2019 Programs Committee: Lynn DiRusso,; Jeanne Carey,; and Cheryl Uchmanowicz,

15 August Meeting: UFO #3 postponed until September. Stay tuned for more program info.
· Please bring your mug rugs and mugs back to the August meeting. Not everyone had a chance to see the great work by all our members. We are asking all who took part to please bring them back for display at the August meeting. Thanks Joan for the great suggestion.

· Housekeeping for the August Meeting:
1) Need quilt raffle volunteers to sit at our table under a tent on Saturday, August 31st from 10:00 – 6:00 p.m. and Sunday, September 1st from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m. It is located on the Village Green on Main Street in Hyannis (367 Main Street).
 2) If you will be displaying/selling a quilt in the Open House, please bring in your forms to the August meeting. We would like to start to get an idea as to how many we have to make sure we have enough quilt racks.
3) Volunteers needed for Open House – Please make sure to sign up for two spots on the sheet at the August meeting
4) Don’t forget if you have your raffle ticket stubs to bring them back in and we always have more to sell if you would like to take more.

17 August (Saturday): Road Trip to Lowell (7:30 a.m. - ?) · Boott Cotton Mills Museum, 115 John Street. Open Daily (9 am-5 pm) The Boott Cotton Mills Museum will be able to offer us an hour long workshop in their weave room with some historical background and a chance to weave. · New England Quilt Museum, 18 Shattuck Street. Open Tuesday-Sunday (10 am-4 pm) At the NEQM we will be able to see our very own “Joan Carpenter’s quilt hanging amongst the many others. I would love to get a picture, next to Joan’s quilt, of all of us who go We will have the rest of the museum to visit and then head on home. Everyone meet and park your cars at the Barnstable County Fairgrounds. Arrive at the fairgrounds for a 7:30 departure.
Parking at the Tsongas Industrial History Center, Boott Cotton Mills Museum, Lowell, MA Boott Cotton Mills Museum - 115 John Street, Lowell, MA Phone: (978) 970-4000
9:30 a.m. :Arrive at the Visitor Center (304 Dutton Street)
9:45 a.m. Participate in the Weaving Workshop at the Tsongas Industrial History Center
10:45 a.m.  Visit the rest of Boott Cotton Mills Museum Fees: Weaving Workshop - $100 paid by the Guild Boott Museum - $6.00 per Adult and $4 per Senior (62+) paid by Member
12 Noon LUNCH – We can find a place close by when there New England Quilt Museum -18 Shattuck Street, Lowell, MA Phone: (978) 452-4207
1:30 p.m.  Arrive at the New England Quilt Museum 4:00 p.m. Depart for home
Fees: NEQMuseum- Adult Admission- $9.00 minus our 4 free tickets (~cost$4.50 ea)

19 September: Program is a man from Middleborough who makes quilts without patterns.
October-December: Programs TBA
12 October (Saturday) Open House & Boutique  – Setup on Friday, October 11th Location: Gus Canty Community Center, 1st Floor “Karate” and Glass Rooms

Open House Committee: Planning Meetings Please join us at the Open House Committee meetings to share your expertise. The next planning meetings are: September 5th (6 to 8 pm), and October 3rd (6-8 pm) in Room 2 At Gus Canty.

All hands! Set Up and Day of the Open House & Boutique  The Karate Room will be available to set up starting at 3 pm on Friday, October 11 v The Glass Room will be available on Saturday, October 12 from 8 am to 5 pm.  At our meetings there will be a sign-up sheet for the many jobs available at our Open House weekend on Saturday, October 12, 2019.

We encourage everyone to enter a quilt if they can. We have a form that will be handed out at meetings and will need to be turned in no later than the July meeting to have your quilt in the Open House. More details are on the form, which is attached to the email with this newsletter

Barnstable County Fair, 22-28 July 2019 Micki Tor, and Cathy Williamson: Congratulations to 2019 winners from our guild:
Penny Bartlett 1st place
Susan Berteaux 1st place (Special Category)
Linda Creed 2nd place
Micki Tor 1st and 3rd place
Cathy Williamson (2) 2nd place

Birthday Basket Betsy Clark,
July birthdays: Terry C., Penny B., Jenn L., Susan B.

Block of the Month Florence Stedman, (May-Oct); and Holly Santangelo, Florence handed out instructions for the BOM.

Comfort Quilts Carol Swirbliss; and Julie Palmieri, Each member is asked to contribute at least one comfort quilt per year.

Falmouth Art Center Cathy Williamson, No new news.

Fat 1/4 Fandango Jeanne Carey, and Susan Berteaux:  The July Fandango, Beach-themed fabric , was won by Lynn Kinch The theme for August is “Beach” (Whatever that means to you: hot days at the beach, lemonade in the shade, hurricanes, even dog-themed fabric….)

Library Sewing Day at the Falmouth Public Library Jeanie Weinrich

Membership Deborah Winograd, : Please welcome Sharon Ware, a friend of Pauli, our newest member who joined last month.

Mystery Quilt Lynn DiRusso: The committee is testing a pattern and the Mystery Quilt will start soon. Stay tuned!

New England Quilt Museum, Lowell, MA The Best of the Region's Quilt Guilds August 7-September 8, 2019: Summer Celebration of New England Quilts v At the April meeting, Joan Carpenter’s “winter birds” quilt was chosen, unanimously, to be our guild’s submission. v Information online, at:

Newsletter Susan Berteaux, The Newsletter is distributed by email the week before the monthly meeting.

Quilting Weekend Retreats Lori Crawley, The Guild is looking forward to three quilting weekend retreats this year. The following are the tentative dates with the Fairfield Inn in Hyannis. Cost: ~$110-120 per person (double occupancy).
December 6-8, 2019 v
February 21-23, 2020 v
May 1-3, 2020

Raffle Quilt Holly Santangelo, ; Lori Crawley, and, Betty Kayes Quilt Dimensions are 64” x 79 Here is a link to a photo of our quilt on our Web page: Raffle quilt tickets will be available to pick up at the meetings. Members are urged to buy/sell at least $20 worth of tickets and are encouraged to sell more.

We have more opportunities lined up to hang our quilt and sell tickets: · Castleberry Fair in Hyannis on Saturday and Sunday, August 31 and Sept 1 (10-5?) · Mashpee Oktoberfest on Saturday, October 5, 2019 10:00am to 4:00pm. We need volunteers to sit at these locations/Street Fairs. Please sign up for at least 2 hours of selling time this summer. Take the quilt and Holly’s fold-up 6-foot table, and tickets (or pack up and take it with you at the end of the day). We expect each guild member to sit for at least one session of ticket sales this summer. Currently only 5 guild members have signed up, and our first event is coming up fast! Don't wait to be drafted!

Sunshine Betty Kayes, Let Betty know and she will send a card to members on behalf of the guild.

UFO Challenge Deborah Winograd, Because Deborah won’t be at the meeting, your 3rd UFO is postponed until September!

Ways and Means Pauli Pendleton, ; Lori Crawley; and Jeanne Carey,

Events, Tips, Techniques, Recipes and Websites of Interest

Learning To Sew! (How are people good at this?) Brandon Farris (Youtube video)
This is so funny…watching this made me realize how challenging it is for a new quilter to learn to sew and use a sewing machine (or any new skill and equipment). "It’s going to take an act of God to put this thread through that needle hole.” ~ B. Farris, 2019

Seashore Splendor, 60 x 72 inch quilt Pamela Quilts
Block 1: Lady of the Lake (15” x15”) - Tutorial:
Block 2: One Fish, Two Fish (9”x9”) - Tutorial:
Sign up for her newsletter to get installments (PDF) in your email:
Note: You pay what you want for the patterns…or nothing at all. Interesting cost model.

Origins of the Irish Chain Quilt

Triple Treat Irish Chain Quilt –Tutorial Jen Van Orman for Moda

How to Starch Fabric Before Quilting: Lisa Bongean’s trick for tiny piecing (video)
Lisa Bongean of Primitive Gatherings is known as an impeccable piecer who uses tiny, tiny pieces in her quilts. Although her “starch-liberally then air-dry” technique seems time consuming, the results are stunning!

How to Make a Chenille Rug Shabby Fabrics (video)
Free Pattern:
To make one of these rugs you need 3 panels plus a chenille cutter.

Ruler Mastery Series Gina Perkes
A 10-month program in which you create a whole-cloth quilt sampler using a different ruler each month. Develop ruler skills and learn new designs to add to your quilting arsenal, using your longarm or domestic sewing machine to master your ruler skills.
Download All Class Handouts:

How to Make a Perfect Dutchman’s Puzzle Quilt Block Nicole Moore
Dutchman’s Puzzle is an old design that was first seen in publications in the late 1800’s. This block is sometimes referred to as Return of the Swallows or Dutchman’s Wheel. Basically, the name depends on which direction the geese are flying. For instance, if you reverse all the geese in the block it’s called Mosaic. If you only reverse the top and bottom left geese, you get Return of the Swallows.
Here’s a link to the easiest method to accurately make this quilt block:

What Can I Do With a 5” Square? Moda Tip Sheet

Embroider Along with Sue O'Very
Part 1: The Four Basics Of Machine Embroidery
Part 2: Stabilizer and Materials
Part 3: Needles and Thread
Part 4: Placement and Hooping for Machine Embroidery
Part 5: How to embroider on Knits
Part 6: How to embroider on Woven materials
Part 7: How to embroider on Napped fabrics
Part 8: How to embroider on Sheer materials
Part 9: Knits - How to embroider on a Ladies T-shirt
Part 10: Wovens – How to embroider on a Pillow Case
Part 11: Napped – How to embroider on Luxe Cuddle® Rose
Part 12: Sheers – How to embroider on a Pet Screen

Head to the Mountains ~ free pattern Bradie Sparrow of Sparrow Quilt Company
Half Square Triangles (HSTs) make up this quilt. On-point rows make you look like a pro!
Here’s the link to step-by-step video instructions to this 59" x 69” quilt:

How to Make a Dresden Plate Quilt Diane Harris, Handi Quilter
Part 1. How to Make a Dresden Plate:
Part 2. Cutting the blades:
Part 3. Making the blades into plates:
Part 4. Join the blades:
Part 5. Applique to a background:
Part 6-Final. Troubleshoot common problems:

Study the Color Wheel All People Quilt
Learn about color selection and get tips about prints so you can be more confident in choosing quilting fabrics for your next project.

Take your totes to the next level: sewing box-bag corners with Gail Pan (video)
A simple way to make totes and bags by sewing boxed corners, which makes for a wider, sturdier bag bottom that will sit flat. The technique is easy, there’s only one seam involved on each end.

How to do single-fold binding with Betsy Chutchian (video)

Stellaris, Free 2019 BOM Quilt Jinny Beyer
Starting in April, each monthly newsletter will give you links to written and video lessons to take you through each part of the quilt. Free lessons are only available through the newsletter.
Click here to sign up for the newsletter:
Click here to watch a video:

Cheddarback FREE Block of the Month Sew A-Long Sentimental Stitches
Installments are available for one month (The March BOM is up, now).

2019 Quilt Shows in the Area

March 22- May 31: Outside the Ordinary - Location: Essex Art Center, 56 Island Street, Lawrence MA 01840  More info at:

April 6-7: Hands All Around 17th Quilt Show - Location: UMASS Amherst Lincoln Campus Center, One Campus Center Way, Amherst, MA  More Info at:

April 6-7: Haddam Neck Congregational Church Quilt Show - Location: 408 Quarry Hill Road, Haddam Neck CT 06424 
More Info at:

April 10-13: MQX Quilt Festival - Location: The Center of New Hampshire / Doubletree Hotel, 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH  More Info at:

April 26-27: Hannah Dustin Quilters Guild Show - Location: Hudson Community Center, 12 Lions Ave, Hudson, NH  More Info at:

May 4-5: Quilters by the Sea Location: The Pennfield School, 110 Sandy Point Ave., Portsmouth RI  More Info at:

May 4-5: A World of Quilts, Northern Star Quilters' Guild, 40th Anniversary Quilt Show - Location: Western CT State University, Danbury, CT  More Info at:

May 17-18: Quilter’s Connection Quilt Show, Creative Expressions in Fabric - Location: St. James Armenian Church, 465 Mount Auburn Street, Watertown, MA  More Info at:

June 26-29: Vermont Quilt Festival - Location: Champlain Valley Exposition (CVE), 105 Pearl St. (VT Route 15), Essex Junction, VT  More Info at:

July 25-27: Maine Quilt Show 42nd Annual, Pine Tree Quilters Guild - Location: 76 Community Drive, Augusta, ME  More Info at:

August 8-10: Bayberry Quilters of Cape Cod, 38th Annual Quilt Show - Location: Resort and Conference Center, 35 Scudder Ave, Hyannis, MA  More Info at:

August 7-September 8: Summer Celebration of New England Quilts - The Best of the Region's Quilt Guilds (Crazy Quilters may have an entry – see notes, above!)  Location: New England Quilt Museum, 18 Shattuck Street, Lowell, MA
More Info at:

Crazy Quilters of Cape Cod

P.O. Box 2058 East Falmouth, MA 02536