Meetings

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, November 5, 2019

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

Program: A modern spin on traditional blocks

Quilter and pattern designer, Coleen Merte of Northwater Quilts, will present a trunk show of her work. Coleen is known for taking traditional blocks and updating them in a contemporary fashion. A “Pink Grapefruit” workshop with Coleen will be presented on November 6.

Upcoming Meetings

December 3, 2019:
Holiday social. Details to be announced.

January 7, 2019:
Program to be announced. (It is traditionally a bed-turning by guild members.)

February 4, 2020:
Heather Jones
of Heather Jones Studio explores the formal possibilities of color and shape through geometric and striped compositions. Well known in the modern quilting community, she will display her work and insight on her process for designing unique, one-of-a-kind works of art.

March 3, 2020:
Gyleen Fitzgerald
of Colourful Stitches quilts blend color, pattern, and texture to add a contemporary essence to traditional quilting. She will be discussing how she infuses engineering techniques to simplify visually complex quilts. Gyleen will be running workshops at the IHQS later in the week.

April 7, 2020:
A master of color theory, Amy Walsh of Blue Underground Studios will discuss the role of color in our society, color psychology, and choosing a color palette. She will inspire you to find color confidence during her trunk show featuring 30-40 quilts. A workshop with Amy will be offered on April 8.

May 5, 2020:
Join Timna Tarr for a trunk show of her quilting journey. Known for making fun, award-winning quilts, she will talk about her design and color choices as well as the personal stories behind her quilts. On May 6, Timna will run a workshop. We’ll close out the UFO Challenge with the grand finale prize.

June 2, 2020:
At this final meeting of our guild year, we'll raffle off the quilt, choose a Challenge Quilt winner, elect a new slate of officers, and share food. (Please, no nuts or red/purple drinks.) Location is to be determined.

Previous 2019-20 Meetings

Sept. 3, 2019:
At this first meeting of the guild’s 2019-20 year, we discussed upcoming programs, our 2020 Quilts from the Heartland show, announced the quilt challenge and UFO challenge and revealed the raffle quilt.
Oct. 1, 2019:
Sharon Zonker, retired teacher and long-time Civil War buff, presented Civil War Quilt Stories. With the recent celebration of Indiana’s 200th birthday, Sharon focussed on the Underground Railroad in our state.  Levi and Catherine Coffin, Quakers living in Fountain City, hid over 3000 slaves on their way to freedom in Canada. Their story is important to our state’s history as well as America’s history. Sharon has quilts illustrating this important trail to freedom.

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