Meetings are held on the first Saturday of the month at 9:30 a.m (except where noted). There are no meetings in the months of July and August. We currently meet at the United Hill Methodist Church, 11 Church Street, Norwell, MA in the church hall.
November 7, 2015: Our guest speaker will be Carol Anne Grotrian who will present "Quilts with a View". For more information on Carol visit her website at http://www.carolannegrotrian.com/
December 12, 2015 (second Saturday due to the church needed the hall on the first Saturday): This will be our Holiday Celebration. Our special guest for the day will be Tammy Roussel of Mitsy's Quilting for the Blind. Tammy runs a program that teaches special skills designed for the blind quilter that she will share with us. Tammy's program accepts donated quilt blocks for use in her classes. Please bring any size quilt blocks or 5" charm squares that you are willing to donate to this wonderful organization. Also at December's meeting we'll be accepting donations of personal care items such as shampo, deodorant, bar soap (not liquid soap please), disposable razors, shaving cream, toothpaste and toothbrushes, mouthwash, socks, hats, gloves, mittens, new warm clothing and any times that will keep our Veterans clean and wamr. These items will be collected and delivered to the Brockton VA Hpsital as a comfort donation for HRQG. Please help make the winter months comfortable for our Veterans.
January 2, 2016: We will be having a Mystery Quilt Day.
February 6, 2016: This is our annual Comfort Quilt day where we get together to make comfort quilts. The Comfort Quilt Committee is hard at work making preparations. Plan on bringing your sewing machine and quilting the day away.
March 5, 2016: Our guest speaker will be Patty Sawyer of B&B Quilts. Details are being finalized. For more information on Patty visit her website at http://b2bquilting.com/about.asp
April 2, 2016: Our guest speaker will be Amelia Poole oN ECO printing and Indigo Shibori. For more information on Amelia visit her website at http://ecouturetextilestudio.com/
May 7, 2016: Our guest speaker will be Marge Tucker of Marge Tucker Quilt Designs. Marge will do a lecture and workshop. Details are being finalized. For more information on Marge visit her website at http://margetuckerquilts.com/
June 4, 2016: This will be our final meeting of the year with fun and surprises planned!!
July and August there are no guild meetings.
In order to reserve your spot in a workshop, fees are due when you sign-up. If you have any questions, please contact Janice Barclay or Janet McGinty at one of our meetings.
REMEMBER TO WEAR YOUR NAME BADGES!
When Herring Run Quilt Guild was first formed in February 1989 one of the conditions for membership was making and wearing name badges. The motivation behind the badge requirement was to make it easier for members to get to know one another. As our numbers have increased, it has become even more important than ever to honor the intent of our founding mothers. Please wear your badge. Your intricate identifiers help us to put names and faces together. Besides, it’s not like you’re working in the customer service department, we’re having fun! We look forward to the day when we no longer need to collect fines for badges not worn! We have two different versions of our name badge, one with the HR symbol and one of a paper pieced fish that was designed by Carol Doak. Click here for directions on how to make a Herring Run Quilt Guild name badge.
Sunshine Information: Do you know of someone in the guild that has had a personal loss or is seriously ill? Please pass this information on to our Vice President, Charlie DiSante at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 617-905-4438 so we can send cards, flowers or donations from the guild. Please make sure you give her the full name, address and information on where to send a donation if one is requested.
Our current dues are $40 for full-time members and $20 for Associate members. Dues are payable in May or June. Per our by-laws members whose dues remain unpaid after the June meeting shall be notified by the Membership Chairman and after June 30th shall be automatically dropped from membership unless otherwise voted by the Executive Board. New members may join in September.
Workshop registration: You will need to pre-register and pay at the same time to hold your space.
Hospitality: It is every HRQG member’s caloric duty to contribute to our communal sustenance for at least one meeting per year. September’s goodies are provided by your board members.
WE'RE GOING GREEN!To help protect the environment, honor the requests of the Church, and cut down on our monthly bills, we would like guild members to bring their own coffee mugs to the meetings if at all possible.
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