Due to the ongoing closure of our meeting venue, we have suspended our in-person meetings. A return date has not been set. Please stay safe and healthy! Check back often for new information.
Tuesday, September 21, 7:00 - 9:30 PM, “My Edges Are Showing” Lecture with Karen Eckmeier
From early hand appliqué pieces, up to her current straight-stitch appliqué series, Karen’s presentation will definitely give you some ideas on where to find inspiration and how to deal with those scary edges encountered along the way. Her lecture will include a mini trunk show of 10 to 12 quilts. Check out Karen's other work at her website: quilted-lizard.com/
Saturday, September 25, 9:00 AM-3:00 PM, “Happy Villages Workshop with Karen Eckmeier
Explore the freedom of fabric collage! There are no seams to piece or match, no lines to trace…just free form cutting of step and window shapes. Step by step your little village will magically come to life. The finished size of your project will be 16 1/2" square.
As with all workshops, you are not registered in a workshop until your payment has been received. If you are mailing payment, please let our Treasurer know so that she can be alerted as to those who are signing up as the mail delivery service has been slow lately.
Various patterns are possible using your creativity and fabric stash. Two sizes are available. These quilts are perfect for Camp Erin or Quilts for Kids. Download the pdfs on the Members tab for Philanthropy Quilt Patterns.
Raffle Quilts Hit the Road This Fall!
This year the Raffle Quilt Program will be quite different from previous years. We have three donated raffle quilts to display and raffle tickets will only be sold at these three community events:
Hello Guild Members,
According to T. S. Eliot, April is the cruelest month, with its promise of spring that are not always fulfilled. However, my personal feeling is that the cruelest month is August, with its promise of fall followed by hot, sticky summer days. All the flowers and shrubs that seemed so vibrant in July now seem tired and dusty. Now that August is over and September is here with cooler, drier days and the nights when you can actually sleep with open windows, we can begin to celebrate the real autumn. The autumn marked by trees of red and gold, by flights of geese flocking south and pumpkins in the field waiting to become jack-o-lanterns or, possibly, pies.
Also, as well as thoughts of fall, this September has brought me a singular honor and a new challenge. As the new president of the Newtown Quilter’s Guild, I am looking forward to working with the membership to continue the incredible work that Regina has done, as have all my predecessors. My main focus will be, as it has been in the past, inclusion for each and every member. The Guild has many talented and dedicated members. I want everyone to feel welcomed and wanted. To me, the Guild is more than an organization. It is a sisterhood and brotherhood of gifted artists who support and aid each other. I am personally grateful to be a member of this group and to have their encouragement and affection.