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!

Saturday, June 15, 2013

June Meeting

 In early June, Ninigret Quilters presented quilts to each member of the Rollo family on the occasion of their Habitat for Humanity home dedication.

The raffle quilt is hanging in the window of the Artists' Cooperative Gallery of Westerly for the month of June.

At the June meeting, the Outreach Committee showed several new quilt tops. The X's and O's top was pieced by Sharon and Tina, with design contributions from Rebecca.

Shirley pieced and donated this top from her stash of 30s and 40s reproductions (or are they truly vintage?).

Shirley also donated this top from the stash of a friend who had passed away.

Round two of the Ninnie Nines 9-patch swap was enjoyed by thirty-three quilters!

Round and round they go!

The third and final round will be held at the July meeting. 

On to Show & Tell!

Rebecca is learning from her Grandma Laurel how to make use of the goodies she wins off the Ways & Means table.

Carol has already pieced together the 9-patches she swapped in May. This quilt will be a gift for her granddaughter.

Petie finished this lovely Dresden plate quilt for her daughter.

Nancy completed this quilt using gorgeous Asian prints on a black background so the lanterns would appear to be glowing at night.

Nancy isn't done with those seaside prints yet! Here are two more quilts with a modern flair.

Pat finished hand quilting this stunning mini. She will either finish it as a wall hanging or pillow, depending on the recipient.  I'd like a pillow, please!

Barbara C. used a fun bright undersea print and paired it with black and white to make a bold statement.

 Barbara B. will be donating this strippy quilt to a children's charity in Boston.

She also completed this painted beauty, Gossip at the Tidal Pool. Please notice how the binding matches the landscape. Oooh. Aaaah.

Laurel made another fun and useful bag.

Shirley and her friends have completed this quilt for the family of the quilter who passed. Who will finish your UFOs?

The program for the June meeting was Game Night! Tina was the caller for Quilt-O.

This group has never been so quiet!

Berta, a Quilt-O winner, chose the prizes behind "Door" #1.

Shirley chose Door #3.

Sue was coerced into taking the Duds behind door #2.

There were more prizes won, Let's Make a Deal style, for quilters with a bobby pin, safety pin, calendar, emery board or recipe in their purses. Fun was had by all!

May Meeting 2013

 I'm sorry I'm a month behind with blog posts. Enjoy this recap of the May meeting.

Tora had several quilts and tops to show from the Outreach Committee.

Many thanks to everyone who has been working on these quilts, from piecing to binding!

 On to Show & Tell!

Ellie showed an original design that she made for her husband's birthday. She was a little concerned about the one triangle pointed in the wrong direction. No worries: Steve declared it to be a solar flare!

Pat made a sweet little mini with appliqued ginkgo leaves for an auction at NBQA. It is mounted on an artist canvas, painted to match. Pat also showed us her entry in the latest issue of Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks.

Sue, far left, made giant size Anita's Arrowhead blocks from upholstery samples.

Nancy, holding Sue's quilt above, finished two more quilts from her collection of seaside fabrics.

Betsey showed a quilt she made from a magazine called Hexagon Bullseye.

She also made this lovely hand quilted mini.

Deloris, in purple,  finished this citrus flavored Star Struck quilt. 

She also completed this green quilt. One of them is a gift for her sister, but I can't remember which.

 The program at the May meeting was part two of Barbara W. Barber's trunk show. This month, Barbara showed some of her award-winning broderie perse quilts, including this one from the cover of her book, sadly out of print.

The Bra quilt. Humorous, thoughtful, historical.

Learning Styles- Click on the pciture to enlarge so you can read the captions.

Split Rock- one of my favorites.

After the program, twenty-six members participated in round one of the Ninnie Nines 9-patch swap. Each quilter made sixteen blocks to swap. We lined up around a long table, kept one block for ourselves, then dealt out the rest to the piles to our right. Everyone went home with sixteen new blocks!

I'll be back soon with an update from the June meeting.