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Program: Members Teaching Members

Our guild has an abundance of talented and generous members, willing to share their tips, tricks, and expertise. For this last program of the season, join us for a round robin in which we will circulate among tables where several members will be teaching their special quilting techniques. Come learn something new and be inspired! The leaders and their sessions will be:

Donna Derstadt - “Quilt on a Chair”

If you were at Quilts From The Village XIII (Quilt Show 2013) you probably remember seeing Donnna’s beautiful covered folding chairs. These were designed by Dianne Springer, and are featured in her book "Scrap-O-Lator Quilts & more". There are several different designs, from scrappy and fun to more sophisticated and formal.  Donna has even done an appliqued version as a special housewarming gift. Donna will demonstrate how to disassemble the chair, prepare the pieced covers, add a little ruffle if desired, and then reassemble.  It's straightforward and fairly easy to do -- but the reassembly is tricky.  She will share her tips and tricks, including how to replace the hardware to make reassembly much easier.

Claire Machinist - “Applying Borders Without Math”

Claire will show her method of measuring border lengths to fit a quilt. No tape measure needed. No math involved. She has had good success using it; and will share her method with us!

Kathy Heusinkveld, Lorraine Potts and Linda Warren - “Lucy Boston Quilt”

Lucy Boston was a quilter in England in the mid 1900s. Kathy Heusinkveld, Lorraine Potts and Linda Warren have been working on their versions of the Lucy Boston Quilt and will be teaching the various aspects of the block. English Paper Piecing, fussy cutting as well as an eye for color and design are the topics for the lesson. It is a project to do by hand anywhere you have a few minutes to spare. Warning: may become addicting!

Maggie Schmude - “Quilting with Templates on a Domestic Machine”

Long arm quilters have long been able to use templates to create great designs on their quilts.  Now, those of us without a long arm can do the same thing, with a specially designed quarter-inch foot made for our machines.  This presentation will discuss the various templates available and how to get the right foot for your machine.  Quilting with several different templates will be demonstrated.  A handout listing sources for feet, templates and teaching videos will be available for guild members interested in further exploring this technique.

This selection of demonstrations promises to be a special experience, you don’t want to miss this one!