NBAQG 2017 

Fantastic Guest Speakers & Wonderful Workshops!

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Feb. 18, 2017

Jen Eskridge

“If a Person Werta….”

Jen has developed a quick and easy facing technique to prepare shapes for machine applique designs.  The technique can be applied to any shape, including hexagons and curves.  You will leave entertained and motivated to use up your stash and create quick, interesting quilts.


Saturday, Feb. 18, 2017  12:45 pm – 4:45 pm

Text Trapunto Class | Monogramed Quilt Block | ReannaLily DesignsFEE:  $35

“Text Trapunto”

Learn the trapunto technique to add words/fonts to your contemporary quilt projects.  We will create a 15” Monogram Ampersand (&) Block by adding a “puffy” raised word and showcasing it with free motion quilting designs.  Stencils will be provided for the workshop. 

Jen suggested that you do a little practicing ahead of time on your machine with some free-motion quilting if you want to do the pebbling type work.   Supply List

Mar. 18, 2017

Jill Shaulis

“Yellow Creek Quilt Designs Show & Tell”

Jill, with her sister Vicki, opened their first quilt shop in 1992.  They have been featured in BH&G Quilt Sampler and Primitive Quilts & Projects magazines.  They are the designers of the Kindred Spirits Club.


Friday, Mar. 17, 2017   9:00 am – 4:00 pm

FEE: $50

“Fresh Picked Table Runner”

This table runner is 17” x 38” and includes traditional piecing plus wool applique.  We will do the piecing in the morning and work on the applique in the afternoon.  Jill will also include a mini lesson on English paper pieced hexagons.  Simple Blessings in Patchwork book required.  Supply List

Apr. 15, 2017

Cynthia LeBlanc Regone

Cajun Classics

“Applique: Keeping It Real in the 21st Century”

Explore the possibilities of adding applique to enhance a pieced quilt top and borders. See how many applications there are for mixing pieced blocks with applique blocks. Applique does not have to be needle turned. Have you ever tried fusing a design, rough edge applique, or he very versatile freezer paper methods? Have you seen the quick and easy way of making templates using large Avery labels? Do you know the correct needles and thread to use when hand or machine stitching applique? All these topics will be presented in this one hour lecture. This lecture will also include at least two dozen applique quilts guaranteed to inspire even the most die-hard applique haters.


Saturday, Apr. 15, 2017    12:45 pm – 4:45 pm

FEE: $35

Cynthia Regone

“Charming Dominique”

 Supply List

Description of the workshop will be coming soon.

May 20, 2017

Flavin Glover

“Discovery of the Cedar Heights Quilt Collection”

A slide narrative that chronicles a family heritage involving at least four generations of quiltmakers, set on a lovely plantation home built in 1842 in east-central Alabama.  The quilt collection that was stored away in the attic of the Cedar Heights home is a magnificent story, accented by an extraordinary wealth of documented family records and quiltmakers’ personal histories.  The significance of the quilts, and the quiltmakers comes not only from their age and past status, but also from the quilts being stored away in an attic without family awareness of what they had.


Friday, May 19, 2017    9:00 am – 4:00 pm

FEE: $50

“Log Cabin Patchwork Houses”

This workshop is designed for Log Cabin enthusiasts who want to learn the construction techniques found in original house quilts:  Around the Corner, Carolina Row, Hilltop Houses.  New quilts such as Elevations, Tuscany, Brownstones, Rainbow City, and Chestnut Hill provide inspiration and guidance.  Start to build one of these log cabin house quilts, your choice, using either a basic square or rectangular Log Cabin block.  You can select the scale of the quilt block, modify number of houses “constructed” and personalize your own color scheme.  This hands-on class enables you to machine stitch blocks as you learn efficient, streamlined construction techniques.  Supply List


June 17, 2017

Rebecca Cook

“Why Appraise a Quilt”


     Rebecca is an AQS Certified Quilt Appraiser.  AQS Certified Quilt Appraisers have been tested and have exhibited the necessary skills, knowledge, experience and ethical practices that conform to AQS standards.  She is also a member of the Professional Association of Appraisers – Quilted Textiles (PAAQT), an international organization established to promote and guide professional quilt appraisers.  Both organizations are dedicated to providing professional and ethical expertise on quilts and quilted textiles.

      Rebecca will be presenting a program, “Why Appraise?” which is designed to introduce quilters to the appraisal process, discuss when quilts may need an appraisal, and what factors help to determine the value of a quilt.  Audience members are encouraged to bring any type of quilt for discussion during the Q&A session after the program.  General questions may relate to how to finish an antique/vintage quilt top, how to document provenance of quilted textiles, and about reasons why an appraiser would refuse to place a value on a quilt.  During this time, only general questions relating to the appraisal process will be discussed, no dating of quilts or values will be provided.  A private appointment where the quilt is thoroughly examined is needed for dating a quilt or determining an exact value.


Saturday, June 17, 2017    12:45 pm – 4:45 pm


“Embroidery In-The-Hoop Zipper Pouch”           Laura Wooldridge will be teaching you how to make this small 4x4 embroidery hoop project to hold coins or your USB cable.  She will also be presenting a larger 5x7 hoop project.  Class size will be limited, so sign up early!


Rebecca Cook will have private appraisal appointments available in the afternoon.  Please contact Louann Fisher to schedule an appointment.  The cost for each appraisal appointment is $35.00 and is due at the time the quilt is examined.  The written appraisal document will be mailed to the client after completion.  Rebecca has the right to refuse any appraisal client or any quilt where the value is less than $150.00.



 July 15, 2017

Jackie Hillman

"The Goose is Loose on the Ranch"

With over 20 years of experience under her belt as a quilt maker, Jackie has finally found her own style and creativity.  She will be presenting the results of her discovery of a dramatic way to add originality to quilts using the traditional flying goose block.  From whimsical to sophisticated, her quits will show her new technique and show how complicated looking quilts can be much easier to create than they actually are.





Saturday, July 15, 2017      12:45 - 4:45 pm

FEE:  $35

Jackie Hillman

  "Disappearing Flying Geese Table Runner"

Jackie will show you how to do a "horizontal split" of the flying geese block and apply it to one of the three table runners shown.  You choose which one you wish to work on in the workshop!!  Precut kits w/pattern are available for $36 if desired (available at workshop).

Pattern is $7.00.  Supply list will be coming soon.


Aug 18, 2017

Heather Grant

“Design Fundamentals of Modern Quilting”

In this entertaining lecture, Heather will briefly cover the philosophy of modern quilting before going into an in-depth review of design fundamentals, such as scale, grid work, negative space and more.  Using photographic examples from modern quilters in the movement, the audience will understand how these elements are central to modern quilt design and how to apply them into their own quilts.

Friday, Aug. 18, 2017     9:00 am – 4:00 pm

FEE: $50

Monica Brown

“Spider Web Table Topper or Wall Hanging”

Bring a variety of Halloween fabrics and a few spiders and you will go home with a spooky spider web that you can use on a table or choose to hang for the holiday.  You can share fabrics with the instructor (she brings LOTS!!!). Supply list

Sept. 16, 2017

Cynthia Anderson

Crazy Quilts

 Cynthia has a huge love for crazy quilting and will be sharing that interest with us this month.  She will have examples of some of what she has produced using velvets and beautiful stitching.  If you haven't seen her name tag for the guild, be sure to take a look sometime!


Saturday, Sept. 16, 2017   12:45 pm – 4:45 pm

FEE: $35

Cynthia Anderson

Crazy Quilts

We will be making a small piece to give you a feel for what crazy quilting is all about.  Get ready to learn and show off some beautiful stitches!!! 


Oct. 21, 2017

Kim Fauth

“ABCD Quilting Trunk Show”

When Kim came up with the ABCD technique, she shared it with her Monday quilting group.  They encouraged her to write a book because the technique was so new and different.  Her background in teaching is evident throughout her book.  The directions are in white, gray and black with areas of emphasis in blue.  Each step is broken down with accurate drawings and hints to make sewing easier.  Then the designing and creativity begins!

Friday, Oct. 20, 2017      9:00 am – 4:00 pm

FEE: $50

“ABCD Quilting Technique”

Learn how to make the 32 ABCD blocks in the morning.  Then take those blocks and learn how to create your own quilts in the afternoon.  Your quilt will be uniquely yours.  Supply List

Nov. 18, 2017 

Suzi Parron

“Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement”

Suzi’s talk will take you on a journey along the quilt trail, beginning with the very first barn quilt, which stemmed from Donna Sue Groves and her wish to honor her mother’s quilting art.  The presentation features over 100 stunning photos of barn quilts, some of which rival cloth quilts in their intricacy.  You’ll hear stories of some of the individuals who have painted quilt blocks to honor loved ones or their local culture, along with a few humorous anecdotes.

Saturday, Nov. 18, 2017    12:45 pm – 4:45 pm

FEE: $35

“Barn Quilt Painting”

Join the barn quilt movement by creating your own painted quilt block.  You will begin with a pre-primed board and go through each step – drafting, taping, and painting, with careful attention to detail.  You will leave with a finished quilt block or with one last color to add at home.  Ready for show and tell at your next meeting!  Supply List


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Updated 14 June 2017