The President's Message

Meegan Veeder-Shave

Have you ever wanted to learn how to quilt?
Do you want to learn new quilting ideas and techniques?
Do you want to meet people who have fiber art interests and make new friends?

Join us for motivation, encouragement and camaraderie. All levels of quilters are welcome. We have workshops and speakers and special events to provide opportunities to learn and practice quilting in its many different forms. We would love to see you come and learn about this truly expressive art.
Meegan Veeder-Shave- President

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Hello and welcome to Fall in the Northeast,

 I’m taking advantage of the nice weather to get out and move before the cold keeps us indoors- I’ve been trying to clean out the living room so I can do yoga or movement but since we have to finally commit to putting a roof on sometime- I have to clean out the attic which is making me look long and hard at the 50+ boxes of fabrics/patterns/ufo’s that I kept stashing there – it is a trip down memory lane, but it is necessary. Because of this – there isn’t much room in my living room- If you are looking for a piece of fabric – there is probably a good chance I have it lol. I have been inspired to finish many projects that were “this “ close and to discard some that I wonder why I started at all. It has also helped my kids to see that everyone was a beginner and not everything was a great idea or even well done.

 Sometimes, we forget that everyone starts at different points and grows in different directions-This is true of our guild members- I came to quilting after competing in garment contests mostly for scholarships. They are 2 different techniques especially when pressing. After having several quilts where I couldn’t figure out why the seams didn’t match- My instructor gave me a priceless bit of advice- “Stop dragging the iron- lift and put down.” That one sentence was a game changer but it still took many many quilts to change  ingrained habits that worked in garments but not so much in quilts and to this day I still sometimes fall back into garment sewing on quilts. Remember this when you are impressed with someone’s quilt and think I could never make that- you’d be surprised where you can be with some practice and a good tip or too. Ask questions, look at what they did and listen to random bits- you never know where your game changer might come from.

 We will be hosting another zoom practice this month on Monday, October 16, at 6:30 if you want to practice/learn zoom skills- I will send out the link for the practice Monday morning and the link for the meeting will go out Tuesday so there is no confusion about the links- Email me if you have questions.

 Stay safe, Stay strong Stay well. Until we see each other again in person Happy Quilting

Meegan

 

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