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!

Sunday, May 14, 2023

May 2023

                                      Our May Meeting: 

We had a great time with friends, our own guest speaker, Tina C who spoke about Barn quilts, signing up for workshops, sharing our work, and more!

O my !
 Ginny G has finished her quilted jacket she worked on during a recent workshop wit Rhode Island Fiber Artist, Veronica Mays.  Look at the seahorses on her sleeves.  How beautiful!  WOW!
To learn more about Veronica Mays see her website Conaky'sQuilts


Molly shared her Blooming Nine Patch where she used fabrics that
 transitioned through color changes.  Nice job, Molly!

Close up:

Blaire pointed out tiny triangles in the corners of her blocks 
that create a special look to her quilt.  

A very nice scrappy quilt!

Blaire's quilt has a border of strips often called a piano key border.  Her background fabrics create interest because they are different.

Merri completed this top and she got all her points to meet!  Yay Merri!

Betsy W made this quilt along with a friend so she could show her friend how to cut the same shapes out of different fabrics to make this pattern.  Nice teamwork, Betsy!

Pat G shared her very interesting quilt made of jelly rolls!
Super work!

A Snail Trail Quilt made by Paula
who worked hard to keep squares straight so that pieces would meet nicely.
It came out great!

Margaret S created this quilt with a variety of browns and beiges.  

It has a nice backing too!

Tara works with friends who practice working with tiny pieces.  
Her teeny pincushion is so sweet!

Mary Kay and Tara finished this quilt together.  It was given to Mary Kay from one of her neighbors.  What a joy to see this quilt completed by this team!

A wonderful Patriotic Quilt made by Margaret S!

Such beautiful colors have been combined in this quilt by Margaret S!

Margaret also combines nice bright greens and even plaids for this very cozy quilt.


Jane C has wowed us once again with her longarming skills!  WOW!



Our Pat G created a Quilt based on Disney's movie, Frozen by using cloth books.  What a great idea!

The following are quilts made by our Outreach Committee. members of our guild work as a team to create quilts that are donated locally.  

Tina C spoke to us about Barn Quilts and led us through a website that helps us find these painted wooden blocks that are in just about every state.

Tina held a workshop for our guild where members 
painted their own wooden quilt blocks.

Tina painted these beautiful wooden blocks.

We have a wonderful library where guild members can borrow books, 
templates, and stencils.

Members study the items brought in that were donated to ways and means

Our future programs brought to us by hard-working Tina C and Sharon D!

SO much to do at our meeting! Sign up for workshops, sign up for the postcard exchange, pick up flyers for our Quilt Show 2023 and visit with our friends!

Thursday, April 27, 2023

April 2023

 APRIL 2023

Our meeting - Guest Speaker - Show and Tell 

Our April guest speaker was Veronica Mays.  She is a textile artist from Rhode Island who works with fabrics in somewhat unique and fun ways.  

She shared many of her art pieces and quilted jackets.  

To see more of her work, click this link to her website:   conakysquilts

Here Veronica helps Tina model one of her jackets with a quilted hat.  
We loved seeing Tina model!

Veronica Mays shared many of her art pieces.

Fiber was added to this piece.

Veronica shared this piece with images of women 
she would like to see as president of the United States.

Her work expresses ideas about her family, culture, and beliefs.

We enjoyed chatting with Veronica and exploring her pieces of art.


We always have fun at our meeting catching up with our friends.
Challenge Blocks
Viewing the challenge of using a block or shape in different sizes, or scale.

Clever use of fabric to combine 3 sizes of a shape.

Our ways and means committee announces the winners of donated items.


Molly and Jackie share  table runner each made in our recent workshop by Barbara Chojnacki. The workshop was focused on using similar blocks to create new patterns.

Tina used thread sketching to express the wings of her dragonfly.

Catherine shares her quilts of many pieces and colors.

Bev created this quilt or her daughter, who chose the pattern.

Bev also made this quilt using a jelly roll.

Margaret thanked everyone for bringing her their bright and bold fabrics that she combined in this scrappy quilt.

Carol made this tote, called a Frankenbag, made from blocks or pieces from other projects.

Carol made this quilt for Project Linus.

Table runners by Tara!

Peeps also by Tara

Barb Vedder made this quilt for her daughter's wedding.  
She used big stitch hand quilting with machine quilting.

Barbara made this star quit with tans and blues.

Outreach Quilts 
these quilts were made to be donated to community organizations, 
for example Habitat for Humanity, Project Linus, 
Fresh Start, and other local charities.