Change of Venue for meeting


January 14th the meeting will NOT be at the Christian Church in Anacortes–there was a mix up with the church on the dates.  Instead we will meet at the Westminster Presbyterian Church in Anacortes.  This church is on M & 9th, so if you follow the directions below (and in the newsletter), turn up 12th and then turn right instead of left onto M and the church is a large brick building on your left on the corner of 9th and M.  Address is 1300 9th Street.

We will meet in the basement fellowship hall.  There is limited handicap parking on the  far side between the church and the museum with an elevator right inside the door.  There is a steep set of stairs through a glass door on M street.  That goes  straight into the fellowship hall. Lots of street parking around the building–just don’t park in the museum parking spots.

January 2017 meeting


HOSTED BY:          Fidalgo Island Quilters

WHEN:                      Saturday, January 14, 2017

WHO:                         Lisa Jenni

WHERE:                    Anacortes Christian Church, Anacortes, WA

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


In her work, Lisa explores the relationship of colors to each other, how colors enhance or calm down a piece of fiber art, how it directs feelings, emotions, evokes memories. For the last few years, she experimented with free-shape cutting and piecing, painting on fabric, discharge and dye processes. And she spent a lot of time doing free-motion machine quilting, all of which contributes to the many ribbons on her walls. Although, ever since her first quilt, Lisa never lost the passion for the humble stitch by hand, – the mark-making.

Being a trained Cartographer, the habit of extreme precise workmanship helped her to master the technical part; however, coming from a painter’s point of view, she seeks to transfer her vision from a 2-dimensional image into fiber, stitches and texture. Inspiration could come from anything she sees on her many travels, or just roadside a glimpse, line picked up due to a current event, or triggered by a memory from long time ago.


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 12th. Turn left on “M”. The church is on the corner of “M” and 12th.


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 and for guests.


November 12 Meeting Location


Our next meeting, November 12, will be back in Mount Vernon at the Hillcrest Church where we had the September meeting.  Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry will be our guest and if you know her work, she is amazing.  Sign in at 9:30 a.m. and the program will start at 10 a.m.  Guests $7.  We are also collecting dues at this meeting so consider becoming a member!

November meeting


Our next meeting was scheduled for November 12 in Bellingham, HOWEVER our meeting place is no longer available.  We are working on another location for the 12th, or may have to move the meeting to another Saturday or another town–if our speaker is able to do that.  Much in flux at the moment.  As soon as we have better information it will be posted here first.

Meeting Sept. 17 in Mount Vernon


WHEN:      Saturday, September 17, 2016
HOSTS:      No Guild Host
WHO:         Kathy McNeil
WHERE:   Hillcrest Church, Mt. Vernon, WA
TIME:        Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Program starts at 10:00 a.m.  Guests $7, members free


Kathy McNeil

Kathy McNeil


Kathy McNeil is an internationally award winning quilt artist, author, pattern designer, teacher and judge.
Hand appliqueing thousands of little scraps of fabric together, she creates quilts that look like paintings. These wall hangings are inherently and symbolically full of love and comfort. Often using over a hundred different fabrics in one composition, she revels in adding small details and surprises for the viewer to find. The quilting itself adds an additional element of texture to her work. Her quilts are frequently featured in museums, magazines, calendars, and international shows. Many of her quilts are in private collections.





From 1-5 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

May meeting in Canada


When:                       Saturday, May 14, 2016

Who:                          Krista Hennebury, self-described bag-lady and quilter extraordinaire

Where:                     St. Mary’s Anglican Kerrisdale, Vancouver, BC

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


Geologist by training, wife, mom and quilter by choice! Vancouver Modern Quilt member and Lion’s Gate Quilters Guild member for 13 years. Krista started quilting back in 2001. She hosts a blog called

“I love fabric, pattern and colour. I enjoy sewing straight lines and creating beautiful, functional things. It has been pointed out to me that I might have to change my job description from “Quilter” to “Bag Lady” because the only projects I seem to finish these days are bags of all kinds: totes, purses, pouches, luggage. You name it – I have a bag for it.”

Krista is the author of “Make It. Take It: 16 Cute and Clever Projects to Sew with Friends.”

krista 2


St. Mary’s Anglican Kerrisdale, 2490 West 37th Avenue, Vancouver, B. C

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), Continue North on Oak Street to 41st Avenue, turn left on 41st.  Continue to Larch (about 5 miles), turn right (north) and go four blocks to 37th.  The Church is on the right, the southeast corner of the intersection.  Enter from the north side of the building, about half-a-block east on 37th.  There will be arrows directing to the Church Hall.  Only street parking available.


 Exchange Block (see instructions attached)

Show and Share Items


Cash for Auffle  (free ticket with your nametag)

Admission for NQC members is paid for with membership.  $7 (US dollars, please) for non-members/guests.

Bag lunch.



March meeting


WHEN: Saturday, March 12, 2016
WHO: Kathleen Kok, Curator, La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum
WHERE: Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover Street, Lynden
TIME: Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Program starts at 10:00 a.m.
PROGRAM: Fiber as an Art Medium

“Fiber art”: works of art that communicate some sort of message, emotion, or meaning and go beyond just the literal meaning of the materials used.

The term Fiber Art was coined after WWII by art historians and curators of museums. A number of sources list “fiber” as any natural or synthetic material that is longer than it is wide. This fiber can then be used in many different ways to create other products; one everyday item being fabric, with which we are all familiar. To create Fiber Art, one only needs to incorporate fibers as part of the creation. There are many different techniques included under the words, Fiber Art, including: basketry, beading & related embellishments, braiding, crochet, embroidery, felt-making, knitting, knotting, lace-making, needlework, patchwork, piecing & applique, quilting, rug-making, sewing & clothing design, spinning, tying, tufting, and weaving, to name a few.

Kathleen will be bringing examples of fiber art from the La Conner Quilt & Textile Museum’s collections and also showing a few pieces from our current exhibits.

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 (see instructions attached)
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.