2019 Programs and Events:
November – Quilts in Wood
Come to November Scrapbasket Quilt Guild Program and hear from Ben Wilson of Crawfordsville, IN who owns and operates his business, Quilts In Wood.
Ben first learned of his interest in wood in shop class as a 7th grader. It was not until after college that he was able to work more with wood, accumulate his tools and refine his skills in woodworking.
About 10 years ago, he was admiring his wife’s quilting, and thought “I can do that with wood.”
And so his new passion was born, and he made a wooden box with a quilt pattern inlaid in the top. Now, Ben does little else in the shop. (Although now, he is working on new wooden doors for the Waveland library, to try to return the entrance to what it was when the library was built about 100 years ago.)
Ben does not use stain, paint, or die on his wooden quilt patterns; all woods are their natural color. To date, he has used over 100 different kinds of wood, imported from all over the world.
Ben will be bringing his story, along with samples and items to sell (before and after the program).
Great timing to purchase those Christmas gifts for your favorite Quilty friends!
October – Skill Building Demos
Our October program will be informational, skill-building and technique demonstrations. Stations will be set up in the fellowship hall, where we will move after the business meeting portion of the evening. The topics covered are as follows:
- Cleaning and Maintenance of your Sewing Machine by Donna Guthridge and Beth Konz
- Binding Buddy by Dana Sederoff
- Rug Hooking by Janet Shotwell
- Burrito Pillowcase by MaryLynne Meranda
- Accuquilt Go Big! by Susan Voight
- Collage Quilting by Mike Stephens.
If you have a new tool or technique that you would love us to know about, please let us know. We can easily add another station.
Let’s use this program as an invitation to go forth and collaborate, teaching and learning, on any common interests expressed.
September – New Member Showcase
Our September program, New Member Showcase, will feature some of Scrapbasket Quilt Guild’s newer members. We have invited any newer members to share with the group the story of their quilting journeys, whether it be a recent endeavor, or one that has occupied a good number of years. We welcome Mary Ann Skinner, Karen Adams, Sue McDaniel, Lynne Secondino, Denise Zahrn, and Kim Van Buskirk for this program. If any other new member would like to join them, they are welcome to do so. Please contact Susan Voight to let her know that you will join us.
August – Guild Auction
NOTE: Remember, we are meeting a week early this month, on Augst 13. Earlier start time, as well. For this meeting, please enter the building at the far west doors on the north side of the building, where we enter for Staycation (not the main entrance as we usually do). Doors will be open at 5:30 pm.
Come one, come all to our Annual August Guild Auction! Get a great deal on fabric, notions, thread, patterns, rulers, and whatever else we Guild members felt would be fun (even wine) to include in baskets or otherwise to be sold. Bring cash, checkbooks (no credit cards) and lots of friends!! All money raised will help fund Guild programs for 2020! Oh, and don’t forget there will be a self-serve ice cream sundae line…so get there early!
- Doors open at 5:30 pm.
- Auction/bidding begins at 7:00 pm. (No business meeting or show and tell at this meeting)
July – Sue Nickels
Please Note: Visitors to this meeting will be charged $5
Join us July 16th for our guest, Sue Nickels. Sue has been quilting for 36 years, starting by hand and gradually focusing on machine work. Sue has been teaching machine techniques for the past 26 years. She has taught and lectured nationally for shops, guilds and major conferences, including AQS, IQA and the Mancuso Quiltfests. She has also taught internationally in England, Norway, Australia, New Zealand and Spain. Sue’s major awards include 1998 AQS Best of Show for “The Beatles Quilt” made by Sue and her sister, Pat Holly. Their quilt, “The Space Quilt,” won the 2003 IQA Master of Machine Artistry Award and the 2004 AQS Machine Workmanship Award. Sue and Pat’s quilt “Tea at Tenby” won 2009 Best of Show at the Birmingham Festival of Quilts in England. Sue’s current books are “Machine Quilting: A Primer of Techniques,” “Stitched Raw Edge Appliqué” co-authored with Pat, and “Fabulous Feathers and Fillers: Design and Machine Quilting Techniques.” Sue has also been a judge for many quilt shows. She enjoys teaching on cruises for “Quilt Seminars at Sea” once a year. Sue and Pat held their 1st Annual Hollygirls Quilt Retreats at White Birch Lodge in Elk Rapids Michigan in 2014 and plan to continue this yearly event for many years, following in the tradition of their good friend Gwen Marston’s Beaver Island Quilt Retreats! Sue’s priority in the workshops she teaches is to provide a relaxed environment for students to learn machine techniques that are time–saving. Sue emphasizes the best quality workmanship, never compromising quality for speed!
We hope you will join us to hear from this accomplished quilter.
We welcome guests and visitors and after 2 visits at no charge, we ask that they join our guild for a mere $25/year!
June – 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.
Cannot wait to see you there!
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.
Scrapbasket’s own 12 by 12 group will be our presenters. They will share their creative 12 inch by 12 inch quilts and the techniques used to create them.
Marlene Sowatzke will present her technique for turning scraps into beautiful quilts.
Michael Stephens of Not Your Average Quilter in Fayette, IN will present his artistic quilts and give us a look into the processes he uses.
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.
2018 Programs and Events:
Program: January 16, CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
Program: February 20, Specialty Rulers, New Lines with Linda and Teri from Back Door Quilts
As many of you know, Linda began Back Door Quilts in the basement of her home more than four decades ago. Today, Linda and Teri work to keep us apprised of the newest techniques and trends, provide many opportunities for stitcher community, and offer a huge selection of fabrics, notions, and classes. Their program in February focuses on the latest specialty rulers and the variety of quilt designs they create. They will show a number of quilts and share popular new fabric lines. They have some ideas for the latest pre-cuts, as well.
Program: March 20, Trunk show with Lynn Rinehart
Workshop: March 20, Traditional to Modern: Color Confidence
Lynn Rinehart is an experienced quilter, AQS certified appraiser, long-armer, instructor, pattern designer, and co-host of an internet quilting talk show. Lynn began her quilting journey in the traditional realm, and has also embraced the modern quilt movement. Lynn’s trunk show shares how she applies characteristics from both traditions to make beautiful, unique quilts. Lynn’s workshop delves deep into an exploration of color. Participants audition a number of color combinations and deliberate with the group to understand basic concepts of color theory, challenging old assumptions. This workshop is valuable to new and experienced quilters.
Program: April 17, Block and Binding with Cathy Franks
Finish a quilt so that it holds up to the most scrutinizing quilt show judges. Cathy describes how to properly block, square, and bind our quilts. She demonstrates some helpful tools. Cathy is an experienced instructor, long-armer, and mom of Max, her beloved dog (who was the subject of a spectacular thread-painted quilt. You no doubt remember seeing this quilt at the Bloomington show or at Cathy’s last visit.
Program: May 15, QUILTO!
Quilto as a game similar to Bingo where members buy into the game with a fat quarter. Prizes will be awarded for each game, with the final winner taking home all the fat quarters!
Program: June 19, Quilt Trip Around the World with Alice Ridge
Alice’s grandmother taught her to embroider when she was in the second grade. She got her first sewing machine in the fifth grade and has been sewing ever since. She’s quilted “obsessively” for over 35 years, and has a rigid heddle loom to weave her own fabrics for art quilts. Additionally, she tats lace. As a military wife, she’s traveled all over the world. Her trunk show explores the different quilting and needlework she’s discovered in her travels.
Program: July 17, Wide Backs and Panels with Gloria Stahlhut of Quilted Glo
July’s program will be with Gloria Stahlhut of Quilted Glo. Gloria’s program will demonstrate a number of uses for wide quilt backing and panels within a quilt top. Here is Gloria’s website. https://www.quiltedglo.com/about-us.htmlA reminder that our program theme for September will be “Santa Sews in September”. The plan is for a member supported program to display holiday themed quilts, quilted home décor, and sewn gift items. The content of the program will be a trunk show that includes the members’ comments on the patterns they used, information on how to locate patterns, and sharing of any special tips discovered while creating these items. We expect to see anything from elaborate full-size quilts, to wall hangings, to quick-and-easy gift ideas. The primary focus will be for the Christmas and Chanukah season, but all fall and winter themes may be included. Please contact Susan Voight, Dana Sederoff, or Connie Wass if you have something that you would like to present on September 18th. Let’s energize the group to get those holiday items finished on time!
Program: August 21, Annual Auction Fundraiser
Almost Auction time!! Bring your friends and neighbors with you on August 21 to the Auction!
We are unable to tease you with a hint of the Bee baskets as no one ever let us know what they were doing.We guess we all get to be surprised!! Maybe that will pique the interest of everyone, and more people will show up. We are looking forward to a fun-filled and profitable night for the Guild.Put on your thinking caps if you have not come up with anything yet! Don’t just go through your unwanted items, but think of things you would like to buy at the auction. Maybe a picnic basket, or supplies for a tea party, or someone’s special talent that could be offered to others, pick a holiday and create a basket around that theme or just let your brains go crazy on something that we didn’t think of.We will have bid tickets at the July meeting for those who missed out last month or those who need more. Find Bonnie and Debbie to get yours.Don’t forget your cash and checkbook. Cash for the magazine/pattern table and if you purchase a lot at auction, you may need your checkbook. Bring your own drink for the Ice Cream Social. (non-spill if possible).
Please bring your food pantry donations for the Church!If bringing in auction items, arrival can start at 6:30 the night of the auction.
BE CREATIVE AND THE WHOLE GUILD WILL PROFIT!
See You All At The Auction!
Program: September 18, Santa Sews In September
The plan is for a member supported program to display holiday themed quilts, quilted home décor, and sewn gift items. The content of the program will be a trunk show that includes the members’ comments on the patterns they used, information on how to locate patterns, and sharing of any special tips discovered while creating these items. We expect to see anything from elaborate full-size quilts, to wall hangings, to quick-and-easy gift ideas. The primary focus will be for the Christmas and Chanukah season, but all fall and winter themes may be included. Please contact Susan Voight if you have something that you would like to present on September 18th. Let’s energize the group to get those holiday items finished on time!A workshop day is scheduled Saturday, September 29th at the Kinney Family Life Center within Messiah Luther Church from 9 to 3 to work on small holiday projects.
Program: October 16, Amanda, Material Girl Quilts
Program: November 13, Sarah Sharp, No Hats in the House
Program: December 18, Holiday Party
2017 Programs and Events:
Program: January 17, The Modern Quilter by Heather Givans of Crimson Tate
Charity Quilts Work Day: January 21 at the Brownsburg Fire Territory, 470 N. Northfield Drive, Brownsburg, Indiana, 9am – 4pm. Amy Gilmore has a ton of fabric, so all you need to bring is your machine, thread, and your amazing quilting skills.
Program:February 21, Small Quilts – Paducah award winner Laura Welkins
Program: March 21, Cindy Baker
Program: April 18, Brenda Roach
Program: May 16, Lisa Dodson
Early in her teen years, Lisa learned to sew in high school which ignited a life, long passion for creating garments and home decorative items with fabric and thread. An early retirement resulted in more leisure time and the discovery of quilting. As her skills grew, basic traditional, quilting soon morphed in to art quilting. With her enthusiasm for sharing her passion for quilting continuing to grow, she expanded into active involvement in numerous quilting organizations as well as creating art quilts for juried exhibitions. Today, the art quilting process has taken over her life with all aspects including designing, hand dyeing and thread/fabric painting. Lisa was awarded a grant from the Indiana Arts Commission, in 2015, to create a 4’x6’art quilt of the Spring Mill State Park Grist Mill for the Indiana Bicentennial “Arts in the Park” celebration. In 2016, Lisa became a regional co-representative for IN Studio Art Quilt Associates, (SAQA). SAQA is an international non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the art quilt and the artists who create them. Currently, Lisa, along with co-representative, Susie Goodman, are curating a nine-state call for entry, traveling exhibit for SAQA. The exhibit titled, Declaration of Sentiments, 1848-The Struggle Continues, highlights past and present women’s issues. This exhibit will debut at the Paducah International Quilt Show, SeMary Huey’s grade school interest in sewing progressed to a degree in clothing and retailing from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Upon graduation, she worked for the Ohio Cooperative Extension Service. Later she became hooked on quilt making, and before long, was teaching others to piece. Teaching led to a hunger for better supplies, and in 1979, she opened Erie Street Quilts in Willoughby, Ohio.During the 1980’s, she attended eight seminars with Mary Ellen Hopkins, author of It’s Okay to Sit on My Quilt. The skills and techniques she learned from Mary Ellen continue to influence her work style and teaching approach.In 2005, after 26 years, Mary closed her quilt shop to focus on teaching quilt making and expand her pattern line. She teaches and lectures extensively along the southern shore of Lake Erie.Mary’s classes and workshops are designed to stretch students at all levels, from beginner and on, and to challenge them to step up to new levels of satisfaction in their skills. On Wednesday, June 21 she will be doing an half-day workshop at Messiah Lutheran Church from 9:30-12:30. Mary will help us navigate those horrible Y-seams. Below are pictures of blocks from which you can choose (8-pointed star, 6-pointed star or tumbling blocks). The class will be just $20 and you will need to bring your machine, sewing supplies, and 3″ strips or fat-quarters for whatever block you choose. This will just be a learning process, so you can bring scraps or material fro blocks that you want to make into a quilt. You will need to bring at least 8 plus the background fabric. And.. for the tumbling blocks, you need to be sure that you have lights, mediums and darks.ptember 13-16, 2017. You may see more of Lisa’s art on Facebook, Lisa Loves to Quilt and her website, lisalovestoquilt.com
Program, June 20, Mary Huey
Mary Huey’s grade school interest in sewing progressed to a degree in clothing and retailing from Miami University, Oxford, Ohio. Upon graduation, she worked for the Ohio Cooperative Extension Service. Later she became hooked on quilt making, and before long, was teaching others to piece. Teaching led to a hunger for better supplies, and in 1979, she opened Erie Street Quilts in Willoughby, Ohio.During the 1980’s, she attended eight seminars with Mary Ellen Hopkins, author of It’s Okay to Sit on My Quilt. The skills and techniques she learned from Mary Ellen continue to influence her work style and teaching approach.In 2005, after 26 years, Mary closed her quilt shop to focus on teaching quilt making and expand her pattern line. She teaches and lectures extensively along the southern shore of Lake Erie.Mary’s classes and workshops are designed to stretch students at all levels, from beginner and on, and to challenge them to step up to new levels of satisfaction in their skills. On Wednesday, June 21 she will be doing an half-day workshop at Messiah Lutheran Church from 9:30-12:30. Mary will help us navigate those horrible Y-seams. Below are pictures of blocks from which you can choose (8-pointed star, 6-pointed star or tumbling blocks). The class will be just $20 and you will need to bring your machine, sewing supplies, and 3″ strips or fat-quarters for whatever block you choose. This will just be a learning process, so you can bring scraps or material fro blocks that you want to make into a quilt. You will need to bring at least 8 plus the background fabric. And.. for the tumbling blocks, you need to be sure that you have lights, mediums and darks.
Program: July 18, Landscape Quilts: Picture Piecing by Cynthia England
To accommodate Messiah Lutheran’s Vacation Bible School, the July meeting is relocated to Bartlett Chapel, 4396 E. Main Street, Avon 46123
Program: August 15, Guild Auction
Program: September 19, Hexies – Now and Then by LuAnn Krug
Program: October 17, 30th Anniversary Party
Program: November 14, the meeting date is the second Tuesday due to Thanksgiving holiday.
Civil War Legacy Quilts by Carol Hopkins
Program: December 19, Holiday Party