November 12 Meeting Location

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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

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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

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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

PROGRAM:

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.

 

 

 

 

HILLCREST CHRISTIAN FELLOWSHIP, 1830 S. 13TH ST., MT. VERNON:
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

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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.

PROGRAM:

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        poppyprintcreates.blogspot.ca

“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.”

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DIRECTIONS (NOTE THE NEW LOCATION):

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.

BRING TO THE MEETING:

 Exchange Block (see instructions attached)

Show and Share Items

Nametag

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

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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.

January 9th meeting in Anacortes

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HOSTED BY: Fidalgo Island Quilters
WHEN: Saturday, January 9, 2016
WHO: Sylvia Pippen
WHERE: Anacortes Christian Church, Anacortes, WA
TIME: Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Program starts at 10:00 a.m.
PROGRAM:

My quilts are an eclectic mix of contemporary and traditional Japanese sashiko, appliqué, hand-dyed and printed fabric, and embroidery embellishment. My quilting career began in Hawai’i, inspired by the polyglot cultures and flamboyant flora of the islands. I am influenced by embroidered and appliquéd Tahitian Tifaifai, Japanese design, and the exquisite symmetry of Hawaiian quilts. I was introduced to Japanese design, sashiko, and the fine art of quilt making by my mother Kitty Pippen, who has been my inspiration and mentor all my life.

My latest exciting discovery is cyanotype sun printing, a technique that produces imagery in shades of blue and white, perfect when combined with sashiko. It is a simple process and very popular with all of my workshop students.

DIRECTIONS–ANACORTES CHRISTIAN CHURCH, 1211 M AVE:
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.

BRING TO THE MEETING:
Show and Share Items
Name Tag
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. Bag lunch. Beverages and dessert only will be provided by the hosting group.

Next meeting will be November 14

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Hosted By:             EverGreen Quilters
When:                     Saturday, November 14, 2015
Who:                       JB Sharf
Where:                    Washington Educational Credit Union, Ferndale
Time:                       Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Program starts at 10:00 a.m.
Program:                 Celebrate Silk!

In 1999 JB bought a Bernina sewing machine and loved it. This led to learning to quilt, taking many classes from fabulous instructors and beginning to teach others what she had learned. JB began learning about silk and how to use this glorious fabric in quilting and so began her passion of celebrating silk in quilts.

She joined the Silk Study Tour to Japan in May of 2011 to learn all about reeling, weaving, and the history of silk. Long an admirer of things Japanese she loves to create elegant applique patterns in the Asian style.

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 2016:
Dues are $30/year (See dues payment form in this newsletter) We will NOT be collected dues at the Retreat so mail them in or pay at a meeting. Dues must be paid up by the 1st of February to continue to receive the newletter AND to be allowed to sign up for the Retreat in 2016. 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 (see instructions attached)
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.