Carol Elmore Appraisals

During the quilt show Carol Elmore, an AQS certified appraiser, will be available to appraise quilts. She charges $40 and you pay her at the time of the appraisal. The signup sheets for this will also be at the next meeting. If you have Grandma’s quilt made with lots of love and want to insure it, this is your chance to figure out what it is worth, dollar wise, not just love wise. If there are openings during the show, she will take “walk-ins” as well. Please contact Barb Hamernik at or Stella Day at for availability.

Margaret Miller’s Classes

Please  consider signing up for  Margaret Miller’s classes during the quilt show. The class is at the Wingate by Wyndham, 7400 SW Old Farm Blvd, Bentonville, AR 72712 near the quilt show and is from 9 to 4. Her first class does require a sewing machine. It is “Samplin Angle Play”. You don’t have to have one of her templet sets; she will have some there for you to use and try, and some to buy if you want. But she feels that until you know what ones you want – wait. 

 The other class is “Smashing Sets for Sampler Blocks”. There is no machine required for this.  It is with graph paper and ideas. If you have blocks that you don’t know how to set – this is the perfect class to solve this problem! If you want to set a quilt differently than the norm – this is also your chance to find out how. Her classes are $50 for each and she is coming to us from the state of Washington. She is one fun teacher and you will have a great time.

See the supply list for what you will need for these classes.

Supply list for: Samplin Angle Play April 8th                   

Supply list for: Smashing Settings for Sampler Blocks April 9th

October Program – Kelly Ashton

Kelly Ashton is our guest speaker for October. She is talking about “Layer Cakes, Turnovers, Jelly Roll – – Oh My!  The Pleasures and Pitfalls of Fabric Pre-Cuts.” Her workshop is not going to be Farternal Twins:2 for 1 Quilts from Pre-Cuts. Instead she is going to do a simpler workshop with only one jelly roll and some yardage. It is a much more cost effective for those of us who are watching our budgets these days. Please sign up for this great workshop next week at our August meeting. Following is the supply list and a picture of the quilt. I will have the sample for the September meeting.

Sew away!

Garden Stroll picture supply list


August Workshop

We have Linda K Potter coming for our August program. She will talk about Needle Magic. She will have lots of her things to sell at the meeting as well.  The best news is that she is doing a workshop on Saturday – also Needle Magic. It is based on her book “Quilt & Embellish in One Step”. It is from 9:00 to 3:00 at Central United Methodist Church in Rogers.  If you missed the meeting, you missed seeing her class samples. If you want to learn about beading and embellishing a quilt, this is the workshop for you! For those of you who didn’t pick up a supply list there is one attached to this blog. Please contact me for workshop sign up and come have a lot of fun. If you want to take the easy way out, bring a $10 kit fee for her instead of worrying about all the supplies. Let me know so I can tell her how many to bring!

Barb Hamernik

Linda K Potter NM Q&EIOS-Supplies

Quilt Congress 2010



Paula Stoddard of Pacific Pacthwork will be giving a lecture called “Quilt Happy, Quilt Often!” and her workshop will be “Flowers for Hannah”. Paula is a national designer that many of us in NW Arkansas fell in love with while she lived here a short time! Paula has the ability to teach you how to piece, stitch, to choosing colors in a way that you learn and you gain confidence! If you want to meet a real woman, who has lived a real life, and is a really beautiful person, then you want to come hear the lecture Quilt Happy, Quilt Often! 

 Paula’s workshop “Flowers for Hannah” will take you through the piecing and the wool appliqué methods that Paula uses!  Kits will be available. 

This is the project for Paula Stoddard

This is the project for Paula Stoddard










Lola Jenkins has brought a unique vision through her incredible art quilts. Her quilts display the joy and freedom of pursuing her passion. The mystique of this African-American woman is that she is just in her fifth year of sewing. Without any background in sewing, art, perspective, drawing, etc she developed her passion. Through her courage and fearless approach in creating art quilts she has evolved to master-quilter status. Lola states, “I don’t know the rules, so I can’t break the rules of quilting.”

 Lola’s workshop will be “Thread Art,” an introductory course appropriate for any quilter wanting to explore machine sewing with the feed dogs down.  You will explore free-motion embroidery techniques and the use of decorative thread.  Students will experiment with the techniques on fabric that has some type of large floral print, animal print, or a fabric panel.  A recently tuned machine (with decorative stitches and the ability to raise and lower feed dogs) is required.  A free motion foot, variety of threads, and a quilt sandwich of any floral print, animal print, or panel is required.


QUILT CONGRESS 2010 registration

Quilt Congress 2010 Hotel