Welcome Spring

It has been a busy winter for the members of PBQ.

Our Annual Charity Quilt-making Round Up was a huge success. We met one evening in February and set up in groups for the various stages of quilt making. It allowed us not only to contribute to a larger cause but, in some cases, to meet and talk to quilters we had not had a chance to meet before that night. There was a real sense of what a quilting bee must have been like in historical times.

The Hexagons - Traditional and Modern Quilts Exhibit at the West Roxbury Public Library that took place in January was another exhibit of the creative and talented quilters of PBQ. It was well attended and some of the attendees were asking about the guild and how to join. The feedback was highly favorable!

A PBQ group quilt recently hung in the Modern Quilter show in South Carolina. Congratulations to that group.

PBQ has a number of events coming up this Spring:  Member Demonstration Meeting, Workshop with Marge Tucker on March 25, 2017, Maine Quilt Camp in April, Silent Auction Meeting, Mystery Quilt Unveiled, Spring Pot Luck—last meeting of the year—in June, and New Hampshire Quilt Camp in June.

We are preparing for our 2017 Bi-annual Quilt show that will take place in the fall. Our raffle quilt is well under way to completion and beautiful already. We will have more information on our show in future blogs.
 

Happy Spring 2017!

 Welcome Spring

Welcome Spring

Adele Scott - My Favorite Tips, Techniques & Products

Our speaker at PBQ January 25th meeting was Adele Scott of Adele Scott Design Studio. Adele is a wealth of knowledge of tricks and tips for quilters and sewers. She took her decades of experience and turned it into a business. Adele’s first job was working in the sewing machine department at Sears where she was involved in teaching “Machine Know-how” classes.

From there Adele moved to the Singer Co. learning sales, machine repair, and store management. Eventually she combined her machine knowledge and management skills and started Stitched Unlimited in Northampton, MA, where she was a Viking and Bernina dealer for over 18 years. Adele’s shop continued to grow and expand, as her fellow associates became known for giving there clientele exceptional customer service, through programs like my “Machine Know How Club” program, outstanding service department, unlimited machine lessons, and a consultation program for those purchasing a new sewing machine.*

Adele set up her shop for our meeting and gave us a very detailed presentation on the functions and care of the products and told us that every product she has in her shop is tested by her and her associates before selling them. She gave us a handout of her favorite tools which is a great resource of tested tools and equipment.

Adele is also a quilter along with her 80+ year old mother. She presented some of her quilts as examples of how she used various tools.
It was a very education evening.

*Much of this part of the blog post is lifted from Adele’s “About Me” page on her web site.