Programs at Monthly Guild Meetings

Each month we either host a speaker with well-researched credentials, or we present a mini workshop where participants go home with a project well on its way to completion. Guild meetings also feature a show-and-tell segment as well as refreshments which are provided by various guild members on a rotating basis.

Guild meetings usually start at 7 pm at the Good Shepherd Church on Henderson Road in King of Prussia, PA. For directions visit the map and directions page. If you’re interested in visiting us, guests are always welcome at our general monthly meetings for a modest guest fee of $10. If you're interested in becoming a member, visit the membership page.

Upcoming 2024 Programs

A summary of the plans for 2024 is listed below. Please note that these are subject to change.

June 18, 2024 - Dave Sirota, Quilt Maven Dave, will entertain us as he shares his observations of quilters and our idiosyncrasies. The Ice Cream Social will follow the speaker.

July 16, 2024 - Our annual picnic will be at the July meeting beginning at 6 p.m. More information to follow.

Previous 2024 Programs

May 21, 2024 Zoom Meeting - Our May program will feature Kathryn Groves of BobCat Quilts. She will join us via Zoom to share "How to Eat an Elephant", her approach to foundation paper piecing. She will also provide a trunk show of her quilts.

April 16, 2024 - Our April program will feature Mary Koval, an expert on antique quilts. Mary currently designs fabric for Windham. Her lecture is titled: "Designing Fabrics - the How To". Mary has published several books about antique quilts. She exhibits at antique shows and has designed exhibits for museums and other venues around the world As a bonus, Mary has a quilt shop, Mary Koval Antique Quilts, in Bedford, PA and will be offering fabric for sale at 40% off!

March 19, 2024 - Our March Program will feature a travelogue by our member, Dawn Heefner. She will share her experience attending the 2023 European Patchwork Meeting (EPM) in Alsace, France. The EPM is unique because it is not held in an exhibition hall but in smaller spaces across five villages. Each exhibit is hosted by local organizations.

February 20, 2024 Zoom Meeting - Our February program will be provided by fiber artist Nancy Hershberger. She was the winner of the Bernina Best Sewing Machine Workmanship Award at the 2023 Pennsylvania National Quilt Extravaganza.

January 16, 2024 Zoom Meeting - The January program will feature Jennifer Houlden, a textile artist from Canada. Her lecture is titled: Creating Contrast in Your Quilts: How Is It Done?

Previous 2023 Programs

December 19, 2023 - Party Time! Our annual holiday party is this month. Are You Ready? Start time is 6 p.m. (no Zoom). There will be food, Quilter's Bingo, a gift exchange, and prize for the best Ugly Sweater/Shirt. Please see the December newsletter for me details.

November 21, 2023 - The November program features Gretchen Gibbons. She is an avid quilter, designer, teacher, and author who will share her quilting journey with us.

October 17, 2023 - Our speaker this month is Michele Scott. She is an official 'Aurifilosopher.' We are looking forward to what she will tell us about Aurifil threads.

September 19, 2023 - Time to reveal our challenge quilts.

August 15, 2023 - Our speaker will be Cyndi Hershey. Her presentation is called Barn-In-A-Basket. It is a PowerPoint presentation about the Kutztown Folk Festival's Quilt Barn. This local festival is an old time favorite. It started in 1950 and is still going strong. This will be an in-person and Zoom meeting

July 18, 2023 - After our ice cream social, we will be entertained by Eliza Hardy Jones presentation called "The Song Quilt Project". She has taken folksongs and transformed them into quilts. She has created a method that translates pitch into color and rhythm into shape. I'm very curious to see and hear her quilts. Ice cream melts so we will start promptly at 7! This will be an in-person and Zoom meeting.

June 20, 2023 - The June meeting starts at 6 p.m. at the Good Shepherd Church. We will enjoy a picnic and Appli-pay It Forward demonstrations. We will also vote to elect officers.
  • Picnic - Members are to bring a dish based on your last name. A-F is to bring salads: G-M, entrees, and N-Z, desserts.
  • Appli-pay It Forward Demonstrations - After our annual picnic dinner, we will gather in rotating groups to see 5 different methods of applique. Our members Debbie Bianco, Jen Fillman, Linda Hamel, Jacque Paltrineri and Judy Snook have graciously agreed to demonstrate applique methods. Now for the "pay it forward" part: at each station you will receive the supplies to make a block using each method. Please try these methods at home and complete the blocks, then bring them back to club and we will use them to make charity quilts. It's a win-win for everyone.
  • Election of Officers - The slate of candidates for the board was introduced at the May meeting: President - Linda Mitchell, Vice President - Kayleigh Graff, Treasurer - Kathie Haney, Secretary - Jen Felman, Membership - Karen Glasthal. A vote will take place at the June meeting.
May 16, 2023 Zoom Meeting - For May, our speaker will be internationally known quilt teacher Karen Combs. Her topic will be Quilts of Illusion. It will be on Zoom. Please check out the quilt gallery on her website www.Karencombs.com.

April 18, 2023 - Stella Singleton, the owner of Needles and Bolts, has a fun presentation planned for us in April. She will be doing a follow-a-long Sashiko demonstration. Kits will be provided, just remember to bring scissors and glasses (if you need them). She will also have a selection of items from her store available for purchase. This will be an in-person and Zoom meeting.

March 21, 2023 - This month we'll be back at the church (and Zoom). Our speaker this month is Trisha Moller. She will be talking about her quilting journey and how she learned to create her own designs.

February 21, 2023 Zoom Meeting - Erin Wolfgong will talk about foundation paper piecing.
It is recommended that you sign up for her Fabric Silhouettes workshop on February 25th. It will be a Zoom workshop, so you don't have to pack up anything and you can enjoy this class from the comforts of home.

January 17, 2023 Zoom Meeting - In January we will be warm and cozy at home as we have a Zoom meeting. Our speaker will be Christina Cameli. She will show us how to combine machine quilting designs. Please have a pen and paper ready to practice these skills.

Visit the Programs Archive page to view earlier programs.

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