January 2016 Guild Meeting

Sue Pettengill, owner of The Joyful Quilter, gave a very inspiring lecture on Slow Stitching. Everyone has their own personal story as to why they quilt. The bottom line is: Quilting has the power to heal us – quilting together makes us stronger, helps us through grief & illness, brings us joy, connects us, gives us hope & courage, makes us better problem solvers, makes us better people (generous), and inspires us to be more creative with everything in our lives.

The Slow Stitching movement, launched by Mark Lipinski, is a cure for today’s need for speed & greed. It is defined as “Approaching your craft being fully present & deliberately intentional in order to be in a relationship with your creative self.” Sue ended her presentation by challenging us to work on our craft by spending 20 minutes a day being totally mindful at every step of the process.

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January 13, 2016   Posted in: Guild Meeting Recaps, Monthly Meetings, Speakers  Comments Closed

December 2015 Guild Meeting

The December guild meeting was our annual Holiday Celebration, with members bringing in their favorite ‘sweet and savory’ treats to share. In addition to making comfort quilts for donation to Northern Rivers Family Services and the VA Hospital throughout the year, members brought in special donations of hats and gloves for the children at Northern Rivers and personal care items for the women at the Schenectady City Mission.

Holiday Celebration; Tell:

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December 27, 2015   Posted in: Comfort Quilts, Guild Meeting Recaps, Monthly Meetings, Northern Rivers Family Services, Service Projects, Show & Tell, Uncategorized, Veterans' Quilts  Comments Closed

November 2015 Guild Meeting

Internationally-known quilt teacher, artist and author, Joen Wolfrom gave an interesting, informative presentation on Color Play. Joen also conducted a 2-day workshop on color theory.

We are sure she was impressed by our own guild members’ use of color during the always impressive show & tell.

Members’ Show & Tell:

November 23, 2015   Posted in: Comfort Quilts, Guild Meeting Recaps, Northern Rivers Family Services, Service Projects, Show & Tell, Speakers  Comments Closed