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January 23rd evening Meeting:
Lecture: Beth Helfter: Give it a Scrap Slap
Beth Helfter of EvaPaige Quilt Designs will join us this month to talk about scraps. You may know Beth from her blog - Quilting Hottie Haven, her pattern company - EvaPaige Quilt Designs; her other talks - including "Perfection is Overrated"; or her "Drop and Give Me Twenty" challenge in the month of February. Since starting her company in 2004, Beth has published over 40 patterns and her work has been featured in Quilter's World, The Quilter, Quiltmaker's 100 Blocks and Cotton Spice magazines.
In this talk, "Give it a Scrap Slap", Beth will give us a look inside her yearlong stint as a member of the 2014 Quiltmaker Magazine "Scrap Squad," a select group of 6 quilters from across the continent tasked with redesigning one pattern from each issue entirely in scraps. Each assignment led not only into the morass of scrap hoarding in her studio, but also inspired her to create several of her own designs based on the originally assigned projects. Lots of thoughts on what makes a good scrap quilt, why scrap quilts are favorites, and insights into how one idea morphs into so many more during the design process will be included in this talk. You'll never look at a quilt pattern just one way again!
January 23, 2017
St. John the Evangelist Church
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Amy Lindsay, Maryann Geiser, and Candy Campbell are coordinating the construction of a new raffle quilt. It will have single Irish chain blocks alternating with star blocks. Please bring in any Irish chain block kits even if they are not complete. For further info, please visit Amy's blog.
Guests are always welcome to attend our guild meetings. Guest fees are $5 for nights when we have a speaker, $3 to attend other meetings. See the Calendar for this year's programs.
Meeting Cancellation Policy:
Open Sew Join fellow members for open sewing time at the Chelmsford Senior Center, 75 Groton Rd (Rt 40).
Currently scheduled dates are January 30; February 6 and 13; March 6, 13 and 20; April 3 and 10; and May 1, 8, and 15 from 6:30-9:00 pm. Come for all or part. Bring a project or just come to socialize. You will find great lighting, large tables, an iron, cutting mat, and fabrics which may be used for comfort quilts.