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Our Mission

NMQA is an educational organization whose main purpose is to stimulate a greater interest in quilting, in its membership and in the community at large, by providing information about quilting and by providing instruction and training to people who are interested in the art of quilting.

Overview

Organized in 1974, NMQA is an educational organization whose purpose is to stimulate a greater interest in quilting, in its membership and in the community by providing information about quilting and by providing instruction and training to people who are interested in the art of quilting.

Meetings

NMQA meetings are held in Albuquerque on the 4th Monday of the month (3rd Monday in Nov-Dec) at UNM Continuing Education building, 1634 University NE at Indian School. Meetings are open to the public; non-members will be charged a $5 fee for meetings with a guest speaker.

 

PLEASE check the Calender page for ALL meeting dates and times.

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2013 NMQA Balloon Fiesta Quilt

The “Wild and Wonderful “ 2013 NMQA balloon quilt .   The 38 individual balloons were created by a team of NMQA members led by Julie Smyth who pieced the top.  It was machine quilted by Betty Standiferd. It is the centerpiece of  NMQA’s fundraising efforts for the year.   Raffle tickets cost $2 each, 3 for $5 or a book of 10 for $17. The drawing will be held on site at Balloon Fiesta Park the final morning of Fiesta in October.  You need not be present to win....

Wedding Quilt

In the months living in Albuquerque before I moved to Michigan, I had started a wedding quilt for our youngest son, Dustyn.  Many of you saw me working on the blocks and offered great advice and cheered my efforts on.  The making of this gift was a wonderful journey.  Here is the story: . . When our son Dustyn and his girlfriend Kelly announced their engagement, Kelly’s Mom called me from her St. Joseph, Michigan home to ask if I’d be interest in joining forces with her to make...

Finished my challenge quilt

Remember last year’s New Mexico State Fair challenge with that multi-colored floral print?  Well, I moved away before I had a chance to finish mine and then life got very busy.  Here it is January of 2013 and I am finally finishing my challenge quilt.  Just have the black binding to go.  Here it is.  Can you find the challenge fabric in the narrow borders?  Machine pieced.  Machine appliqued.  Hand quilted.  Enhanced with 3-D fabric flower petals, embroidery and real feathers.  Wishing everyone a wonderful new year! Cathy...

Quilt Show at Las Colinas Retirement Center

Thank you and all the lovely ladies so very much for attending our Quilt Show yesterday. All your quilts were absolutely beautiful! Unbelievable, how you and the ladies can make so many magnificent quilts! I promised to send you some of the photos I took. I hope you enjoy them! If we have another Quilt Show, I would love to have you all back. If you want, I can let you know about some of our upcoming events/barbecues so that you all can come back again! Thank you again,...

Mexican Fiesta by Kathy Albright

My quilt is called “Mexican Fiesta.” The fabrics and the pattern are from the Kaffe Fassett Collection. I used a Seminole piecing method for sewing the sashing and borders. This was a breakthrough quilt for me in terms of the use of color and fabric combinations. I finished the quilt in 2011 and it is now hanging on the wall of my family room. Here is a full size picture....

Yellow and Blue by Vicki Cederberg

This quilt is called “Yellow and Blue.” It’s one of my earlier art quilts,  I created it in 2002. It was inspired by Kaffe Fassett’s pattern that I saw in his book called “Quilts in the Sun.” My choice of the colors yellow and blue were inspired by pottery from Provence in France. I have been a fan of Kaffe Fassett since I read his book “Glorius Needlepoint” many years ago. I love his use of bold colors and designs. To see more of Vicki’s quilts visit her My...