Arkansas Quilters Guild

Little Rock, Arkansas

The Purpose of the Arkansas Quilters Guild is to promote the appreciation of the rich heritage of the art of quilting and to enhance each member's own quilting skills and knowledge, It shall also be the purpose of this organization to expand and to enrich the art of quilting for future generations and preserve the existing quilts. 

Visitors are Welcome at Our Monthly General Meetings

Next Meeting: Monday, April 10th, 2017

Monthly meetings are held the 2nd Monday of each month at 6:30 pm at the North Little Rock Community Center, 2700 Willow Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas (across from the Patrick Hays Senior Citizen Center). Social hour begins at 5:30 pm.

Email: info@arkansasquiltersguild.com


April Block of the Month

This month we are going to try a little appliqué. Now don't be turned off by the thought of appliquéing! 
If you don’t like to appliqué, guess what? You can embroider! 

The ‘rules’ are as follows: 

You'll need a 10” square of a pale pastel color, white, or white-on-white fabric for your background

Use any Sun Bonnet Sue or Sam pattern of YOUR CHOICE! Use your favorite applique style or even embroider the outline instead. 

If you don’t have a pattern, you can email me or get one from the newsletter. 
I am using patterns from Marti Michell's web site. The pattern is copy written and is only for individual use. 

Make one Sue, or one Sam, or one of each, or two of one! Have fun! 

Lastly, embellish your block. What is Sue doing or holding? What is Sam doing? The sky’s the limit! Let your imagination and creative side shine here. 

Bring your completed blocks to the April meeting. If you have any questions, contact me at sewangelic@sbcglobal.net


April Meeting Information:

National Teacher: Donna Lynn Thomas
Quilt designer, lecturer, instructor, author will be our speaker at Monday night's meeting.

*See below for information on the workshops on April 8th & 9th

 
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Donna Lynn Thomas has been sewing since the age of four and passionately quilting since 1975. She began teaching in 1981, and while an Army wife, lived in Germany for four years and thoroughly enjoyed teaching at a German quilt shop and various guilds throughout the country. Long out of the Army, the Thomas’ have settled in Kansas for good. Donna continues to teach nationally. The author of 14 titles with Martingale, one self-published book, and one with Kansas City Star, she has also contributed articles on various quilt-related subjects to numerous publications over the years. You can see Donna on Craftsy as well as several QNN-TV episodes.

Believing that piecing quilts should be a pleasure, not a fight, her focus is on skills mastery and techniques that enable her students to enjoy frustration-free sewing. She presents the essentials of these skills in her Craftsy class, Piece Like a Pro, and her two most recent books Quiltmaking Essentials             1 and 2.

Donna is also the designer of the Omnigrip On-Point Ruler™ and its companion ruler, the On-Point Square™, which allow us to produce squares, strips, rectangles, and half-square triangle units that measure neatly on the diagonal without any math.

Quilters Cook Too Cookbook $10.00

+ $3.00 SH

Please Send Your:  Name, Contact Information and Check to:

Arkansas Quilters Guild

P.O. Box 2258

North Little Rock, AR. 72115


Add AQG to Your Car

Boneta will be offering the coolest car tag for AQG members:

You can order one for your car's front bumper for only $27.

See Boneta to Order or Email at hollisboneta@gmail.com


Pre-Furred Quilts

Donna Lynn Thomas

April 8th and 9th

Come join us for 2 fun-filled workshops with Donna Thomas in April, 2017!

Believing that piecing quilts should be a pleasure, not a fight, her focus is on skills mastery and techniques

that enable her students to enjoy frustration-free sewing.

“Garden Glory”

63 3/8”  X   63 3/8”

When:  Saturday, April 8, 2017

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where:  Baptist Health Southwest Campus Little Rock, AR

Cost:  $50.00 Members ($80.00 for both)

$60.00 Nonmembers

 
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“Coral Reef”

72” x 90"

When:  Sunday, April 9, 2017

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Where:  Baptist Health Southwest Campus

Little Rock, AR

Cost:  $50.00 Members ($80.00 for both)

$60.00 Nonmembers


 
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QUILT ARKANSAS 2017

September 7th- 9th 2017

Featured Teachers:

*Click on their names to go to their website*

Nova Montgomery

Catherine Redford

Challenges:

Contact Chairperson:

Angie Heifner: (501) 765-4814 or  agheifner@icloud.com


March 2017 Photos