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1Dec, 2016

Charitable Activities

Show Raffle Tickets

Remember to return your raffle stub and ticket money at our Guild meeting.  Besides supporting our charity, Mt. Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry, you may be the winner of a Bernini 350-Patchwork Edition, donated by Pins and Needles.  This sewing machine made especially for Quilters is valued at $1,899.00.

Comfort Quilts

Time to make your New Year Resolution and plan to attend Comfort Quilts where quilts are made and distributed to folks in need.  All members are invited to the Wednesday meetings at the Ambulance Corp in North Salem.  The group usually, but not always, meets on the first and third Wednesdays of the month.

Our dates for the rest of the Winter Season are:

Jan.  4 and 18
Feb.  1 and 15
Mar. 1 and 15
Apr.  5 and 19
May 10 and 24 (2nd and 4th Wednesday)

Always check with Carol Auer or Karen Carlson for possible cancellations if you are not on their mailing list.

1Nov, 2016

Charitable Activities

Thanks to your generosity, two quilts were raffled off at the October meeting.  The winners and the makers of the quilts are:

1st Place – Barbara Oudheusden Quilt Maker – Susan Fasnacht

2nd Place – Carolyn Salon Quilt Maker – Kathleen Keane

Show Raffle Quilt

raffle quilt copyOur raffle quilt for the 2017 Quilt Show, Blooming Star, will be on display at the November meeting.  This beautiful quilt, made up of stars and flowers, was constructed under the leadership of Angela Vertucci and professionally quilted in golden thread by Angela.  The quilt was made possible by the generous contribution of fabric by Stone Designs in Carmel, NY and batting by the Quilt Shop by Lois of Newtown, CT.

You will also be able to pick up your raffle tickets for Blooming Star, so that you may support Mt. Kisco Interfaith Food Pantry, our chosen charity for this year.  MKIFP, which is made up of 13 member congregations of various denominations, provides food each week to 270 families from Northern Westchester.

Holiday Boutique

Comfort Quilts will have a Batik Extravaganza, assorted novelties and notions at the November Boutique. Proceeds go to the Guild, so stop by and shop.

1Nov, 2016

Quilt Show

This year we will have a special exhibit of quilts started in NSQG workshops or on Super Saturday.  The quilts in this exhibit will not be judged.  If you enter a quilt to be judged that was started in a workshop or on Super Saturday, there will be a sign next to it saying so.  We would like to highlight the exceptional teachers and workshops that our Guild has to offer.

1Nov, 2016

Membership Information

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 Membership Table to sign-in and pick up your 2016-2017 Membership Directory at the November Meeting.

Super Saturday

Sign ups will begin at the November 15 Guild meeting.  A reminder that Super Saturday will be held at the Yorktown Presbyterian Church in Yorktown Heights on February 18, 2017.

This is a good time to get to know other Guild members in a smaller, productive and relaxed setting.  Lunch will be served, and we can guarantee members a fun and exciting experience.  You will also learn new quilting techniques from talented guild members.

Registration will continue at the December and January meetings.  Please contact Joan Weth if you have any questions.

Lancaster Trip

We will begin to take deposits and reservations at the November 15 Guild meeting. The trip is scheduled for Friday, March 31 to Saturday, April 1, 2017.  The cost of the trip is being finalized and will be known in time for the November meeting.

Join us  as we shop hop all day on Friday at Sauder’s, Zooks and more.  We will follow up the day of shopping with dinner at the famous Miller’s Smorgasbord and then staying overnight at the Fairfield Inn.  We will rise early to attend the Lancaster Quilt show before departing for home in the late afternoon.

 

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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