August's Membership Meeting: Wednesday, August. 12th, 2015 @ 6:30 pm refreshments with meeting to follow at 7 pm at the Expo Center: This month our program is a lecture by Bonnie Dwyer entitled "The Roots of Modern Quilting". Check out Bonnie's web page at http://bonniedwyer.com/
September's Membership Meeting: Wednesday, September 9th, 2015 @ 6:30 pm refreshments with meeting to follow at 7 pm at the Expo Center: This month our program is a Trunk Show by Kristine Poor of Crafty Items. Check out Kristine's web page at http://poorhousequiltdesign.com/about-poorhouse-quilts/
October 3-4, 2015 Quilt Show
November 11, 2015 (meeting) Adele Scott Lecture, "My Favorite Products, Tips & Techniques"
December 9, 2015 Holiday Dinner
Join us in this three hour drafting & drawing class where we will learn to divide a quilt to create a secondary design using your quilting lines (no drawing experience necessary). During our time together we will learn:
- to create dividing lines within your quilt
- practice drawing quilting fillers that can be used to fill these spaces
- learn several methods used to quilt feathers
- we'll talk about several tools used to mark your quilts & working with templates
- and we'll talk a bit about the role batting plays in your quilting
Not a machine quilter? You don't have to be... come and learn how to design the quilting that will make your quilt unique.
When: Saturday, September 12, 2015 9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon
Where: Leavitt Park House, 334 Elm Street, Laconia, New Hampshire
Cost: Cost of class is $30 for members, $35 for non-members. Checks should be made payable to Belknap Mill Quilters’ Guild. There will also be a $5 kit fee payable to Michelle Plourde at the class. Supply list will be provided upon receipt of payment.
Please contact Judy Sigsworth at 527-8319 or jsigswor@gmail to enroll or with any questions. Class limited to 18.
Quilts of World War II
From the Sue Reich Collection
May 1 to June 24, 2015
The Wright Museum is opening its 21st year with a special exhibit, "Quilts of World War II," from May 1 to June 24. The exhibit will focus on the important role quilters and quilts played in supporting the war effort, building morale, raising funds for the war effort, and reinforcing wartime restraints.
The twenty-three quilts selected for the exhibit come from the personal collection of well known quilter and quilt historian Sue Reich. World War II quilts fall into four categories: supporting the war effort, building morale, raising funds for the war effort, and reinforcing wartime strictures. Examples include Rosie the Riveter quilts, Victory quilts, patchwork quilts that were sold or auctioned off to raise funds for the war, and quilts with expressions such as "QUIET PLEASE Night Shift War Worker Sleeping THANK YOU".
With their husbands, sons, fathers, and brothers away fighting overseas, American woman had to do much more than maintain their homes and families. They had to work in the defense industries to build the weapons and materials needed at the warfront. They also had to perform the everyday jobs formerly held by the men to keep the country functioning. To help the women cope with the stress of war, the American Red Cross and women's organizations across the country offered sewing and quilting classes. Quilting swept across America, reviving a once-popular tradition. In 1943, a newspaper article remarked that "the quilting bees of grandmother’s day are returning to popularity."
For more information, contact the Wright Museum of World War II located at 77 Center St., Wolfeboro, NH 03894
(603) 569-1212 or www.wrightmuseum.org.
The 2015 Quilt Show is still in need of Committee Chairs and Co -Chair, please consider helping out.... click here to see where help is needed, it is a great way to get to know other members. Thanks to all those who have stepped up to help... Ann is still in desperate need of the Quilt Show Co-Chair... if you can help her out please contact Ann..
Show Co Chairs – Ann Rampulla, Co Chair Needed