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The meeting on April 15, Wednesday is CANCELLED as we continue social distancing. The program and workshop will be rescheduled for a later time. Judy Moore Pullen; we love her, we admire her upbeat attitude, we are honored to call her our own. Judy will discuss the importance handwork provides to our mind, body and spirit. We’ve asked her to share her quilt journey, her new book she’s working on, the organizations she assists, and of course her beautiful quilts. Judy is the author of various books and patterns, a representative and blogger for Colonial Needles, as well as an instructor with area quilt shops.
This workshop has been cancelled for this date. It will be rescheduled at a later time. April 16, 9:00-2:00, Thursday a workshop with Judy on wool needle turn appliqué. Beginners through experts are welcome because Judy will conduct the class to accommodate your questions and demonstrate as needed. Workshop is $35 payable to Judy and includes your kit of wool, threads, chenille and tapestry needles, needle Grip-its, needle threader, Bunny Love pattern.
May 20, WednesdayGail Hurn, our respected mentor and wonderful friend to all Guild members, has graciously accepted our repeated ask to present her Amish Quilt Trunk Show and story of her relationships with the Amish in her business ventures. Amish quilts breathe perfection, beg to be admired, and bring the wow factor to perfect stitches. We eagerly await this special May lecture and encourage you to get a front row seat to enjoy Gail’s program. (We hope Gail brings some of her own quilts to share as well….let her know your favorites. Flamingo, hint hint.)
Additionally, tea and finger foods will be provided by the Sew Chatty Bee in celebration of our 20 years as a Guild. A few surprises, and surely a few treasured memories of the Guild’s history will also be shared. It's a Fancy Tea...wear your hat. Gloves are optional.
June 17, Wednesday, Susan Jones and her Creative Journey. She smiles and we smile. Wit, charm, positive energy…..This program will be a treat. You saw Susan’s unique bags she donated to the Boutique, and perhaps you were lucky enough to purchase one. Susan; beautiful inside and out; a fiber artist, quilter, crafter, painter and sample designer. A three time Fairfield Fashion Show designer and two time Bernina Fashion Show judge at the International Quilt Market and Festival. Her fabric art has appeared in various books and publications and advertisement media. She has designed for fabric, fiber and craft manufacturers and end-use tester for new industry products as well as creating display and marketing samples. She was an Acquisitions Editor and Marketing Editor at That Patchwork Place (now Martingale) quilt book publisher. Susan designed projects for Beacon Adhesives and taught design process and project application at The International Quilt Market and The Craft and Hobby Association shows. Wow, members, don’t miss this one!
June 18 Thursday workshop with Susan, 9:30 - 2:00/2:30, Creative Fiber Play for Quilters. Come play with fabrics using easy exercises in creativity. No matter your level of quilt making skill or your style of preference, this class is designed to inspire you. Explore useful ideas and techniques to incorporate into future quilt projects. This is a “process” class, on a project class. You will leave with a sample book of inspiration! Workshop fee of $35, which includes your kit, is payable to Susan.
July 15, Wednesday Dawn Heese of “Linen Closet Designs” presents her SMALL TOWN GIRL program. Dawn is an author and pattern/fabric designer for Diamond Textiles. Her work has been featured in Quiltmania, Simply Vintage, Fons and Porter, Quilts and More, Quilter’s World and Primitive Quilts and Projects. She has taught extensively in France and the United States. dawnheesequilts.blogspot.com www.linenclosetdesigns.com
July 16 Thursday Dawn will present (2) TWO workshops: Scalloped Borders and Big Stitch Quilting. One workshop for $30, or both workshops for $45. 9:00 - 11:30 1. Scalloped Borders that do not involve bias edges. Sewing machine is required. No kit fee, but Dawn can offer one for $25. 12:00 - 2:30 2. Big Stitch Quilting: Love hand quilting but don’t have the time? Learn the big stitch method that adds texture to your quilts in half the time. No sewing machine required. No kit fee.
August 19 Wednesday Cynthia Regone presents her dynamic trunk show and lecture “Kick it UP a Notch.” Bold, bright, wild colors, unusual combinations of colors and fabrics in her quilt designs to make you sit up straight and take notice. Many of her quilts have been featured in Fons and Porter Love of Quilting. Her quilt “Red Hot Flannel” was featured in the 2005 Love of Quilting Calendar. Don’t miss this eye-candy program. cajunclassicsquilts.com
September 16 Wednesday Catherine Redford will make you smile. She’s a regular contributor to Modern Patchwork magazine and the author of 2 Modern Machine Quilting QATV workshop DVDs. She describes her style as “eclectic” but is known best for her originality and innovation particularly in the realm of free-motion quilting and embellishment. Want to learn to quilt your own quilts using your domestic sewing machine? She’s the one to show you how. catherineredford.com
September 17 Thursday Workshop with Catherine on Walking Foot Quilting and Beyond the Ditch. Workshop cost is $45 payable to the Guild with a kit fee of $10 payable to Catherine. Bring your sewing machine to learn all her amazing techniques.
October 21 Wednesday "Roaring 20s" HALLOWEEN PARTY & COSTUME CONTEST; Come in costume, don’t miss the give-aways, chocolates, and fun with your friends.
Colonial Needles will conduct a presentation about needles, thread, & notions! colonialneedle.com Our dear Judy Pullen is a representative and blogger for Colonial Needles. To read her fun and informative blog, log on to Colonial Needle, choose resources, then blog. Judy will provide a same-day wool appliqué workshop directly after our program. The cost of this workshop is $35 payable to Judy, which also includes your kit.
November 18 Wednesday Jaimie Davis with Loopy Tulip Designs presents the History & Mystery of Baltimore Album Quilts. This is a fascinating lecture that provides historical background on an heirloom work of art. Jaimie has the ability to instantly connect with her students with her encouraging words and delightful stories. Her quilts beg to be admired up close and personal. If you’ve never considered making a Baltimore Album, please join us and explore the possibilities. loopytulips.com
November 19 Thursday Loopy Tulips Workshop with Jaimie is $45 with a $20 kit fee. Take a look at the Loopy Tulip project on Jaimie’s website. Sewing machine is not required. Supply list available at the program/workshops table.