2018 Fall Festival of Quilts

Event Date: 
Saturday, October 6, 2018
End Date: 
Sunday, October 7, 2018

The Monadnock Quilters' Guild is gearing up for its "Fall Festival of Quilts." Every two years the Guild holds its quilt show at the South Meadow School in Peterborough, NH (Address: 108 Hancock Rd., Peterborough, NH 03458). Click here for directions. The dates for the show this year are October 6 & 7, 2018.

Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018  - 10:00 am to 4:00 pm


The featured quilters of the show are Alice Rasanen and Diane Burnett, who are a mother and daughter duo who started sewing by making clothes.  Alice went on to do alterations, doll clothes, upholstery and even draperies for model homes. Diane did some upholstery and alterations on a much smaller scale. Unbeknownst to either, they began quilting around the same time in the late 1970’s. Alice started in New York and Diane in New Hampshire. They're not sure when they realized it, but they have the quilters' guilds to thank in both states!

Alice has traveled all over the world and has made a quilt duplicating a cathedral floor, humorous quilts from a cousins bathroom wallpaper pattern, tiny pieced quilts with hundreds of pieces, seasonal wallhangings and many bed and charity quilts. Her local quilt guild is The Smithtown Stitchers on Long Island, NY.

Diane was interested in miniature quilts, cathedral window designs and workshop quilts, and many challenge projects. She has been a member of the Monadnock Quilters' Guild since the first meeting at Joseph’s Coat. Diane has served as President, Vice President, Treasurer, Quilt Show Chairman, Block of the Month and program planner.


Bits n’ Pieces - Pelham, NH -  bnpquilts.com

Bunkhouse Quilt Shop - Lyndeborough, NH -  bunkhousequiltshop.com

Conwell Corners - Canaan, NH -  conwellcorners.com

Patches Quilt Loft - Manchester, NH -  patchesquiltloft.com

Quilter’s Loft - Dudley, MA -  quiltersloft.com

Quilters Treasure - Ringe, NH - joe@quilterstreasure.com

TNT Boards - Lunenburg, MA -  tntquiltboards.com

Wood Turnings by Cynthia - Dover, NH. - http://woodbyc.com


There will be a variety of demonstrations throughout both days. Here is a listing to help you plan your day.


10:00 am - Yo-Yo's
                  Miniature Quilts

11:00 am - Hand Embroidery
                  English Paper Piecing

12:00 pm - How not to do English Paper Piecing
                  Necktie Quilts

1:00 pm - Machine Embroidery
                Disappearing 9 Patch

2:00 pm - Making Flying Geese several ways
                 Mug Rugs

3:00 pm - English Paper Piecing with glue

4:00 pm - Circles in Quilts


10:00 am - How not to do English Paper Piecing
                  Disappearing 9 Patch

11:00 am - English Paper Piecing

12:00 pm - Fusible Applique
                   "Press and Seal" as a quilting tool

1:00 pm - Necktie Quilts
                 Hand Quilting

2:00 pm - Several ways to make 1/2 square triangles


Twenty eight Raffle Quilts will be on display for you to purchase tickets. You decide which one(s) you would like to win and fill out your tickets with the corresponding number. The winners will be picked Sunday afternoon. Good luck. (see photos below to choose your favorite)

The proceeds will go to aid the New Hampshire Childhood Cancer Lifeline. They provide much needed support to many families in the area.

Tickets will be on sale at the Quilt Show or from a Guild Member.

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