Quilters Guild of Indianapolis
Currently being held as a Zoom meeting
Day Meeting of Quilters Guild of Indianapolis meets 1st Friday of the month
from 1:00 PM to 3:00PM
January 9, 2021
How To's, Tricks, and Tips by Michael Stevens
Michael Stevens, owner of Not Your Average Quilt Store in Brownsburg, will present a Zoom lecture titled How To's, Tricks, and Tips. Michael's lecture will include a stunning trunk show of his amazing quilts.
February 6, 2021
Straight Line Quilting for Modern Quilting by Martha Higdon
Martha Higdon, a QGI member, will present a Zoom lecture on straight line quilting for modern quilting. Martha is a longarm quilter and national educator for Handi-Quilter.
Like Martha on Facebook at Around the Vine Quilting Studio and on Instagram at QuiltingbyMartha.
Look for Jenny Quilter email a few days prior to the meeting for Zoom link/information.
March 6, 2021
Threads - What's the Big Deal
This is a FUN lecture on all the things you didn't know you needed to know about thread!
As an educator for WonderFil Specialty Threads, Nina has learned a lot and she wants to share!
Thread is like candy! Sometimes you just can't get enough...LOL!
When we purchase thread it's usually the color we buy, or the thread the shop carries. In this lecture you'll learn about the different weights of thread and why the make a difference. Ply, why is that important? Specialty threads like metallic, monofilament, tinsel threads, how do we work with them? Why do metallics give us issues?
April 2, 2021
Color Mixing / Matching
After spending decades in the marketing world, promoting a variety of high profile sewing and craft products, Liz decided to switch her emphasis to expanding the universe of people who should be interested in those products. From helping young people discover sewing to rekindling the interest of lapsed sewers to providing passionate enthusiasts with new and exciting projects – it’s all about igniting inspiration. Liz makes sure the instructions and articles on S4H are detailed, easy to follow at any skill level, and simply enjoyable to read. As a published novelist, Liz cares deeply about the quality of her work. The highest compliment she can receive is for a S4H visitor to write in to say, “I didn’t think I could do this, but thanks to you, I could and I did and I love it!” When she’s not brainstorming and writing and editing, Liz loves spending time with her family and friends in the gorgeous Pacific Northwest, and she admits Portland, Oregon is indeed as weird and wonderful as everyone thinks it is! For these bios, you’re always supposed to add one unusual thing about the person, so how about this: Liz worked her way through college as a singing telegram messenger!
May 7, 2021
Jennifer Titus, Zig-Zag Corner Quilts & Baskets
Jennifer started sewing when she was 8 and attempted to tat at age 12. She learned a great deal from her mother and grandmother. She has worked with each and every medium she could get her hands on, some designs over the years have been keepers and others were good experiments on what doesn’t work for her.
Garment construction was first in her line of sewing projects. From her early days her favorite stitch was the zig-zag stitch.
By the time she was ready to open her shop to the public she had fallen in love with Crazy Quilting and was actively teaching basket weaving to anyone who would sit still long enough for her to share with them. Since the shop was located at the corner of State Road 234 and North Troy Road, she put Zig-Zag together with corner and quilts and baskets and named the business Zig-Zag Corner Quilts & Baskets LLC.
Over the years, besides quilting and fabrics, her love of thread, yarns and fibers influenced what she was carrying in the shop and gradually it grew into a popular source for tatting, bobbin lace, crochet and knitting supplies.
One of her Dad’s favorite saying is “the only thing constant is change” so as her family changes, grows etc. her business has changed, but the bottom line and vision of sharing her true love of the fiber arts has not. She loves this next chapter in their lives of being able to travel and teach and share her talents with those who want to learn, and balance the needs of her family.
June 25, 2021
How Hard is Longarm Quilting, Anyway?
Please note the date change.
JoAnn Burke became interested in sewing when she was a small girl of 8 and has been sewing and quilting ever since. She loves all aspects from design and color to techniques and skills.
She is very excited to bring her joy to you representing Accomplish Quilting. They sell and service long arm quilting machines, as well as provide finishing services, quilting and binding, backings. They have a large selection of threads and battings in bulk, and lots of notions.
But they also have long arm rental!!! You take a short class to learn how to use the machine and then schedule time to do your own quilting!
She looks forward to meeting you!
August 6, 2021
Quilt Storage Solutions
Elizabeth Ann Braun is a Professional Quilt Appraiser, historian, judge, and quilt collector. She also loves to make her own quilts. Her interest in American quilts stems from her Hoosier German, Pennsylvania Dutch, and Mennonite family heritage. She grew up on a farm in northern Indiana Amish country where she was taught to sew as a preschooler by her mother who was a professional tailor, and by her Mennonite grandmother.
Elizabeth is a member of the American Quilter’s Society, Quilter’s Guild of Indianapolis, and The Quilters Hall of Fame. She attended the American Quilter’s Society’s Quilt Dating and Quilt Appraisal Skills courses held at the National Quilt Museum. She has completed the Quilt Restoration and Conservation course led by the textile curator and conservationist at the Indiana State Museum. She is a Candidate of the National Association of Certified Quilt Judges Candidate Program.
Elizabeth’s other academic accomplishments include being a Clinical Nurse Specialist and Legal Nurse Consultant with a Masters Degree in the Science of Nursing.
September 3, 2021
Quilt Talk QGI Day
Join us at the Brooks School Park picnic shelter in Fishers (11780 Brooks School Road; near the northwest corner of 116th Street and Brooks School Road) for an informal in-person QGI Day meeting. Bring a hand project to work on during the meeting, any show and tell (even if you have shared it via Zoom previously, it will be great to see quilts in person), a fat quarter for an exchange, and a drink if you want one. Meet up with quilting friends you have not seen in awhile and meet some new quilting friends. We will have door prizes!
October 1, 2021
Now You See It, Now You Don’t. The Magic of Disappearing Blocks.
Brita Nelson is an award-winning quilt artist and teacher with over 35 years experience. She was a chemical engineer in her previous life and brought that passion for knowledge and improvement into her quilting endeavors. Since retiring from the corporate world she has devoted herself to sharing her love for quilting by writing, speaking, demonstrating and teaching. With her website: QuestioningQuilter.com she explores two of the most powerful words in the English language. “What If”. In this lecture, she does a deep dive into “What If” with a variety of disappearing blocks.
November 5, 2021
Techniques, Tools and Treasures to Create Beautiful Quilted Projects
Join Jill Repp, VP Sales and Marketing from June Tailor Inc. on a journey covering the fascinating 60-year history of this Wisconsin based manufacturer company. From June’s 1961 entry into the sewing world to today’s 300+ quilting product line, we hope to inspire you with quick and easy techniques, incredible tools, “stash busting” projects and beautiful ways to combine fabrics for professionally finished results.
We can’t wait to demonstrate our newest “quilt as you go” printed batting, fun and easy kits for you to add your own fabric and ways to get your kids or grandkids interested in sewing with our new “sew on the line” projects. If you are a newbie or an expert, we promise you will find the perfect project, new idea or new tool that you will enjoy learning about.
Each guild member will receive one “quilt as you go” mug mat and instructions prior to our Zoom meeting along with a catalog of goodies to explore.
See you November 5!
P.S. We are very generous with door prizes too!