Racing Fingers logo thimble inside square racing stripeRacing Fingers Quilt Guild
Ormond Beach, Florida

RFQG meets the 3rd Monday of the month for regular meetings.

Those considering membership(which is $25 yearly) may attend as a guest for two meetings.

For a map to our meeting location click on: Meeting Map.

In keeping with our usual practice, there will be no formal meetings in June, July and August. Instead you are invited to gather together for great conversation and a chance to work on your portable projects. Bring a snack and a drink if you wish.

January- “Wonderful Life of Quilting: Part 1, Long Arm Machine Quilting”

Date: Monday, January 15, 2018

Place: Fellowship Hall, Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road, Ormond Beach

Time: 6:30 pm

January’s program will be on Long Arm Quilting, covering both manual and computerized long arm machines, and ensuring your pieced top is ready to give to your long arm quilter.
Dee Duckworth will speak on getting your quilt ready for your long arm quilter. She will cover how to ensure your pieced quilt top is accurately squared/assembled; to include how to measure the assembled blocks to accurately add the borders.
Linda Derryberry will speak on manual long arms and Karen Licht will speak on the computerized long arm. Topics to be discussed are the capabilities of each type of machine; issues encountered when quilting “our” quilts, and how we can ensure these issues don’t occur (ex: puckering, waviness, not square, etc.); choosing designs; calculating the correct amount of backing fabric needed to include the extra they need to connect the quilt to their frames; what to consider when hiring a long arm quilter, questions to ask such as how is the cost calculated, what is considered an extra, do they provide batting and what type do they use, time frame for completion, edge to edge vs custom, etc.
Guild President, Linda Derryberry, and former president, Dee Duckworth, are long-time members of RFQG. Karen Licht joined us more recently. All three are experienced quilters; Linda and Karen are professional long arm quilters.

December - “Wonderful Life of Quilting: Part 2, Domestic Machine Quilting”

Date: Monday, February 19, 2017.

Place: Fellowship Hall, Ormond Beach Presbyterian Church, 105 Amsden Road, Ormond Beach

Time: 6:30 pm.

February’s program will be taught by Jean Roth. Jean will speak on “What you need to know before you begin” quilting on your domestic machine. In March, Jean will continue with a demo and hands on exercises.
Jean Roth is also a former president and long-time member of RFQG. She is well known for her domestic machine quilting