Donna Lynn Thomas – “Make Mine Mini” plus a Workshop
Our speaker for March is Donna Lynn Thomas. Donna has authored 14 titles with Martingale, self-published one book, and one with the Kansas City Star. She has also contributed articles in numerous publications over the years. She has appeared in Craftsy classes and QNN-TV episodes. Donna has designed Omnigrid On-Point Ruler and On-Point Square. Donna will present her program “Make Mine Mini” to the guild and will conduct a workshop titled “Magical Mirrored Stars”.


Diane Harris will present “Make Extraordinary Scrap Quilts” Program. Diane is a freelance writer, speaker, teacher and quilt designer. After 11 yeaers as an editor for Quiltmaker Magazine, she formed a business called Stash Bandit, through which she presents energetic trunk shows and lively classes for quilters. She is passionate about make srap quilts and creating interesting original designs. Her work has been featured I Quiltmaker, McCalls Quilting, Quick Quilts and Modern Patchwork. Diane lives n a working farm in rural Nebraska. Visit to learn more.


Stephanie Dodson, Lori Lange, and Kristen Smith will present a bed turning. They were planning to present a bed turning at our Arboretum show, but since it was cancelled due to weather, our own fabulous quilters agreed to present their quilts during our meeting. This wll undoubtedly be a program full of colorful and beautiful quilts.

May 20 & 21

EsitarEdyta Sitar – We are delighted to be able to bring Edyta Sitar to our guild along with the Starlight Guild. On May 20, Edyta will present a trunk show in the evening at the Johnson County Arts and Heritage Center, 8788 Metcalf.

Workshops – The following day, May 21, there will be a workshop available to 18 of our members at the Grace Covenant Presbyterian Church. More information will follow as it becomes available.  Visit her website at


carl_hentschCarl Hentsch will be sharing his quilts through a trunk show that will feature some of the quilts from his new book. He has authored three books and has commercial patterns which may be purchased through The Quilt Exchange. His company is the 3 Dog Design Company, located in St. Joseph, Mo. He loves foundation paper piecing as his quilts show through their beauty.  For more information check out his website


DawnHeeseDawn Heese – will be presenting her trunk show on “Working with Wool”. Dawn is a quilt designer and author from Prairie Home, MO. Her company is called Linen Closet Designs. She loves both cotton and wool applique. She has authored five books with the KC Star Quilts and one by Quiltmania.


TimnaTarrTimna Tarr comes from a long line of quilters but did not begin quilting until after studying art history in college.  She bought her first long arm in 2001 ad began quilting clients’ quilts shortly thereafter.  Since then she has custom designed and quilted thousands of quilts.  Timna’s own nationally award winning quilts are in private and corporate collections and have been seen in numerous exhibits, quilting magazines and books. She has appeared on Quilting Arts TV several times.  She is a speaker and teacher throughout the northeastern United States and is a member of her local guilds.

Workshops – Timna Tarr will also bring us two workshops:  “Designing with Flying Colors” (3 hrs) and “O Happy Day” (6 hrs).  She will then teach five (or more) techniques on how to make perfect circles, using both hand and machine techniques.  She is scheduled for those workshops plus her Map Making Workshop at the 2019 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festival  We wanted to give you a heads up to help in your planning for classes at the KCRQF.

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