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.
September 7, 2013: Pam Weeks, who is a curator at the New England Quilt Museum, will discuss Civil War Quilts.
October 5, 2013: Judy Damon will present a lecture/trunk show “Color Stories for Scrap Quilts”. The afternoon workshop is “InSpinity: Spotlight on Scraps”. Here’s an opportunity to dig into your stash and use your scraps to create an interlocking stars quilt. ($20 fee, plus $8 pattern). Sign up during the Sept. meeting. (http://www.quiltopia.com)
November 2, 2013: Janet Elia will present a lecture/trunk show “Quilts, Quilts and More Quilts”. The afternoon workshop is “Hawaiian Style Quilting”. While working on a pillow size top, learn all aspects of Hawaiian quiltmaking. ($24 fee). Sign up during Sept. and Oct meetings.
December 14, 2013 (note this is the second Saturday): Amy Ropple will be doing a presentation at our December meeting on “Art Quilting”. She calls her work “Jewelry for your walls”. She presents mixed media textiles – quilted, painted, embroidered and hand embellished works of art. We'll also be having our holiday buffet and collecting non-perishable food items for the local food bank.
January 4, 2014: Kathy Rich will guide us through a Mystery Quilt Workshop. ($15 fee) Sign-up during the Oct. meeting
February 1, 2014: Comfort Quilts Day. Plan on spending the day with us making comfort quilts for those in need.
March 1, 2014: Diana Annis will present a trunk show.
April 5, 2014: Sharon Mayers will present a lecture/trunk show “Piecing with Poppers”. The afternoon workshop focuses on the Piecing with Poppers technique. Learn Sharon’s technique for adding narrow sashing strips to make your blocks “pop”. ($30 fee) Sign up during the Jan. and Feb. meetings. http://www.piecingwithpoppers.com/index.html)
May 3, 2014: Debbie Wendt is presenting a lecture entitled “ The Egyptian Tentmakers Applique”. She began teaching quilting quilting while living in Cairo Egypt. You can go to www.wendtquilting.com for a look at her work.
June 7, 2014: TBA
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.
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, Jennifer Brown at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 781-925-0754 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.
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.
DUES PRICE INCREASE
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