Correction May Meeting date is May 11

When:                    Saturday, May 11, 2019

Who:                       Cathy Miller, The Singing Quilter

Where:                  St. Faith Anglican Church, Vancouver, BC

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

PROGRAM:

Cathy Miller is a Canadian quilter and folksinger from Victoria British Columbia. Since September 2000 she and her musician husband John have toured a program of songs, stories and quilts to guilds and quilting events across North America, Australia and New Zealand, the UK and Germany.

They have performed at over 800 quilting events for more than 70,000 quilters worldwide. These include appearances at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, AQS Quilt Week in Paducah, Quilt Canada, and “The Quilt Show” with Ricky Tims and Alex Anderson.

To date Cathy has released five CDs of songs about quilting and a book of her songs and stories. The songs range from the historical, through the poignant, to the drop-dead funny!

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

Auffle items

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. (US Funds please)

Bag lunch.

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The NQC Meeting is coming up

Just a quick reminder that we are meeting in Lynden at the Senior Center, Saturday, March 9th.  Sign in is 9:30 am and the meeting starts at 10 am.  If you can come early to help set-up that would be appreciated.  People should be there around 8:30 for setting up.

Consider bringing a guest to hear our speaker.

Retreat sign up

I have emailed out the registration form to sign up for our October Retreat.  Contact me if you did not receive it.  There will be copies at the March meeting since sign ups begin at that meeting. You must be a member in good standing by Feb. 1 to attend.  The deposit is $75 with the balance due August 1.

Thanks.  Joy Neal, Retreat Chair

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.

 

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.