October Snacks thanks to Nancy Picco, Kathy Keane and D,E,F members
Members whose last names begin with the letters G, H, and I are asked to bring in a snack for our refreshment table. Cut-up fruit, nuts, cheese, chips and dip, as well as baked goodies are always welcome.
No Table Raffle this meeting but bring your snacks a bit early so you can enjoy them while shopping at our Holiday Boutique starting at 5:30.
If you haven’t already done so please renew your membership nowso you name can be included in our Directory.
I plan on having the Directory info available at the meeting to have members verify that the info is correct. If you have renewed and won’t be at the November meeting and there are changes that you want for the Directory, please email me with your changes.
Don’t forget to pick up your vintage pins at the Membership table for only $10 each while supplies last.
Registration is now even easier with online credit card registration or you can print and mail your check and registration. Click on your preferred member registration method:
NOVEMBER 20 – Sign up for Charlie Hietala’s workshop on Thread Painting. We will be working on fabric Charlie hand dyes. The thread painting can be done on a featherweight machine or a machine that can drop feed dogs. Charlie will be vending the cover plate for featherweights along with some of her fabrics the night of the lecture.
JANUARY 25 – This Saturday workshop on curved piecing for modern quilts will be run by Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill who is our December speaker. Check out her website: https://www.wholecirclestudio.com.
I will be taking sign ups for all Workshops. The member fee is $50.00 (non-member $70.00). Please bring a check or cash to pay for any workshops at the meeting and stop by the program table with any questions you might have.
– Show off your quilt at our 2020 Quilt Show. Beginner, intermediate or advanced, the quilt you create is a work of art! Let’s have every member of our Guild have one quilt in the quilt show this year. Maybe TWO !!!!!
– If your small group or SIG would like to have a Special Exhibit in the 2020 Quilt Show please email Patti Calautti (her email address is in the membership booklet). All participants must let Patti know by 1/1/20. See guidelines here.
– Quilt Show Committee Openings – Team up with a friend!
Quilt Handler – Coordinates with the Quilt Display Committee and Quilt Registration for the handling and transport of quilts throughout quilt drop-off, judging, and hanging at the show. Supervision includes maintaining the correct numerical order of the quilts after registration, packing of quilts and unpacking quilts for judging, and repacking the quilts for transport to the college.
Note-there is already a group of experienced Guild members who are part of this sub-committee.
Buses – Must attend Quilt Show on Saturday to meet buses. Communicate with guilds in the tri-state area to encourage groups to our show. A list of guilds and pre-written e-mails are available. Communication is through e-mail. Buses get a discount on ticket prices and receive a welcome basket. We are trying to increase the number of buses to the 2020 Quilt Show.
For those who would like their 2019 Challenge Quilt from last year to be considered for inclusion in NSQG’s entry (8 quilts needed) to the 2020 AQS Grand Rapids ‘Ultimate Guild Challenge’ Display, below are the guidelines from our 2019 Ruby challenge to refresh your memory. You must have adhered strictly to our guidelines or your quilt will not meet the AQS guidelines.
NSQG 2019 Challenge Guidelines – Our Quilt Show will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary in 2019! Tradition states that Ruby is the gift! So, let’s celebrate our 40th with some beautiful Flowers to display at the Show.
Quilt project must consist of 3 layers, back, top and batting all stitched together and quilted by hand or machine and created by one maker.
You must use the Ruby challenge fabric provided to you by the Guild. You will receive a regular 1/4 yard of fabric.
You may add as many additional fabric colors as you would like to enhance the Ruby challenge fabric.
You may use your choice of threads or embellishments.
The quilt can be constructed in any form you wish: paper piecing, traditional pattern, appliqué or your own design.
Don’t forget the sleeve for hanging and a label.
The quilt size must be 23 inches wide. The length can be up to 30 inches long but, that is the maximum size it can be.