2014 Belknap Mill Quilter's Guild Get-A-Way
It's that time of year when we look forward to Spring and the BMQG Getaway April 11-13, 2014. There is still time to enjoy the snow, if you are inclined, or make your winter trip to warmer climates but don't forget that April is not far behind and we are anticipating a fun weekend. We will have Irene Haley doing a great workshop for your enjoyment or you may work on your own projects.This year the Belknap Mill Quilter's Guild is once again hosting its annual sewing immersion weekend better known as the “Cabin Fever Reliever” at the Red Jacket Mt. View Resort in North Conway.
March Membership Meeting: Wednesday, March 12th, 2014
Award winning quilter Linda Punturieri, of Moultonborough, will present a trunk show of her quilts at the monthly meeting of the Belknap Mill Quilters Guild. Linda will talk about her artisitic process, from her doodling to the finished quilt. The meeting will be held at the Lake Opechee Inn & Spa Conference Center, 62 Doris Ray Ct. in Laconia at 7 pm on Wednesday. Guests are welcome to attend fora $5 fee. Social 6:30 pm, Membership Mtg. 7 pm .
April Membership Meeting: Wednesday, April 9th, 2014
The meeting will be held at the Lake Opechee Inn & Spa Conference Center, 62 Doris Ray Ct. in Laconia at 7 pm on Wednesday. Guests are welcome to attend fora $5 fee. Social 6:30 pm, Membership Mtg. 7 pm .
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Workshops: The Belknap Mill Quilters Guild would like to invite members as well as non-members to register and take advantage of the wonderful workshops that our Program Chairs have worked so hard to scheduled. For more information or to register call Linda McCloskey at 603-293-2975
The Belknap Mill Quilters Guild is inviting you to come join us for a fun day of making penny rugs. Camille Arnone will instruct us in the basic technique of appliquéing with wool felt using fusible web, and basic embroidery stitches. Camille will have kits available for $25 (members and non-members) that can be purchased with cash or check made payable to “Evergreen Country Primitives Quilt Shop”. The only supplies to bring will be a sharp pencil and good fabric scissors. A light box will be handy if you have one.
Strata Star Class Results:
Belknap Mill Quilt Guild members Debby Pare, Marlene Morin, Mary Boutin, Helen Hemeon and Kim Gregoire (from left), hold the unique quilts they created in the Strata Star class taught by Sue Collier in December. They and others who took the class displayed their handiwork at the recent dinner meeting at Gilford Community Church. The guild, which encourages the art of quilting through worshops and featured guest quilters, contributes to local charities and provides annual scholarships through its annual Harvest of Quilts Show.
Ugly Quilt Contest 2014
The 2014 Ugly Quilt Contest is now behind us. The winners were: Helen Hemeon for Color. Linda McCloskey for Quilting. Judy Sigsworth for Block Inaccuracy. Shirley Mento (disguised by the brown paper bag on her head) for Binding. And Anne Colburn won Worst of Show. We only had eight entrants brave the frigid evening. Those in attendance were kept warm with lots of laughter and antics. Thanks to all for participating.
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The Guild's goal is to provide educational opportunities in the quilting arts for our members by presenting workshops, classes and demonstrations on the basics of quiltingvas well as on the newest techniques and art forms available. Membership is open to any individual and our membership ranges from beginning quilters to experienced quilters and teachers.
Becoming a Member of the Belknap Mill Quilters Guild has many benefits. Your annual dues of $25.00 includes:
- Monthly Membership Meeting, including guest speakers, trunk shows and sit n sews
- Membership rates for all workshops offered
- 6 Bi-Monthly Newsletter
- Weekly Sit & Sews
- Access to the Members Only side of the Guild's Webpage including
- the Membership List
- inventory list of the Guild's Lending Library
- Quilting Resources
- Treasurer's Reports
- Digital copies of Newsletter
- Membership Meeting Minutes