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!

Friday, February 12, 2016

February 2016 Meeting

Tina Craig discussed World Wide Quilting: An Exploration of Quilting on the Internet. Tina has been quilting for over 25 years and uses the web extensively for inspiration, information and incentive as she swaps fabric & blocks and tests patterns for other quilters. She shared several favorite web resources and displayed some of the projects she has crafted over the years.

 Some of her quilts originated as blocks of the month. She only finished three months of this one from Bunny Hill Designs.

 Some mystery blocks from Paper Panache were made into pillows in 1995.

 Tina served as a tester for The Tartan Kiwi for this paper pieced Lion

 She played with blocks from an incomplete mystery quilt from Bonnie Hunter

 This was a solid swap quilt received from Debbie Jeske, based on Tina's favorite Kona color 'Mango.' Find Debbie's tutorial for this block here.

 These 'mini' quilts were received from Schnitzel & Boo mini quilt swaps.

 Some quilts were from online fabric swaps. This was a low volume swap.

 This quilt involved novelty printed fabric made into 'polaroids' which were then swapped on           A Quilter's Table

 Detail of the polaroid quilt

 9-Patch Block swap

 Mod Bento Box block swap

 Block of the Month from Twiddletails, shrunken by Tina

 'All the cool kids were making these' (New Wave pattern)

Fun with Hexies (1" vs 1/2" templates)

 What to do with all that selvage

 Another Bonnie Hunter pattern- Wild & Goosey

 Christmas Quilt from a Moda Bake Shop pattern

Thank you Tina!

 The Guild held a stash sale to defray a member's medical costs.

 Round 2 of the Shoo Fly Swap

Everyone enjoyed the Valentine Gift Exchange moderated by Sharon


Tora presented three Outreach Quilts

And Ellie bound two of the outreach quilts from our January Meeting

Show & Tell

Show & Tell started off with a Nine Patch by Pat G destined for
one of the retiring cooks at Alton Jones

Laurel had fun playing with the Anita's Arrowhead pattern

Mary C took a class about Piecing Blocks

Barbara C designed a new pattern called Five and Fabulous

Noreen did a block of the month quilt with wool

Margaret T took inspiration from a Science Magazine cover for her Lincoln quilt done in solids

Then Margaret decided to use textured pieces to render Washington using 1200 1.5" squares based on the Gilbert Stewart portrait (and the one dollar bill). She called Mount Vernon to verify his blue eye
color, suitably rendered with star highlights.

Thank you and Quilt on!!