Our member spotlight this month was Debbie Lohman, who has created over 1,000 projects in her quilting and crafting journey. She says she creates about 100-125 projects a year. In 2012 she and her mother, Donna, had a joint quilt show at a museum in Mechanicsburg.
Debbie's mother taught quilting classes in local sewing shops when Debbie was growing up. She would help her mother with the classes but never took one. She says she was a "closest quilter" in those days, but that has changed. She has entered quilts in national shows and has won many ribbons. Here is a taste of the quilts she shared with us.
These were Debbie's firsts 2 quilts from the late 80's.
And here is a tiny sampling of her quilts since then.....
We were all amazed with Debbie's quilting and designs. She says she is always learning. However, she does admit that she likes fabric and tools more than she does quilting. Debbie is helping to coordinate our charity quilt for QuiltCon this year.
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member spotlight this month was Kathy.She told us a fascinating story
of how she grew up with her grandma using treadle machine, but then
didn’t keep sewing in her early adulthood.
About 9 years ago feel and broke her knee and couldn’t walk
for 4 months. She put together this quilt top to exercise her knee
using the treadle sewing machine, and then started sewing more for her
Later she found the American Sewing Guild and started making handbags. She loves upcycling and using scraps. She made bags and wallets from military uniforms and American Girl doll clothes with upcycled children’s
clothing to sell at craft shows. She also "scavenged" bag hardware from Goodwill. She also got into making t-shirt quilts for her family members. This summer she’s practicing piecing because until this point
she hasn’t done much beyond squares.
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Gay has a passion for chickens and this lead her to create this chicken quilt which she found on Pinterest. She used fabric from her stash. She also created this Flower Glass quilt from Missouri Star Quilt Company, It began as a challenge using a magazine page for inspiration. The challenge came from the Stitch N Peace Quilt group in Gettysburg.
Amy took a little time away from quilting to finish this map of Japan Cross stitch which she started in 1990 and finally finished and framed it this month.
Sigrid made this Moda Modern Building Blocks quilt from a kit.
Sonja creates cards using fabric. She uses them for her own personal use and for gifts. She made this baby quilt using a panel she got from Mooks in Lancaster.
Karen made this picnic quilt for a niece who was getting married in California. It is a Missouri Star quilt pattern. She made a matching tote , too.
She also shared with us a design of hers that she created after taking a workshop at the Mancuso Quilt Show in Lancaster from Laura Wasilowski called Tiny Homes. She used fusible fabric applique and some improv techniques. Her granddaughter made one, too. It's on the left.
Karen shared her challenge quilt using Jacob's Ladder.
Debby used a small part of a Charley Harper print to help use design this wall hanging.
Program Beth presented "Color Confidence", how to use both sides of the brain to understand colors as they relate to each other and how to give your quilts the story that you want it to tell. Here are a few samples of her quilts.
Thanks, Beth! Happy Quilting!
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