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Sunday, March 10: 2:30–4 pm. Janet Elia will discuss how to “Finish with a Spiffy Binding.” The quilt top is done, sandwiched, and quilted. Now what? Bind it! But not with any binding, bind it with a spiffy binding! We will review regular binding, knife edge, flange, piped, and beaded bindings. Includes a slide show with close-up examples of each method, and samples to see in person. Held at South Church of Amherst, 1066 South East Street, Amherst.

Sunday, April 14: In-House Mini-Workshops: Three Talented Guild Members Sharing Tips and Techniques
Michele Sedor—English Paper Piecing
Debbie Leonard Lovejoy—Quilt-as-you-go
Holly Ault—Designing scalloped borders for quilts

Each demonstrator will present a 20-minute talk that will be repeated three times. Members rotate to each, allowing those attending to see and hear all three easily. Held at 2:30 pm, South Church, Amherst.

Sunday, May 5: Inspiration from Ms. V: No matter your level of experience or quilting style,Valerie Poitier will inspire us to be fulfilled by making beautiful quilts. Ms. V uses a mix of traditional and contemporary methods that anyone can achieve. Ms. V’s art quilts have been internationally acclaimed, and often reflect social-justice themes. Held at 2:30 pm, South Church, Amherst. 

Sunday, June 9:  End of the year gathering. Business meeting, refreshments, in-house raffle quilt drawing, show and tell. Held at 2:30 pm at South Church of Amherst, 1066 South East Street, Amherst.

Summer Break: no meetings in July or August

Sunday, September 8: Fall social with business meeting, refreshments, and show and tell. Held at 2:30 pm, South Church, Amherst.

Sunday, October 13: Lydia Middaugh. She is an award-winning quilter, which includes Best of Show winner at Quilts Unlimited, Old Forge, NY. Lydia had two quilts accepted at the International Quilt Festival in Houston in October. Lydia will share approximately 12 bed-sized wool applique quilts, the things that went right and those that were not so great. Every quilt project has something to teach us. Lydia will share some her proudest achievements and challenges. Lydia’s presentation will be sure to inspire you or encourage you to try new techniques. Held at 2:30 pm, South Church, Amherst.

Saturday, November 9: Michelle Banton, Dresden Neighborhood Workshop, a fun class based on Persimmon Dreams’ Dresden Neighborhood pattern. Make it your own. Scrap friendly. You’ll finish the top in class. Location TBD.

Sunday, November 10: Michelle Banton lecture and trunk show. Held at 2:30 pm, South Church, Amherst.

Sunday, December 8: Holiday Social with business meeting, refreshments, gift swap, and show and tell. Held at 2:30 pm, South Church, Amherst.


Other News

Community Projects: Our guild has completed 132 quilts this year that are heading to local agencies and programs.  Thank you to all who contributed!

Membership Dues:  Dues for the 2023–2024 guild year, running July 1 thru June 30, are $30. Mail your check to:  HAVQG, PO Box 2066, Amherst, MA 01004-2066
 
Thanks to everyone who attended and supported our Hands All Around  18 Quilt Show.  We look forward to seeing you again in 2025!  

See the latest on our Facebook page. Please send quilt and guild related items that you would like posted to our (new) “HAVQG Quilt” facebook page to: HAVQGfb@gmail.com.