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. The organizational meeting will be held on Saturday, October 13, from 10 am to 12 noon at the Community Room at the Charlton Public Library, Main Street, in Charlton MA. Contact Sue Therriault at the Workshop Table if you have any questions or want more information.
YMCA Childrens Gift Program
The guild is once again participating in the YMCA Childrens Gift Program and, thanks to you, many children will have a great Christmas. Members may choose a child’s name at the October guild meeting. Gift suggestions will be available with each name. Anything you give will be appreciated. Please bring your wrapped present, with attached sticker to the November guild meeting. Many thanks to our Coordinator Cathy Carpentier!
Interested taking a workshop?
Then, please visit the Workshop page. Several guild members who are skilled and experienced in quilting are presenting some great workshops so that you too can expand your quilting skills with like-minded quilters.
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. Signup is at the September meeting and 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 May 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 Anne Covino and Monique Fontaine for more info….and orphan blocks!
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 in late spring, 2019. What Fun!
Or, do you want to just get away from it all?
The CQG 2018 Retreat will be held at the Woodbound Inn in Rindge, NH from Friday, October 26 through Sunday, October 28. Great Fun will be had by all! Committee members are Ruth Haynes, Judy Bachand, and Sue Therriault.