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Calendar of Scheduled Events

New activities and events will be added as they are scheduled.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 - 7:00 pm at Willmar Community Center. Dues and visitor fees apply, visitors welcome. Monthly meeting with a presentation by Nancy Kaslauskas, "Artsy Quilts." Nancy has been quilting for twenty years and ten years ago developed a technique she called "thread calligraphy" - a method of doing lettering on a regular sewing machine. She will show a variety of things she has done over the years, including redwork done by her Mom, art quilting challenges, and just her "crazy ideas" that she brought to reality.

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 - 7:00 pm at Willmar Community Center. Dues and visitor fees apply, visitors welcome. Monthly meeting with three to four quilt-related demonstrations by Country Quilters members. Helen Behrends will demonstrate how to make a table runner using dimensional pinwheels. Dorothy Anderson will demonstrate a hand quilting technique using the rocking stitch. Jean Ruter will demonstrate how to put on binding, especilally how to do the finishing. A fourth demonstration may be added.

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 7:00 pm at Willmar Community Center. Dues and visitor fees apply, visitors welcome. Monthly meeting with a presentation by Sandra Schlagel, fiber artist, "Quilting Your Memories: using photos, journal entries, and mementos to create meaningful quilts."

Past Events - 2018

January 9 - Melanie Schatz-Pattay

February 13 - Community Service Quilt Making Day

March 13 - Linda Lagergren, Patchwork Blessings

April 10 - Amanda Effering, Creative Stitches

Past Events - 2017

January 10 - cancelled due to bad roads and weather

February 14 - Linda Lagergren, Patchwork Blessings

March 14 - The Quilt Club

April 11 - Sherri Moening, Brooten

May 9 - Community Service

June 13 - Cindy Staub, Quilt Doodle Designs

July 11 - Cathy Geier - Patchworks that Praise

July 12 - Strip Piecing Applique Landscape Workshop

August 8 - Lori Allison, All About Color Quilting

September 12 - Pauline Prawl, Willmar

October 10 - Sue Heinz, Kismet Quilting

November 14 - Heather Mulder Peterson, Anka's Treasures

December 12 - Holiday Party

Past Events - 2016

January 12 - Mickey Zimmer and April Zimmer, Sweetwater Cotton Shoppe

January 23 - English Paper Piecing Workshop

February 9 - Community Service Quilts Workshop

March 8 - Sharon Banister: Concept to Quilt

April 12 - Marilyn Bujalskii: Counted cross-stitch quilts

May 10 - Shar Jorgenson: Fear Not! Exposing the scary side of quilting - curved pieces and y-seams

June 14 - speaker cancelled due to circumstances beyond control

July 12 - Amanda Jean Nyberg of Crazy Mom Quilts: "Sunday Morning Quilts"

August 9 - Denise Muller, Colorz Quilt Shop: "Color and Choosing Fabrics"

September 2 - Pat Knoechel, sister to Eleanor Burns of Quilt in a Day, presented quilts and supplies from Eleanor's latest book

September 13 - Becky Carlson from Millie P's Quilt Cove presented a trunk show and answered quilting questions

October 11 - Chris Barnard of Scribbler Design in Chaska: "Feed Sacks and Depression-Era Quilts"

November 8 - Pam Dindorf of Aardvark Quilts in Rice: "Using Color and fabric in my work as a designer"

December 13 - Holiday Party

Past Events - 2015

January 13 - Community Service Quilts Workshop

February 10 - Jan Martin: Designing Quilts

March 10 - Sue Poser, Grubers: The X-Block

April 14 - Jean Rasmussen, Lorna Yanish, Deb Bomstad: Favorite Hand Applique Techniques

May 12 - Tracy and Fabrics Plus Staff: Sewing Binding on by Machine

June 9 - Susan Thorson: All About Scrappy Quilts

July 11 - Mary Chalmers and her Award Winning Quilts

July 14 - Quilters Rummage Sale

August 11 - Annemarie Yohnk, Quilts Remembered: Redwork, In the Beginning

September 4 - Pat Knoechel: Quilt in a Day

September 8 - Susan Stein: Off-Beat Sampler Quilts

October 23 - Darci Schipnewski: Holidays, Wools, and One Pattern Several Ways

November 10, 2015 - Faye Hoch: "Perspectives on Quilting: The Differences and Similarities of Traditional, Contemporary and Modern Quilts."

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - Christmas Party with treats, games, presents and prizes.

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