Meeting Saturday, Nov. 1st


Remember we are at a new location and please note:

The manager at WECU asked me to remind/tell everyone who will be attending NQC this Saturday to PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN THE FIRST TWO ROWS CLOSEST TO THE BANK.  The reason being that the ATM is busy and customers use the first two rows.


See you there.

Join us November 1st in Ferndale


Hosted By:        EverGreen Quilters

When:                Saturday, November 1, 2013

Who:                  Pat Thompson  from Mt. Vernon, Washington

Where:               Washington Educational Credit Union, Ferndale

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

Program:           My Quilt Journey and trunk show

Pat Thompson

Pat Thompson

Pat started sewing when she was 12 and has been an enthusiastic and prolific quilter for over 30 years. Her award-winning quilts have been featured in APWQ, The Applique Society, and National Quilting Association exhibits as well as local shows. She’s been published in American Quilter and American Patchwork & Quilting magazines which featured her quilts. She loves intricate piecing and detailed applique and is known for her love of color. Pat is a graduate of the University of Washington with a home economics degree and is currently living in Mount Vernon. She is currently Vice President of the Fidalago Island Quilt guild in Anacortes, Washington.

DIRECTIONS to WECU at 5659 Barrett Rd, Ferndale, WA:

Driving South: Exit 262 (Main St) Turn left on Main and cross I-5 to light. Turn right onto Pacific Hwy. Turn right into WECU parking lot.

Driving North: Exit 262 (Main St) Exit lane makes a 180 degree turn to Main. Go straight through the light across Main onto Pacific Hwy. Turn right into WECU parking lot.


Dues are $30/year


Exchange Block

Show and Share Items

Name Tag, Cash for auffle & Flea Market

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.

September Meeting


HOSTED BY:      Members-at-large       (if your guild doesn’t host a meeting this is you!)
WHEN:                Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014
WHO:                  Maggie Ball
WHAT:                 Quilt Artist and Teacher
WHERE:              Hillcrest Christian Fellowship, Mt. Vernon, WA
TIME:                  Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Program starts at 10:00 a.m.

Maggie-2I was born in Northumberland, UK, north of Hadrian’s Wall and almost in Scotland, which technically makes me a Barbarian! I have a scientific background and obtained my BSc in Biology and Geography from the University of Exeter in Devon. My husband (Nigel) and I moved to USA in 1983 and three years later found ourselves in Fayetteville, Arkansas. It was there that I discovered quilts. I was thrilled to see them displayed on clotheslines outside farmhouses on the back roads in the Ozarks. After hand-piecing 36 Le Moyne Star blocks for my first quilt, I found the local quilt group, Q.U.I.LT., whose members educated and mothered me. They introduced me to the rotary cutter – what a revelation! I loved the endless possibilities as well as the joys of sharing a common interest with other enthusiasts. We moved to Little Rock, Arkansas and I was an active member of the Arkansas Quilters’ Guild.

Since 1993, we have lived on beautiful Bainbridge Island, in the Pacific Northwest and become “resident aliens”, (now known as permanent residents), and plan to stay! Nigel is a sleep specialist at a hospital in Seattle, and our two children Hazel and Thomas have fledged.


Show and Share Items

Exchange block

Name Tag, Cash for auffle

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

Bag lunch. Beverages and dessert will be provided by the members at large.

NOTE: At Large Members (or anyone) bring items for the auffle, as well as dessert. If you can help set up chairs, assist in the kitchen and bring a snack, contact Joy 509-741-0019      Thanks!!


Board meeting, Monday, July 28th

This is a reminder to the Board members AND member who would like to attend.  The NQC Board meeting will be Monday, July 28th at Joan Roley’s home in Bellingham.  The business meeting will start at 10 a.m. to be followed by a potluck. Anyone can attend– just bring ideas and food.
Please RSVP to Joan or myself if you plan to attend so we know how many chairs to put out.
Joan’s e-mail:  Joy’s e-mail:
Looking forward to seeing you.
Joy Neal, Co President

Off for the summer!


NQC is off for the summer. We will resume the second Saturday in September at Hillcrest Church in Mt. Vernon, WA.

We will have a board meeting potluck the end of July and I will post more information as we get closer. 

If you put off signing up for the October retreat–you are out of luck.  We had an overwhelming response and the retreat is full.

Have a great quilting summer and we will look forward to seeing you in Sept.

May 3 Meeting


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




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.




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.

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.