Programs

PROGRAMS FOR 2018

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

Liz Granberg-Jerome, custom quilter, teacher, designer, and owner of Gypsy Dreamer Quilts, was born and raised in California, but considers herself a Kansan after moving to raise her three children here over 30 years ago. She started quilting in 2006 while caring for her elderly father and quickly made the transition from a lifetime of sewing to becoming passionate about quilting. Her quilts have a flavor all their own as she creates unique layouts and color play for one-of-a-kind quilts.

 Liz was inspired by a friend to try her hand at a One Block Wonder quilt, made with 60 degree triangles, while still in California. After returning to Kansas in 2012, she joined the One Block Wonder Forum on Facebook and was re-inspired to try it again. Quilters mentioned using panels to make OBWs and Liz took this idea and ran with it, creating her own twist with the Hexified Panel Quilts. Two of her quilts appear in One Block Wonders of the World, released in 2017 by Maxine Rosenthal & Linda Bardes. She is now making Hexified Panel quilts as samples for Timeless Treasures fabrics.  

 Liz lives in Baldwin City, Kansas, with her husband Leslie, whom she met at a quilting retreat in 2016 when he attended her Hexified Panel Quilt workshop. Together they are creating works of art as they continue to stretch the boundaries of the original One Block Wonder technique.

www.gypsydreamerquilts.com

Workshop:  Hexified Panel

Hexified Panel Quilts
One-day Workshop
Assembling Units, Layout & Construction
A guide to turning panels into spectacular quilts

What you need:
Sewing machine in good working order (with manual)
¼” quilting foot and/or ¼” sewing guide for accurate piecing
Neutral #50 cotton thread for piecing
Rotary Cutter with new blade and self healing cutting mat
6‐1/2″ x 24″ ruler
Pins
Scissors
Iron and ironing mat/table
Fabric
Precut kit of sets of 6 triangles and a panel block to frame. $15.00

Saturday, March 24, 2018; 9am-4pm

$50/members     $80/non-members

 

April 7 & 8

KVQG Quilt Show: Quilting is My Super Power!

Crown Toyota, 3430 Iowa St., Lawrence, KS

 

April 16 & 17

Shelly Burge:  A quilters Journey: From Traditional to Heavy Metal

R: 119 G: 255 B: 187 X:54188 Y: 0 S: 383 Z: 53 F: 146

Shelly began quilting in 1973, “just to use up fabric scraps”.  She started entering quilted items in the Nebraska State Fair in 1977 and has received over 180 ribbons including five Pride of Nebraska awards.  Her quilts have won numerous honors in national quilt contests such as the IQA, NQA and AQS shows, plus her work has been exhibited in Europe, Russia and Japan.

Shelly began teaching quilting in 1983.  Her resume includes teaching at numerous Houston Quilt Festivals, NQA, and AQS shows along with traveling to quilt guilds across the country.  In 2000 she served on the teaching staff of Quilt Expo Europa in Strasbourg, France.  She was presented the first Jewel Pearce Patterson Scholarship sponsored by Quilts, Inc. in 1992.  Shelly was a nominee for the 2004 Quilting Teacher of the Year Award.  She is the author of two quilting books, and she publishes a line of patterns.  

Shelly was one of the founders of the Nebraska State Quilt Guild and she volunteers at the International Quilt Study Center in Lincoln.  In 2009 she was named to the Nebraska Quilters Hall of Fame.  She is a member of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges and was certified to judge by the NQA.

 Shelly and her husband have two grown children and three adorable grandchildren.  They live on an acreage outside of Lincoln.

For this lecture/trunk show Shelly will bring a large selection of her quilts and share their stories while she tells how she went from making traditional hand quilted pieces to art quilts made with her own hand dyed fabrics and embellished with found objects

http://shellyburge.com

 

May 14 & 15

Karen Stone: Trunk Show
A quilter since 1986, Karen’s inspiration manifests equally of innovation and tradition. Her quilts have won numerous awards, including first prizes in international competitions and her designs appear frequently ion exhibition. Her Clam Session quilt received the Master of Innovative Artistry award at IQA in 2009, and her Indian Orange Peel Quilt was People’s Choice at Quilt National ’95. Having enjoyed success in design, publication and teaching, she finds no greater satisfaction than in hand-stitching binding onto a newly quilted piece, with the possible exception of students returning to report they’re having a lot more fun quilting since taking her color class. Karen holds degrees I Piano from Baylor and Indiana Universities, has two beautiful daughters, tree horrible cats, and a very nice beau, and lives in Dallas and Southlake, TX.

www.karenkstone.com

Workshop: Wild Women Don’t Get the Blues

Wednesday, May 16, 2018; 9am-4pm


I don’t think I’ve ever had more fun making a quilt than I did making this one.
I hope you will enjoy it too. The patchwork is pretty straightforward, but amazing and wonderful things happen with color and fabric. (never foundation -pieced? Perfect!)
Go here for my inspiration for this quilt title: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k2-qXzE18ig

$70 members/ $100 non-members

Please bring:
 Sewing Machine in good working order, equipped with a medium=sized needle ((0/14)
 Basic sewing supplies, including good fabric scissors, and scissors for cutting paper.
 Rotary cutting supplies
 Masking tape (wide) and cellophane tape
 Fabric: If you have an inspirational fabric (or a group) that looks instantly fabulous in 5-inch squares, wonderful! (don’t pre-cut) . This might be an amazing print, but a beautiful solid would showcase your fabulous quilting! Start there, and bring 10-20 supporting ones (fat quarters are great used is ok) More fabric is always more fun.

 

June 18 & 19

Nancy Prince:  So What is Thread Painting All About?

www.NancyPrince.com

Workshop: Thread Painting/Thread Sketching

Wednesday, June 20, 2018; 9am-4pm

$70 members/ $100 non-members

 

JULY 16 & 17

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

 

 

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.

kvqg aug 18Random Access Quilt Supply _ Cutting Directions

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

 

OCTOBER 16

RETREAT-Douglas County Fairgrounds, 2pm-8pm

 

NOVEMBER 19 & 20

SAQA: Artful Expressions

 

DECEMBER 17 & 18

JUST FOR FUN

 

 


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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January 15 & 16, postponed till July, do to inclement weather

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