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! 

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!