2016 – 2017 Guild Year Programs

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June 14, 2017 – Maxine Rosenthal

“One Block Wonders” – Maxine Rosenthal came to quilting via a path that included writing software and refinishing furniture. Fascinated by kaleidoscopes, she explores the patterns that develop when fabric is cut and re-joined to create new designs.  Her book is titled:  One-Block Wonders: One Fabric, One Shape, One-of-a-Kind Quilts.  If you have made a one block wonder quilt, make sure you bring it for Show & Tell.

Pictures from Maxine’s presentation

May 10, 2017

Ways and Means Auctions

Thanks to all those who worked on this fun and successful event.   Please see the article under Ways and Means for more information and some fun pictures!

April 12 – Barb Vedder

“Quilts, The Story of My Life” – The topic of Barb’s lecture was her 25-year journey in quilt making and design.  She presented her quilts chronologically to show the evolution of her work from commercial patterns to adaptation to original work.   Barb  shared her inspiration sources and how she interprets them in her work in hopes that it will inspire others to tell their own story.
Visit her blog to get a sneak preview:  www.funwithbarbandmary.blogspot.com
Pictures from Barb’s presentation

March 8, 2017 – Victoria Gertenbach 

“Rural Inspiration” – Victoria’s lecture will focus on the personal inspirations behind her quilts, gleaned from her local rural surroundings of Northern Lancaster County. She will present a Trunk Show featuring a selection of her amazing quilts, while discussing the stories and construction behind them.  Visit her blog to get a sneak preview: www.thesillyboodilly.blogspot.com

Pictures from Victoria’s presentation

February 8, 2017 – Member Demos

We had the following member demos. Instructions that were available at the meeting are available if you click on the name of the topic.

Half Square Triangles             Lucille  Willover (no handout)
Fast Flying Geese                  Judy Newby
Nine Patches                          Lee Paylor
Spray Basting                         Susan Linton
Applique Prep                         Jean Fox
Continuous Binding                Jane Roberts

November 9, 2016 – Victoria Findlay Wolfe – 15 Minutes of Play

Victoria is one of the pre-eminent quilters in the Modern Quilting world. She bridges the gap between traditional and modern, especially when you view her current Double Wedding Ring quilts. Her talk, about her process and how to push your creativity was accented with loads of quilts. She shared enough to get us inspired, and then sent us home to CREATE!  Click here for more details about Victoria.

October 12, 2016 – Kathy Loomis  – Bits and Pieces

Kathy spent her career in Louisville, KY as a newspaper journalist and then a writer and editor. Since retiring she has worked full time as an artist, concentrating on fiber. Kathy shared how her passion for sewing a bazillion tiny bits of fabric has kept her sane for decades, produced a lot of art and won her a free trip to Japan. Click here for more info about Kathy.

September 14, 2016 – Pat and Arlen,“100 Years of Quilting”


The Christs covered the period of quilting from 1830-1930. Included were approximately 30 quilts that represented style and format changes during this time period. The history of the quilts and the quiltmakers provide an interesting journey through a very difficult time during the growth of our young country.

Click here for more details about Pat and Arlen Christ.

August 10, 2016 – Lea McComas – “Making Faces”

Lea’s portrait quilts have won international recognition. We discovered the influences of history and culture that inspired her pictorial quilts. She shared information about principles of composition, the geometry of faces and how value, color and temperature work together to create realistic pictorial quilts, as well as a brief overview of her techniques for fused applique and thread painting. www.leamccomas.com

July 13, 2016 – Pat Sloan – “Pat’s Life As A Quilter”

Pat presented a fun and entertaining look at her life as a quilter. Her stories, tips and ideas inspire quilters to try new techniques. She showed how to use color to highlight the fabrics in quilts and to give it that punch.

Below are a few pics from her presentation, including some of the work our members did at her workshop the day before:

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June 8, 2016 – Jane Davila – ” Elements of Design”


Jane is a nationally known quilter who specializes in surface design. Her lecture will focus on the basic elements of good design, including color, texture, line and shape. She will share how to develop an understanding of what we see and like, and apply it to our quilts – traditional, art, and contemporary.  See her website for more information www.JaneDavila.com

May 11, 2016 – Ways and Means Auction and Tea

At our May meeting, we had grand fun with live auction, silent auction and raffles.   And don’t forget the food.  Wonderful variety.  For more information and to see the list of commercial donors see the  Ways and Means Page.  Pictures from the event can also be found there.