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Speaker: Denise Havlan

At our October meeting, experience with us a special journey from the beginning of Denise Havlan's quilting career up to the present.

In her lecture and trunk show, entitled Humble Beginnings, we will hear how an unplanned stop at a quilt shop awakened the “quilting bug” hidden in her heart that fueled many years of study and work to gain the skills recognized in her quilts today. We will see quilts from all stages of her quilting to include many of the award winners from the past up to today.

Denise is an award winning studio artist and teacher from Plainfield, Illinois. Her work can be seen in galleries and in national and international quilt exhibitions. Color, composition and design combine to create her one of a kind work.

Not conforming to any particular process, Denise allows an individual piece to determine the techniques used as it develops through construction. Technical methods can be a combination of machine and had appliqué with various surface design enhancements such as painting, inking and machine embroidery. Strong visual impact is a primary goad in her work.
Denise’s works have won numerous awards, too many to list here. Upon seeing her work, you will be amazed at her talent and expertise.

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Earlier Event: September 19
Program: Quilt Show Preparation
Later Event: October 18
Tiny Visions