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1Dec, 2016

President’s Message

First, a big reminder – this month’s Meeting is being held a week earlier than normal on December 13th.  In this season of thankfulness, I want to thank those of you who brought food items in November to donate to the local food pantries.  If you missed the opportunity to bring an item, you can always contact your local food pantry directly to make a donation.  There are many people in our community who could use some extra help.

Some of you may have noticed a glitch in the Membership Directories.  Despite the proof reading efforts of Jennifer and me, the book was published with everyone’s cell number also listed as their home phone.  We will have an insert to the Directory available at our December meeting that lists both numbers correctly.

We are trying something new for our February Winter Program – an Ugly Fabric Auction!  This fun filled event is sure to amuse you.  Donna is bringing in two entertaining auctioneers to run the event.  We will be collecting your fabric donations starting this month on through to the February meeting.  More information can be found in the February Program article.

I had mentioned at our November meeting that there is a new quilt magazine called Quiltfolk that I saw at the Houston Quilt Show.  The magazine is a quarterly publication with stories about quilters, and it is chock full of beautiful photos of people and quilts.  With over 150 pages and no advertising, it is a unique concept in depicting the art of quilting.  We have a few copies of the inaugural issue of the magazine in our Library to look at.  The publisher has supplied us with subscription cards that give 10% off an annual subscription. Additionally for each subscription sold by the Guild, we will receive a 10% commission.  Subscription cards will be at the Library Table.  I urge you to take a look at the magazine, and consider purchasing a subscription – it would make a great holiday gift.

I wish everyone a wonderful and happy holiday season.

Susan Fasnacht, President
president@Northernstarquilters.com

1Dec, 2016

Membership Information

Hospitality

All members are welcomed to bring in a snack for our December meeting. We will also have three raffles; two regular prizes and one gift basket filled with goodies !!!

Library

Please remember that when you check out a book it must be returned by the next meeting. Otherwise it is overdue. So if you still have books checked out from September, be sure to return them at the November meeting. If there is a problem please email me or stop by and speak to me before the meeting.

Membership

Please stop by the Welcome Table to pick up your Membership Book.  Unfortunately, the cell phone numbers were not printed in the books.  Instead the home phone numbers were printed twice.  We are handing out inserts to the books with the correct phone numbers, so please pick one up when you sign in.  We apologize for the omission!

 

1Dec, 2016

Quilt Show

We are so pleased to announce not one, but two fabulous Invitationals for our 2017 show:  Rayna Gillman and Liza Prior Lucy.  We look forward to surrounding this wonderful display with all of our Members’ beautiful quilts. Altogether we will have a great Show!

1Dec, 2016

Programs

Lecture

Our December lecture will be by Lisa Shepard Stewart.  Her lecture is a lovely combination of showing her wonderful African fabric collection and many different ways to use them.  She has published three books, writes for many fabric related subjects, teaches and lectures around the world.  Her visit should be an exciting, informational lecture.

Programs

Check out the “Winter Programs” section on the home page to see the fun we are planning for January and February.

SIGs

The Domestic Machine Quilting SIG will be meeting before the December guild meeting at 5:45pm in the back of the cafeteria.  Please bring any machine quilting projects you are working on to share and/or discuss with the group.  We did not have any volunteers for December for a specific topic so Helen will discuss some things she learned from the Cindy Needham Craftsy course.

The Art Quilters will be meeting at 5:45pm at the back of the cafeteria before the December Guild Meeting. We have outgrown our space in the teacher’s lounge and this location should give us more room.  Don’t forget to bring in your “play exercises” for the month. December is washes, drawing or painting on fabric, and/or beads. Also, bring your Show and Tell.

The Landscape SIG will meet Saturday, December 3rd from 1pm to 3pm at the Astoria Bank in Somers.

The Paper Piecing SIG will meet Saturday, December 17th from 10am to 1pm at Pooah’s Home in Ossining.  The group will continue working on “African Violets.”
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Quilt Show News

raffle quilt copyPlanning for a World of Quilts XXXVIII is well underway.  We are all set at the O’Neill Center, our great new venue.  Our wonderful Quilt Show Committee is already hard at work.  If you will be going to a Quilt Show or quilt shop this fall, please get in touch with Helen Boland, our Publicity person.  She has had the show postcards printed and available for you to bring to Shows and shops.

The success of our Quilt Show does not depend on the Show Committee alone.  We need your help in two ways.  First, we ask all Guild Members to donate two hours of their time working at the Show.  You will receive free admission for the day.  Volunteer signups start in January.  Second, and most importantly, a Quilt Show is not a Quilt Show without quilts!  If you have entered a quilt in the past, we hope that you will continue showing your beautiful quilts.  If you have never had a quilt in the Show, please consider putting one in this year.  It is such a thrill to see your work hanging for all to admire.  How wonderful it would be to see all Guild Members sporting “exhibitor” ribbons at the Show!

We will once again be having our popular Silent Auction.  Many visitors look forward to bidding on these beautiful little wall hangings. Please consider donating one of your creations.  It is a great fundraiser for the Guild.

The entries from the Young Quilters are always fun to see.  If you have a grandchild or another youngster in your life who has been bitten by the quilting bug, we would love to see their work.

We look forward to seeing our guild’s talent and creativity on display!

If you have any questions, please email quiltshow@northernstarquilters.com

Upcoming Events

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Tue 06

Board Meeting

December 6 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Comfort Quilts

December 7 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Guild Meeting

December 13 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Trunk Show with Lisa Shepard Stewart

December 13 @ 8:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Comfort Quilts

December 21 @ 9:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Winter Programs

January 2017
Please join us for an Evening of Demos by our talented Guild Members. There will be inspiration for both Traditional and Art Quilters.  Demonstrators will include Helen May, Karen Carlson, Mary Cannizzaro, Carole Hoffman, Judy Gignesi, Carolyn Salon, and Joyce Sullivan.

** There is still room available if you have a special technique that you would like to share with our members.  If so, contact Donna Chambers at education@northernstarquilters.com

February 2017
IT’S AN UGLY FABRIC AUCTION!!!!  ALL FABRICHOLICS ARE WELCOME!!!!

Join us for this fun filled Quilt Event.  Bid on an item from an amazing collection of eclectic fabrics!  Bidding starts at 50 cents and up.  Highest bids wins!

WHAT YOU NEED TO DO IS:
Check your STASH.  Starting in December, bring us your UGLY-UGLY, UNIQUE, CRAZY, UGLY FUNKY, CHALLENGING, 100% cotton fabric.  Fat Quarters, Half Yards, Full Yards, Multiple Yards, & bagged beautiful scraps will be accepted!  REMEMBER, ONE QUILTER’s UGLY, may be ANOTHER QUILTER’s Beautiful Inspiration.
All sales are final and it’s a Cash & Carry Affair.  The event will be run by our humorous, semi pro auctioneers, Sandy Bright & Carolyn Lewis.

Member Marketplace

Membership Info

Comfort Quilts

2016-2017 Workshops

CHANGE IN DIRECTION

September 21, 2016

Pat Harrison

harrisonPat will give suggestions on color, design, and, of course, how to easily and evenly piece circles into your quilt.

More Info

EXTREME TEXTURE

October 19, 2016

Michelle O'Neil Kincaid

kincaidLearn how to manipulate fabric, go outside the box and add interesting additions to your quilts.

More Info

PLAYING WITH PAINTS

November 16, 2016

Mickey Lawler

lawlerHer wonderful landscapes are well know.  Now you can learn her secrets and try doing your very own.

More Info

Coming Soon

March 22, 2017

JUANITA YEAGER

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GOING IN CIRCLES

April 19, 2017

MARGE TUCKER

margetuckerThis class will show you how to do a very unique technique of curved piecing developed by the instructor.

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Special Events

Area Shows and Events

  • Traditional and Modern Quilting & Fabric Arts Exhibition, organized by The Village Squares Quilters Guild in association with the Pound Ridge Historical Society, Saturday November 12th through Sunday December 4th at the Pound Ridge Historical Society located at 255 Westchester Ave, Pount Ridge, NY.

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,
  • www.metmuseum.org – Metropolitan Museum textile collection online
  • www.megcox.com –  Meg Cox website. Sign up for her free newsletter, Quilt Journalist Tells All!

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