**In-Person Meetings will Resume in September**
Due to the extension of social distancing protocols, we have suspended our in-person meetings until September. Please stay safe and healthy! Check back often for new information.
We're Still Quilting ... with Old Friends in New Ways
Check out the Events tab on this site for "Quilting Events of All Kinds" including virtual quilting events that may interest you during your time at home. If you have an event to post, please contact Lisa Coccetti. The contact page was removed because we were only receiving Spam.
Our Sewing Army of Quilters
Many of us have put our projects aside and turned our attention to making face masks. With this in mind, we are sharing a few links to some of the local organizations and others working to supply our community, essential workers, local small businesses and health care workers with patterns and/or cloth face coverings. Here are just a few. We know that there are many more! (Please note these are for information only and are not endorsements)
Quilt Block Roll Up - Something Fun!!
Remember those quilt block savers Pat Clayton showed us how to make with mailing tubes at Member's Demo Night? The instructions are here on our site. Just go to the MEMBERS TAB under Other Fun Projects
Row of the Month
This year, Guild members are joining in on a "row of the month" rather than a typical block of the month. The approach is simple - each month a block pattern is featured and repeated to comprise one row of your quilt. ***The rows through July are now posted on the Members tab.***
Choose your colors or theme, keep the quilt or give it away. Just Google AQS* Row by Row 2016 and it will come right up. All instructions and requirements are on the site. You can also click here: www.aqsblog.com/aqs-quiltweek-row-by-row-quilt
*AQS (American Quilter’s Society) granted us permission to use their 2016 Row of the Month Quilt including the supply list and all the instructions with some stipulations... “AQS QuiltWeek Row Quilt, Copyright 2016, American Quilter’s Society. Used by permission. For personal use by guild members only. To maintain the integrity of the copyright, the quilts and pattern are not to be sold, Quilt labels should bear the tag line: ‘AQS Quiltweek Row Quilt, Copyright 2016,American Quilter’s Society. Used by Permission.’
PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE: REGINA APUZZO
I hope that you and your loved ones are healthy and safe. As we adjust to a new normal, we are changing previously scheduled plans while learning how to take innovative steps to stay connected as a guild. Unfortunately, we cannot have in-person guild meetings and workshops at this time. The guild’s Executive Board has cancelled our May, June, July, and August meetings. The Board estimates that we may be able to resume in-person meetings in September. As we move forward through the summer, we hope to have information that will allow us to reassess the situation and make better-informed decisions.
In the meantime, we are in the process of cancelling and rescheduling previously scheduled programs and workshops. Karen Eckmeier (http://quilted-lizard.com/) has been rescheduled to September 2021. We are looking into using platforms, such as Zoom, as alternatives to in-person meetings and workshops. Guild members have received an email detailing our plans. Please stay tuned to our website, http://www.newtownquiltersguild.org/, for information about our 2020 calendar.
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