Hammersmith Quilters Guild
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Hammersmith Entries at the Topsfield Fair
Our guild was well represented at the Topsfield Fair in 2017.  Below are photos taken by Dottie Macomber of all the quilty entries
she could find!  She apologizes if she missed anyone's quilt or other quilty item.
Janet Dalis' quilt took a 1st place
ribbon and Rosettes for Best of Show
and Committee's Choice!
Heidi August- 1st place ribbon
Jerry Becker- 2nd place ribbon
Millie Becker- 2nd place ribbon
Margie Berkowitch- 1st place ribbon
Liz Coviello- 2nd place ribbon
Carol MacRae got 1st place ribbons
for her quilted jacket and her hearts
Ellen Moore also had two entries-
her quilts both got 2nd place
Dottie missed these two quilts at the
fair- sorry!  Thanks to Molly Conlin for
sending these photos.  Molly made the
quilt of the Nahant lifesaving station
(2nd place ribbon) with guild member
Maureen Ward and others; this was
quilted by Molly.  Molly also made the
astronaut quilt (1st place ribbon) from
a panel and used the trapunto
Holiday "Elves" Stuff the Pillowcases
On Saturday, November 25, 2017, eleven "elves" met at Blessed Sacrament Church to stuff the holiday pillowcases made by
guild members.  These stuffed pillowcases will be delivered to two agencies, The Home for Little Wanderers, and the
Department of Children and Families.  

The elves were able to stuff 89 pillowcases with gifts, some of which were donated by the guild and some of which were
purchased by the guild.  We also have a head start on next year, as we had 21 pillowcases left.

The Executive Board moved and approved a motion to send a donation to Blessed Sacrament for generously allowing us to
use their basement room for our stuffing activity for the past several years.
Tables of gifts awaiting the elves!
Barbara, Lucille, Maureen and Kathy
stuff pillowcases.
Gretchen stuffs while
Lucille...prays for guidance?
Holly is ready to tie bows on the pillowcases,
Margie delivers an empty box to the Bow
Ladies (Holly, Joyce and Louise), and the
completed cases pile up behind Louise and
Gretchen labels the boxes for sorting
the completed cases by gender and
The Elves: Louise, Barbara, Joyce,
Lucille, Holly, Dottie, Gretchen, Margie,
Maureen & Kathy- AND Anne behind
the camera!
Just a few of the completed pillowcases
And just like Santa's sleigh, these cars are packed and ready to deliver the completed pillowcases
to deserving children in our area!  Way to go, Hammersmith members!
Show 'n' Tell at the December 6, 2017 Meeting
Louise Nazzaro, Sally Nimblett and Dana Giunta show off their floral creations made in the November workshop with Nancy Turbitt.
Linda Anthony shows off her
"Poke-a-Dottie" series made with polka
dot fabrics she and Dottie Macomber
won in a recent polka dot FQ raffle, as
well as a red and white quilt made with
polka dot fabrics.
Martha Mazeika's Nursery Rhyme quilt
Lesley Pew's "just finish it up"
Margie Berkowitch's fish in-progress
Jane Amato and her yo-yo wreath
A great example of free-motion
machine quilting!  (I wish I could yours,
let me- Dottie- know and I'll add it in.)
Mary Ann Andree and her Christmas
John Balliro's quilts for his grandchildren, a "Frozen" quilt for a granddaughter and
twin quilts for new twin grandsons
Modern quilt top by Irene Dwyer
Irene Dwyer's Christmas Tree
wallhanging made from
Block-of-the-Month winnings
from several years ago, and a
Crazy Quilt wallhanging.
Maureen Maher with
her tree wallhanging
and a runner made
from a border print
Margarita's Blyumkina's reversible Christmas-to-Valentine's Day quilt
Another of Margarita's creations
Donation quilt by
Ann Ambrose
Sailboat quilt by ??
Snowman by Holly Petersen
Holly's been very busy, with Tula Pink
raccoons, modern hexagons, paper
piecing and sewing ladies.

Is the Victoria Findlay-Wolfe one yours
as well, Holly?  I should take notes at
Show 'n' Tells!
January 2018 Annual Auction
President and Auctioneer Martha
checks out the next bag to be put up
for bids.
Martha was ably assisted by Linda,
who not only held up each bag as it
was auctioned off, but also delivered
each bag to its winner!
Looks like a bidding war between Jane and
And Maureen and Jane got into some bidding wars of their own!
No wonder Louise is happy; she was the winner of
the venerable Junque!  And I hear that her
husband is going to let her display it in a place of
honor (NOT!).