Local Quilt Events
New England Quilt Museum
Don’t miss this extraordinary exhibition organized by the New England Quilt Museum’s Binney Family Curator, Pamela Weeks, to showcase the past 30 years of prize winning quilts from the National Quilt Museum. These 41 quilts by master quilt artists were chosen for their artistic merit and to provide a broad view of changes in the popularity of various techniques, styles, and colors during the past three decades.
Twisted gives contemporary quiltmakers fresh ideas for injecting their works with energy using repurposed antique textiles, abandoned blocks, and vintage fragments. For each quilt's starting inspiration, a fragment of unfinished vintage quilting was incorporated into a modern quilt aesthetic. The newly-designed "past-combined-with-present" quilt tops were then finished by some of today's best longarm quilters. The new, innovative quilts serve as a bridge between the vintage past and the modern present.
Summer Celebration of New England Quilts
Quilts will be on display at locations around the city. Visit the website for details.
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.
Now - October 22, 2017
Circular Abstractions: Bulls-Eye Quilts is a touring exhibition that originated at the Muskegon Museum of Art and was curated by famed quilter Nancy Crow. The exhibition features 25 quilts by an array of artists that improvise around the Bull’s Eye pattern: a four quadrant design with a bull’s eye at the center of each quarter. Participating artists come from across the U.S. and internationally, with represented countries including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, and Switzerland. It showcases some of the best machine-piecing and quilting being done today. *Circular Abstractions: Bulls-Eye Quilts is sponsored by the Caroline R. Graboys Fund.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 summer months will be exchanged in September. If you cannot make it to a meeting please make arrangements for someone to bring your squares.
The pattern - Nine Patch.
Finished block size - 3.5" (made from 1.5" strips).
There are no color restrictions but a light block and a medium/dark block is best. Please use only good quality material and be sure to square your squares. This is a fun way to use your scraps.
Download a pdf of the Instructions and Group Members
Here is a great tutorial on strip piecing to make nine patch blocks by Leah Day.
Here is another interesting approach to making a nine patch. http://www.okquiltworks.com/blog/?page_id=90
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. Here is a link to "Scrappy Nine Patch Quilts" from Quilters Newsletter Magazine to give you food for thought. http://www.kqimageserver.com/digitaldownloads/compilations/KQFreeGift17.pdf The choices are endless!! The more variety, the more fun it will be to display them at the 2018 Quilt Show.
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