Gwinnett Quilters' Guild

2023 Programs

January 17, 2023 **************************************************************************************

HollyAnne Knight from String & Story in Duluth, GA

Aurifil Threads

HollyAnne is a Co-founder and CEO of String & Thread Quilt Store in downtown Duluth, GA. She is also Co-founder of a non-profit, Quilts for Cure.   She teaches online and in-person at her shop.  Holly Anne will tell us everything we need to know about Aurifil Threads.  And she will be bringing samples of threads and someone(s) may be taking home thread!!  HollyAnne is vivacious and excited about everything quilting.  Her goal is to guide more quilters around the world to stitch with confidence.  And she is in our backyard!  We get her in-person!


Pretty Fabric Bowls Workshop January 18, 2023

Taught by our very own, Carol Kreason

9:30-10:30                    Location:  TBD

Using the Pretty Fabric Bowl pattern, we will create some beautiful bowls -hand sewing the pieces together with the English Paper Piecing technique.  This is a great introduction to English Paper Piecing for those who would like to try it. The pattern has templates for 5 different bowl sizes.  There are so many options to make your bowl unique! They make excellent little gifts!

Cost:  $10 for the pattern       Examples


February 21 & 22, 2023 **********************************************************************************

Kathryn ZimmermanLegacy Quilts

February 21 – Trunk Show of 25-30 Award Winning Quilts


Kathryn Zimmerman is from Mars Hill, NCShe is a retired Professor of Chemistry, having taught at Georgia Gwinnett College.  But now she is a Quilter, Quilt Judge, Teacher, and lecturer.  Her motto is “Assisting Quilters for Quality Creations.”  Kathryn will bring her award quilts and explain how each were constructed giving us insight to try new methods.  Some of her awards have been at AQS Shows, Best of Show at Mountain Quiltfest in 2012 & 2021, and her quilts have appeared in the National Quilters Society Art Quilt Wall Calendar.

February 22 – Workshop:  Prepared Edge Applique

Kathryn will teach us to applique to achieve the beautiful results in her quilts. You will make a 12 ½ x 12 ½ block learning to make points, stems, curves, and circles.  She will teach a mix of machine applique techniques with piecing as well as using color to emphasize the design.  She will sell you a $5 kit with everything you need except the scrapes of fabric you bring.  Already applique?  Kathryn will up your skill level!  Cost of class: $17

March 21, 2023 ********************************************************************************************

Diane Knott – Butterfly Threads Quilting in Cumming, GA

Lecture & Trunk Show titled, Strip Quilt Secrets

Diane Knott is returning to our Guild to show you the possibilities in your own stash by cutting your scraps and yardage into strips.  She will change the way you cut your strips plus five piecing techniques.  She will show us the 15 quilts from her latest book plus some other favorites featured in magazines and “trunk show exclusives” not yet published.  Get inspired to sew your stash!  She is a favorite speaker!  Come see why!

April 18, 2023 **********************************************************************************************

Spring Cleaning Auction!!

Get rid of some of your stuff and then buy someone else’s stuff  !!

Someone else’s discard or mistake, is some else’s Treasure !

Be looking for quilts you are never going to finish, Quilt kits you bought and never going to sew, Fabric you fell out of love with, (Or ordered fabric during Covid & it looked wrong), Make up a Quilt Kit with your extra fabric & a pattern on hand or ….

Make a Bag or Purse to sell!  Someone who can’t make one would love it!  Make Bowl Warmers or Ice cream Bowl holders.  Someone doesn’t have time to make them!  Make a placemat & table runner set.  Makes a quick gift! And on & on…..

Have too many quilts and everybody in your family has one (or two or three).  Donate to the auction to raise $ for the Guild.

Donate a coupon to bind a quilt.  Or a coupon to quilt a Just For You Quilt.  Help the Guild in 2 ways!  Nothing fancy required.  Coupon to clean a sewing machine like a Featherweight.

Do you know someone who could make a CRAFT that would make a great donation?  Woodworkers anyone?  Basket maker?  Painter?   Stainglass?  The ideas could go on & on……