Welcome to the Activities Page!


Are You a Modern Quilt Enthusiast?

If so, then consider joining our mini-group devoted to modern quilts and quilting.  Our next meeting will be held on Saturday, July 20 from 10 am to noon at the Joshua Hyde Library in Sturbridge MA.  Contact Sue Therriault at susan_therriault@msn.com if you have any questions or want more information.


YMCA Childrens Gift Program

The YMCA Childrens Gift Program was a rousing success!  Many thanks to our Coordinator Cathy Carpentier!


Interested taking a workshop?

We are planning great workshops for next year.  Enjoy your summer and watch for the September newsletter when all will be revealed!


Interested in who will be speaking at the next guild meeting?

Then, please visit the Speakers page.  Anne Pietroburgo has arranged for a great speaker program this year.  Each will inspire us to try something new.


How about a Challenge or two or three or four?

   The Whisper Challenge is back by popular demand!

Make a wallhanging inspired by the creation of the previous month’s quilter.  The first quilter will start by selecting an image from an array of photos provided and making a wallhanging inspired by that photo.  His or her creation will go to the next quilter who will make a wallhanging inspired by that creation.  And so on and so on and sew on.  See Becki Leavitt if you are interested.  The BIG REVEAL will be in June.

Mystery Kit Challenge

Purchase a kit at Cornerstone Collectibles for $5 and transform someone’s trash into a completed treasure.  Kits will be available at the September meeting.  See what $5 can become!  The BIG REVEAL will be at the June 2019 meeting.  See Carol Cruttenden or Joanne Morin at the CC Tables for more info and a kit.

Orphan Block Challenge

We all have them but don’t know what to do with them.  Here’s your chance to be inspired by other quilter’s orphan blocks and put together a small (large?) quilted item that now has an identity and new life!  See these new heirlooms at the January meeting!  Many thanks to Anne Covino and Monique Fontaine for pulling together this interesting challenge!

Shoebox Block Challenge

Do you have a favorite block?  Would you like 12 of those blocks but don’t want to make 12 yourself?  Then enlist several friends, provide a few guidelines for completing those blocks and a box to put them in, and voila, you will have a dozen blocks to put together however you want.  The catch is that you too will need to make a couple of different blocks for your friends each month, but you won’t be bored because each month will be different.  Detailed information is available in the September 2018 newsletter.  If this challenge appeals to you, then see Judy Bachand and Mary Piorun at the September meeting and sign up.  The BIG REVEAL will be at the September 2019 meeting.  What Fun!

Or, do you want to just get away from it all?

The CQG 2019 Retreat will be held at the Woodbound Inn in Rindge, NH from Friday, October 25 through Sunday, October 27.  Great Fun will be had by all!  Committee members are Ruth Haynes, Judy Bachand, and Sue Therriault.  Rooms are still available.