QUILT North meets on the second Monday of the month in September and on the first Monday of the month from October to June. (Sept. 10, 2018 is our first meeting of the 2018-2019 guild year.) There are no meetings in July and August. See meeting dates and speakers here. Below are descriptions of our upcoming meetings.
Except for the months of December and January, our meetings are held at Shenendehowa United Methodist Church, 971 Route 146, Clifton Park, NY 12065. Meetings are sometimes preceded or followed by workshops lead by our speakers. Doors open at 6:45 p.m. and the meetings begin at 7:15 p.m.
Generally, a meeting consists of a speaker, guild business, and “show and tell” by our members, as well as a chance to visit committee tables in the Fellowship Hall where you can sign up for a Workshop, pick up your Block of the Month, drop off or pick up a Comfort Quilt project, participate in the Fabric Swap, visit our extensive lending Library, take a chance at the Opportunity table, and snag a Freebie treasure while catching up with fellow members. Be sure to check in each month at the Membership table and to wear your personally-made cloth name tag for a chance to win a prize.
Meeting – Monday, Sept. 10, 2018 with Suzi Parron – , www.barnquiltinfo.com
Guest fee $5
Suzi Parron’s interest in quilting history led her to fascination with barn quilts, which she discovered on a cross-country camping trip in 2008. She spent 2 years documenting the barn quilt movement.
This study resulted in the book, “Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement,” published in 2012; it was followed by “Following the Barn Quilt Trail,” published in April 2016.
Suzi’s barn quilt painting workshops have added over two thousand quilt blocks to the landscape, from Texas to Minnesota. Suzi She teaching a one here on Tuesday, Sept. 11, 2018; read about it on our Workshops page.
Meeting – Monday, Oct. 1, 2018 with Debby Brown
Guest fee $5
Debby Brown has been a Handi Quilter educator since 2005 and inspires quilters all around the globe. She has filmed a series of DVDs about sit-down machine quilting featuring the HQ Sweet Sixteen®. Debby also teaches machine quilting classes at Craftsy.com. She creates in her studio in upstate New York.
Read more about her, see her work, and shop her store at DebbyBrownquilts.com.
Debby also will two workshops while she is with us. Read about them on our Workshops page.