August  10th           FAIR  ~  FAIR ~  FAIR

Bio: Karen Bolan
Karen Bolan is a quilter in Santa Rosa, California. Drawn to the layers of design and expression possible in quilting, she loves the learning that comes from experimenting. She endeavors to find efficiencies in process and material use. Her designs are out of the box, and integrate a love of geometry, experimentation, interconnection, depth, and texture. Her work has been featured in magazines including Curated Quilts, Modern Quilt Guild Journal, Make Modern, and Modish Quilter, and her quilts have been exhibited at local and international shows including QuiltCon, Pacific International Quilt Festival, and the de Young Museum. Learn more about Karen’s work by visiting her website at www.KarenBolan.com and Instagram @karen.bolan.

Class: Begin Free Motion Quilting
Learn the basics of free motion quilting in a hands-on, supportive class. We will cover sewing machine set-up, strategies for success, and five basic designs that do not require marking. Learn to set up for free motion quilting, control tension, discover your directional preference, make design variations, control speed and scale, make compound shapes, and begin to build your personal style. Leave with a completed quilting sampler, new confidence, and the urge to quilt a whole quilt yourself!


Lecture: Collaboration is Fun
For those new to collaboration and seasoned collaborators alike, sit back and enjoy this candid discussion. View a gallery of over 25 stunning collaborative quilts while learning tips for successfully designing, managing, and participating in collaborative quilting projects. Get ready for a discussion of different kinds of collaborative quilt projects, dealing with difficult  situations, and a fun surprise.

November 9th ~ Marjan Kluepfel ~ Evolution of an Art Quilter and Fabric Dyer

September 14th  ~   Karen Bolan ~ Begin Free Motion Quilting

Two questions:
1. Do you hate ripping paper out of a quilt after paper piecing, pulling stitches out and stretching the fabric?
2. Can you sew along a printed straight line?

If you answered yes to those, you'll love EZ Piecing Leave-In Foundations. You can make flawless blocks, every time. 

I  live in Newton, Kansas with my husband Michael.  I'm lucky to have all 3 of my grown children living in Kansas too.  I have a degree in Design from the University of Kansas.  I worked as an Interior Designer for several years.  My move to Newton gave me time to us that leftover fabric in a quilt;  I was amazed to find a great way to express my art.  My quilt art has been exhibited in galleries and I've won ribbons in Paducah, Huston's Quilt Festival, France and Spain.  Mu work has been published in American Craft Magazine, Quilter's Newsletter and other quilt magazines.  

Quilting has become the medium of choice for my art  I love to incorporate color and texture in my quilts using fabric and techniques such as embroidery, painting, beading, machine or hand quilting and anything else I can think of.

Sharing my craftsmanship tips and tricks is fun.  I also enjoy sharing the skill and beauty that goes into the art and how it all  intertwines with history.

In my program "Inspiration" I'll use my quilt to illustrate who or what inspired me and a bit of what I did to make the quilt from there. 

December 14th ~ Christmas ~ Potluck

April 13th  ~ Janet Ghilino Bates  ~ Portrait Quilt   ~ Lecture & Workshop

October 12th ~TBA

May  11th ~   Debbie Gansberger ~  EZPiecing   ~  Lecture & Workshop

​                                      Crazy Heart and Flying Geese Blocks​​

Applique table runners

Bowl Cozy

Pot Holders and MORE

January  13th  ~  Gabryel Gutierrez  ~   Member Lecture                              Suitcases are for Fabric  -  A Journey Through Japan ☺️

2024

March 9th ~   Anna MacCallen & Maggie Walker ~  AccuQuilt  Cutter

                                  Christmas In March    ~   Lecture & Workshop

June 8th  Joanne Dalton ~    9 Patch    ~  Lecture & Workshop

Anna and Maggie will demonstrate how to use the  AccuQuilt Cutter.  The AccuQuilter Cutter is a fast, easy, accurate and safe way to cut your fabric for your projects. 

Margret seriously began quilting in 1986. She started teaching quilting classes in 1987 in a quilt shop in Newton, Kansas. As a member of a group that started Quilter's Corner at  the Mennonite Central Committee's annual Quilt Auction at the Kansas State Fairgrounds (which attracts thousands) she has helped process donations of fabric, books, notions, UFO's, and anything quilt related for the sale for 25 years. She has also helped teach quilting classes which resulted in quilts that were donated to the auction. Margret has worked and taught classes in quilt shops in Newton, Kechi and Wichita, KS and Lee's Summit, MO. Her quilts have been shown in guild shows in Hesston, Newton and Wichita, KS, the NQA Show when held in NE, and the quilt show in Paducah, KY, as well as Kauffman Museum, N. Newton, KS, and churches in Wichita, Newton, and Kansas City, KS. She has presented programs throughout the state of Kansas, and several locations in South Dakota. She has been active in quilt guilds in Hesston and Wichita, KS and Lee's Summit, MO, serving as president, presenting workshops and mini-workshops, and making the guild opportunity quilts. Margret joined NVQ within days of moving to Napa 2-1/2 years ago, and somehow got drafted to be your vice-president. She continues to work on mostly Quilts to Share, and also teaches beginning sewing classes at several after school programs in elementary schools here in Napa through Guild, her daughter's shop on Coombsville Road, and also at Guild. She has also helped with craft classes for adults taught at Guild, several wineries and other locations in the area. Since her beloved Boston Terrier Max passed shortly before Thanksgiving, she lives alone in south Napa. 

Quilts displayed:  National Quilt Museum, Lincoln, NE
Awarded 2nd and 3rd place ribbons from the NQA show in Nebraska, and Group First Place for the 50 Year Celebration of the Declaration for Human Rights Show sponsored by the National Quilt Museum in Lincoln, NE; Grand Champion from Kansas State Fair as well as many other ribbons from the Kansas State Fair and the Harvey County Fair.  

We won the group prize.  My name was Graber at that time.   It was actually a 2-sided quilt.  Unfortunately,  they only showed the front side of the quilt.          


Bio: ​Marjan Kluepfel is a quilter based in Northern California, hailing from the Netherlands. Her inspiration comes from the natural beauty in the places she has lived, including Hawaii, Florida, South Carolina and Australia. She considers herself a fabric artist, and describes her style as organic, inspired by nature, and full of color and movement. Her works have been showcased at many different conventions and exhibitions, including a solo show at the Pence Gallery in Davis, CA and the Kennedy Gallery in Sacramento. You can learn more about her on her website, linked below. 

Perfect blocks. Every time. Quilting the easy way.
EZ Piecing Leave-in Foundations were designed to make the construction of quilts flawless and consistent.

February  10th  ~  Margret Gaeddert ~  Trunk Show  ~   Member Lecture    

July  13 th ~   Preparation for  Fair Workshop

2024 Programs & Workshops

Great Class for Beginners 

This quilt is 9 Patch Blocks and also larger Square Blocks. You can make a smaller size of this quilt.

Joanne will be glad to talk to you and give you what supplies you will need for the size quilt you want to make.