Two MVQ members had quilts in the Quilters Treasure challenge at the World Quilt Festival.

Carol Sullivan won for Best Pieced.20160818_170659

Janice Jones won for Best Embellishment.



Round Robin Update

Greetings fellow quilters, The first set of rules for the Round Robin from Sept to June have been e-mailed to those who signed up. There is still time to join us. Having at least one more would make it easier for the exchange. (I love working with even numbers). If you know that you signed up and didn’t get the e-mail then please contact Marianne Karp or Layne Rando. Last years RR was a blast so we are really looking forward to this year’s quilts.

See you in Sept.

Marianne Karp

Quilt Show Updates

September 7th – at 6:30 pm at the Plaistow Library – a combined meeting of the board and all quilt show chairs.  The board will meet first, then at 7 the show committees.  All chairs, please be prepared to update us on your part of the show.


Bring Your Scissors!  On Friday, September 30th, Tom Panniello, who owns the National Sharpening Company, will be available at the show to sharpen your scissors while you enjoy yourself viewing our quilts.  This is a ONE DAY ONLY on FRIDAY.


Donations for the Kitchen – Bev Valle is looking for donations of soda and water, plus desserts that are individually wrapped in $.50 portions ready for sale.  Please DO NOT bring these items to our September meeting.  Bring them on September 29th – the thursday set up, or friday September 30th  in the morning.


Reminder – we have pre-paid tickets available for sale that can be given as gifts.  Contact Liz Swan, liz@swanquilting.com


As part of your membership, ALL members are obligated by the bylaws to donate two hours of their time for the show in some capacity.  Please help us to make this a great event!

Beverly Knapp & Lin Caido

Membership Renewal

Hi Guild Sisters!

Hope everyone is enjoying their summer and that those of you who are entering a quilt or quilts in the show are getting them all done!!!  So far, the response to those of you renewing their membership prior to the first meeting has been great!!!  A third of our membership has already renewed!!!  Don’t forget that if you send your dues to me PRIOR to the September meeting, you are eligible to be in the drawing for a FREE membership!!!  Take a few minutes to fill out your application and drop it in the mail!!!  It will make my job that much easier in September!!!!  Thanks to all of you who have already sent me your dues!!!  Looking forward to seeing you all in September!!!


Diane Desjardins

Yankee Homecoming

Yankee Homecoming was a great success!  We brought in a good amount, much over what we had to pay for the space. Total profit for us was $87.   Most of all, we handed out over 300 flyers for the quilt show, and another 75 to a woman who is having a “Material Sale” at the Old South Presbyterian Church, Federal Street, Newburyport, on September 17th.  We even got free advertising in the Newburyport Daily News 8/3 with a color picture of the quilt, yours truly, and info about the quilt show. How great is that?  Bev Valle

We Still Need Your Help!

The Museum’s 44-year-old climate control system is broken and cannot be repaired. A new energy efficient unit must be custom-made at a cost of $88,000. Three anonymous donors and the Theodore Edson Parker Foundation have challenged all NEQM members and supporters to donate whatever amount you can afford to assist with this urgent project. If support is strong, the donors will provide all remaining funds needed. Please show them how important the Museum is to New England!


Thanks to 144 individuals and 6 quilt guilds,

The Museum has raised $14,260 to date.



Be a carnival barker:

“for a one dollar raffle ticket, you could have this lovely quilt on your bed, or gift it to a very lucky person, or even sell it on eBay for its high assessment value…………and you’d be helping our nonprofit organization that donates quilts to kids, veterans, hospice patients, and also helps support the quilt museum……and you can see 100 more quilts of this quality at our guild’s annual show on Sept 30 and October 1, for the first time right here in Newburyport!”


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