Saturday, August 14, 2021

On August 7, 2021 Our own Kathleen Herbach gave a wonderful trunk show called: “Lessons Learned”.  This was a Zoom presentation where every guild member had a front row seat.  Kathleen shared over 75 quilts with lots of close up of her amazing designs, quilting, binding and finishes. Now we have the inspiration to add a little something extra to our next projects.

Kathy above with Sizzle
Spiral 4
Tilted Star


June 5th, 2021 the guild welcomed Kathleen Riggins.  Her lecture Combining Designs in Modern Ways was held via Zoom. This was a fast-paced lecture filled to the brim with excellent quilting information. We learned about straight line quilting ideas, grid designs, swirls, feathers and how to combine them.  Although the lecture was full, her book, The Building Blocks of Free-Motion Quilting, has more than 57 ideas for combining quilting motifs.

On April 3rd, 2021 guild member Kathy Downie presented her program on Art Quilt Finishes.  This was a Zoom lecture where we able to see, close up, all of Kathy's art quilts and competition level, wearable art. Kathy shared methods for finishing those special art pieces and answered tons of questions. Looking forward to what is yet to come from Kathy.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

In Feb 2021, the guild offered a Zoom lecture by Stephanie Hackney from Hobbs Bonded Fibers. Stephanie’s presentation explained all the different types of batting and stuffing products offered by Hobbs. As the Director of Sales and marketing, Stephanie is certainly an expert. We had a jam-packed lecture that taught batting selections by type of bat, loft considerations and type of quilting. A free download of the Hobbs product reference chart is available on their web site

This Dream Big Panel quilt was custom quilted by Susie Wong. It has two layers of batting in it - Tuscany Wool batting as the top layer and Tuscany Silk batting as the bottom layer.

This quilt is also made by Susie Wong

It was unfortunate that due to the Covid Pandemic, we had to cancel several meetings in 2020. We have re-worked our program line-up to accommodate Zoom programs/lectures.

 I am going to be adding some updates on some of those meeting over the next couple of days.

First up.. Oct 2020  - Our own Tracy Husch-Lissak gave a Zoom presentation on T-shirt quilts.  Tracy shared a slide show of her fabulous quilts and we learned how she stabilizes knit fabrics for quilting. You can see more of Tracys work at

Friday, July 24, 2020

The August 2020 NILAG meeting has been canceled.  The church where our guild meets is currently not scheduling any gatherings due to COVID.  We  hope that everyone is safe at home and creating beautiful quilts.  We hope to see you soon.

Friday, May 22, 2020

June 2020 Meeting is canceled

We are sorry to announce that the June 6th, 2020 meeting has been canceled. We hope that everyone working on their  challenge quilt and staying "safe at home".  We hope to be able to meet soon.