Weather permitting, our first guild meet-up in 2021 will be on Monday, Jan 25, between 1:00-1:30, outdoors in the lower parking lot of the First United Methodist Church.
Weather permitting, our guild meet-up will be on Monday, Feb. 22, 2021 between 1:00-1:30, outdoors in the lower parking lot of the First United Methodist Church. The Feb. meeting will feature QOV show-and-tell. Anyone who has blocks, completed tops, etc that need to be finished should bring them so we can get them distributed.
Weather permitting, our next guild meet-up will be on Monday, March 22, 2021, at 1:00pm at the Tanyard Creek Pavilion. Bring a chair for a good time and a short talk by Alice McElwain titled “A Case of Curiosities”.
Calico Cut-Ups April Meeting on the 26 at 2 Lancaster Dr. It's by the beach at Lake Avalon. We'll start at our regular time 1:00. Bring a lawn chair if you would like. We have picnic tables, but a few lawn chairs would be useful for social distancing.
Our next guild meeting will be at 12:00 noon on May 24, at the outdoor picnic shelter at Kingsdale. This is a large outdoor space with lots of parking just steps from the picnic shelter. Since May is traditionally our guild luncheon, we are having a bring-your-own lunch picnic, with drinks, dessert, and entertainment provided by the guild.
Dawn Heese will be our speaker in June presenting a Trunk Show. She will share the many different quilts that she has designed for French publications including her books published by Quiltmania. She will tell the story of how a girl from mid-Missouri came to work in France in the quilting industry. Her words, “I am a quilt designer and author in Prairie Home Mo. My company is called Linen Closet Designs. I create folk art designs with a vintage vibe. I love applique, wool, and cotton. I am a hand quilter and do traditional quilting.”
Dawn will be vending.
Fat Quarter Exchange: White/White on White
Lecture will be presented by Kelly Ashton. As a self-described “pragmatic quilt maker”, Kelly approaches quilt design and construction with a knowledge of and an appreciation for the theoretical and a penchant for the practical. Her mid-life realization that she truly may not live long enough to use all her fabric stash has propelled her into “turbo quilt making mode”! Kelly’s quilt designs range from “quick and easy” to “challenging”, thereby providing offerings to quilt makers with a wide range of skills and experience. Many of her designs are “pre-cut friendly”. Kelly loves to teach, and she readily shares with her students the discoveries that she makes along her quilt-making journey while encouraging her students to make discoveries of their own.
Workshop from 9 to noon. Kelly will be vending.
Fat Quarter Exchange: Red
Lecture will be presented by Jill Werner. Her words “Where do we get our understanding of language and concepts? Years ago, when I worked as a technical writer, I received a company dictionary and was told that my writing could only use the words it contained. It made me wonder how abstract concepts could be conveyed without any using words at all. Now, as an artist, I am creating my own version of a visual dictionary, in which I define words and concepts with imagery rather than with other words. I particularly like to play with words that have multiple meanings. My artworks typically have political or social connotations, industrial connections, commentary on the art world or a purer reference to the physical world.”
Vender: Becky’s Rag Bag Treasures
Fat Quarter Exchange: Pale Green
No regular meeting. Quilt Congress is September 17 and 18 of September.
Lecture given by Lola Jenkins. Her lecture is titled “Quilter Gone Wild” and she will take you on a journey of her quilting out of the box. A hilarious account of tools and techniques of the trade she uses in the most unusual ways. She keeps the audience’s attention with her personality, talent, and stories. She presents a program that is downright unforgettable and can be compared to none you have ever heard or seen.
Workshop 9 to noon. Workshop title is Fantasy Collage. You will create your own landscape or abstract art quilt.
Lola will be vending.
Fat Quarter Exchange: Fall Leaves
In the event of inclement weather and the Bentonville School system is closed, guild activities will be cancelled.
1. The next Calico Cut-Ups guild meeting on June 28th will meet at the New Life Church, 103 Riordan. We will meet at our usual time (1:00). Our speaker is Dawn Heese from Booneville, MO, owner of Linen Closet Designs (www.linenclosetdesigns.com). More info about the meeting will be coming soon.
2. Note: We are happy to report the July Kids Quilt Kamp is full. Gail Storm is making a wait list. You may contact her at email@example.com or