Meetings are generally held on the first Tuesday of each month September - June at:
Beth Shalom Congregation
3750 E. 3rd Street
Bloomington, Indiana 47401

Next Meeting:   Tuesday, March 5, 2019

6:00 pm Doors Open   •   6:30 pm Show and Tell  •  7:00 Program
Programs generally run for at least an hour.

Rayna Gillman from Florida presents "Taking the Leap with 'What If?' ” (We will share Rayna with IHQS in March.) She will be speaking about improv piecing and quilting. Online Rayna states: “I create art for the wall using fabrics I have dyed, printed, and purchased. Working improvisationally -- without patterns, I cut, design and stitch the pieces together until they tell me they are done.” She encourages quilters to use their intuition, to experiment, and to enjoy the results of ‘happy accidents.’

Upcoming MeetingS: 

April 2, 2019 Sandra Peterson is an award-winning quilt artist from Muncie, Indiana. She considers herself a traditional quilter in construction, but is considered a contemporary quilt artist because of her designs, which are geometrically precise with optical or graphic appeal. Her quilts are hand quilted. Some of her latest awards (2017) include First Place at Road to California Quilter's Conference, Ontario, California for her quilt “Five Turns of the Wheel” and Best of Show at IHQS, Bloomington, Indiana.

May 7, 2019 Janice Frisch’s groundbreaking work on the development of the block-style quilt in the United States was recently published in the book American Quilts in the Industrial Age, 1760-1870. Her presentation is entitled "Early American Quilts and the Development of the Block-Style Layout,"  during which she will be walking us through our history of colonial and early American quilting with high quality images of quilts dated between 1718 and 1850. We will be learning how American quilts shifted from the British medallion style to the block-style that is viewed as uniquely American today. Her talk will also offer lots of design inspiration. Our September newsletter features an article Molly Gleeson wrote about Janice.

Previous 2018-19 Meetings

Sept. 4, 2018:
Show and Tell and announcements about plans for the year.
Oct. 2, 2018:
David Taylor:  Pictorial Hand Appliqué with workshop on Oct. 3.
Nov. 6, 2018:
Karen Linduska: Stitched Surface Design Techniques with workshop on Nov. 7. 
Dec. 4,  2018: Holiday Dessert social
Jan. 8, 2019:
Four of our members. Nola Hartman, Joan Hershey, and Wendy Hodina will share their quilts in a bed turning, and Pat Surra will teach about bargello quilts. 
Feb. 5, 2019:
Laura Welklin:  "My Quilting Journey" with workshop on Small Scale Fused Appliqué on Feb. 6.

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