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, March 8, 2018

February 2018

In February we celebrated by learning about 3 different organizations in which we can use our excess fabric:  Dress A Girl Around the World, Days for Girls and Quilts Beyond Borders and about a project organized about one of our younger members.
Ashley shared information about her Girl Scout project making kennel mats.
One of our youngest members, Ashley, shared her focus on creating mini kennel quilts in her pursuit of a silver award for Girl Scouts.

Dress a Girl Around the World
Lois Gardner, a long-term member of the guild shared how her church has adopted the three worldwide causes and will be making items once per month. Lois said all are welcome to join her in the creation of these items or can donate fabric and trims.
Quilt top for Quilts Beyond Borders

Some of our outreach quilts, many of which go to Habitat for Humanity were shared.

Outreach quilt top

Outreach Quilt

Outreach quilt made by Tora
An outreach quilt made by Ellie

We received a certificate for the many quilts made for Habitat for Humanity

After learning about these wonderful outreach options, members purchased fabric that had been donated, we had a Valentine's gift swap and then ended the evening with a fabulous show and tell.


Barbara C.'s new pattern: Taffy Twist with Gumdrop Border

Barbara C.'s new pattern: Linky Dinky

Barbara C.'s new pattern: Big Bold Blooms

Lois G's hexagon quilt made from jelly rolls

Fran W.'s quilt made for her son.

Lois G.'s floral beauty

Lois G.'s hexagon pieced after her mother died years ago. 
Jane's Dellarobia Sunset

Lynn C.'s Edyta Sitar Dreaming Quilt

Tina's Timna Tarr quilt from the class last month

Lynn C.'s quilt made in Timna Tarr's class last month

Mary C.'s quilt by designer Bonnie Hunter
Cindy V.'s Log Cabin

Pat G. finished this lone star after finding it on a giveaway table

This runner was shared by Tora and was made from leftovers from our raffle quilt last year. 

Sue C. made the Pineapple Blossom from Bonnie Hunter's pattern

Tina shows some of the money earned selling fabric

A Valentine Gift

Another Valentine Gift

Another Lovely Valentine Gift

A Pretty Pin and Fabric Valentine Gift

A Fancy Wine Bottle Opener

Cute Fabric Wrapping

Her Outfit Matches Her Gift in Sparkliness

Thursday, February 1, 2018

January 2018

In January, we were so lucky to have Timna Tarr visit for a trunk show and class the next day. Many of the photos I'm sharing are also on her website. Timna has an incredible sense of color as you'll see in these photos.

This black beauty was begun by Timna's grandmother. Timna added the sashing and red stars along with some amazing quilting. 

Ninigret was able to use the spotted quilt as a pattern for our raffle quilt years ago. Timna appliqued the circles, while we did inset circles using a method taught by Pat Harrison.
George Washington is fussy cut and appliqued in each square. 

A beautiful hexagon quilt
A top that Timna hopes to finish. 
A Jacob's Ladder with appliqued circles. 

More bowties

Appliqued circles. Timna is wonderful with her smooth applique. 
Eggs. Can you find the double yolker?
Timna's cousin's daughter. The sun was in her eyes.





Mississippi River over the years. Each color represents where the river used to be. 

Sea glass
After our business meeting, we had show and tell.

Norrene M.'s Table Runner

Norrene M. also made this adorable houses quilt from a recent Ninigret workshop

Cindy V. made an animal print quilt for her grandson

Ellie C.'s table runner with Norwegian stars. 

Pam B.'s large quilt for her granddaughter.

Timna helping to hold Ginny's Mythological Scrapbuster.

Margaret S. acquired this pattern from Project Linus

Merri's geometric quilt.

Nancy L.'s Grand Adventure and here.