Event Dates and Topics
26-Apr-21Kellie Willey has been quilting for 11 years and is passionate about making miniature and small-scale quilts.  She enjoys taking large traditional patterns and miniaturizing them using various methods. Kellie has won many awards for her little quilts and has recently begun teaching others the love of small-scale quilt making.  During her lecture, you will hear tips and techniques that will take the fear out of miniature quilting.  You will also have a front row seat (from your computer)  to view several of her little quilts up close.  Kellie encourages quilters to enjoy the process and get comfortable with scaling down their work.  Her philosophy is "You already know how to cut, piece and sew, and it's easy to make it smaller once you know the tricks”. Kellie’s teaching style is fun and relaxed and during her workshops, most students leave with a finished quilt top!

Kellie 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.
17-May-21Stacey Horton, of The Quilting Grounds in Norwood Young America, will be lecturing on paper piecing with Tulia Pink designs and fabrics. TQG is a quilt store with an eclectic selection of fine quality fabrics and a coffee shop featuring café mocha and latte express drinks.
28-Jun-21Jean Carlton author of Minnesota Quilts will be speaking on making new projects from old quilt tops. She is a long time quilt appraiser and enjoys making a connection to vintage quilts and quilt history and has presented at MQ.
23-Aug-21Tentative - sewing machine maintenance with repair shop representatives
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-21Tentative: Joanne Hillstad of Fat Quarter Gypsy and Swirly Girl Designs
22-Nov-21Make and take decorative ornament and Christmas Party
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.