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Upcoming events

    • January 09, 2024
    • December 10, 2024
    • 48 sessions
    • Christ the Ray of Hope Lutheran Church, 7001 San Antonio Drive NE, Room M

    Join NMQA's Community Service Committee every Tuesday to cut, sew, & quilt!  Pick up kits and drop off work!  Stay the entire time!  Everyone welcome!

    NMQA members donate more than 500 quilts per year to Albuquerque’s sick and needy children and adults.  Community Service is a cornerstone of the organization!  Our mission is to give the gift of warmth and love through beautiful handmade, lap-sized quilts.

    We meet every Tuesday from 9:30 - 1:30. Bring your machine and favorite tools. We have the fabric. There are two restaurants at either end of the mall or you can bring your lunch to the refrigerator in our area.

    • January 15, 2024
    • December 16, 2024
    • 11 sessions
    • Ryan's Sewing and Vaccum (5011 San Mateo Blvd NE, ABQ)

    Join the Quilt Bank Committee, a respected NMQA tradition!  

    We meet the third Monday of each month.  Members work together to create stunning quilts for not-for-profit groups in the Albuquerque metropolitan community to raffle for their own fundraising and outreach efforts.


    • June 21, 2024
    • June 22, 2024
    • Eager, AZ

    NMQA Members are invited to enter quilts and attend:


    For more info on the show, check out the Quilter's Haven webpage

    • June 24, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • On ZOOM and IN PERSON at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (7550 Eubank Blvd. NE, ABQ)
    Register

    NMQA's 50th Anniversary celebration continues, with a special Zoom presenter


    My Top 10 Art Quilt Techniques

    with Helen Godden, internationally known quilt artist from Australia 


    With a slide show and Q&A discussion, grab a cuppa tea as Helen shares her favorite techniques that she uses to create her art quilts. She will discuss painting with acrylic on fabric, her easy ways to paint with dye & salt, and her "secret squirrel" technique of painting with bleach. She'll share how she designed the yarn couching foot and how she physically manages her current passion to quilt BIG! 



    We'll also have Show & Tell at the meeting!  If you're attending in person, bring your item with you and if you're attending through zoom, send your photos to Kris Lange, klange@email.com at least 48 hours before the meeting.



    • July 22, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • On ZOOM and IN PERSON at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (7550 Eubank Blvd. NE, ABQ)
    Register

    "How to Balance the Use of Color & Patterned Fabric" 

    featuring Virginia Walton


    NMQA's 50th Anniversary celebration continues, with a lecture from Virginia Walton, a National BERNINA Ambassador and an international teacher who regularly teaches throughout the United States, Europe, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Virginia was NMQA President in 1986!  This Lecture shows through examples how to combine fabrics to create a wide variety of quilts. From Traditional to Modern, approximately 100 quilts, tops and other ‘pieces’ are shown to illustrate how color along with the value or depth of color will effect patterns.


    Virginia is the inventor of the CREATIVE CURVES RULERS, the CREATIVE CURVES ELLIPSE RULERS, as well as the non-curve CREATIVE CURVES KALEIDOSCOE RULER and the MULTI-ANGLE, WEDGE RULER. Her specialties include easy sewing machine techniques (a ‘No Pins’ curved piecing method in particular) and color or fabric selection. Virginia’s quilts can be seen in numerous national and international magazines and on her website. www.creativecurves.com


    We'll also have Show & Tell at the meeting!  If you're attending in person, bring your item with you and if you're attending through zoom, send your photos to Kris Lange, klange@email.com at least 48 hours before the meeting.


    • July 22, 2024
    • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
    • Grace Lutheran Church - 7550 Eubank NE, ABQ
    Register

    Balloon Fiesta Crafts Sewing

    July 22, 12-3 after the meeting 

    Bring your lunch, your machine, and standard supplies.  We'll be focusing on sewing crafts to sell at Balloon Fiesta -- kits will be cut out and ready to sew!  You can also bring any unfinished kits you have to work on;  please bring various colored thread.  It's a fun way to spend time sewing together while getting ready for our major fundraiser during Balloon Fiesta.



    • July 27, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 7550 Eubank NE, Albuquerque
    • 20
    Register

    "Friendship Forever" Workshop

    with Virginia Walton

    Using the Creative Curves Rulers, you'll learn to make curved patterns based on a square, half-square triangle, quarter circle and the matching inside curve – with seam allowances included. There are a wide variety of curved shapes that that can be created using either individual curved pieces or by doubling (or more!) the number of squares that are the basis for these Rulers.

    Virginia Walton is the inventor of the rulers for the CREATIVE CURVES QUILTING SYSTEM, which substitutes curves for half-square triangles (circular curves) or half-rectangle triangles (oval curves). The following rulers have been designed by Virginia: the CREATIVE CURVES RULERS, the CREATIVE CURVES ELLIPSE RULERS, the KALEIDOSCOPE RULER, and the MULTI-ANGLE, WEDGE RULER. In addition there are numerous BOOKS, PATTERNS, and DVD’s that include patterns for the different rulers.  As a lecturer and teacher, her specialties include easy sewing machine techniques (machine piecing curves without pins in particular) and color or fabric selection (how to combine fabric to create the effect desired in a quilt). As an international teacher, Virginia regularly teaches in the US, Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia and New Zealand. Her original blocks and quilts are featured in many national and international quilt magazines.  All of that, and she was a former NMQA president too!  

    Celebrate NMQA's 50th Anniversary Year by treating yourself to this fun workshop!  Appropriate for Beginner to Advanced quilters!

    Cost:  $25 Member/$45 Non-Member,  plus $35 Kit Fee payable to Virginia Walton. 


    NMQA Cancellation Policy:  If NMQA cancels a workshop, you will receive a refund of the workshop fee via U.S. mail. However, due to contract obligations with instructors, NMQA is unable to provide refunds if you cancel your participation in a workshop and the Guild is not able to fill your place from a waiting list.

    • August 26, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • On ZOOM and IN PERSON at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (7550 Eubank Blvd. NE, ABQ)
    Register

    Entering Quilts in Shows:  

    What a Judge Sees

    featuring Maribeth Schmit - NQA/NACQJ


    NMQA's 50th Anniversary celebration continues, with Maribeth Schmit, an accomplished fiber artist, quilting instructor, author and NQA Certified Quilt Judge. 


    Ever wonder how quilts are judged in competitions? Want to know what takes a quilt out of ribbon contention?  Learn about quilt judging standards and processes.  Hear about the common mistakes quilters make and how to avoid them.  Become a savvy exhibitor and increase your chances of success at any show!




    Offering a variety of quilting and fiber-related workshops and  lectures, Maribeth actively judges quilt competitions across the country.   Her art quilts have been exhibited in museums, national shows and fine art galleries.


    We'll also have Show & Tell at the meeting!  If you're attending in person, bring your item with you and if you're attending through zoom, send your photos to Kris Lange, klange@email.com at least 48 hours before the meeting.



    • August 31, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 7550 Eubank NE, Albuquerque
    • 10
    Register

    "Pick Up Stix Wall Hanging" Workshop

    with Maribeth Schmit

    Learn this technique which creates a dynamic, complex design.  You’ll be amazed how easily this technique can be applied to other designs.  Modern quilting design at its best!  Works best with low-volume and solid fabrics.  Stunning results.

    Skill Level:  Confident Beginner and Up.

    Cost:  $45 Member/$65 Non-Member, no extra pattern or kit fee required!


    NMQA Cancellation Policy:  If NMQA cancels a workshop, you will receive a refund of the workshop fee via U.S. mail. However, due to contract obligations with instructors, NMQA is unable to provide refunds if you cancel your participation in a workshop and the Guild is not able to fill your place from a waiting list.

    • August 31, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
    • Sid Cutter Pavillion


    • September 21, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall, 7550 Eubank NE, Albuquerque
    • 14
    Register

    "Textile Totems" Workshop

    with  J. Michelle Watts

    Textile Totems are a fresh, new idea. The totems combine easy piecing techniques with your favorite embellishments. Students will work on a one of a kind quilted wall sculpture. Michelle will share a variety of different creative design ideas,as well as discuss and demonstrate the basic layout and assembly process. She will share some of her favorite decorative embellishments, including decorative machine stitches, quilting, beads, buttons, and yarns. Students will work on a single totem during class. Feel free to work on a small collection (3 or more) if you prefer.  Projects can easily be completed during class.

    Cost:  $45 Member/$65 Non-Member, no extra pattern or kit fee required!


    NMQA Cancellation Policy:  If NMQA cancels a workshop, you will receive a refund of the workshop fee via U.S. mail. However, due to contract obligations with instructors, NMQA is unable to provide refunds if you cancel your participation in a workshop and the Guild is not able to fill your place from a waiting list.

    • September 23, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • On ZOOM and IN PERSON at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (7550 Eubank Blvd. NE, ABQ)
    Register

    A Challenging Year for Two Friends

    featuring J. Michelle Watts

    This new lecture and trunk show shares the creative process and completed quilts of two longtime friends. Michelle has known Alice for many years, and they encourage and support each other creatively. They decided to challenge each other each quarter. The rules for each challenge are different and they have created some wonderful projects through these creative challenges. Their hope is to inspire other quilters to step out of their comfort zone and explore new techniques and colors with their friends.

    About Michelle:  Michelle is a quilt artist that creates quilts and  wearable art inspired by the beauty of the southwest. She has been designing quilt patterns for over 36 years, focusing on southwestern pieced, applique and embroidery quilts. While currently living in Texas, her quilting career started and matured in New Mexico, where she lived in Roswell and was active in the Pecos Valley Quilters Guild. Read more at her website: https://www.jmichellewatts.com/ 

    We'll also have Show & Tell at the meeting!  If you're attending in person, bring your item with you and if you're attending through zoom, send your photos to Kris Lange, klange@email.com at least 48 hours before the meeting.



    • October 25, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Quilt Works, 11105 Menaul Blvd, NE. Albuquerque, NM
    • 13
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    "Scrumptious Star Stitchery" Workshop

    with  Gail Garber

    It's NMQA's 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend and the perfect time to Stitch a Star Today!  This class, held at The Quilt Works in Albuquerque, is especially tailored for the novice paper foundation-piecer. Working with one of Gail’s designs, learn the ins and outs of this fascinating technique that enables the student to stitch very complex designs with ease and best of all, accuracy. $15.00 pattern fee includes both the 30.5″ octagon and the 39″ square. 

    Cost:  $45 Member/$65 Non-Member, plus $15 pattern fee payable to instructor.

    Skill Level: All levels


    NMQA Cancellation Policy:  If NMQA cancels a workshop, you will receive a refund of the workshop fee via U.S. mail. However, due to contract obligations with instructors, NMQA is unable to provide refunds if you cancel your participation in a workshop and the Guild is not able to fill your place from a waiting list.

    • October 26, 2024
    • 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
    • Indian Pueblo Cultural Center, Chaco Rooms (2401 12th Street NW, Albuquerque, NM)
    Register

    50th Anniversary Celebration!

    featuring Gail Garber 



    NMQA's 50th Anniversary Celebration is here! You're invited to join us at the Indian Pueblo Cultural Center in Albuquerque to celebrate with a special luncheon and lecture featuring Gail Garber.  Besides the lunch and lecture, we'll have a display of quilts from NMQA's history, as well as door prizes and giveaways! 


    Schedule:

    10:30 - Doors open & registration.  Come early to browse the many quilts we'll have displayed

    11:00 - Welcome & Introductions

    11:30 - Luncheon

    12:15 - Presentation: "What Goes Around Comes Around," featuring Gail Garber

    1:15 - Wrap up and door prizes


    Cost:  $25 for members and former NMQA Presidents

              $45 for non-members



    About Gail: Bold, colorful, and stunning geometric designs with flying geese galore – that’s how you know you’re looking at one of Gail’s quilts! Her style has become immediately recognizable because of her talent for combining vivid colors with intricate piecework. Her geometric star quilts and pictorial quilts have won awards at shows throughout the U.S. and have been featured in publications worldwide. For Gail, quilting began as a whim, when friends convinced her to take a hand-quilting class. Quiltmaking quickly became a passion. Gail’s early quilts are traditional with conservative fabric choices. By 1984, she began exploring original design. In 1987, she was NMQA's President.





    • October 27, 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • The Quilt Works, 11105 Menaul Blvd, NE. Albuquerque, NM
    • 17
    Register

    "Little Goose, Little Goose, Fly Away Home!" Workshop

    with  Gail Garber

    Top off NMQA's 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend by taking this workshop where you can learn how to create this charming house block with a flying goose insert in a fun, one day class. The class is designed for students of all skill levels who wish to learn Gail’s creative design and piecing processes and techniques in a low stress, easy to finish class! Students will get an introduction to original design concepts and have detailed instruction in freezer paper piecing techniques and curved seam piecing. There is a $15 pattern and workbook fee. Fabric kits are available for $30.

    Cost:  $45 Member/$65 Non-Member, plus $15 pattern fee payable to instructor.

    Skill Level: All levels


    NMQA Cancellation Policy:  If NMQA cancels a workshop, you will receive a refund of the workshop fee via U.S. mail. However, due to contract obligations with instructors, NMQA is unable to provide refunds if you cancel your participation in a workshop and the Guild is not able to fill your place from a waiting list.

    • November 18, 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 11:30 AM
    • On ZOOM and IN PERSON at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (7550 Eubank Blvd. NE, ABQ)

    Member-Led Techniques



    We'll also have Show & Tell at the meeting!  If you're attending in person, bring your item with you and if you're attending through zoom, send your photos to Kris Lange, klange@email.com at least 48 hours before the meeting.



    • December 09, 2024
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • On ZOOM and IN PERSON at Grace Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall (7550 Eubank Blvd. NE, ABQ)



Past events

June 15, 2024 Fundraising Sew Day for Balloon Fiesta Crafts
May 20, 2024 Let's Sew 50 Quilts in 5 Hours!!
May 20, 2024 May 2024 Membership Meeting
April 27, 2024 FUNdraiser Sew Day
April 22, 2024 April 2024 Membership Meeting
April 12, 2024 Fiber Arts Fiesta 2024
March 25, 2024 FUNdraiser Sew Day Following March Meeting
March 25, 2024 March 2024 Membership Meeting
February 28, 2024 Quilting Retreat in Las Cruces
February 26, 2024 February 2024 Membership Meeting & Lecture
February 23, 2024 A Gathering of Quilts Quilt Show
February 17, 2024 Sew Day for Balloon Fiesta Crafts
February 01, 2024 Albuquerque Quilt, Craft & Sewing Festival
January 27, 2024 "Wrapped in Ribbon" Table Runner Workshop w/Barbara Gary
January 22, 2024 Sew-In After the Meeting! Everyone invited!
January 22, 2024 January 2024 Membership Meeting
January 06, 2024 FUNdraising Committee Meeting
December 11, 2023 December 2023 Membership Meeting & Holiday Party
November 27, 2023 November 2023 Membership Meeting
October 23, 2023 October 2023 Membership Meeting & Lecture
October 13, 2023 San Juan Quilters Guild Quilt Show
October 06, 2023 Mt. Taylor Quilt Guild Quilt Show
September 30, 2023 Becoming a Brilliant Binder - Zoom workshop with Debbie Wendt
September 25, 2023 September 2023 Membership Meeting
August 28, 2023 August 2023 Membership Meeting & Lecture
August 26, 2023 MQG De-Stash Sale & Modern Threads Quilt Show
August 25, 2023 Enter Your Quilt in the State Fair!
August 24, 2023 ABQ Area Shop Hop
August 02, 2023 FUNdraising Committee
July 24, 2023 Sew-In After the Meeting!
July 24, 2023 July 2023 Membership Meeting
July 11, 2023 Community Service
June 26, 2023 June 2023 Membership Meeting
May 26, 2023 Taos Quilt & Fiber Arts Show
May 22, 2023 Sew-In After the Meeting!
May 22, 2023 May 2023 Membership Meeting
May 06, 2023 Global Quilt Connection All-Star Virtual Sampler Platter
April 24, 2023 April 2023 Membership Meeting & Lecture
April 24, 2023 Fusible Appliqué, The Whimsical Workshop Way with Heidi Pridemore
March 27, 2023 Sew-In and Landscape Quilt Demo
March 27, 2023 March 2023 Membership Meeting
March 04, 2023 Tsukineko Ink, Inktense and Beyond
February 27, 2023 February 2023 Membership Meeting & Lecture
January 23, 2023 Balloon Sewing Techniques Workshop
January 23, 2023 January 2023 Membership Meeting
December 12, 2022 December 2022 Membership Meeting
November 28, 2022 November 2022 Membership Meeting
October 29, 2022 Panel Palooza! Online Workshop
October 24, 2022 October 2022 Membership Meeting
October 07, 2022 Northern New Mexico Quilt Guild's Quilt Fiesta
September 26, 2022 September 2022 Membership Meeting
September 24, 2022 Lincoln Log Cabin Workshop
September 16, 2022 Pecos Valley Quilters' Scrap Happy Quilt Show
August 27, 2022 Mad Modern Ruler Work Sampler
August 26, 2022 ABQ Shop Hop
August 22, 2022 August 2022 Membership Meeting
July 25, 2022 July 2022 Membership Meeting on Zoom
July 16, 2022 Sew Day for Balloon Fiesta Crafts
June 27, 2022 June 2022 Membership Meeting
June 25, 2022 Designed by Nature Workshop
May 27, 2022 Taos Quilt & Fiber Arts Show
May 23, 2022 May 2022 Membership Meeting
May 01, 2022 Thimbleweed Quilters Outdoor Quilt Show
April 30, 2022 Backyard Art Show & Sale
April 25, 2022 April 2022 Membership Meeting
April 14, 2022 Fiber Arts Fiesta 2022
March 28, 2022 March 2022 Membership Meeting
February 28, 2022 February 2022 Membership Meeting
January 24, 2022 How To Make a Bargello Balloon Workshop
January 24, 2022 January 2022 Membership Meeting
January 06, 2022 Zoom Sew-In!
December 13, 2021 December Membership Meeting
November 15, 2021 November Membership Meeting
October 25, 2021 October Membership Meeting
October 02, 2021 Global Quilt Connection All-Star Virtual Sampler Platter
September 27, 2021 September Membership Meeting
August 23, 2021 August Membership Meeting
July 26, 2021 July Membership Meeting
June 28, 2021 June Membership Meeting
May 24, 2021 May Membership Meeting
May 22, 2021 All Star Virtual Sampler Platter
April 26, 2021 April Membership Meeting
March 27, 2021 Appliqué University
March 22, 2021 March Membership Meeting
March 01, 2021 Quick and Easy Potholder: FREE!
February 22, 2021 February Membership Meeting
February 15, 2021 Quick and Easy Potholder: FREE!
February 08, 2021 Quick and Easy Potholder: FREE!
January 25, 2021 January Membership Meeting
December 14, 2020 How to make your quilter love you - Monica Peterson
August 23, 2020 Cancelled - Heidi Pridemore -- ​Fusible Applique, The Whimsical Workshop Way
May 17, 2020 Cancelled Gina Perkes -- Machine Quilting with Rulers
February 23, 2020 Marisela Rumberg - ZENTANGLE® QUILTS
September 24, 2019 Barbara Olson - Dancing Feathers
July 21, 2019 Missie Carpenter - Wool Applique - Tulip Time
June 23, 2019 Kelly Ashton -- Painted Mountains
May 20, 2019 Shelly Burge - Not Your Grandmother's String Piecing
March 24, 2019 Karla Alexander - Gentle Curved Piecing - Red Onion
March 24, 2019 Karla Alexander - Gentle Curved Piecing - Argyle
March 24, 2019 Karla Alexander - Gentle Curved Piecing - Savanna
February 24, 2019 Cheryl Sleboda - Fabulous Fabric Manipulations
October 22, 2018 "Lone Star Quilt" - Instructor: Brandi Perea
September 23, 2018 “Op-Art Kaleidoscope” - Instructor: Maggie Ball
September 23, 2018 “Gateway to Mongolia” - Instructor: Maggie Ball
July 24, 2018 “Artful Improv – Permission to Play” - Instructor: Cindy Grisdela
June 25, 2018 "Geraldine the Giraffe, Inspired to Stitch" - Instructor: Pam Holland
May 22, 2018 “African Mosaic Quilt” - Instructor: Lisa Shepard Stewart
March 04, 2018 Stocking your “Longarm Tool Box” -- Instructor: Debbie Thornton
February 25, 2018 "Random Circles—Learn to Sew Easy Curves" - Instructor: Jen Eskridge
December 11, 2017 Holiday Party with Santa - General Membership Meeting (PM)
November 27, 2017 General Business/Membership Meeting (AM)
November 06, 2017 NMQA Board of Directors Meeting
October 23, 2017 General Membership Meeting (PM)
October 13, 2017 San Juan Quilt Show “Scrappy Melody”
September 25, 2017 General Business/Membership Meeting (AM)
September 21, 2017 Los Alamos Piecemakers Quilt Show “Tomorrow’s Heirlooms”
September 11, 2017 NMQA Board of Directors Meeting
September 07, 2017 Quilt Bank kit making at Bob’s Sewing and Vacuum Center
September 07, 2017 New Mexico State Fair Quilt Show
August 28, 2017 General Membership Meeting (PM)
July 24, 2017 General Business/Membership Meeting (AM)
July 10, 2017 NMQA Board of Directors Meeting
June 26, 2017 General Membership Meeting (PM)
May 22, 2017 General Business/Membership Meeting (AM)
May 01, 2017 NMQA Board of Directors Meeting
April 24, 2017 General Membership Meeting (PM)
April 23, 2017 Patchwork Illusions
March 27, 2017 General Business/Membership Meeting (AM)
March 06, 2017 NMQA Board of Directors Meeting
February 27, 2017 General Membership Meeting (PM)
January 23, 2017 General Membership Meeting - AM
January 22, 2017 Happy Villages with Karen Eckmeier
January 09, 2017 NMQA Board of Directors Training/Meeting
December 12, 2016 General Membership Meeting - PM
November 14, 2016 General Membership Meeting - AM
October 24, 2016 General Membership Meeting - PM
October 23, 2016 Painting Landscape Fabric
September 26, 2016 General Membership Meeting - AM
September 25, 2016 Christmas Stocking
August 22, 2016 General Membership Meeting - PM
August 21, 2016 Interlocken
July 25, 2016 General Membership Meeting - AM
July 24, 2016 Feather Quilt
June 27, 2016 General Membership Meeting - PM
May 16, 2016 General Membership Meeting - AM
April 25, 2016 General Membership Meeting - PM
April 24, 2016 Half Square Triangles & Four Patches
April 08, 2016 Sew-In Group
April 06, 2016 Sew-In Group
April 01, 2016 ABQ Fiber Arts Council - Colors of the Southwest
March 28, 2016 General Membership Meeting - AM
February 22, 2016 General Membership Meeting - PM
February 21, 2016 Shibori Sampler
January 25, 2016 General Membership Meeting - AM
January 25, 2016 Drawing Fabulous Feathers
January 24, 2016 Quilting Feathers & Stippling
January 05, 2016 Quilt Therapy - QT



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