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July 11-12, 2017

Lorraine Torrence. Lecture and Workshop

Workshop - Wednesday, July 12:

Use one of Lorraine's Collage Curves Mini-Quilt Series patterns to make a 15" square quilt in this one day class. Learn the technique for doing curvy edge shapes, raw edges together, with self made bias tape covering the raw edges.

August 8, 2017 Guild Members - Many ways to bind your quilt
Sept 12-13, 2017 Karen Combs. Lecture on and Workshop.
October 10-11, 2017 Linda Halpin. Lecture and Workshop. Supply List

Workshop - Laura’s Wedding Quilt
Inspired by reading the Little House series as a child, I remember searching for years to find the Doves in the Window pattern that Laura told of making for her wedding quilt.  I too had started sewing at an early age, and loved that Laura made quilts out of fabric scraps to keep warm.  But what was the Doves in the Window pattern?  The quilt she made did not survive the fire that destroyed their home just before their 4th anniversary.   I learned that there were several patterns called Doves in the Window.  The only clues I had as to which version Laura made were bits of decriptions she mentioned in her stories.  She made a quilt block with bias edges that were so tricky, Ma made her take it apart and re-do it until she got it right.  

A visit to the Laura Ingalls Wilder site in Burr Oak, IA sent me down a path that has lead to what I believe may have been the pattern Laura made for her wedding quilt.  Join me in this one day workshop where you will learn how to draft this unusual patterns, make your own templates, and use a combination of machine and hand piecing to create this unique Doves in the Window pattern.  

In celebration of the spirit of Laura, I have created my version of her Doves in the Window quilt, combining this intriguing block with the nine patch blocks she and her sister Mary learned their piecing skills on.

November 14-15, 2017 JB Montano. Lecture and Workshop
December 12, 2017 Holiday Party
Workshop Cost is $30 for guild members.  Make checks out to Evergreen Quilt Guild.  Classes are from 9—3 at the church unless otherwise noted.  Classes must be paid at time of sign-up to reserve your spot.  There may also be additional fees from the instructor (for a pattern or kit) that are paid directly to the instructor.  Information sheets of what to bring to the workshop are at the meetings near the sign up sheets.

Quilting 101 Classes - Second Tuesday at 10:00 am


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