**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.
June (Virtual) Meeting with Joyce Hughes
Virtual Guild Meeting - June 16, 2020 at 7:00PM (Zoom)
"My Journey into Quilting" presentation by Joyce Hughes
Joyce Hughes will be sharing her quilting journey and provide a trunk show of her work to Members via a Members-only Zoom webinar. This platform will allow us to see her and her quilts and we will be able to ask questions at the end of her presentation. Instructions on how to join the webinar will be emailed to all members by email. A practice session for using Zoom is available the day before this meeting. Look for an email on details for participating in this with Christy Stephenson.
Joyce is an award-winning, self-taught quilter and fiber artist. Her expertise is in free motion quilting and thread painting. She is also the author of Creating Art Quilts with Panels. Joyce has a second book coming out in the fall. Joyce’s website is www.joycehughesoriginals.com.
Workshop on Tuesday, June 16, 2020, Basic Thread Painting on Daisy Panel with Joyce Hughes
In this workshop, Joyce will be teaching thread painting and embellishing techniques to create our own colorful art from fabric panels. We will be working with a daisy panel which can be purchased directly from Joyce along with batting for a $15.00 fee. Joyce will be teaching this workshop via Zoom.
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.
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.***
*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 are doing well and enjoying the warmer weather. With the arrival of the summer months, states have begun the process of re-opening. We’ll be keeping a close eye on how things progress, as we review the guild’s plans to resume in-person meetings and workshops. In the meantime, we do have something special planned for what would have been our in-person June 16th guild meeting. Joyce Hughes (https://joycehughesoriginals.com/) will be presenting her lecture via webinar. You will soon be receiving a blast email with details on how you can join the webinar, and I hope that you will. Our thanks to Christy Stephenson and Nancy Steigerwalt for finding alternatives to in-person meetings and workshops. Stay tuned, as they continue to pursue other opportunities.
Just a reminder, continue working on our Row of the Month, Biennial Quilt Challenge, and Personal Stash Challenge. For more information about these programs, please visit our website through the following link: http://www.newtownquiltersguild.org/members.html. I have a feeling that once we resume in-person meetings, Show & Tell will be an awesome event!
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