Ninigret Quilters is an organization for quilters of all abilities in the Rhode Island and southeastern Connecticut area. We meet on the second Tuesday of every month at 7pm at the Westerly Senior Center, 39 State Street, Westerly, Rhode Island (Google Maps) to share our common passion of quilting. Guests and new members are always welcome!

Our next meeting will be held on February 13th, 2018 at the Westerly Senior Center. Our program will consist of a short presentation by Lois Gardner on Dress A Girl Around the World, a yard-sale of excess guild fabric, and a Valentine's swap (bring a wrapped $10-$15 gift).


Friday, January 9, 2015

Thomas Knauer in February

 Thomas Knauer will be visiting Ninigret Quilters in February for a trunk show and workshop. Thomas is a quilter, fabric designer and author. A math geek with advanced art degrees, he brings a fresh perspective to quiltmaking. The title of his book perfectly illustrates this. Modern Quilt Perspectives: 12 Patterns for Meaningful Quilts. Please visit his website to learn more about Thomas and his quilts.

Thomas will present a lecture and trunk show on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Westerly Senior Center on State Street. The lecture is free for members, $5 for guests.

On Wednesday, February 11, Thomas will teach a full day workshop entitled Quilting with Code.
9am-3:30pm, St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 15 East Beach Rd, Charlestown, RI. $50 for members,  $60 for non-members. To register, members should contact Kate or Barbara. Non-members may email the guild for more information at ninigretquilters@gmail.com.

Every quilt tells a story, says something, but in this workshop that statement becomes literally true. You will explore different ways of using Braille as a basis for designing blocks, and then using those blocks to make quilts with hidden meaning. While the finished quilts end up looking thoroughly modern and abstract; beneath that surface will be a message; whether it is personal or political, or a little bit of both is up to you. In this workshop students will be designing their own Braille mini using a word or phrase of their choosing.

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