Lecture Schedule/ Workshop Schedule

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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     

When was the last time you had Professional Photos taken…selfies do not count. It’s probably time. Don’t worry. I’ve studied to light and pose you to look your best.
There are 2 types of sessions available.

Session Types

#1 Mini Headshot Session $100– 1 outfit, 1 Fully Edited digital image. 30-45 minutes. The Photo Session fee includes the Headshot Photo Session with various poses. The fee includes one fully edited digital image as High resolution (for print) and Web sized resolution (for the Web).

#2 Mini Portrait Session $125– 2 outfits, 2 Fully Edited digital images. 45-60 minutes. The Photo Session fee includes the Headshot Photo Session with various poses. The fee includes two fully edited digital images as High resolution (for print) and Web sized resolution (for the Web).

PHOTO Selection – This is the fun part. After you Photo Session, you’ll look at your unedited photos to make your selection. Additional photos are available starting at $85.

Sign up at http://bonniemccaffery.com/photography/ma/ 


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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