Program & Events Calendar

2018 Programs and Events:

  • January
    Program: January 16, CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER
  • February
    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.
  • March
    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.
  • April
    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.
  • May
    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!
  • June
    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.
  • July
    Program: July 17, Wide Backs and Panels with Gloria Stahlhut of Quilted Glo
    Gloria is the owner of Quilted Glo, a vendor that specializes in wide back fabrics and panels. Her trunk show demonstrates how these pieces can be used, not only as intended but also in unique, creative ways
  • August
    Program: August 21, Annual Auction Fundraiser
    This year we have made a couple of changes. Don’t be scared, we think you will enjoy them.The first change is a “self-serve ice cream bar”!  Volunteers have missed out on the previews in the past, so hopefully no one will miss out.

    This part is addressed to the beelets mainly. If your group is planning a large basket, we have a couple of requests for you. First, please make a detailed list of your items and a manufacturer’s cost of larger pieces. Hopefully this will prevent us from having to open everything, and it may generate more bids. Second, someone from each group should send a list of a couple of “teasers” that we can put in a newsletter to pique interest. Please send this to Debbie Fryman. We would like this for the July newsletter please.

    We will need some volunteers:

    • 4-5 for set up and as runners/spotters
    • 2 people to help record the bids during the auction.

    This year we are going to pass out the auction bid tickets ahead of time. They will go out starting in June for you to have time to fill out the descriptions of your donations prior to coming to the auction.

  • September
    Program: September 18, Santa Sews In September
  • October
    Program: October 16, Amanda, Material Girl Quilts
  • November
    Program: November 13, Sarah Sharp, No Hats in the House
  • December
    Program: December 18, Holiday Party

2017 Programs and Events:

  • January
    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.
  • February
    Program:February 21, Small Quilts – Paducah award winner Laura Welkins
  • March
    Program: March 21, Cindy Baker
  • April
    Program: April 18, Brenda Roach
  • May
    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
  • June
    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.
  • July
    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
  • August
    Program: August 15, Guild Auction
  • September
    Program: September 19, Hexies – Now and Then by LuAnn Krug
  • October
    Program: October 17, 30th Anniversary Party
  • November
    Program: November 14, the meeting date is the second Tuesday due to Thanksgiving holiday.
    Civil War Legacy Quilts by Carol Hopkins
  • December
    Program: December 19, Holiday Party