Needle Arts Corner
By Madonna A. Terlizzi
Needle Arts Corner
Welcome to Needle Arts Corner!
Hello one and all, I would like to thank you for checking out this portion of my webpage!
What I would like to do is recap 2017, and let you know what is in store for this year too.
We had a really fun year at the Studio, we made all kinds of new projects, checked out some exciting quilt shops new and old. We also continued to make and donate beautiful patriotic quilts to thank our local veterans for their service.
We kicked 2017 off with a Mystery Quilt Sunday, we had so much fun! The pattern that I chose was really a winner! This year, we will be having a Sewing Sunday on March 4, 2018.
It will be a great time to get some projects out of the way or start a new one!! Please consider having a nice relaxing day of quilting, snacking and merriment!! Please contact me for details
April of 2017, brought our annual trip to Cape Cod, we stayed at the Holiday Inn in Hyannis, did some quilting, played some sewing games and did some dancing in our conference room. We survived the torrential downpours by braving the weather and going shopping!! Tumbleweeds was right around the corner, so we went there all 3 days! During our trips to Tumbleweeds, we also went to JoAnn Fabrics, Christmas Tree shop and Barnes and Noble!! We really let the good times roll! When we were back at the conference room stitching, Donna gave us a fantastic organic oil demonstration. The line that she represents is DoTerra, I love my diffuser and oils. She will be treating us again this year!
April 6, 7, and 8, 2018 is the weekend of fun that I have planned for this year. I have a couple seats available if you want to join in on the party.
May is Purity Spring! Such a beautiful time in New Hampshire!! The gals are from all over the country! We love to catch up and do some stitching together. Meals are included in the quilting packages, so there is lots of time to sew, go shopping at the area quilt and antique shops, as well as taking in the pool at the resort (also included) or getting a nice relaxing massage (extra charge, well worth it)!! This year it will be May 3 to 6, 2018, you must contact Laurie at Purity to book reservations for this event!
June, I had the pleasure of going to NYC to visit the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim. Such fantastic spots, if you have the opportunity to visit these iconic museums, I suggest that you do!!! This year it will be the MET, I cannot wait!!
July, I went to Washington State. While I was there, I had the opportunity to present a Vietnam Veteran a beautiful quilt. We make these quilts here at the Studio, it is a completely volunteer project. We donate all the fabric and Cathy Starr quilts them for us...We meet about 2 times a year and work on them when we have time throughout the year.. Please join us, if you are interested in helping us out!!!
Right now we are meeting on February 24, 2018, at about 12:30. We will be meeting again this fall, I will post the date under events when I figure out when that will be.
August, we usually have a Summer Sizzler. This is a night of sewing fun, drinks and snacks! We did not have one in 2017, but will be having one in late August this year, the 24th of August to be exact! This is really limited seating due to the fact that we have live music that night as well!!! Don't miss out on this great summer night.
October, we are in the thick of quilting, after all Christmas is right around the corner! But first, we must make our way to Purity Spring Resort in New Hampshire. Time to get quilting, visit with our friends and brace ourselves for the upcoming holidays!!! The first fun weekend is October 25, 2018 to October 28, 2018. In 2017 we had a very spooky time! That weekend had Halloween and the time change!! ARGH!!!
November brings more of the same!!! November 1-4, 2018 for the Quilt Workshop Weekend and November 8-11, 2018 is the Sew Sampler Weekend. The fun thing about the Sew Sampler weekend is that the knitters will be jamming with us too!!! So much yarn and so little time!!! There is room to knit with the knitters, but not so much the weekend with the Quilters...I believe that is fully booked!!! If you want to come in November, please check out the Quilt Workshop Weekend, we still have a couple of seats left!
If you cannot make it up North for a weekend, then the Ornament workshop Saturday may fit into your plans better. The Ornament Workshop will be held on December 8th from 1:00 to 3:00. We will be making 2 ornaments. The supplies to make the ornaments and holiday treats are included in the price for this really nice Saturday afternoon. It was not held in December of 2017, but I still have all the great ideas in store for this year!!! Check out the events page, please.
This year (2018) I have all of this and more in store, I hope that you will join us for some weekly classes or at one of the events that I will be holding.
Remember, this is not just a sewing and quilting studio, it is a friendly place to meet with nice ladies who just want to have a great time too!
Blackstone Valley Needle Arts Studio, Madonna Terlizzi 508-294-5721