Thursday, March 21, 2013

NEQF Rock the Block

How many of you are headed to the New England Quilt Festival? Previously known as Machine Quilting Exposition or MQX?    I SOOOO Wish I was! I went a few years ago and was in awe!

My brain hurt from all the knowledge, and the quilts, and the classes and the quiltiness of it all!!! Oh My Gosh!! and the photo ops!! I still look thru my 3trillion pictures!!!

The owners of MQX - Janet Lee and Mary have been avid supporters of Quilts of Valor! I can not begin to tell you the encouragement and help that they have given, not only to me, but to their local groups as well. And the backing fabrics!!  They are so wonderful.....

AND - they are at it again!!!

At this years Festival in April -on the 12th - there is an evening event called ROCK THE BLOCK!

Rock the Block

with Guest Speaker,Joanne Shapp
Friday, April 12th, 7–9:30 pm
$40 per person ($5 donated by MQX to charity)

Ready for a change? Tired of the same old sit-down, banquet chicken dinner? Us too! Rock the Block will have fun food and a block donation to benefit Alycia Carmin’s“No Soldier Forgotten” project. No Soldier Forgotten is the Colorado state group of Quilts of Valor. Block donations are optional but who wouldn’t want to contribute to this great charitable organization?

So here’s how it will all work: We have sponsors that will pay a predetermined dollar amount for each block donated. Should donations exceed $1,000, the total proceeds will be split and distributed to the Colorado and New England chapters of Quilts of Valor. 

Choose your colorway; there are two colorway groups, Americana (red, white and blue) and Funky Monkey (brights, wildfabrics, fun colors)

.• Eight Pointed Star*

 • Amish Diamond*

*Patterns provided by Marcia Hohn of

Sew the blocks and bring them to Rock the Block on Friday evening. The more blocks you bring, the more $$$ are donated. Funds will be used to defray costs associated with these QOV chapters. Numerous door prizes and a grand prize drawing for the individual who donates the most blocks.

Special Guest Speaker Joanne Shapp of North Pomfret, Vermont will talk about her travels and quilts in her lecture and photo presentation, “Crop Circles: Confessions of a Cereal Quilter.”  In 2005, Joanne fell in love with crop circles, has traveled to England numerous times and has been inside over 70 formations. Learn more about this mysterious phenomena that has inspired Joanne to create these breathtaking quilts.

A cash bar is available. Viewer’s Choice and Machine Quilting Teacher of the Year for 2012 will be announced at the conclusion.

Please select E903 to register.

Preregistration is required
This event is open to the public and does not incur a student registration fee.

Please go!! And then come tell me ALL about it!! I am so intrigued with her topic!!!


Dawna Sanders said...

This is really Fantastic!!! Who get to sew all the blocks together?

Dawna Sanders said...

Sweet! I can't wait to see them all!!!

Kate said...

What a cool alternative to the typical evening banquet!