Susan Cleveland to be Featured Teacher at 2019 QUILT Show

Susan Cleveland will be featured teacher at our 2019 QUILT show, Tomorrow’s Heirlooms, scheduled April 5-6, at the ENCORE Event Center in Springdale.
Susan is a renowned teacher and will be teaching classes on both Friday and Saturday.
The Friday morning class will be 9 a.m.-noon.
Piping Hot Curves – Macaroni
Accent curves with piping! This technique is wonderful for traditional curved patterns and great for contemporary designs. In class students will learn to make perfect piping and add that piping to the lively, curvy macaroni block. Piping adds pizzazz! Quilting and finishing will be discussed. A kit for purchase in class will contain pre-cut fabrics to make two 6″ blocks.
Cost: $40 for QUILT members, and $45 for nonmembers. The cost includes a class kit. Class size is limited to 20.

The Saturday class is 9a.m.-noon.

Quilt Bindings: Simple to Spectacular
With lively projected demos every detail of a quality finish will be covered including some revolutionary ideas! I’ll cover preparing and squaring the quilt, making nice miters, joining tails (my special technique), and finishing for a show-quality back. Options such as an all-machine finish and odd angled corners will be shown as well. Things will then get wild with my Piping Hot Binding technique and lots of variations such as double-piping; embellished piping; invisible binding with piping; and, drum roll, please, my brand new calligraphic binding from my 2016 show quilt. Give your quilts the fabulous finishes they deserve!
Cost: $10 for everyone. This is a demonstration class only. No hands-on work.

The building will open for those attending class at 8:30 a.m.

Susan will also present a one-hour lecture on Friday, time to be announced.
My Eclectic Quilt Pageant
Join one of the world’s most enthusiastic personalities for ooo’s, aaaah’s, and laughter to learn a plethora of tips to increase accuracy and add fresh,interesting details with piping, prairie points, heavy threads, and embellishments. See how to take show pieces to new levels and add charming surprises to simple pieces. Susan will share real live quilts with close ups through the projector so you’re sure to see oodles of detail. You may recognize many quilts as winners in AQS Paducah shows and International Quilt Festivals in Houston! Don’t miss out on this good time!

For more information on Susan, her work and her classes, visit

Super Saturday Sew In: Lock Blocks with Natalie McCrory

The following is the supply list for the Lock Blocks class on Saturday, September 22:

Sewing machine in working order

Extension cord/power strip

Basic sewing supplies: Rotary cutter, mat, ruler(s)*, scissors, seam ripper (just in case), thread, small iron, ironing surface (optional- I will have an ironing board and iron you can use.)

*A ruler with at least 12 1/2 inches in one direction is required. Other sizes that may come in handy but are not absolutely needed include a 12 1/2 inch square ruler, a 6 1/2 inch x 12 1/2 inch ruler, and a 2 1/2 inch wide ruler.


The short answer is that if you want to make the lap sized (48×60) quilt with blocks that finish 12 inches, you will need exactly one 40 piece jelly roll (2 1/2 inch strips.) If you’re prone to cutting mistakes, you might want to have a little extra coordinating fabric available. You may otherwise cut 2 1/2 strips x width of fabric from your stash. If you would rather use fat quarters, you will need a minimum of 12 fat quarters, but more variety would be better.

The key in selecting fabrics is to be sure you have a variety of light, medium, and dark fabrics. This quilt works well as being very scrappy.

For a crib sized quilt (36×45) only 24 2 1/2 inch strips are needed.

Note: having your 2 1/2 inch strips precut before class is HIGHLY recommended unless you’re planning to cut from fat quarters. I will demonstrate a different cutting and assembly variation from fat quarters in class.

If you would rather make the blocks in a 9 inch finished size, strips will be cut only 2 inches wide. The 9 inch blocks can easily be cut from fat quarters. For a crib size quilt (36×45), you will need at least 8 fat quarters, or for a lap size (54×72),at least 20 fat quarters.

A six inch block can also be done in this pattern. If you’re interested in doing this, it’s cut from 1 1/2 inch strips. I can provide information on fabric needed the day of the class.

Date: Saturday, September 22, 2018

Time: 9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. Bring your lunch or plan to grab something at a nearby restaurant.

Location: First Presbyterian Church in Rogers. 26th St & New Hope Road.

Cost: $10.

Questions? Contact Natalie McCrory.

Super Saturday Sew In/Christmas in July

Christmas in July

Have a jelly roll you don’t know what to do with?

Our July Super Saturday Sew In will use a jelly roll to make a Christmas tree quilt.

Called Jingle Pop Trees, this pattern was free last year from Hoffman Fabric. Your teacher is Leeanna Walker, and I made this quilt last year for the annual Altrusa Christmas auction. It sold for $300, so someone liked it.

I’ll provide the pattern, you provide everything else.

Here’s what you need:

Your machine

Power strip/extension cord

Basic sewing stuff

Rotary mat, ruler, cutter, scissors

Template plastic, marker

1 jelly roll, or you can cut your own 2 ½ inch strips. You won’t use a full jelly roll 40) strips), but the more strips you have, the more fun you will have choosing which tree goes where. Cut your strips before class and you’ll be cooking with Crisco.

1 ½ yards white/silver fabric for background

1 ⅛ yards black/silver for outer border and binding

1 yard scarlet/silver for inner border

Size: 48 by 64 inches

Be brave! Choose your own color palette. Maybe you want fall trees or spring trees. Let your imagination run.

Note: This pattern uses templates. However, after I had finished, I realized I could have cut them using a ruler with 60 degree marks. Duh! They’re equilateral triangles. So bring rulers with those marks if you want.

See Amy Rollins or Leeanna Walker for additional information.


Date: Saturday, July 28

Time: 9 a.m.-3 p.m.

Location: First Presbyterian Church, 26th and New Hope, Rogers

Cost: $10

Lunch: bring your own or there are many restaurants nearby.

P.S.: This is my quilt!

Quilt Congress Deadline is This Week!

Its Oct. 2 and deadline for registering is in TWO – count ’em – 2 days away. You still have time to register for this year’s Quilt Congress. We will accept registrations postmarked Oct. 5, HOWEVER, we cannot guarantee you can register for your favorite class or that that breakout sessions will be available.
REMEMBER: fill out all pertinent forms, including general registration, show and tell, quilt challenge and breakout sessions. You will find the forms under the Quilt Congress tab.
Jan Krentz’s lily pad class is full.

Quilt Congress Vendors

Here are the vendors for Quilting with the Stars/Quilt Congress 2017:
(Brick and mortar locations)
Rogers Sewing Center, Rogers
Piece of Heaven Quilt Fabric, Mountainburg
The Quilter’s Cottage, Eureka Springs
Hardcastle Folk Art, Eureka Springs
Memory Lane Fabric & Quilts, Berryville
Sew-N-Sew Quilt Shop, Pea Ridge
(Internet businesses)
Sew Wonderful Quilts & Embroidery
Thread Therapy
Stickball, doing business as Fiddlesticks
Lilla Rose Independent Stylist
Quilters’ Treasure Chest
All Quilty

Quilt Congress Breakout Session Details

Here is the list of breakout sessions for Quilting with the Stars/Quilt Congress 2017:
Embellishment Frenzy: Taught by Margie Langanke & Barb Hancock. Enjoy a trunk show by two long-time quilters who use beading and embroidery to make show stopping quilts. (I’m not an embellisher and I LOVE to see the the work of these two ladies. And it almost makes me want to embellish my quilts.)
Fabric Coil Bowls: Taught by Roxanne Birchard. Demo of how to create bowls, baskets and about any vessel out of clothesline and fabric scraps. (I’ve had this class, and can I just say “Christmas presents!” Fun!)
Know Modern Quilting!: Taught by Elizabeth Ray. Multimedia presentation about the history and characteristics of modern quilts, including a trunk show of fabulous quilts. (Elizabeth is president of the local Modern Quilt Guild and a modern maven. I assure you, you will leave her workshop informed and inspired.)
Design Your Own Quilts: Taught by Paula Mariedaughter. Tips from a creative designer on how to design your own quilts using a portable design wall. (Paula’s work is amazing. What she puts together to make show-stopping quilts, well you won’t believe it. And you will be inspired.)
Textile Collage: Taught by Lila Rostenberg. Trunk show and demo of small, whimsical collages using bits and pieces of vintage textiles, crochet, lace and ephemera. (Know all those crocheted doilies your grandma left you? Don’t throw them in the garage sale. Save your history. Lila will show you how.)
Gadget Girl: Taught by Denise Gelinas. Demonstration of the latest gadgets on the market with ideas on how to use them in new and unique ways. (Denise’s workshops are VERY popular. If you are a gadget freak, you don’t want to miss this,
REMEMBER: there is no additional charge for the breakout sessions. The cost is included in your registration fee. Sign up by Oct. 5.

Quilt Congress Update

Registration deadline for Quilting with the Stars/Quilt Congress 2017 is Oct. 5. All registrations must be postmarked by this date.

Jan Krentz’s Lily Pad class is full, and her Mastering the 8-Point Intersection class is nearly full. We still have openings for Raija Salomaa’s EQ7 and Lapland classes. Supply lists can be found on this page under the Quilt Congress tab.

Several of  our breakout sessions are filling quickly. Register now to get your first choice.

REMEMBER: You must complete ALL pertinent registration forms: general registration, breakout sessions, Friday night show-and-tell and quilt challenge,

IF you failed to make breakout selections when you registered, you may email Rose Lawrence with your first, second and third selections. This MUST be done by Oct. 5. Rose’s email is

EVERYONE should receive an email confirmation of their registration. Those confirmations were up to date as of late last week. More will be sent this week.

Quilt Congress Registration Deadline

Oct. 5 is the deadline for registering for Quilting with the Stars/Quilt Congress 2017. Please complete all pertinent forms you will find on the left side of the page. That includes general registration, and if you wish to participate, show and tell, quilt challenge and breakout sessions. Jan Krentz’s lily pad workshop is full. Please consider enrolling in Raija Salomaa’s Finlandia class.