Needle Arts Corner
By Madonna A. Terlizzi
Needle Arts Corner
Welcome to Needle Arts Corner!!
What a busy year so far!!! We have been going places and making all kinds of projects!!!!
Back in April we took a trip to Cape Cod for a really fun filled weekend of quilting, shopping, food and games!!! Yes, the weather did not co-operate!!! It never does and that is what makes it a great time of year to take a trip!!!! I have already booked a conference room and a block of rooms for 2019. It will be held March 21 to 24, 2019. I have a new game to uncover and it includes fabric!! Who would have guessed!!
We also had another great time at the Spring Fling that was held in April, as well. With an evening of live music, food ( it is a pot luck affair) and quilting, who could ask for more?
In May, another group of gals accompanied me to the beautiful White Mountains of New Hampshire. Destination: Purity Spring Resort! Where we spent another great weekend of quilting, shopping and yummy food. Custom tables and ironing boards make spending time there a breeze, not to mention the excellent food selections provided and included in the weekend package!!!!
For the last 5 months the ladies have been working on a Monthly Mystery Project. The results are starting to pour in and they are just beautiful quilts! Everyone has been working on the same pattern with different fabrics. It really is amazing just how each one could be so different!! I will have another Mystery that will start this fall.
I have a some new books and quilting patterns that I have recently added to my Studio library, they are on fun precut fabrics, small felted wool projects and hand embroidery. The books and patterns are here for all of my ladies to check out and use. Just got in Embroider Your Life, really excited to try out some of these really cute and stylish motifs.
I also have a regular reading library on hand. Take a book, leave a book, enjoy a book! They are for all to enjoy!!
This August, the Summer Sizzler is just like the Spring Fling! It is a great time to get a jump on your autumn and holiday projects. Live music with Anthony and Joe Terlizzi, a yummy pot luck dinner and quilting!!! We never have an empty seat at these events!!
This October we will be working on Quilts for Service Men and Women. It is a totally voluntary project. We donate the fabric and make incredible red, white and blue quilts and give them to incredibly brave and selfless people. Very rewarding and fun!!! This date will be announced soon. Look for it under the events section of this site.
Currently, I am working on technique boards, kits and such for our upcoming autumn retreats at Purity Spring Resort. There are seats still available for these events in October and November. You will need to contact Purity Spring Resort directly to book a room. As I mentioned earlier, it is an all inclusive weekend, packed with games, quilting and shopping.
What’s not to like? Plus it is just beautiful in the White Mountains of New Hampshire that time of year.
I will be off to Las Vegas the later part of the year. Looking forward to checking out some of the quilt shops in that area and to see the Grand Canyon finally!! I will need to make some type of landscape wall hanging out of batiks when I get back. I hear that the colors are just incredible!!!!
The second Saturday in December I will be holding the annual ornament workshop. The ornaments are not just for trees, but are really nice when they are hung in windows and on doors. You must use your imagination!!!
If you would to join in on the fun and meet some really extraordinary ladies, then please feel free to contact me. We are looking forward to meeting you too!
Peace - Madonna
Blackstone Valley Needle Arts Studio, Madonna Terlizzi 508-294-5721