Darting Needles Upcoming quild guild meeting schedule

Meetings are held at 7:00PM on the third Monday of each month at First United Methodist Church

Date Instructor Topic

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$500 Non-Members
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  • Laura Leimer and Linda Webster

    History Month

    January 11th

    • Enjoy catching up after the Holidays with old friends and meet some new ones!
    • Appleton Historical Society – Laura Leimer
    • Linda Webster – DNQG Charter Member

    Rob Appel

    Man Sewing

    Thursday, February 8th

    Trunk Show

    Mickey Depre

    Let's get Hexed

    Thursday, March 8th

    Electric quilt company

    MD Quilts

    Angela Walters

    Trunk Show

    Thursday, April 12th


    Judy Gauthier

    Rainbow Quilts for Scrap Lovers

    Her newest book

    Thursday, May 10th

    Sue Kostroski

    Lecture/ Demo on Presser feet

    Thursday, June 14th

    Lynne Hagmeir

    Kansas Troubles Trunk Show Lecture

    Thursday, September 13th


    Panel Parade

    Thursday, January 12th

    Zita Gehl from Fabric Creations in Manitowoc

    • Please participate and bring any quilts you have made using a panel in January 2017.
    • Learn from the DNQG’s plentiful library resources
    • Power Point and Panel Parade
    Fabric Creations

    Strip your Stash

    February 9th

    Gurdrun Erla

    From GE Designs joins our Thursday Guild meeting

    GE Designs

    Beautiful Bags and More

    March 9th

    Sara Lawson

    Calling All Bag Ladies: Beautiful Bags and More

    Sew Sweetness

    Glorious Landscapes

    April 13th

    Joen Wolfrom

    Lecture on colorful landscape quilting


    Peg Spradlin

    May 11th

    Award Winning Quilt Designer and Pattern Tester – Her Story


    Salute to Veterans Workday

    Thursday, May 11th from 9am to 4pm at First United Methodist Church

    Come for part or all day. Bring sewing machines, neutral/gray thread, basic sewing supplies. Fabric for projects will be provided.

    How to Create a Quilting Cozy

    June 8th

    Charie Hudson - Author

    How to Create a Quilting Cozy…based on her popular novels of the Helen Crowder Adventure Series.


    The History of Dolls & Their Quilts

    July 13th

    Nancy Kunst Smith

    Come on out for a Thursday night guild meeting with special guest Nancy Kunst Smith and learn about the history of dolls and their quilts.s

    Quilting with Imagination

    August 12th

    Lynn Gilles

    This month's guild meeting will include a special guest speaker, Lynn Gilles. Come join us to learn more about how to quilt with imagination.

    Quilts of Illusion.

    September 14th

    Karen Combs

    This months guild meeting will include a lecture by Karen Combs about using optical illusions in your quilt projects.


    Guild Rummage Sale

    October 12th

    Get ready for the holidays and purchase your gifts. We'll see you there

    Quilt Bingo

    Monday, January 19th


    Come on out and join us for a night of fun with friends.!


    Saturday, February 20, 2015

    Sue Hoffman

    Pictorial Applique- Landscape Painting with fabric

    Sue starts with a photo she’s taken and uses surface design techniques like– hand-dyeing, over-dyeing, hand painting, and/or batik to create the background. She then hand cuts each element of the composition out of fabric, layers them and uses permanent adhesive. Most pieces use 10-12 fabrics, 4-6 layers, hundreds of hand cut pieces and many and many hours to complete. Each piece is then framed.

    Sue will walk us through her design process and technique. There will be time to look at her work and ask questions.

    Creativity & Quilts: The Power of Cross Pollination

    Monday, March 16th

    Weeks Wringle

    Learn how to be more creative by looking at the honeybee. In this lecture you'll get inspiration for your quilts from a variety of unexpected sources. Lessons learned from outside the quilting world can help you with color, design and composition.

    How Should I quilt this

    Monday, April 20th

    Topic scheduled for normal Monay guild meeting. It will begin at 7:00PM.

    You’ve got your quilt top done and it’s wonderful – but how to quilt it? What’s holding you back? This will be an interactive meeting – please bring your quilt tops to share and get ideas for quilting! Several of the Guild’s long arm quilters will lead the discussion and will answer questions like, when you bring your quilt to be quilted why do I need 6” of fabric on each edge?


    Monday, May 18th

    Cathy Staeven

    Apply Zentangle’s relaxing methods of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns and transfer it to quilting. It has been known to increase focus, reduce stress and provides artistic satisfaction and creativity. Even if you don’t consider yourself creative or artistic, you can create something beautiful the first time you try it.

    Enjoy learning the basics, seeing work and get some hands on practice!

    Quilting Modern

    Monday, June 15th

    Honoring Tradition with Jacquie Gering

    Jacquie shares her journey from being a maker, to becoming a quilter, and now a modern quilter, designer and author. Jacquie tells about her Mennonite roots, how her family inspires and influences her work, and shows through her quilts how she has developed her unique voice in modern quilting. Learn what makes a quilt modern from one of the leaders of the modern quilting movement.

    Bungalow Quilts

    Monday, July 20th

    Judy Gauthier

    Judy developed a book and templates for the “real” scrap quilter. Every book on the market today teaches quilters to make scrap quilts using precuts such as 2 1/2 inch strips or 5 or 10 inch squares. They also teach you how to use things like new fat quarters. To her, these are not scraps. She has developed a template system that allows you to make quilts out of “real scraps”. Come learn about using up your scraps and the adventures of being a quilt shop owner!

    Show and Tell

    Monday, August17th

    Show and tell from our bus trip adventure!

    Lecture and Trunk Show

    Monday, September 21st

    Juanita Yeager

    Juanita is known for her dramatic use of color and large scale compositions. Her work is diverse, ranging from realistic, to abstract. She admits that most of her designs could be accomplished on canvas with paint, but she loves working with cloth, scissors, needles and thread. Her art quilts have been written about and featured in many local and nationally distributed magazines, books and television broadcast. The images are light fast and permanent. The cloth is layered with a batting and machine quilted.

    Vintage Quilt Revival:

    Monday, October 19th

    Putting a Fresh Spin on Classic Designs with Lee Heinrich

    Lee Heinrich is a quilt designer, author, and blogger. Lee is a co-author of “Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks.” Lee also has her own line of quilt patterns, and her work has appeared in magazines such as Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts, Quilt Magazine, and Quiltmaker. Lee loves the burgeoning area of “modern traditionalism” and wants to help quilters think outside the grid when it comes to traditional blocks. Her blog can be found at freshlypieced.com

    Quilt Bingo

    Monday, January 18th

    • Enjoy catching up after the Holidays with old friends and get to know some new ones! It will be fast and fun!
    • Bring a fat quarter for an additional card

    Mosaic Tile Quilts

    Monay, February 15th

    Patricia Sanabria-Frederich

    Lecture about mosaic tile quilts

    Trunk Show and Lecture

    Monday, March 21st

    Mark Lipinski

    Bull in a China Shop or The Unexpected Journey of an Out of Control Quilter Traveling the World and What He Encountered Along the Way: A Trunk Show & Lecture

    Painting on Silk

    Monday, April 18th

    Guest speaker

    Painting on Silk and Incorporating in Quilting. Hands on Meeting!

    Portrait Quilt and trunk Show

    Monday, May 15th

    Laurie Ceesay

    Join Laurie for a portrait quilt and trunk show.

    Barn Quilts

    Monday, June 20th

    Suzi Parron

    Barn Quilts and the American Quilt Trail Movement

    The History of Feed Sacks

    Monsay, July 18th

    Donna Wisnoski

    Join Donna for a lively discussion about the history of feed sacks

    Potluck and Rummage Sale

    Monday, August 15th

    Pushing Creativity with ‘what if’

    Monday, September 19th

    Rayna Gillman

    Two powerful words that can push the boundaries of your work and increase creative courage. A look at this artist's journey from traditional to self-expression.

    Quiltmakers and Their Influences on Our Lives: A History Lesson

    Monday, October 17

    Gail Garber

    This light and lively lecture traces through some of Gail’s quilting past, with emphasis on friends who have had a strong influence on her quilts. It shows the progression from Gail’s early quilting days as a traditional quilter, through her experimentation phase, and culminates in the contemporary art quilts for which she is now known.