As everyone around me seems to say, “I can’t believe it is almost December.” Summer seemed to last a long time, then Fall was over in a few days. I hope you will all enjoy a bountiful Thanksgiving with family and friends. The Guild outdid itself last month with the food donations that will provided a Happy Thanksgiving for many who otherwise might not have one. It is a wonderful […]
We are happy to have Meg Cox join us as our December guest lecturer. Meg’s two specialties are family traditions and quilting. She has been a passionate quilter for 25 years. Her books and lectures are jam-packed with practical information and inspiration. Her book, The Quilter’s Catalog, is a must have for all of us.
Our next workshop will be in March. Plan ahead. The sign up tables remain open at […]
It’s a little over a month away until registration opens on January 15. Information on registration rules and instructions, as well as quilt categories will be available on the website. I hope you will have some extra time over the holidays to work on your quilts. If you have any questions, please contact me.
At this year’s Show, we are going to add a new exciting feature to promote and entice […]
Let’s give a warm welcome to our newest members, Brenda Harris, Debbie Tompkins, and Michela Gilarde-Green.
Membership is looking for members who are interested in holding a One Woman Show. This is a wonderful opportunity to showcase your talents at an upcoming meeting and provides a visual feast to your fellow Guild members. Please email Membership if you or someone you know may be interested.
We are asking all our members to bring in their favorite goodies which could include homemade baked items, fruit, cheese and crackers, nuts or chips and dip. We will also be raffling two gift baskets. The raffles are $1.00 each.
How exciting … over 14 Incredible Cow Quilts are being created!! It’s not too late to start one, when the word play idea pops into your head! Click here for the Guidelines and join in the fun!!
The 2016 Super Saturday class listing has been posted. Click here for more details.
Landscape SIG will meet at 1pm on Dec 6th at the Astoria Bank in Somers
Long Arm SIG will meet on Dec 6th at Helen Nash May’s house
Art Quilters SIG will meet in the Library at 5:45pm before the Guild meeting. Bring your completed questionnaire as well as Show & Tell and any challenges that have been completed.
Domestic Machine SIG will meet at 5:45pm in the Faculty Room. Consider bringing any tips, ideas, frustrations or examples of free motioning quilting as well as any recent work or work you need help with designing.
Membership is looking for members who are interested in holding a One Woman Show. This is a wonderful opportunity to show case your talents at an upcoming meeting and provides a visual feast to your fellow Guild members. Please email Christine Wilhem at Membership@Northernstarquilters.com if you or someone you know may be interested.
Please let us know if you have been (or will be) featured in a show, publication, mentioned in an article, etc. Please send a photo (if available) and any pertinent details to News@Northernstarquilters.com
This year’s quilt challenge is about having fun using wordplay, colorful fabric and embellishments in response to Mary Lou Weidman and Melanie Bautista McFarland’s challenge to use their cow pattern with the theme of your quilt included in the border.
Our Super Saturday event is on February 27, 2016. This is always a well-attended, fun day in the middle of winter. You can register for a class or for a day of “Sit and Sew”. Lunch will be provided. Click the “Read More” link for a list of classes.
The Guild trip to the 2016 AQS Lancaster Quilt Show is on March 18-19, 2016. We will depart early Friday morning and shop our way to Lancaster, making stops at Burkholder’s Fabrics, Weaver’s Dry Goods, and Intercourse, PA where there are a number of stores – fabric and otherwise – to visit. Signups begin in November.
The Holiday Boutique was held on November 17, 2015 at 6 pm prior to the start of our general meeting. The boutique is your chance to purchase lovely items hand-made by your fellow Guild members. Come early and start your holiday shopping. No admission charge for family and friends.
Show & Tell, Lecture and Workshop
Area Shows and Events
“Quilts=Art=Quilts” – October 31, 2015 – January 3, 2016; Schweinfurth Art Center, 205 Genesee St, Auburn, NY; Exhibit Preview and Awards Reception – Friday, October 30th 2015, 5-8pm; www.QAQentry.org
“Quilting: Fiber Art Fun” – January 28-30, 2016 – North Country Studio Workshops will offer a 5-day workshop with Carol Ann Waugh. The workshop will be held on the campus at Bennington College. For more details on location, cost and registration procedures, please visit North Country’s web site, www.ncsw.org.
“Kongo: Power and Majesty” – now through January 1, 2016, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; http://www.metmuseum.org.
”Jacqueline de Ribes: The Art of Style” -November 19, 2015-February 21, 2016, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City, http://www.metmuseum.org.
”Chinese Textiles: Ten Centuries of Masterpieces from the Met Collection” -through June 19, 2016, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; http://www.metmuseum.org.
”American Quilts and Folk Art” – through August 7, 2016, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; http://www.metmuseum.org.
”New Discoveries: Early Liturgical Textiles from Egypt, 200-400” – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; http://www.metmuseum.org
Members on Display
Congratulations to Renee H. Fleuranges-Valdes – her quilts “Let’s Hear it for the Girls” and “Fire Dancer” were accepted into the Road to California Quilters Conference & Showcase. For more info on Renee’s work, visit her blog.