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The Guild is hosting an

In-town Retreat!

Mark your calendars for

Feb 14-16, 2020. 

More information to follow.




Janet Nesbit
One Sister Designs

Lecture and workshops

Supply list for workshops

Janet Nesbitt is the owner of ONE S1STER LLC, a web-based quilt design company, online retailer and wholesaler.

You may be more familiar with the quilt store/pattern design business she ran with her sister for 18 years - Buggy Barn Quilts in Reardan, WA, as well as designing Buggy Barn's popular line of quilt patterns and Henry Glass & Co. fabric collections. That same "crazy piecing/string piecing" style carries into the ONE S1STER designs.

Says Janet,
I've always been an avid scrap quilter with a passion for mixing prints and plaids that incorporate a unique sense of color. As I head into a new phase in my career, I look forward to focusing more of my time on creating fun and whimsical designs through my popular "crazy" piecing technique (stacking fabric, cutting on the lines, shuffling, and stitching it all together). This trademark piecing method is easy and forgiving, ensuring quilting success for stitchers of all levels.


Teresa Duryea Wong

Thursday March 5, 2020 Program: American Cotton: Farm to Quilt
No workshops this month.

Teresa gave her first professional speech in seventh grade, and ever since then has loved having the opportunity to stand in front of people to turn history and current events into memorable stories. We all love stories. The world is filled with interesting quilt stories. She likes to share the best ones with you!


Amanda Murphy

Amanda MurphyThursday April 2, 2020 Program: Domestic Machine Ruler Work
Workshops TBA

Amanda Murphy is a quilt and fabric designer whose style bridges the modern and traditional. She is a BERNINA Quilting and Longarm Spokesperson, national teacher, has a popular independent pattern line, and designs fabric collections for Contempo of Benartex Fabrics and embroidery collections for OESD. She has authored several books for C&T publishing including the best-selling Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book and the new Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book.

Amanda enjoys every part of the quilting process, from designing fabrics, to integrating piecing and appliqué techniques, to the quilting itself, but the best part of her job is seeing people use her fabrics, books, and patterns to create their own works of art!




Linda Sullivan

Thursday June 4, 2020 Program: Got Colour? The Color Lecture

Workshops TBA

Boost your colour confidence and learn to use every colour of the rainbow in your quilts. Linda will discuss the basics of colour theory, demonstrate colour concepts and how to create and combine dynamic colour palettes, as well as share her tips and tricks on how to find colour inspiration in everyday objects to inspire, infuse and ignite the colour in your next quilting project.

Linda and her partner Carl love color and love creating colorful, contemporary quilt designs and patternsin addition to teaching the art of quiltmaking!

Their patterns and designs are distributed to quilt shops and sewing boutiques throughout the United States and other countries all over the world.  They have been featured  in many quilting magazines including American QuilterQuick Quilts and McCall's Quilting to name a few. Today, they reside in Palm Desert CA and enjoy collaborating on pattern designs and creating quilts, as well as traveling the country to share their love for color and quiltmaking with others.


Laura Winckel

Thursday July 2, 2020 Program: Quilting Leather

No workshops this month.



Endowment Grant Application available annually in spring

Do you know of an organization working to fund a quilt-related project? Since its inception, the QGD Helena Hibbs Endowment Grant has funded a wide range of quilt projects, ranging from oral history to antique quilt conservation to digitizing images of large collections. 

Click here to learn more.

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