Stephanie Brandenburg started Frond to "put a dent in the universe" a favorite quote from Steve Jobs. Fabric was getting tepid, predictable and then Frond came along and broke the mold. The collections are art. The art comes from within. You get to create your art with us. Let's go forth and work on creating what we are passionate about together. If we do this, we are unstoppable makers. For more information about Frond, click here.
Stephanie Brandenburg will be doing an all day workshop, "Fiber Arts", on Wednesday, May 15. It will be from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. The cost is $60.00, which does include a $29.00 kit. Supplies needed are sewing essentials . See Doris Conrad for signups.
Ronnie Elmore of Manhattan, Kansas will do a program called “Log Cabin Tales”. Ronnie Elmore has been piecing log cabin quilts since 2005. He has had quilts juried into AQS shows in Paducah, KY and Des Moines, IA, as well as in traveling trunk shows using Hoffman Challenge fabrics. Ronnie has also had quilts in shows in Oklahoma City and Lincoln, NE. He presents antique log cabin quilts from his collection and his own unique log cabin creations during his trunk shows. His goal is to inspire you to think differently about this very enduring and versatile quilt pattern
Piping Hot Curves - Macaroni (half day)
Accent curves with piping! This technique is wonderful for traditional curved patterns and great for contemporary designs. In class students will learn to make perfect piping and add that piping to the lively, curvy macaroni block. Piping adds pizzazz! Quilting and finishing will be discussed. A kit for purchase in class will contain pre-cut fabrics to make two 6" blocks.
See Doris Conrad to sign up and for a supply list.
Quilt Bindings: Simple to Spectacular
With lively projected demos every detail of a quality finish will be covered including some revolutionary ideas! I’ll cover preparing and squaring the quilt, making nice miters, joining tails (my special technique), and finishing for a show-quality back. Options such as an all-machine finish and odd angled corners will be shown as well. Things will then get wild with my Piping Hot Binding technique and lots of variations such as double-piping; embellished piping; invisible binding with piping; and, drum roll, please, my brand new calligraphic binding from my 2016 show quilt. Give your quilts the fabulous finishes they deserve!
Supply list: paper and pen (handouts provided)
Join one of the world's most enthusiastic personalities for ooo's, aaaah’s, and laughter to learn a plethora of tips to increase accuracy and add fresh, interesting details with piping, prairie points, heavy threads, and embellishments. See how to take show pieces to new levels and add charming surprises to simple pieces. Susan will share real live quilts with close ups through the projector so you’re sure to see oodles of detail. You may recognize many quilts as winners in AQS Paducah shows and International Quilt Festivals in Houston! Don’t miss out on this good time!
About Susan K. Cleveland:I'm a quilt designer/author/teacher/inventor and admirer of all things quilterly! My quilts are loosely based on traditional designs with a fair bit of unexpected surprises and details. They showcase precision piecing, thread embellishments and bold color. I enjoy sharing my quilts and passing along my techniques to others.
My enthusiasm for quilting is said to be contagious! In classes, I work toward keeping an upbeat setting, providing well-written instructions, and attending to each student with personalized coaching. My quilts have received many awards in international competitions since 1997 where judges comment on fine workmanship and original style. With unique designs I'm thrilled to include charming, unexpected elements such as specialty threads, prairie points, piping, and great binding techniques. I invented the Groovin’ Piping Trimming Tool which is used to trim piping seam allowances and the Prairie Pointer pressing tool. In 2010 I was delighted to be named Minnesota Quilter of the Year!
I live on 70 acres in southeastern Minnesota with my hubby. Both of our incredibly smart, talented children, have graduated from college and are gainfully employed. Yeah!
For more than 20 years Jan Patek has been designing primitive folk art quilts and publishing the patterns in books. Jan also designs original fabric lines for Moda. Her most recent fabric line is Fern Hill.
In response to overwhelming demand, Jan began turning her dazzling quilt and fabric designs into kits so that her fans would be able to make the quilts they so admire. Jan has a passion for creating and for sharing her creativity with others. “I love making quilts – it’s what I do. I don’t want to make quilts and put them in a closet, I want to provide a creative outlet for others.” Her blog is at http://janpatek.blogspot.com/
This lecture/trunk show is the journey Kathy has taken from beginning the joy of quilt making (very humbly, indeed) to the present.
Kathy Delaney has a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in art education from the University of Arizona and loves teaching quilt making techniques. She has been absorbing everything she can that is quilt related since she began in 1991.
Kathy regularly develops new workshops and classes. Kathy has also taken the 2-day seminar offered by NQA on being a quilt show judge and has had experience judging quilt shows in Kansas, Missouri and Arkansas.
Kathy belongs to the Blue Valley Quilters Guild, Olathe Quilters Guild, American Quilters Society, International Quilters Association, The Applique Society, The Heartland Quilt Network and the Kansas Quilters Organization. She has worked and taught at Prairie Point Quilts in Shawnee, KS since it's opening in June of 1995.
Kathy was invited in 1998 to participate in the 1999 Pilgrim and Roy Challenge to benefit the Museum of the American Quilters Society in Paducah, Kentucky.
Kathy's quilts have been juried into major quilt shows and won awards. Articles about Kathy and her quilts have appeared in multiple magazines and books. Kathy has authored multiple books, including Hearts and Flowers-Applique from Start to Finish, A Heartland Album The Basics - An Easy Guide to Beginning Quiltmaking, Horn of Plenty for a New Century, Patterns of History - The Challenge Winners Beyond the Basics - A Potpourri of Quiltmaking Techniques, and Pots de Fleurs - A Garden of Applique Techniques. Kathy designs patterns for piecing and applique under the name of Fabric Crayon Designs.
Kathy considers her experience filming an episode of Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson (episode #916) to be one of the most fun experiences she has had since beginning her teaching career in 1996.
Reeze L. Hanson, a native of northern Ohio, grew up sewing garments and home furnishing items. One of five siblings, life on the LaLonde farm was demanding and Reeze learned to sew at age 8 and has continued sewing ever since. An accomplished dressmaker, Reeze majored in Theatre in college and became a professional costume designer and teacher for the first 15 years of her professional career. Then her career took a dramatic turn when she completed her graduate work, gave up the theatre to teach speech and communication studies, and to raise a family.
Reeze continued to sew as a custom dressmaker doing commission bridal and formal wear, but soon discovered quilting and dressmaking was abandoned! During the next 15 years she moved from being a novice quilter to a seasoned professional with her own pattern design company, Morning Glory Designs, which began in 2007.
Reeze lives in Ottawa, Kansas with her husband, critters and fabric stash. Reeze retired from college teaching in 2015 after nearly 40 years as a professor. Now Reeze has a busy schedule of traveling and teaching quilt classes both nationally and internationally.
The one-patch quilt block — tumbler, hexagon, triangle, apple core, clam shell, or even the yo-yo — began as a way to efficiently use up household fabric scraps and make the best use of available time to hand piece. These quilts fell out of popularity in the 20th century with the availability of low cost reliable sewing machines and low cost fabric. Time and labor-intensive hand piecing of scraps evolved, and in the 21st century with the popularity of English foundation piecing the one-patch (sometimes called a Charm quilt) quilt has experienced a renaissance! This interesting lecture looks at the one-patch quilt through history showing how its resurgence in popularity is one of the primary influences behind the Modern Quilt movement. Trunk show of historical and modern one-patch quilts and the stories that make them compelling.
Liz Granberg-Jerome, our November Speaker is a custom quilter, teacher, designer, and owner of Gypsy Dreamer Quilts, was born and raised in California, but considers herself a Kansan after moving to raise her three children here over 30 years ago. She started quilting in 2006 while caring for her elderly father and quickly made the transition from a lifetime of sewing to becoming passionate about quilting. Her quilts have a flavor all their own as she creates unique layouts and color play for one-of-a-kind quilts.
Liz was inspired by a friend in 2010 to try her hand at a One Block Wonder quilt, made with 60 degree triangles. In 2015, she joined the One Block Wonder Forum on Facebook and was re-inspired to try it again. Quilters mentioned using panels to make OBWs and Liz took this idea and ran with it, creating her own twist with the Hexified Panel Quilts. T
Join Liz as she takes you through her journey using 60 degree triangles to make pieced hexies that produced a variety of quilts. Her journey has touched on One Block Wonders, Stack-and-Whacks, and has evolved into her original design Hexified Panel Quilts, a hybrid that merges techniques learned along the way.
Join us for the Kaleidoscope of Quilts show featuring over 100 quilts, many with kaleidoscope, Stack and Whack, and One block wonder themes! There will be raffle baskets, quilt tickets, gift items, quilts, teddy bears, consignment items and more! Small quilts that are for sale benefit Shriner's Hospital.
Abdullah Shrine Temple, 5300 Metcalf Avenue, Overland Park, KS
Friday 10 am to 6 pm, Saturday 10am to 5pm
A note for our Guild members:
Set-up: Hanging of the quilts set for Thursday August 23rd. Please turn in quilts and be sure to bring your consignment items for the boutique from 8am-11am.
Take down: 5pm Saturday 25th. Please pick up quilts at this time.