|Hammersmith Quilters Guild
|Quilt Block Clip Art
Dawn's Quilting Clip Art.
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At the New England Quilt Museum September 11-December 29, 2019
"Traditional and Original: A Tribute to Sue Garman"
The New England Quilt Museum is proud to celebrate the lifetime achievement of the late
master quiltmaker, Sue Garman. Thanks to the generosity of her family, this retrospective
exhibition features 37 of Garman’s original designs.
Sue Garman made more than 300 quilts over 40 years, nearly all of them original. Her
excellence was recognized with numerous awards in prestigious quilt competitions, while
she also advanced a career at NASA. Garman served as Deputy Chief of Staff for the
agency in Washington, DC and retired as Associate Director for the Johnson Space
Center in Houston, TX in 2014. Her skill in mathematics and appreciation for detail are
visible in her meticulous applique and intricately pieced quilts.
Widely known through her internet site ComeQuilt.com, Garman generously shared her
techniques, innovative patterns, and advice with thousands of quilt enthusiasts. Her
contribution to quiltmaking has garnered legions of fans. The New England Quilt Museum
is honored to share Sue Garman’s legacy with her many admirers, as well as visitors who
may discover her work for the first time.
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"Suspended: The Fabric Scultures of Priscilla Sage"
Priscilla Sage’s brilliant, light, free-hanging fabric sculptures are conceptual studies of
form, light, and space. Their radiant colors derive from mastery of disperse dyes and
direct painting on silver mylar fabrics. “Although I work on a large scale, my inspiration
comes from the structure of natural forms that can be as small as mosses, as sinuous as
the DNA helix, as vast as images from the Hubbel telescope, or as personal as the human
body. The underlying theme of my sculpture is the relationship of humans and nature.”
Priscilla Sage is associate professor emerita of art and design at Iowa State University's
College of Design, where she served on the faculty from 1984 to 2000. She taught at
Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa for the previous eighteen years.
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|UPCOMING SHOWS, SHOP HOPS
& ITEMS OF INTEREST
Ninigret Quilters 2019 Quilt Show
Fri.- Sun., October 18-20, 2019 10:00-4:00 each day
Westerly Armory, 41 Railroad Ave., Westerly, RI
Over 100 quilts on display
Raffle quilt, "Ocean Sunset"
Rising Star Quilters Guild 32nd Annual Show
Friday Oct. 4 & Saturday Oct. 5, 2019
St. Brigid Church, 1995 Mass. Ave., Lexington, MA
In Keilty Hall (the bigger one, under the church):
Mini quilt raffle and raffle baskets
Demonstrations by RSQ members
In Parish Hall:
More Quilts, including the challenge quilts
A portion of the proceeds are donated to REACH Beyond Domestic Violence
Children 12 years and under free!
2019 Raffle Quilt: "Just Around the Corner"
This queen size quilt is constructed primarily with one fabric as shown in the border.
Identical squares are cut, rotated, and sewn in blocks surrounded by sashing and
keystones. This contemporary color scheme will fit well in both modern and traditional
Buying raffle tickets
Raffle tickets may be purchased in advance. Tickets are 1 for $1 or a book of 6 for $5.
Send checks to: RISING STAR QUILTERS P.O. Box 457 Lexington MA 02420. Don't forgot
to include contact information so we can contact you if you win!
|close-up of raffle quilt blocks
2019 Burlington Quilters' Guild Quilt Show
Sat. & Sun. October 19 & 20 Saturday 10-5, Sunday 10-4
Middlesex Community College, 591 Springs Rd, Bedford, MA
Admission $7 Wheelchair Accessible Free Parking
Scavenger Hunt with Prizes
Also at the Museum through December 1, 2019:
"Social Justice Sewing Academy: Piecing Together Youth Voices in a 21st
Century Sewing Circle"
The Social Justice Sewing Academy brings hands-on workshops to schools and youth
organizations, facilitating and inspiring young people to express their concerns, hopes,
and ideas through art. The powerful imagery they create in cloth tells their stories. The
quilt blocks are then embellished, embroidered, and sewn together by volunteers around
the world. The finished quilts on loan to the New England Quilt Museum are genuine,
poignant, and powerful.
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Related Program on Saturday, October 5 at 1:00 p.m.:
"Empowerment through Quilts, Education, and Nonviolent Activism"
Social Justice Leadership Panel
Sara Trail, founder of the Social Justice Sewing Academy, Barbara Peterson of Nonviolent
Citizen Action and other panelists discuss how their work creates new ways for youth and
adults to become nonviolent activists, community leaders, and engaged citizens
empowered to effect positive change.
This public program is free to members and included in the price of admission for
nonmembers. All are welcome, and audience participation in this important discussion is
Concord Piecemakers Quilt Guild 2019 Quilt Show
Friday & Saturday, October 4 & 5
Friday 10:00-6:00, Saturday 10:00-4:00
St. Matthews United Methodist Church
435 Central Street
Acton, Ma 01720
Admission: $7. Children under 12 free
See a spectacular display of quilts and wearables
Visit our members’ craft boutique with unique and beautiful gifts
Shop at our vendors’ booths
Watch a demonstration
Visit our antique quilt room, some quilts and quilt tops available for purchase
Visit our Raffle Table with great, handmade items available to win
Buy a tin of delicious cookies wrapped in colorful fabric
Take a chance on the guild raffle quilt