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 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!