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red white and blue scraps

Rosemary Koch is preparing kits for making Veterans’ Quilts and is looking for patriotic scraps that can be cut into 5 inch squares or 3 inch strips.  Please bring to Wednesday October 11th meeting.  Any and all donations greatly appreciated.  Thank you in advance.


Hole in the Wall Quilts

Marcia hosted a get together for everyone who helped out with the Hole in the Wall charity quilts.

Here are some photos of all of the quilts.  The guild made an amazing 86 quilts!  It really was wonderful to see all of those bright and cheery quilts.

Thank you Marcia and Pat for all of your hard work putting the kits together, piecing and quilting and organizing the effort to get all of these quilts ready for the campers.



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! 

View our video:

 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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