Quilters' Guild of North Dakota

MEETINGS & WORKSHOPS

AUGUST

August 20 12:30, refreshments and social time Free Store is open

1:00 meeting begins NDSCS-Fargo, 1305 19th Ave N. free parking Everyone is welcome at the meeting, need not be a member to attend!

program: Kim Stenehjem will present our amazing new WEB PAGE

education: 9 am Hobo Bag. By popular demand, Bonnie Anderson will walk us through the construction of this handy bag made of fat quarters.

The Hobo Bag or Fat Quarter bag is a quick and fun project.  The bag is large enough to hold a queen size quilt or a few smaller quilts. 

Supplies needed:

6 fat quarters for outside of bag (18×22).

1 ½ yards lining fabric (44 wide)

½ yard for handles

1 ¼ yard of 1-inch-wide elastic and a bodkin or safety in for threading elastic through casing

Optional fabric and zipper or Velcro for inside pocket

Sewing machine, rotary cutting equipment, basic sewing kit.

Register online or contact Education via fmquilters@gmail.com register here

 Cost- bring $5 to the class

A Weekend with Amanda Jean Nyberg September 16 & 17, 2022

 Friday, 9 t0 4 The Missing U. Learn to create a ’slab block’ using an improvisational piecing technique.  There will be a discussion of color value and fabric selection for best results.  The technique allows the combination of scraps of all sizes into one easy-to-make block. 

on-line registration click here

Friday morning class 9-4 pm – The Missing U 

Please make sure you have at least 5 different colors of scraps in quart size bags and assorted white scraps for Friday’s class.  You can bring more scraps to share and trade.

SUPPLIES and TOOLS:

  • Sunday Morning Quilts Book (highly suggested)
  • Scraps, sorted by color-at least 5 different colors (quart size zip loc bag full of each) with as much variety as possible.
  • Assorted white scraps
  • Cutting Mat (18” x 24”)
  • Ruler (6” x 24”)
  • Working sewing machine with ¼” foot
  • Rotary cutter, sharp fabric scissors, pins, and any other sewing tools you regularly use
  • Spray starch or Best Press (optional, but recommended)
  • 12 ½” square ruler (optional)
Missing U
Quilt as you Go

Saturday class 9-12 pm- Quilt-As-You-G0

Please make sure you have at least two blocks quilted before Saturday class.  Beginners- It does not have to be detailed quilting but does have to be enough to hold the sandwich together.

SUPPLIES:

  • 9 quilt blocks ranging in size from 6 ½” to 12 ½” (all blocks for your project should be the same size)
  • Thin cotton batting 1” larger on all sides for each quilt block
  • Backing measuring 1” larger on all sides for each quilt block
  • Thread for quilting
  • 3/4 yard fabric, which will be used for joining the blocks and for binding
  • Thread to match the joining/binding fabric

TOOLS:

  • Working sewing machine with walking foot
  • Rotary cutter, mat, ruler, pins, and any other sewing tools you regularly use
  • Hand stitching needle
  • Optional: square quilting ruler for squaring up quilted blocks
SEPTEMBER

September 17 12:30, refreshments and social time Free Store is open 1:00 meeting begins DSCS-Fargo, 1305 19th Ave N. free parking Everyone is welcome at the meeting, need not be a member to attend!

Program: Amanda Nyberg, My Journey Lecture and Trunk Show 

Education: 9 am Amanda Nyberg  9-12 Quilt As You Go  Amanda will share her technique on how to join/finish individually quilted blocks which could be made into a sampler.

OCTOBER

October 15, 12:30, refreshments and social time Free Store is open

1:00 meeting at the NDSCS-Fargo, 1305 19th Ave N. free parking Everyone is welcome at the meeting, need not be a member to attend!

Education: 9 am

program: 1 pm

Pockets of Time: The Gendered History of How We Carry Things

Susan Curtis will share with us this presentation she made at the State Historical Society in Bismarck. “Ask any woman how she feels about the pockets in her clothing and you will get a strong response. Through images of historic clothing, including pieces in the Emily Reynolds Historic Costume Collection at NDSU, Susan Curtis will explore how the pocket developed in European and American clothing and how it became a point of contention among women in the twentieth century.”

NOVEMBER

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