2023-2024 Programs

June Program: Pot Luck Dinner, Challenge Quilt Vote, and Announcement of New Officers

July Program: No Meeting

August Program: Cancelled Due to Weather

September Program: Quilters Strip Poker

October Meeting: October 16, 2023, Monday (Note it is NOT the first Monday!)

The guild needs your donations of fabric! Please bring to the October meeting, a piece of fabric in ANY shade of purple, any size which is at least between a quarter yard/fat quarter to 1/2-yard. It can be any design, tone on tone, small print, or large print. We ask that it not be a plain solid or
have other colors not in the purple family (some blues leaning towards purple are
okay). Thank you in advance for your contributions!

October Program: Deb Strain

In October, we will be hosting Deb Strain, an artist and fabric designer from Ohio, who has designed over 100 fabric lines for Moda Fabrics since 1996. Are you looking for something sweet and gender neutral to make a baby quilt? You may like the darling forest animals in Ellie’s Woods by Deb Strain Moda. When you look at the raccoons, foxes, owls, toadstools, ferns, and woodgrain prints in this Deb Strain fabric collection, you can’t help but imagine that she was inspired by her twin grandchildren and the woods of her Ohio home. No matter what sort of novelty fabric you are searching for, we suggest that you peruse Deb Strain’s collections. She produces perfect designs for most every occasion! She will be bringing some of her products with her to sell and we will update you as to what payment methods she prefers. You can find Deb’s work on her website debstrain.com, the Moda Fabrics website (look under designers), her
Facebook page “Deb Strain Studio”, and her Instagram account #debstrain.

November Program: Rachel Rossi

December Program and Workshop: Rachel Derstine

Rachel Derstine is coming to the Lebanon Quilt Guild this December! Rachel is an art quilter from Philadelphia whose work has been featured in many juried art shows around the country. Rachel frequently uses hand dyed cottons, silks and non-wovens as well as Asian fabrics and kimono silks in her works. She uses sheers, couching and fabric paint to give a sense of depth and texture. Rachel will be lecturing at the December 4th guild meeting and teaching a workshop the next day, December 5th. Members will have a vote on which lecture and workshop combination will be presented from the following: Architecture Quilts, Couching, and Making it Pop. We will have pictures of Rachel’s quilts and descriptions of her classes at the next meeting or you can view them on her website at www.rachelderstinedesigns.com. Click on lectures to view the options.

January Program: Kelly Reynold of Birdland Boutique

Kelly Reynold of Birdland Boutique, a certified Studio 180 instructor, will be lecturing on the Studio 180 rulers.  These rulers can help make your piecing more accurate and faster. I have really been amazed at what these have allowed me to accomplish, and I am hoping you can join us for her lecture. Since Kelly is local, she is also teaching a workshop on a later date in January.  Please join us on Saturday, January 20, 2024, at 10 am, for a workshop on how to use the Wing Clipper tool to make accurate flying geese. I am hoping that some of you who are unable to join us during the week can join us for a weekend class. Email me (maenad@thecws.net) or see me at the next meeting for signups.

February Program: Quilter’s Science Fair

February’s Program is a “Quilter’s Science Fair”. The idea is people who have made quite a study of some aspect of quilting will present their knowledge at their own “booth” or table.

March Program: Weston Bly from Cloaked in Freedom

Weston Bly is a military veteran who makes quilts and bears amongst many other things out of old military uniforms.  He’s had some press in the area and has talked to most of the quilting guilds in the area and now he’s coming to talk to us!
He will be bringing some of his merchandise which you can also check out on his website https://cloakedinfreedon.square.site

April Program and Workshop: Timna Tarr

In April, we will be meeting on Monday, April 8, 2024 (instead of April 1, 2024) due to our speaker. Timna Tarr will be presenting and teaching a class on the morning of Tuesday April 9, 2024. Timna is an internationally known quilter whose whimsical style has won her many awards. Her quilts have been featured numerous times at the Houston International Quilt
Festival, and her quilts have been displayed at multi- ple museums. Her book, Stitched Photo Mosaic Quilting was published in the fall of 2022.
Please consider joining us for Timnaclass Stitched Mosaics,Tuesday, April 9,  2024 at 9:30 am. This is a sixhour class. Class location to be announced shortly. Class cost will be $40.00. There will also be a $10 kit fee payable to the instructor on the day of class. I will be accepting signups at the meeting, and there will be a link up on the website by the time you read this. The method taught in this class is the method Timna uses to produce her wellknown barnyard quilt series. You can view her work on her website at https://www.timnatarr.com/.

May Program: Lori Dejarnett

In May, we welcome Lori Dejarnett of Humble Quilts to the guild. Lori specializes in recreating historical quilts. Lori will be teaching a class called Machine Applique Simplified.  She was kind enough to send a quilt as an example. I have included a few pictures. Lori’s class will take place on Tuesday, May 7, 2024, at the Penn State extension office. The class is $40, begins at 9:30 and is six hours in length.

June Program: 40th Anniversary Celebration 

In June, we will to reflect not only on the past year, but the past 40 years the guild has been in existence.  Come join us as we enjoy a meal together, view and vote on the challenge quilts and reminisce about all that this guild has done, doing and will continue to do in the future.