Guild meetings are the fourth Monday of each month at 9 am and 6:30 pm (except for October and December) at the American Legion Hall, 625 31st Street, Marion, Iowa. Guests are welcome to attend one meeting at no charge. Guests are also welcome to sign up for workshops for $5.00 plus the workshop fee. If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Robbie, Program Chair, at email@example.com
March 27, 2017 Stephanie Soebbing; www.stephaniesoebbing.blogspot.com 9:00 am and 6:30 pm Lectures: Trunk Show Stephanie started quilting after college because she was bored. She was used to working 30 hours a week at the student newspaper, interning at the local paper, TV or radio station, maintaining a full class load and a full social calendar. Just having to work 40 hours a week wasn’t enough. At that time, really not that long ago, there weren’t that many good tutorials on the web for quilters getting started. Stephanie seriously sewed with a regular presser foot for a year and didn’t realize why she sewed a consistent three-eighths-inch seam until she finally took her first quilting class. From then on she was addicted. Stephanie took one or two classes a month, trying out every technique she could until she got to the point where she was good enough to start teaching my own classes. Stephanie wanted to share her knowledge with the rest of the beginners on the Internet struggling to improve their quilting skills. First came a 10-part T-shirt quilting tutorial that raked in a quarter-million views and counting. Then in 2014 she designed a Block of the Month quilt to teach at her local quilt shop. By the end of the year nearly 12,000 people had downloaded patterns. When Stephanie launched the 2015 BOM pattern the blog grew from a nice side gig, to a successful website that could potentially enable her to quit her day job. Fast forward to March 2015. After an unexpected layoff Stephanie decided, with her husband’s full support, to pursue running Quilt Addicts Anonymous full-time, growing her little quilting blog into a resource for quilters of all skill levels, providing daily articles featuring tutorials, original patterns and quilting news.
April 24, 2017 Marilyn Lee; Art Quilter; UTube: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5okr0Zg5wdGzbWjm62UxWQ Facebook: Classy Quilts: The Art of the Art Quilt 9:00 am and 6:30 pm Lectures: Trunk Show Marilyn Lee lives in a quiet corner of the world where she makes complex and highly detailed textiles with fabric and thread. Working on vintage treadle sewing machines, she knows no boundaries for her embroidered work, from dimensional flowers, lace and ornaments to wall quilts where 1000s of small pieces; 500 of them in 17 different shades make up President Obama’s face alone. This quilt won the 2010 Minnesota State Fair Quilt Champion prize by the way. Marilyn has her own YouTube channel where she graciously shows us, in a seemingly effortless manner, how she creates lovely lace and embroidered work. Marilyn has been written up in many textile and quilting arts publications. The quilt shown is called “Loon Song” and will be featured in the “Cabin Art” department of Cabin Living Magazine in an upcoming issue.
May 22, 2017 Ami Simms; www.amisimms.com 9:00 am Lecture: How NOT To Make a Prize-Winning Quilt Over the years I've made some horrible mistakes. Hopefully I can pass on some tips on what NOT to do! You'll see an assortment of quilts, from the very first to the more recent and I'll pick them apart before your very eyes! Topics covered include Cutting On Sewing Lines, “Mystery Batting,” Bedsheets For Backing, Pre-Washing is a Waste of Time, and the “Jam & Cram” Method of Binding Attachment.
6:30 pm Lecture: Living With Quilts; A Survival Guide Learn creative coping strategies for quilters, but not necessarily for their families. Topics include how to pad your house (quilt display and storage), appropriate more studio space (why stop with the spare bedroom?), eliminate pesky distractions (cooking and cleaning), increase storage capacity (batting goes in the oven), and the best way to deal with the guilt of UFOs (ignore it)!
June 26, 2017 Retreat Day Spend the day sewing; snacks served throughout the day; pizza and music at 6 pm.
July 24, 2017 (no morning meeting) Lynne Hagmeier, Kansas Troubles; www.ktquilts.com 6:30 pm Lecture: Moda and Beyond Lynne began quilting more than 20 years ago after taking a class at her local quilt shop, The Quilting Bee in Salina, Kansas. Kansas Troubles Quilters was born the next year when she and two friends collaborated to make and sell small quilts at craft fairs. After a few years, Lynne and one of the other women decided to publish their original patterns and attended their first wholesale market. In 2000, Lynne took the next step and partnered with Moda Fabrics to design fabric collections based on her signature warm, country colors and nature-inspired motifs. For seven years, Lynne and her husband, Robert, shared their passion for quilting by hosting retreats at KTQ’s home base in Bennington, Kansas. Now she’s traveling to quilt shops and guilds teaching classes and sharing her quilts and their stories with quilters all over the country. Lynne has designed and written a series of six Quilter’s Journal quilt patterns based on historical events, more than two dozen books and 75 patterns, and 30 fabric collections to date. Lynne is the author of Piecing the Past: Vintage Quilts Recreated by Kansas Troubles and Border Garden: Kansas Troubles Favorites Projects for Your Home.
August 28, 2017 Sheila Williams 9:00 am and 6:30 pm: I love quilting and especially making miniatures and small block quilts. In addition, I love making the same block over and over again. I know, crazy, huh? And the scrappier, the better. I have been quilting since 1999. Around that time, Jo Morton was a speaker at the guild. She agreed to spend the night with a guild member and that ended up being my mom. Of course, I loved all of her work but wasn't really into quilting yet. That didn't stop me from going over to my mom's for the opportunity to meet Jo. As it turned out, Jo gave both my mom and me a trunk show right there in my mom's living room. That was all I needed to learn to quilt. And honestly, what was I waiting on? Both my mom and my sister quilt. I had teachers right there at my disposal. Within the year, I was headed to Paducah, building my stash, and starting way more projects than I could possibly complete. I was hooked. I look forward to sharing my journey with you during the August meeting and with those of you who choose to take my class, "Miniatures and Small Block Quilts."
September 25, 2017 Scott Flanagan 9:00 am and 6:30 pm Lectures: Trunk Show Scott grew up in Longmont, CO. He comes from a family of crafters and woodworkers. His love of quilting started with his maternal grandmother. While growing up, he spent many hours helping her piece quilts for Lutheran World Relief, family and friends. In all, his quilting journey spans more than 20 years. Scott has made more than 300 quilts through the years, and his personal collection now contains about 150 of his favorites. Scott loves to make special quilts for family and friends, sometimes for no reason at all, but partly for the joy it brings, and to see the reaction when the quilt is received. In 2011, he started his own pattern design company, “4th and Main Designs by Scott Alan Flanagan”, and spends much of his free time designing quilt patterns exclusively for Country Traditions. Scott loves the endless possibilities available when designing patterns.
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