VP/Education Report

Sue Magyar

So far, this year has been a great year!

Pam Ventgen taught Abigail's Window in July.  The class was a success, and it was such a beautiful quilt.  Everyone enjoyed the pattern, and as usual, Pam's guidance was priceless.

By the time you are reading this, Nancy Mathew's Sew Easy Strata Star class will have occurred.  There are at least 10 of us, and all are getting our homework done, and looking forward to a day of fun!  The way Nancy teaches a pattern is very insightful.  As she makes numerous samples of a pattern, she takes notes, and these are gold to all her students.  It breaks instructions down into usable data, and the results are a success.

In September, Brenda Clyde will be teaching Parity.  This is a one-day class on Saturday, September 23rd.  Parity is a pattern that lends itself to rebel behavior in that there are many ways to arrange the quilt layout.  Brenda's teaching style will carry us along, injecting energy and great learning tips.  We can't wait for this!  It is not too late to sign up for this class.  If you would like to attend, send me an email at magyar@arctic.net, the class fee is $60, check made payable to KPQG.  Once your check has been received, I will email you class requirements.  There will be some homework.  This class will be one you don't want to miss.  Brenda will collect $16 for the pattern when you get to class.

I hope to see you at our General Membership Meeting on Saturday, October 7th.  We've got a very fun project for your participation, should you choose to. Everyone who wants to participate will bring a bag with 25 batik strips measuring 2 1/2" by WOF.  When you hand that in at the door, the bag will be numbered, and you will sign a piece of paper so that we can track all who are participating.  During the Education portion of the meeting, the Education Committee volunteers will use the list and the numbers on the bag to make sure that you do not get your own bag.  After all bags have been distributed, we'll have a short program with ideas on the many ways you can build a quilt out of these strips.  Also, Getting Ready for the Holidays projects will be available for you to see.
For Show and Share, we'd appreciate people bringing their quilts made of 2 1/2" strips.

Getting Ready for the Holidays will be Saturday, October 28th.  This is 10:00 to 4:00, potluck lunch, day of fun for all.  Each of our three main areas have a project in mind of something quick to make for a holiday gift, hostess gift, etc.  They will demo this project.  You will be receiving more information on these projects, along with fabric requirements, and materials needed via email, as well as pictures of the projects. 

Also, if you would like to participate in a block exchange, please bring a block to Getting Ready for the Holidays.  The block must be red, green, and white (white being white, not off white, beige, ash, etc.), and must measure 12 1/2" (12" finished size).  No particular pattern, whatever you wish.  We'll have a drawing at the end to see who wins these blocks for their new holiday quilt. 

Big things are in store for 2024, a beautiful trifecta of classes.  We have two national teachers on our schedule:  Deb Tucker in July, and RaNae Merrill in August.  Lily Huebsch will be teaching the Maxwell Bag.  Some of you have seen this bag owned by a few quilters, and it is amazing.  More details to come on the date, etc.  We're also working on 2025.  If you have any suggestions for teachers, please let one of the Education Committee members know.  

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