Vice President/Education Report

By Karrie Youngblood

It is amazing how so much has changed from our retreat in February.  The Education Committee had been waiting to see what will happen with the quarantine, but with so much up in the air and all the restrictions placed on public gatherings we came to the decision to postpone all the classes this summer.  Those classes are being rescheduled for 2021, which means that we will have SIX opportunities to get together next year.   

Here is a list of 2021 classes.

Brenda Clyde March 12th and 13th 2021 Jokers Wild $75 plus pattern, there is lots of room in this class and it is a beautiful quilt.  We had it hanging at the retreat this year and there were lots of oohs and ahhs for it. 

Barb Steckel April 23 and 24th 2021 $65.00 plus templates Scrap Crazy.  This is a technique class with lots of options for piecing and layout.  Currently the class if full but with the reschedule there may be openings.  Please let me know if you want to sign up for this class.

Katie Pedersen June 4th and 5th  project/s to be determined cost is $95.00 Katie is a nationally known modern quilter and has been teaching at Quiltcon for many years.  Her website is 

Pam Ventgen July 9th and 10th $75.00 plus pattern and templates.  Pam will be teaching the beautiful Alaska Quilt by Laundry basket quilts. 

Mark Sherman, August 6th and 7th.  Cost is $28 plus cost of Kits $95.   Mark is an international teacher who is known for his Art quilts.  He specializes in machine applique and painted applique.  He quilts are utterly amazing.  If you cannot make his class please make sure the save the date for his truck show, you will not regret it.  His website is

Dana Lewis September 10th and 11th.  $75.00 plus cost of pattern and ruler. Dana will be teaching the Chic Sisters pattern using the quick curve ruler and on Saturday will be teaching scalloped borders for those interested in it. 

Remember the first 25 people to sign up and pay for the classes will have their spots saved for them, everyone else will get put onto a waiting list. 

I am deeply missing all my quilting friends; it has been a very lonely time I know for all of us. I never realized how much I look forward to getting together with everyone.  I hope and pray that you all are staying safe and healthy.  That you are filling your days with finishing your UFOs and now that its summer you will be out enjoying your gardens and the sunshine. 

Karrie Youngblood, VP and education chair.  907-399-2085


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