Mancuso Show

We are about half way through our Summer Raffle Quilt engagements. The Spice Market quilt has been to Amesbury Days and  to the Haverhill Art Market. It will go to Yankee Homecoming next.

The last appearance will be the Mancuso World Quilt show . Thursday August 17,  Through Saturday August 20. Can you help?


The Thursday shifts  are nearly all covered.

On Friday we need people for the 2 to 4 shift.

On Saturday we need help on all of the shifts. 10 to 12, and 12 to 2, and 2 to 4.


If any one is available and willing, Mancuso is still looking for people to “white glove”.


As always thank you for your help. It is much appreciated.

Betty Hastings and Judy Naylor

We are planning a sampler quilt in place of mystery quilt this year.  Pattern will be available at Sept. meeting.

Deb Kelso

Quilt Show Booklet

Attention Quilt Guild Sisters!!  If you, your husband, or someone you know has a business, time grows short in terms of placing an ad in the Quilt Show booklet.  Application forms are available on the blog and need to be in with your ad and check by August 1st!  Contact me at dianedesjardins@comcast.net or 978-697-4049 with any questions!




Mid Arm for Sale

Babylock Tiara midarm 18 inch throat  (same thing as HQ sweet16) sit down with stitch regulator. 3 years old only used a few times with very low thread count. Special edition signed by Nancy Zieman. Comes with table and extension and 3 month warenty and all the goodies. All software updated to latest. $3500 OBO.

kimablanchard <kimablanchard@gmail.com>2016- baby Loc

The September Round Robin in a Day workshop on Friday, September 16th is cancelled  due to lack of interest.  A workshop has been scheduled for Saturday, September 17th at Atkinson Congregational Church to finish up your quilts for the show!   9:30 to 3:30.

Beth Helftner will still be doing the lecture at the meeting on September 15th.

There will also be an ice cream social in September


October’s workshop with Tinna Tarr on Improvisational Piecing is filling up fast.  I have room for 9 more max.  Already have 16.  Please ask folks to email , more info to follow.if they want to sign up – ronni.longwell@yahoo. com.  $25.  A supply list  will be printed in the newsletter.

Here is an update for anyone who is interested in volunteering for this committee.

So far, the first challenge has been when and where can we get together to share ideas and come up with a plan.  The answer to “where” has just been answered by my good friend, Mary Kendall, who is a new member to MVQ.  She has a studio called “Aunt Mary’s Quilting Studio” at 43 Stark Road, Derry, NH 03038 and she is offering it to our committee free of charge.  It is a great place to meet, sew, buy fabric and quilt.  Feel free to visit her website at http://www.auntmarysquilting.com.  So that’s THE place.

The “when” has turned out to be a little more challenging as some members can come during the day only and some at night only.  Therefore, I have asked Mary if I could have two meetings and she generously agreed.  So here is the plan: we will have two initial meetings to give everyone a chance to meet and share ideas.  The first one will be Monday, July 25th at 2:30 PM.  The second meeting will Tuesday, July 26th at 6:00 PM.  Hopefully this will give everyone who is interested a chance to meet with the committee.

After the meetings take place, we will determine if one was more popular that the other.  I hope you can make one of these two meetings.  Of course I will be attending both and will be happy to give anyone a ride if they do not wish to drive alone.  We can meet at my house in Haverhill, MA and travel together!  Let me know if you wish to drive with me.

Elizabeth Swan, Vice President

2017-2018 Raffle Quilt Committee Chair

Membership Renewal

Hope that all of my Guild sisters are enjoying the summer! Please consider renewing your membership now. Anyone who does so will be entered into the drawing for a free membership for 2016 -2017. Application forms are available on our blog. I appreciate getting the applications over the summer as it allows me to get a head start on my membership duties!!!


Diane Desjardins


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