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January 2019

Quilt In at Meraki Studio (no evening meeting)

January 3, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 3:30 pm
St. Philomena School, 324 Corys Lane
Portsmouth, RI United States
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Quilt-In Details • It will be one day: Thursday, January 3, from 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., at Meraki Studio at 30 CutlerStreet in Warren. Kristin Meranda is one of the owners of Meraki and has made the studio space available for our use. Thank you! • Meraki has six Elna sewing machines available (full size) and four small Brother sewing machines(used for kids’ classes) available. If you would like to use one of their machines, you must RSVP to…

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February 2019

General Meeting – Pam Weeks

February 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Philomena School, 324 Corys Lane
Portsmouth, RI United States
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Pam Weeks will present a lecture, Designing Women --Twentieth Century Quilt Entrepreneurs. Power Point presentation with a few quilts that features the history of the quilt pattern and design industry and some of its leading figures, such as Ruby McKim and Marie Webster. Pam is the Binney Family Curator of the New England Quilt Museum, where she works with many different quilters, collectors, institutions, and co-conspirators to plan exhibits for the museum. Pam will also be lecturing at the Bristol Art…

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March 2019

General Meeting – Members Yard Sale

March 7, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Philomena School, 324 Corys Lane
Portsmouth, RI United States
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The March 7th monthly meeting is our Members’ Yard Sale. If you are interested in renting a space (for a $5 space rental fee) at our regular monthly meeting, please let Gail Palazzolo know via email. You may email her via the Guild email address quiltersbytheseari@gmail.com or her personal email address available on the membership directory. Space may be a limitation, so if you are interested, email Gail Palazzolo, quickly, to reserve your spot. This is a first come first…

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April 2019

General Meeting – Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill

April 4, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Philomena School, 324 Corys Lane
Portsmouth, RI United States
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Sheri Cifaldi-Morrill is a designer, professional quilter, and educator. Sheri graduated from the University of Connecticut with a BFA in Graphic Design. She has 20 years of experience leading creative teams to create award-winning identities, products, and environments. She has worked in small design studios, a dot com, and the exhibit depart-ment at a children’s museum. Sheri’s quilts have gained national recog-nition including awards from QuiltCon, Quilt Week/Paducah, and the Quilt Alliance. Her work has been included in books and…

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June 2019

General Meeting – Gladi Porsche

June 6, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
St. Philomena School, 324 Corys Lane
Portsmouth, RI United States
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Gladi Porsche will be presenting a Trunk Show, The Quilting Journey.  Please visit Gladi's website at http://gladiquilts.net/

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August 2019

September Guild Meeting

August 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Philomena School, 324 Corys Lane
Portsmouth, RI United States
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$5

Tina Craig of Seaside Stitches is our kick off speaker! Tina is an active member of both Ninigret Quilters and Narragansett Bay Quilters, sister guilds in the West Bay. Her presenta-tion, “EPP vs. FPP: The Showdown!” English Paper Piecing and Foundation Paper Piecing have been around for a long time, with EPP experiencing renewed popularity with the millefiori quilt craze a few years ago. Quite a few of our members are proficient paper piecers, but it can be intimidating if you…

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October 2019

October Guild Meeting

October 3, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Philomena School, 324 Corys Lane
Portsmouth, RI United States
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Getting to Know Your Guild “Sample of Sewing Groups within the Guild,” brief presentations by several of the sewing groups within the Guild, describing how they formed, how long they have been stitching together, how they function, and how they help each other improve their stitching. Includes Show and Tell of sewing group mem-bers’ quilts. After the presentations, we will encourage and facilitate the formation of new small sewing groups.   

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March 2020

“Fabulous Fabric Selection” trunk show with Allison Wilbur

March 5, 2020 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
St. Philomena School, 324 Corys Lane
Portsmouth, RI United States
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"Fabulous Fabric Selection" trunk show with Allison Wilbur What factors are important in choosing fabrics that will work well together in a quilt? Allison talks about color, value, scale, repetition and the many elements that are key in making your quilt sing. This is a great lecture to help you use your stash and learn to branch out in your fabric combinations.

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May 2021

Joyce Hughes Trunk Show: “My Journey Into Quilting”

May 6 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom RI United States
Free

Thursday, May 6, 7:00 p.m., Zoom Meeting, Joyce Hughes Trunk Show: “My Journey Into Quilting” Joyce Hughes (from Kintnersville, PA) is an award-winning self-taught quilter, fiber artist, and author. Her first quilt was a tee-shirt quilt, which she enjoyed making, but felt limited in the ability to express her artistic capabilities. Within several months, she began to design pictorial landscape quilts using raw edge applique, thread painting, and a variety of embellishments. Never knowing the “rules” she broke a lot…

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June 2021

Linda J. Hahn, Frog Hollow Designs, “New York Beauty State of Mind” Trunk Show and Lecture

June 3 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom RI United States
Free

Thursday, June 3rd, 7:00 p.m., Zoom Meeting: Linda J. Hahn, Frog Hollow Designs, “New York Beauty State of Mind” Trunk Show and Lecture Linda is one of the quilters I talked to who has said that she packs more quilts into her Zoom presentations because she doesn’t have to pack them up and lug them around to “in person” Guild visits. So we will see lots of quilts, some of which you may have seen in one of Linda’s several…

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