Tuesday, March 29, 2016

Our Boutique

Pioneer Quilters holds its annual show as a fundraiser for the Lane County Historical Museum.  Museum attendance is much higher during the six days of our quilt show than during any other week during the year, and the museum keeps 100% of the admission fees.

Pioneer Quilters also helps the museum by selling our handmade items in a boutique we set up in their gift shop.  About a dozen of us work on these at home and meet monthly throughout the year creating these appealing items. All of the proceeds from these sales also support the museum.

Many of the items are one-of-a-kind.  Some of our experienced guests have learned to stop by the gift shop area before seeing the quilts or one of the demonstrations or presentations, to make sure that they don't miss out on a unique item.

Here is a sneak preview of some of the creations you might grab in this year's boutique:

Small Quilts, Wall Hangings and Table Runners

Unique Pincushions

Mug Rugs, Coasters, Sets, Wine Glass ID coasters with charms

Towels and Pillows

Sewing Notion Caddies, Thread Spindle Doilies, and collapsible Spiral Thread Catchers

 Fleece Pet Blankets

Cloth Baskets, Cord Keepers, and Luggage Tags

Pot scrubbers and Dish Cloths

Bags and Purses

And, The Ever-popular Pot Holders

Of course, there are many more items not photographed here.  We hope you'll find some things that you'll want to take home with you--for yourself or as special gifts.  It's such a fun way to support the Lane County Historical Museum.

Sunday, March 13, 2016

Catch our Daily Speakers and Demonstrations

I hope you've marked the dates of our 2016 Pioneer Quilters' Unbroken Thread Quilt show on your April calendar.  If not, here's your reminder--it's April 5th to 10th.

Now to get down to the details.  Of course you'll want to the enjoy the 100++ quilts, but there's more!  Everyday from 1:00 to 2:00, we have scheduled a speaker for your pleasure and edification.  I encourage you to come enjoy several.  While a one-day admission is $7, you can get a pass good for all six days of the show for only $18.

So, pick the speakers you don't want to miss, and be sure to mark those dates on your calendar.  Some folks come every day for a week full of information and fun!

Another wonderful daily highlight is our assortment of demonstrations.  Drop by the demo table every day between 10:30--noon and 2:30--4:00 (afternoon only on Sunday) to see what gems of information are being imparted.



10:30--12:00          Demonstration:     Creating with Selvages, with Caren Ross and Sue Oja

1:00--2:00              Speaker:                Bob Welch  Author, inspirational speaker, Award-winning

2:30--4:00              Demonstration:     Hand Appliqué, with Pat Glassow

10:30--12:00          Demonstration:     Playful Banners, with Barbara Trunnell

1:00--2:00              Speaker:                Cheryl Malkowski   Award-winning quilter, teacher, author,
                                                             owner of Cheryl Rose Creations patterns

2:30--4:00              Demonstration:     Chenille, with Cheryl Malkowski

10:30--12:00          Demonstration:     Happy Body, during and after your task, hands, posture,
                                                                            neck, and back comfort, with Janet Hollander
1:00--2:00              Speaker:                Ann Rogers Pfrender and Heather Kliever, showing quilts
                                                             from the Lane County Historical Museum's collection

2:30--4:00              Demonstration:     Foundation Piecing, with Carol Gassman

10:30--12:00          Demonstration:     Appliqué Carrier, with Sheila Steers

1:00--2:00              Speaker:                Judy Peterson and Angelia Peterson   Award-winning Art

2:30--4:00              Demonstration:     Modern Quilts, with Jenny Bonygne and Daisy Schrock

10:30--12:00          Demonstration:     Binding Trick, with Denise Crawford

1:00--2:00              Speaker:                Margaret Ferguson  Award-winning quilter and teacher
                                                             Quilting with Speed

2:30--4:00              Demonstration:     Easy Cathedral Window Pincushion, with Jeanne Wong

1:00--2:00              Speaker:                Mary Goodson  Fiber Artist

2:30--4:00              Demonstration:     Days for Girls, with Susan Mondon

Some of our speakers will have items (books, patterns, quilts, etc.) to sell during/after their presentations.

Here are a few websites connected to this year's programs:

Margaret Ferguson                               etsy.com/shop/QuiltsByMargie?ref=search_shop_redirect

Cheryl Malkowski                                cherylmalkowski.com

Susan Mondon                                     dfgeugene.blogspot.com and daysforgirls.org

Judy and Angelia Peterson                   quiltedpics.com

Bob Welch                                            http://bobwelch.net