Mudsock Quilters Guild April General Meeting
This month’s speaker is Catherine Redford:
A bit about Catherine:
I was brought up in the Northwest of England, the “middle child,” with an older brother and a younger sister. I learned to knit and sew at an early age and kept my family’s Barbie Dolls and Action Men well dressed.
I had been teaching cross-stitch and just had my first pattern accepted for publication when we moved. Buying warm coats for the Illinois winters and making new friends kept me busy for a while and then in 1998 I discovered quilting.
I took my first class at Stitches and Stuffing in Naperville. There seemed to be lots to learn. Five years later I started teaching classes at Pieceful Heart Fabrics in Lisle, just 10 minutes from my home for 10 years until the shop closed in June 2013. I am now teaching and speaking at Guilds around the country and continue to learn.
I’m a member of my local quilt guild, “Riverwalk Quilters Guild,” where I have served as program chair, vice-president, co-chair of “the Gathering” committee, and also a 2 year term as president. I am also a member of the Fiber Art Divas, an art group that meets at Naperville Art League and of PAQA, the professional art quilt group. In 2012 I co-founded the Naperville Modern Quilters Guild to further explore the modern quilt aesthetic.
I believe we all have an innate need to create in some sphere of our lives, being made in the image of a creator God. Quilting is my outlet of choice. I share my love of quilting as an inspiration to others. I have found that as I pass on the knowledge I have gained on my journey I learn more tips and techniques that take me still further.
Catherine will present “What I Learned While Quilting” at our general meeting.
Cornerstone Lutheran Church
13450 E 116th St, Fishers, IN
April 11th, 2022
Half Day Workshop:
Steps to Successful Free Motion Quilting
Location: Quilt Quarters
Monday April 11th, 1:30-5:00 pm