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, January 27, 2015

Quilt Show 2015

The Quilt Show Page is up and running! Click the link above (under the blue banner) for quilt show details. October is right around the corner! What will you be entering?

Sew Happy by Ninigret Quilters, inspired by Timna Tarr's Oh Happy Day

Saturday, January 24, 2015

Outreach Presentation

 The Outreach Committee presented quilts to the Robinson Family this morning. They will be moving into their home very soon. It is a 15-year old Habitat build that was renovated for them. Grandma lives in the Habitat house next door!

These kids are just too cute!

Thank you to all the members who continue to support our outreach program. The families who receive the work of your hands and hearts are so appreciative.

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

January Meeting Recap

 We welcomed Nancy Turbitt as our guest speaker in January. Nancy's trunk show was a gorgeous explosion of color! Here she is with Nancy's Garden.

More eye candy from Nancy...

Please visit Nancy's blog (click here) to follow the progress on her Peter and the Wolf piece.

Nancy also brought a trunk show from SAQA - Studio Art Quilt Associates.

Barbara kicked off Show & Tell with her latest broderie perse applique quilt, complete with hand-knit picot trim. Her book on the subject is out of print, but several used copies are available on Amazon.

She also showed a new painted and appliqued piece with 3-D wings.

Cheryl made this fun quilt with a striking aqua background. She tried something new with the free motion quilting and traced around the flowers on the backing. Very clever!

Susan made this wonderful quilt for her brother. We never would have guessed that the fabric is striped!

Audrey made this sweet puppy quilt for a new grandbaby. She dug deep in her stash to use leftovers from past wedding and baby quilts, proving that you have to keep it all. I think Rita likes it!

Pat made a nifty wallet that was quite challenging. Nice job, Pat!

Although there are no pictures, quilters raved about the recent binding class with Pat Harrison. Ginny was excited to show off her perfectly mitered corners.

Friday, January 9, 2015

Thomas Knauer in February

 Thomas Knauer will be visiting Ninigret Quilters in February for a trunk show and workshop. Thomas is a quilter, fabric designer and author. A math geek with advanced art degrees, he brings a fresh perspective to quiltmaking. The title of his book perfectly illustrates this. Modern Quilt Perspectives: 12 Patterns for Meaningful Quilts. Please visit his website to learn more about Thomas and his quilts.

Thomas will present a lecture and trunk show on Tuesday, February 10, 2015 at 7:00pm at the Westerly Senior Center on State Street. The lecture is free for members, $5 for guests.

On Wednesday, February 11, Thomas will teach a full day workshop entitled Quilting with Code.
9am-3:30pm, St. Andrews Lutheran Church, 15 East Beach Rd, Charlestown, RI. $50 for members,  $60 for non-members. To register, members should contact Kate or Barbara. Non-members may email the guild for more information at ninigretquilters@gmail.com.

Every quilt tells a story, says something, but in this workshop that statement becomes literally true. You will explore different ways of using Braille as a basis for designing blocks, and then using those blocks to make quilts with hidden meaning. While the finished quilts end up looking thoroughly modern and abstract; beneath that surface will be a message; whether it is personal or political, or a little bit of both is up to you. In this workshop students will be designing their own Braille mini using a word or phrase of their choosing.