Full STEAM Ahead

Calling all Guild members to participate in a short-term service opportunity. Be part of the Art in STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Mathematics) education!

The Basics

What: You are invited to join Guild volunteers to provide a side station that helps kids explore what it takes to make a quilt.

When: The event runs Saturday to Sunday, October 1–9, 9:30 AM to 8:00 PM.
  NSQG involvement through Friday, Oct 7.
  Time slots available are:
      9:45 am to 1 pm
      12:45 pm to 4 pm
      3:45 pm to 7 pm
  Sign up to help at the link below.
      Sign Up!

Where: Grand Forks Curling Club, 1124 7th Avenue South. NSQG is upstairs.

The Sponsors: The Full Steam Ahead event is sponsored by the Center for Exploration.

What You Will Do

Like a sew day, you will:

  • Bring a project of your choice with supplies and equipment to work on during your shift. This might be rotary cutting fabric for a quilt, machine piecing, pressing, or putting the binding on a quilt. Those are just examples. Any aspect of making a quilt is an appropriate choice.
  •  Be prepared to talk about your project and engage with the people visiting your area.
  • Bring 1 or 2 finished quilts that you can share and talk about.

A table and chair will be provided for each demonstration. Sewing machines will be available but feel free to bring your own machine.

Contact Service Chair Jolene M for more information.

To Be Part of the Event

Sign up for this weeklong event. In fact, please consider signing up for multiple time slots. You can do this through Sign Up Genius which is linked below.

Pick a time or an entire day!
Sign up with a quilting buddy
           9:45 am to 1 pm
           12:45 pm to 4 pm
           3:45 pm to 7 pm

Sign Up!

Why Participate?

This is our chance to promote the art of quilting in our community. The event is focused on children, and they are an audience of future quilters. Teachers, parents, and families are also potential members of our guild. Let’s use this event to spread the word about an art form we all love!

Full Steam Ahead is a brand-new community event running October 1–9. The planned event will provide opportunities to explore all the identified areas of STEAM—Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics—and our guild has been invited to participate in the Arts category. The event is open to the public on the weekend of October 1–2, and the following week is open to all including groups of children from local schools during the day and to the public in the evening. Our guild will be participating from October 1–7.