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, May 12, 2017

May Meeting

 Our May Meeting featured six Member Demonstrations.

 Nancy B showed how she makes her quilted greeting cards.

Here are some samples of Nancy's artwork. 

Barbara C demonstrated Carol Doak's paper piecing technique. 
This involves not sewing on the paper, but sewing along the fold
lines. This allows repeated use of the paper pattern. 

Kathy S demonstrated how to get diagonal strip binding from a fat quarter.
She can get 4 yards of binding from one fat quarter. 
Kathy showed the folding technique.

Here are the instructions to achieve this result
as demonstrated by Kimberbell Designs on Youtube.

Donna P demonstrated English Paper Piecing
using hexagons.

Donna made zip pouches from candy wrappers.

 Here are some of the raw materials Donna uses.


 Mary K showed a method to have two different bindings on one quilt.

Mary seams a one inch strip, matching the front (1st) side, to a two inch strip
matching the back (2nd) side. Then proceeds as normal, ironing it in 
half and sewing it on the quilt.

Outreach workshop
Tora discussed the Outreach Workshop from April 29. About a dozen members 
met to work on quilts to donate to Habitat for Humanity. 
Good progress was made on the quilts.

This quilt is destined for a little girl.

The group worked on two nine-patch quilts for future donations. 

 There will be a Habitat dedication on May 20. 
This quilt is going to 8 year old Noah.

And this String Bean quilt will go to Noah's Mom.

Block Swap

Our Pennsylvania Block Swap continued with about 15 members participating.
Next month will be the third (and last) iteration of the swap.

Show & Tell

Margaret S made this as a wedding gift for two of her students
who are getting married.

Margaret S made this for her grandaughter's UCONN graduation.
She used Bonnie Tucker's Pineapple Blossom pattern. Margaret
included fabric from her granddaughter's favorite childhood dress.

Betsey W made this for her one year old grandson, Bjorn.  
She began it at the 2017 Getaway and it features turtle fabric.
Betsey hand-quilted it.

Laurel brought the patterns for the table runners
she showed us last month. The simpler one was called
Triangle Frenzy. They are from Bunnie Cleland
and available on her website or at quilt shops.

Carol G made the Crayon Box Quilt by Jinny Beyer for her grandson.

Lynn C designed and created this quilt for her son Paul's wedding gift.

 Molly O used a pattern from Moda Fabrics as modified by 
Hyacinth Quilt Designs to make this King Size version of
the Ladies Stitching Club Quilt. 
This was the first time Molly had used rulers on her domestic machine.

Thank you and Keep on Quilting!