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!

Thursday, December 14, 2017

December 2017

December 12, 2017
       Our december meeting was the occasion of our Holiday Pot Luck. I neglected to take a photo of the spread but can say that the requested finger foods tended to run more towards the dessert end of the table rather than the appetizer/entree end.  My kind of meal! Yum!!

Habitat for Humanity

This quilt is destined for a dedication of a home in Sterling, Connecticut on the 7th of January. 

Show & Tell

Barbara B started us off with a velvet hanging she made for her Church.

Barbara C and Ginny G displayed the results of the 
Cut and Fold Wreath workshop they took last month with Judy Lancaster.

Ginny G made this Winnie the Pooh quilt for the grandchild of a close friend.
Ginny designed this using drawings from coloring books.

Ginny made a matching mug rug for her friend,
the grandmother of the quilt recipient.

Kathy L made this great table runner.

Alona C has almost finished her first quilt. She used 40 t-shirts from her husband's theater 
t-shirt collection. She used her Father-in-Law's old ties for borders around 25 of the blocks.
Alona went to Stitch Chicks in Connecticut with her mom (see below) and learned
to quilt this on their long-arm machine.

Alona used this panel as the centerpiece of the backing of her quilt.

Ellie C was inspired by Bonnie Hunter to save her 1.5" squares of leftover fabric.
The box got full so Ellie started playing with them and made this great table runner.

Nancy B displayed this 35 year old quilt. 
She based the blocks on Christmas card designs.

Jane has been using her late sister's stash to make quilts for each
of her sister's grandchildren as they graduate from college. This
green version is destined for Jane's great nephew who is a
Green Bay Packer and Celtics fan.  The quilting design uses various 
sports ball motifs.

Pam B finished this Habitat for Humanity quilt begun by Tora. 
She used a cool rainbow puzzle fabric for the backing.

Lynn C made this kaleidoscope hanging from a kit she purchased on eBay.
Very cool!

Sheila H made this Frogs and Bird and Bears Oh My 
quilt for her grandson who was born at 2:23 on the day of our meeting.  

Diane H used this quilt to try out her new long arm skills 
at Stitch Chicks in North Franklin, CT. 
(with daughter Alona - see t-shirt quilt above).
This is destined for a grandson.

Tina C made this for her 7th great nephew. 
The Woodland Critter applique pattern is 
from Wendy Gratz of Shiny Happy World. 
(name was blocked out for privacy)

Tina C also made an English Paper Pieced Moravian Star from a pattern 
from Jenn Strauser. Tina says this may be a one-time project!

Molly O finished 3 projects since our last meeting.
The first is a variation of a Twisted
Tree based on a photo on pinterest.

Molly's second project was the product of an October workshop at 
Clamshell Quilters by Linda Hahn titled 
New York Beauty Simplified.  
Linda also offers this as an iQuilt class

Molly's last project was a lap quilt destined to
be a Christmas gift for her sister-in-law.
The design was based on a raffle quilt
pictured on Pinterest.

Happy Holidays to One and All!!