August 14, 2021
Billie Hanson spent the day teaching the quilt group about different binding techniques. It was a fun day had by everyone.
Karla Randall taught us to use Laura Heine's collage techniques. You can reach Karla at, 605-521-8684, firstname.lastname@example.org, Sioux Falls South Dakota. She is willing to teach in eastern South Dakota, Minnesota, and Iowa.
To learn more about this collaging technique go to Fiberworks: https://www.fiberworks-heine.com
Erica Plank of Unseen Hands shared her lovely quilts with members of the Guild on Friday night. She specializes in Cathedral Window quilt making using her 9” Seam Pressing Template. She also loves to color and shade, cute and unique patterns she has created using colored pencils. She then uses different embroidery stitches as the final touch to emphasize her designs. When she is finished Erica incorporates the artwork into her beautiful quilts. During both of her classes on Saturday she taught her unique style of embroidering and quilting with the class attendees. You can visit her website at https://www.unseenhands.net
Heather's Trunk Show and Quilting Class was enjoyed by all. On her website Anka's Treasures this is what she writes about herself:
"I'm a quilt pattern and fabric designer, working under the business name of Anka's Treasures. We hope you'll stop by often and leave a little more inspired!
I began quilting as a freshman in college and found myself immediately addicted. I soon began pursuing my quilting as a possible career. I've been in business since 1996, starting small while working on my sophomore year in college. I initially did custom machine quilting and published a few patterns. Once I graduated, I began designing full time, doing books, patterns and fabric, along with lecturing and teaching. I am currently working on my 30th book, have done numerous single patterns and am completing my 20th fabric collection. The designs in my books and patterns are geared to the average busy quilter and many have several tricks that make them easier to assemble than they first appear."
Heather's presentation involved how you can use precuts: mini charms, big prints, layer cakes, 5" and 10" square packs, and jelly rolls. She also included ideas on using your leftover binding strips, fat quarters and fat eights. She even included English paper piecing with jelly rolls. The Trunk Show and Heather's Table runner class were enjoyed by all attendees.