Bev Valle and Lin Caiado have made a beautiful raffle quilt.

Many of you made squares for it.

Carrie Zizza did a gorgeous job quilting it.

The Mancuso World Quilts Show is in Manchester August 13-15

At the moment I only have 9 people signed up to work on the raffle table for the 3 days.

I am writing to you to ask if you will round up the people you usually go to quilt shows with and plan a day at the show and then let me know if one or two of you can do a two hour shift on the raffle table.

Friday, August 14 is particularly crucial. That is the day we need to provide white glovers.

Please help Merrimack Valley Quilters raise funds for the guild

Betty Hastings

978 352-2218



Summer is still on the calendar, but so are the dates for MVQ’s members’ fall Retreat at Kennebunkport, ME  :    Wednesday – Sunday, November 11 -15.

Sue Molin and Andrea Bursaw are teaming to follow the long and valued work of Kathy Pearse in coordinating the retreat.   There are no major changes but we’ll be happy to answer questions, especially those of newcomers, whom we welcome.

As usual, space is limited, so register promptly, since your place will be confirmed as your paid registration is received.  The form and room rate schedule are posted under Retreats (or Forms).  Mail the completed registration form and your check to Sue Molin, as directed, or bring them to the first guild meeting on September 17, the final date they will be received.

If you have a friend who does not see the MVQ blog, please pass on this information.     Spring Retreat dates are March 30 – April 3 (after Easter)

The World Quilt Show is August 13 through 15 at the Radison Center in Manchester NH

Set up is Wednesday August12,  and I will do that.

We need workers on the Raffle Quilt table

Thursday August 13, from  10 to 6,   I already have crews in two hour shifts from 10 until 4 on Thursday

Friday August 14, from  10 to 6   I have one  volunteer from 10 to 12

In addition, they have asked us to provide 32 hours of White Glove and other Volunteer  work on Friday. ( If possible)

Saturday August 15, from  10 to 6.   Nada! No one!  No body!

Can you help?

Especially on Friday

Nancy Dempsey has volunteered to co chair this show with me and we will be calling members to see if they can help

If you know you are going and you can spare 2 hours to sit with the quilt  please email or phone me.

Betty Hastings

978 352-2218


We have a new place for our meetings! Beginning with our December meeting we will be in our new location in the Technology Center at Northern Essex Community College in Haverhill. This new location is handicap accessible and it has a sound system! YEAH!!!

I want to thank Gail Wozniak and Lyn Grenier for their hard work in finding a new location! I think they called about 50 places and we will all benefit from their wonderful efforts! The goal was to find a spot that would be accessible,comfortable, affordable, and in a convenient location. They succeeded!

We will have our September and October meeting in our normal Plaistow location as the college was already booked for those days. I will provide everyone with directions and parking info. at the fall meetings. Please share this great news with others as it may attract new members too!

I hope you’re having a lovely summer! See you in September!


See & experience the dimensions of textile art exhibited by Broad Strokes, a group of seven quilt makers who explore artistic techniques and fabric manipulations through original design work. The seven are Merrimack Quilters Guild members, Maddie Burke, Andrea Bursaw, Lyn Grenier, Janice Jones, Sue Molin, Jeanne Robertson & Carol Robinson.

Location: Gallery at Lowell Telecommunications Corp, 246 Market St, Lowell (courtyard at National Park Visitor Center).
August 1 – 29, 2015
Hours: Mon – Thurs 10 am – 9:30 pm, Fri 10 am – 6 pm, Sat 10 am – 2 pm.IMG951578

We have a volunteer for the quilt show!! Beverly Knapp has volunteered to be the quilt show chair!!


This past Thursday evening I presented a trunk show of 37 of my quilts for the Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild.  3 years ago I did a similar presentation at the Images quilt show which was part of the Lowell Quilt Festival but that seemed like a long time ago.  I remember being somewhat nervous for that as it was my first time doing a quilt related presentation.  This time around I actually had fun and wasn’t nervous at all.  It felt like a privilege to be able to share my quilts and my quilting journey.  The guild had a great turnout for me and I had a lot of positive comments afterward.   I’m so happy it went well and was enjoyed.   My contact in the guild was great to work with throughout the planning process and it was fun talking with guild members while I was there.  Thank you Merrimack Valley Quilt Guild!!!!!!

Thank You, Gladi !


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