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Hot Springs Village Quilt Guild - Join Today

This is from the Hot Springs Village Quilt Guild that meets second Thursday of the month.  Applications to join are at the shop!  Several of you have been asking for thread work!

Just a reminder about our upcoming programs and workshop.

April: Next week Renee Carr will be with us to talk about the Arkansas Quilt Trail. If you participated in last year's BOM featuring Arkansas barn quilt blocks, please send a photo of your top/quilt to Patty Wheeler for our slideshow. I want to show off our work to Renee! 
May: May's program will feature Eric Drexler, a Sulky Educator. The program lecture will be Thread Jazz for Quilting and Embellishing, plus Needle & Thread Know How. The full-day workshop will be Friday, May 14. It covers couching and thread sketching, Thread Sketching Free Motion Basics/Couching & Creating a Landscape.

The workshop fee is $75 and includes a kit. The kits have to be ordered by April 12th, so register now. The kit contains 12 wt cotton, 40 wt rayon, 60 wt Poly Lite, holoshimmer and bobbin threads, stabilizers and fabrics needed (including muslin and batting).

What will we learn?

Couching: Learn the basics of raw edge appliqué; layering techniques; machine fed/free-motion couching and free-motion straight stitch thread painting. Couch yarns to a create an object or make awesome textures by threading multiple threads through the eye of a single needle.

Thread Sketching: Learn how to write cursive with your machine - great for labels and signing quilts; basic free-motion straight stitching with different thread types; free-motion quilting, free-motion fill-in; introduction to thread sketched portraits and pen & ink tangles. These exercises will help you get your stitches more uniform in length.


• Two-part, one day workshop

• Enjoy learning valuable sewing skills in the comfort of your own home!

• Sulky National Educator, Eric Drexler, professional instruction

• Attendees will have a chance to win Door Prizes - $50 retail value!

• Q&A’s, chatting and opportunities to interact with your guild online!

Questions? Email me Sharon Bowen at and check out the attached flyer.


Happy Stitching!
Sharon Bowen
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    Saturday: 10am - 4pm
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