2024

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

​                                      Crazy Heart and Flying Geese Blocks​​

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

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

July  13 th ~   Preparation for  Fair Workshop

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. 

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

August  10th           FAIR  ~  FAIR ~  FAIR

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

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

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

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.

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