Award winning quilt maker and author Jenifer Dick takes you on a 20+ year quilted retrospective from her traditional roots to the transition to modern quiltmaking. We'll discuss the ‘official’ characteristics of modern quilting and see examples of quilts that may or may not be modern based on those characteristics - you decide! Jenifer also shares design tips and ideas with you so you can add a touch of modern to your projects! Jenifer Dick began quilting in 1993 when on a whim she signed up for a beginning quiltmaking class. From that first stitch she was hooked. In 2003, she started teaching and lecturing at quilt shops and guilds, and shortly after, published her first book, Grapefruit Juice and Sugar. She is the author of five quilt books with a new one on the way in Spring 2018, and her work has been published in many other books and magazines. Her pattern company, Everyday Stitches, produces quality quilt patterns for all skill levels.
Tony Jacobson is a nationally-known quilt designer and teacher. He learned to piece quilts from his Grandmother, Harriett Wright, when he was 10 years old and has been creating quilts in one form or another ever since. Tony’s background as an Art Director serves him well when he is creating his own quilt designs.
He and his wife, Jeanne, wrote a book called Quilting Around Your Home in 1992. Since then many of his quilt designs have appeared in Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, Easy Quilts, and Quilting Quickly.
Tony has also been creating art quilts for many years. “The art quilts are something that I do just for myself and if someone else likes it, all the better,” says Tony. “I’ve always had a love of hand-dyed fabrics and my art quilts are a great place to use the one-of-a-kind fabrics I’ve collected over the years. Many times I will start an art quilt without a plan as to where the quilt design is headed or what size the final quilt will be.”
When not designing quilts—or these days running a quilt shop—Tony can be found teaching or giving guild presentations. He likes to teach his students how to let the fabric do most of the work so that the finished quilt looks more intricate than the piecing needed to complete the quilt. He’s constantly searching for techniques that will make the quilting process more accurate as well as easier and faster.
Tony works with the Quilts of Valor Foundation as the Graphic Designer in charge of laying out the monthly newsletter. Along with this contribution, he also creates many designs that are appropriate for Quilts of Valor. One of these patterns, Three Tours, was designed to honor his nephew who served three tours of duty in Iraq and one in Afghanistan.
In this cheery class everyone will have fun swapping orange fabrics for the Kaleidoscopes You’ll learn our “Top-liqué” method for adding the cats, leaves and mice. 3-hr workshop. Recipe: PumpkinBiscotti.
In this glorified and instructional Trunk Show you’ll see our newest and best quilts all designed in the Theme quilt way. On our giant flannel board, we’ll explore how to use our distinctive patterns by pulling our compatible patterns together to create a finished masterpiece. Best of all, you’ll see how to incorporate complementary blocks, borders and pantos into your own quilts. We'll spend some time talking about what type of quilts work well with the various types of patterns.
Learn To create stunning fabric paintings. Make a gorgeous wall hanging without using a pattern or any measurements. In this workshop you will be taught how to free your creativity and be spontaneous. Your quilt may feature a flower, rock garden, forest, meadow, lake, seashore or any other landscape scene.
Salina, Kansas is Patricia’s home when she is not on the road speaking, teaching and judging. She spent her teenage years in Utah, where she began sewing and quilting. An avid quilter, Patricia enjoys making all styles of quilts and keeps up with the latest techniques. She works on original pieces in order to inspire her students to create their own unique quilts. As a teacher, lecturer, judge and quilt historian, Patricia’s workshops are entertaining and are geared for quilters at different levels and skills.
Come join us as our New Board Members are installed. There will be a Luncheon. Following this we will have a sew - in to work on items for community donations. Bring your sewing equipment and join us for the fun.
Ronnie Elmore of Manhattan, Kansas will do a program called “Log Cabin Tales”. Ronnie Elmore has been piecing log cabin quilts since 2005. He has had quilts juried into AQS shows in Paducah, KY and Des Moines, IA, as well as in traveling trunk shows using Hoffman Challenge fabrics. Ronnie has also had quilts in shows in Oklahoma City and Lincoln, NE. He presents antique log cabin quilts from his collection and his own unique log cabin creations during his trunk shows. His goal is to inspire you to think differently about this very enduring and versatile quilt pattern
Stephanie Brandenburg will be doing an all day workshop, "Fiber Arts", on Wednesday, May 15. It will be from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The cost is $60.00, which does include a $29.00 kit. Supplies needed are sewing essentials . See Doris Conrad for signups.
Stephanie Brandenburg started Frond to "put a dent in the universe" a favorite quote from Steve Jobs. Fabric was getting tepid, predictable and then Frond came along and broke the mold. The collections are art. The art comes from within. You get to create your art with us. Let's go forth and work on creating what we are passionate about together. If we do this, we are unstoppable makers. For more information about Frond, click here.
Piping Hot Curves - Macaroni (half day)
Accent curves with piping! This technique is wonderful for traditional curved patterns and great for contemporary designs. In class students will learn to make perfect piping and add that piping to the lively, curvy macaroni block. Piping adds pizzazz! Quilting and finishing will be discussed. A kit for purchase in class will contain pre-cut fabrics to make two 6" blocks.
See Doris Conrad to sign up and for a supply list.
Quilt Bindings: Simple to Spectacular
With lively projected demos every detail of a quality finish will be covered including some revolutionary ideas! I’ll cover preparing and squaring the quilt, making nice miters, joining tails (my special technique), and finishing for a show-quality back. Options such as an all-machine finish and odd angled corners will be shown as well. Things will then get wild with my Piping Hot Binding technique and lots of variations such as double-piping; embellished piping; invisible binding with piping; and, drum roll, please, my brand new calligraphic binding from my 2016 show quilt. Give your quilts the fabulous finishes they deserve!
Supply list: paper and pen (handouts provided)
Join one of the world's most enthusiastic personalities for ooo's, aaaah’s, and laughter to learn a plethora of tips to increase accuracy and add fresh, interesting details with piping, prairie points, heavy threads, and embellishments. See how to take show pieces to new levels and add charming surprises to simple pieces. Susan will share real live quilts with close ups through the projector so you’re sure to see oodles of detail. You may recognize many quilts as winners in AQS Paducah shows and International Quilt Festivals in Houston! Don’t miss out on this good time!
About Susan K. Cleveland:I'm a quilt designer/author/teacher/inventor and admirer of all things quilterly! My quilts are loosely based on traditional designs with a fair bit of unexpected surprises and details. They showcase precision piecing, thread embellishments and bold color. I enjoy sharing my quilts and passing along my techniques to others.
My enthusiasm for quilting is said to be contagious! In classes, I work toward keeping an upbeat setting, providing well-written instructions, and attending to each student with personalized coaching. My quilts have received many awards in international competitions since 1997 where judges comment on fine workmanship and original style. With unique designs I'm thrilled to include charming, unexpected elements such as specialty threads, prairie points, piping, and great binding techniques. I invented the Groovin’ Piping Trimming Tool which is used to trim piping seam allowances and the Prairie Pointer pressing tool. In 2010 I was delighted to be named Minnesota Quilter of the Year!
I live on 70 acres in southeastern Minnesota with my hubby. Both of our incredibly smart, talented children, have graduated from college and are gainfully employed. Yeah!
For more than 20 years Jan Patek has been designing primitive folk art quilts and publishing the patterns in books. Jan also designs original fabric lines for Moda. Her most recent fabric line is Fern Hill.
In response to overwhelming demand, Jan began turning her dazzling quilt and fabric designs into kits so that her fans would be able to make the quilts they so admire. Jan has a passion for creating and for sharing her creativity with others. “I love making quilts – it’s what I do. I don’t want to make quilts and put them in a closet, I want to provide a creative outlet for others.” Her blog is at http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
This lecture/trunk show is the journey Kathy has taken from beginning the joy of quilt making (very humbly, indeed) to the present.
Kathy Delaney has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art education from the University of Arizona and loves teaching quilt making techniques. She has been absorbing everything she can that is quilt related since she began in 1991.
Kathy regularly develops new workshops and classes. Kathy has also taken the 2-day seminar offered by NQA on being a quilt show judge and has had experience judging quilt shows in Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.
Kathy belongs to the Blue Valley Quilters Guild, Olathe Quilters Guild, American Quilters Society, International Quilters Association, The Applique Society, The Heartland Quilt Network and the Kansas Quilters Organization. She has worked and taught at Prairie Point Quilts in Shawnee, KS since it's opening in June of 1995.
Kathy was invited in 1998 to participate in the 1999 Pilgrim and Roy Challenge to benefit the Museum of the American Quilters Society in Paducah, Kentucky.
Kathy's quilts have been juried into major quilt shows and won awards. Articles about Kathy and her quilts have appeared in multiple magazines and books. Kathy has authored multiple books, including Hearts and Flowers-Applique from Start to Finish, A Heartland Album The Basics - An Easy Guide to Beginning Quiltmaking, Horn of Plenty for a New Century, Patterns of History - The Challenge Winners Beyond the Basics - A Potpourri of Quiltmaking Techniques, and Pots de Fleurs - A Garden of Applique Techniques. Kathy designs patterns for piecing and applique under the name of Fabric Crayon Designs.
Kathy considers her experience filming an episode of Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson (episode #916) to be one of the most fun experiences she has had since beginning her teaching career in 1996.
Reeze L. Hanson, a native of northern Ohio, grew up sewing garments and home furnishing items. One of five siblings, life on the LaLonde farm was demanding and Reeze learned to sew at age 8 and has continued sewing ever since. An accomplished dressmaker, Reeze majored in Theatre in college and became a professional costume designer and teacher for the first 15 years of her professional career. Then her career took a dramatic turn when she completed her graduate work, gave up the theatre to teach speech and communication studies, and to raise a family.
Reeze continued to sew as a custom dressmaker doing commission bridal and formal wear, but soon discovered quilting and dressmaking was abandoned! During the next 15 years she moved from being a novice quilter to a seasoned professional with her own pattern design company, Morning Glory Designs, which began in 2007.
Reeze lives in Ottawa, Kansas with her husband, critters and fabric stash. Reeze retired from college teaching in 2015 after nearly 40 years as a professor. Now Reeze has a busy schedule of traveling and teaching quilt classes both nationally and internationally.
The one-patch quilt block — tumbler, hexagon, triangle, apple core, clam shell, or even the yo-yo — began as a way to efficiently use up household fabric scraps and make the best use of available time to hand piece. These quilts fell out of popularity in the 20th century with the availability of low cost reliable sewing machines and low cost fabric. Time and labor-intensive hand piecing of scraps evolved, and in the 21st century with the popularity of English foundation piecing the one-patch (sometimes called a Charm quilt) quilt has experienced a renaissance! This interesting lecture looks at the one-patch quilt through history showing how its resurgence in popularity is one of the primary influences behind the Modern Quilt movement. Trunk show of historical and modern one-patch quilts and the stories that make them compelling.
Liz Granberg-Jerome, our November Speaker is a custom quilter, teacher, designer, and owner of Gypsy Dreamer Quilts, was born and raised in California, but considers herself a Kansan after moving to raise her three children here over 30 years ago. She started quilting in 2006 while caring for her elderly father and quickly made the transition from a lifetime of sewing to becoming passionate about quilting. Her quilts have a flavor all their own as she creates unique layouts and color play for one-of-a-kind quilts.
Liz was inspired by a friend in 2010 to try her hand at a One Block Wonder quilt, made with 60 degree triangles. In 2015, she joined the One Block Wonder Forum on Facebook and was re-inspired to try it again. Quilters mentioned using panels to make OBWs and Liz took this idea and ran with it, creating her own twist with the Hexified Panel Quilts. T
Join Liz as she takes you through her journey using 60 degree triangles to make pieced hexies that produced a variety of quilts. Her journey has touched on One Block Wonders, Stack-and-Whacks, and has evolved into her original design Hexified Panel Quilts, a hybrid that merges techniques learned along the way.
Join us for the Kaleidoscope of Quilts show featuring over 100 quilts, many with kaleidoscope, Stack and Whack, and One block wonder themes! There will be raffle baskets, quilt tickets, gift items, quilts, teddy bears, consignment items and more! Small quilts that are for sale benefit Shriner's Hospital.
Abdullah Shrine Temple, 5300 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS
Friday 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm
A note for our Guild members:
Set-up: Hanging of the quilts set for Thursday August 23rd. Please turn in quilts and be sure to bring your consignment items for the boutique from 8am-11am.
Take down: 5pm Saturday 25th. Please pick up quilts at this time.