Program & Events Calendar

2018 Programs and Events:

  • January
    Program: January 16, 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.
  • February
  • March
    Program: March 20, Trunk show with Lynn Rinehard
    Workshop: March 21 (tentative) Deep Dive into Color Theory for Quilting Fabrics
  • April
    Program: April 17, Block and Binding with Cathy Franks
  • May
  • June
  • July
  • August
  • September
  • October
  • November
  • December

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