Sarah Maxwell and Aurifil

Our September program will be from the thread makers of Aurifil. Sarah Maxwell, Fabric & Pattern Designer, has partnered with Aurifil and will be presenting a program designed to unlock the mystery of thread, educate the masses, and help all users achieve brillian results! Sarah, a certified Aurifilospher, will present a fun and informative presentation and trunk show of her quilts, including works that were recently displayed at QuiltCon and at variousAmerican Quilter’s Society shows, that will increase your knowledge of thread, tools, uses and tips. Exclusive Aurifil resources and swag for attendees included!


Jill Finley is the owner and designer behind Jillily Studio. She will be coming to our guildJillfinley in October to present a trunk show and teach a half day workshop – Black Eyed Susan – on October 1. Jill has been designing quilt patterns for over 15 years and currently designs and sells quilt fabric, patterns, kits and notions. Her quilt designs show off her fresh style using high contrast fabrics and usually have a bit of applique in each design. Jill is the author of several books on quilting “Home Sweet Quilt” and “Stitched Together”.

Black Eyed Susan Workshop – October 1, sign ups for this besusanworkshop will begin at the August meeting. Black Eyed Susan is a beautiful 28″ x 28″ quilt using Jill’s applique method and bias tape vines. The cost of the workshop is $27.00. Payment must be made at the time of sign up (checks payable to BVQG). A pattern is required and can be ordered from for $10.00.


BarbeikmeierBarb Eikmeier learned to sew in 4-H and made her first quilt while in high school. She didn’t start quilting seriously until after her marriage in 1984. She has been teaching quilting since 1990 and her favorite technique is applique. Married to a military man, quilting became Barb’s portable career as they moved around the country and to South Korea for military assignments. Barb is the mother of two, grandmother of one, and author of four quilting books. She designs fabric for Paintbrush Studio Fabrics, a pattern designer, a Craftsy instructor, and she presents programs and workshops to guilds around the country. Barb and her husband and two dogs live in Lansing, Kansas, where in addition to quilting she enjoys flower gardening, baking pies, writing and sailing on their vintage sailboat at nearby Perry Lake.


Holiday Luncheon – We are in the process of planning the Holiday Luncheon. More information to follow.

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