Kielmeyer WIll be October Speaker

Karen Kielmeyer of Bentonville will present the program at the Oct. 22 meeting of QUILT of Northwest Arkansas.

Kielmeyer has received national recognition for her quilts and has exhibited at many major shows, including those sponsored by the International Quilt Association, American Quilter’s Society, National Quilting Association and International Machine Quilters Association.

The meeting will be at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2898 S. 48th St.

Jane Sassaman to Speak, Teach in August

Internationally known quilter Jane Sassaman will be the speaker at the Aug. 27 meeting of Quilters United in Learning Together. Her program is entitled “Quilting Against the Odds.” The program is free to QUILT members, but non-members will be charged $5 to attend.

Sassaman’s art quilts have been shown in many national and international exhibits, including Quilt National and Contemporary American Quilts, the first major exhibit of American art quilts in England. Her quilt “Willow” was named as one of the 100 best American quilts of the century. She is the author of “The Quilted Garden,” which includes 20 years of her work and exercises for making nature-inspired quilts.

Sassaman will also teach a workshop while in Northwest Arkansas, but all spots have been filled.

QUILT will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 27 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2898 S. 48th St. in Springdale.

Save the Date

Upcoming programs:

Aug. 27 —  Jane Sassaman  Lecture (non-members $5)   “Quilting Against the Odds”    Note:  the workshop by Jane Sassaman is full.
Sept. 24 — Alice McElwain   Lecture:  “Civil War Quilts and the Underground Railroad,” a discussion of the quilts and their stories as well as the myth of the UGRR.
Oct. 22 — Karen Kielmeyer  Lecture:  Trunk Show and “Quilts for Show”

Bohannon to Lecture, Teach in July

Airing of the Quilts

Our May 28 meeting will be our annual Airing Of the Quilts.

We line the fences with quilts at Lonetta Blevin’s house, 3302 Perry Road in Rogers. This is just across the street from Target, Cabella’s and Pinnacle Hill’s Promenade.

Please bring a potluck dish to share, as well a folding chair.

Don’t forget to bring a sheet or plastic or other material to cover the fence to protect your quilt.

And please note the earlier start time for this meeting only: 6 p.m.

In case of rain, the meeting is cancelled. An email will go to members alerting them to this should it occur.