Wednesday, February 20, 2019

February 2019 meeting



February brings the magic of show and tell


After a short break, our own Betsy Bauman gave a thoughtful presentation on "Why Do People Make Art?"  Thank you for sharing yourself and your many talents!


Betsy's Matisse Quilt
Another Of Betsy's wonder art creations!

One of the Button Box Raffle quilts to be raffled
 at the Expo in April!  Want some raffle tickets?
NCN members started this beautiful raffle quilt at your January meeting, finished by Community Service elves, ready to be quilted, bound and then raffled!

Upcoming Events

Apr. 4 - 6 Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO I-X Center, Cleveland, Ohio Sewing. Quilting. Needle Arts. Original Sewing & Quilt Expo knows all about the care and feeding of your creative lives. The Expo is a place to find the latest and coolest techniques and products, and learn new skills with cutting-edge education. It’s three days of classes and workshops, stage shows, runway fashion shows, how-to demos, incredible display galleries, fabulous shopping and more! 

Monday, January 14, 2019

January meeting - New Year, New Quilt!



January 2019 meeting brought many wonderful show-and-tell projects, as usual!


 

After the meeting and show and tell, members pulled out their sewing machines, cutting mats, rotary cutters, irons, and started working on a new quilt to raffle for 2019.  

 
                                                                                       Trimming and Straightening

  
                       Creating Blocks                                                 Pressing the Seams

 
                     First Blocks Completed!


On the Way to Being a Beautiful Quilt!
Upcoming Programs

February — Betsy Bauman presenting “Why Do People Make Art?” Part Art History, part Contemporary Quilt Art, this Power Point lecture illustrates the many reasons artists throughout history have created art: to explore beauty in nature or communicate ideas; to tell a story or to seek social change; to evoke emotion or to reinforce cultural ties, and many more.

We’ll look at paintings by Andy Warhol, Picasso, Mondrian, Norman Rockwell, and others. We’ll look at quilt art by artists such as Susan Shie, Luke Haynes, Nancy Crow, Hollis Chatelaine, and many more. As we explore examples of art throughout history, you will be asked to consider “What was the artist trying to do here? Do quilt artists share the same goals?”

You may learn a few things to amaze your family and friends—and perhaps come away with inspiration for your next quilt masterpiece! Come join us in February!

Upcoming Events

Feb. 9 - Sew Happy Carnation Quilters Lecture and Luncheon
The Alliance Country Club, 725 East Milton St. (left off Rt. 183 South, 1/2 mile
south of 62/State St.), Alliance, OH 44601
10:00 a.m. – Tea and muffins
10:30 a.m. Speakers Eva Birch, Nancy Gano and Jodi Robinson on topic “The
Modern Quilt World: 3 Perspectives.”
Noon luncheon
Appliqué for Modern Beginners, co-authored by Eva Birch, Nancy Gano and Jodi
Robinson, resulted from a friendship developed in the Ohio Longarm Quilters
Guild. All three gals will present their modern quilts with techniques used to
create them. All are award winning quilters, many awards from national quilt
shows. Join us for an intimate look into the world of modern quilting.
Make checks for $25.00 each payable to Sew Happy Carnation Quilt Guild and
mail to Kathy Wolf, 1732 Lilly Lane, Alliance, OH 44601. Phone: 330-821-1477

Feb. 17-19 - NEORQC 2019 Getaway
Mark your calendars, call your friends, and join us for a week-end quilting
retreat of friends (new and old), instructed classroom projects, and lots of
quilting. You do not want to miss the NEORQC 2019 Getaway with its fantastic
line-up of classes, knowledgeable instructors, and fun filled times. The Getaway
will once again be held at the Holiday Inn in Boardman. It is a great venue and
the hotel staff does a wonderful job while we are there. Just ask anyone who
was at the last three Getaway events. We had a wonderful time! The Getaway
Committee is diligently working to make the 2019 Getaway just as fun as the
2018 Getaway, or even better.
We have some returning teachers, as well as, some new teachers for 2019. There
is something for everyone. So be sure to check out the classes. The classes
with full descriptions and photos can be seen on the NEORQC website at
www.neorqconline.org. Classes will be assigned on a first come basis. On the
registration form please list three choices for classes.
Class Choices:
Let’s Color It – Dee Hart, Instructor
Wings – Carolyn Burgess and Heidi Dietz, Instructors
Let’s Fill in the Blanks – Mary Bernower, Instructor
Elephant Abstraction – Laura Nolletti, Instructor
Classic Scrappy Double Wedding Ring – Linda Miller, Instructor
Judy Niemeyer Projects New or Unfinished – Karen Conley, Instructor
Machine Quilted Sampler with Westalee Templates – Clare Neff, Instructor
Delectable Mountains – Cindy Casciato, Instructor
Flower Power – Ginger Mangie, Instructor
Open Studio
Registration includes: 2-night stay (double occupancy); Friday dinner; Saturday
breakfast, lunch and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch; sewing area;
refreshments; hotel amenities; taxes and gratuities. If commuting – includes
classes, meals, etc. other than no room option for those who elect not to stay over.
There will be show and tell on Friday night of finished projects from last year.
Saturday show and tell will be projects from home. And on Sunday, show and
tell will be projects from this getaway. There will be door prizes and attendee
gifts shared throughout the Getaway. Come and see what the Getaway
Committee has planned for you.

Apr. 4-6 Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO
I-X Center, Cleveland, Ohio
Original Sewing & Quilt Expo knows all about the care and feeding of your
creative lives. The Expo is a place to find the latest and coolest techniques and
products, and learn new skills with cutting-edge education. It’s three days of
classes and workshops, stage shows, runway fashion shows, how-to demos,
incredible display galleries, fabulous shopping and more!






Sunday, December 16, 2018

December - Tis the Season of Fashoinable Hats!


Local milliner Lee St. Marie gave a tip top presentation for the December holiday potluck.  Lee's presentation also included a fun trunk show of hats, headbands and fascinators using North Coast Needler models.  Lee designs and creates many lovely hats, and owns a shop in Rocky River on Old Detroit Rd - "Studio St. Marie." Hat's off to you all and a fun evening for all who attended!



Lee St. Marie, local milliner adjusts hat
Wild New Look for the Season!





Lee St. Marie reveals her knowledge of hats and fascinators

 Finishing Touches

Feathers are in for
Christmas 2018




Pretty as a Gift!
Festive Cream Colored 
Headband





Beautiful in Black Facinator

Upcoming Events:

January - NCN meeting - 2cd Tuesday (January 8th 2019)
We will be having a Sew-In after the business meeting in January. The project will make a bed sized quilt which will then be raffled to raise money. I need people to sign up for specific tasks for that evening as follows: Sewers: We will need eight sewers to do the piecing that evening. With luck, we can finish (or near finish) the quilt top in our regular meeting time. Iron Stations: We will need approximately six pressing stations to keep ahead of the sewers. Specifically, I need people to bring either irons and ironing boards or irons and ironing pads that can be used on a table top. Cutting Stations: We will need approximately four cutting stations to trim flying geese units as they are sewn. For each these we will need a cutting mat, rotary cutter and ruler (at least 6 x 12). (The units for piecing will be pre-cut. Only the flying geese will need cutting that evening.) The Iron and Cutting Stations can be manned on a rotating basis or by the person bringing the supplies, as needed. If you are planning on being at the January meeting and would like to sign up for one of these positions, please contact Martha Hamilton via email  and let me know your preference. This should be a fun evening.

Feb. 17 - 19 NEORQC 2019 Getaway 
Mark your calendars, call your friends, and join us for a week-end quilting retreat of friends (new and old), instructed classroom projects, and lots of quilting. You do not want to miss the NEORQC 2019 Getaway with its fantastic line-up of classes, knowledgeable instructors, and fun filled times.
The Getaway will once again be held at the Holiday Inn in Boardman. It is a great venue and the hotel staff does a wonderful job while we are there. Just ask anyone who was at the last three Getaway events. We had a wonderful time! The Getaway Committee is diligently working to make the 2019 Getaway just as fun as the 2018 Getaway, or even better. We have some returning teachers, as well as, some new teachers for 2019. There is something for everyone. So be sure to check out the classes.
 The classes with full descriptions and photos can be seen on the NEORQC website at www.neorqconline.org. Classes will be assigned on a first come basis. On the registration form please list three choices for classes.
Class Choices:
Let’s Color It – Dee Hart, Instructor Wings – Carolyn Burgess and Heidi Dietz, Instructors
Let’s Fill in the Blanks – Mary Bernower, Instructor
Elephant Abstraction – Laura Nolletti, Instructor
Classic Scrappy Double Wedding Ring – Linda Miller, Instructor Judy Niemeyer
Projects New or Unfinished – Karen Conley, Instructor
Machine Quilted Sampler with Westalee Templates – Clare Neff, Instructor
Delectable Mountains – Cindy Casciato, Instructor
Flower Power – Ginger Mangie, Instructor
Open Studio

 Registration includes:
 2-night stay (double occupancy); Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch; sewing area; refreshments; hotel amenities; taxes and gratuities.
If commuting –includes classes, meals, etc. other than no room option for those who elect not to stay over.
There will be show and tell on Friday night of finished projects from last year. Saturday show and tell will be projects from home. And on Sunday, show and tell will be projects from this getaway. There will be door prizes and attendee gifts shared throughout the Getaway. Come and see what the Getaway Committee has planned for you.
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Apr. 4 - 6 Original Sewing & Quilt
EXPO I-X Center, Cleveland, Ohio Sewing. Quilting. Needle Arts. Original Sewing & Quilt Expo knows all about the care and feeding of your creative lives. The Expo is a place to find the latest and coolest techniques and products, and learn new skills with cutting-edge education. It’s three days of classes and workshops, stage shows, runway fashion shows, how-to demos, incredible display galleries, fabulous shopping and more!

Happy Holidays and see you in 2019!


Monday, December 10, 2018

November happening and beyond




North Coast Needlers had the pleasure of hosting quilt artist, instructor and author Katie Pasquini Maspoust at the November meeting  .  Below are photos of the wonderful workshop with Katie that our lucky members were able to participate.  Can't wait to see your projects!
Katie Pasquini Maspoust
members busy enjoying and creating




Upcoming Events:


December 11th  North Coast Needlers Holiday Party - starts at 6pm- potluck!

Feb. 17 - 19 NEORQC 2019 Getaway -  Mark your calendars, call your friends, and join us for a week-end quilting retreat of friends (new and old), instructed classroom projects, and lots of quilting. You do not want to miss the NEORQC 2019 Getaway with its fantastic line-up of classes, knowledgeable instructors, and fun filled times. 

The Getaway will once again be held at the Holiday Inn in Boardman. It is a great venue and the hotel staff does a wonderful job while we are there. Just ask anyone who was at the last three Getaway events. We had a wonderful time! The Getaway Committee is diligently working to make the 2019 Getaway just as fun as the 2018 Getaway, or even better. We have some returning teachers, as well as, some new teachers for 2019. There is something for everyone. So be sure to check out the classes. 
The classes with full descriptions and photos can be seen on the NEORQC website at www.neorqconline.org. Classes will be assigned on a first come basis. On the registration form please list three choices for classes. Class Choices: Let’s Color It – Dee Hart, Instructor Wings – Carolyn Burgess and Heidi Dietz, Instructors Let’s Fill in the Blanks – Mary Bernower, Instructor Elephant Abstraction – Laura Nolletti, Instructor Classic Scrappy Double Wedding Ring – Linda Miller, Instructor Judy Niemeyer Projects New or Unfinished – Karen Conley, Instructor Machine Quilted Sampler with Westalee Templates – Clare Neff, Instructor Delectable Mountains – Cindy Casciato, Instructor Flower Power – Ginger Mangie, Instructor Open Studio Registration includes: 2-night stay (double occupancy); Friday dinner; Saturday breakfast, lunch and dinner; Sunday breakfast and lunch; sewing area; refreshments; hotel amenities; taxes and gratuities. If commuting –includes classes, meals, etc. other than no room option for those who elect not to stay over. There will be show and tell on Friday night of finished projects from last year. Saturday show and tell will be projects from home. And on Sunday, show and tell will be projects from this getaway. There will be door prizes and attendee gifts shared throughout the Getaway. Come and see what the Getaway Committee has planned for you.

 Apr. 4 - 6 Original Sewing & Quilt EXPO I-X Center, Cleveland, Ohio Sewing. Quilting. Needle Arts. Original Sewing & Quilt Expo knows all about the care and feeding of your creative lives. The Expo is a place to find the latest and coolest techniques and products, and learn new skills with cutting-edge education. It’s three days of classes and workshops, stage shows, runway fashion shows, how-to demos, incredible display galleries and great fun.

Saturday, October 20, 2018

North Coast Needlers - October happenings

North Coast Needlers members are helping with a extensive service project for Frontline Service.  We are providing 70 "Eye Spy"quilts along with totes and Christmas stockings under the supervision of Cathy Flament and Janelle Reardon.  Many thank yous for everyone that has helped quilt and sew for this wonderful and much appreciated community service project!

















Mary Huey

Our featured speaker presented a delightful talk and show and tell of many of her current projects







Upcoming events:

Nov. 2-3 Rocky River Senior Center Harvest Craft and Quilt Show Friday and Saturday.  

Nov. 4 Wildwood Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Show Sunday, November 4, 2018 from 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Road, Mentor, Ohio 44060 Beautiful Quilts including Guild Challenge Quilts; Vendors and Refreshments; Gifts Sew Special Shop is selling small quilted items made by guild members. Chinese Auction with Gift Baskets; Raffle Quilt made by members. Tickets $1.00 each or 6 for $5.00. The winner will be selected at the end of the show. Admission is $5.00. For more information contact: Linda Sinclair, lsinclair24@att. net, 440-946-0945

Nov. 9-11 Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Show Judged Show – Will accept 150 entries Vendors – Country Cupboard – Raffle Quilt and Baskets Friday, November 9, 2018 from 10 am – 6 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 10 am – 6 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 10 am – 4 p.m. Admission: $5 and Free Parking – Includes a door prize ticket Over 100 plus quilts from antique to modern, Blue and White Quilts highlighted. Quilts of Valor featured. Lunch, desserts and beverages for purchase. Vendors – Door prize and Chinese Auction – Raffle Quilt. Questions ?? Julie: jb76quilts@ msn.com

Monday, September 17, 2018

North Coast Needlers - September meeting - Garage Sale!

North Coast Needlers cleaned out their closets and lightened their stash with a "Garage Sale" at our September meeting.
Fabric, patterns, notions and more!

Margaret has some wonderful fabrics for sale!

 and of course, Show and Tell!


wonderful quilts


stuff animals and rugs



Upcoming local events: 


Honeybee Quilt Guild Annual Bus Trip September 20, 2018, 8:00 am - 8:00 pm. Departs from Buehlers River Styx Market in Medina. Join the Honeybee Quilt Guild traveling to The Little House of Stitches in Miamisburg and then to Fabric Shack in Waynesville. You can choose to bring your lunch, buy carryout lunch in Miamisburg which you could eat on the bus or eat when you get to Waynesville. You will be stopping in Bellville at Der Dutchman for dinner on the way home. Your dinner is included in the price of $65 for the day. Please email judyrogers@zoominternet.net for more information.

Oct. 5-6 Streetsboro Quilt Guild Show 2018 Friday October 5th 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday October 6th10am 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


Oct. 6   NEORQC General Meeting, Saturday, October 6, 2018 at 10:00 am Portage Patchers QuiltGuild is host quilt at Mogadore United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall, 3828 Mogadore Road, Mogadore, OH 44260-1243 at 10:00 am. North Coast Needlers September 2018 7 Speaker is Gwen Liverett presenting “Dear Jane Quilt – Lessons Learned on My Jane Journey.” Lunch is a Taco Salad, Beef and Chicken provided by the host guild. Attendees are asked to bring dessert – no more than 1/2 dozen (six) of either cookies/ brownies/bar cookies. Extras will be donated. The church is east of McDonald’s, on the same side of the street. Parking in the rear of the church. Signs will be posted for additional parking. Enter the church via the portico. A meet and greet table will be inside.

Oct. 1 Canton Quilters’ Guild Fall Fling Join the Canton Quilters’ Guild for a hot lunch and program featuring speaker, Rebekah L. Smith, specialist in wool applique. Reservations can be made by check to: Canton Quilters Guild. Mail with payment to: Reservations, 147 Wise Avenue NE, N Canton, OH 44720. Include your name, Amount enclosed, Contact Number, Special Diet Request, and the names of the Guests requesting to be seated together. Tables will be assigned in order of reservations received. If you wish to be seated with a specific group or friend, sending checks together eases this assignment and will assure you get the best table available at time of receipt. Tables seat ten people, if you would like to fill one table completely. For more information: teresaquilts@juno.com

Oct. 11-13 Quilting on the Bayfront 2018 Thursday through Saturday from 10:00 am - 5:00 pm at the Bayfront Convention Center in Erie, PA. Admission to the Quilt Show and Vendor Mall is $8.00. In addition there will be presentations by Rob Appell of Man Sewing, Mattie Rhoades Haines of Quiltsmart, and Sue Hausmann of America Quilts Creatively. For more information, check out their website at http://www.millcreeksew.com/ quilting-on-the-bayfront-erie-pa.htm.


Oct. 20-21 Quilter’s Legacy of Lakewood, A Gem of a Show Saturday, October 20th 10:00 am - 5:00 pm Sunday, October 21st 11:00 am - 4:00 pm Show will be held at the Rocky River Civic Center. Admission is $5.00. For more information, contact QuiltersLegary@hotmail.com

Tuesday, June 19, 2018

We All Scream for Ice Cream!

June meeting of the North Coast Needlers was sweet with many wonderful Show and Tell projects followed by an Ice Cream Social with will all the yummy toppings.







Then our own Linda Sekerak gave a wonderful program about Modern Quilting, what it is and the designs and aspects that make up a modern quilt.



Upcoming Events:

June 29 to July 1 Quilting Retreat This summer, the Conservancy for Cuyahoga Valley National Park is presenting a quilting retreat, in collaboration with the African American Quilt and Doll Guild, at the Cuyahoga Valley Environmental Education Center. Dates are June 29 - July 1, and guest artists include Juanita Yeager and Wendy Lewis. More info can be found at this link (including registration information): https://www. conservancyforcvnp.org/event/cuyahoga-valley-institute-inspirations-andexpressions-of-nature-a-quilting-retreat-with-the-african-american-quilt-anddoll-guild/ More info on the AAQDG can be found here: http://www.aaqdg.org/
July 6-7 Old Uniontown Quilt Show “SUMMER FUN” Friday July 6, 2018 9:00 to 7:00 Saturday July 7, 2018 9:00 to 5:00 Park Street Brethren Church, 619 Park Street, Ashland, OH 44805 Quilt exhibits, vendors and free demonstrations Raffle quilt, Babylock Rachel sewing machine raffle Admission $4.00 each-12 and under free
October 5-6 Streetsboro Quilt Guild Show 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
Nov. 4 Wildwood Quilt Guild Annual Quilt Show Sunday 10:00 pm - 4:00 pm Mentor Senior Center, 8484 Munson Road, Mentor, Ohio 44060 Beautiful Quilts including Guild Challenge Quilts; Vendors and Refreshments; Gifts Sew Special Shop is selling small quilted items made by guild members. Chinese Auction with Gift Baskets; Raffle Quilt made by members. Tickets $1.00 or 6 for $5.00. The winner will be selected at the end of the show. Admission is $5.00. For more information contact: Linda Sinclair, lsinclair24@att.net, 440-946-0945
 Nov. 9-11 Lorain County Piecemakers Quilt Show Judged Show – Will accept 150 entries Vendors – Country Cupboard – Raffle Quilt and Baskets Friday, November 9, 2018 from 10 am – 6 p.m. Saturday, November 10, 2018 from 10 am – 6 p.m. Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 10 am – 4 p.m. Admission: $5 and Free Parking – Includes a door prize ticket Over 100 plus quilts from antique to modern, Blue and White Quilts highlighted. Quilts of Valor featured. Lunch, desserts and beverages for purchase. Vendors – Door prize and Chinese Auction – Raffle Quilt. Questions ?? Julie: jb76quilts@msn.com.