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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.
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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).

 

 

September meeting

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WHEN:                             Saturday, September 9, 2017

WHO:                                Anita Meyer

WHERE:                           Hillcrest Church, Mt. Vernon, WA

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

PROGRAM:

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Anita Luvera Mayer is an internationally recognized weaver and fiber artist, designer and author.  Her focus on weaving contemporary garments began in 1972.   She has focused the last 10 years of her work honoring the generations of women before her, with each piece a statement about ageing, wisdom, joy and sorrow. Although she still weaves, her creative fiber work has evolved to include many types of innovative surface design techniques such as beadwork, embroidery, and contemporary uses of antique laces.

Anita enjoys sharing her personal journey as a self-taught artist.  She struggled to understand the creative process, identify inspiration and learn how to translate those concepts into her life and her work

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.

BRING TO THE MEETING:

 Exchange Block (see instructions attached) Show and Share Items

Bag lunch

Nametag

Cash for Auffle  (free ticket with your nametag)

Admission for NQC members is paid for with membership. $7 for non-members and for guests.

NOTE: There is no host for this meeting. Members should consider bringing items for the auffle, as well as finger food.  If you can help set up chairs, and assist in the kitchen contact Joy  joyzneal@yahoo.com Thanks!!

May 2017 meeting

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We are off to Canada for our meeting in May.  Terry Aske is the guest artist and is should be an amazing program.  Here are the details.

When:                    Saturday, May 13, 2017

Who:                       Terry Aske, Canadian Quilter

Where:                 St. Faith Anglican Church, Vancouver, BC

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

PROGRAM:       terry My earliest creative memory is from kindergarten, making a mosaic from seeds and beans. This was the beginning of a life-long quest to find the perfect medium to express myself. A friend invited me to join her at a one-day quilting course. Finally, I had found an artistic medium that fascinated and inspired me! I discovered the work of other art quilters and started designing my own quilts. The design and construction of fabric-based art has become my passion.

My style is contemporary, and I create both art quilts and abstract/modern quilts. I use a variety of techniques – machine-piecing, fusible appliqué, thread-sketching and free-motion-quilting are among those I employ most frequently. The design of a piece always evolves during the creative process, and the final quilt is often quite different from my original concept. My goal is to continue to evolve as an artist, exploring new subject matter and techniques in my art quilts.

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.

Bag lunch.

 

March meeting

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When:                    Saturday, March 11, 2017

Who:                       Heidi Lund, Bremerton

Where:                 Lynden Community Center, 401 Grover Street, Lynden

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

PROGRAM: crock

Heidi is a fiber artist who has a passion for fabric, fiber and surface embellishments.  Her garments and art quilts have been exhibited and awarded in both national and international shows like the International Quilt Festival, Quilt Expo, Road to California, La Conner Quilt & Textile Quiltfest, Pacific International, MQX and Association of Pacific West Quilters.  Heidi is a five time Bernina Fashion Show designer and has had work published in Creative Quilting the Journal Quilt Project, Quilting Arts Magazines and Calendars, Quilting Arts TV and instruction DVDs: Gathering of Leaves as well as several publications and a designer thread pack with Sulky of America.  She is also an Ambassador for BERNINA USA.

Heidi works with cottons, silks, and lots of thread.  She enjoys fabric dying, painting and airbrushing and applying yards of threads by free motion on her home sewing machine.  Her unique works are well “garnished” with unbelievable embellishments from fibers, to ribbons, beads, buttons, ultra suede and even shells.  Heidi teaches quilting, surface design, fabric collage, fabric dyeing, embellishment and beading.  She lives in the beautiful Pacific Northwest with her two chocolate spaniels.

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,  members please bring auffle items & snacks):

Exchange Block

Bag lunch.

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.

 

 

 

Change of Venue for meeting

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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

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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.

PROGRAM:

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.

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:

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.