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July 10th, 2018 Doris Hruska
How to prepare & Machine quilt continuously lecture and trunk show at Riverwalk Quilt Guild- nonmembers welcome with a lecture admission fee or join the guild, we’d love to have you! Dorie comes to you with 16 years of experience quilting for customers. Efficiency (and customer satisfaction) is the key to a successful business and essential to completing as many quilts as our hearts desire. We will discuss the basics of preparing and loading your quilt, so that it finishes square, flat and balanced, or almost. Then you will learn some basic strategies for custom machine quilting continuously across your quilt top for fast finish. Please visit her website https://www.forever-quilting.com/, Instagram for Doris Hruska, and her Facebook account for more information or photos of her work.
Workshop: July 11th, 2018 Finding Your Path
In this drawing class you will learn the strategies Dorie uses to find the continuous path around pieced blocks. Then take it to the next level by connecting these free motion designs across the width of the quilt top. You will also learn how to quilt these designs in a square grid that has been marked with a stencil. Great for borders or sashing. Based on Dorie's book, Making Connections. Students are encouraged to bring quilt tops for design discussion. Fee is $45, supply list is pencil, notebook, erasure, unfinished quilt tops, disappearing pencil/chalk pencil, ruler, your creativity. Time is 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. in Woodridge, subject to space requirements of enrollment. Deliver checks to 640 Kendridge Ct, AURORA, IL 60502. You may pay up to two days prior to class for your spot.
August 14, 2018 Kathy Flowers
Please welcome Kathy Flowers, a Chicagoland quilter whose patriotic passion is palpable. Her lecture is “A Patriotic Journey” and her book, Oh Glory, is a funding source for military veterans in Illinois. As an Aurafil ambassador, some embroidery work with thicker threads are used in an artistic flare. Her quilting designs may help feature some items from the stash in the closet. Her work includes Quilts of Valor for veterans. https://www.piecesofdreams-kathy.com
September 11th, 2018 School House - You have heard of speed dating? School house tutorials is held in a similar rotating fashion through stations. Each station will provide a 15-20 minute learning opportunity to learn new techniques.
October 16th, 2018 Small Quilt Auction - See last year's page to see a sampling of the many creative items our guild members contribute to this event. It's an enjoyable evening and a wonderful opportunity to do some gift shopping!
November 13th, 2018 Karen K. Buckley - "Album of a Quilter"
Karen is a nationally known quilter who has published multiple books, patterns, and DVDs. She has designed her own line of notions including Perfect Circles, Perfect Scissors, and Perfect Adjustable Rulers. She has completed over 350 quilts which have received numerous awards at shows around the country, been published in magazines and calendars, and even displayed in the US Capitol building. Her specialty is appliqué, both by hand and by machine.
During the guild meeting, Karen will take us on a journey through her growth as a quilter. We will see how her passion began with her first quilt and how she developed her technique and style throughout her years of experience up to the present day. She will share the important things she has learned along the way. Also included in the presentation is a virtual tour of Karen’s home and quilt studio.
Workshop: Join us for a one day hand appliqué workshop where Karen will teach her techniques for perfect points, curves, circles, and stems. You will work on her pattern Bluebird of Happiness which includes a little reverse appliqué for some added fun. The workshop will take place at NIU Naperville Campus on Wednesday, November 14th from 9 am to 4 pm. The cost is $70 per person which includes lunch. A $20 supply kit will be available for purchase from the instructor on the day of the workshop. See the supply list for more details. For more information or to register for the workshop, please contact Susan Akre at SusanAkre@gmail.com.
December 11th, 2018 We are changing things up with “Not your Grandmother’s Quilt” by Cheryl Sleboda. Cheryl is a fiber artist who "loves to manipulate fabric and also light up her work with LED lights. Whether it’s heirloom, dimensional fabric manipulations like smocking, pleating, or tucking, or cutting edge technology like LEDs, microprocessors, or circuitry, Cheryl's work combines design and innovation for unique fabric art."http://muppin.com/wordpress/.
Workshop: December 12th. Please check back for workshop location and details.
January 8th, 2019 Holiday Party & Rummage Sale
February 12, 2019 Catherine Redford Our own Catherine Redford will share her eclectic style of quilting. Catherine is a member of the Fiber Art Divas, an art group that meets at Naperville Art League and of PAQA, the professional art quilt group. In 2012 Catherine co-founded the Naperville Modern Quilters Guild to further explore the modern quilt aesthetic. Catherine will share her lecture "Trip Around The World with Folk Stitches".
Workshop: February 13th, 2019. “Butterflies “. Please check back for workshop logistics.
March 12th, 13th 2019 Christa Watson. Christa will share her lecture, “How do I Quilt It?” Christa is an author, fabric designer and avid quilter. Her passion is helping others discover the joy that comes from quilting.
Workshop: March 13th: "Quilter's Path - How Do I Quilt It?" Please check back for workshop location and details.
April 9th 2019 Philanthropy Sew-In
May 14, 2019 Kris Vierra,Lincoln, NE Quilter on the Run.
Award winning quilter at Paducah 2018 Spring. Lecture will be "Evolution of an Accidental Quilter"
Workshop: “So I Have It Pieced, Now What?” 9:30a to 3:30p. Date TBD. Lunch can be ordered for an additional fee. Supply Fee max $40, Class fee $TBD
June 11, 2019 Pending
July, 2019 Pending
August 13th, 14th 2019 Rebecca Bryan @Bryan House Quilts
Bryan House Quilts – modern designs | classic inspiration | playful color