Programs for Monthly Meetings

2022 Program Plans

January – Quarantine Trunk Show

February – “I ❤ Quilting” How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways!

Jane Jordan has graciously offered to demonstrate her paper-pieced heart pattern creating 6″ x 6″ & 12″ x 12″ square patterns. Dawn Griffin will be demonstrating a 4” x 4” paper-pieced heart pattern technique.

After learning any one or more of the demonstrated techniques, use the provided fabrics along with any complementary fabric you have at home to practice making several 4” x 4”, 6″ x 6″ and/or 12″ x 12″ squares. Bring the finished squares back to the March/April meetings. Completed squares will be sewn together, quilted, and donated to the QU Show Silent Auction or another guild supported charity.

March – Fidget Quilts by Jane Kazmer

Jane will share samples of fidget quilts, discuss how to make them, and explain the importance of providing this form of sensory stimulation to members of our community.

April – By Annie Bags with Mary Stipanovich

Mary is a whiz at creating bags, totes, and wallets using the By Annie patterns. Come see her creations and learn about future classes so that you can create one for yourself or as a gift.

May – Guest Speaker: Denyse Schmidt

Author, quilt pattern and fabric designer, and creator of custom and couture quilts, Denyse Schmidt, will be presenting a lecture and two workshops May 12 – 14. If you are unfamiliar with her work, you can see examples of her quilts and learn more about her at her website.

June – “Feeling Groovy”

You have probably spent most of the Covid-19 pandemic finishing those UFOs, creating charity quilts, learning new techniques, or even finally cleaning out/organizing your quilt room. After all of this fun, now you are paying the price with nagging stiffness in your body. In recognition of National Yoga Month, learn some basic and wonderful ways to ease the stiffness so you can enjoy many more years of quilting. Wear comfortable clothes, bring a 6’ strap (or sew two 2.5” strips of fabric together) and be ready to feel marvelous! Assistants appreciated; please contact Dawn Griffin.

July – Quilting’s Triple Crown

What is the Triple Crown? Horses that win the Kentucky Derby, the Preakness Stakes, and the Belmont Stakes. Triple Crown of Hiking Award is a distinction bestowed to hikers who have walked the Appalachian Trail, Pacific Crest Trail, and Continental Divide Trail in their entirety.

Well, Quilters Unlimited has its own Triple Crown winners consisting of amazing ladies who will be sharing their talents in a mini-trunk extravaganza quilt show that you do not want to miss – Linda Dozier, Cynthia Seyler, and Lucy Patrick!  Come ready to be wowed!

August – Challenge Quilt Reveal

September – Studio 180 Rulers with Gail Renna

Gail Renna will introduce us to Studio 180 Rulers and the wonderful projects that you can create with these tools.

October – “Favorite Scrap Blocks”
We all have them. Some of us hoard them. A few may consider it a curse of quilting,
while others just say it comes with the territory. We are talking about scraps. There are
many ways to use them in quilts ranging from quick strip piecing to more labor-intensive applique. We all need ideas to keep our piles and boxes from growing too large. Share your favorite quilt block when working with scraps.

Bring a block or two to show or even a complete quilt.

November – “Happy Fall Y’all!”

Nothing says fall quite like warm savory beverages, trees ablaze in color and a nip in the air (and let’s not forget less humidity). Share your favorite fall inspired quilt items. Using your fabric scraps, consider creating the Easy Maple Leaf Quilt Block Pattern and decorate your own reusable market shopping bag. Have different patterns to share – please feel free to contribute your ideas and methods. Check out http://www.bijoulovelydesigns.com/2010/05/market-tote-tutorial.html and https://www.thesprucecrafts.com/maple-leaf-quilt-pattern-4145689.

December – End of Year Fun and What’s to Come

Potluck dinner, join us to celebrate a year of quilting and companionship.