In-Person OR Via Zoom, We Again Have A Terriffic Programs & Speaker Roster!
Join us for Quilt-O
$2.00 and 2 Fat Quarters entitle you to 2 “Bingo” cards in this quilt-themed game. Each additional card is $1 and 1 Fat Quarter.
Winners are awarded a stack of fat quarters. And we all enjoy using M&Ms as markers!
Please bring exact change, small bills or you may write a check. Sorry, but no credits cards will be accepted.
Her-Story Through Quilts
Quilting is one art form in which women have made major contributions and have a long history despite limited recognition and fame in other art genres. While quilts were often created for practical or decorative purposes, many women have crafted story quilts to share their voices on religious, political, and personal topics. This presentation will focus on the anatomy of a story quilt and highlight story quilts created by a diverse group of women, including quilts made by the presenter.
FSQ Anniversary Program
At our October meeting we will celebrate Friendship Star Quilters’ 40th Anniversary!
The first public meeting was held in October of 1982.
We are planning a look back at some of our history along with a round-table discussion by several members of the guild. The celebration will include a parade of quilts from past challenges, Presidents’ quilts and quilts members share from their own quilting journeys.
The party will continue with some trivia games and a snack table to add to the fun.
We hope you will join us to review the past, see the present and look towards the future. We’re excited to be able to celebrate this milestone together!
Improv Quilting and Poetry
Lucinda Marshall is a poet as well as an artist and quilter. She will be sharing some of her poems about quilting, including several that were recently published in QuiltFolk and Uppercase magazines. One of her quilts has also been published in Curated Quilts. In addition to sharing her poetry, Lucinda will show some of her quilts and talk about her approach to improv quilting.
Lucinda lives in Gaithersburg where she has been a mentor for the Gaithersburg Teen Writing Club and is the founder and former host of the monthly DiVerse Gaithersburg Poetry Reading. She is the author of the poetry collection Inheritance Of Aging Self, which was published by Finishing Line Press in 2021. She is also a member of the DC Modern Quilt Guild and has taken classes with Cindy Grisdela, Irene Roderick, and Sherry Lynn Wood among others. You can get a sneak peak at some of her current quilting projects on Instagram where she is stitches_and_stanzas.
Introduction to Emily Taylor and Collage Quilting
Is a self-taught artist, fabric designer and quilter. She has been a creative entrepreneur in both the home decor industry and quilt industry for 20+ years. Emily has been featured on QVC for her wallpaper murals and has created over a dozen fabric
collections. Her foolproof collage quilt patterns combined with enthusiasm for teaching her students the secrets of success have generated a loyal following around the world.
Emily is the author of Collage Quilter: Essentials for Success with Collage Quilts, published in 2019 and Take Flight~Fun with Textile Collage, published in 2020. Her quilts have been featured in the quilt & craft magazines, Art Quilting Studio, Be Creative, and Where Women Create. She has also contributed to “The Quilt Show” television series. Emily is an avid outdoor thrill seeker and loves to ski, mountain bike and hike with her husband and three children near their home in Sandy, Utah.
See more of Emily’s work or contact her at CollageQuilter.com
12 Ways to Rock Your Quilting
Wowza. Look what you can make. Elly's trunk show features lots and lots of quilts and quilted accessories, showcasing a dozen different and unconventional ways to inject originality and unique style into YOUR quilting.
April 3 - Deb Franklin
"Do I really want my quilt to be judged?"Are you one of those quilters who is wary about entering a quilt in a juried show or at the fair because it will be judged? Come hear certified quilt judge Deb Franklin talk about what goes into judging a quilt, Once you know the details you'll be able to use them to your advantage. Who knows? You may even bring home a blue ribbon! Deb Franklin wears many hats, only one of which is "quilt judge" at the Montgomery County Agricultural Fair. As a teacher, business owner, quilter and long-armer, Deb brings several areas of expertise to everything she does.