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January 2022

NICU Challenge – Disappearing 9 Patch Submission Due Date

January 22
Sew Nice Fabrics, 3001 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871 United States
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Please drop off your NICU Challenge to Sew Nice Fabrics, Portsmouth RI.  Voting will be 1/25/22 through 1/30/22.  Winner will be announced at the 2/3/22 guild meeting.

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NICU Challenge – Disappearing 9 Patch Voting

January 25 - January 30

Voting will begin 1/25/22 through 1/30/22.  Send your vote to Marla Rusling.  Winner will be announced at the 2/3/22 guild meeting.

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February 2022

Sue Pelland – Not Your Typical Trunk Show

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

Guild members will be delighted by a truly unique 60-90 minute presentation.  I'll invite you into my sewing room and show you a wide variety of applique quilts from traditional to modern. Throughout the interactive trunk show, I'll demonstrate "Rotary Cut Applique" techniques used to make the individual shapes in these beautiful quilts. The presentation is friendly and informal. Guild members will learn the secrets of soft snuggly fusible applique quilts with my favorite fusible web. Members will be amazed…

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Drop By Fridays

February 11 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Sew Nice Fabrics, 3001 East Main Road
Portsmouth, RI 02871 United States
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In this time of coronavirus concerns and winter weather, many of us are not getting out to see others. In an effort to keep us in touch with a bit of face-to-face contact, I am starting “Drop-by Fridays”on January 21 and continuing through February and possibly into March. Each week, I will be at Sew Nice Fabrics in Portsmouth, for about 3 hours, from 10 AM on Friday. Not to be confused with “sit and sew”, this is a short…

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March 2022

Cindy Grisdela

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

Have you ever wondered how to create an Improv Quilt without a pattern? Where do you start? How do you know when it’s finished? Author of “Artful Improv” and award winning artist Cindy Grisdela will share her tips and tricks in this entertaining lecture about the process for working improvisationally from start to finish.

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April 2022

Marty Ornish

April 7 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom RI United States

Tattered Splendor is a lecture and trunk show Zoom presentation of Marty-O’s series of couture gowns and wearable art garments created from abandoned or donated damaged, beyond repair, vintage quilts, lace and linens. She discusses the ethics of repurposing vintage textiles, sourcing these textiles, and her inspiration for an ongoing series of garments. Design decisions are discussed, as well as stabilization techniques that she has developed over the last few years. Many of these garments have won “Best of Show”…

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May 2022

Marge Tucker

May 5 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom RI United States

Some of our quilting ancestors were ahead of their time! We are not the first generation of quilters to discover improvisational quilting; but we may be the ones who have embraced it and made it mainstream. In this trunk show, Marge will display antique and vintage quilts that are improvisationally constructed. So much inspiration and some great lessons can be learned from these graphic and abstract “antiques.”

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Marge Tucker – Walking Foot Quilting Workshop Day 1

May 7 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom RI United States
50.00$

Unmarked – Contemporary Walking Foot Quilting WORKSHOP - This workshop will start with the basics, such as batting choices, thread, needles and how to secure the quilting stitches. Then, we start quilting with straight lines and move to curved quilting lines and spirals on your practice quilt sandwiches. For both the straight line and curved quilting, Marge will show us many designs and variations we can use to great effect. This class will change the way you think about your…

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Marge Tucker – Walking Foot Quilting Workshop – Day 2

May 14 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Zoom RI United States

Unmarked – Contemporary Walking Foot Quilting WORKSHOP - This workshop will start with the basics, such as batting choices, thread, needles and how to secure the quilting stitches. Then, we start quilting with straight lines and move to curved quilting lines and spirals on your practice quilt sandwiches. For both the straight line and curved quilting, Marge will show us many designs and variations we can use to great effect. This class will change the way you think about your…

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June 2022

Carolina Moore – My Favorite Notions Lecture (TENTATIVE)

June 2 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Zoom RI United States

If you love the Notions Wall at a quilt shop, you’ll love this 1 1/2 hour lecture-demo. Learn about new and new-to-you notions that make quilting easier. From a seam roller to diagonal seam tape to pre-cut battings and scrap tape, you’ll learn about fun tools and new projects. Designed to have you leave inspired to have more fun in your sewing room!

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