May 2 Meeting

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This is our meeting in Vancouver, B. C. Always a great time.  Held at St. Faith’s Anglican Church (directions below)

 

 

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Bonnie Hwang Quilt

 

Bonnie Hwang is best known as an inspirational teacher, innovative designer and award winning quilter. Her quilts have won awards in Canada, the United States, Japan and Taiwan. Her love of Modern Art and love of nature has greatly influenced her quilting and can be seen through her incredible use of colour and distinctive designs. Bonnie grew up in Taipei, Taiwan. It was a visit to her sister-in-law, an avid quilter, in California that first spurred an interest in quilting. Upon returning to Taipei, she studied with Quilt Studio Tokyo and also trained as an instructor. Bonnie relocated to Richmond, British Columbia in 1997 and became an active member of the quilting community. She continues to teach, sharing her enthusiasm, expertise, and passion with all that will listen.

 

 

 

DIRECTIONS:
St. Faith’s Anglican Church, 7284 Cypress St., Vancouver, B. C. Remember there is an elevator available if needed—just ask!

Take 1-5 North into Canada to Vancouver via the Peace Arch crossing. I-5 North becomes Provincial Route 99N. Continue north (you will go through a tunnel, then cross the Oak Street Bridge), after the bridge, turn left at W. 57th church is located at Cypress and W 57th and continue west. Turn right onto Cypress.

BRING TO MAY MEETING:
Passport or Enhanced Driver’s License (US Citizens–so you can get home!)
Exchange Block
Show and Share Items
Name Tag, Cash for auffle

Admission for NQC members is paid for with membership. Suggested donation of $7 for non-members and guests (US funds please)

Bag lunch. Beverages and dessert only will be provided by the hosting group.

Change in the March meeting topic

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Log Cabin Quilt

Log Cabin Quilt

There has been a change of program for our March meeting in Lynden. Our speaker has had a family emergency and been called out of town. As a last minute fill-in Joy Neal will be presenting “Turn of the Century Quilts: Quilts from 1870-1910″ She will bring her quilt collection from this time period and share about what influenced the women and their quilts during this time frame. Although a few of you have seen this program before, rest assured Joy has some new pieces to show. Please pass this information on to those who may be interested. Also,  feel free to bring any antique quilts to show. Joy is happy to help date any you want to bring along even if they are not from this specific time period.

Meeting Saturday, March 8th

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WHEN: Saturday, March 8, 2014
WHO: Susan Mayer
WHERE: Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover Street, Lynden, WA
TIME: Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Program starts at 10:00 a.m.
PROGRAM: Tips for a Perfect Quilt

Susan Mayer

Susan Mayer

I am an artist using fabric to design works of art. For the last 22 years, quilting has been my passion. I love the process of choosing a pattern and the fabric. I found out early on that I enjoy finding easy ways to design and make quilts. I started teaching quilting 16 years ago and enjoy inspiring new artists. I also have 38 patterns in publication with traditional layouts. I have also enjoyed the many friendships and fun that teaching others and quilting together has made in my life. As I have been inspired by others to new ideas and creativity, it is most gratifying to see others create their own art. For my classes, I teach from one of my patterns and show cutting steps, easy methods for having flat borders, and more. For my Trunk Shows I bring a large variety of quilts to show and share the many methods I have learned to make a successful quilt – from color to design. It is my hope that my presentations, classes, and patterns will inspire others.

DIRECTIONS—Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover:
From the north: Take I-5 to exit #270 (Birch Bay-Lynden Rd). Go east on Birch Bay-Lynden Road to Meridian Street (WA 539). Go left on Meridian to Front St. Turn right on Front (between two cemeteries) and travel on Front to 4th. Turn left on 4th. The Community/Senior Center is at the corner of 4th and Grover.

From the south: Take I-5 to the Bellis Fair/Meridian Exit #256A Take Meridian (WA 539) north to Front St. Turn right on Front (between two cemeteries) and travel on Front to 4th. Turn left on 4th. The Community/Senior Center is at the corner of 4th and Grover.

BRING TO THE MEETING:
Exchange Block (see instructions attached)
Show and Share Items
Name Tag, Cash for Auffle
Admission for NQC members is paid for with membership. $7 for non-members and for guests.
Bag lunch. Beverages and dessert only will be provided by the hosting group.

Retreat recap

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If you were not in attendance at the NQC retreat in October, you missed a fun time.  There was lots of chatter, buzz of sewing machines and, as always, much laughter.  From the demonstrations of card making, “felted wool” balls, fabric origami ornaments, gift sacks, comfort dolls, and body shape with it’s influence on your quilts to singing, shopping and enjoying the wonderful food, it was a special 4 days.  The Firs proved to be a comfortable retreat center and the retreat will be there again in 2014.  The photos are of the comfort dolls we made.  –  Mary Ann Musgrove

Comfort doll

Comfort doll

Comfort dolls

Comfort dolls

Upcoming meeting January 11th in Anacortes

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     We are excited to present Elizabeth Whitman for your enjoyment at our January meeting. Elizabeth has been quilting since the mid-70’s. Since her retirement from teaching, she has been combining her traveling experiences with her quilting. Each new place she visits gets a quilt designed for it, sometimes from local pattern and fabrics and sometimes an original design based on local features.

      In 2009, she traveled to Norway and discovered that Norwegian towns have unique man hole cover designs, based on their coats-of-arms. She spent two years creating several wall hangings and quilts based on these covers. Two of these quilts have been juried into and won awards at national quilt shows. She will use photographs and samples as she narrates an interesting story of how she came to create these quilts

 

DIRECTIONS–ANACORTES CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1211 M AVE:

From I-5 take the Hwy 20 exit to Anacortes.  At the round-about turn right onto Commercial Ave. which is the main road through town. Turn left on 12th.  Turn left on “M”.  The church is on the corner of “M” and 12th

 

BRING TO THE MEETING:

Exchange Block (see instructions under block tab)

Show and Share Items

Name Tag, Cash for Auffle

Admission for NQC members is paid for with membership.  $7 for non-members and for guests.

Bag lunch.  Beverages and dessert only will be provided by the hosting group.

November meeting

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Hosted By:  EverGreen Quilters & Moonlight Quilters

When: Saturday, November 2, 2013

Who:  Gay Jensen, Passion for Paint: One Woman’s Love Affair with Painting on Fabric

Where:  Bellingham Library, Fairhaven Branch, Bellingham

Time:  Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.  Program starts at 10:00 a.m.  Guests: $7

PROGRAM:

Gay has been a professional fiber artist for over 30 years. Over her career she has taught classes on weaving and craft marketing, served as an art juror for numerous events, published articles in major weaving magazines, and participated in prestigious juried and invitational shows around the country.

After many years of specializing in creating woven artworks, Gay has recently added quilting and fabric collage to her repertoire.  She has started experimenting with incorporating photography into her work and has discovered she loves the magic of manipulating digital images on the computer and printing them onto cloth.

DIRECTIONS TO LIBRARY, 1117 12TH STREET, BELLINGHAM:

Take I-5 Exit 250.  Go West.  (Traveling from south, turn left under the freeway.  Traveling from north, turn right at the light.) Follow Old Fairhaven Parkway (aka Hwy 11) to 12th Street.  Turn right at light & go 4 blocks north, cross Mill being mindful to stay straight on 12th (the natural flow of traffic will bend slightly to the left  taking you onto 11th St.).  The library is on the right between Mill Ave. and Knox Ave.  There is a small parking lot on north side of library.  Use elevator, ramp or stairs to 2nd floor.
There is parking on both sides of Mill Ave. between 12th and 13th Streets and parking on both
sides of 13th between Mill and Harris Avenues (parking lot on east side).

Recap of the September meeting in Mt Vernon

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Marianne shared with us her journey as an artist and this great news.

Hello NQC leadership!
I just had some good news in the mail and thought you would enjoy hearing that the smaller quilt that made its debut at your meeting last saturday, entitled Dunes at the Beach, has been accepted into this year’s Quilts=Art=Quilts exhibition in upstate New York. This is one of our country’s most important art quilt shows and I am always very pleased to be included.
Marianne

dunes on the beach

dunes on the beach

Dunes at the Beach

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Here are more pictures from the meeting.

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