Monday, October 22, 2012

Off to a Great Start!

We are off to a great start for another exciting year at FQG! Welcome to our new members, we hope you will get involved in some way- attend a workshop or workday, offer to help on a committee, use our library, bring items for Show and Tell. Getting involved is the easiest and quickest way to get to know fellow members! We look forward to getting to know YOU!

 Our first two meeting programs have been wonderful- who doesn't love a Trunk Show? In September we saw quilts from four generations in one family of quilters. Alice and daughter Joyce shared their own quilts as well as Alice's mother's and Joyce's daughter's. We were amazed at their collection, as well as the memories and details of these works. All four are  ribbon winners - looks like it must run in their veins! Thank you Alice and Joyce! Here are a few more photos of the wonderful quilts they shared with us...

 In October, Juliet Nowlan of Quispamsis brought us a Trunk Show of her original wall quilts. Juliet is  well known in these parts; she is a ribbon winner many times over, and has had pieces juried into CQA's National Juried Show four times. Juliet loves trying new techniques and "came to quilting" after being a rug-hooker. She enjoys working with color and particularly loves hand dyeing. A world traveller, her pieces usually are designed from a photo she has taken, often on one of her trips. We  were delighted to see so many of her original quilts. Thank you Juliet, your visit was inspiring!

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