REMINDER NEW LOCATION! at the Beane Conference Center. Click here for driving directions.
February Membership Meeting: Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016 at the The Beane Conference Center, 35 Blueberry Lane, Laconia NH. 6:30 pm for Coffee/lite snacks, Membership Meeting at 7 pm. This month's program is entitled "What Happens in Houston?" by Michelle Banton. We've all heard about the big quilt shows in Houston, Paducah, and the Quilt Markets. What happens in Houston? Michelle Banton will give an insider's look at what goes on at the International Quilt Market trade show.
March Membership Meeting: Wednesday, March 9, 2016 6:30 pm for Coffee/lite snacks, Membership Meeting at 7 pm.
For more info on the Beane Center visit their website at www.beanecenter.com
Fat Quarter FABRIC THEMES FOR 2016
February -- Red, Pink, or White solids or prints
March – Celebrate Spring and your Irish! Greens, leaves, and flowers!
April -- Black and white prints
May -- Polka Dots
June -- Holiday? Vacation? Recreation? Whatever you call it, celebrate it with Batiks!
July -- Americana
August -- What was I thinking? It would be a shame to throw it out…
September -- Fall Fabric
October—No meeting, quilt show… donate to the quilt show table! If everyone could bring 1 fat quarter imagine what we could do!
November-- Winter Holiday fabric -- prints and solids
December-- Snowflakes and snowmen
Evry month, at guild meeting, you will have an opportunity to freshen up your stash! This is a fun activity for those who wish to participate. Simply bring a fat quarter, 18” x 22”, and receive a ticket for each fat quarter (yes, you can bring more than one!) that follows the theme for the month (listed below). There will be a drawing before the end of the night, and the winner takes home all of the fat quarters that are brought to the meeting.
Upcoming Workshops: Quilting Phobic - Beginning Wed., Jan. 20th, 2016
Are you quilting phobic? Does the thought of quilting even a small baby quilt have your knees knocking and palms sweating? If so, we can help you overcome it. As we all know, Comfort Quilts is trying to save our long-arm quilters for larger, bed sized quilts by requesting we quilt or tie the smaller quilts. Diane Orlowski will be giving basic instructions on machine quilting. You will quickly learn how to sandwich a quilt and do some easy quilting. Click here for more details...
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2016 GETAWAY! Online Registration to Open Soon
This year we will again be using electronic registrations for the BMQG Getaway which is being held April 8-10, 2016 at the Red Jacket Mountain View Resort. We will be using on-line registrations through the BMQG website at www.bmqg.org. Here you will find:
3. Photos of the workshop quilt DIAMOND DETOUR - Click Read More for pictures or scroll down
Once you fill out the registration form and finalize it you will receive an email confirmation from the BMQG administrator. This indicates that your electronic registration has been received. Your registration is not complete until the required checks have been sent and received. Please make out the two required checks and mail them to Helen Hemeon. The address and information is on the registration form. Once your checks have been received you will receive an acknowledgement from Helen Hemeon with a confirmation number. This indicates that your registration is complete. You may use snail mail for registration forms if you are not comfortable with on-line registration. Confirmation numbers will be sent out to your email address. Once Helen has received your checks you will receive further information regarding the Getaway and information regarding the workshop “Diamond Detour” if you have signed up for it. More depictions of the workshop pattern may be viewed on www.sassafras-lane.com. This pattern may be made in three sizes: 33”x45”, 58”x77” and 84”x 99”. Remember Diamonds are a girl’s best friend!!
Please note that all checks and snail mail registrations must be received by FEB. 24, 2016 in order to be considered. So register early and try to register on-line. Please note that space is limited and registrations will be closed once the maximum number of attendees has been reached. No checks will be cashed until after March 28, 2016. Even though there is no charge for the chair massage, you must sign up for it so that enough time may be allotted for all who wish to participate. Participation is optional. If you do not receive a registration confirmation from the BMQG administrator for your on-line registration, please either email or call me so that you will not be omitted from the list of attendees.
We are looking forward to having another fun weekend of sewing, camaraderie, good eats and hopefully warm weather.