Past General Meetings

Kate Colleran
Kate Colleran


Kate Colleran

This lecture and trunk show focuses on quilts that use precuts, and includes tips and ideas on how to use precut patterns to work through your stash…even if you don’t own any precuts! After all, a precut quilt is just a curated scrap quilt! Kate will share quilts from her book, Smash Your Precut Stash. She’ll also share some of her patterns and her journey as a quilt pattern designer. It will be a lot of fun!

Kate will be leading the class Pack It Up Pouch! Fun and Function with Cork on March 27, 2021 from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM. Follow this link for more information.

More About Kate

Kate is the designer behind Seams Like a Dream Quilt Designs, the company she established in 2003. She creates original patterns, has had her quilts featured in magazines, taught Craftsy classes, and published the book, Smash Your Precut Stash with C&T Publishing. In addition to designing quilt patterns, she loves to quilt, sew, knit, read and spend time with family and friends.

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Lisa Thorpe

Lisa will demonstrate, using her iPad, how to take a simple photo, manipulate it in app and print the image onto fabric on a home printer. She will share a variety of art quilts she has created with these images as a central theme. As well as several art quilts using multiple photo images tiled together to create a stunning collaged quilt effect. Lisa has also come up with an easy way to create a repeat printed fabric in 4 steps using a smart phone or tablet. She will demonstrate the process of creating and uploading your own repeat fabric design for commercial printing. There will be lots of art quilts, fabric and clothing items to see.

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Lisa will be teaching a class, Stamp-a-rama on Sunday, February 28 from 1 pm to 3 pm. Read more about it here.


Beth Sullivan

Have you ever wondered how to make a T-shirt quilt? Beth will provide inspiration and guidance for quilters who are thinking about tackling a T-shirt or memory quilt. Quilt samples and photos are used to show how quilters can expand the possibilities of the conventional T-shirt quilt to include anything that can be washed, sewn and made to lie flat. Using interesting items is a focal point of the lecture. In addition, the design and construction of a variable layout quilt is discussed as well as the use of partial seams in construction of unique quilt designs.

More About Beth

Beth Sullivan Designs specializes in custom T-shirt quilts, memory quilts and T-shirt pillows. Her website can be found at