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GENERAL MEETING: "Shared Stitches and Stories" with Laura Nownes (IN-PERSON)

  • October 21, 2024
  • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Centre Concord, 5298 Clayton Road, Concord



Laura Nownes

Everyone has a story. Laura shares hers through her 40 plus years of quiltmaking.  From her beginning to most recent quilts you can see Laura’s development as a quiltmaker throughout the many stages of her life.

More About Laura

Laura's passion for making quilts is an extension of her love of sewing. She began as a child with doll clothes and then moved on to making garments and often worked on sewing projects for neighbors. After taking her first sampler quilt class in Berkeley, California in 1979, she found a lifelong interest.

In 1980, she connected with Diana McClun, the co-owner of the former Empty Spools in Alamo and co-founder and retired director of Empty Spools Seminars. Together they authored seven best-selling books, including Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!, which is often referred to as "the bible" of quiltmaking.  

Laura lives in Pleasant Hill and teaches and lectures both locally and internationally, including at Empty Spools and online on Craftsy.

Check out her website at


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