Here is a list of the 2019-20 monthly meetings, workshops, and other activities. All dates and times are subject to change.
Regular meetings are held at Harvey Wheeler Community Center, at the corner of Main Street (Rt. 62) and Church Street in West Concord. Meetings begin at 7:15pm and will be cancelled whenever Concord Public Schools are closed due to bad weather.
September 18, 2019: Beth Helfter Trunk Show: Give it a Scrap Slap
Beth Helfter from Eva Paige
Designs will be presenting a Trunk Show “Give it a Scrap Slap“. https://evapaigequilts
September 19, 2019 Thursday Workshop 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Location TBD
Join Beth Helfter from Eva Paige Designs for her “Now You Give It a Scrap Slap” workshop. Make your own Scrap Slap blocks, share fabrics, and learn some color theory. https://evapaigequilts.com/
October 4, 5 2019 – Quilt Show!
Friday, October 4th: 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday, October 5th: 10 AM – 4 PM
St. Matthews United Methodist Church
435 Central Street, Acton, Ma 01720
Click here for more quilt show info
October, 16, 2019 : Patty Sawyer
Patty Sawyer received a box of quilts and unravels the mystery of who, when and why they were made in her talk called Right Place, Right Time. What stories will your quilts tell? https://www.sew-clusion.com/workshops-and-lectures
November 20, 2019: Adele Scott
Adele Scott will bring the latest quilting gadgets, rulers, and more. All will be available for purchase. She will share her favorite tips, techniques, and how to simplify your quilting. https://www.adelescott.com/
December 11, 2019: Holiday Party
Come enjoy time with other quilters and games with quilting related prizes. We will also collect donations for Rosie’s Place and Open Table.
January 15, 2020: Marian Bressel
Marian Bressel will show us the regional variety of African fabrics. Learn about the different ways fabric is made and designed.
January 17-20: Getaway Weekend!
Please contact Marian Bressel for details.
February 12, 2020: sharing Comfort Quilt tops
Come share your quilt top before the Quiltathon. Does it need a border or are you done? Last year’s Heart Quilt will be shown. Can you find the block you contributed? Valentines treats, too.
February 22, 2020: Saturday Quiltathon
Quiltathon–Come help “sandwich” quilt tops, batting and backing. By the end of the day, we will have replenished our supply of “comfort” quilts to give to those in need.
March 18, 2020: Nickel Squares extravaganza!
Come learn fun things to do with nickel squares. Members will teach us tips and techniques at this workshop with several styles demonstrated.
April 15, 2020: Betsy Habich
Betsy Habich, an award winning art quilter, will open our eyes to seeing fabric as parts of cats, flowers, or landscapes. She uses thread painting to add to the painterly effects of her art. https://betsyhabich.wordpress.com/teaching/
April 18, 2020: Saturday workshop – Betsy Habich
This workshop is a skill building workshop. You will learn how to do thread painting that you can apply to your quilting. The vehicle to learn this skill is a small thread painted leaf which will teach you how to shade and work with thread in this new way.
May 20, 2020: Jen Sorenson
Jen Sorenson will share her journey to Modern Quilting from the first quilt she made to creating her own designs. Jen’s stunning quilts have been featured on many quilt magazine covers.
May 23, 2020: Saturday workshop – Kaleidoscope Quilts
Kaleidoscope Quilts Workshop–Jen will share her tips and techniques so that we can create our own unique paper pieced Kaleidoscope Quilt using a variety of blocks or a single block. http://www.quiltingjewel.com/
June 10, 2020: Marla Richmond
Marla Richmond will take us on sewing studio tours. Fruit and Ice cream will be served.
A Mystery Quilt group will be offered with weekly sewing clues so that by the end of the summer you have learned how to make a new quilt. Keep sewing all summer!
Throughout the year, almost monthly, free Saturday Open Sew sessions will take place in Harvard, MA. Pack up your stuff and sew without distractions!