Winter Wonderland

North Parish Quilters Winter Wonderland
December 14, 2016

Winter wonderland has arrived!!!!

For our annual Holiday Tea this year we are going to try something different.  The guild this year is going to have our gala event catered.  There will be an assortment of hot foods for your dining pleasure and of course a wonderful arrangement of delicious dessert.  You will just need to bring your favorite tea cup and of course someone at the table should also bring their favorite tea pot.

We would love you to show off your favorite Holiday Quilt for our show and tell enjoyment.

Do not forget to bring some extra cash with you that night because we will have a few of our guild members vending for the night and of course let’s not forget about our Raffle Baskets. Remember this is the time to purchase any last minute gifts you may have forgotten.  It is a great time to pick up that little extra something.

A quick reminder that the meeting will start at 6:00 pm and remember this is going to be a fun evening with friends and fellow quilters celebrating the Holidays.

If you would like to help out some homeless people this year, please donate hats, mittens, scarfs, socks, any items that they might like.  We will be donating these items to the Bread of Life in Malden, Ma.  There will be a tree that we will be hanging these items on.

This is the guilds way of saying “Thank you” for all that you do, so come and enjoy the fun and festivities of the night.  It surely will be a lot of laughs.  Hope to see you there.


Protect Your Sewing Machine

A note of caution from Christine Brungardt

My sewing machine died.  I plugged it in, the light came on, but its touchscreen was black.  Not a sound came from my expensive doorstop.

Right now it is back at the manufacturer’s (not the sewing machine store – but back to Pfaff) as the diagnosis is one of the 3 computer boards inside it is fried.

I was told that the new recommendation for all computerized sewing machines is that they should be plugged into a “UPS” surge protector with a “line conditioner”.

That power drops as well as power surges can easily fry these expensive computers that sew.  I had thought that since I unplug my machine whenever I’m not using it and since I don’t sew during thunderstorms that I wouldn’t need one.  I was wrong.  It may be covered under the warranty – I’ve had it 3 years now – I’ll find out if there are any loopholes to that statement when I get my machine back.  But even if it doesn’t cost me anything, it is still a huge downer to be without it while it gets shipped out.  And if it wasn’t covered under warranty or if I have to pay for labor, it will be an expensive lesson.



News Update

Here are some additional items of interest:

TinLizzy 18 for Sale

Barbara Cade sold her house in Reading and is trying to clear out for the new inhabitants.  She is hoping to find a home for her long arm quilting machine, a TinLizzie 18. It has barely been used.  She is hoping to sell it for $1,000.  It would have to be dismantled and picked up from Reading. The machine head weighs about 100 lbs.  

If interested please contact her at miaou7 @

Yawkey Family Inn Update:

Well summer is nearly over and our meetings will be starting soon.   I know many of you have called me during the summer relative to donations of items for Yawkey Family Inn.  If you can bring them to the September meeting that is great, but if not — don’t worry — there is always next month.  Please do not stress if it is not done.

I will have pillowcase and quilt kits for those who are interested in giving some time to this worthwhile charity, as well as quilts to be machine quilted and quilts to be bound.  Please stop by and pick up something to o  — at your convenience.

Remember, Yawkey Family Inn will take quilts any size from 24″ square up to king.  They support children or I should say babies from 3 months up to 18 years and also support families who meet their standards of poverty level . Yes this includes the USA.  Your donations are much appreciated. and If you have any questions, please feel free to call me at 781-646-1293.

Thank you so much and see you at the September meeting.


Marathon Quilters 20th Anniversary Quilt Show

Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September 18 (10:00 am – 4:00 pm both days) at Hopkinton Center for the Arts, 98 Hayden Rowe Street (Route 85), Hopkinton, MA 01748. Admission: $5.00 per person, Seniors (65 and up) $3.00, free for children under 12.  We are showcasing the quilts in the new, much larger Cultural Arts Building at the Hopkinton Center for the Arts.

* Over 100 Handmade Quilts on Display
* Featuring the 300th Anniversary quilt for the town of Hopkinton
* Debuting the quilt made for the Hopkinton Library
* Raffle Quilt
* Fabulous Raffle Baskets which include quilting items, merchandise and gift certificates from a variety of stores
* Boutique featuring Handmade Items
* Vendors! 

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 For more information, please visit the Marathon Quilters website at: – The Hopkinton Polyarts Festival is also September 17 on the Hopkinton Town Common.  Plan a fun day!

Wayside Quilters Guild Show.  Come see beautiful quilts made by local quilters!  Wayside Quilters Guild proudly presents our 15th biennial quilt show.  Join us at Lincoln Sudbury Regional High School (390 Lincoln Rd. Sudbury) for two days of fun and inspiration. There will be quilts both modern and classic, a raffle quilt (tickets on sale at the show), and a boutique full of handcrafted items perfect for gift giving or a treat for yourself.  Saturday Oct. 1 from 10 -5. Sunday Oct. 2 from 10 – 4.  Admission $6 for ages 12 and up.  Plenty of free parking.  Wheelchair accessible.

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