Program & Events Calendar

The Programs Committee is looking for members to participate in the September program, Santa Sews in September. We would like a few members to present a sewn item they would recommend for gift giving, or a seasonal/holiday decoration. We ask that the member show the item and speak briefly on the experience of following the pattern instructions, with any recommendations. Presenters may present multiple items. The September meeting is schedule for 9/18. Please email Susan Voight if you will participate.

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.

The Programs Committee is calling on any new member, meaning anyone who has joined in the last two years, or so, to share his or her quilts in a new member trunk show in January. We are here to support each other and build our craft together, so this means that even those very new to quilt making are encouraged to participate. The January meeting is 1/15/19. Please email Susan Voight if you will participate, or we will seek you out.

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
    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!
  • August
    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!

  • September
    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.
  • 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