Welcome to Quilters Connection!

Quilters Connection (QC) is a non-profit organization and is comprised of a diverse membership, primarily based in Massachusetts and surrounding New England towns. We have members from as far away as California and Japan. Our art is continually evolving. Work ranges from intricate traditional piecing and lovely applique methods to colorful quilts with a modern and artistic twist. The 2016-2017 season commemorates our 40th year as an organization. Annually, we have eight membership meetings and bring in a variety of well-known speakers to present to our members and guests. Guests may attend our meetings for a nominal $10 fee.

This dynamic group of quilters and quilt enthusiasts has a stated purpose to encourage, to preserve, and to develop the art of quilting. We perform community service by making and donating comfort quilts to those in need.

If you’re looking for a place to socialize and meet fellow quilters, we invite you to become a member and get involved. Our guild has a diverse range of quilting interests and we believe there is something for everyone. We are not a judged or juried group and welcome quilters; young and old, experienced or novices. Quilters Connection has a variety of sub groups; Neighborhood Bees, Comfort Quilt Bee, Adopt a Fabric, Winter Free Workshop, Get-Away Weekends and Fund Raising opportunities. There are always ways to volunteer and get involved at QC! As a result of moving to Bentley we have increased capacity. We are currently accepting new members with no wait list.

 

MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS AND SPEAKERS:

$10.00 guest fee for non-QC members

Contact: Norma Biggins

Monday September 12, 2016 - Location: Gann Academy 333 Forest St. Waltham, MA
5:30 Doors Open
6:15 - 7:00 QC Member's Reception
7:00 - 9:00 Meeting Welcome, Introductions, and brief announcements.
Guests Free Tonight! Rafle Basket!
Programs Overview 2016-2017
Rockin' Your Ruby Reds!
40th Anniversary Quilt Show Scoop!
Finale: QC Member's Show and Tell - If interested, please bring one completed item that members haven't seen for a parade of work

 

Monday October 10, 2016 - Location: Gann Academy 333 Forest St. Waltham, MA - Guest Speaker: Amy Ropple

 

Monday November 14, 2016 - Location: Gann Academy 333 Forest St. Waltham, MA - Guest Speaker: Kelly A Knight

 

Monday January 9, 2017- Location: Bentley University Executive Dining Room 175 Forest St. Waltham, MA - Guest Speaker: Timna Tarr

 

Monday February 13, 2017- Location: Bentley University Executive Dining Room 175 Forest St. Waltham, MA - Guest Speaker: Mary Leahy (Robert Kauffman fabrics)

 

Monday March 13, 2017- Location: Bentley University Executive Dining Room 175 Forest St. Waltham, MA - Guest Speaker: Thomas Knauer
 
Monday April 3, 2017- Location: Bentley University Executive Dining Room 175 Forest St. Waltham, MA - Guest Speaker: Frances Holliday Alford
 
Monday May 8, 2017- Location: Bentley University Executive Dining Room 175 Forest St. Waltham, MA - Annual Business Meeting (speaker TBA)

 

Friday June 9 - Sunday June 11, 2017 - Quilters' Connection Special 40th Anniversary Quilt Show - Watch for details as event draws nearer

Friday June 9th - Special Opening Event

Saturday June 10th - Sunday June 11th - Show Runs

 
PROGRAM WORKSHOPS: Will be posted soon

Contact:: Susan Monjan

October 8, 2016- Amy Ropple - Beading

January 7-8, 2017- Timna Tarr - Improvisational Piecing

February 11-12, 2017- Norma Biggins - Cathedral Gems (a New Take on the Cathedral Windows)

March 11-12, 2017- Thomas Knauer - Secret Code Quilt (designed for QC "Ruby")

April 12, 2017 - Frances Holliday Alford - Special Design for QC (to be announced)

WINTER FREE WORKSHOP:

Contact:: Julie Weinstein at winterfree@quiltersconnection.org

Saturday March 25, 2017

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

at St. Brigid's Church 2001 Massachusetts Ave. Lexington

 

MISCELLANEOUS QC EVENTS:

Comfort Quilt Workshop

Teddy Bear Pattern

Contact::Jane Norberg

October 11, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at St Margarets's Church hall, 111 Winn St in Burlington
December 3, 2016 - 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM at Brookhaven at Lexington, 1010 Waltham St, Lexington

 

 

 

Next

Membership Meeting

Next Meeting: November 14, 2016

Doors Open at 6:30
Meeting Starts at 7:00

Rafle Basket!

 

Note: DUE TO CONSTRUCTION AT BENTLEY QC HAS A TEMPORARY MEETING LOCATION SEPTEMBER, OCTOBER AND NOBEMBER 2016 Quilters' Connection will meet next door to Bentley at:
The Gann Academy 333 Forest St, Waltham, MA

 

Latest Newsletter

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NEWS

Webmaster:
Pam Arsenault

Due to construction, QC will not be meeting at Bentley University until January 2017. Temporarily, we will be meeting next door at the Gann Academy, 333 Forest St, Waltham, MA

 

Getting to the Gann Academy
Commuter Rail or Bus Service
 

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QC

QC Raffle Basket Donations

Contact: Ellen Ackerman ackerman.ellen528@gmail.com
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Upcoming Comfort Quilt Events

Contacts: Jane Norberg jhnorgerg@gmail.com
and Amy Fitzpatrick amydean72@gmail.com

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