Meetings

Board Meeting

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This is a reminder that there is a board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, October 3rd, 7:00 PM, room 201, West Congregational Church, Haverhill, MA.  All members are welcome to attend.

A Thank You and A Request for pictures

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Hello all!  I hope everyone enjoyed the last meeting.  It was very hectic for me.  We had some technical difficulties that needed to be worked out.  One issue was, my camera did not have a battery in it.  Therefore, I do not have any pictures of the changing of the board, thanking Ann for her service, naming of Quilter of the Year and Show and Tell.  I would like to post some pictures to our Facebook page.  So, if you have pictures would you share them with me?  Please send them to me by email at liz@swanquilting.com.  Or, if you prefer, and you use Dropbox, share your folder with me.  I would appreciate any and all pictures I can get.

I would like to say a public thank you to all who made this a memorable time for me.  Thank you, Ann Hockmeyer for being a great President and for the pin, bell and beautiful flowers.  Thank you, Nancy Dempsey, for naming me Quilter of the Year.  I was very surprised and humbled by it.  And the orchid is beautiful!  I really love it.  Thanks to Ann Hockmeyer, Betty Hastings and Marianne Karp for their hand in it.

Thank you to all members for electing me as President.  I look forward to your help and support in the coming year.  Thank you to the new Executive Board for stepping up.  I look forward to working with you.  Thank you to the 73 members who made quilts for Kulea.  I am truly overwhelmed by your generosity.  Finally, thank you to the Raffle Quilt committee for a beautiful quilt that, I hope, will make lots of money for the guild.  Can wait to quilt it!

Lots to be thankful for!  Enjoy your summer.  See you in September!

Liz Swan

Newsletter now online

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The November/December newsletter is now online.

The December 5, 2013 meeting theme is “Following that Star Potluck and Bazar”.  Bring your favorite covered dish or desert to share.  If you would like to take part in the gift exchange bring a wrapped handmade gift valued at $20.00. Include a tag saying who it is from.  We still have table space available if you would like to sell handmade items at the Star Light Bazar.  The table space is free of charge but we are asking for a 10% of sales donation to go to the charity of the President’s choose.  Tables can be reserved by contacting Susan Richards at smrquilts@gmail.com.  Come enjoy great food, great company and do some holiday shopping.    See you there

 

Door Prize

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WE HAVE RECEIVED A GIFT AS A DOOR PRIZE.

It will be drawn at the October meeting.

The website that gave it to us is: www.robowhittler.com.

Check them out- they have a whole selections of signs.

Patty Sawyer, Quilt Judge

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Patty Sawyer, Quilt Judge who is speaking at our September meeting has offered to do some mock quilt judging at the end of her lecture. You could get some wonderful feedback to assist you with making that prize winning quilt for our Quilt Show this year. If you have a quilt you would like mock judged please bring it with you. A sign up sheet will be at the program table for the mock judging. There can only be a limit number of quilts judged so remember to sign up as soon as you arrive. Looking forward to seeing everyone at the meeting this Thursday. Happy Stitiching! Susan

Quilter of the Year 2010 – 2011

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This year’s Quilter of the Year is a woman who has been a member for about ten plus years.

She has served the guild in many capacities in a very quiet gentle way.  She has taught classes over the years at a local quilt shop in her area, she has shared her journey with us, she has been the guild treasurer and she has won ribbons for her quilting at many of our guilt shows.  She co-chaired this year’s quilt show and our winner is Mary Ginn.

March Madness is coming to MVQ

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Our March Madness meeting will be on March 17th [you can wear green, if you want!]. Nine talented members will be demonstrating their talents at nine different tables. You can browse all nine or stay at one- it is up to you. Handouts will be available for you to take home to practice the skill.

  • Flange built into binding technique- Lyn Grenier
  • Machine Quilting on your home machine- Jeannie Elliot
  • Hand quilting – Gail Seely
  • Stitch and Stab Method of hand quilting- Ildi Tary
  • Pineapple technique- Sue Harnden
  • Machine Applique- Maggie Judd
  • Hand Applique- freezer paper on top- Mary Ginn
  • Kaleidescope block- Barbara O’Neil
  • Crazy Quilting- Helen Gosselin

The March Workshop will be held on March 19th at the Plaistow Library.

We will be learning fabric origami- Each person will make a large flower and a small flower which we will use as our award ribbons at the Quilt Show.

Any other flowers are yours- we will provide fabric for the award flowers- bring your own for yours.

A sign-up sheet will be at the meeting so we will have an idea of how many.