Welcome to the Allen Quilters’ Guild!
Calling all quilters in the Allen area, join us for monthly programs, great friendships and all the creativity you can stand. AQG meets the 3rd Thursday of each month 6:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. at Allen Arts Alliance in their art gallery space in Watters Creek Mall, known as Blue House Too. Please click here for a map.
******NEW LOCATION****** Please note our January meeting will take place in our new location at Watters Creek Mall at Blue House Too!!!
January 2018 Meeting – Thursday, January 18th, 6:30
Allison Bayer presents “Welcome to my Scrappy World”
Allison Bayer is a self described “stalker” of Bonnie K Hunter. She will present her journey as a scrap quilter through her collection of 27 scrap quilts which she has completed in 7 years.
Allison began quilting in 1994. She has been a professional long arm quilter for 22 years and has quilted 3,351 quilts for herself and customers, many of which were ribbon winners. She has a collection of over 100 vintage sewing machines that she has repaired and restored. When she is not piecing scrappy quilts with the scraps she has made she is busy sorting her scraps into the “Scrap User’s System”.
Prepare to be inspired by all the scrappy wonderfulness as she shares how she became a better piecer making all these scrap quilts.
Allen Quilt Guild participates in Allen Heritage Society Open House
The Allen Heritage Society held a Christmas Open House at Heritage Village on St Mary’s St in Allen across from the Senior Recreation Center on December 10th. All the houses from different periods of Allen’s history were decorated for the holidays. A band played traditional holiday music and there were crafts and snacks for the kids. The Allen Quilt Guild participated in the display of vintage quilts at the Christian Church. Eleven of the 21 quilts on display were loaned by AQG members Virginia Braley and Nancy Worst. There was a good crowd of visitors to the display and they had many questions about the age, fabrics and patterns used in the quilts.