Sunday, August 18, 2019

August is Ice Cream and Community Service

North Coast Needlers celebrated summer with a sweet display of show and tell, followed by an ice cream extravaganza and community service sewing, cutting, and ironing of quilts, bags and Christmas stockings
NCN Barn Quilts!



   
Deliciousness in a bowl!
Caramel, chips, nuts, sprinkles, whipped cream, and cookies. OH MY!


                         All hands on deck as we help share our skills with those in need.

Upcoming Events

July 19 - Apr. 12, 2020 Ohio Quilts Explore Ohio’s rich history in the KSU Museum. This exhibit features an eclectic group of historical quilts, reflecting a variety of techniques including applique, piecework, crazy quilts, whitework and embroidery! 

Visit the KSU Museum website https://www.kent.edu/museum for more information.

Aug. 22-24 Quilter’s Gathering in Berlin Berlin Encore Hotel and Suites 4365 State Route 39, Berlin, Ohio 44610 -Hours: Thursday 6-8 pm, Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-3pm Our Event will kick off Thursday, August 22 with classes and a Bolt Blow-Out! You can purchase fabric from our vendors for $5.00 a yard and fat quarters for just a buck! This year, we are pre-selling tickets for 2 time slots – 6 to 6:45 and 7 to 8. The ticket also gets you a free ice cream for our social. All you need to decide is what topping to put on your ice cream!! 

Friday morning, we are pleased to have Moda designer, Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life present her trunk show and lecture. Joining her will be Corey Yoder. Later, both Sherri and Corey will be having a book signing for their joint book “Sunday Best”. Get your copy reserved by going to the Shop page on the website. Sherri will also have two classes – projects from “Sunday Best.” Our Vendor Mall opens on Friday morning. You can purchase Sherri and Corey’s fabric, threads and patterns. Plus, you’ll have a chance to meet with shop owners, shop their booths, watch demonstrations and be inspired. 

On Saturday, The Christ Collection will give a lecture and trunk show with their fabulous quilts from the 30’s. This is an outstanding husband and wife team from Pennsylvania. You will not want to miss this highly educational event. Additional classes are also available by local educators –Mary Huey, Karen Phillips Shwallon, Dee Hart and Plaid Sheep Company. 

New this year – Sit and Sew! We have reserved three separate areas for you to gather and sew, sew, sew! Gather your friends and plan your mini- retreat now! 

Website: www.quiltersgatheringinberlin.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/quiltersgatheringinberlin

Sept. 5-7 Ohio's Amish Country Quilt Festival 
Mt. Hope Event Center 
8076 State Route 241 
Millersburg, OH 44654
 Join us for Man Sewing with Rob Appell and Scott Fortunoff President of Jaftex Fabrics Featuring Trunk shows and Lectures. 
Email Address: ohamishcountryquilt@gmail.com Phone: 330-893-9899 
Website: http://www.ohiosamishcountryquiltfestival.net

Sept. 25-26 Gathering Stitches Show begins at 9:30 AM - (doors open 1/2 hour earlier) 
Heritage Community Center 
 3558 US-62 Millersburg, OH 44654
 (in Winesburg) Miller's Dry Goods along with 4 other local shops will be hosting our Gathering Stitches Event. 
Tickets are $10 Pre-Register or $12 at the door Choose either Wednesday or Thursday (both days are the same) 
Contact any of the participating shops to purchase tickets: 
Helping Hands Quilt Shop...........330.893.2233 
Chestnut Ridge Sewing...............330.893.3359 
Lone Star Quilt Shop...................330.674.3858 
Miller's Dry Goods.......................330.893.9899 
Plaid Sheep Company.................330.893.3163
Ticket includes entry to the Gathering Stitches event (held at the Heritage Community Center in Winesburg) where you will enjoy fresh, locally made donuts, coffee, and a 10 minute demo from each participating shop, featuring 5 different easy-to-make projects. You will receive a free gift and 20% discount coupon* for each shop! After the demo, gather your friends and head out to the participating shops for some shopping and take a closer look at the projects that were demonstrated. Each shop will have kits and patterns available for purchase. *Coupons are valid for a one time purchase on Sept. 25th or 26th. Coupon must be surrendered at time of purchase.

Oct. 18-19 Valley Quilt Guild – A House of Quilts The Valley Quilt Guild of Tuscarawas County, Ohio, proudly presents: “A House of Quilts“ 
Friday, October 18, 2019 – 10:00 am - 5:00 pm 
Saturday, October 19, 2019 – 10:00 am - 3:00 pm 
First United Methodist Church,
1725 N. Wooster Ave.
Dover, Ohio 44622 
Admission: $5.00 /children 12 and under free. 
Large display of quilts, quilters technique classes, vendors, raffle baskets, challenge blocks and winners, bed turning featuring stories about donated quilts, Quilters ‘ Boutique, and Quilters ‘ Cafe. For more information contact: Marianne Wright, director (330-364-7570) 



Sunday, July 14, 2019

July - Barn Quilts!

July brings us sunshine and beautiful Show and Tell quilts are blooming!

  



July also brought us Suzi Parron, author or Barn Quilting and Following the Barn Quilt Trail.  Suzi took us on a wonderful journey across the US introducing us to the magical Barn Quilts in our land.  I know that I'm excited to take a trip and see some of these fun pieces of art and learn more about their stories. Check out Suzi's website and go on your own adventure soon.



 
Events:


Aug. 1-3 The 26th Annual Goodtime Quilters Guilt Quilt Show Theme: "1/4" of Snow" Thur & Fri 9-5 Sat 9-4 Admission: 1 day $6 ** 3 day $10 150+ Quilt display* Raffle Quilt * Vendors * Food * Demos * Door Prizes * Little Quilts & More Silent Auction * New Scissor/Knife Sharpener * Free Parking * Handicapped Parking www.goodtimequilters.org * (740)332-6344 Barb Harwood * harwood @bright.net

Aug. 22-24 Quilter’s Gathering in Berlin Berlin Encore Hotel and Suites 4365 State Route 39, Berlin, Ohio 44610 -Hours: Thursday 6-8 pm, Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-3pm Our Event will kick off Thursday, August 22 with classes and a Bolt Blow-Out! You can purchase fabric from our vendors for $5.00 a yard and fat quarters for just a buck! This year, we are pre-selling tickets for 2 time slots – 6 to 6:45 and 7 to 8. The ticket also gets you a free ice cream for our social. All you need to decide is what topping to put on your ice cream!! Friday morning, we are pleased to have Moda designer, Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life present her trunk show and lecture. Joining her will be Corey Yoder. Later, both Sherri and Corey will be having a book signing for their joint book “Sunday Best”. Get your copy reserved by going to the Shop page on the website. Sherri will also have two classes – projects from “Sunday Best.” Our Vendor Mall opens on Friday morning. You can purchase Sherri and Corey’s fabric, threads and patterns. Plus, you’ll have a chance to meet with shop owners, shop their booths, watch demonstrations and be inspired. On Saturday, The Christ Collection will give a lecture and trunk show with their fabulous quilts from the 30’s. This is an outstanding husband and wife team from Pennsylvania. You will not want to miss this highly educational event. Additional classes are also available by local educators –Mary Huey, Karen Phillips Shwallon, Dee Hart and Plaid Sheep Company. New this year – Sit and Sew! We have reserved three separate areas for you to gather and sew, sew, sew! Gather your friends and plan your mini- retreat now! Website: www.quiltersgatheringinberlin.comFacebook: www.facebook.com/quiltersgatheringinberlin

Sept. 5-7 Ohio's Amish Country Quilt Festival Mt. Hope Event Center 8076 State Route 241 Millersburg, OH 44654 Join us for Man Sewing with Rob Appell and Scott Fortunoff President of Jaftex Fabrics Featuring Trunk shows and Lectures. Email Address: ohamishcountryquilt@gmail.com Phone: 330-893-9899 Website: http://www.ohiosamishcountryquiltfestival.net


Monday, June 17, 2019

June Happenings


North Coast Needlers June meeting brought many wonderful show and tells of lovely quilts, table runners and bags, Oh My!










Then our own NCN member Sue Knight gave a lovely talk about her "Wearable Art" and trunk show of her upcycled vests, jackets and clothing items.  Such imagination and fun was displayed in all of Sue's garments, whether Sue started from scratch or embellished ready to wear garments. 

Sue holds up a tie dyed vest with a previous life as a pair of painters pants
more vest fun!

Delightful use of yoyos, applique and embroidery
 
hexie fun!
Just add a little lace! 


Wonderful use of handkerchiefs on this sweet jacket

What's happen this summer around Ohio!


June 21-23 9/11 Memorial Quilt Show Project Sponsored by Valley Quilt Guild of Tuscarawas     County, Ohio
 A collection of 300 quilts honoring the victims of the 9/11 tragedy. Friday, June 21, 2019 – 12:00 noon-8:00 P.M. Saturday, June 22 , 2019 – 12:00 noon-8:00 P.M. Sunday, June 23, 2019 – 12:00 noon-5:00 P.M. Location: Dover Middle School, 2131 N. Wooster Ave., Dover, Ohio 44622 Admission: Freewill donation. Free parking, handicap accessible. For more information visit: YouTube/Keeper of the Quilts

Aug. 22-24 Quilter’s Gathering in Berlin Berlin Encore Hotel and Suites 4365 State Route 39, Berlin, Ohio 44610
 Hours: Thursday 6-8 pm, Friday 9am-6pm; Saturday 9am-3pm Our Event will kick off Thursday, August 22 with classes and a Bolt Blow-Out! You can purchase fabric from our vendors for $5.00 a yard and fat quarters for just a buck! This year, we are pre-selling tickets for 2 time slots – 6 to 6:45 and 7 to 8. The ticket also gets you a free ice cream for our social. All you need to decide is what topping to put on your ice cream!!

 Friday morning, we are pleased to have Moda designer, Sherri McConnell from A Quilting Life present her trunk show and lecture. Joining her will be Corey Yoder. Later, both Sherri and Corey will be having a book signing for their joint book “Sunday Best”. Get your copy reserved by going to the Shop page on the website. Sherri will also have two classes – projects from “Sunday Best.”

 Our Vendor Mall opens on Friday morning. You can purchase Sherri and Corey’s fabric, threads and patterns. Plus, you’ll have a chance to meet with shop owners, shop their booths, watch demonstrations and be inspired.

 On Saturday, The Christ Collection will give a lecture and trunk show with their fabulous quilts from the 30’s. This is an outstanding husband and wife team from Pennsylvania. You will not want to miss this highly educational event.

Additional classes are also available by local educators – Mary Huey, Karen Phillips Shwallon, Dee Hart and Plaid Sheep Company. New this year – Sit and Sew! We have reserved three separate areas for you to gather and sew, sew, sew! Gather your friends and plan your mini- retreat now!

Website: www.quiltersgatheringinberlin.com 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/quiltersgatheringinberlin



Sunday, April 14, 2019

April events


April started out with the NCN guild participating at the Original Sewing & Quilt Expo with a booth selling magazines, books, sewn items,  three wonderful opportunity quilts and displaying the many talents of our guild.  Thanks to the many members who volunteered, set up, displayed and helped in so many ways.



Our April meeting brought many wonderful "Show and Tell" quilts, a jelly roll rug, bags and pillows.  We also had many members complete community serve quilts, pillowcases and dog beds.  Thank you all for your efforts!





After a quick meeting and show and tell. Barbara Smith gave a lovely presentation on Civil War and Dear Jane Quilts as well as a wonderful trunk show of her creations.



Upcoming Events

April 12 -  Ohio One Stop Shop Hop Friday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Wright State University Nutter Center 3640 Colonel Glenn Highway, Dayton, OH 45435 $5 dollar entrance fee Drive to one central Ohio location, instead of driving to each quilt shop, and get to visit all of your favorite Quilt shops in one place! You save all that driving, time, and gas. How fun and convenient is that? 
April 25 -  Pike County Dogwood Festival - Quilt Show Thu, Apr 25, 12 AM – Sun, Apr 28, 12 AM

May 1 -   Quilters’ Day Out Luncheon Featured speaker: Sandi Blackwell, Designer, Author, Teacher 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. (Doors open at 9:30 a.m.) Vendors-Door Prizes-Raffle Baskets-50/50 DiVieste Banquet Hall, 754 N River Road NW, Warren, OH 44483 Donation $25.00 – Tickets will go on sale February 1st This year assigned tables will be available for groups of 8 or less. The earlier you purchase your tickets, the better your chance of a table together. For more information: Verna (330) 847-0648 or Lynn (330) 847-5377


May 1 -  Sauder Village Quilt Show & Workshops Wed, May 1 – Sat, May 4 Sauder Village, 22611 OH-2, Archbold, OH Celebrate the rich tradition of quilting at northwest Ohio’s premier quilting event! With hundreds of quilts on display, this 43rd annual Quilt Show is always a kaleidoscope of color and creativity! Quilts will be on full-length display in categories ranging from pieced, appliqué and mixed media to contemporary art, masters, baby, miniatures and youth. Throughout the week guests will have an opportunity to meet and learn from special guest artists. There will be a variety of workshops, a Vendor Market in the Museum Building, special music, demonstrations and great shopping! 

May 24  - Oak Hill Festival Of Flags - Quilt Show Fri, May 24, 12 AM – Mon, May 27, 12 AM Oak Hill, OH The Oak Hill Festival of Flags is an annual tradition that has commemorated Memorial Day and has become a fun filled way to celebrate the holiday weekend. The Festival of Flags was first created by the town to celebrate patriotism around Memorial Day weekend. There are more than 2000 flags on display and festive decoration around the town each year for the event. The festival is held at Aetna Park and includes continuous, fun and free entertainment for people of all ages. Features like rides, crafts, food booths, an old car show, a baby contest, dog show, several historic exhibitions like Oak Hill’s one room school, a quilt show, a karaoke contest, a corn hole tournament, children’s activities and an annual 5-k run. The festival highlights the history of the town with five days of endless activities.

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!