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Newsletter for Ladies of the Lakes Quilters of Lakeland, Inc.

February, 2024

We meet on the Third Thursday of the month at First Presbyterian Church, 175 Lake Hollingsworth Drive, Lakeland, Florida
NOTES: Please remember this is a fragrance free meeting space.
Newsletter deadline is the 5th of the month. Please send to: ladiesofthelakesfl@gmail.com

Our new Website is up and running!

Please check out the events calendar to RSVP for upcoming classes and workshops.
MEMBERSHIP DIRECTORY: Please use a photo of yourself. We want to have a face to put with a name.

Upcoming Calendar Events

Please check the events calendar for details and RSVP, if requested
14-Featherweight Circle
15-Guild Meeting
21-Bus Trip-deadline is 2/14-please buy online or send a check to Jacqui.
29-Handwork Circle
5-Newletter deadline
5-Board Meeting
9-Make a crossbody wallet with Andy
14-16-Sewing Expo
21-Guild Meeting


Please bring in your quilt/top to show and tell. We would love to see last year's BOM



Saturday Classes

Please RSVP for Saturday classes on the Events Calendar:
March 9: Crossbody wallet with Andy
April 13: Iron Caddy with Patty
May 11: Free Motion with Kimberly
June 8: Quilt As You Go Table Runner with Donna
September 14: Machine Trapunto with Jacqui
October 12: Fabric Painting with Kimberly

Sewing Expo

We are looking for volunteers for both our guild booth and for the Expo. To volunteer for the guild booth, please sign up with Marcie at the information table at the meeting. To volunteer for the sewing expo, please go to the website: https://sewingexpo.com/Volunteer
This month we are starting a fat quarter drawing. Bring in a themed fat quarter, and if your number is drawn, you go home with a fat quarter bundle. This months theme is red/pink fat quarters.

Block of the Month

Our Block of the Month program this year is a crazy quilt block. The only requirement is that it is an 8" finished block. The program runs as follows: You are responsible to complete one block a month for 12 months. Since it is already February, we try to finish by December. Bring your block to the meeting to show it off.

Block of the Month, Cont.

There is no penalty if you do not finish in the month. Just bragging rights if you do. If you need a little inspiration or instruction as to what a crazy quilt block is, check this website: https://pintangle.com/2015/09/14/crazy-quilt-block-87-free-pattern/

Meet our Guest Speakers

Lauren Austin

February Meeting
I use family photos and my hand dyed, printed, and painted fabric to make quilt portraits of black life. I use different art methods to add designs to my work, including raku fired ceramic masks, retro photochemical processes (like cyanoprint,) and etching/burning fabric to create complex surface design.

Margaret LoBianco

April Meeting
I am passionate about the art of quilting. It brings ‘sew much joy’ to my life. a teacher at heart, I love to share my designs and techniques with fellow quilters. I enjoy teaching classes in quilt shops, for quilt guilds and retreats.

Diane Harris

May Meeting
I’m Diane Harris—a quilter who loves everything about the process and enjoys sharing it with others. I’ve been sewing for almost 50 years and quilting for three decades. I can’t imagine ever running out of ideas.
For 11 years, I was an editor for Quiltmaker magazine where I wrote patterns, product reviews and how-to articles. My quilt designs can still be seen regularly in the pages of Quiltmaker, McCall’s Quilting and Quick Quilts.
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