We still really need some volunteers to help out on Tuesday nights during the meeting and at the lecture!
Based on the response we received about offering two workshops when Maria Shell visits our Guild in April, we will be going ahead with that idea. In addition to the regularly scheduled Wednesday workshop on April 18, we will be offering a second one the following day. People are invited to sign up for one or two days, and if you want to only do one class it can be either Wednesday or Thursday.
We are in the process of determining which classes we will be offering. If we make that decision before our November meeting, signups will begin that evening. If the decision has not been made, signups will start in December.
Payment for Classes – Remember our policy is to pay for a workshop when you signup. Until we receive your payment, you are not guaranteed a seat in the class. Please abide by this policy to make the job easier for our Program Chair.
Lecture – 11/14/17 – TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A RIBBON WHORE(der)!
Our very own Debbie Bein has been winning ribbons for her art quilts at our shows since joining Northern Star as a novice quilter in 2002. In this hour-long fun-filled presentation, Debbie will share the secrets of her “totally unintentional and still amazing” success, and provide us with an inside scoop on what it is, exactly, that she does with all those ribbons!
Workshop – 11/15/17 – LET GO-JUST SEW!
We will learn a new quilt technique, launched TO OUR MEMBERS ONLY, during this full-day workshop. Debbie claims (and has testimonial support by our expert quilters Micki Tedeschi and Mary Cannizzaro) that her new pattern makes the EASIEST and FASTEST quilt EVER! BUT….quilters must learn to let go of some traditional rules and bend some rules with this great new technique.
Participants will choose one of several suggested formats while learning how to work fearlessly with piecing, connecting and quilting bias triangles. Using pre-cut squares, attendees will cut, piece, batt, and quilt a small project in the class, or begin one of the larger, more ambitious quilt projects to finish at home. Quilters will be truly amazed at how quickly and easily this quilt comes together – with this new technique a quilter can make a lap size, baby or twin size quilt, start to finish, (NO KIDDING!) in just two short days (or one long one!)
Holiday Boutique this year will take place in the hall outside of the auditorium starting at 6:00. We will have several tables of items made by members, as well as fabric and notions from Comfort Quilts. Bring extra money with you that evening so you can get a jump on your holiday shopping! Contact Mary Cannizzaro, [email protected]
Lancaster – Sign up for our annual trip to the AQS Lancaster Quilt Show! Our trip takes place from March 23-24, 2018. We will depart early Friday morning, spend our day shopping in Lancaster County, have dinner at Miller’s Smorgasbord, and spend the night at the Marriott Courtyard in Lancaster. We will spend Saturday at the quilt show, returning home Saturday evening.
The cost of the trip is $170 per person based on double occupancy. The cost includes transportation, dinner and lodging on Friday night, breakfast on Saturday morning, and entry to the quilt show. If you would like to join us, please bring a check made payable to Northern Star Quilt Guild and sign up with Mary Cannizzaro at the November meeting. Hope you can join us! Contact Jen Cannizzaro, [email protected]
Guild Challenge – I hope you are working on your entry for this year’s challenge – Quilts Inspired By Doors. The quilts will be collected at the January meeting and voting will take place at the February meeting. Ribbons will be awarded for Most Creative, Best Use of Color, and Best Embellishments – First, Second, and Third Place ribbons in each category. Plus, one Best of Challenge is voted on as well. Click – Challenge Guidelines. Contact Carla Wdowski, [email protected]
Super Saturday is taking shape. We will start registering for classes during the November guild meeting. As more classes are offered, we will add them to the list. At this point, if any of you have a particular skill you are interested in learning, I shall try to find an instructor to match it – just let me know. Just to remind everyone that the activities will be on a single level facility without stairs to climb. Members who require help bringing equipment in should contact me and we will see how we can help you out. Contact Pooa Bloomberg, [email protected]
January’s Program will feature an assortment of exciting Short Demos by many of our talented members. We still have a couple slots so contact me to share your favorite technique!
February’s Program, the“Ugly Fabric Auction“, is back by popular demand and not to be missed! Our wonderful Auctioneers Sandy and Carolyn, who are also talented quilters will join us again. I’m accepting Ugly Quilt Fabrics now thru January. Remember one Quilter’s Ugly is another Quilter’s Beautiful Masterpiece! So bring on the Ugly..
Art Sig.. Carol Weber
There will be no Art Sig meeting this month!
Paper Piecing Sig .. Jean Acebal & Susan Deshensky
There will be a November 8 and a December 13 Meeting both at 10am to 1pm at FabricMart in Yorktown. A couple of projects that are being worked on by members of the group include the pattern by Violet Craft of either a Lion, Elephant or Giraffe and the Judy Niemeyer Feathered Star pattern. Please feel free to bring other paper piecing projects that you are working on.
We will be meeting at the back of the cafeteria from 5:45 to 6:30 only. This will allow you time to shop the Boutique. Bring your challenge to share. This month, an 8 ½” by 11” piece using three fabrics either solid or prints or a mix.
EQ Sig.. Mary Cannizzaro
At the November meeting, we will view the projects created by the members from the September tutorials. Members of the group, please send me the project following the directions I sent via email and bring your laptops. If you are curious about EQ, come by and look over our shoulders!