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Eastcoast Quilters Alliance 3, LLC  

307 North Amherst Street, Bedford, NH 03110

 

www.aquiltersgathering.com

603-714-8871

 PRESENTS

 

 

A Quilters' GatheringTM   

November 1 - 4, 2012

Radisson Downtown, 700 Elm Street, Manchester NH 

and   

A Quilters' SamplerTM

May 31 - June 1, 2013

Courtyard by Marriott, 2200 Southwood Drive, Nashua, NH

 

 NEWS! 

Hello! 
A week from now we will opening A Quilters Gathering 2012
at our new location! 
 
Have you signed up for classes yet?
in this issue...
Driving Directions & Validation
Judy Buswick - Author of Sally Palmer Field New England Quilter"
Merchant Mall Vendors
Where to eat?
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Driving Directions to the Radisson Downtown, Manchester, NH
 700 Elm Street, Manchester, NH 03101


From Logan Airport/Boston, MA:
 Through the Sumner Tunnel to Route 93N. Near Manchester, take Route 293N (left hand exit off Route 93). After passing Brown Avenue exit, stay to right as 293 bears right. Stay on Route 293 to second exit, Exit #5/Granite Street. Turn right at bottom of ramp, then go through two sets of lights. Hotel garage is next left. 
 
From Rte 3N (Nashua)
Just south of Manchester, Route 3 becomes Route 293. Take exit #5 and follow directions above.   From Maine/Portsmouth, NH: Follow 95S to Portsmouth, after crossing state line, take 3rd exit (Exit #2) to 101W/93S to 293N. After passing Brown Avenue exit, stay to the right as 293 bears to the right. Take second exit, #5/Granite Street. Turn right at bottom of ramp, go through two sets of lights. Hotel garage is next left.   
 
From Vermont:
 Take Route 89S to Route 93S to Route 293S. On 293S take exit #6. Exit will circle around and over the Amoskeag Bridge. Stay right, take Canal Street ramp. Follow Canal Street for about 1 mile (8 sets of lights) to Granite Street (Bus station is on your left). Take left on Granite Street. Hotel garage is next left.  
 
From NJ, NYC, CT: 
Take Route 95N to New Haven, then Route 91N to Hartford. From Hartford, take Route 84 to Route 90 (Mass Pike). Take Mass Pike to Route 290 (Worcester) to Route 495 (Lowell) to Route 3N (Nashua). Stay on Route 3. Just south of Manchester, Route 3 becomes Route 293. Take exit #5/Granite Street. Turn right at bottom of ramp, then go through two sets of lights. Hotel garage is next left.
 
Parking is located in the parking garage attached to the Radisson Downtown!  Validated Parking Fee, $5/day for show attendees (subject to change).  
 
Handicap Drop-Off / Access Area:    The easiest drop off location for handicap accessibility to the show is to the left of the building which is Pleasant Street Entrance. There are ramps or small stairs to get into the Merchants Mall and the Quilt Show is on the Ground Floor.  For those taking classes, there are elevators to the second floor.  
 Judy Buswick 
Author of "Sally Palmer Field New England Quilter" 
will be on hand at A Quilters' Gathering with her newly published book!
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Sally Palmer Field

A Note from Judy Buswick:  Palmer Field spent most of her adult life studying, teaching, learning, and educating families and quilters about quilts in New England. Writer Judy Buswick worked with Sally to tell her story that includes both family memories and accounts of her research in the US and Britain. Many of students Sally's and friends contributed to this book, making it a history of quilting, a women's history, and a biography of a woman often ahead of her times.  Sally Palmer Field, New EnglandQuilter is printed in B&W but has a CD attached with color images from the book.  Judy will be signing books on Thursday, November 1st  through Saturday, November 3rd, 2012, at the Gathering in Manchester. Please stop and share a story of your own.
   


Thank You! 
Eastcoast Quilters Alliance 3, LLC would like to thank Marie Geary, Judy Buswick and Charlene Parlee for their unwavering passion to not only recognize the contributions that Sally Palmer Field has brought to the Quilting Community over these many years, but by also capturing her spirit as well.  Judy Buswick brings Sally's story to us so that we may appreciate and preserve her history & passion for quilting.  Marie Geary, long time friend of Sally Palmer Field, for her continuous devotion to her quilting mentor.  And to Charlene Parlee, who purchased Sally's house with contents intact and generously provided the quilting community with many of Sally's Quilting Treasures!  

Below is a letter from Charlene Parlee: 
 
I had never met Sally Feld when we purchased her house at 11 Maple Road in Chelmsford.  Slowly working through Sally's things and finding good homes for them I would often feel her presence there with me (especially when her music box would just start playing a few notes).

Through her treasured collections, I came to know Sally a little.  To me she was a strong, creative woman of spirit with a sense of purpose.  She was extremely well traveled , cherished history, was an avid reader, cook, collector and artist.  Through the amazing history of such diverse interests she left behind in her house, she showed me that she was a truly remarkable renaissance woman. ~ Charlene

We Thank You All!


Merchant Mall Vendors 

for 2012 A Quilters' Gathering!

 

We are very excited to bring you the following Vendors in our Merchants Mall!

 

Booth #

Name

10

A Notion to Quilt

7

Adele Scott Design Studio

21

Angelwares

12

Ann's Pin Cushion

9

Art Classics

40

Baskets Boxes and Things

16

Bits N Pieces Quilt Shop

1

Bittersweet Fabric Shop

30

Close to Home

39

Country Keepsakes

17

Cowles Quilting Machine Systems Inc

8

Diane Phalen Watercolors

23

Dover Street Booksellers

38

DWR Woodworking

34

Enviro-Tote, Inc.

14

Evergreen Country Primatives Quilt Shop

22

Fabritique

18

Fieldstone House

31

Follow That Thread

24

Handloom Batik

42

Heart in Hands

19

Julie's sewing Basket

26

Maine-ly Sewing

37

Nashua Sew and Vac

29

New England Quilt Designers Cooperative

45

NHQE

13

patfergusonquilts.com, LLC

36

Portsmouth Fabric Co.

32

Quilt By Number

4

Quiltessentials

6

Red Barn Sewing Center

3

Rob Nettleton

20

Sew Fresh Fabrics

43

Sharon's Quilt Designs

11

Studio 180 Design

5

Superior Threads

46

The  Charlton Sewing Center

27 & 28

The Christmas Shoppe

15

The Country Spool

33

The Quilted Crow

41

The Victorian Cupboard

25

Thread Express

2

Vintage and Vogue

35

We Got the Buttons

44

Wood Turnings By Cynthia

 

 

 

  

 

  

 

 


 

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A Quilters Gathering in Manchester!

  

 

Where to eat while visiting Manchester during the Gathering? Planet Marshmallow
 Coming for the day with some friends? Staying overnight at the Radisson Manchester hotel?  
Interested in someplace new to dine?  Here's a few ideas!
 
These are a few of the Gathering Girls personal recommendations...
 
Hooked
Ignite
Mint
Firefly
900 Degrees
Portland Pie Co.
Piccola
XO on Elm
 
and don't forget to go to Planet Marshmallow on Hanover Street for awesome marshmallow treats that are out of this world!!!
 

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