Our featured quilt teacher is July is Ruth Powers from Carbondale,
Kansas. Ruth began quilting in 1989 and started her quilt pattern
in 1994. She especially enjoys intricately
pieced pictorial quilts, often inspired by nature. Ruth's quilts have
won awards in numerous national quilts shows and are also found in
private collections from coast to coast. Ruth's website is www.ruthpowersartquilts.com
Ruth's 1 PM lecture on July 28 will be 'Creativity - Where Do the Ideas Come From?' At 7 PM, Ruth's lecture will be 'Dare To Be Different'.
Introduction to Picture Piecing
Wednesday, July 29, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
If you have always wanted to try picture piecing but don't know where
to start, this workshop will introduce you to the process in a fun and
easy way using a prepared pattern and freezer paper templates. You will
be well on your way to completing your pieced coneflower wall hanging by
the end of the workshop.
$50 registration fee plus $8.50 for the pattern. The pattern will need
to be purchased from the program chairs (Martha or Kathy) before the
workshop as there is one step of 'homework' to be done with the pattern
prior to coming to the workshop.
New Leaves/ Third Weekend Thursday, July 30, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
You will choose either the New Leaves or Third Weekend pattern for the
workshop. These very popular patterns are partially paper foundation
pieced and the resulting quilts are spectacular! There are lots of
pieces, but the piecing is not difficult. Even beginners who enjoy a
challenge can do this!
$50 registration fee plus $7 for the pattern. The pattern can be
purchased from the program chairs prior to the July workshop or from
Ruth at the July lectures or workshop.