Monday, January 23, 2012

Fifth Anniversary Celebration!

Last Friday night the members of NEQDC were all together again for only the third time since the group first formed five years ago. (Another great photo of smiling happy faces! Left to right: Barbara Chojnacki, Beth Helfter, Kristi Parker, Judy Damon, Terri Sontra and Cary Flanagan.)

We presented a program at the Amoskeag Quilters Guild in Manchester, NH. Each of us described how we became designers, showed a selection of our quilts, described our different design styles and talked about what it is like to be part of the group. We also talked about the business side of NEQDC - how we vend as a group at guild and regional quilt shows. At the end we had an opportunity to vend our patterns, books and notions and had a really nice display of our larger quilts hung in the background.

This presentation was a lot of fun and we were well received by an almost standing room only crowd - more than 85 members of the guild were there which is a really good turnout for a bitterly cold January evening!

Before the guild meeting we all met for dinner to visit with each other (lots of giggling!). We rarely get to meet informally like this, since we live all over New England and we really enjoy each others' company. But we also started brainstorming ways we could expand what we offer as a group in addition to vending at shows. Stay tuned as we work out details - we have some really great ideas in the works!

I am so honored to be part of this talented and fun group of 'designing women'!

Cary Flanagan
Something Sew Fine Quilt Design