2019 Programs and Classes

Plan ahead for a new-fangled UFO Challenge Culminating with Prizes Awarded in January 2020:  Your Program Committee will launched a fun format to work away at your UFOs at the June Guild meeting!  We have adapted the American Patchwork and Quilting 2019 UFO CHALLENGE to help motivate us and push us to complete projects that have been languishing much too long, or any project that we’ve been aching to begin or get back to. CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION!

OCTOBER 1ST: Our featured speaker, Linda Halpin, is a graduate of the Embroiderers’ Guild of America’s Teacher Certification Program in Quiltmaking. The intensive two year examination program tests not only the candidates’ stitching skills but also their knowledge of color and design, history of their chosen field, and classroom abilities. She is one of only a handful of instructors nationwide who has been certified by the Embroiderer’s Guild of America (EGA) as an Instructor in Quiltmaking.
Actively teaching quiltmaking across the United States and Canada for over 40 years, Linda has been a member of the teaching faculty of several distinguished conferences nationwide (including the AQS show in Paducah), as well as worked with guilds of memberships ranging from 25 to 400. In addition to teaching, Linda has written seven quiltmaking books ranging from quilt history, three dimensional applique, and quilted clothing, to scrap quilts, and patterns inspired by the Little House on the Prairie books. She also served as Chairman of both EGA’s National Master Craftsman Program for Quiltmaking and Teacher Certification Programs. She has curated numerous quilt exhibits, as well as been involved as a judge at regional exhibits, and participated in an Exhibit Judging Forum which established guidelines now used nationwide.

Linda will present two different trunk shows at our meetings on October 1: “Borders on Parade” at the afternoon meeting and “1 x 1: Quilts Using 1 x 1 Half Square Triangles” in the evening. Linda will also teach two classes for our Guild – Prairie Lilies and Mexican Cross. If you’d like to enroll prior to the October meeting, contact Mary Korrect 563-940-8565 to sign-up or to add your name to the waiting list. If openings remain, members can continue to sign-up at the October meeting.



 10/2: Prairie Lilies: Applique combines with piecing in this one day workshop. Joyous colors combine to create Prairie Lilies, constructed in my two-for-one technique. Piecing in this method creates cutaways that are ready to go into a bonus quilt, so you are actually making two quilts at the same time. Make use of every bit of fabric. It is such fun! Students start with how to choose and combine fabrics for a quilt, giving valuable fabric selection skills that can apply to your future quilt-making. This is followed with Halpin’s two-for-one piecing method, then adorn with applique, utilizing a very nifty stem technique. In addition to the Prairie Lilies quilt, students will also be making a bonus quilt out of the cutaways.

10/3: Mexican Cross: Cheery colors pop in this fun version of Mexican Cross. Not only is it a great pattern for using up lots of different fabrics in one quilt, but the construction technique cleverly creates a bonus quilt out of the cutaways. This complex looking pattern is a snap when you make it with my shortcut techniques.

Both classes will be held at the Kaaba Shriners Building – 511 Veterans Memorial Parkway in Davenport. Lunch will be available on site for $5.

Mexican Cross
Prairie Lilies-October 2nd

November 5: The program at our November meeting will feature a panel of Long-Arm Quilters coordinated by Terre Klipsch discussing “Everything You Wanted To Know From Your Longarmer, but were Afraid to Ask.”

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