2013 General Meetings:
Meetings are held at Southold Recreation Center, 970 Peconic Lane, Peconic, NY, unless otherwise stated below, at 7:30 PM. Doors open at 6:30 PM.
Wednesday, June 5, At SCCC Library Lecture Hall: Last minute quilt show details, member raffle drawings, Member challenge voting…
Wednesday, July 10, Member Trunk Show – Bev Delaney… and our annual Ice Cream Social
Sue will present her lecture “Quiltmaking 1941 to 1945 – The War Years”: Between 1941 – 1945, women were busy working in the defense industries, planting Victory Gardens, and keeping the home fires burning. Newspaper articles from the War years report women quiltmaking in record numbers. These quilts made while their sons, husbands, brothers, and loved ones were on the battlefront, have been packed away in attics and trunks for 60 years. As the members of “The Greatest Generation” continue to leave us, their children, the Baby Boomers are bringing these quilts into the market place. This quilt collection comprises over 30 WWII quilts and tops with strong provenance, and the ephemera to anchor them historically in time. The ephemera includes photographs, V mail, ration books, parachute samples, magazines and newspaper quilting patterns. “Quiltmaking 1941 to 1945 – The War Years” is available as a quilt exhibit, a quilt lecture and trunk show or an educational package.
BIO: Sue Reich began her interest in the study of quilt history with the Connecticut Quilt Search Project in 1991. A quiltmaker since childhood, she lectures widely on many aspects of quilt history, and is a certifed AQS quilt appraiser. She co-authored Quilts and Quiltmakers Covering Connecticut, and authored Quilting News of Yesteryear: One Thousand Pieces and Counting and Quilting News of Yesteryear: Crazy as a Bed-Quilt. She has been guest curator at the New England Quilt Museum, the Museum of the American Quilter, the Litchfield Historical Society, the Mattatuck Museum, and the Gunn Museum. She has lectured at the Quilter’s Hall of Fame, The Museum of Science and Energy, Oak Ridge, TN, the Women’s Creativity Conference Quinnipiac University, the Webb, Deane, Stevens Museum, the Wethersfield Museum, the New England Quilt Museum, the American Quilt Study Group, the Bruce Museum, etc. and quilt guilds across the U.S.
Friday, September 6, TBA
Jackies’ trunk show of her paper pieced quilts based on Judy and Bradley Neimeyer’s patterns. These patterns seem complicated, but they are all very do-able. Jackie, a nationally certified teacher fo this technique will give us new insight into this very popular method of quilting.
Bio: I am the owner of Canton Village Quilt Works. I have been a quilter for 18 years, in business for 12, designing for about 2.5 years for magazines, and have taught classes over the last 18 years as well. I have also served as a program chair in one of the guilds I belong to for 2 years and president of another guild for 2 years. I have been instrumental in forming the Modern Connecticut Quilt guild and moderated an event in NYC for the Alliance of American Quilts this past August. I also have been producing a quilting podcast for 3 years now called Jackie’s Quilting Chronicles which can be found in iTunes. I am also an award winning quilter for my own quilts and quilts that our my customers. I am also an avid quilting blogger since 2007.
I have been a long arm quilter for 12 years. In Quilt Magazine, I was interviewed regarding just this subject and many photos of my quilts are there. In the May/June 2012 issue of Quilt Magazine my quilt, Island Breeze, is on the cover. I have been designing quilts for Quilt Magazine for 2.5 years and now also for Windham Fabrics. I own my own online quilt shop which can be found at www.cvquiltworks.com/shop. This years, 2012, I have spearheaded a NEW week long quilt show at the New England Air Museum (NEAM) in September.
Since I have been teaching since 1995, it was a natural transition for me to want to combine my love of paper piecing and Judy Niemeyer designs to become a Certified Teacher. I have already been lecturing and doing trunk shows for guilds for 2 years and enjoying the entire process.
Wednesday, November 6, Hands-On Project, a continuation of our series “What can you do with…” & Election of Officers.
Friday, December 6, Holiday Social & Installation of Officers