Local Quilt Events
New England Quilt Museum
Gilding the Lily - Embroidery in Quilts Past and Present
Now - December 30
Brown Bag Lecture - "Career Retrospective Holice Turnbow"
November 2, Thursday, at 12:30 PM
"Sexual Politics of Women's Fashion in the 19th Century"
with Astrida Schaeffer
November 4, Saturday at 11 AM **FREE**
Fuller Craft Museum
What Remains: Wooden Quilt Sculptures
of Laura Petrovich-Cheney
Now - November 12, 2017
What Remains features the “scrap quilts” of New Jersey artist Laura Petrovich-Cheney. Using traditional and contemporary quilt patterns, Petrovich-Cheney creates complex and vibrant forms from Hurricane Sandy debris that was salvaged by the artist from dumpsters, refuse piles, and local waste stations. Her meaningful practice explores issues of loss, identity, memory, and renewal. Ultimately, the work symbolizes the beauty of enduring misfortune and creating something meaningful from the wreckage. The exhibition opened on October 29, 2016, the four-year anniversary of the day Hurricane Sandy hit the New Jersey shore.
The guild newsletter is emailed to members around the 1st of the month and the Betweens update around the 15th. The deadline for submission is 3 days before the newsletters come out. All members are invited to submit guild or local quilt related news to the editor, Jean Konopacz via her email address or email@example.com
Our guild maintains a library of over 200 quilting books. A complete list of the guild's books can be viewed as a pdf by clicking on the link below.
Wayside Quilters Guild - Library's Books
Library books are available to be checked out almost anytime. Call Nancy King to arrange a time to look through the books at her house, or let her know what you need and she will bring the requested books to our next meeting for you. Now that's service! Nancy's phone number is available on the member list.
There is no set borrowing period; you may use books as long as you need them. We trust that members will show consideration when borrowing newer books that may be in demand, and return those items promptly.
Share the Squares! 2017 Guild Project
The block swap began in January 2017 and will run through December.
The pattern - Nine Patch.
Finished block size - 3.5" (made from 1.5" strips).
Download a pdf of the Instructions and Group Members
Kathie has collected examples of scrappy nine patch quilts with some requiring as many as 288 squares and others requiring as few as 49 squares. The choices are endless!! The more variety, the more fun it will be to display them at the 2018 Quilt Show.
We've also created a Nine Patch board on the guild's Pinterest page. We're always looking for more ideas, so if you see something you'd like to share, send us a link either through Pinterest or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Please consider donating your leftover blocks for a quilt we would like to make to raffle at our 2018 Quilt Show (not to be confused with the raffle quilt). We hope the interest our individual scrappy quilts generate at the show will translate into visitors wanting to buy raffle tickets for the chance to own one of their own.
Any questions? Contact Jill Cochrane or Kathie Cromwell