|Hammersmith Quilters Guild
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|Member Demos, May 1, 2019
At the May guild meeting, we enjoyed member demos by John Balliro (Paper
Piecing), Margie Berkowitch (Tips for Quilters) and Nita Penfold (Fabric
|President's Appreciation Quilt, May 2019
In May, we presented President Martha Mazeika with a quilt to express our appreciation for all her hard work during her first term in
office. The blocks were made and signed by guild members in the style of Tula Pink's City Sampler, which was the inspiration for
our 2018 raffle quilt. The quilt was then completed by Gail Dwyer. Great job, everyone!
|Mancuso World Quilt New England, 2019
Member Lesley Pew has had a quilt accepted into the Mancuso show in Springfield in August 2019. Congratulations!
|Vermont Quilt Festival, June 2019
Member Janet Dalis won several awards with her quilt at the Vermont Quilt Festival, including a regular blue ribbon, a rosette
for Best Use of Theme, which was "Color My World", and a rosette for Viewer's Choice. This quilt was also accepted into the
August 2019 Mancuso show. Congratuations, Janet!
|Show 'n' Tell, September 2019
Our formal guild year started with a Super Show 'n' Tell of "First, Worst, and Best Quilts", as well as our most recent
projects. If you think that some of these quilts are not quite up to our usual Hammersmith standards, you'd be right! Some
of these were our First quilts, made decades ago! (You can probably tell which ones those are by the fabrics alone!)
|Congratulations to all the Hammersmith members who entered items and won ribbons in the Topsfield Fair this year!
Janet Dalis won a First Place ribbon as
well as the rosette for Committee's
Martha Mazeika was a Second Place
ribbon for her wool applique, which
was also her first entry ever at the
Molly Conlin get a First Place for her Turkey Tracks quilt, as well as Third Place
ribbons for her two other pieces.
A Second Place for Carol MacRae
Third Place ribbons for Margie Berkowitch (left) and Jane Amato (right)
Carmen Arnone got Third
Place ribbons on each of her
fidget mats (upper left) and an
Honorable Mention on her
Getaway 2019 Mystery quilt
Lesley Pew also received an
Honorable Mention for her fish quilt.
|Member's Trunk Show, November 2019
At our November meeting, member Bev McGrath entertained us with a trunk show of just some of the MANY quilts she has
made throughout her quilting journey. Below is just a sample of the quilts she shared with us.
|Show 'n' Tell, February 2020
|HQG at the Topsfield Fair, October 2019
|Member's Trunk Show, February 2020
At our February meeting, member Sally Clapp entertained us with slides from her trip; her presentation was called
"Quilting Inspirations from India". She also brought a number of textiles to show us that she had acquired on her trip.