Vice President/Education Chair Report

Kathleen Barkley

The Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild Education Committee met during the 22nd Annual KPQG Retreat in Homer last month.  I would like to thank the Committee for their dedication and thoughtful and collaborative work on the Education Committee.  These volunteers contribute their time, expertise, energy, and guidance to further educate and expand our mission for our membership and the public.

The Education Committee selected workshops for this summer’s upcoming classes in June, July, & August.  Your Education Committee’s selections were based on what they felt would most benefit and be of interest to the Guild as a whole. The selections are listed below. Classes are limited to 20 students and are held on Friday and Saturday with a Trunk Show/Lecture on Friday night from 7:00 to 8:00.  The Trunk Show/Lecture is sponsored by the KPQG and is open to the public at no charge.  You may sign up at any time by contacting myself (907) 769-1999, or Sue Magyar (907) 491-0244,  Sign-up sheets will also be available at Saturday’s, April 7, 2018, General Membership Meeting, at Christ Lutheran Church in Soldotna.

The Education Committee also gave approval to enter into a contract with two other great instructors for 2019; Pam Ventgen and Nancy Mathew.  

Class Schedule for Summer 2018:

June 15 & 16 - Jean Ann Wright
Two day workshop 
Pineapple Fruit SaladJean Ann Wright brings you the secret to making perfect pineapple blocks every time. Learn how to use her specially designed Pineapple Trim Tool.  Nine spots are left to sign up for this class.

July 20 & 21 - Maggie Ball
Two day workshop - Bargello Quilts with a Twist, Maggie Ball’s 16 piece block, provides potential for creating original designs.  To quote Maggie, “If you’ve felt intimidated by the Bargello technique of sewing numerous strips together, never fear”.  With Maggie's newly created block method, Bargello Quilts with a Twist allows you to create the look of Bargello with ease. Strips are cut and pieced in sets of four, counter-cut, and joined to complete the blocks.  Eleven spots are left to sign up for Maggie’s class.


August 31 & September 1 - Gudrun Erla of GE Designs 
Two different workshops, one each day.
Day 1 - Gudrun Erla will do a workshop on her GE Lexi Pattern which uses 10” squares.
Day 2 - TBA
Seven spots are left to sign up for Gudrun Erla’s class.

Class Schedule for 2019

June 21 & 22 - Victoria Findlay Wolfe

July TBA - Pam Ventgen

August TBA - Nancy Mathew

Your Education Committee members are:  Sue Magyar, Cathy Howlett, Barb Steckel, Alice Krivitsky, Donna Glenz, Karrie Youngblood, & Lorna Kramer.

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