com

Gail Wozniak

Hello Fellow Robins

I have been asked about doing a Row by Row Round Robin for the coming year. Because we had done this for the past two years, we did not start a new one. However, if there is an interest, we will do it beginning in September.  Please understand that it involves a commitment for Sept thru June. It only involves one row and you have a month to complete it. If there is enough interest (we need at least 12 people) then we will begin in Sept. Four people have already asked to do this project. Jump on board.

Did you see the fabulous quilts from last year? They were shown at the June meeting. The Robins who did it really enjoyed the process and now have some fabulous quilts. It’s a great way to use your stash.

Please send an email to Marianne Karp at mskqlt@verizon.net if you want to participate. We will send you the rules and ask you to have row 1 completed by the Sept. mtg.

Thanks in advance,

Marianne and Layne

Merrimack Valley Quilters, this is a quick reminder that I am collecting comfort quilts for the Maris House in Amesbury, MA now. Please bring your quilt(s) to the September meeting or directly to the Quilt Show. We are going to display them at the Quilt Show so I am hoping we have a nice collection that will show our community service efforts. The Maris House provides shelter and services for 30-35 women. They have agreed to accept any size quilt during this event.

Let me know if you have any questions and thank you so much.

Diane Kelley