Desert Quilt Guild hosts two renowned quilters

In the beginning of September, the Hi Desert Quilt Guild hosted Nancy Rink at their meeting and enjoyed her presentation, “Eye on Design.”

Throughout her lecture, she showed many of her prizewinning quilts and discussed the design approach and techniques she used. Rink’s quilts have won many awards in quilt shows across the United States.

She is also a very popular and patient teacher. While visiting the Ridgecrest Guild, she offered two workshops. For the Friday class, “Ombre Prisms,” local quilters used one Strip-it roll from the Marcus Fabrics Hand-Dyed Ombre collection.

For Saturday’s class, “Amish With a Twist,” students used fabric that included the colors and finish of cotton, which Rink carefully chose to give an authentically Amish effect.

“I do encourage people to take a leap of faith and take classes the guild offers.

“It’s hard to beat the class prices, and our smaller classes offer a lot of individual attention from the instructors, and from compassionate more advanced quilters,” said Linda Bego, guild president.

In November the guild will host another well-known quilter, Karen Sievert, an author, teacher, speaker and award-winning long-arm machine quilter.

She will speak at the Nov. 7 guild meeting and will offer two full-day workshops.

On Friday, Nov. 8, she will teach “Tumbling Blocks With NO Inset Seams,” and on Saturday, Nov. 9, she will teach a fun class called “Color, Color All Around.”

The installation of officers for 2013-14 will be a part of the October meeting.

Longtime quilters and those new to quilting are invited to attend, to make new friends, to learn new skills, and to see some wonderful quilts made by local quilters.

The next Hi Desert Quilt Guild meeting is Oct. 3, at 7 p.m., at Grace Lutheran Church.

Story First Published: 2013-10-01