Hammersmith Quilters Guild
UPCOMING SHOWS, SHOP HOPS
& ITEMS OF INTEREST
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Quilt Block Clip Art
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At the New England Quilt Museum: "THE QUILT TAKES A PRIZE: Award Winners
from the National Quilt Museum",  May 2- July 30, 2017

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

Don’t miss this extraordinary exhibition organized by the New England Quilt Museum’s
Binney Family Curator, Pamela Weeks, to showcase the past 30 years of prize winning
quilts from the National Quilt Museum. These 41 quilts by master quilt artists were chosen
for their artistic merit and to provide a broad view of changes in the popularity of various
techniques, styles, and colors during the past three decades.
Also at the Museum "Twisted: Vintage Quilts with a Modern Twist"
May 3 - July 9, 2017

Twisted gives contemporary quiltmakers fresh ideas for injecting their works with energy
using repurposed antique textiles, abandoned blocks, and vintage fragments. For each
quilt's starting inspiration, a fragment of unfinished vintage quilting was incorporated into
a modern quilt aesthetic. The newly-designed "past-combined-with-present" quilt tops
were then finished by some of today's best longarm quilters. The new, innovative quilts
serve as a bridge between the vintage past and the modern present.
"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!
41st Annual Vermont Quilt Festival, June 23-25, 2017
Champlain Valley Expo, Essex Junction, Vermont

Inspiring exhibits, great shopping at 85 vendors, more than 70 classes and lectures with
top names in the quilt world, appraisals, free gallery talks and more.

Air conditioned site, free parking.  Many fine hotels, restaurants, shops, beautiful Lake
Champlain, and nearby Shelburne Museum are all in the Burlington area.

For more info go to
www.vqf.org
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
•        GRAYOLA Guild 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
Material Girls Quilt Guild "20 Bountiful Years" Quilt Show
June 23-24, 2017  Friday 9 - 6, Saturday 9 - 3
St. Leo's School Auditorium, 120 Main Street, Leominster, MA 01453

Handicapped Accessible
Admission: $8, Men and Children 12 and under FREE with accompanied paid admission

Display of 150+ Quilts, Vendors, Yard Sale, Gift Basket Bonanza, Scissor Sharpening,
Light Refreshments, and More!

For more information:
www.materialgirlsquiltguild.org
Maine Quilts 40th Anniversary Show, July 27-29, 2017
Augusta Civic Center, 76 Community Drive, Augusta, Maine

New Days!  Thursday-Saturday, 9 AM - 5 PM
Champagne Preview Night Wednesday, July 26, 7-9 PM
Dinner and Lecture with Philippa Naylor, Friday, July 28

Admission: $10 daily, $15 for multi-day pass, Children 12 & under Free with paid
adult, Groups (14 or more) $8 with advance registration

Workshops and Lectures with Pat Delaney, Harriet Hargrave, Philippa Naylor, Pat Pauly,
Froncie Quinn, Ann Unrein, Jamie Wallen

Over 500 quilts, antique to contemporary

Special Exhibits for the Ruby Celebration
Merchants Mall, Demonstrations, Lectures, Quilt Raffle and Quilters' Walk

For more information:
www.mainequilts.org
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
"Chasing Bubbles" by Hiroko
and Masanolu Miyama
"Ricky and Lucy" by Karen Sistek and
Nancy Sterett Martin
"Escapade" by Libby Lehman
"Goato and Friends" by Barbara Barber
"Homespun" by Mary Kerr
"Ojo de Dios" by Candace West
"Stirring the Coffee" by Mary Kerr,
quilted by Kelly Cline
"Dahlias in the Snow" by JoAnne Blade
and Kim Diamond
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!"
Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod 36th Annual Quilt Show, August 3, 4 & 5, 2017
Thursday and Friday 9:30-4:00, Saturday 9:30-3:00
Cape Cod Regional Technical High School, 351 Pleasant Lake Ave, Harwich, MA
Admission $8 daily or $12 for multi-day admission

Exhibit of over 300 quilts; quilts by featured quilters; display of antique quilts; raffle quilts;
merchant mall with over 25 vendors; professional quilt appraisals; kids' scavenger hunt
and Kids Can Sew; boutique with unique handmade items; daily lectures and demos;
lunch cafe; additional raffles and prizes; quilts for sale.

For more information go to:  
www.BayberryQuiltersofCapeCod.com