January 2015 Meeting


Join us January 10th at the Anacortes Christian Church (1211 M Ave) for our next NQC meeting. Guest will be Anita Smith, Founder of The Applique Society and avid appliquer. Sign in starts at 9:30 with the program to start at 10 a.m. Bring a sack lunch and join us.

Guest $7

Quick Reminder


There will be a Board meeting at the Hearthfire in Bellingham, Monday, December 8 at 10:30. All members are invited to attend if they would like to join us for lunch and a meeting. Next General Meeting will be January 10 in Anacortes. More information on that meeting will be posted in the next couple of days.

Directions to the Hearthfire Restaurant for Board Meeting December 8th 10:30am
I’ve tried to give the routes with the least turns, etc. not necessarily the shortest.

From the North: Take exit 256 (Meridian/Bellis Fair). At the stoplight turn right on to Meridian. Go to 2nd stoplight and turn right (Squalicum Parkway). Travel on Squalicum about 2 miles. Near the waterfront the street veers left and becomes Roeder Avenue. At the 1st stop light turn right on to Bellweather Way. At the stop sign, turn right. The restaurant is on the right but very discretely marked, sort of at the end, on a circular drive. Parking is in that lot or underground nearby.

On your return North to I-5, you can go the way you came or to hit a nice quilt shop, turn right on Roeder Avenue to the 1st light. Turn left on F Street to Girard St. and turn left again (2nd light I think). Girard turns into Northwest; continue on Northwest to Birchwood (just after a little bridge) and turn right. Fabric Expressions is at the end of the little mall on the right. Continue north on Northwest to get to the Freeway.

From the South: Take exit 253 (Lakeway). Keep to the right and turn onto Lakeway at the light. Go under the freeway and at the next light. the street veers a little right and becomes Holly Street. Follow Holly through downtown to F Street. (The middle lane works best) Turn left onto F Street and then turn right at the light just after the railroad tracks. At the 1st stop light turn left on to Bellweather Way. At the stop sign, turn right. The restaurant is on the right but very discretely marked, sort of at the end, on a circular drive. Parking is in that lot or underground nearby.

The restaurant is not officially open until 11:30am so someone may call 527-3473 at the door to be let in. We have a private room down, around to the right.

To get back to freeway, conveniently, via a quilt shop (4th Corner Quilts is closed)
Lakeway and Holly are one-way streets so the best route back to I-5 is to take F Street to Cornwall (5th stop light) and turn right. At Ohio Street (1st stop light), go a tad farther and Two Thimbles Quilt Shop is in the little strip mall on your right at the far end. Or take a left at Ohio for about 5 blocks and enter the freeway.

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      joyzneal@yahoo.com      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:  jproley@hotmail.com  Joy’s e-mail:  joyzneal@yahoo.com
Looking forward to seeing you.
Joy Neal, Co President