Quilt Happenings


2016 Comfort Quilt Workshop

Comfort Quilt Workshop

What is it?
Comfort quilt is where quilters, sewers, husbands, children and grandchildren come together to make things like quilts and teddy bears. When they are completed, they are dispersed to different organizations.

Our latest comfort quilt BIG get-together was Saturday, December 2 at Brookhaven Lexington, 1010 Waltham Street, Lexington.

Comfort quilts get-togethers are available twice a month at Amy Fitzpatrick's house from 11:00 - 2:00 in Burlington, MA
Those who are interested in attending at Amy's house should email Jane Norberg (comfortquilts) or Amy Fitzpatrick (comfortquilts2) to let them know that you will be attending.
There is no need to RSVP for other comfort quilt workshops.
There are other places during the year that comfort quilts are held. We will let you know when the time and place is confirmed.

What happens at a Comfort Quilt Workshop?

For those of you who have never been to a comfort quilt workshop, here's a run-down.
We have all kinds of things to do. There are a lot of hand sewing and projects that do not need a sewing machine. There are lots of teddy bears that need to be stuffed, finish off the binding by hand, quilts to pin baste, and quilts to tie.
For those who wish to bring a sewing machine, we have quilts that need borders, there are quilt kits that you can assemble, we have quilts to bind, and much much more. If you want to iron, you can do that too.
Quilts are available at all stages and we encourage people to work on whatever they want. Often the quilts go from table to table in the process.
Doesn't this sound like fun? So, bring your favorite thimble and sewing scissors and let's have fun.
Come one, come all. It's a place to socialize and do something great at the same time.



Quilters' Connection Ruby Reds



Our Quilters Connection Ruby Red Quilt Blocks are on display and for purchase for $40.00 each until December 23 at The Brush Gallery & Studios 256 Market Street Lowell, MA. Hours: Tues.-Sat. 11am-4pm, Sun.12-4pm. Plan a visit during their Annual Sugar & Spice Weekend November 18 & 19, 11am-5pm to jump start your handmade holiday gifting and sample some sweet treats!



"The Great Quilters' Connection Yard Sale" a Huge Success!

Saturday, October 21. A beautiful, warm day. Lots of interesting and interested quilters. Tons of smiles and fun. Several thousand brand new books, magazines, DVDs, and sewing supplies for sale at amazing low prices. What more could anyone ask for? Well. Actually, we did ask for more and we got it! The Yard Sale raised over $2,000 for QC! QC thanks everyone who helped. First and foremost, to Interweave Press for donating much of the contents of their warehouse and to Julie Weinstein for snagging them for QC. Starbucks and Panera for coffee and pastry donations. NEQM for advertising the the sale in their newsletter. Members and husbands who worked: G Wong and J. Forsythe, Ann Bonsett, Kathleen Walsh, Kathy and David Warren, Jeri Riggs and Peter Gottlieb, Norma Biggins, Ellen Ackerman, Pat Morris-Beeler, RoseMary Koch, Rose Antonuccio, Jayne Todd, Renate Parisek, Mary Crotty, Tricia Deck, Deb Rocha, Karen Swiech, and special thanks to Julie Balzer for bringing her mom and spending the day demonstrating techniques. And most of all thank you everyone from me, Karen Hohler, for letting me order you around all day so we got everything done and had a fabulous, successful day

MassQuilts Documentation Days

Since its establishment in 1994, The Massachusetts Quilt Documentation Project has documented over 7,000 pre-1950 quilts originating or currently owned in this state in both public and private collections. MassQuilts encourages the study and preservation of quilts and demonstrates that these textiles convey important insights about the lives of Massachusetts women from the colonial period to the present. Our volunteer effort produced an exhibition at the New England Quilt Museum in summer 2009 and continues to do public programs to provide information about the rich history of quilts in Massachusetts.

In January 2009 MassQuilts published a 320-page hardbound book, titled "Massachusetts Quilts, Our Common Wealth" with the University Press of New England.  The book features 112 of the most beautiful and historically significant quilts, with Images including overall views, detail shots, and photographs of the makers, for a total of 215 color photographs.  The book is available from the New England Quilt Museum gift shop. To see some of the photos, read samples of the stories to be included in the book go to www.massquilts.org.

MassQuilts holds documentation days at the New England Quilt Museum,
18 Shattuck St. in Downtown Lowell on the second Thursday of each month by reservation only. $10 members/$15 non-members. Call 978-452-4207 X
15 to make an appointment.