November 8th – Melissa Sobotka
Melissa began art quilting in 2007 as an experiment, with no training in quilting; just her love of sewing and a background in art.
Melissa shared her story in “My Quilting Adventure”.
You can read more about Melissa by visiting her website:
October 11th – Thomas Knauer
Tom’s lecture was called “The Meaning of Things: The Importance of Quilts in an Era of Excess.” His lecture included a slide show demonstrating his progression from abstraction to activism; moving from making forms to translating the world into quilts.
You can read more about Thomas by visiting his website:
September 13 – Nancy Mahoney
In this informal and light-hearted presentation, Nancy shared more than 50 scraps quilts, including vintage quilts from her collection. She shared how her love of vintage quilts has influenced her approach to quiltmaking. Nancy shared tips for making stunning scrap quilts and expanding your thoughts about making scrap quilts.
You can read more about Nancy by visiting her website: http://www.nancymahoney.com/aboutnancy.html
August 9th – Linda Poole
Linda M. Poole lives in a beautiful region on the outskirts of the Pocono Mountains, in Milford, Pennsylvania, overlooking the Delaware River. She has taught throughout the United States and internationally, across Europe, Asia, and French Polynesia. She has developed a new approach to applique called Painted Applique. Her lecture took us to Turkey. She shared her travels, her inspiration – Turkish tile and design – and the books and quilts inspired by them.
You can read more about Linda by visiting her website: www.lindampoole.com
July 12 – Melissa Averinos
Melissa Averinos paints, makes quilts, designs fabric, and writes craft books. She won a Judge’s Choice Award at QuiltCon 2015 for her quilt ‘face #1’ and won Best In Show at QuiltCon 2016 for her quilt ‘My Brother’s Jeans’. Melissa loves Atomic Fireballs, pie, unicorns, rust, gardening, yoga, thrift shopping, sad songs and summertime. Melissa is an imperfectionist, a hugger and a good listener. She lives on Cape Cod with her Adorable Husband Stuart and their two golden retrievers.
You can read more about Melissa by visiting her website: www.MelissaAverinos.com
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
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.
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.
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
Below are a few pics from her presentation:
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:
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.