Archived Monthly Program Highlights

January 2019

Michael Stephens of Not Your Average Quilter in Fayette, IN

Workshop Program:

Pictures from Lecture:

February 2017: Laura Welkins’ Small Quilts 
Miniature quilt, Dancing Dahlias, by Laura Welkins.

Dancing Dahlia by Laura Welkins

Laura Welkins learned to sew at a young age with the help of two excellent seamstresses, her mother and grandmother. She has made many clothes, doll clothes, pillows, curtains and recently reupholstered a loveseat.

Laura joined the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis in 2007. She entered her first guild show that year and won first place in the appliqued bed quilt category. She was hooked! She won some ribbons at a few regional shows but the more notable awards came in the past few years when she started making miniature quilts. Her miniatures won first place in Houston in both 2014 and 2015 and a third place in 2016. At the Paducah show she won a third place in 2014, first in 2015 and Best of Show Miniature in 2016 for her quilt, Daisy Chain. That quilt is now on display at the National Quilt Museum.
Another great presentation to see.
Laura learned the lesson about not doing fancy scrolling quilting on a busy print...nobody ever sees it.

Border Lessons

Let It Snow! A round-robin quilt on winter themes

Let It Snow!

Laura challenged her group to contribut paper-pieced sunbursts to create this quilt.

Batik Sunburst Challenge

In a class filled with art teachers, a beginning quilter has no problem creating abstract designs like this one.

Abstract florals

Laura's first entry into the Paducah quilt show.

The First Paducah Entry

A quilt inspired by the patterns of light formed on the bottom of a swimming pool.

Water Ripples

Floral mini quilt

Getting tiny!

The stitches on this miniature quilt are so small, making up the pattern on plain solid cotton.

Shot cotton mini