Our guild was founded in 1999 and our members include beginners through experts, with interests from art quilts to traditional quilts in an array of materials. Our purpose is to share a love of quilts and quilt making. We also sponsor seminars, exhibitions, workshops, and community service projects.
Thanks to Olga Schrichte of Frederick, MD, for the image of "The Spires of Frederick," above, which she designed and created in August 2015.
We meet on the first Thursday of each month, 6 p.m., at the Delaplaine Visual Arts Center, 40 S Carroll St, Frederick, MD
Next meeting: September 6, 2018
Guest Speaker: Gyleen Fitzgerald
"The Art of Color Blending"
Gyleen Fitzgerald makes quilts that blend color, pattern, and texture to provide a contemporary essence in traditional quilting. Her strength as a quilter is demonstrated by the infusion of engineering tools and innovative techniques to simplify visually complex quilts. She shares her enthusiasm for quilting through interactive lectures and workshops. As a writer, Gyleen centers on haiku poetry, quilt project books, magazine articles and children's books.
An avid quilter, Gyleen has earned Best of Show honors and as a publisher, she is a Gold Medal winner for Quilts: Unfinished Stories with New Endings. She is best known for inspiring Trash to Treasure Pineapple Quilts and the creation of the Pineapple Tool by Gyleen.
Gyleen has appeared on The Quilt Show and Lifetime TV promoting a contemporary spirit in traditional quiltmaking.
For Gyleen, dreams hold no limits. Ray, her husband, is her shining light and quilting is her passion; together they color her world in a very special way.
Gyleen is a Philadelphia, PA native, who spent her formative years in Taiwan and Japan.
Please join us at the Delaplaine for our August meeting.
Please Note: To accommodate our speaker's travel to and from her home, the program will begin at 6:30 PM
Delaplaine Visual Arts Center
40 S. Carroll
Social Time: 6:00 ~ Meeting begins at 6:30
If you have questions or comments, contact us! We look forward to hearing from you.