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!

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Outreach Update

 In an attempt to get back on track with this blog, let me start with today. Jane and I (Tina) visited the Habitat for Humanity office this morning to sort through the outreach quilts. It was great fun to see them all lined up on the conference room table!

In this view from the opposite side of the room, you can catch a glimpse of a quilt that was made by Ninigret Quilters in 2004, hanging on the wall of the conference room. Next time I visit, I'll take a better picture and tell you more about it.

 Jane and I proceeded to sort and stack quilts for each family. It was fun to find just the right quilt for each family member.

When all was said and done, eight quilts remained, ready to find a good home.

Thank you to all of you who participated in the Outreach workshop at the last meeting. It was great to see so many of you excited to "shop" our fabric stash and take piles home. We can't wait to see what you lovingly create for our neighbors in need.

Wednesday, March 12, 2014

March Meeting 2014

 Our furry friend, Toby, now has his own name tag!

Several members provided demonstrations of various techniques for the evening's program.

Donna demonstrated working with wool.

Gladys demonstrated hand applique.

In April, the outreach committee will be collecting pillowcase dresses for girls in need. Visit Dress a Girl Around the Wolrd or Little Dresses for Africa for patterns, or call Tina to have a paper pattern mailed to you.

The Outreach Committee will be holding a workshop on April 5 beginning at 10am at the Westerly Senior Center. We hope you can join us to cut, piece or press the day away! Contact Tora or Tina for more information.

Show & Tell was spectacular, as always!

Sheila is working on this quilt for her grandson, due in late April.

Mary R made this simple, sweet patchwork.

Mary stepped out of her comfort zone for this Kaffe Fasset beauty.

Mary intended to swap friendship stars, but liked them so much, she kept the blocks and made more!

Pat completed the project from Mary Ann Hatton's workshop last year.

Diane is doing a beautiful job with her second ever quilt.

Patti brought the first quilt she ever entered in a quilt show to encourage more members to show their work.

Jane has been busy with binding and handwork while she recuperates from foot surgery.

Another quilt bound by Jane.

Jane hand tied and bound this antique top that she purchased.

Nancy L designed this bold four patch to showcase the hibiscus print.

Nancy B sashed her 9-patch swap blocks with stars.

Carol brought two table toppers for the upcoming holiday.

Joyce made a Mardi Gras runner using a double diamond ruler.

Three of our students from the beginer quilting class proudly showed their works in progress. They will learn how to attach binding in the last class next week.



Jill's happy son Alexander brightened our night with his smile!

We hope to see you at the next meeting on April 8, 2014 with guest speaker, Becky Goldsmith.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

February Show & Tell

 Lois and Shari of Kindred Quilters presented a trunk show of their pattern samples.

 Barbara B completed a small painted quilt from a photo of herself as a girl.

Barbara also made this striking painted quilt from a photo.

And to commemorate this news item, Barbara made a new quilt in her Walmart series.

 Elvia shared this woven design quilt.

Nancy made this quilt from fabrics in her stash.

Laurel cut up a panel and added sashing for this fun quilt.

Pat H made a second sample of her Easy Peasy Circles design.

Who is hiding behind this batik beauty?

Ellie completed a few fun art quilts.

Berta and Tina showed their versions of the Big Love pattern, completed just in time for Valentine's Day.

Sheila completed this sweet quilt for her new grand baby.

Pat G finished a few quilts, including this Joan Shay cardinal.

Kate finished a ten minute table runner...

and another runner that took much longer than ten minutes.

Nancy B recreated this scene from an artist's business card. She has met with the artist and discovered that the original painting is smaller than the quilt.