February 12, 2019 ~ A Journey of a Quilt Pattern Designer Raija Salomaa is a native of Nordic ounty of Finland but currently resides in Rogers, AR, where she owns and operates her longarm machine quilting business Quilters’ Treasure Chest. Although sewing since her childhood, she didn’t get introduced to quilting until she was in her late twenties. However, it quickly consumed her life and she began design-ing her own quilt patterns. Having taught quilting for many years she is very aware of the need for precise, accurate and easy to follow instructions. March 12, 2019 ~ A funny thing happened to me when I moved to Utah Patricia Beaver is from Salina, Kansas. Hear the story of one quilter’s odyssey. 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. She is the past president of a large Quilt Guild, completed a course on judging quilts and wearable art and is currently active in the judging arena.
April 9, 2019 ~ Tweaking “Tradition” Elsie Campbell, from Ponca City, OK, travels across the nation teaching hand quilting, precision piecing and hand and machine applique and quilt design. She is an author and captured many awards for her stunning quilts and workman-ship. She grew up with quilts on every bed and thought everyone just knew how to quilt.
May 14, 2019 ~ Quilting Vintage Kelly Cline, from Lawrence, KS, loves all things family, friends and fabric, but especially anything that can be quilted on a Longarm. She is a Handi Quilter Ambassador and loves to teach on the Longarm and Domestic Machines. She has created a fabulous set of rulers, for use on either a long arm or domestic machine. Learn more about Kelly at http:// www.kellyclinequilting.com/.
June 11, 2019 ~ Idle Hands, Not Here! Vicky Beasley, from Leavenworth, KS, started quilting in 2003 after her mom invited her to do a Saturday Sample. She was hooked by the completion of the first block. Her husband jokes that if he knew the firestorm of sewing that was going to be unleashed he would have barred her from that first project or bought stock in cotton. You can learn more about here at thescrappyfarmer.blogspot.com.
August 13, 2019 ~ Small Town Girl to Designer Dawn Heese, from Prairie Home, MO, is an author, pattern, and fabric designer. She designs quilt patterns under the name Linen Closet Designs. Her work can be seen in international and national magazines. She has taught in France and all the US sharing her love of applique. Learn more at www.linenclosetdesigns.bigcartel.com.
September 10, 2019 ~ Applique, Applique and Applique Diane Okeson, from Winfield, KS, is an active member of KQO and just finished her stint as president of that organiza-tion. Her hands are always filled with needle and thread completing numerous applique projects while on the go with her career.
October 8, 2019 ~ Remember When Donna Lynn Thomas is from Kansas City, KS. Believing that piecing quilts should be a pleasure, not a fight, her focus is on skills mastery and techniques that enable her students to enjoy frustration-free sewing. She presents the essen-tials of these skills in her Craftsy class, Piece Like a Pro, and her two most recent books Quiltmaking Essentials 1 and 2. Donna is also the designer of the Omnigrip On-Point Ruler™ and its companion ruler, the On-Point Square™, which allow us to produce squares, strips, rectangles, and half-square triangle units that measure neatly on the diagonal without any math. You can learn more about her at http://www.donnalynnthomasquilter.com.
November 12, 2019 ~ Jingle Bells Diane Harris is from Bladen, NE. “I’m Diane Harris—a quilter who loves everything about the process and enjoys shar-ing it with others. I’ve been sewing for almost 50 years and quilting for three decades. I can’t imagine ever running out of ideas. For 11 years, I was an editor for Quiltmaker magazine where I wrote patterns, product reviews and how-to articles. My quilt designs can still be seen regularly in the pages of Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts. No matter the time of year, my Jingle Bells trunk show of Christmas quilts is sure to get you in the mood for holiday quilting. Large and small, pieced and appliquéd, modern and traditional—there’s a little something for everyone.”
January - Theresa Ward is from Leavenworth, KS. She is an award winning quilter, pattern designer, author and a longarm quilter. She has been quilting since 1988. Her program will be about Making String Quilts. She is offering a workshop to our guild on January 13, in making a string quilt project. $400 with 10-20 participating will be from $20-40 per student.
February – Judy Lyons is from Lansing, KS. She offers many different kinds of programs and will be teaching us about Modern Quilts. Judy has spent a lot of time in Indonesia learning about Batiks and Textiles. Her website is Meadowlyon.com. Judy will return on Saturday, Feb. 17 for a workshop called “Snip and Glue”, sounds like fun. $20 per student.
March – Carl Hentsch is from St. Joe, MO. He started quilting when he lived in Colorado; however, perfected his skills after moving to St. Joe. He does not come from a quilting family, but a very artistic family. He started sewing, knitting and designer patterns by the age of 10. He has a very interesting website (3dogdesignco.com) and you are encouraged to visit and see his quilts. He is an accomplished author of books and has been presented in others books as well. He states he learned how to quilt by watching TV shows. He is a huge fan of Ricky Timms. Carl will be offering a workshop on “Paper Piecing”; however we need at least 20 to make is affordable.
April – Jane Bromberg is from Kansas City, MO. Jane learned how to sew at the age of eight from her mother. Over her lifetime, working with textiles and fabrics has become both a source of income and outlet for creativity. Jane’s program will focus on “Finishing Up”, a lecture about binding and other types of edge finishes for quilts.
May – Mary Honas is from Overland Park, KS. Her business is called “First Rate Designs” and she frequently teaches at Harper’s Fabric Store in Overland Park. Mary’s lecture will focus on “Intensity, Value, Contrast and Scale: Getting the Most Out of Fabric Design”.
June – Shelly Pagilia is from New Cambria, MO. She has authored many books, travels throughout the USA giving quilting programs. She has sewn since childhood, being taught by family members. Shelly was featured in the KC Star three years ago for an entire year for Block of the Month. She featured “Hazel’s Diary” which was a wonderful blog as she was reading her mother’s diary from early childhood through the first years of marriage to her father. Shelly’s mother and my mother were best friends growing up in a rural area of NE Missouri. Her program is featuring her quilt called “Hazel’s Diary”.
August – Jennifer Dick is from Harrisonville, MO. She is an award winning quilt maker and author. She will take us on a 15+ years of quilting perfection. She will teach us about using her invisible zigzag Appliqué Method and her program is called “Because It’s Appliqué”. Jennifer had a very unique quilt featured in the KC Regional Quilt Show. When she will show the picture, all of our guild who attends the show will recognize it!!
September – Lori Triplett is from Overland Park, KS. Business manager for Quilt and Textile Collection has successfully combines a variety of passions which include research, writing and performing into the quilt world. She brings her experience from stage, screen and radio to make the presentation fun yet educational. Lori is an award winning writer, writing more than 14 books and numerous magazine articles. Lori will be presenting “The Story of Prairie Quilts”. She will present again the following Saturday for a workshop called “Pieces of the Prairie”. $50
October – Karen Hill is from Spring Hill, KS. She considers herself a “Self-proclaimed expert” on Dresden’s because, “ I has made at least my first million.” She will show us many different sizes and degrees of the Dresden shape, including the rulers required for each degree. Her website is: Grannykquilts.com. The following Saturday on 10/13/18 she is offering a workshop in making a Dresden Project. 10 students equal $35 per student.
November – Cindy Parry is from Lenexa, KS. She will share her quilting expertise with Art Quilts. After the nuclear explosion in Japan, Cindy addressed her emotion regarding this experience by making an Art Quilt. One quilt idea lead to another and another and so on…………..completing more than 10 different impressions of this disaster. “The Great Tohoku Triple Disaster”. Do not miss this lecture, it is awesome and truly an emotional experience. Cindy recently completed two new quilts to her program, since I witnessed her work a few years back at the Lawrence Guild.
January 10, 2017 – “Fiber Art: Yes that includes Quilting” by Kathy Pflaum February 14, 2017 – “One patch Renaissance Diamonds” by Reeze Hanson Workshop: $350 ½ day “Seminole Patchwork Sampler” Sat.Feb 18th March 14, 2017 – “Finishing up” by Jane Bromberg April 11, 2017 – “Gypsy Dreamer Quilts” by Liz Granberg May 9, 2017 – “Featherweight Fiddich” by Kathleen Webb June 13, 2017 – “The 5 W’s of Mystery Quilts: Who, What, When, Where & Why” by Tony Munoz July 11, 2017 – “Annual Birthday Dinner” August 8, 2017 – “Embroidery & Appliqué ” by Of One Mind September 12, 2017 – “Meet and Greet Show and Tell” by Erica Plank October 10, 2017 – “Fussy & Fabulous” Getting your Fabric to work for you; by Kelly Ashton- University Demo Oct 24th November 14, 2017 – “Panelmania” by Judy Vore December 12, 2017 – “Annual Christmas Dinner”
February 9, 2016 – Julie Kiffin – “Quilts from Terry Clothier Thompson’s Collection”. Former owner of Liberty Quilt Shop from 1991 to 2003, Julie specializes in hand piecing and appliqué techniques. March 8, 2016 – Karen Spaeth – “Wool Appliqué”. April 12, 2016 – Trisch Price – Hadley Street Quilts – “Making the Most of Negative Space”. Are you trying to figure out what negative space is other than lots of fabric that needs to be quilted? This lecture will define what negative space is and give you ideas on how to utilize negative space in your quilts. Six different methods for applying negative space will be presented. Many quilts are shown to demonstrate each of the techniques. May 10, 2016 – Candy Hargrove – “I’m a Quilt Designer – You Are Too”. A trunk show of quilts ranging from Candy’s first quilt to current projects and her journey leading to becoming a published designer. She has several new quilts in her trunk show, so if she’s been to your guild in the past, she has new quilts to show! June 14, 2016 – Carol Elmore – “Aprons in Our Lives – The Apron’s Influence on the Past and Present”. In this lecture, Carol discusses the history of aprons from the 1830’s to the present. She brings her apron collection to illustrate this lecture as well as other memorabilia explaining apron history. Carol encourages those attending this lecture to wear a favorite apron and to share memories connected with the apron. Carol also brings quilts from the same time period as many of the aprons. This lecture is a trip down memory lane. July 12, 2016 – Birthday Party August 9, 2016 – TBD September 13, 2016 – Joann Webb – ”Put That On A Quilt”. Joann shares her journey from a non-quilter and non-artist to designing national award winning quilts. She shows a large number of predominately appliqué quilts, from beginner to her most current contest quilts (winning and non-winning). She tells the story of each quilt, including how they were made, what inspired them, problems encountered, and solutions found. October 11, 2016 – Patti Pearce – “Tablecloth Quilts” November 8, 2016 – TBD December 13, 2016 – Christmas Party
January 13, 2015 – Jane Buckley – Quilts are Friendship Our own Jane will take us through a tour of wonderful quilts that inspire us to make quilting friendships. Jean Bass will be co-hosting the lecture! February 10, 2015 – Vickie Beasley – The Beauty of Scrap Quilts Have you ever stared at your scrap pile and sighed? Don’t give up! And certainly don’t toss those scraps! Vicki will teach us how to turn a pile of scraps into a gorgeous quilt. Vicky started quilting in January 2003. Vicky’s passion is scrap quilting. She is more excited about a bag of scraps than yardage! 90% of the quilts she makes are made from leftover fabrics. March 10, 2015 – Amy Bradley – Designing Quilts Amy Bradley shares with us how she got started and her process for designing quilts. She will also share with us a trunk show of her quilts. Amy graduated from KSU with a degree in fine arts/graphic design. She started sewing at the age of 9 and began quilting in the 80’s. She started her business with a Dazzling Dogs pattern she designed for her husband veterinary clinic. Amy loves designing whimsical, crazy quilts and is always looking for her next comical character! March 14, 2015 – Fusible Applique Techniques - Amy Bradley Workshop Workshop will be from 9 – 12. You will pick your favorite Amy Bradley pattern to learn more about fusible applique! Cost of workshop: $35 April 14, 2015 - Myrna Schmidt – Handbags & Totes Myrna is a resident of Osage City and will give a presentation about handbags & totes. She is a former mathematics teacher and has been quilting since 1985. She has made over 400 quilts and gives presentations to guilds and teaches classes in Severy, Hillsboro, McPherson, Overbrook, and Burlingame. April 18, 2015 – Sausalito 6 Fat Quarter Handbag – Myrna Schmidt Workshop Workshop will be from 9 – 3. Using the Sausalito Handbag pattern by A Quilter’s Dream we 9t construct a handbag using only 6 fat quarters. Patterns will be available through the quild. Cost of workshop: $30 May 12, 2015 – Chris @ Chris Corner Quilt Shop – Antique Quilts Chris will share with us her knowledge of antique quilts. Chris’s true love is the traditional patterns, done in an easier way of course and antique & collectible quilts are her addiction. She has been quilting since the late 1970’s and has owned the shop in Ottawa, Kansas since 1984. She is a charter member of the Sunflower Piecemakers of Ottawa and a member of KQO. June 9, 2015 – Mary Honas – Stitching you memories into Quilts Mary will share with us her passion for capturing memories in the quilts she makes. She believes that quilts are more than just a functional cover for warmth. Quilts are a connection to the people who make them. They can help with the healing, inspire us to share memories and give the quilter a creative outlet like no other. June 13, 2015 – T-shirts for Quilts – Mary Honas Workshop Workshop will be from 9 – 12. T-shirt quilts are a fun way to save memories of sports, school activities and just life. Sewing with knits is different than sewing with woven fabric and has special considerations. Learn techniques to stabilize t-shirt knits and preserve the graphics that make the t-shirt special. You will bring your own t-shirts for the class. In the workshop we will review type of shirts that need special handling and learn techniques for how to best use the designs on the shirts. Cost of workshop: $25 August 11, 2015 – Rosie Mayhew – Rosie the Riveting Quilter Our own Rosie Mayhew will her quilting history and her quilting secrets! We have all seen Rosie’s wonderful projects and are excited to have her share her story with us. September 8, 2015 – Jeanne Poore – 30’s History Revisted Jeanne is an international quilt instructor, lecturer, pattern designer, author and fabric designer for Marcus Brothers Textiles. In her spare time she also judges quilt shows! She is the fourth generation of quilters in her family which now has added a fifth and sixth generation. Jeanne’s books include Kansas Spirit, Santa’s Parade of Nursery Rhymes, Fan Quilt Memories and “Star Quilts – The Legendary Kansas City Star Quilt Patterns”. She likes drafting and making old fashion traditional patterns using lots of fabrics. September 12, 2015– Golden Spools – Jeanne Poore Workshop Workshop will be from 9 – 3. Jeanne will start us on the journey of making her wonderful “Golden Spools” quilt. This quilt measures 80 x 94 and showcases a spool pattern using triangles and squares. Supply list available for more details. Cost of workshop: $40 October 13, 2015 – Judy Vore – Stack, Whack & Sew With almost 40 quilts in the trunk show/lecture, there will be plenty of eye candy for quilters of all levels. The trunk show will illustrate many types of Stack and Whack quilts and the ways the technique can be incorporated into traditional style blocks as well. The basics of the technique will be reviewed and fabric selection will be addressed. October 17, 2015 – Stack-n-Whack – Judy Vore Workshop Workshop will be from 9 – 1. A four hour workshop on the technique of Stack and Whack quilting offers participants a step by step demonstrations of stacking, whacking and sewing fabrics into delightful and varied kaleidoscopes. A Bethany S. Reynolds patter, “Suspended Squares” will be the workshop project. This is a project appropriate for quilters of all skill levels. Cost of workshop: $35 November 10, 2015 – To be Determined
January 14, 2014-Program Guild members are to bring their antique quilts - must be made before 1960. A prize will be given to the member bringing the oldest documented quilt. Please let Janet Creager know if you are planning on bringing quilts. Her email is email@example.com. February 11, 2014-Program Debbie Divine-"Presenting Rose Kretsinger" Our speaker will be Salina quilt collector Debbie Divine, presenting a costumed, period portrayal of Rose Kretsinger, a real-life quilter and book author of the early 1900s. As Kretsinger, Divine will share Rose’s experiences as a pioneering quilt designer, writer, lady rancher and WW II-era widow in Emporia. March 11, 2014 –Program Carol Jones "Tile Quilts: Then and Now" March 15 Workshop-Saturday Making a Tile Quilt Block Carol Gilham Jones lives in Lawrence, Kansas, with her sweetheart, Charles, and their dogs, Sumo and Grace. Carol and Bobbi Finley had the good fortune of meeting at a San Francisco Bay Area quilting retreat in 1990. The friendship that grew out of their meeting soon included working together on quilts, despite their geographic distance. After collaborating on many quilt projects over the years, they wrote their first book together, Tile Quilt Revival: Reinventing a Forgotten Form, which was published by C&T Publishing in 2010. Carol's quilts have twice appeared on the cover of the magazine Quilters Newsletter and in many other publications, including Judi Warren Blaydon's Collage+Cloth=Quilt, published by C&T Publishing in 2010. In 2004 and 2005, a quilt Carol made with Bobbi and Georgann Eglinski traveled throughout Japan in the exhibition Japanese Imagery in One Hun-dred Quilts, which featured the work of 75 artists from Japan and 25 from other countries. April 8, 2014-Program Lori Triplet -"Indigo, Africa's Gift to the World"/ the Poos collection Lori Lee Triplett, Business Manager for Quilt and Textile Collections, has successfully combined a variety of passions which in-clude research, writing, and performing into the quilt world. As a lecturer and instructor she brings her experience from stage, screen, and radio to make the presentations fun yet educational. Depending on which program she is performing, you may meet one of her guests from abroad, sing-a-long with a song, or even participate in solving a mystery. She enjoys presenting at local quilt guilds, but also presents at national conferences and has made appearances internationally. As an award winning writer Lori has written more than 10 books and numerous magazine articles. Her most recent book, Chintz Quilts from the Poos Collection launched in the fall of 2013 and was co-written with Kay Triplett and Xenia Cord. She is a frequent writer for the quilt magazine Quiltmania with more articles on the way. She and her sister, Kay Triplett, Curator for the Poos Collection are currently research-ing their next book on indigo for which they received the Lucy Hilty Research Grant and the Meredith Scholar Award. She is a member of the American Quilt Study Group, National Quilting Association, and The International Quilt Study Center & Museum. She is a graduate of the University of Arkansas with a Bachelor of Arts with honors, and a Masters of Arts from the UMKC Thea-tre Department. Additionally she has law degree from UMKC School of Law where she received multiple awards. About the Poos Collection; One of the largest privately held quilt and textile collections in the world. It is named after Martha Poos a grandmother who quilt-ed and instilled her love of quilts to the curator Kay Triplett. Originally the collection was compiled from estate sales and small antique shops. However as the collection has grown, the variety of sources for the collection has grown as well. It has a large collection of antique quilts with an emphasis on pre-1860 quilts. These vintage bed coverings fall into three main categories: white on white quilts, red and green quilts and chintz quilts. Some age appropriate vintage fabric is also a part of the collection. Recent additions to the ever growing collection include folk art textiles and contemporary quilts. Many of these quilts are award winning for their use of fabric or artistry. The folk art textiles are from around the world with a particular emphasis and variety of West African textiles such as adire indigo or ashoke/aso oke, kente, and Ewe woven prestige cloths or garments. About Quilt and Textile Collection; QTC was formed in 2011 entirely to manage and share the Poos Collection. Because many of the quilts and/or textiles are fragile, it isn’t possible to exhibit them on a regular basis. Nor is it possible for everyone to have access to the extensive collection. How-ever, through books, presentations and special exhibitions the Poos Collection can be shared on a larger basis around the world. May 13, 2014-Program Cathy Franks "My Journey on Quilting and How I Stumbled on the Truth" Workshop May 14-Wednesday "Rock the Quilt" Cathy Franks has been quilting for over thirty-five years. She started as a stained glass artist, and took an interest in quilting. She worked with Kaye England in her quilt shop for several years absorbing her knowledge and expertise. Cathy, started quilting on Bernina machines and still does. To aid in huge customer quilts, she purchased a 14 ft. Gammill machine over twenty years ago. Her love of quilting and learning is still strong. She loves to share "her love of quilting" with others. It is her hope that the stu-dents in her classes take away a ton of information, ability, and the courage to accomplish their dreams for quilting. Cathy is blessed with a plethora of winning ribbons in National contests and appears in several magazines articles. She has judged many quilt shows, including the quilt show in Houston. Cathy loves to teach classes. She has been teaching for over twenty-five years. She offers a great deal of information and knowledge in her classes. "What good is knowledge, if it isn't shared". When you take her classes, you get details concerning the class, plus tips on all aspects of life, like best vacuum to use, a Dyson. How to wash a quilt? I'll share that too. Need to know how to quilt a quilt? Bring the quilt to class ! She tries her best to keep you entertained and awake, while giving you the infor-mation you desire. She shares photos and her quilts. Custom quilting is another one of her great loves. It's a blessing when she gets all of those wonderful quilts that people send her to quilt. She values the trust that each and every person gives her when they choose her to complete their "special" quilt. She promises to take the time and effort, to provide "top notch" service on your quilts. Your quilt will be the absolute best it can be! June 10, 2014 - Challenge July 8, 2014 - Birthday party August 12, 2014 - Program Dawn Heese "From Small Town Girl to Designer" Workshop August 13 - Wednesday "Wool and Cotton Applique" Dawn grew up in a family of quilters and stitchers and has been doing some kind of needlework her whole life. She really got into quilting in 1999 and set out to teach herself everything she could about the process. In 2008 she partnered with Kansas City Star Quilts and published her first book, Geese in the Rose Garden. Her fourth book with KC Star was released in Sept. 2012. Book publishing led to magazine work and I started my design company Linen Closet Designs in the fall of 2010. Linen Closet Designs expanded from producing just quilt patterns to include fabric design in partnership with Henry Glass Fabrics. Dawn's first fabric line Best Wishes was released in July 2012. September 9, 2014-Program Betty New "It's Never Too Late" Workshop September 10 Wednesday "Walk about-Machine Quilting with Walking Foot" Betty is a national award winning quilter originally from Oklahoma, then Arkansas, and finally Naples, Florida. Today she splits her time between Florida and Oklahoma. After retiring from teaching in public schools, it was a natural transition for her to slide into teaching quilting classes. Teaching free motion machine quilting on the home sewing machine is Betty's specialty. She also teaches several other types of classes such as quilting with the walking foot, machine applique, skill building, and EQ7. She never holds back on sharing her knowledge of quilting with her students and loves learning from them as she teaches from place to place. Through the Naples Quilters Guild she has had the opportunity to learn from many of the best national teachers and she loves to pass on what she has learned to others. Betty's most recent national award is a first place ribbon at the International Quilting Association show in Houston, TX last fall. The quilt, "A Luthier's Dream", is currently on tour with the IQA and it was featured in the March/April 2013 issue of Machine Quilting Unlimited. "Venus DiVine" has been chosen to be included in a new book of 500 Best Traditional Quilts which is due to be out in 2014. In addition to entering competitions, Betty designs quilts for Windham Fabrics. Some of her free patterns can be found on their website, and several of her quilt designs have been published in various quilting magazines over the past few years. October 14, 2014- Program Lynn Doyle-"The World of Bloomin MInds" Workshop October 15 Wednesday"Bloomin Minds kits" Lynn grew up on a farm and was in 4-H for 8 years then off to college to be an art teacher. She is married with two children, five grandchildren worked in many quilt shops and then started the quirky world of Bloomin' Minds in 1999. She has always loved fabric. She will talk about how the designs come to life, or what inspires her. She talks about funny things that have hap-pened in her life to spin her in this creative direction. November 11, 2014 Janet Stone - "Alphabet Quilt Maddess" Janet's love of the alphabet came when she learned how to write, coupled with the fact that her mom was in the printing business and exposed her to wonderful typeface catalogs. She was in awe of how many ways one could design the alphabet. Serious quilting came in 2006 when she purchased a new sewing machine. She finished her first alphabet quilt in 2008 to fill up a wall in her house. Janet entered it in a national quilt show and won 3 ribbons and she was then hooked on making quilts. Since then she has been on a quest to design and make 26 quilts, all featuring the alphabet. The eleven quilts she has finished have all won awards and traveled more then her. My 7th quilt, Red Letter Daze, was awarded the honor of Masterpiece quilt in 2012 from the National Quilting Association. She loves sharing her quilts and could talk for days about the whole quilting madness.