Raffle Quilt Table


We had a cancellation for Saturday, November 8, at the Gathering.

We need people in all the time slots.

Can anyone help at 10 to 2 or 4 or 6 for a two hour shift,

So far we have one person at noon.

Please contact Betty Hastings if you can work on the raffle table.

The Warner Historical Society is pleased to announce the upcoming exhibit, In Celebration of Childhood: Doll and Crib Quilts from the Pilgrim/Roy Collection. This unique collection of doll and crib quilts will be on display from November 1— December 7, 2014 at the Warner Historical Society’s Upton Chandler House Museum at 10 West Main Street in Warner, N.H. Hours of the exhibit are Fridays and Saturdays from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 — 4:00 p.m.

The exhibit will also be open on November 6 from 10:00 a.m. — 4:00 p.m. Admission is $5.00 and all proceeds benefit the Warner Historical Society.

The names Pilgrim and Roy have gained international recognition in the quilting world. Paul and Gerald started collecting antique quilts in the early 1960s when their interior decorating business prompted them to purchase antique quilts for clients. As they each had a strong background in the fine arts, they began their own quilt collection based on the quilts’ aesthetic value. Today, the Pilgrim/Roy collection is composed of 2,500 quilts for sale and show, as well as quilt-related objects, including fabrics and all kinds of antique sewing tools. The Museum of Fine Arts in Boston featured the blockbuster exhibit Quilts and Color, sixty quilts from The Pilgrim/Roy Collection this spring.

Gerald Roy will host a talk entitled, “Ask the Expert: Curious about your Old Quilt?” beginning at 2:00 p.m. on November 22 at the Warner Town Hall located at 5 East Main Street. The public may bring quilts far Gerald Roy to comment on and about but there will be no written or verbal appraisals. Admission for the talk is $10.00. Quilt commentary requests will be $5.00 per quilt.

Help Wanted

Quilt demonstrators are needed in our “hands-on” activity room demonstrating applique and piecework techniques. Docents, or guides/educators, are needed to answer quilting questions from visitors. Docent training will be held October 31 at 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Any of your guild members who are interested in volunteering should contact Rebecca Courser, info@warnerhistorical.org or call 603-456-2437.


Special sponsorship opportunities

Special sponsorship opportunities include your guild name on our posters and a program booklet about the event.

  • Major sponsorship – $500 includes a full color ad in program booklet, name listed on poster and mentioned in press releases, tickets to exhibit and quilt talk, booth set-up at “Ask the Expert: Curious about your old quilt?” by Jerry Roy on November 15th at 2:00 p.m. at the Warner Town Hall.
  • Quarter page ads in the program booklet will be $75.00. Please call for more information, 603-456-2437.
  • For the full schedule with dates, times, locations see http://www.warnerhistorical.org

Let The Fun Continue

Did you have fun at tonight’s meeting?  If so, there is still openings in the workshop on Saturday. “Making an Art Journal” (or small art quilt if you prefer). Maddie Burke & Janice Jones will continue exploring surface design techniques & embellishing. Leave with a finished journal or small wall piece to keep or give as a gift.  Cost $25* includes one 8.5” x 5.5” journal with 150 pages, unlined.

Contact Lyn Grenier to sign up.

Toilet paper roll project


Start with one piece of fabric 4 inches wide by say 2-1/2 inches – (all pieces can only be 4 in wide) then take another piece – say 4 wide by 2 – sew together on the 4 inch side – just keep sewing 4 x anything (but prob not wider than 3 1/2.  Mix up the colors – any cotton fabrics and as it gets longer when done roll around toilet paper empty tube (which is 4 wide). We will have a charity sew day in winter using these long rolls of scraps. Donation basket will be at the Program Table.

The October Newsletter is now online. Click on the Newsletter tab and click October 14.


MVQ members, Ann Hockmeyer and Betty Hastings each won a Blue Ribbon at the Topsfield Fair!  Well Done!!!OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Quilt Show 101

For new members- this might help explain some of the things you hear or read about at the Guild.

Although the Quilt show is not until May, plans are in the works now.

You will be given more specifics as we get closer but plan on being a participant!

  • Held every year at the end of NH school vacation- Friday and Saturday- May 1st and May 2nd at Timberlane Jr High in Plaistow
  • Quilt judging is usually done at Merrimac Library on a Wed, Carrie Zizza is coordinating.
  • Quilt drop-off and show set-upis Thursday, at the School. Come early as the show is also hung that day.
  • Members are required to give 2 hours of volunteer timeeither before or during show. Many opportunities abound!  Sign sheets are on the back table.
  • Quilt entry forms [found on blog] are to be sent in by the Sat after the March meeting.
  • You can choose to have your quilt judged by a certified judge- $3:00 per quilt. Great chance to learn from a professional!
  • Challenge Quilts: Janice Jones is chair- make a quilt related to the Theme- “Red, White & Blue- must have a “hatchet block ” somewhere –  separately judged according to specific criteria- info on blog
  • Quilt Show ads:Members can gather an ad from a business for our booklet- can be any type of business, not just quilt related. Letter is on blog with info you will need.
  • Publicity:Take a few bookmarks or posters- give to friends or hang in public places in your tow.- Available on back table during meetings.
  • Penny Raffle Table:  members donate a basket, bucket, tray etc filled with new items- either quilt related or not [tea, chocolate, gardening, teddy bear etc.] Kathy Pearse is coordinating.
  • Silent Auction: Members donate a handmade article to be auctioned off during the show. 50% of proceeds goes to maker and 50%goes to a charity or the Guild.
  • White Elephant:  members bring in fabric [no upholstery], patterns, buttons, lace, unwanted tools or unfinished quilts- 100% of proceeds to the guild.
  • Kitchen:Volunteers are needed to man – bake cookies to sell- donate bottled water and Diet Soda to sell. Deb Zukas is chair.
  • Boutique: An opportunity for members to sell homemade articles,pins, bags, knit items, [quilts do not really sell], tools, books , patterns that are in excellent condition. 20% goes to guild- maker gets 80%. You can start now on creating your items- lower priced things sell the best. Maggie Judd & Pat Lucey

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