Programs

Our Upcoming Featured Speakers

July 19, 2021 – Trudy Cleveland

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 https://trudycleveland.com/quilts-photography/
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Our Past Featured Speakers

June 21, 2021 – Cheryl Malkowski

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.