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

Meet at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 319 Grayson Hwy, Lawrenceville, GA upstairs.
Look for Guild signs marking entrance to use.

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……

May 16, 17, 2023 *****************************************************************************************

Nancy Mahoney

Two Block Wonders Truck Show

Unlock the mystery and double your quilting fun by placing two different blocks side by side to create extraordinary quilts.  Every Quilter, regardless of the skill level, can make unique quilts.  Nancy will share tips for successfully pairing up blocks to create dazzling quilts.

Nancy has been featured in 250 national & international Quilt Magazines, authored 15 books, designed 100+ quilt patterns, and created 15 fabric collections.  Her latest book, A New Twist, was published in 2022.  Nancy combines traditional blocks with updated techniques to create dazzling quilts.

May 17, 2023 – Workshop: Blooming  Feathered Star


This is the perfect class for anyone who wants to learn how to make a feathered star block.  Nancy takes students through a step-by-step class with rotary cutting and piecing techniques for making accurate triangle squares.  Her methods make short work of this tricky looking block.  The pattern is included in the price of the class.  Cost:  $45

June 20, 2023 *****************************************************************************************

Just for You Celebration

July18, 2023 ******************************************************************************************

Eleanor Levie

July 18 – A Magical History Tour –

American Quiltmaking 1970 – 2000

Sit back and let the author of American Quiltmaking: 1970-2000 lead you on a rollicking journey through quiltmaking in our time. Elly will share many secrets and stories about the explosion of fabrics and designs, the ground-breaking tools and techniques, and the larger-than-life personalities. She’ll show you some of the best and best-loved quilts of our lifetime. Bet many of you find this a trip down memory lane! when it comes to entertaining programs, live or on Zoom, Eleanor makes sure that everyone cracks a lotta smiles.

Lucky to have learned from a wide array of experts as she produced her many quilting books, she brings their diverse and innovative techniques–as well as her own eclectic ideas and designs to all of her trunk shows. Mission: Get beginning and experienced quilters to try something new, quilt outside the box, and have a lot of fun!

This Program will be our first presenter to be Zoomed In

** Bring a quilt you made during the 70’s and 80’s to Show & Tell

August15, 2023 ******************************************************************************************

Election of New Officers


Birthday Celebration!

September19, 2023 *************************************************************************************

Vicki Conley, Textile Artist

September 19 – Trunk Show, Inspired by the Parks

Vicki will Zoom In and take us on a virtual Quilt Tour through the National Parks!  She has been a studio pottery artist for 40 years and has retired to pursue fiber art.  Vicki discovered quilting in 2003.  After making a few traditional quilts, she started designing her own quilts and art quilts.  Her inspiration is taken from the natural world and she enjoys interpreting both realistically and abstract.  Her work is strongly influenced by hiking and traveling through the National and State Parks. Vicki will explain the process in creating her quilts.  Vicki’s quilts are exhibited nationally. She still owns a gallery in Ruidoso, New Mexico.