Hammersmith Quilters Guild
UPCOMING SHOWS, SHOP HOPS
& ITEMS OF INTEREST
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At the New England Quilt Museum: Summer Celebration of New England Quilts:
The Best of the Region's Quilt Guilds, August 3-27,2017

Admission for this exhibition and related special events is free!

The museum is open on its summer schedule, May-October, Tuesday-Saturday
10-4 and Sunday 12-4.

Regional guilds were invited to submit one quilt from their members in order to showcase
the incredible talent in our local guilds.  

Be sure to vote for Viewer's Choice when you come to this exhibition; the winning guild
gets the use of the classroom gallery next year to stage a show of their guild members'
quilts!

Stay tuned for some photos from this exhibit, once the exhibit is installed.
Also at the Museum "Threads of Resistance", July 11-September 9, 2017

The New England Quilt Museum will host the premier of Threads of Resistance, July 11
through September 9, 2017. This national exhibition, organized by the Artist’s Circle,
features 64 juried works of fiber art, contemporary quilts, and art quilts designed to
protest the actions and policies of the Trump administration. The works in this exhibition
express a range of emotions from anger and sadness to hope and empowerment.
Inspired by the words of Martin Luther King, Jr, “Our lives begin to end the day we
become silent about things that matter,” organizers created this platform for artists to
make their voices heard. In response, they received 550 submissions from 45 states and
7 countries.
These quilt artists honor a long tradition of political activism that began with the abolition
of slavery. Quilts through the past two centuries have spoken to many causes and have
been a means of expression, especially for women, whose political voices were silenced.

“With this exhibition, we seek to address current issues including climate change, sexual
assault, immigration, the refugee crisis, racism, and sexism. We take issue with the
divisive actions of the Trump administration. Our art explores our emotional responses to
these actions in the hope that it will encourage civilized, constructive conversation and,
ultimately, better understanding of one another's viewpoints.” the Artist’s Circle.

In hosting Threads of Resistance, the New England Quilt Museum does not endorse the
individual views and opinions expressed by the artists. The Museum is proud to serve as
a forum for free speech and uncensored artistic expression.
Some of the images and
words displayed in the quilts may be deemed inappropriate for young children.  
All works with explicit language or images will be displayed in a gallery labeled
with signage to assist adults visiting with children.
"What Remains: Wooden Quilt Sculptures" by Laura Petrovich-Cheney
Fuller Craft Museum, 43 Oak Street, Brockton, MA 02301

Now through November 12, 2017

This exhibit features the scrap "quilts" of New Jersey artist Laura Petrovich-Cheney.  
Using traditionald and contemporary quilt patterns, Laura creates complex and vibrant
forms from Hurricane Sandy debris that was salvaged by the artist from dumpsters, refuse
piles and local waste stations.  Her meaningful practice explores issues of loss, identity,
memory, and renewal.  

Tuesday-Sunday, 10:00-5:00, Thursday evening free admission from 5:00-9:00
Admission $10.00, Seniors $8.00

For more about the artist see
www.LauraCheney.com

Note to HQG members: Laura will be speaking at our guild in October 2017!
Connections Quilt Festival, Nashua, NH, November 9-11, 2017

Quilts, Merchants, Classes, Fun, Special National Quilt exhibit
Bus groups welcome!

For more info see
www.ConnectionsQuiltFestival.com
             Silver City Quilt Guild
             Presents our 6th Biennial Quilt Show
             Saturday and Sunday, September 16 and 17, 2017
             10am to 4pm
             Admission: $9; Multi-day: $13

Friedman Middle School
Oakland Educational Complex
500 Norton Ave
Taunton, MA  02780

SHOW HIGHLIGHTS
•        For a nominal fee, members have the option to have their quilts judged by Pat
Harrison, NACQJ Certified Judge
•        Viewers’ Choice voting on Saturday
•        
Guild "GRAYOLA" Challenge Quilts on display
•        Quilts of Valor on display
•        Merchants Mall
•        Guild Boutique Table
•        Raffle – Quilting and non
-Quilting Baskets
•        Handicapped Accessible
•        Ample Parking

For more information visit
www.SilverCityQuiltGuild.org
"Garden of Stars" raffle quilt- designed,
pieced and quilted by guild members
Squanicook Colonial Quilt Guild show, "Autumn Festival of Quilts"
Saturday and Sunday, September 16 & 17, 2017  10-4 each day
Hawthorne Brook Middle School, 64 Brookline St. (Rt 13), Townsend, MA 01469


Raffle Quilt, "Midnight Fiesta" made by members of
the guild.  The winner will be drawn on Sept. 17th.






For more information, see
SquanicookQuiltGuild.com
Merrimack Valley Quilters 2017 Quilt Show, "Water Reflections"
Friday, Sept. 29 & Saturday, Sept. 30, 9 am - 4 pm
Hope Church, 11 Hale Street, Newburyport, MA

Over 150 quilts on Display, Professionally Judged
Unique Vendors, Fabulous Food, Handmade Boutique, Penny Raffle, Silent Auction, Quilt
Raffle, Special Exhibits, Quilting Demonstrations

Handicapped Accessible, Ample Parking

For more information:
www.mvquilters.wordpress.com
Rising Star Quilters 30th Annual Show & Sale
Friday Oct. 13, 2017 10 AM-7 PM & Saturday Oct. 14, 2017 10 AM-5 PM
St. Brigid Church, 1995 Massachusetts Ave., Lexington, MA

Raffle Quilts, Raffle baskets, Vendors, Guild Boutique, Demonstrations, Cafe, Yard Sale
Admission $6.00, 12 and under admitted free

Ample free parking in church parking lot

For more information see
www.RisingStarQuilters.org
Rising Star 2017 raffle quilt:
"Oh My Stars and Garters!"
Mancuso's 15th Annual World Quilt New England
August 17-19, 2017
Radisson Center of New Hampshire, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH

For more information about the show, preregistration, admission, programs, etc.,
go to
www.QuiltFest.com
"Flint Water" by Sylvia Hernandez
Exhibition Catalog available for
purchase at the museum
"Nevertheless, She Persisted" by Do
Palma
"Liberty Marches" by Susan Bianchi
The Proper Bostonian Quilters' 2017 Quilt Show
Fri. Oct. 20, 6:00-8:00 PM, Sat. Oct. 21, 10:00-6:00, and Sun. Oct. 22, 10:00-4:00
Monsignor Donahue Hall, Saint Theresa School, 40 Saint Theresa Avenue, West
Roxbury, MA 02132

Admission $7, Students/Seniors $5

Raffle Quilt, Vendors, Boutique

For more information:
www.ProperBostonianQuilters.org