Event Dates and Topics
22-Nov-21Joanne Hillstad of Fat Quarter Gypsy and Swirly Girl Designs.
Jo has been sewing for years and years. As a very small girl growing up in Duluth, Minnesota, my sister and I were always
making something. Fabric is just one medium I love to play with. As a teen, clothes were #1. When I married and later a
baby was on the way, I switched to baby blankets, clothes and home décor. Once it was determined I wasn’t going to be
blessed with a baby girl (which is not a sad thing at all), I had to find a way to express my creative side. I made fancy bags
with a thousand pockets for little cars and a play mat with a road on it to drive them around, tried to solve Lego storage
issues, sleeping bags for stuffed animals, etc. Then one day my Mom-in-law, Nancy, told me about the quilts she was
making. Bam! Shazam! Zippity Doo Dah… I was hooked!
Dec-21No Meeting
22-Jun-20Carol Steuck, Shawn Taylor and Alice Barrera do a trunk/lecture on techniques that make bags and totes look professional.
27-Jul-20WOW Picnic at Plymouth Park
24-Aug-20Margie McNichols from Noble Quilters will present techniques and a trunk show on Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Rulers. Margie has been teaching at Noble Quilters, Elk River, since it opened.
28-Sep-20Mike Ellingsen of Blue Earth has been a quilter for more than 20 years; he presents trunk shows for guilds in Minnesota, Iowa, and Wisconsin. Mike has his own series of published quilt patterns, and has been a pattern writer and principal designer for The Calico Hutch Block of the Month in Hayward, Minnesota. He will teach at the Minnesota Quilt Show, is the creator of the Minnesota Quilters 2017 Mystery Quilt, Going with the FLW. Topic of lecture and trunk show to be announced later.
26-Oct-20Weeks Ringle and Bill Kerr are professional quilt makers and co-founders of Modern Quilt Studio, a design studio in Oak Park, Illinois. Having written the first book on Modern Quilting, Bill and Weeks are pioneers of the Modern Quilt Movement. Weeks made her first modern quilt in 1987 to rethink the possibilities of the American quilt as being expressive of the time in which we live. Weeks will be speaking on Rethinking Color in Quilts.
This will be a zoom meeting and we will also have elections after the presentation
23-Nov-20We will have the vote for the Triangle Challenge. Members will also share our favorite holiday creations. This meeting may be on zoom. more information to come.
25-Jan-21Debbie from Just Sew Studio will speak about finishing quilts and the many choices of batting, backing, thread and quilting design options
22-Feb-21Various YouTube quilting videos
22-Mar-21Penny Kaspczak, who has been quilting for 40 years, discovered the quilting arts several years ago. She will share her passion for collage quilts, especially pet portraits, and thread painting. With a trunk show, she will take the members of WOW through her personal journey from traditional quilter to art quilter and show samples of her efforts along the way.
26-Apr-21Kellie recently started producing her own line of miniature quilt patterns which area available at her Etsy Store, LittleQuiltCreations. Please visit her website to see more of her work at and follow her on Facebook at Kellie Willey's Little Quilts.
24-May-21Business Meeting & Social
28-Jun-21Carol Steuck will give a program on purse making tips.
26-Jul-21Picnic @ Weaver Lake Park, Maple Grove
23-Aug-21Her company, Anika's Treasures, features stylish, fun patterns and simple techniques to make fabric creations
come together easily and quickly. Heather teaches piecing and applique for a variety of skill levels, something for
27-Sep-21Shelli Ricci, an "artist in residence: at Wild Blue Whimsy, will lecture on textile arts, painting on quilts, and making quilted postcards. Shelli creates whimsical art quilts that are embellished with beads and loads of humor. She teaches at Quilters Haven in Rosemount, on quilting cruises, and at quilt guild meetings.
25-Oct-21Meeting will recap the WOW 2021 Quilt show and also share decoration ideas.