The Marie Webster Quilt Guild
All are welcome!
We meet on the second Tuesday of each month in Meeting Room B, Marion Public Library, 600 S. Washington Street, Marion, Indiana. Refreshments and social time start at 6pm. A program starts at 6:30pm with show and tell and business meeting to follow.
The Marie Webster Quilt Guild exists to support The Quilters Hall of Fame and its mission to promote the art of quilting.
We have many great activities scheduled for 2018! Please join us! All events are held at the Marion Public Library, Meeting Room B, unless otherwise stated.
February 13, 6:30pm- Lisa Love: How to make design boards; Millie Cordero: Alzheimer's mats
March 13, 6:30pm- Theresa Doyle: Celebration Block for boutique table and quilting tips. The guild makes quilt blocks to sell at the guild's vendor table at Celebration to raise money for the guild. Theresa will share with us what block we will be making this year.
March 17, 10:00am - 12:00 noon- How Old is This Quilt? Celebrate National Quilting Day by attending this fabric and quilt dating workshop with Arnold Savage. This is a free workshop but please register. After the workshop we will be going to Brook's Upper Crust for lunch and then to The Quilters Hall of Fame to see the exhibit Arnold Savage: My Family's Life in Textiles.
April 10, 6:30pm- Joyce Hostetler: About Red Work. A Red Work Enthusiast, Joyce will present to us the important points of Red Work and she will invite us to join her at her workshop the following Saturday.
April 14, 10:00am until done- Joyce Hostetler: Red Work workshop with a Master Red Worker! Bring a pair of small, sharp scissors and a 4" embroidery hoop. Kit for $5 will contain fabric, needle and floss. Maximum of 10 students so register today! Note: this workshop will take place in Room A.
May 8, 6:30pm- Applique Tool Program: Lisa Love will be introducing the newest, most innovative applique tools on the market that quilters can purchase and attend an applique workshop to use the tools on May 26. Tools and supplies can be purchased through The Quilters Hall of Fame if enough quilters are interested.
May 15, 10:00 - 4:00- Ann Loveless: Spring Small Fabric Mosaic Quilt. Ann has developed a very distinctive quilting technique working from photographs. She is a two-time winner of Artprize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. We will make a 7" x 10" spring fabric mosaic landscape art quilt. It will involve cutting and fusing fabrics to create a background. It will be free-motion machine quilted. Additional fusing and cutting of trees, flowers and leaves will create a beautiful spring woodland scene. Supply list can be found here. Doors will open at 9am if you would like to set up early. The cost for the workshop is $55. Marie Webster Quilt Guild members and Quilters Hall of Fame members use code: "Member" for a $5 discount.
May 15, 6:30 - 7:30pm- Ann Loveless: Landscape Art Quilts. Lecture and Trunk show on Ann's landscape art quilting techniques and art quilts. Ann has developed a very distinctive quilting technique working from photographs. She is a two-time winner of Artprize in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The cost for the lecture is $10. Marie Webster Quilt Guild members and Quilters Hall of Fame members use code: "Member" for a $5 discount.
May 19, 10:00am - 3pm- Applique Tools Workshop with Lisa Love. Learn how to use unique, quality applique tools to to create an applique block. Students will learn how to prepare applique shapes, pick fabrics, create block layouts, layer applique pieces to be easily placed and sewn onto block background fabrics. Once students see how they can use the tools, students will have hours of enjoyment using their tools and supplies and get results quilters dream of. This class will take place at The Quilters Hall of Fame. Bring a lunch. More information coming soon!!
June 12, 6:30pm- Cheryl Ross of Heaven on Earth: Show and Tell with items from her quilt shop in Wabash.
June 23 10:00am until done- Sew-in for Marie's Boutique at Celebration. Come join us and sew items to sell at the guild's vendor table at Celebration to raise money for the guild.
July 10 6:30pm- Celebration preparation: no program or workshop.
July 18, 6:00-8:00pm- Meandering Through the Garden. Meander, mingle stop and smell the roses, then join us in The Garden House for hors d'oeuvres and a little get-together to kick off Celebration 2018. $5 admission. At Matter Park, 1 Matter Park Circle, Marion.
August 14, 6:00- Carry-in Dinner and Kathy Boxell will share with us a pattern good for Quilts of Valor.
August 18, 10:00 until done- Kathy Boxell will lead us in making Quilts of Valor and presentation cases for those quilts.
September 11, 6:30- Demonstration tables with several presenters including Susan McCoy and Julia Bosser on Serger Machines.
September 15th, 10:00am until done- Susan McCoy and Julia Blosser workshop on how to use Serger Machines.
October 9, 6:30pm- Deb Geyer will give a presentation on Tesselations
October 13th, 10:00am until done- Deb Geyer will give a workshop on Tesselations.
November 13, 6:30- Sue Munn will give a presentation on Faux Piped Binding.
December 11, 6:00pm- Christmas Carry-in Dinner.
The guild participates in charity activities each year. Baby quilts are given to the first baby boy and baby girl born on or nearest to National Quilting Day, the third Saturday in March. Quilts are also made and given through the Quilts of Valor program to our servicemen and women being served by the local VA Northern Indiana Health Care System. Pillowcases are made and donated to First Light Advocacy Center to be given to children.
The guild is named in honor of Marie Webster, a pioneering entrepreneur and author of the first book of quilt history. Marie conducted a thriving mail-order quilt pattern business in her home right here in Marion, Indiana, from 1911 through 1942. She was also an influential quilt designer. Her floral applique designs created at the height of the Arts and Crafts movement are still widely appreciated and imitated today.