Quilt Show 2015 Meeting

July 20, 2014

The first Quilt Show Committee meeting will be held on Monday, July 21st at Wendy’s near I-49 in Springdale at 5:45pm. This meeting will concentrate on categories and other related items that are necessary to include on the registration/entry form.

Sassaman to Visit in 2015

June 27, 2014

Noted quilter Jane Sassaman will visit the guild in August 2015.

To learn more about her, go to http://www.janesassaman.com/.

Retreat to the Hills to Move

June 27, 2014

Retreat to the Hills will be moving to the Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs this October.

Chairwoman Toni Fenton will be posting details soon. Please check the right hand side of the page  under “Retreat to the Hills” for details and forms.

37th Ozark Quilt Fair

June 27, 2014

Entries are now being accepted for the 37th Ozark Quilt Fair, Saturday, September 13 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Quilters and quilt lovers are invited to display new and antique quilts for show and sale on the museum grounds. The entry fee is $10 per exhibitor. Cash prize Viewer’s Choice awards will be given for first ($50), second ($35), and third ($15) place winners in both new and antique quilt categories. The entry deadline is September 10.Entry forms are available at the museum website, www.shilohmuseum.org, or by calling 750-8165. The Ozark Quilt Fair is sponsored by Arvest Bank.

Mariedaughter to Present Series at Fayetteville Library

June 3, 2014

Quilting Series and Quilt Display at FPL

The Fayetteville Public Library will offer a Quilting Series as part of the summer Explore Your Senses Series for adults. The Quilting Series facilitated by Paula Mariedaughter of Lonesome Pine Quilts will be Wednesdays in June from 6pm to 7:45pm in the Walker Community Room. No registration is required; the workshops are free and open to the public.

Explore Your Senses – Quilting Series

Antique Quilts: A Visual Feast of Plain & Fancy
June 4 from 6-7:30, Walker Community Room
Quilts reveal much about their maker and her life. See the vintage quilts and explore the stories contained in the fabric and the stitches. Learn useful information to help you date quilts from 1870-1970.

Contemporary Quilts: Building on our Past
June 11 from 6-7:30, Henry Board Room
Today’s quilt makers still play with fabric-from feed sacks to batiks to hand dyed fabrics. The many avenues of piecing, applique and quilting all offer challenges to anyone intrigued by fabric. We quilters explore this broad range of quilting territory with quilts that range from traditional to political to whimsical to outrageous. Come see what we are sewing today.

Memory & Scrapbook Quilts: Historical Documents, Personal Mementos
June 18 from 6-7:30, Walker Community Room
View quilts with vivid stories and colorful characters. Memory quilts may contain photo transfer pictures of family and friends, cartoon segments, favorite t-shirts, etc. Scrapbook quilts include souvenirs and artifacts from our lives. Think how your own memories could be translated into fabric.

Sew Your Own Log Cabin Block: Create with Needle, Thread and Fabric Scraps
June 25 from 6-7:30, Walker Community Room
Bring your tools (including a pincushion and scissors). We will provide equipment and fabric, encouragement and instruction following a short display of log cabin quilts. Beginners welcome.

Quilt Display – A Quilt Walk: A Story of Piecing Memories
May 30 – July 30
Reading Room, 2nd Floor FPL
The display is free and open to the public.

About Paula Mariedaughter

Paula is an avid quilt maker and amateur historian. She has been collecting vintage textiles since the early 1970s and has taught quilting in the area for nineteen years. She has a political science degree from Maryville College located in the mountains of east Tennessee where she first developed her interest in homesteading skills. Her presentations always include props and artifacts from earlier eras as well as her collection of quilts with “personality”. Paula currently teaches quilting classes at Lonesome Pine Quilts, located 16 miles southeast of Fayetteville on Highway 16E.

See her website and classes at http://paulamariedaughter.com/

Jenny Doan June Speaker at QUILT

June 2, 2014

Jenny Doan of Missouri Star Quilt Co. will be the guest speaker for the June 26 meeting Quilters United in Learning Together.
Doan became an Internet sensation with her quilting tutorials on YouTube which demonstrate her quick-quilt methods. Her store, in Hamilton, Mo., is the second largest employer in the town of 1,800. Workers are credited with expediting as many as 30,000 orders a month.
“Quilting Quickly” is the topic of her program which will get underway at 7 p.m. The meeting is free to QUILT members, but there will be a $5 charge for non-members. The meeting is St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2898 S 48th St., in Springdale.
On June 27, Doan will teach her “exploding block” method during a workshop at the Rogers Public Library, 711 S. Dixieland Road. The workshop will begin at 9 a.m. Cost is $30 for members and $40 for non-members. For information contact Nora Krein at [email protected]
For more information on QUILT, follow Q.U.I.L.T. Guild of NWA on Facebook or quiltguildnwa.edublogs.org.

2014 Airing of the Quilts

April 28, 2014

This year’s Airing of the Quilts is coming up this month — Thursday, May 22, 6:00pm.   The Airing will be held again at the home of Loneta Blevins in Rogers.  See Map Here.  Please bring as many quilts as you would like to display:  something you have done, family quilts, or treasures you have found.  Be sure to bring a sheet or blanket or a piece of plastic to put under your quilt to protect it from the fence.  We will have a potluck picnic, so bring a favorite dish to share.  Don’t forget the serving utensil as necessary.  Bring a chair to sit in.   Paper goods will be provided, but bring your own eco-friendly plate and utensils if you desire.  Port-a-potty has been ordered and will be on site.  Don’t forget your camera or phone.  There will be wonderful pictures to take!  Bring a friend or two.  It will be a great introduction to our guild.

April Program

April 8, 2014

Joan Gould of Fayetteville, a former nurse who works on historic preservation projects, will speak to the April meeting of Quilters United in Learning Together.

Gould’s topic is “Touching Hands with the Past”. She owns quilts from three generations of her family.

The meeting will begin at 7 p.m. April 24 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2898 S. 48th St., in Springdale. A social time begins at 6:30p.m.


Committee Chairs needed

April 1, 2014

Diane Crandell, the quilt show chair for the 2015, is looking for members to to chair certain committees and get things organized for the show.  There is still a year to go, so there is plenty of time and nothing is “under the gun” at this point.  Please see the list of chairs still needed.  If you don’t feel that you have the time or the skills for the committees needed, please note the names of the chairs of certain committees and volunteer to help them out with their committee’s tasks.  Let’s all chip in and make this the best show to date.  See committee chair list here.

2015 Quilt Show Challenge Clarified

March 29, 2014

Rules for the 2015 Challenge were clarified at the March meeting this week.  Based on the fact that most people are taking photos digitally, the wording of the rules has been changed.  Download the updated rules HERE.