Welcome!

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!




Wednesday, May 11, 2022

May 2022 Meeting

 Here are some scenes from our May meeting.


Betsey W. won the 22 BOMs (Blocks of the Month) that were made with hexagons, known as hexies in the quilters' world.  Members enjoyed learning this very popular process of working with English Paper Piecing (EPP) as they made hexies that can be put together to create a Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt, coaster, table runner, and more.  Creating quilts using hexies is a traditional form of quilting that has become quite popular again recently.

I wonder what Block of the Month we will be working on for the June meeting!






Our speaker was Betsy Habich from Beverly, Massachusetts
who shared her art quilts in a trunk show 
and gave her presentation entitled, 
“Piecing a Picture Quilt: Photo to Finished Quilt”
She uses a photograph as a source, creates her own pattern, 
and playfully pieces her work using carefully selected fabrics and defining shapes. 
Her work ranges from using pictures of her nephews to using images of cats and animals, 
flowers, landscapes and more.
Betsy will be presenting a workshop to guild members on May 11.
See more of her work at  betsyhabich.com









Thank you Tina C for the photos.



Tuesday, April 19, 2022

April 2022 Meeting


April 2022 Meeting

Tina shares information about the upcoming May BBB block of the month 
using EPP (English Paper Piecing). 
Tina will provide a demonstration on zoom explaining the process for guild members.


These April BBB  blocks are beautifully done!


A Round Robin quilting project  was introduced to the guild. 
Your quilt will start with you, and can be blocks or medallion style where the design goes around the center piece as it grows.  You pass the quilt on for the next six months to other people in your group to add to it and before you know it you have a quilt.  It is a great way to meet your Ninigret members!  

block style

 

medallion style

 

Show and Tell
always interesting to see members' work!

Mary tells how she used fabric she collected from Ways and Means raffles.


 
Mary H. created this Turning Twenty quilt with greens and browns.


Bev shared her Blooming Nine Patch she started during the Saturday Sewing Day.


Won't her granddaughter enjoy this quilt made with today's popular grey tones!

Tara created a lively Shamrock runner 
and it will be in the raffle baskets at the 2023 Quilt Show.


Tara also created this quilt named: "Ewe are Loved"


and a Blooming Nine Patch



Suzie shared a quilt she made with 27 fat quarters. Nice braided border too!

and a quilt with lots of blues!


Merri is learning longarm quilting and shows this 
on an ocean themed quilt for friends in Florida.



Is it really snowing on this Twister Wonderland quilt?
A completed hand quilted Hawaiian applique block
 from the workshop with Sue Sherman.


Jane will soon have eighteen quilts done, including this one with a shirt print.
and this
and this....


Cheryl shared a quilt where  she added longarm quilting designs.
 
details of Cheryl's longarm designs


Heidi K. shared "Little Owls in the Stars" made with kaleidoscope fabric
 by Paula Nadelstern with Civil War star patterns from a Barbara Brackman BOM.



Outreach Quilts
created by the work of many hands
these quilts will be donated to local families and facilities 
including Safe Futures and Habitats for Humanity.









 

Saturday, March 19, 2022

Sewing Saturday March 2022

 Members met for a Saturday sew and worked on Blooming nine patch quilts, Blocks of the Month and various projects. We loved sewing together and spent time visiting and sharing ideas.







Friday, March 18, 2022

Outreach donates to Safe Futures


These lovely quilts, made by guild members, were recently donated to Safe Futures, a social services organization in New London, CT.  Thank you to 
Jane L. for arranging and making this special delivery
 
Safe Futures saves lives, restores hope and changes the future for those impacted by domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and trafficking in southeastern Connecticut.  A partial list of the services offered includes legal assistance, camp programs, counseling, housing resources, support groups, education and awareness programs, and a career and training center. For more information visit their website safefuturesct.org.

 

Wednesday, March 16, 2022

March 2022 Meeting: Meet the Board

 During the March meeting board members shared stories and their work so we could get to know more about them and the kinds of quilting they create.  We saw quite a variety of wonderful pieces and heard many funny and interesting stories.


Tora S. created a trellis and added flowers on top.




Nicole repurposed a book, The Giving Tree, and uses it as a journal with photos about her quilts. She notes in her journal who received the quilts.



"I take this quilt everywhere."



Terry W. said she did not use a pattern for this quilt of trees.
Heidi K. added birds and created her own border in this hand appliqued quilt.


Pat G. won grand champion at the South County fair with her quilt made of neutral doilies.




Mary H.

Pat G.


Alice H.
Machine quilted by Barbara C.



Barb V.


"I love to make these houses."
Fairy houses by Alice H. Can you find the fireflies?


"I was the only person who made a stormy sky." Paper pieced lighthouse by Molly O.

Cheryl K.