A very generous donation from long-time member Delores Hansen's family is available for purchase online. The fabrics, patterns, and quilting tools listed for sale are updated regularly. Help Eastside Quilters raise funds to further our outreach and education goals. Click here to shop at our secure website eastsidequilters.org.
IF MacGYVER WAS A QUILTER April 15, 2021, 10 am PDT
Our April speaker, Michelle Banton, will take us room by room through our homes and show us quilting hacks with 75+ common house-hold items (just like MacGyver!).
Michelle Banton has been quilting and planning quilting events for years. Describing herself as a Human Quilt Sampler, Michelle has worked as an organizer for events, vendors, volunteers, and teachers. She has been a fabric sales rep, designed and published patterns, organized annual Meet the Teachers events at the New England Quilt Museum in Lowell, Massachusetts, planned retreats and industry bus tours, and appeared in Handi Quilter ads in 2012. But mostly she likes to travel and meet other quilters, sharing her knowledge by presenting lectures or teaching workshops. Michelle is a member of several quilt guilds in Massachusetts and the New England Quilt Museum, The Modern Quilt Guild, International Machine Quilters, and SAQA.
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Quilt for Pastor Dave
This past fall it was our great pleasure to gift a quilt to Pastor Dave of Cross of Christ Lutheran Church in Bellevue where we held our meetings prior to the covid pandemic (and where we hope to all meeting again soon). The project was instigated and organized by our wonderful Outreach organizer Diane Coughlin. She inspired us to make oversized blocks from our batik stashes by giving us a pattern and a coordinated central piece to make wonky log cabin blocks. Guild members picked up center pieces from Diane in the Cross of Christ parking lot and returned completed blocks one week later! She then sewed them all together and quilted it on her long arm machine. Diane presented the quilt to Pastor Dave in November surrounded by about 18 socially-distanced guild members and he was delighted when the big secret was revealed! Thank you Diane and thank you Pastor Dave.