January 22: Silent Auction
Out with the old and in with the new – at least new to you! Sort through your sewing room, closets and drawers for fabric, notions, rulers, patterns, orphan blocks, books, etc., for our auction. This is a great way to pass along those quilting items you don’t use or want and make room to bring home some things you do want! Money raised supports the guild.
Bids start at $1, and increase in $1 increments, no cents! Bundle items so bids can start at $1.
Print out your bid sheets and fill in a starting bid for each item before the meeting.
February 19: Deb Johnson – “Journey as a Quilter: Trying to fit a square peg into a round hole and other life’s lessons learned along the way……. (Never say never in quilting!)”
I started out in 1988, wanting to be a traditional quilter. I loved antique quilts especially of the civil war era and was a little too uppity in my convictions about color and form. I was never going to hand piece, do applique, do hexies, or anything abstract or modern.
Life has a way of picking us up and shaking us out and several years ago, my eyes and soul were opened to an entire new path with my quilting that has me filled with excitement and showed me where I was always meant to be! Take the journey with me through the quilts in my trunk show and see if you can guess the clues from my quilts as to the path I would finally discover was my own! But note: I still DON’T do hexies! 😉
March 19: DOQ 40th Birthday Celebration with Ruth Roberson.
Ruth is the only charter member of DOQ who is still a member. She will share her memories, stories, news clippings and photos of the founding of DOQ. We will celebrate with cupcakes and for Show and Tell we will ask members to bring their first (or an early) quilt.
April 16: Anne Holmes – “No Sewing Until You Quilt It
May 21: Durham art quilter Christine Hager-Braun
June 18: Lisa Alley – “Calming The Chaos: How We Reclaimed My Quilt Studio”
More info at bearhugquiltworks.com
July 16: Program TBD
August 20: Program TBD
September 24: Augusta Cole – “One from Many”
October 15: Challenge Quilt Reveal and Business Meeting
November 19: Program TBD