September 20, 2018 – Penny Sturges

Penny Sturges of Quilts Illustrated ( is a bag designer and will share her knowledge of fusibles and stabilizers and give a bag workshop entitled “No Wimpy Bags.”

Penny is a well-known bag designer and teacher.  On Friday, September 21st, Penny will teach a workshop on her just-released pattern, “The Portfolio Tote”.  The tote measures 20″ wide x 14″ tall and 5″ deep, big pockets on the outside, pockets all the way around inside, zipper closure along top of tote and a Turn Lock on outer pocket. (Penny will bring the Turn Locks for purchase in 3 different finishes.)  We think you will be impressed with the quality of construction of this bag. Cost of the workshop is $50 for members and includes lunch. Cost of the pattern is $12.00. The workshop will take place at our meeting place, Zion Lutheran Church on Book Rd. Doors open at 9 a.m. and the workshop begins at 9:30.

October 18, 2018 – Jacquie Gering

Jacquie Gering ( will give a lecture entitled “Honoring Tradition” and a workshop entitled “Creative Quilting with the Walking Foot.”

November 15, 2018 – Karen Kay Buckley

Karen Kay Buckley ( – Lecture and workshop “To Border or Not To Border.”

December 13, 2018 – Rhonda Pierce

Rhonda Pierce is the Marketing Director of Euro-Notions (Schmetz Sewing Machine Needles).  A delightful speaker, Rhonda will tell us everything we need to know about machine needles.

January 17, 2019 – Schoolhouse

February 21, 2019 – Valli Schiller

Valli will give a lecture entitled “Gizmos and Gear for Adventurous Quilters”