Due to the extension of social distancing protocols, 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.
April Virtual Events
Newtown Quilters Guild Meeting
Workshop Tuesday, April 20 10AM-4PM, "Free Spiraling with Mel Beach"
Time is Running Out!
Mel Beach, internationally known and award-winning quilt artist, will be teaching “Free Styling & Spiraling” via Zoom. This is a Members-only event and filling fast. Please register and send your fee of $50 to our Treasurer as soon as possible. Registered participants will receive a supply list, pre-class instructions, and the Zoom link for your class.
We will be creating "improv-pieced spiral designs that are sure to mesmerize and energize!! We’ll start with square spirangles and experiment with different design options and construction techniques. Then, we’ll explore new spirangle designs: rectangles, triangles, hexagons, and diamonds…oh my!!"
Learn more about Mel and her Modern, Bold and Fun approach to quilting at melbeachquilts.com/
In-person Outside Quilt Show
Heading to New York City this month for a spring stroll? Why not check out the Brooklyn Quilters Guild Fence Show Saturday, April 24?
Go to our Quilting Events of All Kinds tab for more information.
2021 Stash Challenge - Please read if you signed up
A whopping 40% of our Guild has signed up to complete that certain project that just didn't get done. You should have received an email asking you to make sure your project is on the master list. Please make sure to check this as soon as possible. See the Members page on this activity for more.
Let's get this done so we can all enjoy seeing them and hearing your stories in December.
Coming in May!
“Thread Sketching Free-Motion Basics/Couching & Creating a Landscape” Workshop with Eric Drexler
Workshop participants will learn cursive writing by machine, basic free-motion straight stitching techniques, free-motion quilting techniques with different thread types, fill in stitching techniques and an introduction to thread sketch portraits and pen and ink tangles as well as basic raw-edge applique, layering techniques, machine-fed/free motion couching and creating textured fabrics.
Workshop fee is $45, plus a kit fee of $25.00. Sulky is very generous with their kit contents There will be a door prize courtesy of Sulky! Signups for this fabulous workshop are due by April 18, 2021 to give Sulky time to get the kits to those participating. Send your payment to our Treasurer prior to April 18, 2021 to insure your place in this unique and exciting workshop.
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.
Eric will also be joining our May Guild meeting. Stay tuned!
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Optimism is defined as hopefulness and confidence about the future. That word pretty much disappeared from my vocabulary when the pandemic emerged last year. Optimism seemed out of place amid a deadly virus spreading quickly around the world. After a long and difficult journey, paved with much loss and sickness, here we are in 2021 and dare we say, the word is slowly and cautiously making a comeback. Optimism for a return to a level of normalcy. Optimism for a return to things taken for granted. Optimism for the protection afforded by the vaccines. Optimism for reengaging with the community. Event organizers are feeling it, too. Back on the fall calendar are Newtown Market Day, Yardley Harvest Day, and Historic Bristol Day. Our guild is hoping to participate. Optimism.
We had another great guild meeting in March when we welcomed Barbara Persing for a lecture and workshop. Mel Beach will be our guest in April, with her lecture, “Challenge Yourself,” and her “Free Styling & Spiraling” workshop (https://melbeachquilts.com/). Guests are welcome at our virtual workshops if openings are available (contact the guild via our website’s contact page). Our members are enjoying our virtual guild meetings, and attendance is exceeding what we normally had at in-person meetings. Our PowerPoint Show & Tell is immensely popular, allowing close-up viewing of the quilts. More information about our upcoming programs and workshops can be found in the newsletter emailed to members and on this site under the Events tab.