June 21, 2018 – Picnic and Silent Auction

Our June 21 meeting will be our guild picnic. Please sign up at the May meeting so we know how many to plan on. The theme of the picnic is “Garden Party” and the
menu will include chicken salad, croissants, pasta salad, fruit salad, and dessert. Bottled water will be available, but feel free to bring your own beverage. There will be a fat quarter exchange so we’re asking you to bring three “flower-themed” fat quarters: one tone-on-tone green and two florals.  When you arrive, we will put them in paper bags, seal the bags, and then we’ll swap.  Sharon Thomson will be helping us with this activity.   If you plan on attending the picnic but won’t be at the May meeting to sign up, please contact Laura or Olive.

July 19, 2018 – Annette Ornellas, Southwind Design

Annette from Southwind Design ( will give a lecture entitled “Dimensional Curved Piecing or Peeled-Back Patchwork”  A workshop will be held entitled “Waves of Glory”

In her lecture,  “Dimensional Curved Piecing or Peeled-Back Patchwork”,  Annette will describe her easy layering technique which makes lovely dimensional curves. It’s like Straight Line Piecing with Curved Results! In the Friday, June 20th workshop, “Waves of Glory” , Annette will show you how to achieve curved designs using her technique of dimensional curved piecing while making a patriotic quilt in one of two sizes (54½” x 66½” – 12″ block OR 37½” x 45½” – 8″ block). 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.

August 16, 2018 – Melinda Bula

Award winning quilt artist and author, Melinda Bula ( will present a lecture and workshop.  Her lecture will be “The Power and Secret of Color “. The workshop on Friday, August 17th will be on her Fabulous Fusible Flowers technique where Melinda will  show us how to shade flower designs to achieve realistic results. The pattern we have chosen for the workshop is “Zinnia” (25″ x 27″). Kits will be available in the following colors: pink, red, purple, orange and yellow and will be available on day of workshop. Cost of the kit is $65.00. The kit includes 18 Hoffman batiks for the flower plus the pattern which includes a large layout guide and instruction booklet with all the pattern pieces drawn for you. (Kits are not required. You can choose your own fabrics using the color chart on her website as a guide; it can be found on the supply list page for the Zinnia –  Without the kit, pattern price is $15.00.) The workshop does not cover the thread painting Melinda uses to quilt the flower but she will briefly discuss it in class. This technique can be viewed on her YouTube video where she shows how to do the stitching on the Zinnia. It’s an excellent video and clearly shows how it’s done. See it at: . 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.

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”