Board meeting

The NQC Board will meet at 9:30 a.m., October 20 at Whidbey Coffee & Cafe, 1960 Marketplace Drive,  Burlington, WA.  Members are always welcome to stop in and join us.

Our next regular meeting is November 17 at the WECU, 5659 Barrett Road, Ferndale.


September 2018 Meeting

WHEN:                             Saturday, September 8, 2018

HOSTS:                            No Guild Host

WHO:                                Lisa Mortell

WHERE:                           Hillcrest Church, Mt. Vernon, WA

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


lisa mortell 1In 2010 I started quilting after I purchased a Kaffe Fassett book and before I was finished with my first quilt I was hooked.  My quilting over the last eight years has evolved, and my love of hand applique and embroidery has taken over most of my quilting.

I will be sharing my quilts with you and doing an introduction to wool applique the way I have found that works the best to accommodate lots of embellishment stitching.



Coming South on I-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.


  •  Exchange Block (see instructions attached)
  • Show and Share Items
  • Nametag
  • Cash for Auffle  (free ticket with your nametag)
  • Bag Lunch

Admission for NQC members is paid for with membership. $7 for non-members  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, make coffee and arrange tables, come at 8:30 a.m.

May 2018 Meeting

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.


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.


 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.


March 10th Meeting in Lynden

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

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)

Board meeting to be moved

NQC has new board members and we are trying to find a time for a board meeting with outgoing and incoming.  It will likely be a Saturday in February and somewhere in Mount Vernon, WA.  Stay turned and the new time and place will be posted when we know.

January Meeting Location Change

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.


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.