Wednesday, April 18, 2018

April North Coast Needlers meeting


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 Rain showers in April brought in wonderful displays of quilts for show and tell.  Thanks for sharing with us some of your wonderful quilts pictured below!





Tone Haugen-Cogburn was our featured speaker for the night and also our two-day class instructor for "Transfer Paints with Botanical Elements".  Tone shared with us some of her wonderful playful quilts
painted papers drying and waiting to turn into magical quilt designs

fern motif with free motion and hand quilted stitching


Tone with one of her quilts





Upcoming events:


April 20-21
Paradise in Bloom Quilt Show Tree City Quilters’ Guild will be hosting their “Paradise in Bloom” quilt show. The quilt show will be held on April 20, 2018 from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm and April 21, 2018 from 9:00 am to 3:30 pm. (Please note the quilt show hours are different for each day.) Wooster Church of the Nazarene, 3100 Oak Hill Road, Wooster, Ohio. Admission is $7.00. There is a raffle quilt, vendors, demos and more. https://www.facebook.com/treecityquiltersguild.wooster.ohio/

May 1
Paula Golden at Quilters’ Legacy of Lakewood Paula Golden is an internationally known quilter and teacher. Selected as “2001 Teacher of the Year” by Professional Quilter Magazine, Paula Golden relishes sharing the history, techniques and art of quilting with students of all ages. She will present the lecture Hawaiian Quilting, Explore the art, traditions and history at the May 1st meeting at 7:00 pm at Westshore Unitarian Church, 20410 Hilliard Blvd. Rocky River OH. Cost: $5.00 at the door

Paula will also present two workshops. The first is Feathered Star on May 2nd. This is followed on May 3rd with Wonderful Watercolors. Both workshops will be held at Porter Library, 27333 Center Ridge Rd. Westlake, OH. Registration after March 15 $45.00. For further info or to register, contact LizaBStewart@gmail.com.

May 2
 A Quilter’s Day Out hosted by Ohio Star Quilters The Ohio Star Quilters from Howland Ohio will present “A Quilter’s Day Out” Event on Wednesday, May 2, 2018 from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. The location is DiViesta Banquet Hall, 754 North River Road NW, Warren, Ohio 44483. We will have Coffee and Rolls, a Program, Luncheon and Quilt show. Speaker will be Corey Yoder with a trunk show. Donation is $25.00. For tickets call Lori at (330) 979-1120. https://www.facebook.com/OhiostarquiltguildofHowland

May 8
NCN meeting - School House Demo's

October 5-6
Streetsboro Quilt Guild Show 2018 Friday October 5th 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday October 6th 10am to 4pm at Faith Baptist Church, 9890 St. Rte. 43 (at Frost Road) Streetsboro, OH. Contact Sharon Kemp 330- 283-2697, skemp@kent.edu, or see streetsboroquiltguild.com Judged Show – Will accept 150 entries Vendors – Country Cupboard – Raffle Quilt and Baskets




Saturday, February 24, 2018


February North Coast Needlers meeting guest speaker was Dr Sara Perry, DC from Whole Body Health in Medina.  Dr. Perry discussed natural and holistic solutions to chronic pain.  It was a stimulating talk to encourage all of us to feel our best.  For more information check out Whole Body Health website http://www.wholebodyhealth.org/the-clinic/ 

We have many fine quilters and sewers in NCN but every month many of our members take part in giving back to the community by helping to quilt community quilts, produce kits and blocks for future quilts, create fidget quilts for the memory impaired, pillowcases for youngsters in hospitals,  and dog beds for pets awaiting new homes.  A big thank you to everyone for giving your time, material, expertise and love to make our world a better place!




Fidget Quilt Kit - pick one up at our next meeting!



Pillowcases in fun fabric, moo!
and pick up a couple of pillowcase kits - easy and makes you smile


Block of the month kits
Block of the month!
Block of the month


Have some fabric you don't know what do with, make a dog bed and stuff it will your scraps.  


Upcoming Events:


Feb 9 – Mar 11  - Lake Farmpark Quilt Show Lake   Farmpark will be having their show from 2/9-3/11. 

March 3 NEORQC General Meeting – Christ Church Episcopal, 21 Aurora Street, Hudson, OH 44236 General meeting – 10:00 am
 Linda Bussey of Hower House: She will give a gallery talk on the history of Hower House and the beautiful textiles within the home, including Carrickmacross Lace. There will also be Show ‘n Tell. Bring a covered dish for the pot luck lunch. Bring your completed Shop Hop Card for a chance to win a gift certificate to one of our member shops.
Host for the meeting is Memory Makers Quilt Guild

April 5-7 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo – Cleveland, OH at the I-X Center Meet the trendsetters and see the latest in sewing, quilt making and embroidery as you take in special presentations and find artistic inspiration. Exhibit Hall Hours: Thursday & Friday 10:00 am – 6:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm. Ticket information and pricing will be available now 800-699-6309. 

Friday, January 19, 2018

January 2018 Raffle Quilt - String X Workshop 

trimming
sewing
cutting
building
partnership
coordinating
machine humming
concentrating

blocks adding up

ironing

Quilt top done!
Thanks to all the members of NCN who participated in the completion of String X Quilt top -  our 2018 Raffle Quilt!     Can't wait to see the finished product!

Upcoming Events

Feb 9 — Mar 11   Lake Farmpark Quilt Show
Lake Farmpark will be having their show from 2/9-3/11. You will notice that it is running several weeks shorter than usual. You must have your entry form and fee in by 1/3/18.
If you bring your quilt to the January meeting, I will be happy to take it out to the Farmpark on 1/12 or 1/13 for you. Yes, that is a shorter window than usual as well! Happy stitching! Carol Droe
Feb 10               SEW HAPPY CARNATION QUILTERS' Lecture and Luncheon
at The Alliance Country Club, 725 East Milton St. (left off Rt. 183 south, 1/2  mile south of
62/State St.) Alliance, Ohio 44601
10 AM — Tea and muffins upon arrival
10:30 Speaker: Karen Conley Presents
From Farmer's Daughter to Certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor
Karen will share 25 quilts and tops with stories about each that span her 30 year career in quilting. Some are Jinny Beyer designs, Judy Dales' techniques, Hoffman Challenges, and her own original/adaptations designs. She is in her sixth year as a certified Judy Niemeyer instructor. Join us for a fun, entertaining event.
Noon luncheon: Assorted Rolls and butter, The famous Bitikar Salad with chicken. Coffee, hot or iced tea, Vanilla Mousse with mixed berries
Make checks for $25.00 each payable to Sew Happy Carnation Quilt Guild and mail to Kathy Wolf
1723 Lilly Lane
Alliance, Ohio 44601
Deadline for reservations is February 5, 2018. Reservations limited to 120. Bring items for show and share!
Feb 16 - 18 2018 NEORQC Getaway Weekend
Looking for a great way to spend a weekend in February? NEORQC has the answer for you. Join us for "Quilting Binds Us Together" — 2018 NEORQC Getaway Weekend being held February 16-18, 2018. A spectacular offering of classes, techniques and teachers for all quilters. Plan now to attend to learn new things, connect with those you know and make new friends.
Registration is now open. Access the registration form and brochure here at the NEORQC website. Check out the information, complete and send in the registration form today!

April 5-7         Original Sewing & Quilt Expo — Cleveland, OH at the I-X Center
Meet the trendsetters and see the latest in sewing, quilt making and embroidery as you take in special presentations and find artistic inspiration. Exhibit Hall Hours: Thursday & Friday 10:00 am — 6:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am — 5:00 pm. Ticket information and pricing will be available approximately ten weeks prior to the Expo. Class registration will open approximately ten weeks prior to the Expo.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Happy Holidays and on to 2018!



The Holiday Potluck in December was filled with delicious food, fun and games ornament exchange.  We had wonderful show and tell items and storytelling fun and beautiful poinsettias.
Ornament Exchange game





some of our Show and Tell projects!




















At the January NCN meeting we will be working on making the 2018 Raffle Quilt. Members have signed up to help be cutters, sewers, and pressers.  Please bring your items for the various stations.  If anyone has a 10 1/2” square ruler please bring it as well. Sounds like a fun night of sewing with lots of friends - all hands on deck!


Upcoming Events 


2017/2018 NEORQC Shop Hop -  We’re so excited about the NEORQC Shop Hop! Join quilters from all over the North East Ohio area in our new shop hop venture for 2017-18! Car pool with your friends and visit a wide variety of quilt shops. What better way is there to introduce yourself to new quilt shops, reacquaint yourself with those shops you may not have been to for awhile and say “Hello” to those shops you visit frequently. NEORQC has added a little fun!

Each time you visit a NEORQC quilt shop, ask a store clerk to initial or stamp the back of your card! Bring your completed card, with six initials/stamps, to the general meetings, put it in the hopper and we’ll dray names. Drawings will be held at October, March and June meetings. Completed cards may be turned in for a new card.

Names will stay in the hopper for one year - then we’ll dump the names and start again! You must be present to be a winner! Download and print your Shopping Card from the NEORQC website

Feb. 16 - 18 2018 NEORQC Getaway, “Quilting Binds Us Together Holiday Inn, Boardman, OH To get more information, check out their website at neorquonline.org

Sat., Mar. 3 NEORQC General Meeting - 10:00 am Host will be Memory Makers Quilt Guild. Guest Speaker is still to be determined. There will be Show ‘n Tell. Bring a covered dish for the pot luck lunch

April 5 - 7 Original Sewing & Quilt Expo at I-X Center Meet the trendsetters and see the latest in sewing, quilt making and embroidery as you take in special presentations and find artistic inspiration. Exhibit Hall Hours: Thursday and Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm; Saturday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm. Ticket information and pricing will be available approximately ten weeks prior to the Expo. Class registration will open approximately ten weeks prior also.

April 6 - 8 Annual Rising Sun Quilt Fest from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Rising Sun History Museum, 212 S. Walnut St., Rising Sun, IN   The Ohio County Historical Society and The Sunshine Stitchers are pleased to organize and host the annual “Rising Sun Quilt Fest.”

Sunday, November 26, 2017

November meeting reflections

North Coast Needlers November meeting our guests were the folks from Lunn Fabrics of Lancaster, Ohio.  They brought with them their wonderful batik fabrics and patterns.  We learned about their process of creating high quality batiks and the opportunity to add some to our stash!
Luscious batiks for sale
Snowman pattern

copper batik stamp
 November show and tell - as always we were wowed by our members quilts and projects that they have created for themselves, friends, family and community service.  Below are a few from the meeting - thanks for sharing!
Community Service - Activity Mat







Monday, November 6, 2017

Let's make a Raffle Quilt for 2018!

Back in the day (as they say) all of the North Coast Needler raffle quilts were made as a group project. Sometimes at evening meetings and other times during all day sewing sessions at Porter Library or a member's home. Over the years, some of our quilts have been a little more complicated, or due to the amount of appliqué, just weren't suited to being created by a large group. This year, we will be having a Throw-back Tuesday and will be working in teams at a Tuesday meeting to make a quilt which will be raffled off in 2018. 




A group of us met a few weeks ago and decided on a String X pattern for the group raffle quilt that will be assembled at the January meeting. We are asking that guild members bring scraps in “Skittle” colors. Bright, pure colors – no Batiks please! If you would like to pre-cut some pieces, we will be using a mix of 1.5”, 2.25” and 2.5” strips 10” in length. We will also need 8 1/2” squares of white on white.

The plan is to have 8 teams made up of a cutter, sewer, presser and runner/support person. A few people will be needed to layout the quilt and run the blocks over to the machines. We can trade off and will gladly accept any help! The goal is to make 72 blocks at the meeting and hopefully assemble the top.

A sign-up sheet will be circulated at the November and December meetings. If you will not be at the meetings, please call Gini to volunteer - 440-823-9557. We will be looking for 8 machines with a ¼” foot, cutting and ironing stations.

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Upcoming program - November 14th meeting

Lunn Fabrics will share with us how batiks are made and will sell their wares. The shop will be set up by 6:00 pm, so come early to shop.

Lunn Fabrics is co-owned by Debra Lunn and Michael Mrowka, who for the past 25 years have also been partners in life, art, and fabric design.

Lunn Fabrics offers the complete line of Artisan Batiks,  Prisma Dyes, and Patina Handpaints which are designed by Debra and Michael, produced by Robert Kaufman Co., and manufactured in our "Green" factory in Solo, Java, Indonesia.  Also, we have an assortment of very special one-of-a-kind batiks and handdyes created by Debra and Michael in either their studio in Indonesia or their dyeworks in Ohio.   These exclusive batiks are only available online or see them at our shop in Lancaster, Ohio.

To give back to our batik workers and the people of Indonesia, Michael and Debra created Ganesa Study Center, a very popular non-profit, free-lending library in Central Java, Indonesia.
10% of all gross sales online and in our Lunn Fabrics store in Lancaster, OH go directly to support the Ganesa Library.

http://www.lunnfabrics.com/


Upcoming Events

Oct 13 - 14 Mutton Hill Quilt Show, John S. Knight Center, 77 E. Mill Street, Akron.
There will be workshops both Friday and Saturday, vendors and of course quilts.
For more information, visit http://muttonhillquilts.org. Sponsored by the
Summit County Historical Society.

Oct 15-20 Quilt Camp - Ripley, WV
Quiltmakers gather each October to enjoy four days of quilting classes and
friendship in the lovely highlands of West Virginia at Fall Quilt Camp. Sign up
for a fabulous class or for open sew… but do so soon to save your spot at this
rustic setting. For details: http://pegspatches.com/TQC_home.html

Oct. 19-21 Sacred Threads Fiber Art Quilt Exhibit - Toledo
St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 428 N. Erie St. Toledo, OH
The SACRED THREADS exhibit is a unique display of 40 art quilts based
on themes of joy, spirituality, grief, healing, and peace. Each art piece is
accompanied by a narrative describing the inspiration or event that guided each
artist in their creative process. The artwork themes provide thought-provoking
insights, encouragement, inspiration and healing responses to grief and human
hardships.
Begun by Vikki Pignatelli, curated and juried in Philadelphia, the traveling
exhibit includes work from fiber artists around the country, and has attracted a
wide array of visitors of all ages. Live music, conversation areas, cash wine and
organic drink bar, further enhance the show, making it a thought provoking, yet
joy-filled experience. Exhibit Times: Thurs Oct 19 4:00 pm - 9:00 pm; Fri Oct 20
4:00 pm - 9:00 pm; and Sat Oct 21 10:00 am - 2:00 pm.

Oct 20 - 21 Valley Quilt Guild 2017 Quilt Show
First United Methodist Church
1725 N. Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH 44622.
Presented by Valley Quilt Guild, Tuscarawas County, Ohio. Free parking,
handicap accessible, all on ground level. Raffle quilt, vendors, boutique, Quilter’s
Café lunch counter. For additional information please call 330-343-5617 or visit
our website: http://valleyquiltguild.org.

Nov 3 - 4 Rocky River Senior Center’s Harvest Holiday Craft & Quilt Show
This annual show is held in the Senior Center at the Rocky River Complex. Come
enjoy the quilts (many submitted by members of our guild), vendors and food.

Feb 16 - 18 2018 NEORQC Getaway Weekend
Looking for a great way to spend a weekend in February? NEORQC has the
answer for you. Join us for “Quilting Binds Us Together” – 2018 NEORQC
Getaway Weekend being held February 16-18, 2018. A spectacular offering of
classes, techniques and teachers for all quilters. Plan now to attend to learn new
things, connect with those you know and make new friends.
Registration is now open. Access the registration form and brochure here at
the NEORQC website. Check out the information, complete and send in the
registration form today!