Gwinnett Quilters' Guild

2018 Programs


Gwinnett Quilters Guild Programs for 2018

January 16, 2018 *****************************************************************************************

                           Patty Murphy


Patty learned to sew as a child by her mother. However, she didn’t begin quilting until she was 18 years old.

Just before her first child was born, her quilt “All Squared Up” was featured on the cover of Better Home and Gardens Quilt Sampler magazine. She also wrote the book “Piecing Makeover: Simple Tricks to Fine-Tune Your Patchwork”.

She teaches at local quilt shops in bias binding, paper piecing and color value. Patty also teaches “Quilt Studio”, a four hour window to get help on any project that has them stumped. She loves to help quilters solve problems with their quilts. You can see some of Patty’s quilts, blog and other information at

February 20, 2018 ****************************************************************************************

Amy Martin

Amy Martin is returning to entertain us with her spirited auction style. Last year was both an entertaining and financial success. She has been an auctioneer for over 20 years.

Bring all of your Quilting supplies, fabric etc. you no longer use. Clean out your sewing room to benefit your Guild.

You can bring your donations to Guild meetings beginning in August through the January guild meeting.

March 20, 2018*******************************************************************************************

Lindy Blanton

Owner of Sassy Stitchers in Franklin, NC

Trunk Show and Goodies for Sale


April 17, 2018**********************************************************************************************

Just for You

17th Annual Celebration

May 3 & 4, 2018 ******************************************************************************************                                       

                        Bonnie Hunter

Adventures in Leaders and Enders

 Bonnie is the Creative Mind of She has written numerous books on Scrappy Quilts. Also, she writes a regular column in Quiltmaker Magazine called “Addicted to Scraps”. Bonnie’s favorite motto is “The Best Things in Life are Quilted”!

Bonnie was hit with the Quilting Bug at a home economics class in high school. Her career began as the owner/designer of “Needle in a Haystack”. Her patterns for dolls and stuffed animals were translated into 7 languages.

In 1989, Bonnie began machine quilting, going Professional in 1995. She retired from Needle in a Haystack in 2009 when her quilting schedule involved traveling, teaching and writing.

Bonnie challenges quilters to break the rules, think outside the box and find what brings the joy. She will be sharing her creative way of creating quilts from scraps and how to manage your large stash.

Bonnie will present a lecture on May 3rd (Thursday). On May 4th (Friday) she will have a workshop with her pattern “Jared Takes a Wife”. Guild members can begin signing up for the Workshop at the October meeting.

June 19 & 20, 2018****************************************************************************************

Sandy Fitzgerald

Hissyfitz Designs  “Why Didn’t I Think of That”

Workshop – No Fear Free Motion Quilting


July 17, 2018***********************************************************************************************

Summer  Picnic – David Hirt

Back When, Growing Up in a Small Town


August 21, 2018*******************************************************************************************



September 18, 2018***************************************************************************************



October 16, 2018******************************************************************************************

Pam Mayo

Studio 180 Certified Instructor

Workshop – Tumbling Triangles


November 20, 2018****************************************************************************************

North Georgia Scissors

Lecture and Scissor Sharpening


December 18, 2018****************************************************************************************

Christmas Luncheon