Lecture Schedule/ Workshop Schedule

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September 2017

Thursday,  September 21, 2017 – Ice Cream Social

Quilt Show Wrap – Up
Jane Hamel – The Journey Continues  – “You’ve Got Mail”

Jane will entertain and inspire us once again as her Journey continues with Part 2 – You’ve Got Mail.  Final details of our Quilt Show will be discussed along with our welcome back Ice Cream Social with all the trimmings from “Cows Rock” in North Andover.

Ice Cream Social

Saturday, September 23rd, 2017

No workshop – Finish up your quilts and let’s get on with the show!

October 2017

Thursday,  October 19, 2017 – Christine Wickert

Christine Wickert

Learning from the Masters-Continuing the Journey –
A trunk show by Christine Wickert,  a silk appliqué artist.

Christine is an award winning silk appliqué artist who will present a wonderful program for us.  Her quilt “My Version of a Persian” will be part of New England’s exhibit called Gilding the Lily: Embroidered Quilts from the Past and Present” from August 31 – December 30, 2017. Please take some time to visit the Musuem!

Saturday,  October 21, 2017 – Silk Floral Applique Pillow

Supply List

December 2017

Thursday, December 7, 2017 – Holiday Party

Please bring items for Newborns in Need as our charitable donation this year.  Also bring your completed “brown bag” gift with the piece of green fabric Gail handed out.  See Gail for fabric and instructions if needed. And don’t forget your special potluck dish!  A fun evening not to be missed!

December 9th, 2017

No workshop planned  -Tentative Workshop
Ornament Workshop TBD by member interest


January 2018

Thursday, January 18th, 2018   

MVQ Members Journeys – A wonderful program and trunk show with 3 of our talented members who will share their quilting journey with us.  Always a favorite!

Saturday, January 20

No Workshop

February 2018

Thursday, February 15th, 2018

UFO Auction – Bring your cash and checkbook and friends!


Saturday, February 17th, 2018 

Carol Robinson – Collage Workshop

March 2018

Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Pam Weeks – New England Quilt Museum

What’s New About Jane Stickle

In the 150th anniversary year of the making of the Jane Stickle quilt, Pam was invited to examine and do further research on this iconic Civil War quilt. Her lecture reveals the results of her research and sheds light on the life of this Vermont farm wife who made on incredible quilt.

Saturday, March 17th, 2018 

Strings and Bits – Fun with Scrap Quilts Workshop –

Not sure what to do with that fabulous bag of scraps you have stashed in the bottom of your fabric closet? Bring it along and learn to piece with abandon! Students will learn free-form cutting, approximation piecing and leave with a freer attitude about playing with fabric.


April 2018

Thursday, April 19th, 2018
Rose Ann Hunter – Newburyport Artisan
Folk Art Lecture  – Historic Techniques from the early 1800’s

Rose Ann Hunter has been a textile structuralist for the last thirty years. She was chosen in 2005 as craftperson-in-residence at Old Sturbridge Village in traditional rugmaking 1790 to 1850 and lectures at various museums, conferences and guilds throughout New England and the US. She has adapted and developed over 30 techniques of rug making by recycling fabrics that are sewn, knitted or crocheted into folk art.

This lecture is all about recycling and repurposing textiles and by using these techniques we will bring them forward to present day to make utilitarian items as well as art to wear from even the smallest of scraps of fabrics.

Saturday, April 21st, 2018

Workshop –    Wool Pincushions and Knitted Confetti Bag

Enjoy making these creative and whimsical cushions using techniques from the early 1800’s. Rose Ann will supply precut half inch wool strips to sew with a five inch needle and heavy thread. We will embellish with wool flowers and wool leaves that we will sew, and buttons, beads, and a few shirred garlands.

 We will have a separate table set up for ladies who like to knit and
Rose Ann will demo the confetti bag just to learn the technique.

May 2018

NOTE: Meeting, Lecture, and Workshops will be held the second week in May due to NECC graduations.

Thursday, May 10th, 2018

Bonne Lyn McCaffery – Portrait Quilts
Everyone loves a face. There is a wide variety of ways to capture people in quilts. This lecture will explore many different peoples portrait quilts. You will also see how easily I create my own portrait quilts using a guideline drawing under the fabric (so I can see exactly where to paint the features). A fast paced slide lecture with actual quilts.

Friday, May 11, 2018     

Photographs by Bonnie – scheduled on an individual basis

Saturday, May 12th, 2018  

Workshop – Painted Face for Beginners

Yes, you can!!! A guideline drawing under your fabric makes positioning features easy. By the end of the class, you will have a painted face ready for the addition of hair and clothing. Once you learn this technique you will be able to paint your own choice of faces – family & friends.

June 2018

Thursday, June 21st, 2018

RaNae Merrill – RaNae Merrill Quilt Design

Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts – An eye-popping tour de force of spiral mandala quilts based on RaNae’s new book Magnificent Spiral Mandala Quilts. This lecture also includes an easy hands-on demonstration of how to draw a spiral.

Friday, June 22rd, 2018 

Friday Workshop – Magic Mirror Mandala Quilt – Use a simple spiral variation on the Log Cabin block to make a Magic Mirror Mandala Quilt — in one day you’ll go from mystery to mastery! In the morning we’ll use a “wedge puzzle” to design your own unique version of the quilt shown; in the afternoon you’ll start sewing spirals.

Saturday, June 23rd, 2018

Saturday Workshop                      TENTATIVE  – Subject to class interest
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