2019/20 Speakers
Sept. 26, 2019Karen Combs
Jan. 23, 2020Peggy Gelbrich
April 23, 2020Laura Heine
July 23, 2020 Mary Lou Weidman
Sept. 24, 2020TBA

Workshop Policy:
Our workshops are open only to members until 20 days prior to our scheduled meetings. At that time, if space is available, non-members may sign up for the workshops.
There are a few housekeeping items to review about registering for classes. The class registration forms can be found in the newsletter and below. Class Registration Reminders:
  • Fill out the form completely and legibly.
  • Include your email address if you have one as this is the primary way supply lists and other class information is delivered.
  • Include the ENTIRE form with your check so that it is clear which class you are signing up for.
  • Include your check with the registration form. You are not registered for a class until payment is received. Spaces will not be held without payment.

To register for a workshop, click here to download PDF form, complete and mail to Paula.

For further information contact Paula:

FYI:Laura Heine’s April 2020 Friday & Saturday classes are completely full. Please contact Paula if you wish to be added to the Wait List.

Karen Combs Joins Us In September

Karen teaches quilts of illusion. Both Friday and Saturday's workshops will feature one of her illusion quilt patterns.

A native of Michigan, Karen Combs began quilting while still in high school. She has a degree in library science and has worked at many state, city and school libraries before finding her calling as a professional quilting instructor, writer and designer.
Her quilts are known for taking a traditional pattern and giving it her own unique "twist." Karen is intrigued with quilts of illusions and has been designing quilts with a 3-D look for several years.
Karen is the author 9 different books, some of the titles include Optical Illusions for Quilters (AQS), Combing Through Your Scraps (AQS), Floral Illusions (AQS) , 3 Quilters Celebrate the 4 Seasons (AQS) & 3-D Fun with Pandora’s Box, co-authored with Sharlene Jorgenson of Quilting from the Heartland, Celtic Pieced Illusions (AQS) and Lone Star Illusions.
She has been a fabric designer for almost two decades, working with several different fabric companies. She has created over 100 different collections; both batiks and quilting cottons. Many of Karen's fabric designs have become classics. Karen is currently a guest designer with Northcott's Banyan Batiks.
Karen's work has appeared in the Silver Dollar City Wallhanging Challenge, the Hoffman Challenge and in many magazines such as Quilter's Newsletter Magazine, Traditional Quilter, Traditional Quiltworks, Sew Many Quilts, McCall’s Quilting, and Lady's Circle Patchwork. She was the "Feature Teacher" in the March 1997 issue of Traditional Quiltworks.
Nominated for Teacher of the year 3 times by Professional Quilter Journal, Karen travels internationally to teach her techniques and methods. In 2012, Karen was honored to be asked to judge the IQA Quilt show.
Karen works with Quilt Seminars at Sea, teaching her quilting techniques on quilting cruises around the globe.
She has appeared on several TV quilting shows, among them Quilting from the Heartland - Series 700,Quilt Central, Quilt America and Simply Quilts, Show 411.
In addition to traveling to guilds and quilt shows, Karen's new venture is her online class with Craftsy, “New Directions in Tumbling Blocks”.
Karen now lives in the rolling hills of middle Tennessee with her husband Rick, and their sweet Shih Tzu, Benji. Their grown children, Angela and Josh visit when they can!

Friday, Sept 27, 2019

Karen has developed a quick and easy rotary technique that allows you to make quilts with a 3-D look. Karen says this is her favorite class because it’s so easy to create truly amazing quilts of illusion.

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2019

This is a beautiful quilt of illusion that’s so easy to make once you know how. Select your three favorite colors and create this stunning quilt. This is a great pattern that is a throw, but it can grow to any size you wish.

FYI:Laura Heine’s April 2020 Friday & Saturday classes are completely full. Please contact Paula if you wish to be added to the Wait List.
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Speakers & Workshops
Peggy Gelbrich Is our Guest Speaker in January
Karen Combs Joins Us In September
Heather Black Is Our Speaker In July
Laura Fogg Is Our April Speaker
Kathy McNeil is our Speaker in January
Becky Goldsmith is September's Speaker

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