March Meeting

When:                    Saturday, March 9, 2019

Who:                       Geoff Hamada, Quilter

Where:                 Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover Street, Lynden

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

Hamada

Geoff Hamada began quilting in the late 1980’s. In the 1990’s, he was Chair of Panelmaking for the Seattle Chapter of the Names Project AIDS Memorial Quilt. In 1995, Geoff took up Hawaiian quilting, working with master quilters in Honolulu and Hilo. In 2008, Geoff discovered the Pacific Northwest Quilt and Fiber Arts Museum subsequently serving on its Board from 2010–2014. In 2012 and 2018, he and the Museum’s then Curator, Kathleen Kok, co-curated exhibits of quilts by men–MATERIAL MEN 1 & 2.  Geoff has spent years researching the long–and often surprising–history of men in quilting, which allows him to bring a fuller context to his trunk show and the story of his journey as a quilter.

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 (no host meeting, please bring auffle items & snacks):

Exchange Block

Auffle items

Snacks to share

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.

 

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Board meeting cancelled

We were scheduled to have a board meeting tomorrow at 9 a.m. in Mt. Vernon, however with the snow storm we are moving the meeting to Saturday the 16th.  Time still to be determined.

January 2019 Meeting

HOSTED BY:            Fidalgo Island Quilters

WHEN:                        January 12, 2019

WHERE:                      Westminster Presbyterian Church, Anacortes, WA

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

PROGRAM:              Dreadful Threads, a talented group of ladies, began as a class taught by Marty Kutz and Betty Parks at The Quilt Shop in Stanwood.  Their story on how they have stayed together for all these years, supported each other through the happy times and sad times, is truly an inspiration for all women.  They will be sharing their stories with us and showing their quilts as well.

DIRECTIONS—Westminster Church, 1300 9th St.:

From I-5 take the Hwy 20 exit to Anacortes.  At the round-about in Anacortes, turn right onto Commercial Ave. which is the main road through town. Turn left on 9th. The church is on the corner of “M” and 9th. There is an elevator which can be reached from the North side of the building.  The meeting will be in the basement fellowship hall.

BRING TO THE MEETING:

Exchange Block

Show and Share Items

Name Tag

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

Cash for Auffle (you are welcome to bring items for the auffle)

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

 

November Meeting is the 17th

Hosted By:          EverGreen Quilters

When:                    Saturday, November 17, 2018

Who:                      Larkin Jean Van Horn

Where:                   Washington Educational Credit Union, Ferndale

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

Program:               “The Past as Prologue”

Larkin Jean Van Horn is a mixed media textile and beadwork artist,
working in the areas of art quilts, jewelry, 3-D fabric structures,
wearable and liturgical art.  She draws her inspiration from the natural
world, her love of color and drama, and historical symbols and mythology.

Texture is a very important component of Larkin’s work.  She wants her
artwork to have as much interest for the eyes as for the fingertips.
She achieves her texture with fabric collage, machine and hand
stitching, beadwork and a variety of embellishments.

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 BEING COLLECTED AT THE NOVEMBER MEETING FOR 2019:

Dues are $30/year.  Dues must be paid up by the 1st of February to continue to receive the newsletter AND to be allowed to sign up for the Retreat.  Due to heavy demand for retreat seats we will give preference to current active members (remember we take attendance at the meetings).

BRING TO NOVEMBER MEETING:

Exchange Block

Show and Share Items

Name Tag, Cash for auffle

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

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

Board meeting

The NQC Board will meet at 9:30 a.m., October 20 at Whidbey Coffee & Cafe, 1960 Marketplace Drive,  Burlington, WA.  Members are always welcome to stop in and join us.

Our next regular meeting is November 17 at the WECU, 5659 Barrett Road, Ferndale.

September 2018 Meeting

WHEN:                             Saturday, September 8, 2018

HOSTS:                            No Guild Host

WHO:                                Lisa Mortell

WHERE:                           Hillcrest Church, Mt. Vernon, WA

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

PROGRAM:

lisa mortell 1In 2010 I started quilting after I purchased a Kaffe Fassett book and before I was finished with my first quilt I was hooked.  My quilting over the last eight years has evolved, and my love of hand applique and embroidery has taken over most of my quilting.

I will be sharing my quilts with you and doing an introduction to wool applique the way I have found that works the best to accommodate lots of embellishment stitching.

 

HILLCREST CHURCH, 1830 S. 13TH STREET, MOUNT VERNON, WA:

Coming South on I-5 take the Kincaid exist in Mt. Vernon. (Exit 226) At the base of the exit turn left onto Kincaid which will take you under the freeway and up the hill. Turn right at South 13th. The church is across the street from Hillcrest Park.  Come in the side door into the fellowship hall.

BRING TO THE MEETING:

  •  Exchange Block (see instructions attached)
  • Show and Share Items
  • Nametag
  • Cash for Auffle  (free ticket with your nametag)
  • Bag Lunch

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

NOTE: There is no host for this meeting. Members should consider bringing items for the auffle, as well as finger food.  If you can help set up chairs, make coffee and arrange tables, come at 8:30 a.m.

May 2018 Meeting

We have had a last minute change of speaker for our meeting.  Here is the information you need if you want to attend.

When:                    Saturday, May 12, 2018

Where:                 St. Faith Anglican Church, Vancouver, BC

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

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 and continue west.  Turn right onto Cypress.   St. Faith’s church is located at Cypress and W 57th, before you reach the railroad tracks.

 BRING TO THE MEETING:

 Exchange Block

Show and Share Items

Name Tag

Cash for Auffle

Admission for NQC members is paid for with membership. $7 for non-members (US funds please)

Bag lunch.

GUEST ARTIST:                           Lysa Flower

Lysa Flower grew up among makers, collectors and by necessity inventors. Although she’s not sure her grandfather’s jet engine mounted to the back of a boat was a necessity, it was a design challenge she could appreciate.

Inevitably Lysa (pronounced Lisa) also became a maker and collector. Mixed in with being a child of the 80’s she fell deeply, madly in love with pop culture. It was only a matter of time before she started inventing her own modern sewing and pattern designs for creative, DIY crafty types.

Her designs are bright, graphic, optimistic and colorful, steeped in everyday moments, laced with small observations that often trigger memories. She calls this, seeking the extraordinary in the everyday ordinary.

Nestled between the ocean, immense trees and mountains, Lysa lives in the Fraser Valley near Vancouver, Canada.  She  was a co-founder of the Fraser Valley Modern Quilt Guild.