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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 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.

May- “Wonderful Life of Quilting, Part 5: Let's Finish that Quilt!” presented by Linda Derryberry.

Date: Monday, May 21, 2018

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

Time: 6:30 pm

Now that you have your quilt quilted, it's time to get it ready and finish it off. We will learn how to square up a quilt, put on a binding by hand and machine, and a few variations to make your binding pop! There will also be tips on attaching a hanging sleeve, other ways to hang quilts, and how to label your quilts. Viola! Your quilt is done!

Linda Derryberry is in her fourth year as President of RFQG having served in 2013, 2014 and 2017. For the past three years she has been the liaison between our guild and the American Quilters Society and has been in charge of organizing the volunteers for the past three AQS Quilt Weeks. Linda grew up in the Hamptons in New York. She has been sewing since she was ten years old, and, as a teenager, made most of her own clothes. College took her to the mid-west and, eventually, Chicago, where she lived (and taught quilt classes) until her move to Florida in 2005. Quilting entered her life in the early 80's when, as the mother of a young child, she wanted to find something to do while at home. She began with pieced quilts, but developed an ongoing preference for appliqué when she was looking for a portable way to construct a quilt top. Linda has finally fulfilled her dream of owning a long arm quilting machine and has become a professional long arm quilter.

June - “In a Dash” Quilting, a lecture and trunk show, presented by Shloe Kerness of Dash Quilting.

Date: Monday, June 18, 2018.

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

Time: 6:30 pm.

Shloe Kerness, from Merritt Island, Florida, owner of Dash Quilting and creator of the “In a Dash” template set, is a lifetime teacher and currently teaches at UCF College of Education where she is known as Professor or Dr. Shloe Kerness. Shloe, an avid quilter, started her own company a few years ago. With teaching in her blood, she loves to share her story, quilts, and techniques with other quilters. Shloe will be sharing her Dash Quilting story and philosophy with us. Her lecture is different and has been well received by all. She loves inspiring people and teaching them how to use her templates to make wonderful “In a Dash” quick quilts. Shloe will also present a truck show consisting of many of her inspiring quilts. Her templates and patterns will be for sale; so you might think about bringing your checkbook along. After attending her program, our hope is that you will have been given a “Dash" of inspiration and motivation to make quilts “In a Dash”.

July and August

Date: Monday, July 16, 2018.

Date: Monday, August 20, 2018.

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

Time: 6:30 pm.

We will be meeting to work on the guild’s Opportunity Quilt with Karen Licht guiding us, so please bring your sewing machines.

September - “What I Have Learned: My journey from the first stitch to Tumbling Blocks and Card Tricks,” a lecture and trunk show, presented by Suzann Semonovick

Date: Monday, September 17, 2018

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

Time: 6:30 pm.

Suzann will talk to us about her quilting journey. It hasn’t always been smooth sailing, so she will tell you that it is okay to point and laugh. The trunk show will walk you through her triumphs and set-backs. She hopes it will inspire you to never stop learning. Born and raised in New Jersey, Suzann Semono-vick was a telephone repairman. She was the first woman to have that job and they didn’t have a different title back then. After 20 years she retired and moved to Florida with her husband. Suzann's neighbor invited to her to join a quilt class and she accepted. Suzann taught for many years for Flagler Adult Education. She began designing her own pat-terns in 1993 and started her own business, Gran-nie Suzannie. The rest, as they say, is history.