Our Upcoming Program Speakers

Our January Featured Speaker

Our January Featured Speaker

Karen K Stone
Happy New Year!  We are excited to bring you our first of many fabulous speakers for 2022 – Karen K Stone.  Karen is an icon in the quilting world.  Her delightfully “happy” quilts are full of color and movement and jaw-dropping intricacy. After a holiday season of over-indulging in high calorie treats, this eye candy will fill you with guilt-free inspiration.  Don’t miss this one!!!
A quilter since 1986, Karen’s inspiration manifests equally of innovation and tradition. Her quilts have won numerous awards, including first prizes in international competitions, and her designs appear frequently in exhibitions. Her Clam Session quilt received the Master of Innovative Artistry award at IQA in 2009, and her Indian Orange Peel Quilt was People’s Choice at Quilt National ’95. Having enjoyed success in design, publication and teaching, she finds no greater satisfaction than in hand-finishing a newly quilted piece, with the possible exception of making someone else’s color challenge her business. Karen holds degrees in Piano from Baylor and Indiana Universities, has two beautiful daughters, three exemplary cats, and rides her bike from historic Deep Ellum in Dallas, TX. 

Want to take a peek at more of Karen’s quilts?  Do a web search for “Karen K Stone quilts” and then click on “Images” at the top of the search.
Check out for a quick look at what Karen is currently doing.If you use EQ, they have Karen K Stone products available.

Our December “Holiday Happy Hour” Special Event

We are looking forward to our General Meeting, where we can celebrate together. We will have a “Holiday Happy Hour” on December 20th, (via ZOOM). Bring your favorite beverage to
Zoom – and be ready to visit with old friends – and meet some new ones.

Our November Featured Speaker

For our November guild meeting, we will be treated to a presentation from Karen Brown.  This popular quilter titles her presentation, “Be the Best Quilter You Can Be”.  Karen has become an online sensation in recent times, teaching her fans how to organize their sewing space, conquer their UFO piles, and turn their scraps into treasures.  Many of our guild members are fans, learning from Karen’s posts and videos, and enjoying her fast-paced, upbeat, and informative tips. Be sure to join in for the November guild meeting- you’ll be glad you did!

Karen is a quilter, crafter, mother, wife, daughter, businesswoman but not necessarily in that order. She loves to make things and likes nothing better than checking things off the list. She likes trying new things, finding short-cuts and new ways of using old things.  She shares what she has learned on “Just Get It Done Quilts”. Her website, blog, and videos are a wealth of information and fun to explore.

You can find Karen at: (Be sure to sign up for her newsletter)

You’ll find Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest and YouTube links on the website

Our October 18th, 2021 Speaker

Our speaker for the October guild meeting will be Krista Moser. Krista’s trunk show/lecture is “Diamonds are a Quilter’s Best Friend”.
Krista Moser is the creative force and inspiration behind The Quilted Life. A quilting and fiber arts enthusiast, she started sewing at 8 years old, sneaking off to the sewing machine during her Mom’s nap time. Since she couldn’t read patterns, everything was made from her imagination, propel the creativity and the innovative design she is known for today. She began her professional sewing and machine quilting career at the spunky age of fourteen adding the texture and dimension machine quilting brings to every project.
Krista has been teaching sewing and quilting lessons for more than twenty years. Her work has been featured in quilting magazines, published by Martingale Press, and hung in prominent quilt shops around the country.

Find Krista:

Our September 20th, 2021 Speaker

The featured speaker for our September guild meeting is Kim Jamieson-Hirst of Chatterbox Quilts, who will be zooming to us from Alberta, Canada. She will speak about “How to Conquer Your Fear of Free Motion Quilting”.  What are most quilters afraid of? Free motion quilting! In this presentation, Kim addresses the reasons behind this fear and how to overcome them and actually enjoy free motion quilting.
Kim is a teacher and creator of several quilting courses, such as First Steps into Free Motion Quilting, Stitch Composer Basics, and others. Kim shares her quilting knowledge through her YouTube channel, Chatterbox Quilts’ Facebook group, and her private online membership, The Quilter’s Way, where the focus is on free motion quilting. Kim’s patterns and articles have been featured in various quilting magazines and she has been a guest on several quilting podcasts. Her YouTube videos have been viewed by thousands of quilters who appreciate her upbeat personality and easy to understand tutorials.
Kim believes that quilting is more than stitching an accurate ¼” seam, that chocolate is an essential quilting tool, and that “practice makes improvement”.

Connect with Kim at:
Chatterbox Quilts:
The Quilter’s Way: http://thequiltersway.mpqs

Our August Featured Speaker

We are thrilled to tell you that we have a wonderful speaker filling in for Jaimie!  Meg Cox will be zooming to us from her home in New Jersey.  Her program is titled, “Behind the Scenes at the Greatest Quilt Museum in the World“.  Meg serves on the board of advisors of the International Quilt Museum in Lincoln, Nebraska and will reveal some of the treasures of this amazing place.  Read more about Meg and her lecture on her website-  And while you’re there, you can sign up for her newsletter.
Check out the recent “Quilter on Fire” podcast featuring Meg:
Meg is a well known speaker and has many topics. When she does this particular program, she donates 100% of her lecture fees to the International Quilt Museum.
Please enjoy this informative and entertaining speaker on Monday evening- set your alarms so you don’t miss it!!!

Meg Cox

Our Past Featured Speakers

Trudy has been sewing since she was 12 years old and has progressively grown as a sewing enthusiast. Starting a LongArmer business meant she needed to find a way to document her journey. Taking photographs of her customers quilts seemed the logical step. Trying to perfect her photography of quilts led her to take digital classes at the community college. The first class “Digital Photography” opened up a new world and led to constantly improving on the technique of photographing quilts. She still maintains a LongArmer business and takes a photograph of eery customer quilt. She lectures and offers workshops on “How To Photograph Your Quilt”.
Her website is

Our Past Featured Speakers

Cheryl Malkowski lives in Roseburg, OR, with her husband, Tom, and her dogs, Cooper and Gracie. She loves everything about quilting as long as it can be done with a machine. A quilter since 1993, Cheryl has written 6 books with C&T Publishing, including the best seller, Doodle Quilting, and its sequel, Doodle Quilting Mania. She has been published several times in magazines such as American Patchwork & Quilting and Fons & Porter’s Love of Quilting, and has her own pattern company, Cheryl Rose Creations
She has worked closely with Timeless Treasures Fabrics, designing mostly with their Tonga Batiks. Her first line of fabric came out in 2010 and she’s currently acquiring the skills needed to do it again with her own artwork . She has been a featured guest on The Quilt Show with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims, and Quilt It! The Longarm Quilting Show. She loves to travel and teach.

May 2021 Featured Speaker – Lori Dickman

Lori Dickman

Lori Dickman has been sewing for over 45 years and quilting for over 30 years. She teaches numerous quilting and sewing classes. After spending 15 years concentrating in the art of garment sewing, she began her quilting journey in 1988 when she created her first quilt.  Living in the Chicago area has allowed her the privilege of attending
workshops and classes taught by nationally-known sewing and quilting instructors at the many Expo’s in Illinois and Wisconsin, as well as through the American Sewing Guild. The art of “Making” has been a wonderful journey for her!  
For our May guild meeting, Lori will be zooming to us from her home in Rockford, IL. She will be presenting her “Favorite 3-D’s: Dresdens, Diamonds, and Drunkard’s Paths”. We’ll be treated to a trunk show of Lori’s favorite “D” quilts! This trunk show features over 30 of Lori’s quilt designs with styles that will cover every quilter’s favorites: from traditional to appliqué to modern and everything in between!  In this lecture, Lori will inspire you to pick up those template rulers and have fun designing and piecing fabulous quilts! Quilting templates have always been Lori’s “go-to” tools for piecing fast and fun quilts.