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Monthly Meetings

Picture of monthly meetingQuilters by the Sea holds membership meetings the first Thursday of each month at 7:00 pm from September through June. Meetings typically take place at St. Philomena School, 324 Corys Lane, Portsmouth, RI.

See our Calendar for specific dates and locations.

New members are always welcome at our meetings. Guests are also welcome to attend, with a $5 per person guest fee.

Five to six times a year, speakers come to our meetings to give a lecture. We also have  workshops in a variety of topics for a reasonable fee.

2018

January 4 – Members Talents (Other than Quilting) – Rescheduled to Nov 1, 2018 meeting 

Barbara Niekirk (rug hooking), Sue Bates (Water Colors), Susan Rood (Chinese Brush Painting), Deb Perriera (Brazilian Embroidery), Marla Rusling (Card Making) and Lori Bessette (Calligraphy) will provide a three minute presentation and display their talents.

February 1 – Pam Weeks from the New England Quilt Museum – Antique Quilts and the Stories They Tell

If you have an antique quilt, please feel free to bring it to the meeting.

March 1 – Amy Friend and the Improvisational Paper Piecing Trunk Show

Visit Amy’s website, duringquiettime.com, to view her work.  Workshop on March 2 – Improvisational Paper Piecing.  Contact Lori Bessette if interested

April 5 – Shannon Shirley – An eclectic mix trunk show.  

Visit Shannon’s website, onceinarabbitmoon.com,  to view her work.  Workshop on Saturday, April 7 – Bottles and Blooms workshop.  See Workshops for more information.

May 3 – Mary Kerr – Motherless Quilts trunk show

Mary will present her Motherless Quilts lecture.  She is also a quilt appraiser.  If you are interested in having your quilt appraised, please contact Lori Bessette.  Quilt appraisals are approximately $50-$75 per quilt.  Visit Mary’s website, marywkerr.com, to learn more about her.

June 7 – Karen Eckmeier Trunk Show – Accidental Landscapes and Happy Villages

Visit Karen’s website, quilted-lizard.com, to learn more about her.  Workshop on Friday, June 8.  See Workshops for more information.

September 6 – Connie Sue Haigle is a traveling quilter.

Visit Connie Sue’s website, appleblossomquilts.com,  to learn more about her.

October 4 – Shirley Fischer Trunk Show  

Workshop on Saturday, October 6.  More information coming soon.

November 1 – Member’s talent demonstrations –  6 members to present: card making, Chinese Painting, Watercolors, Brazilian embroidery, rug-hooking and Calligraphy.

Barbara Niekirk (rug hooking), Sue Bates (Water Colors), Susan Rood (Chinese Brush Painting), Deb Perriera (Brazilian Embroidery), Marla Rusling (Card Making) and Lori Bessette (Calligraphy) will provide a three minute presentation and display their talents.

December 6 – Christmas Party – The guild will have their holiday party to include background music, appetizers and desserts.

2019

January 3 – Quilt In

More information to follow.

February 7 – Pam Weeks from the New England Quilt Museum will present a Trunk Show (topic to be determined).  Please check out the NEQM at http://nequiltmuseum.org/index.html.

March 7 – Member’s Yard Sale

Pull out those unused patterns, templates, fabrics , notions, etc.  A great time to make a last minute donation to the baskets for the quilt show.  The rental fee for the tables will be $5.  All proceeds from the sales go to the sellers.   There will be quilt show preparation to include signup for volunteers for the show.

April 4 – Faye Labanaris Trunk Show

Faye Labonaris will be presenting a Trunk Show, America’s Quilted Garden.  Faye will present a workshop on 4 May 2019 at St. Philomena’s School., Rhode Island State Block – VIOLET.  Time and cost for workshop to be determined.  Please check out Faye’s website at fayelabanaris.com

May 2 

No guild meeting is planned due to the quilt show May 4 – 5.
June 6 – Gladi Porsche Trunk Show
 Gladi Porsche will be presenting a Trunk Show, The Quilting Journey.  Please check out Gladi’s website at  gladiquilts.net