Our Monthly Program

June 2018 Program: This month’s program is from Alice Ridge, who will share her Trip Around the World Quilts.  Read on to learn more about her.
Alice Ridge's Celtic Butterfly

“I learned how to sew and embroider by hand when I was in second grade, taught by my grandmother and my great aunt. I got my first sewing machine when I was in 5th grade and have been sewing ever since.

“I have been quilting on and off for over 35 years. Quilting “obsessively” (as my husband says) for the last 15+ years. I have been a Traveling Quilt Teacher and Speaker for about ten years.

“Just about all quilting styles appeal to me. Handwork and machine, traditional to art quilts. I love to try new techniques and ‘tweak’ old ones to make them new and fresh!

“I have a small rigid heddle loom to weave my own fabric to incorporate into some of my art quilts. I love playing with the different textures that you can get from different fibers. I also crochet and knit, and am learning how to tat lace. Never a dull moment!

Personal info:

“I am married to a career Army man ( just retired after 35 years Active Duty!) and have traveled all over the world. We have lived on three continents. (I’ve lost count of the number of times we’ve packed and moved!) Three children – 2 daughters and 1 son. The girls are in Indiana; my son is in the Army and his location changes as often as ours has over the last 35 years!  4 grandchildren (2 girls and 2 boys), all of them in Indiana. And a big fat grey cat, crazy and stupid, but lovable anyway.

“Thanks for sharing in my quilting adventures!”

Alice Ridge