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.
May 3, 2014: Debbie Wendt is presenting a lecture entitled “The Egyptian Tentmakers Appliqué”. She began teaching quilting while living in Cairo, Egypt. You can go to www.wendtquilting.com for a look at her work.
June 7, 2014: At our meeting in June we will have presentations by our own lovely ladies: Nancy DeAngelis - wool applique, Charlene Schultz - a roll up flannel project, and Margo Driscoll - a Disappearing Missouri Star. We will also be having a yard sale run by Christine Moriarty, Ann Connors and Cathy deVeer. Tables will be set up to receive your stuff. You will be responsible for removing any treasures that are not sold. If need be, ask a friend to take care of this. This is not a white elephant sale, so bring things that are saleable and priced to sell. Also, you will need to provide a basket, can or envelope for any monies received. This will be on the honor system so that you can go shopping yourself. Hope this doesn't sound too rigid; it should be another fun event for our guild.
June is also our year-end pot luck!! Those members with the last names ending in M to Z are asked to bring items for the pot-luck. Remember you don’t have to bring enough to feed an army. Please start thinking about what yummy food item you’ll be bringing for our end of the year buffet celebration. If you don’t feel like baking, cooking or buying a food item, juice and soda are always welcome.
NO MEETINGS IN JULY AND AUGUST!! Enjoy the summer! Have fun working on your challenge quilts and quilts for the show. Remember to turn in your quilt submission forms for the quilt show by July 15.
September 6, 2014 begins our new year with Marie Schlagg, a Textile Conservationist from Scituate. We will learn about the do’s & don’ts of quilt handling, cleaning, storage, repairs etc. She will also give a LIMITED number of pre-registered members a brief condition evaluation of their historic/heirloom quilts. Please see/contact Janice or Janet to pre-register. We’ll also be discussing last minute details for our quilt show.
October 4, 2014: Lisa McCarthy (a certified Judy Neimeyer instructor) will present a trunk show and conduct a workshop. The pattern chosen for the workshop is “Desert Sky Star Block”. Pictures will be available at our meetings.
November 1, 2014: Cathy Bodio from North Easton will be presenting a trunk show and a seasonal workshop. The details of the workshop will be announced at a later date.
December 13, 2014: Please note that our December meeting is the second Saturday in December due to the church needing the hall on the first Saturday. Details are still being worked out for our December meeting.
Please mark your calendars! Dates for the first half of 2015: January 3, February 7 (Comfort Quilt Day), March 7, April 4, May 2 and June 6.
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, Jennifer Brown at email@example.com 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.
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