Quilt Guild Meeting Programs

Each of our monthly guild meetings includes an educational program or presentation.  Here is a list of upcoming programs.

February 7, 2020 – Myth of the Underground Railroad

Alice McElwain is a teacher, historian and quilt appraiser from Bella Vista, AR.  She is a member of the American Quilt Society, as well as, the  American Quilt Study Group.  Alice started teaching quilting in 1976 and owned and operated a quilt shop in Southwest Kansas.  She participated in the Kansas Quilt Documentation in 1986.  Alice is a member of M.O.K.A. a quilt study group of Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas and Arkansas.


April 3, 2020 – Storm at Sea

Lola Jenkins is a quilt designer, and award winning fiber artist who makes designer art quilts.  She lectures on sewing techniques, is a Craftsy instructor and instructs quilt programs and workshops.


June 5, 2020 – Linen Closet Designs “Small Town Girl to Designer”

Dawn Heese  grew up in a family of quilters and stitchers  and has been doing some kind of needlework her who life.  She “really” got into quilting in 1999.  In 2008 she partnered with Kansas City Star Quilts and published her first book,  Geese in the Rose Garden.  She started her design company Linen Closet Designs in 2010.  Her work can be seen in magazines such as Primitive Quilts and Projects, Quiltmania, and Simply Vintage.


August 7, 2020 – Morning Glory Designs

Reeze  Hanson is a quilting teacher and pattern designer with a dozen or more published patterns.  She is a popular lecturer at Quilt Guilds throughout Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma and Arkansas.  She specializes in EQ7-computer assisted quilt design, machine applique, finding new ways to piece traditional designs so that they are easy and accessible to beginner and working quilters who have limited time.