March 5, 2024
Guild Challenge – Where I Am From
This year’s challenge is titled “Where I am from”. This could be your town, your state, your ancestry, etc. Quilt dimensions can be no smaller than 20” per side and no larger than 48” per side. If you have any questions, contact Becky Erdman
Guild Show – Need to get the details on this.
May 7, 2024
The Pizza Girls from The Quilter’s Gallery
The Quilter’s Gallery was a full service quilt shop in Charlotte, NC for over 25 years. We closed our shop in 2006 and now we are on the road doing quilt shows, guild programs and workshops. We have gotten the nickname, “The Pizza Girls”, because of our fabric packaging. Our specialty is making kits, coordinating fabrics for maximum impact for each project, and packaging then to look like pizzas.
Our most popular program is our “Show and Tell”. We bring our current selection of quilts and quilt tops, usually about 50 or more for your pleasure. Some are samples of current patterns and and some are our original designs. As we go through the quilts, we discuss color, creative fabric use and simple border treatments along with lots of tips and tricks that we have learned in the past 25+ years. Everyone needs new ideas. We hope that our show will inspire you to start a new project or two. We also bring our fabric collections, patterns, rulers, and kits to sell after the “show and tell’. It’s like having a quilt shop set up at your meeting. You provide a few tables and we will set up a quilting buffet.
May 8, 2024 Workshop
This is a fabulous quilt with a lot of different looks. One ruler and one skill set can give you several different quilts. This quilt is a great design to use up your fat quarter stash. $10.00 kit w/ 3 blocks. 3 blocks will make a small table runner. In addition to basic construction, Cindy will discuss the magic of using your fabric to get a true Kaleidoscope image. Rulers and books will be available at the end of class for those that want to make more blocks.
We will use a fabric of our choice for the kits, but the effect will be similar to this.
June 4, 2024
Tammy Silvers from Tamarinis
A Deep Dive into Batiks
Did you know I designs batiks for Island Batik? I know – super fun! But would you like to know a bit more about the batik process? I’ll take you in for a closer look at the making of batiks. This lecture is a combination of slide show, video, and actual batik making tool! Let’s explore the fascinating and beautiful world of batiks together.