Welcome to Quintessential Quilters!
The next meeting is at 7 pm, Thursday, April 13, 2023. Our speaker for our April meeting will be Tammy Pfeil, a fiber artist, quilter and designer. She comes highly recommended from those who have seen her speak at other local guild meetings. She is a business facilitator and brand ambassador for Premier Fabrics, Inc. She is the owner of Hand BEHG Felts and BEHG Designs. She will present a lecture/trunk show on “Quilting Outside the Quilt Fabric Box.” She will bring a selection of items available for purchase.
GROUP QUILT 2023 – “Exploding Heart”
Our group quilt will be a pink and red version of this popular pattern. It looks complicated but is constructed of just 5 different pieced 4″ blocks. Block kits will be distributed at the Shawnee retreat and the March QQ meeting. If you won’t be at retreat but would like a kit (or two), email Sue Vallera to reserve. Detailed information was sent in an earlier email. This should be a fun project!
Here is the schedule for our upcoming retreats:
- August 25-27, 2023 – Procter Center
- October 20-22, 2023 – Kirkmont Center
- March 8-9, 2024 – Shawnee
- March 7-9, 2025 – Shawnee
PRESIDENT’S CHALLENGE – HOLIDAY CELEBRATION
Halloween, Easter, Veteran’s Day, 4th of July, Christmas, Columbus Day, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day… These are just a few examples of the many “holidays” we celebrate every year. So, pick a holiday you want to celebrate and make something quilted that exemplifies it. (The list above is not inclusive of all the holidays you have to choose from!) There really aren’t many rules.
- It can be any size: mug rug to table runner to king size quilt, or a purse or tote or ??? Your choice.
- It can use any technique or combination of techniques.
- It must be made this QQ year – November through June.
- It must be made of 3 layers – top, batting and backing.
- It must be quilted and complete.
We’ll have a special show and tell at the June meeting. You might have to tell us why you picked your holiday. And remember this is supposed to be a fun celebration. It’s not meant to be additional stress or work for you!
Here are photos of our November display at the Delaware County District Library, 84 E. Winter Street, Delaware 43015.
See our Quilt Display page for more photos of the quilt exhibit at the library.