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.

Successful UFO Auction!

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Thanks to Ildi Tary and her helpers, over $2000 was netted at the UFO auction this year. It appears to be a record for the books!

Ildi will pass the excess “treasures” along to Angie Cyr for the White Elephant Table at the Quilt Show- so watch for the bargains.

FEW MYSTERY BUS TRIP OPENINGS LEFT

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There are just a few seats left for the  mystery bus trip.   Don’t miss out on a fun day.  It is Saturday, March 12th.  Please contact Gail Wozniak 603-642-8284 or gwozniak@andover.edu if you would like to come.

Quilt Show Entry Clarification

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Try not to be confused with the 2 entry forms:

If you want a quilt to be judged, you must check the YES box on the form that will go to Roselie.

Then- you must fill out a separate JUDGING APPLICATION Form to be sent to Mary Ginn- this form tells the judge about your quilt and what category you want it to be judged in.

ONLY JUDGED quilts will have 2 forms- one for the booklet and one for the judge.

If you DON”T want your quilt to be judged- just to be hung in the show- Check the NO box- all the information on this form will be for the sign and the booklet.

Hope this helps.

Click here for forms

Journeys

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Quilters Journey’s

What a great January meeting!  We heard and saw the journey’s of three great members.  Mary Ginn, Helen Gosselin and Carol Robinson.  So very different  in the journey’s they have had but yet all with the love of quilting and some great samples for us to see and enjoy.   Many members comment that journey’s is one of their favorite meetings when we have it.  Thanks again ladies for taking the time to lug all your samples for us to see and enjoy.

 

Quilt Show 2011 News

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Quilt Show Entry Form now Online.

Copies will be available at the FEBRUARY and MARCH meetings. Deadline is March 21st.

Please enter ANY quilt you think might be finished- it is easier to delete an entry than to add one.

Judging Application Form is now online.

Copies will be at February and March meetings

Please consider having your quilt judged- the evaluation form is quite simple:

Two comment areas-

“Best Features of this Quilt are” and “Areas that most need improvement”.

It is intended to improve your quilt making skills- not to be critical. This can be a great learning tool.

Right now we are asking for ONE quilt per person to be judged. We can have up to 60 quilts- we hope to do that in the first round of applicants.

Keep Quilting!

Mary Ginn and Pat Lucey

Quilt Show 2011

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The Quilt Show entry forms will be available online in February.

It is being revised to allow for entering a quilt to be judged.

Forms will be  going directly to Roselie Berard.

 

NEEDED: people willing to help the judge as she marks each quilt- runners and scribes.

Thanks, Pat Lucey and Mary Ginn