The Well Community, 554 Pit Road, Brownsburg, IN 46112.
We have resumed in-person meetings.
We recommend that you continue to wear a mask and use Covid precautions, especially if you have not yet been vaccinated.
We meet on the third Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm.
October Program (October 19):
Lois Levihn – Born Again Quilts
Lois Levihn (le veen) is the owner of Born Again Quilts restoration studio located on the south side of Fort Wayne. Her mother, Dorothy, was her first needlework teacher at age 9. After embroidering too many dishtowels, potholders and pillowcases, Lois wanted to learn how to quilt. She did so under the tutelage of Bette Schlichtenmeyer owner of the Golden Thimble Quilt Emporium that was located on North Wells St. in the early 1980’s Lois started restoring quilts when she started purchasing ones in less than great condition. She found her passion in restoring quilts back to life that others deemed “unworthy”. She has attended workshops at the Kirk Collection and seminars by her favorite quilt personality… Quilter Hall of Famer Barbara Brackman. In 2005 Lois spent two weeks in the South of France studying the textiles and quilts of this historic region. Born Again Quilts moved to its new location in October 2012 at 4005 South Wayne Ave. In 2013 the façade was given a much-needed facelift thanks to the City of Fort Wayne’s façade grant program. In August 2014 the staff of Country Living Magazine purchased a quilt from BAQ and not only featured it in the November issue, the editor also recommended BAQ for vintage textiles and provided the BAQ Etsy website address bringing hundreds of new viewers to the site. This October Lois will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of her Waynedale News column “Around the Frame”. She was recently asked by Charles Shepard, President and CEO of the Fort Wayne Museum of Art to assist in evaluating the museum’s quilt collection.
Quilt Restoration Workshop: October 20 at The Well Community Center, 9 a.m.-noon. $35/member & $45/non-member Please let me know ASAP if you will be attending so that Lois can have the packets prepared for everyone attending. We need to know no later that October 15 if you plan to attend. Yes, we will take late registrations as long as we have a minimum of 5 attending.
What will Workshop Cover:
During the workshop, Lois will cover several important items including:
What to consider before starting a quilt restoration, how fabrics age and how that might affect your quilt, hanging/storing/cleaning quilts, basic restoration stitches, a bit of practice on restoration, amount of time involved in triage/quilt autopsy
November Quilting Events
Mudsock Quilters Guild Quilt Show
Cornerstone Lutheran Church
13450 E 116th St, Fishers IN 46037
Saturday, November 13, 2021 10 AM – 2 PM
$5.00 Entrance Fee
Come and view the wonderful quilts created by our quilters for donation to Community North Hospital in Indianapolis. We annually donate over 200 quilts to the hospital which are distributed to patients on Christmas Day. This year we are adding a vendor section for your shopping pleasure.
Indiana Heritage Quilt Show 2022
The next IHQS show will be Thursday – Saturday, March 3, 4, 5, 2022, at the Monroe Convention Center, Bloomington, IN. This will be their 30th year of great quilt shows! Workshop instructors will include Cynthia England, Bill Kerr, Lori Miller, Nancy Prince and Christa Watson. The feature artist will be Peggy Brown.
Entry forms and workshop registrations will open September 7, 2021.
For more information about the show, workshops, entering a quilt, exhibits, vendors, volunteering and more, visit https://www.ihqs.org/