Meet June Speaker, Gloria Stahlhut

Our guest speaker for the June meeting will be Gloria (Glo) Stahlhut, who is a member of the Mudsock and Indianapolis Quilt Guilds and who is President of the Common Threads Quilt Guild in Greenfield. 

Glo just returned from the Spring Quilt Market in Portland, Oregon.  Join us as she shares what fabrics, patterns, books, and tools were new at  the Spring Market.  Glo will have a selection of her stock with her, so bring your UFOs (Unfinished Objects)  so you can pick out a backing or get inspired by the latest colors and fabrics so you can plan your next quilting project. 

Glo started quilting about 20 years ago, making her a third-generation quilter.  She found that quilt shops carried limited wide backs for quilts and thus it was difficult for her to find a wide variety of colors or styles.  Glo started her business, Quilted Glo, 10 years ago to focus on wide backings and as a way to subsidize her retirement.  She conducts her business on-line. She has sold wide fabrics throughout the US and in many other countries.  She has expanded her business to include panels, pre-cuts, kits, and tools. She currently carries over 200 wide backings and about 100 panels.  She retired last year from her professional career as an executive from Hewlett Packard Enterprise and has doubled her business since then. 

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