Our July Meeting and Program have been cancelled.



Kelly Ashton’s Fussy & Fabulouskelly-200x300

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, 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.


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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 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.

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