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Pam Buda Lecture – Secrets of Professional Quilters Revealed!

Calvary CRC 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW, Wyoming, MI, United States

This Power Point presentation is packed full of very useful information that will teach you to use alternative piecing methods for making units, as well as tips and hints relating to every aspect of quilting. Pam also shares secrets she's gathered over years of trial & error, taking classes, and learning from what fellow designers and national teachers have shared with her. The lesson begins with learning the "Make it larger - Trim it down" techniques.  Pam demonstrates step-by-step techniques for making units (such as Half Square Triangles, Quarter Square Triangles, Square-in-a-Square units, and Flying Geese) larger than they need to be so they can

Lecture: Beth Helfter – Give It A Scrap Slap

As a mostly scrappy designer, Beth prefers to dig into her stash to create designs that appeal to her senses of color and value, using as many different fabrics as possible. Keeping to just a few color families in each quilt palette is one of her best tricks to keeping scrappy quilts from getting too out of hand but allowing them to sing with tone and movement. As a member of Quiltmaker Magazine's 2014 Scrap Squad, she recreated a design from each of six issues using only scraps, and was able to bring out different secondary designs and block highlights simply by adding more tone

March Lecture – Sally Manke – Trunk Show of Art and Traditional Quilts

3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509 3500 Byron Cente, Wyoming, MI, United States

This lecture will be in person at the Calvary Reformed Church Show includes a large collection of art and traditional quilts including their inspiration and fun info. Enjoy a light-hearted presentation including information on how the quilts were made, special materials used and any tips for you to create your own. Watch a parade of actual quilts using confetti art, raw edge appliqué, fiber painting and crazy mixed media techniques. All art quilts are all original designs to inspire your next work. An informal and fun lecture with interaction and a Q&A at the conclusion. Sally Manke's mission is to delight others with textile art

Krista Moser Lecture – ZOOM AT THE CHURCH

Krista Moser is coming again!!!!! September 27, 2022 - 7 PM Lecture ZOOM AT THE CHURCH “Diamonds are a Quilter’s Best Friends and more” Krista was our Zoom speaker in January 2021 and everyone has been asking for her to come back. She has published more than thirty patterns since 2016 and is the designer of the Creative Grids 60 Degree Diamond Rulers. Krista tells her story, how she started very young and went on to design her own quilts and patterns. She typically works in design concepts and color theory while showing different quilts

Nancy Kloster – Tuesday, November 15, 2022 – Quiltworx Trunk Show

3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509 3500 Byron Cente, Wyoming, MI, United States

Nancy is a Quiltworx Certified Instructor. She has been quilting for more than 30 years.  Nancy was drawn to the efficient and organized process of paper piecing the “Quiltworx” way.  She has been teaching over 10 years.  Nancy's students love her calm personality and ability to teach all levels of students. Nancy enjoys all aspects of quilting from selecting fabrics, longarm quilting and most of all teaching.  She loves to see her student’s project come together.  Nancy believes every student can succeed and is thrilled to see them gain confidence as they complete their projects. Joiin us as Nancy tells us about her quilting journey

Timna Tarr Lecture – Flying Colors Trunk Show

3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509 3500 Byron Cente, Wyoming, MI, United States

Timna is known for making fun, colorful, award-winning quilts. Join her for a trunk show of her quilting journey. She talks about her design and color choices, as well as the personal stories behind the quilts.

MJ Kinman – “Gems & Joy” Lecture – Tuesday, March 28, 2023

3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509 3500 Byron Cente, Wyoming, MI, United States

During my presentation, I will talk about the techniques of creating and assembling the hundreds of pieces in each diamond, materials I use to create the wash of color and light across a gem’s surface and the quilting techniques that enhance a gem’s facets. I will also share the importance of choosing joy and saying “no” to fear as I made the leap from the Corporate Life to the Creative Life.

Phyllis Fay Lecture – Introduction to the Fundamental Studio 180 Design Tools

3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509 3500 Byron Cente, Wyoming, MI, United States

Learn how to improve the precision of making basic units for any pattern by using the Studio 180 Design tools by Deb Tucker. The concept is to make the basic unit slightly oversized so that you can trim it to the exact measurements you need without losing any points. You will want to use these techniques on any pattern you purchase. As you progress into the advanced tools, you will quickly find yourself designing your own blocks and improving your piecing.

Nancy McNally – All Things Quilty Lecture

3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509 3500 Byron Cente, Wyoming, MI, United States

Nancy McNally has been quilting for more than 20 years, after being introduced to quilting by accident at a picnic. She loves to design her own quilts and create longarm quilting designs. Nancy takes traditional blocks and jazzes them up! She likes to keep the eye moving across the quilt, but at the same time allow the eye to find a favorite spot to rest and appreciate the colors. Nancy is a national teacher of both piecing and longarm machine quilting, and has been published over 30 times in various quilting magazines and books. See her website at nancymcnallyquilts.com.

“Why We Quilt” Trunk Show with Nancy Roelfsema

Calvary CRC 3500 Byron Center Ave, SW, Wyoming, MI, United States

Nancy started sewing at a very young age, making clothes for her dolls and later for herself.  She came from a large family of 10 kids and making a new outfit for herself was the only way to get something new.  Nancy now has a YouTube channel, "OnPoint-TV" which has 68,000 subscribers and over 415 videos. Lecture:  Nancy  states "when you get to the core of quilting it is done for love".  We quilt to keep people warm by covering our loved ones with fabric hugs and fill our home with inspiring colors.  We share love when we gift a quilt or donate quilts to

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