by Kathleen Barkley
Thanks to our Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild and its membership, we were fortunate to have two Quilt instructors teach workshops this past June and July. In June, Jean Ann Wright taught her pattern, Tropical Fruit, which showcased her Pineapple Trim Tool manufactured by Creative Grids. The Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild sponsored a Trunk Show of Jean Ann’s quilts. Seventy-four people were treated to a gorgeous display of quilts while Jean Ann lectured and shared her vast knowledge in the art of quilt making.
The Tropical Fruit quilt on the top right was made by Christy Johnson following the class and quilted by Jeanne Acton of Bearly Threaded Too Quilt Shop. Both are members of the Kenai Peninsula Quilting Guild. The quilt below that was designed and made by Jean Ann Wright and was on display during the class and at the Trunk Show on Friday night.
Maggie Ball of Dragonfly Quilts was the featured guest instructor July 20 & 21. On the Right is a picture of the class participants and three of Maggie’s quilts that were shown at her Trunk Show. Maggie’s book, Bargello Quilts with a Twist, was the foundation for the class project.
Gudrun Erla of GE Designs, will be here August 31 & September 1, 2018. Friday’s workshop will find the class participants learning the techniques for both the Kira & Lexie patterns and how they come together using the Stripology Squared ruler. On Saturday, the class will have the option of continuing Friday’s project or working on either the Lupine or Aurora patterns featured in Gudrun’s book, Quilts of Iceland. Gudrun Erla will be at Bearly Threaded Quilting Too on Saturday, September 1, from 5:00 to 6:00 p.m. for a book signing event.
Upcoming Quilt Instructors for 2019:
Victoria Findlay Wolfe - June 21 & 22
Pam Ventgen - July 26 & 27
Nancy Mathew - August 23 & 24
If anyone has any suggestions for instructors/classes they would like to see the Guild sponsor, please bring it to the attention of the Education Committee. Your Education Committee members are Sue Magyar, Barb Steckel, Alice Krivitsky, Cathy Howlett, Donna Glenz, Lorna Cramer, Karrie Youngblood, and Cheri Worley.
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