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May 2018 Meeting

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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.

 

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March 10th Meeting in Lynden

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When:                    Saturday, March 10, 2018

Who:                       Kristi Willard

Where:                 Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover Street, Lynden

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

PROGRAM:        Color Theory

Kristi will present a trunk show and discuss elements of design, art design and principles.  Learn how to build a color scheme that works (or fix one that doesn’t) and find out why certain colors interact to create powerful–and sometimes surprising–visual effects. Make the leap from color theory to creating quilts that reflect your personality. Go beyond “safe” color combinations with simple strategies and tips for creating quilts that sing. Kristi is an inspiring speaker who loves to share her ideas with quilters of all levels, from brand new to advanced.

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.

Board meeting set

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The board meeting is set for February 10, 9 a.m. at the Mount Vernon Calico Cupboard in their conference room. 121-B Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon. Directions:

I-5 going South, you can take the College Way exit, make a right at the base of the exit, then left at the light onto Freeway Drive (Dairy Queen is on the corner). It will be on your right as you get closer to downtown Mt. Vernon. Or you take take the Kincaid exit, taking a right at the end of the exit. Take a right at the next light by the courthouse, then a right onto Freeway Drive when you get to the light by the Co-Op. It will be on your left immediately after the Antique Mall you can see from that corner–kind of hidden if you come in that way. The reservation is under my name if you get there before me.

Everyone is welcome to attend, although we might put you to work (VBG)

January Meeting Location Change

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The January 13th meeting originally set for Anacortes has to be moved.  The church we were to use is having a memorial service that day.

The new location is the Community Center in Sedro-Woolley, Washington.  The address is 703 Pacific Street, Sedro-Woolley.  It is in a complex of stand alone buildings that include the Library and Senior Center. The Community Center sits on Pacific.  There is a large parking lot next to the building.   Start time will remain the same as announced previously.

Directions:

Going either North or South on I-5

Take Exit 232, Cook Road toward Sedro-Woolley

Left onto Cook Road

As you get into Sedro-Woolley you will see a large traffic circle

At the traffic circle take the first exit onto W. Ferry Street

Turn right onto Central Avenue

Turn left onto Pacific

Please pass the word to those without e-mail or Internet access.

January 2018 Meeting

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NORTHWEST QUILT CONNECTION MEETING
HOST:       Fidalgo Island Quilters
WHEN :    Saturday, January 13, 2018

WHERE:   Westminster Presbyterian Church, Anacortes, WA  (corner of M and 9th Street)  meeting in the basement fellowship hall, elevator  available from the north entrance

TIME:   Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. Program starts at 10:00 a.m.with a lunch break we run until 1:30 or so.

COST:                           Free for members, $7 for guests

PROGRAM:Krista Moser

Krista Moser, a quilting and fiber arts enthusiast, started sewing at eight years old.  She was sneaking off to the sewing machine during her Mom’s nap time.  Since she couldn’t read patterns, everything was made from her imagination, propelling the creativity and innovative design she is known for today.  She began her professional sewing and machine quilting career at the age of fourteen, adding the texture and dimension that her machine quilting brings to every project.  She has been teaching sewing and quilting for more than twenty years.  Her work has been featured in quilting magazines, published by Martingale Press, and hung in prominent quilt shops.
Join us for a time of inspiration.

November 2017 Meeting

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Hosted By:                EverGreen Quilters

When:                         Saturday, November 11, 2017     judy irish quilt

Who:                            Judy Irish, “Star Struck & More!”

Where:                        Washington Educational Credit Union,                                                                                    Ferndale, WA

Time:                            Registration starts at 9:30 a.m.

Program starts at 10:00 a.m.

Program:                 Sewing and quilting has been a part of my life for many years….although my long-arm business only began late in 1997.  As long as I can remember, I have collected and created in all matter of media.   My parents provided a great support for me in my creative endeavors…our whole family always making something…whether it was a mess, or building a house!!    I graduated from Michigan State in 1964 with a degree in art.  As an art teacher in California, my interest in quilting began in the 60’s, and in the early 90’s, when my sister introduced me to rotary cutters and mats, I knew I had found a great way to create art with fabric and thread.

I love wildly colorful quilts and using humor whenever possible, which is most of the time.  Getting students to see that quilting should be fun and creative, freeing them from obsessive perfection, and just encouraging them to  “play” gives most quilters a view of this art form that many have been afraid to see.  That is why I try to make my classes a supportive, stress-free, and creative environment.

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 2018:

Dues are $30/year. Mail them in or pay at a meeting.  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).