We had a great time with Pat Sloan in October! She really challenged her students to think outside of the box when it comes to colors and curvy seams – all while using up your stash. If you took one of her workshops, please bring what you accomplished for November’s show and tell. It’s going to be fun to see your work!
Many of our workshops are either full or are filling up. Be sure and stop by the Programs table at the November meeting to check out those you’re interested in.
Our speakers receive a welcome bag when they arrive here. Beer Nuts and The Olive Bin generously donate goodies for them and we encourage you to shop at these stores in Bloomington/Normal.
If you register for either November class, patterns need to be purchased but will be provided to you at a discounted rate by Pam Buda so you can wait until the workshop to get them.
If you register for the February tote class, you'll need to purchase your pattern by Quilts Illustrated. You have 3 sizes to choose from: ps058, ps054, or ps056. You’re encouraged to purchase the pattern and supplies now as the pattern gets backordered often. Laurie will provide a pre-work sheet in November and she suggests you do some pre-work at home before the class starts.
If you register for the April "Paint Your Own Barn Quilt" class, please remember to include the $15 supply registration fee. (One check for $45 (members) or $55 (non-members) is needed for registration for this class.) The $15 supply fee includes the 2'x2' primed paint board, paints, patterns, colored pencils, etc.
Please make sure you have renewed your guild membership dues before registering for classes. The membership form can be found on the HAAQG web site with Pam Riss's contact information for mailing your form & payment. Per the guild’s guidelines, there must be a 60-day notice on cancellations in order to receive a refund for workshops.
Here's a summary of each month. Photos of the workshops are on the registration form that's included in this newsletter.
November 2017 – Pam Buda
Pattern writer for Heartspun Quilts, Marcus fabric designer, Pioneer life historian.
Lecture: Making Do: Honoring Our American Quilting Heritage
Workshops: Starry, Starry Nines & Star String Quilt and Pinkeep
wait list for Friday's Starry Starry Nines.
December 2017 – Flavin Glover
Specialty: Log Cabin Quilts
Her quilt ‘Row Houses’ was selected as one of the 100 Best American Quilts of the 20th Century.
Lecture: A New Look at Log Cabin Quilts
Workshops: Rainbow City & Tonal Reflections
There's a waiting list for Friday's Rainbow City.
January 2018 – Winter retreat!
The retreat is full. There is a waitlist.
February 2018 – Kathryn Lilley Trunk Show
Specialty: Fabulous eye for color. Superb workmanship.
February 2018 – Laurie Schierer
Workshop: 2-day workshop - Tool Tote
See note above for supplies that need to be purchased.
March 2018 – Becky Goldsmith
Specialty – Wonky Applique and Color.
She's co-owner of the Piece O’Cake Designs.
Lecture: A Practical Approach to Color
Workshops: Best- Ever Quilter’s House & Pick Up Sticks
April 2018 – Suzi Parron
Specialty – Barn Quilts
She’s traveled the country, chronicling barn quilts.
Lecture: Barn Quilts
Workshop: Paint Your Own Barn Quilt
wait list for Friday's Barn Quilt workshop.
Debi Winchester & Linda Click & Jenny Pettinger