|Hammersmith Quilters Guild
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|Topsfield Fair Winners 2018
Congratulations to the following people who won ribbons at the Topsfield Fair! (If I missed anyone, please let me know and
send a photo if you can.)
Special Awards went to Janet Dalis,
left, for her Best of Show quilt and to
Carol MacRae, right, for her quilt that
took the Committee's Choice ribbon!
Their quilts also won regular 1st place
|Margie Berkowitch, 1st place
|Dottie Macomber, 2nd place
|Dottie Macomber, 4th place in the
Beekeeping exhibition building
|Ellen Moore, Honorable Mention
|Gretchen Berkowitch, 1st place
|Gretchen Berkowitch, 2nd place
|Carmen Arnone, 1st place
(Gee, too bad they almost covered the
bag with such a big label!)
Jane Amato, 3rd place
Jane Amato, 1st place
Jane Amato, yoyo tree, 1st place
Carmen Arnone, 2nd place
|Published in Quiltmania Sept/Oct 2018 issue!
Congratulations to Gretchen Berkowitch, whose quilt
"Eureka" was pictured in the latest issue of Quiltmania
magazine! Gretchen had no idea her quilt was going
to be featured in the article about the Vermont Quilt
Festival, but when she thumbed through the
magazine, there it was. What a nice surprise!
|Stuffing the Pillowcases, Nov. 2018
On Saturday, November 24, fifteen "elves" got together to stuff 123 pillowcases!! These will be donated to the Home for
Little Wanderers and the Department of Children and Families. Thank you to everyone who made pillowcases and quilts
to put in them; made or donated some gift items for the children; and/or donated money for the Charitable Donations
committee to purchase most of the gift items needed for the children from infants to teens. Our efforts will make a
difference in the lives of many children this holiday season.
Left: Mary, Jeanie and Ellen put
the final touches on the
pillowcases by attaching
Right: Maureen and Lucille help
move the completed pillowcases to
This year's elves, left to right: Ellen Moore, Lucille McCarthy, Maureen
Matthews, Louise Nazzaro, Sally Nimblett, Mary Whitaker, Gretchen
Berkowitch, Barbara Martinson, Kathy Connors, Dottie Macomber, Jeanie
Bartolo, Margie Berkowitch, and Joyce Rodenhiser.
Absent from the photo were Anne Smith, who was behind the camera and
content to remain so, and camera-shy Anne Boris.
At our March meeting, we were treated to a trunk show by guild members and sisters Judy Massakowski and Linda Reppucci.
Below are just a few of the inspirational quilts we saw.
|Show 'n' Tell, March 2019
|Getaway Weekend, March 21-24, 2019
Cindy & Dottie choosing door prize winners
Matty was one of the lucky winners!
Two tasty catered dinners!
The 2019 Mystery quilts are finally revealed!
|Member Demos, May 1, 2019
At the May guild meeting, we enjoyed member demos by John Balliro (Paper
Piecing), Margie Berkowitch (Tips for Quilters) and Nita Penfold (Fabric
|President's Appreciation Quilt, May 2019
In May, we presented President Martha Mazeika with a quilt to express our appreciation for all her hard work during her first term in
office. The blocks were made and signed by guild members in the style of Tula Pink's City Sampler, which was the inspiration for
our 2018 raffle quilt. The quilt was then completed by Gail Dwyer. Great job, everyone!
|Mancuso World Quilt New England, 2019
Member Lesley Pew has had a quilt accepted into the Mancuso show in Springfield in August 2019. Congratulations!
|Vermont Quilt Festival, June 2019
Member Janet Dalis won several awards with her quilt at the Vermont Quilt Festival, including a regular blue ribbon, a rosette
for Best Use of Theme, which was "Color My World", and a rosette for Viewer's Choice. This quilt was also accepted into the
August 2019 Mancuso show. Congratuations, Janet!