Comfort Quilts Be sure to stop by the Comfort Quilt Display at our Quilt Show and enjoy examples of the variety of colorful designs and exquisite quilting done by many Guild Members on the Comfort Quilts which are distributed to those in need. Thanks to all who made quilts, quilted quilts or donated fabric to make these outstanding quilts. Thanks [...]
Quilt Registration closes on Thursday. We want to make the Show at our new venue spectacular and displaying the talents of the NSQG members is one way to do that. If you have a quilt that you can register, please do so today. If you have any questions on the registration process, contact Yvonne at email@example.com. Click here to go to the registration [...]
Quilt Registration Closes Next Thursday! Don’t miss your chance to display a quilt in our inaugural Show at the O’Neill Center. Why should you register this weekend and not on Thursday? You could get closed out if we meet our 200 quilt limit early. There is a lot of processing of entries to do in the next few weeks- it [...]
March......that sounds like Spring to me. Let’s hope the weatherman agrees and gives us lots of warm days. Spring brings many outdoor chores so make sure you get your show quilts ready during the last cold days of March. Then register them to be sure we don’t reach our quota before yours gets in. It does not have to be [...]
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,