2024 Program Plans
January: LInda O’Sullivan: How she does it.
February: Michele Hackmeyer: How to get a quilt ready for the longarm
March: Judy Neel and daughter Holley Curry, owners of M and M Monogramming: updates on what’s new in the Monogram world. Judy will present for a few minutes what she/our church quilt group gathers each year for the AWPC (A Women’s Pregnancy Center). (Judy does beautiful work.)
April: Martha from Sew Noles: Her story and her store
July: Roberta Granville, Quilts of Valor
August: Pam Doffek: Challenge Quilt Presentation
November: Maryanne Clower, The Quilt Peddler, what’s new in the quilt store world, after her visit to the October convention in Houston. She will bring her “tech.”
December: QU Covered Dish Dinner and Officers Inauguration 2025
January – New Year’s Resolutions: How Quilters Unlimited Can Help You Achieve Your 2023 Quilting Goals:
February – What’s Hot in Quilting — Marianne Clower
Marianne Clower of Quilt Peddlers was our featured guest in February, telling us What’s Hot in Quilting!
March – Swap Meet — members brought fabric and tools, etc. they offered for sale — there’s nothing like shopping to bring quilters together.
April – Nationally recognized fiber artist and author Valerie Goodwin presented
a program called “Mapping Narratives Using Fabric, Paint, and Thread.” Valerie is
featured in the Winter 2023 issue of Quilting Arts Magazine with an article about using
fusible scraps and sheer fabric in making collage art quilts.
May – Sheila Callahan will present a trunk show and lecture with novel ideas for those tiny bits of fabric that seem too small to use but are too precious to toss.
June – Challenge Quilt Reveal
July – Quilts of Valor — Roberta Granville — We will learn about the Quilts of Valor
program and the story of a recent local recipient of one of these quilts.
August – Soldier Quilts — Quilts made by soldiers in the 18th and 19th centuries. You will be awed by the artistry and craftsmanship in these quilts created from heavy woolen uniform fabric and ornamented with beads, braid, and buttons.
Here are links to lots of resources related to Soldier Quilts:
September – Color — Debbie Sutherland from Bernina will talk to us about color—how she makes decisions about what fabrics to carry in her shop, how she advises customers who ask for help in choosing colors, and how color trends evolve in the quilt fabric industry. Even the most experienced quilter can learn new ways to think about their color choices and might be tempted to venture outside their safe zone!
October – Pincushions! — Ellen Fournier will teach us all about those tiny but necessary tools—just about the only ones you can make yourself. There will be examples of pincushions and a charming but simple pattern, and a discussion of what makes a good pincushion. Members are encouraged to bring pincushions they have made and to share their thoughts on what they love, or don’t, about them.
November – Modern Quilting — Some of us love it and others not so much, but it has become a major segment of the quilting world. Sue Isaac is presenting a program on modern quilting, including examples of modern quilts made by local quilters, and will explain what makes a quilt modern. She’ll also talk about “modern traditionalism” — new takes on traditional themes.
December – End-of-Year Celebration
January – Quarantine Trunk Show
February – “I ❤ Quilting” How Do I Love Thee? Let Me Count the Ways! (Heart demos)
March – Fidget Quilts by Jane Kazmer
April – By Annie Bags with Mary Stipanovich
May – Guest Speaker: Denyse Schmidt
June – “Feeling Groovy”
July – Quilting’s Triple Crown (Linda Dozier, Cynthia Seyler, and Lucy Patrick)
August – Challenge Quilt Reveal
September – Studio 180 Rulers with Gail Renna
October – “Favorite Scrap Blocks”
November – “Happy Fall Y’all!” (November’s meeting was cancelled)
December – End of Year “Celebration of Us” potluck with market-tote-bags show and tell and canned-goods donation