We Dare You …

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We dare you to make this year’s Mystery Quilt!  Yes, you will have to do some thinking about your quilt design. 

Yes, you might even learn something new. 

We dare you …   We promise it won’t be too hard – how hard can a panel be? 

We promise not to make you do too much work over the holidays. 

We promise to help you over the phone, or at one of the library sew-ins. You might even like it enough to do it again. 

We promise you’ll love your finished quilt. 

Part 2 of the 2013 – 2014 Mystery Quilt instructions have been posted on the Projects page. 

There will be a very few copies available at the meeting for those without computer/printer access.

Want some help?  or join us at one of the library sew-ins.

So, we dare you …   Jan Taylor, Cathy Harnisch and Carol Sullivan

Thanks for the warm hat !

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Baby Maddie is very comfortable in her knitted hat.

Keep those fingers busy and warm some other new little ones.

Pat Lucey will collect at anytime.

Many thanks!

maddieMaddie and Pat

Quilt Show 2014

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MVQ will be hosting a quilt show in May of 2014!! Thanks to Jane Hamel and Elaine Rando, this special event of our guild will be preserved.

A note from our new Quilt Show Co-Chairs Jane Hamel  and Elaine Rando are the Co-Chairs. Our show next year is “Art of Quilting, Painting with Fabric and Threads.” The show will be May 2nd & 3rd. The entrance fee has been increased to $8.00. We would also like to recruit members to volunteer for various committees.

This is a great way for a new member to get to know others and offer their special talents to the guild.

Quilt Show planning starts right now!

Quilter of the Year – 2013

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Congratulations to Catherine Harnisch who was named MVQ quilter of the year at the June meeting. Last year’s winner, Deb Zukas, had this to say about Cathy.

“It was April of 2008 and I was co-chair of the quilt show. We were in full swing setting up on Thursday and I was approached by a member I didn’t remember having ever seen before, asking me for the pads that go under the stanchions. She was part of the group of volunteers busting out the hanging of the quilts – lots of heavy lifting involved!! I found out she was a relatively new member of the guild and I remember thinking that she wasted no time getting right into the thick of things.
Well, it was to be the first of many times that I would see this member be so willing to give of her time and herself to the guild.
Since then, she has served as Vice-President and Chairman of the Program Committee. She, together with several other members, developed and maintains the guild’s blog. She photographs the Show&Tell quilts at each month’s meeting and displays them on the blog for all to see. She has given a lot of her time to assist others in their duties, such as transporting the raffle quilt to and from various venues, taking the raffle quilt to Mann’s Orchards to sell tickets, picking up and delivering donated items. She took on the herculean task of organizing and storing all the fabrics donated to the guild – and it was a huge Job!
She has combined her love of quilting with another of her passions, Brittany Spaniels, by donating quilts she has made to be raffled off to benefit the New England Brittany Rescue.”

Congratulations and thanks to Cathy for all she has done and continues to do for our guild.

Civil War Quilts

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Four of our Storybook Quilts related to the Civil War will be on display at the Boxford Town Library, Elm Street, Boxford through the month of May- Thanks to Maggie Judd and Mary Ginn.

May 18th, Saturday- 10 to 11, a lecture on Civil War Quilts will be given by  Pam Weeks at the Library.

You must register online- go to Boxford Town Library and look under program registrations. There is no cost to attend.

The library is commemorating the Civil War all month.