Welcome to the Chelmsford Quilter's Guild Web Site. We are a large group of quilters of all experience levels and many interests. We welcome you to learn more about us through the links to the left.
2014-2015 Guild Raffle Quilt
October 27th evening Meeting:
Pat Delaney "Thinking of Hue" Trunk Show
Award winning quilter Pat Delaney, of Crab Tree Lane Studio, will join CQG for two special programs this fall. Pat is an extremely accomplished quilter, lecturer and teacher. She has won numerous awards, most recently Best of Show at the 2013 Des Moines Quilt Week and a blue ribbon and Best Machine Quilting at the 2013 Vermont Quilt Show. In 2014, four of her quilts were chosen to be included in "Five Hundred Traditional Quilts" by Lark. You may remember her display of 34 winning quilts at the 2012 Images Show in Lowell. We are honored and excited to welcome Pat to Chelmsford.
With an emphasis on color, this trunk show of Pat's amazing quilts, full of vibrant colors, pattern and detail, is the perfect lead in to "Hue Can Do It" workshop. There will be lots of quilts to see and touch. Don't miss this wonderful evening full of color!
It's that time - Fill out your membership form:click here to print and fill it out in advance to save time.
Special Event: Jackie Kudron Memorial Workshop
The guild will be holding a workshop on Saturday, November 15th through the generosity of late member Jackie Kudron. The workshop is entitled "Hue Can Do It" by Pat Delaney. In this workshop you will find that choosing a color scheme doesn't have to be a challenge. We'll experiment to discover the secrets to successful color choices and we'll also discuss the importance of value in making your quilts lively and interesting. This is a non-sewing class. We will play with fabric scraps, glue and templates to arrive at wonderful color combinations for your quilt blocks. Working with Joen Wolfrom's excellent color wheel, we will explore the many types of color plans and you will be inspired to be adventuresome and daring with color in your next quilt. So, raid your scrap bags and stash and come prepared to dream in color!
This is a 3 1/2 hour class with a morning or afternoon session. The cost of the workshop is $5.00. Pat recommends Joen Wolfrom's color tool, which you can pre-order with your registration. However, this tool is not necessary for the class. What is necessary is a lot of scraps (solids are preferred), a glue stick, scissors and a willingness to play with color.
Click here for the registration form to print and fill it out. It will be accepted at the September and October meetings. Space is limited to 50 members per session.
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:
In cases of inclement weather, check your email or the website before heading out to a meeting. Or you can call one of the guild officers.
Open Sew Come and join the open sew at the Chelmsford Senior from 6:30-9 on Oct. 15 and 22, and Nov. 12 and 19; and Monday, Nov. 3. Contact Jean Whiting for more info.
Blog/Video of the Month
No Tear Paper Piecing... This video provides some food for thought - using freezer paper for paper piecing, yet sewing the block together in such a way that you don't need to tear the paper to get it off. Might be worth testing out to see how accurate you can be.
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