Programs & Speakers 2020-2021

Introduction to Zoom

June  2020


Voting for Guild Officers Online Using SignUp Genius


Put your name in the hat or volunteer for an open Committee Chair. There are many opportunities to give back to the guild.



7th Annual Yard Sale Postponed Until 2021


Plan to bring some cash and make a splash  at this year’s sale. Pick up some items to finish a project or buy some random things to make a crazy quilt! The possibilities are endless.  Fabric, books, yarn, fabric, scissors, hoops, fabric, zippers, this-n-that, and fabric are available for purchase.

Spend a little or spend a lot! It all helps the guild further its projects.


August 3, 2020


Zoom Meeting


Send Judy W. your completed quilt project photos by July 22 to be included in a slide show.


September 14, 2020


Zoom Meeting with Speaker Joyce Hughes


Joyce Hughes is an Award Winning self-taught quilter, fiber artist and author. Her first quilt was a tee-shirt quilt, which she enjoyed making, but felt limited in the ability to express her artistic capabilities. Within several months, she began to design pictorial landscape quilts using raw edge applique, thread painting, and a variety of embellishments. Never knowing the “rules” she broke a lot of them, but with exciting results!

Amazingly, her first art quilt, “Mother’s Day”, was entered into a National Show and won a Blue Ribbon. This has led to numerous awards, recognition and opportunities in the quilting world. Several proud accomplishments for Joyce are; “McCall’s Quilt Designer 2012 – Professional Category” for McCall’s Quilting Magazine; also an endorser and sample maker for Northcott and Timeless Treasures fabrics, and Ambassador for Mettler Threads and Brother Sewing.

Her lecture is entitled My Journey into Quilting “Creating Art Quilts with Panels –working with Fabric Panels to create dimension and texture with threads and embellishments- Creating a style of your own!”


October 5, 2020


Zoom Meeting with Speaker Carol Lyles Shaw


Carol Lyles Shaw is a modern quilt designer, author and workshop teacher who has been an active member of the quilt and fiber art community for over twenty years. Carole always takes a modern, improvisational approach to her quilt designs. Carole’s passion and focus is on designing quilts for the modern quilt movement. She lectures about modern quilting and teaches modern workshops for beginning and experienced quilters from all backgrounds and styles. Carole served on the Board of Directors for The Modern Quilt Guild [2015-2017]. She cofounded and served as the first President of the Sarasota Modern Quilt Guild in Sarasota, FL. Many of Carole’s quilts have been exhibited in museums and art shows in the U.S. and internationally. Her modern quilt designs were published in Modern Patchwork Magazine and Fat Quarterly eZine. Carole is the author of two books on modern quilting: Madly Modern Quilts and Patriotic Modern Quilts. Both are available on Amazon and in local quilt shops. She has also launched a series of modern quilt patterns available on her website and in local quilt shops.

Carole’s lecture is “What Is a Modern Quilt? The Myths and the Magic!” This lecture and trunk show introduces quilters of all backgrounds to the modern quilt movement. Are you intimidated by modern quilts or just confused or curious about this emerging trend in quilting? Carole dispels

some of the myths and misunderstandings so you can understand and appreciate this new style of creative quilt expression! There will be lots of time for questions and answers. In addition to the lecture (slides), she also shows some of her quilts ‘in person’ on her design wall and table.


November 2, 2020


Erin Underwood

Erin Underwood

Zoom Meeting with Speaker Erin Underwood,  Creative Grids Ruler Designer and Owner of Blue Hen Quilt Shop of Newark, DE


“Express Yourself! Originality and Creativity in Quilting”


Erin has been quilting since the early 1990’s but sewing since her college roommate helped her make her first dress. In late 2003, she purchased a Gammill 26″ Classic Long Arm and honed her quilting skills on customer quilts for 6 years.

In 2016, Erin and her husband opened the Blue Hen Quilt Shop in Newark, Delaware.

Erin designs patterns that are traditional with a twist and appreciates the many styles of quilting with techniques to create complicated quilts using simplified methods. She also is a Ruler Designer with Creative Grids. Her three rulers, the 5-Degree Triangle, the Diamond Dimensions 45-degree Ruler and the 22.5 degree Triangle keep her very busy designing and creating a myriad of patterns to accompany them. Both her rulers and original patterns can be found in quilt shops across the country as well as Australia and the United Kingdom.

Erin enjoys the opportunity to travel to guilds, retreats, and quilt shops to share her love of quilting as well as exhibit her quilts at local, regional, and national shows.


December 7, 2020


Zoom Meeting TBD


January 4, 2021


Zoom Meeting with Speaker and FSQ Member Karen Kehl


February 1, 2021


Zoom Meeting with Speaker Nancy Bills (tentatively)


“What to do with things that you don’t know what to do with”


March 1, 2021


Zoom Meeting TBD


April 5, 2021 


Zoom Meeting with Speaker Barbara Cline


“Designing Inside Different Block Layouts”


May 3, 2021


Zoom Meeting with Speaker Bethanne Nemesh


“Walk a Creative Path” 


June 7, 2021   The FIRST Meeting of the Guild Membership Year


Voting for Guild Officers


Put your name in the hat or volunteer for an open Committee Chair. There are many opportunities to give back to the guild.




7th Annual Yard Sale


Plan to bring home a few gems!  The guild benefits from your generosity in donating and you benefit by finding some lovely pieces.  Bring your cash and have a ball!





Drawing for the 2020-2021 Opportunity Quilt



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