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Victoria Findlay Wolfe Teaching at Quilt...

By Nico Laudenberg June 10, 2019 Just cool. When I really, really wanted to take a workshop with Victoria Findlay Wolfe two years ago, I didn’t want the gamble of trying to get into classes at the big quilt events. So I came up with a different strategy: I went to the calendar on her…

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How Workshops Work Best

By Nico Laudenberg Leave Your Comfort Zone Sometimes, the best workshops are those you didn’t want to take in the first place. Not my taste, not my thing, I’m not doing this particular technique. Or: I know my stuff anyways, why bother with new hassles? You don’t – like/need/do/you name it – this? How would…

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Susan Purney Mark Teaches at 2019 QU

Susan Purney Mark is one of our internationally known teachers who will be in Ann Arbor for the Greater Ann Arbor Quilt Guild 2019 Quilt University (QU).  Susan is well known in the art quilt world for her work with mark making and creative textiles. As a textile artist, Susan has embarked on a life…

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Debbie Grifka – Quilt University 2019...

By Raylene Kruger May 28, 2019 It is my pleasure to introduce Ann Arbor modern quilter and author Debbie Grifka. I have idolized and admired Debbie for many years. She has been a GAAQG member since 2002 and has taken many classes from teachers before starting her professional quilting journey. As soon as Debbie began…

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Michelle Dobrin – Quilt University 2019...

By Raylene Kruger Michelle Dobrin is an international speaker, instructor and a self-taught, mixed-media fiber artist who learned how to quilt over 20 years ago. She resides in Canada. Her artwork comprises a variety of types and styles of fiber and mixed-media art. Her two-day class taught on July 27 and July 28 titled “Stitched…

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Off-screen Reading to Satisfy Almost Every...

by Lori Rhode May 10, 2019   Even with the immediacy of the internet and the ability to watch dozens of YouTube options on how to do the latest, greatest, quilting technique or trend, there are hundreds of sources of inspiration to be found off-screen such as in the GAAQG library, from which members can…

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Shannon Brinkley – 2019 Quilting...

By Nico Laudenberg When I scroll through my Instagram account, I wonder whether Shannon Brinkley is even better known in Europe than in the US. I see so many of my digital or real friends from abroad posting beautiful things they made following Shannon’s eye-catching method. She was one of the very first artists that…

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Big-League Classes in Small Town Ann Arbor

By Nico Laudenberg I love to go to the big quilt events: Quilt Festival, QuiltCon and AQS QuiltWeek – beauty overload, oh my. What I love even more than the shows is taking as many classes as I can get. I’m totally thrilled by meeting people who like quilting as much as I do. Seeing…

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