Our June speaker is Ashli Montgomery of Quilt 2 End ALZ, Inc, a non-profit organization connecting quilters with the fight to end Alzheimer’s. She runs her own business, teaches in person and can also be found on her YouTube channel, just to name a few places!
According to Ashli, the mission at Quilt 2 End ALZ is to connect quilters with the fight to end Alzheimer’s disease. “The more quilters we reach, the more education, support, and awareness we create. We are quilting to mend the mind, and we’d love for you to join us!”
Quilt 2 End ALZ, Inc. offers many opportunities to be involved with fellow quilters.
There is a free Block of the Month program. The pattern is called “Sugar & Spice” and is a fun, modern take on a classic sampler quilt. Sign up by email to participate.
On the web site, you’ll also have the chance to join the monthly membership, The Q2EA Clubhouse, a program that gives members access to an exclusive library of video tutorials, free pattern and project downloads, and a community of fellow quilters committed to the fight to #ENDALZ.
Ashli’s talk is a unique combination of lecture and trunk show, lasting 30-45 minutes with time for Q&A, and focus on three key topics:
What is Alzheimer’s disease, and what can we do about it?
How is Q2EA using quilting as a platform to encourage, educate, and support our quilting community as advocates to end ALZ?
Who can get involved, and how do we help?
The trunk show highlights projects that our Q2EA family has created over the years as well as current fundraising projects.
Program: : “A Funny Thing Happened to Me When I Moved to Utah”
Class: Crayon Quilts
Speaker: Patricia Beaver, Leavenworth, KS
Our April speaker and instructor is Patricia Beaver of Leavenworth, KS.
Hear Patricia’s quilting journey! She spent her teenage years in Utah, where she began sewing and quilting, An avid quilter, Patricia enjoys all styles of quilts and tries to learn most new techniques.
She works on original pieces in order to inspire her students to create their own unique quilts. She is a quilt guild past president, has completed a course on judging quilts and wearable art and is currently active in the judging arena.
The morning presentation is “A Funny Thing Happened to Me When I Moved to Utah” and will feature a trunk show.
After the morning presentation and a break for lunch, Patricia’s conducting a workshop from 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Crayon Quilting: This workshop is designed for beginners to advanced quilters. It will begin with a demonstration by Patricia, followed by a hands-on session for students who will each receive a practice kit. No sewing machines are required, but a supply list will be available at enrollment. Students will also receive a booklet to take home.
The enrollment cost of the workshop is $25. KLQ welcomes non-members to enroll at no additional charge if space is available. You may pay the day of the meeting or mail a check, but all attendees need to contact firstname.lastname@example.org ahead of time to confirm enrollment. If mailing a check, an address will be provided when you confirm enrollment by email.
Our April speaker and instructor is Julia Quiltoff of Liberty, MO. She runs her own business, teaches in person as well as through her YouTube channel and is also an Innova Longarm Machines sub-dealer.
Julia says her passion for creating with fabrics has spanned more than 10 years, but buying her first longarm in 2014 transformed her life into a magical journey.
She loves working with different textures, colors, and having the freedom to design and discover different styles and techniques in longarm quilting. She considers herself to be always learning, a curious and inquiring quilter who is always hungry for new ideas, designs and visions.
The morning presentation is “Just Talk to Your Quilt” and will feature a trunk show.
After the morning presentation and a break for a catered lunch, Julia’s conducting a workshop from 1:00-5:00 p.m., combining two of her classes into one workshop!
Doodle Quilting: a fun way to create a beautiful texture for background or allover quilting. Learn new shapes and ideas and how to balance different elements, scales, and densities
Background Fillers: different quilting fillers, from classic to modern (geometric, curl-based, pebble-based, feather-based, and more)
The enrollment cost of the workshop is $50.00 and includes lunch. KLQ welcomes non-members to enroll at no additional charge if space is available. You may pay the day of the meeting or mail a check, but all attendees need to contact email@example.com ahead of time to confirm enrollment. If mailing a check, an address will be provided when you confirm enrollment by email.