No meeting in December. May you have a wonderful Holiday Season!
2022 Meetings, Programs and Fun Events:
Get to Know your Program Chairs – Beth Wright and Barb Bredemeier
We’re looking forward to a trunk show from our program co-chairs, Beth Wright and Barb Bredemeier, as we hear about their quilting journeys and get to know them better!
Monday, March 7 — Special Event
Big Red Quilters’ Guild and Herrick District Library are partnering to celebrate National Quilting Month in March 2022.
- We’ll be the “experts’ in numerous Quilt Artist in Residence events at the main library throughout the month, as well as offering a Bed Turning/Trunk Show highlighting Guild member quilts on Monday, March 7.
- Herrick Library would also love to have some quilts displayed in the library during the month. Stay tuned for more information on how you can help by having some of your treasured quilts included in the bed turning and display, as well as with other assistance that may be needed throughout the month.
- With your help, we can really help spread the word about our Guild to the community, and perhaps gain even more quilters!
Jill Dannenberg will share about Living Threads ministry, showing us some of the
Bible Block of the Month quilts made by her group.
March 29, 30, 31 2022 – Guild Retreat
Plan to clear away those winter blues with time on the lake and quilting friends! Tiara Yachts has
graciously made their Corporate Center available for us again as a beautiful retreat site. The Form to sign up is here.
Patty Wheeler – “Passionate About Postcards”, an inspirational and instructional
Zoom lecture by a teacher from Hot Springs, Arkansas. Each person present at Tiara will go
home with a kit of postcard supplies.
Airing of the Quilts – Each guild member will share their first quilt, or the earliest
quilt they have access to, and one of their latest quilts. It will be fun to see how each of us has
Adding borders to your quilt can be fun and the choices and variations are unlimited. “Should I add a border – plain, how wide, how many, pieced, mitered, cornerstones or —–?” All will be delved into during this informative lecture and demos, plus preparing your quilt for the longarmer. And let’s not forget the many different binding ideas and tips too. Come to explore the endless creative process to get the finished look you want for your quilts.
Jenny Kae Parks, from Littleton, Colorado, a nationally-published designer, popular instructor and video host for Quiltmaker Magazine, Craft U and Fons and Porter will bring laughter and confidence to our guild as she presents a Zoom lecture, Color Courage for the Fabric-Phobic.
Sherri Fandrich, from Gentry, Arkansas, will present a lecture/trunk show “Journey of a Quilter”.
French Applique class with Sherri Fandrich
Susan Cleveland, from West Concord, Minnesota, lecture and class – Join with one of the world’s most enthusiastic award winning quilters with your pen and notebook for a daylong class full of information. You will be in for a good time, lots of laughter, and a plethora of tips to increase accuracy and add interesting details to your quilts at her evening trunk show.
9:00 – noon Precision and Panache demo class
1:00 – 4:00 Dynamic Dresdens demo class
7:00 pm My Eclectic Quilt Pageant lecture/trunk show
Cindy Phillip “Tales of an Eclectic Quilter” trunk show
Ongoing Guild Projects
- Paper Pieced “Sisterhood” blocks: Patterns and directions will be available, one per person, at the meeting so that everyone has the chance to make a contribution to our quilt! (It’s so cute!!!) We still need more!
2021 Member Quilt Gallery. Photos of your projects will be posted on the Big Red Quilters’ Guild website, kicking off our 2021 Members Gallery. Please plan to email photos of your work after the meeting, including any other projects you would like to share to Janet.
We welcome your suggestions for future programs and teachers.
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