May and Junes meetings have been cancelled.
Note: July Program is to be determined (depending when our next meeting will be)
June (Meeting Cancelled)
Linda Hungerford – Domestic Machine Quilting
Linda Hungerford will be presenting a lecture titled Domestic Machine Quilting. Linda is a proponent of making one’s own quilts from start to finish and she will share her journey toward becoming an award-winning domestic machine quilter. She will share her first hand experience about the challenges of learning free motion quilting without the aid of a stitch regulator. Linda will talk about tips she learned along the way to achieve success and her presentation will include a trunk show of domestic machine quilted quilts.
Straight Ahead and Around the Bend Domestic Machine Quilting Workshop – June 3rd
Sign ups begin now for this Domestic Machine Quilting Workshop. The workshop cost is $43 for 6 hours of instruction which includes straight line quilting using your walking foot and free motion quilting with your darning foot. Linda will review machine set-up, choosing needles and thread, fabric markers, batting and selecting your quilt design. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn valuable skills from an award winning domestic machine quilter and turn your quilt tops into beautiful quilts. See Linda’s creations on Instagram under the handle Flourishingpalms. To secure your spot email Carla Timberlake at firstname.lastname@example.org. Carla will email participants a supply list for the workshop. No payment will be collected at this time, we will collect checks at the June meetings. Registration will be opened up to people outside Blue Valley Guild after May 5th.
Kelly Ashton’s Fussy & Fabulous
Kelly Ashton will be joining us to present a program and trunk show titled Fussy and Fabulous. Kelly is self-described as a pragmatic quilter, she focuses on developing skills and short-cuts that are practical for design and construction. Kelly loves to teach and talk about quilts, her motto is “have quilts, will travel”. You can check out her website kellyquilter.com, follow her on Facebook at Kelly Ashton: Quilting Lectures and Workshops and Instagram handle #kellyaquilter. She also teaches classes on Craftsy/Bluprint and owns The Creative Place, a retreat center for quilters in Spring Hill, KS.
Gudrun Erla, the designer and owner of GE Designs was born and raised in Iceland. She started quilting at the age of 23. After owning and running quilt shops in her home country and designing patterns along side it, quilting brought her to Minnesota in 2003. Since then Gudrun has been designing full time, publishing patterns and books from her home office in Chaska, MN. Gudrun loves to take traditional ideas and put a little bit of modern spin on them. Her “quilt as you go,” as well as patterns for precuts have been very popular with easy to follow instructions and quick assembly and finishing. All her patterns are geared toward today’s quilt makers, easy and innovative with a modern touch. She has published patterns and books on strip quilts for years and designed the best selling Stripology rulers with Creative Grids. Gudrun has written 21 books, along with her self-published books. She has written for Martingale, C & T, Kansas City Star and Leisure Arts. Her patterns have been published in all the major magazines such as American Patchwork and Quilting, Quiltmaker, Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting and Quilty. She has taped educational classes with both Craftsy and Craft University. Gudrun travels to teach and lecture both nationally and internationally year round and escorts quilting tours to Iceland and other destinations. For additional information, check out Gudrun’s website at gequiltdesigns.com or her instagram at #gedesignsgudrun.
Workshop with Gudrun
Gudrun will be presenting a workshop from 1:00 – 4:00 in the afternoon after our guild meeting. You will have a choice of doing the Stripology patterns named Kira and Amalie. Sign ups will be held at our July and August meetings. We will have samples of the patterns for you to view at the meetings. The cost of the workshop will be $40 per student.