Our Monthly Program

2021

April – meeting via Zoom – link is in your newsletter

April 20, 2021

We are excited to welcome Susan K Cleveland, Pieces Be With You, to our April 20 Guild Meeting.  We will be meeting via Zoom again this month.  But hang on, we plan to be moving to in-person meetings in May.   YEA!!!  

For the April Meeting, let’s  join in the fun of learning from our popular instructor who brings Zing to quilting. She will be presenting her My Eclectic Quilt Pageant program. Join one of the world’s most enthusiastic personalities for ooo’s, aaaah’s, and laughter to learn a plethora of tips to increase accuracy and add fresh, interesting details with piping, prairie points, heavy threads, and embellishments. See how to take show pieces to new levels and add charming surprises to simple pieces. Susan will share real live quilts with close ups through the projector so you’re sure to see oodles of detail. You may recognize many quilts as winners in AQS Paducah shows and International Quilt Festivals in Houston! Don’t miss out on this good time!

Susan is offering free shipping on products purchased on her web site between April 19-22. To receive free shipping use the code SBQG.  The items will be shipped to Beth Archer on April 23.  Once received, Beth will contact you for delivery of items. Of course if you want them quicker, you are welcome to order and have them delivered to your home.  Free shipping only comes with the group order. 

Let’s meet Susan.  Her enthusiasm for quilting is said to be contagious! In classes, she works toward keeping an upbeat setting, providing well-written instructions, and attending to each student with personalized coaching. Her quilts have received many awards in international competitions since 1997, where judges comment on fine workmanship and original style. With unique designs, she is thrilled to include charming, unexpected elements such as specialty threads, prairie points, piping, and great binding techniques. Susan invented the Groovin’ Piping Trimming Tool which is used to trim piping seam allowances and the Prairie Pointer pressing tool. In 2010 Susan was delighted to be named Minnesota Quilter of the Year! 
She lives on 70 acres in southeastern Minnesota with her hubby. Both of their incredibly smart, talented children, have graduated from college and are gainfully employed.
For more information, visit www.piecesbewithyou.com

May Preview: May 18, 2021  In Person at The Well Community

Suzi Parron

Author of Barn Quilts.  Workshop on May 19th.  Read more for a little bit about Suzi and see information about the workshop on this flyer. Seating limited.  Please contact Heather Kopeschka.  Information listed on the April newsletter.

March – meeting via Zoom – link is in your newsletter

March 16, 2021
Our speaker,   Korissa Thomason,  with Modern Edge Quilting will be sharing her quilting journey and giving us great advice and techniques to improve our machine quilting.  With over 10 years of long-arm quilting expertise, Korissa can give us some great tips and tricks to improve our quilting, whether we quilt with a domestic machine or long-arm.   We look forward to seeing you by Zoom. 

February – meeting via Zoom – link is in your newsletter

February is for showing some love to those we care about.  That is exactly what we are going to do… Show some Love to our Guild members. We have such great talent and wonderful quilt artists in the guild.   A few of our Guild members have volunteered to  share their quilting journeys, giving us all a chance to get to know them better.  Following this portion of our program, get ready for a bit of interactive fun to be had by all.  To participate you will need to be prepared with a few items.  So grab a basket and  fill it with some or all of the following items. 

 
Items to put in your basket could include: 
Piece of your current Favorite fabric
Ugliest fabric you own
Favorite quilting tool
Book/pattern from your favorite designer
Favorite quilting snack and/or beverage
Random ‘orphan’ block
Quilting tool/notion purchased that you have never used
Oldest UFO
Object that inspires you
Favorite thread 
Favorite Valentine project

January – meeting via Zoom – link is in your newsletter

“Leftovers”   …  We all have them.  Join us for the January Scrapbasket Guild meeting to learn fun and different ways to make good use of our “Leftovers”.   Connie Lancaster, owner of Quilts Plus in Lebanon www.quiltsplus.com , will be our speaker.   A ‘secret coupon code’ will be provided for everyone in attendance that will be  good for purchases at Quilts Plus either online, in person, or by phone.

Keeping with the theme of “Leftovers”… everyone is invited to ‘Show and Tell’ their projects, both new and old, using scraps and leftovers.  Send pictures of your projects to President Eugenia Fernandez by email, and be ready to tell us the story when your project is shown.