PROGRAMS FOR 2018
January 15 & 16
Mary Kay Fosnacht: “Quilts and the Design Process, aka What Were You Thinking?
Mary Kay Fosnacht is an art quilter who works primarily with commercial and hand dyed cotton fabric. Born in Chicago, she graduated from Illinois Benedictine University with degrees in Music Education and Sacred Music.
As an avid photographer, she is always looking for scenes and ideas from nature to incorporate into fabric. Her method of creating landscape quilts is inspired by the impressionists; Claude Monet being a particular favorite. Her non-landscape works incorporate a more modern and abstract aesthetic and some include dye-painting on fabric in a representational style.
The recipient of local and national awards, Mary Kay’s art quilts have been juried into gallery and museum exhibits around the country. https://www.piecefularts.com
February 19 & 20
Tula Pink: Trunk Show
Tula Pink is an illustrator, a fabric designer, a quilter, an author, a maker and a generally good person who enjoys talking about herself.
Tula graduated from Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles, CA. It was fun but she was tired of being broke so she decided to get a job. Tula worked briefly as an Exhibit designer for Museums in Southern California, where she grew up, and when that became too quiet she relocated to the music industry. After about 5 years of that her ears began to bleed so she left her job and California and went in search of a new home. The plan was to move as far east as she could get without renting a boat and work her way back west until she found a place she liked. Tula got about half way and then she ran out of gas money so she stayed put.
Tula now lives in a small mid-western town outside of Kansas City, MO in a house that used to be a barn and still sort of looks like one. Tula’s main function in life is fabric design. She lives for it. Her signature designs have been adapted to fabrics, woven ribbons, paper products, needlepoint kits, embroidery patterns and sewing machines and can be found in independent fabric shops and retailers all over the world. Tula is most recognized in her industries for her dark sense of humor, a flair for hiding animals in the strangest of places (artistically, not literally) and her boldly unique use of color and pattern. Tula comes from the “more is more” school of design where there is never enough space and always room for that one last thing.
March 19 & 20
Liz Granberg-Jerome: Adventures with 60 degree Triangle Quilts
Workshop: Hexified Panel
Saturday, March 24, 2018; 9am-4pm
April 7 & 8
KVQG Quilt Show
April 16 & 17
Shelly Burge: A quilters Journey: From Traditional to Heavy Metal
May 14 & 15
Karen Stone: Trunk Show
Workshop: Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues
Wednesday, May 16, 2018; 9am-4pm
$70 members/ $100 non-members
June 18 & 19
Nancy Prince: So What is Thread Painting All About?
Workshop: Thread Painting/Thread Sketching
Wednesday, June 20, 2018; 9am-4pm
$70 members/ $100 non-members
JULY 16 & 17
AUGUST 20 & 21
Nancy Swanwick: Still Quilting after all theses Years
Workshop: Random Access
Do you love scrappy quilts? To make a Random Access quilt you will need to break out your fat quarter collections or ¼ yard cuts. Then follow cutting instructions and place designated pieces in opaque bags. Now the fun begins! You will be provided with piecing instructions and will randomly (no peeking!) draw the specified pieces from the bags to complete the block. Cutting instructions are given for three size blocks: 8 inch, 12 inch and 14 inch. You decide how large your quilt will be and determine how many fabrics to cut. This is a really fun quilt to do, and even if you and your best friend use the very same fabrics the blocks will be different resulting in totally unique quilts.
Wednesday, August 22, 2018; 9am-4pm
$30 members/ $55 non-members
SEPTEMBER 17 & 18
Irene Blanck: Traditional Applique
Workshop: Applique Irene’s Way
Wednesday, September 19, 2018; 9am-4pm
$55 members/ $80 non-members
RETREAT-Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2pm-8pm
NOVEMBER 19 & 20
SAQA: Artful Expressions
DECEMBER 17 & 18
JUST FOR FUN