We still really need some volunteers to help out on Tuesday nights during the meeting and at the lecture!
Based on the response we received about offering two workshops when Maria Shell visits our Guild in April, we will be going ahead with that idea. In addition to the regularly scheduled Wednesday workshop on April 18, we will be offering a second one the following day. People are invited to sign up for one or two days, and if you want to only do one class it can be either Wednesday or Thursday.
We are in the process of determining which classes we will be offering. If we make that decision before our November meeting, signups will begin that evening. If the decision has not been made, signups will start in December.
Payment for Classes – Remember our policy is to pay for a workshop when you signup. Until we receive your payment, you are not guaranteed a seat in the class. Please abide by this policy to make the job easier for our Program Chair.
Lecture – 11/14/17 – TRUE CONFESSIONS OF A RIBBON WHORE(der)!
Our very own Debbie Bein has been winning ribbons for her art quilts at our shows since joining Northern Star as a novice quilter in 2002. In this hour-long fun-filled presentation, Debbie will share the secrets of her “totally unintentional and still amazing” success, and provide us with an inside scoop on what it is, exactly, that she does with all those ribbons!
Workshop – 11/15/17 – LET GO-JUST SEW!
We will learn a new quilt technique, launched TO OUR MEMBERS ONLY, during this full-day workshop. Debbie claims (and has testimonial support by our expert quilters Micki Tedeschi and Mary Cannizzaro) that her new pattern makes the EASIEST and FASTEST quilt EVER! BUT….quilters must learn to let go of some traditional rules and bend some rules with this great new technique.
Participants will choose one of several suggested formats while learning how to work fearlessly with piecing, connecting and quilting bias triangles. Using pre-cut squares, attendees will cut, piece, batt, and qui