Early start time! In order to cover the latest quilt show preparations without affecting the speaker, we will start the meeting at 6:00 p.m.
In September we welcome John Flynn from Montana, who will present his lecture, “Confessions of a Non-Traditional Quilter”.
The Flynn Family has been quilting for 96 years; (oh, my gosh!) 36 for Brooke, 34 for John and 26 for Kate who entered her first quilt show at age 8. That's a lot of enjoyment and creativity along with frustration at times; broken needles, tangled thread, blocks or borders that don't work, but mostly just pure pleasure and relaxation at a time honored art.
Along the way, John Flynn started making a scroll hand quilting frame for family and friends. Many happy hours were spent hand quilting on that first scroll frame; a compact and easily stored beauty with cherrywood ends and pine rods.
As machine quilting became more and more popular, John, the engineer, was intrigued by the idea of making a no-baste scroll frame to use on a home sewing machine. Proto types came and went and, after many versions and hours spent trying the frame, success! The first Flynn Multi-Frame was introduced at Spring Quilt Market in Minneapolis in 1996 and was granted a U.S. Patent in 1999. Thousands and thousands have been sold; to quilters all over the world.
A true innovator and out-of- the-box thinker, John Flynn designs, reinvents, leads workshops all over the U.S., demonstrates the Flynn Multi-Frame at Quilt shows, and solves Sudoku puzzles in his spare time. See his beautiful quilts, kits, and frames at www.flynnquilt.com and on his blog.