***June and July Meetings will be at a different location. Bartlett Chapel United Methodist Church, 4396 E. Main Street, Avon, IN 46123 in the sanctuary. Please enter at the East End of the church under the covered entry. Same meeting time 7 p.m.**
June 2019 – Dave Broughton of Nomad Yarns
Fiber fanatics we have the meeting for you! Join our fun group of quilters to share our projects, and hear our speaker, Dave Broughton, fiber dying expert. Dave’s background is in chemistry and archaeological science which if left behind nearly a decade ago to cross the Atlantic and run Nomad Yarns with his now wife Erica. Since 2010 Nomad Yarns has provided yarns and fibers to Hendricks County and the West Side of Indy, in Spring of this year the brick and mortar store turned into a mobile one due to downtown redevelopment in Plainfield.
Dave has taught dyeing at the store and at fiber festivals and events around the state as well as producing his own range of hand dyed yarns for the store as well as some dyed fabric accessories.
Dave will present a short guide to dyeing fabrics and yarns at home with equipment that is easy to acquire at any box store. We’ll review types of dyes for different fibers, the basics of their chemistry and how to achieve a wide range of different dye effects with simple methods. We’ll cover acid dyes, fiber reactive dyes and solar dyes as well as 2-3 photo/video guides for different techniques Dave uses in his studio.
The yarn truck will be in attendance stocked with Dave’s work, our other products and most importantly dyes and prepared fabrics for sale.
Join us this month to share your latest projects and hear from speaker, Brian Haggard. Brian is the author of several books and will be discussing hand embroidery in all aspects of quilting and other items used in the home, some utilitarian and some home décor. This topic will be for all levels of skill, from the novice to the advanced.
Most of what Brian creates is from the use of old items or creating things to look as though they are old when really they are very new. Hope to see you there!
Please join Scrapbasket Quilt Guild on Tuesday, April 16th to visit with friends, share our latest projects and hear from our speaker, Mary Strinka. Mary will be speaking on finishing your Binding by machine, including the magic of two color binding. We look forward to seeing her beautiful quilts and hearing her story and love of quilts.
March Quilt Guild Program presents The Scrapbasket 12×12 Challenge Group. This “My Point of View” group was started in October of 2017 by member Cathy Jones. This is a theme-based challenge group which prompts you to discover your style and improve your design skills as well as explore new sewing techniques with limited materials. The group as been meeting the first Monday of every other month (meets next in May) at the Bob Evans in Avon at noon for a luncheon and a theme reveal.
Please join us at the Scrapbasket March meeting where the group will be presenting the program on the 12×12 Challenge Group along with over 80, 12″ x 12″ artistic creations for you to view.
February 19th, Your Quilt Guild brings to you our speaker, Marlene Sowatzke of Indiana. Marlene has been quilting for over 40 years having learned to sew from her grandmother. Not too long ago in 2011, Marlene was inspired as she saw her “Scrapbasket” overflowing with pieces of beautiful fabric from all those years. Her scrap quilt techniques have become her passion and today she can take a pile of 2” and 3 7/8” squares to create an amazing quilt all the while reducing and using her scraps. She even credits some of her inspiration to Pinterest. She looks forward to sharing her techniques and passion with us Tuesday!
January 2019 – See Archives for program photos.
Michael will be conducting a workshop on January 31 from 9AM to 3PM at our usual meeting location, Messiah Lutheran in Brownsburg, to teach the technique he uses in his artistic quilts. The image chosen is a rooster, and it is necessary to purchase the kit from Michael. The cost of the kit is $55 and we will need to know the number of participants by January 24th. There is no other cost for the workshop, but a donation to the Messiah Lutheran Food Pantry is requested: food item, personal hygiene product, or monetary donation, please.