Sunday, October 10, 2010

October Meeting

I wish I had taken more pictures at the October meeting. Lisa kindly taught us all about hand quilting and we all practiced as we talked. I was thrilled that everyone in attendance brought show-and-tell. I am so glad everyone seems to be comfortable sharing their work with each other. I am also impressed with how diverse our sewing is - members shared everything from art/landscape quilting to some impressive Sashiko adorned linen napkins. Here are a few pictures from the afternoon:

Pippa shared her quilt made of Kona Cotton solids: Lisa shared the quilt she made for her daughter as she transferred into her "big girl" bed:
Monet showed her gorgeous improvisational baby quilt:

Aimee shared her zig-zag quilt to be featured in her other guild's quilt show next weekend:

Rachel shared a series of artistic quilts she has been working on:

It was a great meeting - thanks ladies!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Retreat planning

The photo above is from a workshop with Denyse Schmidt.

We are in the process of securing a date for our NEMQG retreat! We'll be spending two and a half days of modern quilty goodness at the Franciscan Guest House in the quaint village of Kennebunk, ME. The Guest House is a modest facility that hosts many quilting groups. It is situated on some beautiful grounds a short walk to the ocean and town.
In order to achieve maximal participation, please let me know what dates work best for you.......we will arrive Friday afternoon and leave Sunday afternoon. The price for two nights plus three breakfasts is.......single $160.50 or double occupancy $107.00
Depending on needs, we may be able to split up the weekend.
In order to ensure maximal participation, please let me know what dates work best for you.
April 8-10
April 15-17
April 22-24
April 29-May 1