The Education Committee supports some of the NSQG’s core functions — to educate its members, support their efforts to share knowledge with one another, and to share the joy and tradition of quilting within our surrounding community.
The Education Committee leads three important areas within the Guild:
(1) The “Show and Tell” component of our monthly meetings;
(2) The support of the Guild’s Special Interest Groups (SIGs);
(3) The development of the Guild’s winter programs in January and February
Special Interest Groups (SIGs)
Three of our five Special Interest Groups meet immediately before most monthly Guild meetings. The Art Quilt Group meets in the Library at 5:45 pm, Hand Appliqué meets in the Faculty Lounge at 5:45 pm, and Landscape meets in the Cafeteria at 6 pm. The Sticklers and the Longarm Group meet monthly on Saturday mornings.
Feel free to drop in on any of the SIGs. There is no commitment and you can go to a different one each month. If you have an idea for a new SIG, please contact me. A new group could meet at the same time as the current groups or at some other time and place.
Click here for additional information about our SIGs.
Since the weather can be iffy in January and February, the Guild traditionally has enlisted members to give small-group demonstrations at the winter meetings, rather than engage a professional speaker. We tap into the deep expertise within our own Guild and arrange for members to demonstrate their special skills or techniques.
If you have a technique or project to share for either of these meetings, please let me know. Our winter meetings represent a great opportunity to share our knowledge and talents with others while getting to know one another better.
Surface Design on Fabric (January 2013)
Learn how to take store-bought quilting fabric and alter the color or design through simple, nontoxic processes.
Got Scraps? (February 2013)
Attention all hoarders! Members will exhibit sewing projects made from strips, strings, strips, selvages, men’s ties, and orphan blocks left over from previous projects.