Pride of the Prairie Quilters

November 20, 2014 -Joanie Zeier Poole

Joanie Zeier Poole creates original patterns for quilting, appliqué and embroidery for her company, Heirloom Quilting Designs. She has authored three books about heirloom quilting and design elements.   Using a home sewing machine , she has designed many award-winning quilts, earning Best of Show at both Road to California and Pacific International Quilt Festival. 

Lecture:  Background Bonanza -- Joanie will discuss how to design, mark, and sew interesting background patterns that could take command with a distinct purpose, or create a silent foundation that allows other images to shine. 

Member News:

Nominations - it's that time of year.  Please download the form, fill in and return at the November or December meeting.  CLICK HERE for form and additional information.

IMPORTANT MESSAGE:  Please do not bring any hand-sewing or hand-binding to guild meetings.  NO PINS OR NEEDLES will be allowed in our meeting place. 

HELP!  Philanthropy needs more quilts!  Please consider making one.  Here is a free pattern that is QUICK and EASY!  Make a top in 2-3 hours flat!  No fancy quilting required - straight line-quilting is fine.  More Philanthropy Ideas click here.

New 2014 Quilt Challenge!  2-color quilt or quilted object.  Must be completed by Feb 2015 guild meeting.  Details of the challenge click here.

QUILT-A-PALOOZA!  Members earn tickets for finishing UFO's or new quilts.  Click here for more info and forms.

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Meeting Location

Zion Lutheran Church
11007 Book Road
Naperville, IL

  • Third Thursday of each month (except June & December)

  • Meetings begin at 7:00 p.m. 

  • Arrive early (6:30 p.m.) to check-in and socialize.

Map and Directions

Zion Lutheran Church is located at the north-east corner of Book Road and 111th Street in Naperville.  Click here to go to the Rand McNally website to print a map and exact directions from your location.

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