2021 Programs 

March 2021
The March program will be the annual "UFO Contest" reveal.  See  your newsletter for details.

April 2021

Lori DeJarnatt will be the featured speaker at the April WQG meeting.  The program is Quilts Through the Seasons:  I never thought I’d be making big and small quilts to celebrate each season, but with 20+ years of quilt making my home is filled with quilts that reflect each season. This lecture will show you how to look at your quilts as seasonal décor, giving you a great reason to show off your beautiful quilts. (or make more!)

Lori's Bio:

I took my first quilt class in 1993 and have been quilting ever since. 

I am inspired by vintage quilts but I cannot afford to purchase every antique quilt I come across I’ve started to reproduce them. It seems to be my favorite style, although mini’s, two color quilts, patriotic and wool appliqué rank high on my favorites list as well.

I have been an active blogger since 2009 at  www.humblequilts.blogspot.com and have hosted several quiltalongs which are very popular. I live in a small community and blogging closes the gap between quilters that live far from guilds or quilt groups.

When I’m not quilting I can be found outside running, hiking, camping, and I’ve even been known to jump out of perfectly good airplanes! (with a parachute, of course!)

I live with my husband and 4 legged running companion and have 2 grown children.

For more about Lori, visit her website at http://humblequilts.blogspot.com/ and follow her on Facebook at her "Humble Quilts" group.

May 2021
The May WQG program speaker will be Lori Dickman.  

Lori Dickman has been sewing for over 45 years and quilting for over 30 years. She teaches numerous quilting and sewing classes. After spending 15 years concentrating in the art of garment sewing, she began her quilting journey in 1988 when she created her first quilt. Living in the Chicago area has allowed her the privilege of attending workshops and classes taught by nationally-known sewing and quilting instructors at the many Expo’s in Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as through the American Sewing Guild. The art of “Making” has been a wonderful journey for her!  

For our May guild meeting, Lori will be zooming to us from her home in Rockford, IL.  She will be presenting her “Favorite 3-D’s: Dresdens, Diamonds, and Drunkard’s Paths”.  We’ll be treated to a trunk show of Lori’s favorite “D” quilts! This trunk show features over 30 of Lori’s quilt designs with styles that will cover every quilter’s favorites: from traditional to appliqué to modern and everything in between!  In this lecture, Lori will inspire you to pick up those template rulers and have fun designing and piecing fabulous quilts! Quilting templates have always been Lori’s “go-to” tools for piecing fast and fun quilts. 

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