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January 2022

Lecture: Beth Helfter – Give It A Scrap Slap

January 25 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

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Zoom Class – Exploring Half-Square Triangles with Beth Helfter – January 26, 2022

January 26 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Accordion Sewn HSTs have created a whole revelation in half square triangle making, where everyone doesn't need a twin, scrap quilts fully realize the potential of their variety, and blocks can be created just by ordering fabrics within accordions for perfect placement of color and fabric. " The Accordion Sewn HSTsTM method came to me almost in a fever dream, and since then I’ve been on a mission to bring it to groups everywhere, showing the cool things it can do, from scrappy to ordered accordions that create a block practically in one fell swoop. In this class, you will learn the basic technique, and

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March 2022

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

March 22 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509, 3500 Byron Cente
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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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

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Sally Manke Workshop – Lone Pine Art Quilt – Wednesday, March 23, 2022

March 23 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509, 3500 Byron Cente
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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$50.00 – $60.00

Master new techniques while while exploring unique fibers to create a winter woodland art quilt. Novelty thread, yarns, fabric, roving, Sari silk and tulle are used to establish depth with a distant background and textural foreground. Finish with a full, vibrant storybook tree or one closer to Charlie Brown's. Learn how techniques used in class can be applied to an array of future quilts. (Kit available $40 includes Backing, batting, background, novelty thread, yarns, fabric, roving, Sari silk and tulle) https://www.sallymanke.com/

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May 2022

Diane Kirkhart – “My Quilter Journey” Trunk Show and Lecture

May 24 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509, 3500 Byron Cente
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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Diane works part time and teaches at Jinny Beyer Studio in Great Falls, Virginia. She is an award winning-quilter winning for applique and hand quilting. She has even hand quilted a king size quilt for Elly Sienkiewicz which hung in a special exhibit in the Houston Quilt Show in 2011. She also has had one of her quilts (Beauty, Happiness, Family, Love) shown at the Houston Quit Show in 2012. She has sewn many of the shop samples for Jinny Beyer Studio as well as samples for RJR Fabrics. In August of 2017 she did a taping for The Quilt Show which aired February 25,

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English Paper Piecing and Millefiori Wallhanging Workshop

May 25 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509, 3500 Byron Cente
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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$50.00 – $60.00

Millefiori is a kaleidoscopic design made by using English Paper Piecing templates shaped to fussycut fabrics. The fabric is then positioned on papers of the same shape and then whip stitched together to create a rosette. This is a hand piecing class that will help you design and make a rosette for a Millefiori quilt.  Diane will show you how to make the rosette using either acrylic templates to cut your fabric shapes and/or paper templates to shape your fabric around the template using a soluble glue stick. This will include tips for fussy cutting, using a magic mirror and best threads for connecting your

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September 2022

Krista Moser Lecture – ZOOM AT THE CHURCH

September 27 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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

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Entangled Sky with Krista Moser ZOOM AT THE CHURCH

September 28 @ 10:00 am
$50.00 – $60.00

September 28, 2022 10 AM to 5 PM Class ZOOM AT THE CHURCH “Entangled Sky” with Krista Moser Come learn from Krista all the tips and tricks for cutting and piecing diamonds, triangles and hexagons in an easy, fast, and precise way. If you have been wanting to break out of the same old quilting routine and try something different, her class will inspire confidence and equip you with new techniques.

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November 2022

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

November 15 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509, 3500 Byron Cente
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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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

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Quiltworx Desert Sky – Wednesday, November 16, 2022 – 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

November 16 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm
3500 Byron Center, Wyoming, MI 49509, 3500 Byron Cente
Wyoming, MI 49509 United States
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$50.00 – $60.00

Desert Sky is one of our most popular patterns for beginners, The pattern was designed by Judy Niemeyer. A sewing technique called foundation paper piecing is used when sewing the pieces onto the foundation units. Curved piecing and traditional piecing are required to join the units after the foundation piecing is completed.    

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