National Quilting Day is observed annually on the third Saturday in March. It is a day that is celebrated around the country with special quilting shows, classes, open museums and much more. This is a day to appreciate and to recognize quilt makers, along with all of their long labor, love and skill that goes into the making of each quilt. National Quilting Day was started at the June 1991 annual show of the National Quilting Association in Lincoln, Nebraska […]
Author Archives: Lydia Hoelle
Save the dates: May 16-21 A time to get together with others and learn new fibery techniques. Especially anything messy such as dying fabrics with many techniques, mono printing with gelli plates or glass base, stamping, etc. Also things such as felting, tatting, sculpting features for fiber figures, wool, and weaving. Farm Fiber Fun needs: Coffee Cans (plastic) 1.8 lbs. size More information to follow in the March newsletter.
BOOKS OF INTEREST The Historical Interest committee is delighted to tell you of the 2 new books in the library. Both are written by my 3rd favorite Quilt Historian, Sue Reich. Reich is a superb researcher. In World War I the pictures of quilts are not what we would call patriotic. Chapter one is “Quilting through the 1910s.” From Crazies to redwork to tobacco silks are covered. Pictures of antique fabrics and a page for the Sears catalog and the […]
SKILL BUILDER WORKSHOPS EASY PEAZY JACOBS LADDER-January 26, 2019 9:00 am to 3:00 pm Guild member Peggy Fierst will be teaching us her Easy Peazy way of doing the “Jacobs Ladder” Quilt Block. The workshop class fee of $15.00 is payable to Peggy Fierst. This class will be held at the Butterworth Education Center, 701 12th Ave., Moline IL from 9am to 3pm. Lunch will be available at this class for a $5.00 donation. Openings still exist for this class, […]