The Nominating Committee is pleased to announce the Slate of Officers for 2016-2017. The nominees will be introduced at the April Guild Meeting and voting will take place at the May Meeting. NSQG 2016-2017 Ballot President - Susan Fasnacht Treasurer - Carla Wdowski VP Membership - Jennifer Kramer VP Quilt Show - Noreen Lippolis and Chris Roche (co VPs) VP [...]
The President’s message this month will be a tribute to Sr. Barbara that I read at the March meeting. A number of members suggested it be in the Newsletter for absentees to read and for members to keep if they wish to. Click on the link for the tribute. Sr. Barbara and The Guild At the meeting I reported [...]
It’s Show Time! There are only a few weeks to go. Our new venue at the O’Neill Center is going to make the Show fantastic. I hope you are inviting all of your friends and relatives to our new location in Danbury. Make sure you tell them that it is at the Westside Campus of Western Connecticut State University (not [...]
The Machine Quilting SIG are attempting a challenge of free motion quilting for the next two months. Helen Boland will send out an email with the details for those who were not able to attend the meeting. Helen will be stepping down from being moderator of the group next year so please let Helen or Jennifer Kramer know [...]
I received lots of nice comments from those members who were able to take the Deborah Tirico workshop. Evidently, it was quite a success. On that note, we still have room in the Karen Combs workshop. Her Quilts of Illusion are quite wonderful and I'm sure the class will be lots of fun.” Please go to our website for more [...]
Tuesday, April 12th at 4:30pm – Quilt Show Meeting
Tuesday, April 12th at 6pm – Board Meeting
Tuesday, April 19th at 7pm – Guild Meeting
Kennedy Catholic School
54 Route 138
Sign-up to volunteer at the Quilt Show if you haven’t already done so. For those of you who have already signed-up for a volunteer position, pick-up your voucher for free Show entry. Bring an extra $5, so you can purchase a show pin.
Members last names beginning with T – Z, please bring in a snack for the meeting
There are still spaces left in the Karen Combs workshop.
The Library has new magazines, Quilting Arts and American Quilter and new books, “Patchwork City ” by Elizabeth Hartman, and “I Love Log Cabins “by Karen M. Burns. The library is NO longer accepting donations of books and magazines. Please remember to return your library books.
We are still looking for next year’s Challenge. Please see Chris Roche or Joyce Sullivan to submit your idea.
Comfort Quilts will have their super special kits for sale at the Quilt Show Boutique. Remember to support Ann’s Place and return your raffle stubs and money. Seeking raffle quilt coordinator or coordinators for the 2018 Quilt show. If interested contact Althea Nolan or Joyce Sullivan.
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.
This year’s quilt Challenge was 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.
The Guild trip to the 2016 AQS Lancaster Quilt Show will be 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.
The Winchester Center Congregational Church Quilt and Needle Art Show – April 23, 10:00-5:00 and April 24, 12:00-5:00 – 1 West Road, Winchester Center, CT – This show transforms the church’s sanctuary into a colorful display of the fine art of quilting and highlights local talents. There will be over 150 other quilts and needle arts items on display, as well as a display of Quilts of Valor and a Raffle quilt to buy chances on. There will be vendors, demonstrations and a café serving soups, sandwiches, and sweets. Admission is $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors and students. For more info on the show or to register a quilt, click here.
”American Quilts and Folk Art” – through August 7, 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.
”New Discoveries: Early Liturgical Textiles from Egypt, 200-400” – The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City; http://www.metmuseum.or
Quilting Links & Resources (thanks to Meg Cox)
www.quiltindex.org – The Quilt Index. 75,000 quilts & much more. (All the Alliance contest quilts can be found by clicking on Quilt Alliance under the collections tab).
www.QuiltAlliance.org – Quilt Alliance resources, including the Quilters S.O.S. – Save Our Stories project
www.quiltstudy.org – International Quilt Study Center & Museum website, which offers virtual exhibition tours,