Here are some scenes from our May meeting.
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
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
Tina shares information about the upcoming May BBB block of the month
using EPP (English Paper Piecing).
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!
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.
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!
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.
Cheryl shared a quilt where she added longarm quilting 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.
created by the work of many hands
these quilts will be donated to local families and facilities
Saturday, March 19, 2022
Friday, March 18, 2022
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
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.
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.
Machine quilted by Barbara C.
Fairy houses by Alice H. Can you find the fireflies?