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Quilters Gather (formerly Meetup) Details

NOTE: In process - Meetup is changing it's name to Quilters Gather. 

Featuring a Focus Fabric: Guild member Susan Lambert will present how she makes quilts from just one fabric that has a distinct or unusual image. This can be a repeated image of an animal, such as an elephant, or a repeated image of a person, such as African women in different poses.  The elephants and the women are the focus. The piecing and quilting complement and enhance the image, providing a great opportunity for improvisation.

Susan Lambert has been sewing her whole life but was not truly inspired until she discovered quilting 12 years ago. A small room in her house is her quilting sanctuary where she retreats often and happily. Susan likes to use unusual color combinations she sees in nature and art pieces. She loves mixing different textures to add depth and interest to her quilts.

Also: Following Susan's presentation, Guild member Susan Gordon will show us how she makes beautiful quilts in a small space in her home during this month's Virtual Open Studio.

Valentine Exchange:  
We are doing something special next month. Our postcard exchange will be a valentine exchange of any medium. You may send a postcard, fabric heart in an envelope, paper valentine, balloons, a box of chocolates, whatever you want to your partner. Expect an email with information about your partner later in the evening of February10 or the next day. Please  prepare your valentine in advance so you can mail it Friday or Saturday, giving the

recipient a better chance of receiving it on Monday, February 14. For details on how to sign up, see  "To join in our fabric postcard swap" below.

Virtual Open Studio: Curious how other quilters use their creative space? Want to discover organizational ideas and tips? Please show us your studio at an upcoming Quilters Gather. Participating is a great motivation to organize and clean your space! If you are interested, please contact us at EBHQuilters.Gather@gmail.com

We will also view your images for the Color Wheel Study or any other project you would like to share. And we will marvel at your postcard exchanges and Show and Tell.

Two ways to share your work during Quilters Gather

  • Send images at least 3 days before the Quilters Gather to EBHQuilters.Gather@gmail.com with your full name and any of the following: title, dimensions, inspirations, postcard partner names. Please note: When you email your images to Quilters Gather you are automatically giving permission for EBHQ to display your work.
  • Hold your item(s) up to the camera during the meeting.

Members: You can share your work anytime on the EBHQ website by uploading a photo to the appropriate Member Album. 

Lone Robin Member Gallery

Inspired by Member Gallery

Color Wheel Member Gallery.

To join in our fabric postcard swap:

Select “Yes” to the Postcard Exchange when you register for Quilters Gather.Mail your homemade fabric postcard within two weeks of receiving your partner’s name and address, then look forward to receiving one in the mail! If you are not attending Quilters Gather but want to participate, email your name and address to EBHQuilters.Gather@gmail.com. For examples and a tutorial on fabric postcards see Susan Dague’s webpage

Quilters Gather Hosts

Valerie, Claire, and Fredda

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Postcard Exchange

Sample postcards by Nancy Wiilliams, Michelle Radcliffe, Michelle Leveler, Ellen Switkes, Nancy Cayton and Claire Sherman


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