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Speaker: Barb Eikmeier

“A is for Applique”

This program is a trunk show of appliqué quilts and tops. Styles range and include Brodiere Perse, Hawaiian appliqué and traditional designs. See over 40 examples of hand and machine work and find out how Barb gave up all other appliqué techniques for back basting appliqué—the topic of her newest book.

Barb grew up in Willows, CA where she learned to sew at a young age in 4-H. She officially made her first quilt while in High School but didn’t begin to quilt seriously until after her marriage in 1984.

Married to a career army officer, quilting became her portable career as they moved around the country and to South Korea. Her classes at those military assignments were popular among both American and International students.

She has written four books, published by Martingale & Co, of which the newest one, Back Basting Appliqué Step by Step will release June 4, 2013.

Barb currently lives in Lansing, Kansas with her husband, Dale, (now retired from the army), and an ever changing entourage of family pets, currently two dogs and two cats. Her adult children live with many of her quilts in their own homes; Eric and his wife Brooke in Colorado and Sarah in Florida.

Still a farm girl at heart, Barb visits her family in Willows several times a year.

Barb Eikmeier is coming to us from Lansing, Kansas. She is known for her applique techniques. Her lecture is entitled “‘A’ Is For Applique.”