It’s that time of year. Please send in your membership dues, $25, to membership chair, Barb Hamernik, or plan to turn in your membership dues at the December 1st meeting. Please take care of this detail before the end of the year to make it easy on you and on the membership committee.
Due to Easter related services at St. Thomas Episcopal, our regular meeting place in Springdale, we will be meeting this month, Thursday, March 24th, at Southside Church of Christ, 919 S. Dixieland Rd., in Rogers. The before meeting get-together dinner will be at Abuelo’s, 4:45.
The January speaker is our own Raija Salomaa who is lecturing on “The journey of a quilt pattern designer”. Her Friday is her Kimberling quilt at B-Sew-Inn in Fayetteville.
Please note: If Springdale schools are out because of weather conditions, the guild does not meet.
It is time for this year’s Hidden Stitches. Fill out the form on the Hidden Stitches page and get it to Doree Rice by the January meeting. You’ll know your secret pal by the beginning of February.
QUILT will meet at 7 p.m. Dec. 3 for a joint November/December meeting. The meeting will be held at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2898 S. 48th St., Springdale.
The meeting theme will be “A Christmas Mystery.”
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.
Alice McElwain will present the Sept. 24 program. Her topic will be “Civil War Quilts and the Underground Railroad,” a discussion of quilts and their stories, as well as the myth of the Underground Railroad.
The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 28982 S. 48th St., in Springdale. A social period begins at 6:30 p.m.
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.