Quilters Guild of Indianapolis
Orchard Park Presbyterian Church
1605 East 106th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46280
Quilters Guild of Indianapolis meets 2nd Thursday of the month
from 7:00PM to 9:00PM
August 11, 2022
Barb Triscari - See Me!
Barbara is launching a fiber doll project for children to see themselves in their dolls and to send dolls into the world that represent them to other children of different cultures. “See Me” is an exchange of ideas, cultures, and dolls. She will be talking about her project and how you can get involved.
September 8, 2022
Melissa Snyder - Picking the Perfect Pantograph for Your Quilt
There are no shortages of E2E pantographs in the quilting world. With so many possibilities, it can be overwhelming and even scary to pick one that will finish your quilt perfectly. After all that hard work of making the quilt top, you don’t want to “ruin” it. Melissa has gone through this roller coaster of emotions many times herself. After hundreds of quilt tops, she has finally developed her method of determining an appropriate quilting design and wants to share it with you.
October 13, 2022
Lynn Koolish – Make Design Principles Work for You
Whether you work using a thoroughly planned-out design, work intuitively/improvisationally, or anything in between, using basic design principles is essential for creating compelling work no matter what your style–Art, Modern, or Traditional. See how four renown quilt artists who work in very different styles put design principles to work in their quilts.
About Lynn –
Lynn Koolish is a fiber artist, teacher, and author. She is most known for her bright colors and hand-dyed fabric. She also creates mixed-media fiber art.
January 13, 2023
Mark My Words
Women have always found ways to incorporate the written word into their quilts. We’ll look at lots of 19th and 20th century quilts, and the varied ways that text appears … some of them quite ingenious!
February 10, 2023
Pack and Follow
Jenny Bowker has been working in Textiles since 1997 - from the time she finished a Bachelor of Arts Degree (Visual) and decided to make just one quilt.
Her background - life before quilts - was in science. She is moving towards a melding of her fine art work and her textile work. She is interested in the way patterns come into many parts of our lives and often includes some geometrical piecing in her work as she thinks it keeps her technically on her toes and provides a key for traditional quilters to link to her work.
She has four children and a very supportive husband who worked as a diplomat for the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. While following him she lived for a total of fifteen years in Arab and Islamic countries. This might seem irrelevant to quilting, but has influenced her subject matter and much of her work reflects her love of the Middle East. I have lived in Syria, Western Samoa, Malaysia, Jordan, Jerusalem and Egypt.
She teaches and really enjoys it. There is no greater delight than to offer tools to a quilter who wants to make original work but doesn't know how to access her own ideas.
March 10, 2023
Rules and Options of Planned Improv Piecing
Sarah likes options... but she also likes a plan. This lecture and trunk show will discuss how Sarah uses her planning nature to develop rules for herself which drive her Planned Improv quilt design work. She shares work in a series and shows how she iterates on a design. Sarah explains how she develops a formula for her project. Quilters leave with specific ideas of how to develop a set of rules to guide their improv piecing.
April 13, 2023
Pixels and Pizzazz
Caryl Bryer Fallert-Gentry is internationally known for her award-winning fine-art quilts, which are easily recognized by their luminous colors and illusions of light, depth, and motion. Her attention to detail has earned her a reputation for fine craftsmanship as well as stunning designs. Her quilt, Corona 2: Solar Eclipse was voted one of the hundred best quilts of the 20th Century. Caryl's work has appeared in hundreds of exhibitions and publications throughout the world, and can be found in museum, corporate, public, and private collections in almost every state and eight foreign countries. For 30 years, Caryl traveled extensively, lecturing and conducting workshops for quilt and textile arts groups throughout the United States, and in ten foreign countries.