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, December 20, 2016

December 13, 2016

This was our annual Holiday Party. Member brought either an appetizer 
or a dessert to share. My favorite type of dinner!!

 Several members brought handmade crafts for a silent auction to benefit our favorite causes.
Below are some of the auction offerings.

 Show & Tell

Rose started us off with a quilt made from a free quilt pattern she received in the mail. 
She included one block as part of the label on the back. 

 The pattern worked out so well, she made a baby quilt for a child due in April.

 Barbara C used some free patterns found on Bonnie Hunter's website. 
The first pattern was called Boxy Stars.
 And Barbara's second quilt was from Bonnie Hunter's pattern Bricks and Stepping Stones
She made this for her nephew.

 Mary Kay made this Christmas gift for her lucky sister.

Nancy L has made this quilt for her daughter upon graduation
from nursing school. It features fabrics with Eiffel Tower designs
and some breast cancer commemorative fabrics. 

 Nancy also displayed this cute paper pieced snowman quilt.
She purchased this pattern online.
 Jane L made two quilts featuring foundation piecing for her twin granddaughters.
Jane says this foundation piecing is addictive.  Here is the first.

 And here is Jane's second quilt using the same foundation piecing.

Suzanne W made her first modern quilt using some favorite bird fabrics.

 The back of Suzanne's quilt shows the birds on a wire.

 Linda K displayed her new Christmas quilt which is destined for Linda's bed!  
The quilt was long arm quilted by April Gilroy.
The quilting features bells and holly leaves. Lovely!

Susan W shared her first attempt at a modern quilt. 
This baby quilt is destined for her new grandson.

Susan also displayed some totes.

And lastly, a Christmas Table Topper.

Sheila had fun with some label fabric found on the Ways & Means table.
First she displayed this wall hanging she made for her daughter using
a mini quilt hanger donated by Tina.

And this potholder featuring the same Gingerbread recipe 
Sheila's grandmother used to make.
Ellie decided to make a tote for her egg production.
This one holds 12 dozen eggs!

Roberta B made this lovely quilt and warned us all 
to PREWASH your reds. This lovely inner peach border
started out as a white fabric with yellow flowers.
(Personally, I like the peach!)

Tina displayed her version of Bonnie Hunter's
Narragansett Blues.

Tina used this lovely yardage for her backing.

Tina also showed this quilt made with V & Co's Ombre Fabric 
which features graduated tones of the same color.

Molly O practiced her free motion quilting
on this pair of baby quilts for twins-to-be.

And played with some more FMQ on this pillow for 

Upcoming Program

Our January speaker will be Linda Warren of Linda Warren Designs.
Tina displayed two of Linda's designs. This first is her 'easy overlay' pattern.

And the second quilt Tina displayed is Linda Warren's 'Easy Weave' design.

Happy Holidays and Quilt On!!

Friday, November 18, 2016

November, 2016 Meeting

November 15th was our annual Members Yard Sale. A great time was had by one and all.


Tora displayed three new Outreach Quilts that are ready for binding and quilting. The first two used the String Bean pattern that Tora found in Connecting Threads Magazine.

 The third Outreach quilt used pinks left over from various binding fabrics.

Quilt Show 2017 Quilt

Tina displayed the completed top of our Quilt Show Quilt. Proposed name is
Rhapsody in Blues.
Show & Tell
 Barbara B led off our Show & Tell with her 'Dance of the Universe'. This quilt combines airbrushed fabric, a handpainted tree, hand applique and ribbon embroidery.

 Barbara B brought back a 1990 quilt showing some of her friends at her home.

 Roberta B displayed her October UFO.

 Linda displayed this quilt which celebrates her dogwood tree.

 Nancy's quilt featured a Missouri Star Pattern.

 Kathy showed her completed her competely scrappy Narragansett Blues quilt 
started at the Bonnie Hunter Workshop.
Her version features a piano key border.

 Barbara C completed her Anita's Arrowhead quilt, begun at a workshop.

 Tina displayed two quilts. The first is another based on the Anita's Arrowhead pattern.

 Tina's second quilt was the result of a Barb Vetter swap based on the Broken Dishes block. The swap specified making 30 blocks featuring a solid red plus one other solid. Tina machine quilted this using red thread. The back uses a gorgeous Jane Sassman Fabric (below).

 Thank you and keep on quilting!!

Friday, October 14, 2016

October, 2016

October 2016 Meeting

Our speaker on October 11th was Adele Scott of Adele Scott Designs. 
Her presentation was titled 'My favorite tips, techniques and products'. 

Our members enjoyed looking at (and purchasing) fun new tools.

Adele presented several quilts that showcased the use of her favorite tools. 

Adele illustrated the use of several rulers designed to make precise angled cuts.
These rulers included 90, 60, and 45 degree options.

Adele reviewed her favorite tools to mark, cut, and pin quilts as well 
as tools designed for accurate piecing and free-motion quilting. 
After her demonstration, our members enjoyed selecting from
Adele's extensive selection of tools.
Thank you Adele!

Big E Winner

Charlie M won Second Place at the Big E with his lovely quilt!
Charlie convinced all of us that entering a quilt at the Big E is a great idea.

Show & Tell

Ginny G made this Mermaid Quilt for her First Grandchild.
This is her first attempt at Free Motion Machine Quilting.

Jane L assembled these two quilts from her stash of four-patches. 
Bonnie Hunter inspired Jane to put her stash to use.

Mary K made this Attic Window variation from Halloween Fabrics. 
She calls it 'Dancing on the Gates of Hell'.

Pat G made a table topper and place mats. 
She donated the topper to one of the raffle baskets for our upcoming Quilt Show.

Linda K made this fun quilt from a Moda postcard pattern out of 5" squares.

Donna M's first applique quilt featured blocks of the month plus a center motif she designed herself. April Gilroy did the machine quilting.

Donna M also made this creative quilt using her 'trash stash'.

Susan R made this pair of Jenny Doans Sticks & Stones quilts.

Susan R also made this cozy Minky flannel quilt for her sister.

Nancy B visited Charlestown, SC and made this lovely memento based on a photograph.

Tina C figured out a perfect setting for three rounds 
of swap blocks by modifying a layout she saw on Instagram.

Thank you and Keep On Quilting!!