|Hammersmith Quilters Guild
|UPCOMING SHOWS, SHOP HOPS
& ITEMS OF INTEREST
At the New England Quilt Museum: "Gilding the Lily: Embroidery in Quilts, Past
and Present"- through December 30, 2017
Curators' Reception and Gallery Talk for this exhibit, Saturday, September 23,
2017 at 11:00
"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 traditional 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
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!"
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
"Radiance" by Susan Stewart,
Burlington Quilters' Guild 2017 Quilt Show
Saturday October 28 10:00-5:00 and Sunday October 29 10:00-4:00
Middlesex Community College, Campus Center, 591 Springs Rd, Bedford, MA
Admission $7.00, Handicapped Accessible, Ample Free Parking
Show, Boutique, Vendors, Raffle Quilt, Raffle Baskets, Refreshments
Hand embroidery, machine embroidery, thread painting, ribbon embroidery and embellishing
have been used by quilt makers, past and present, to enhance the visual impact of their work.
In Gilding the Lily, the New England Quilt Museum’s Curator has assemble a remarkably
diverse selection of embroidered quilts and textile arts from American museums, historical
societies, private collectors, and quilt artists that span more than 200 years.
Among the oldest examples is a petticoat embroidered in 1750 with crewelwork flowers that
was made into a quilt two generations later. The Crazy Quilt fad of the late 1800’s is well
represented, as is the Crazy Quilt revival of the 1980s.
An outstanding selection of contemporary works represent some of the country’s most
renowned quilt artists working with thread painting and machine embroidery. For those who
have not been introduced to the innovative, provocative and uniquely beautiful work of
Alaskan textile artist, Amy Meissner, this exhibition is a must-see.
"Dad" by Ree Fagan, Bow, NH
Thimbles and Friends Quilt Guild presents "Quilts Color Our World" Quilt Show
Saturday October 14 and Sunday, October 15, 2017 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Abington Senior Center, 441 Summer St., Abington, MA
Display of members' quilts; challenge quilts: "Use All the Crayons in the Box"
Great vendors, basket raffles, silent auction, boutique, quilt raffle
Free parking, handicapped accessible
Admission $7 (a portion supports the Abington Food Pantry)
For more information see www.thimblesandfriends.org
2017 raffle quilt, "Ocean's Eleven"