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Class Registration Deadline May 16, 2011
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Linda McCuean — Teacher, Lecturer & Judge

    Linda McCuean learned to sew at the age of 9 in a 4H club and has been making quilts for over 30 years. After 20 years of hand quilting, she began quilting on a Gammill longarm quilting machine and it was love at first stitch! Linda has been quilting on the longarm for over 12 years and her quilts have won top honors at many national and international quilt shows, including numerous best-of-show honors. Linda’s whole cloth quilt “Bella” was the top winner in the $100,000 Quilting Challenge 2006 and was featured on the Today Show. “Bella” was designated a Masterpiece Quilt in the National Quilting Association’s Master Quilt program in 2007.
      Linda is an NQA certified judge. She enjoys presenting trunk shows of her work, and teaching longarm quilting classes. Linda and her husband, Don, live in New Galilee, PA.

Lecture and Trunk Show:
“One Quilter’s Journey”

Linda McCuean
Thursday 7:00pm
Cost: Included in the Quilters’ Dinner
(Lecture only - $10)

Our judge, Linda McCuean, will show lots of her quilts as she shares her quilting story. This is your opportunity to see where she began and the progression of styles and techniques she has explored. Guaranteed to entertain.

Class: “So You Want to Design a Wholecloth”
Linda McCuean
Thursday, June 23, 9-12 and 2-5
$60 ($50 for members)

If you have been thinking you would like to try to create an original wholecloth quilt but don’t know where to start, come to this class! You will learn how to mark accurate foundation lines for placement and experiment with a variety of motifs as you create your own unique wholecloth design.

Class Supply list:

  • Several blue water soluble marking pens
  • 6” x 24” ruler
  • square up ruler (if you have one)
  • any stencils you may want to use
  • fabric – white or light color,  maximum size 72” square.


Ann Kessel — Teacher
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Ann Kessel has been quilting since the early 1970’s. Her love of this heritage craft has led to teaching and encouraging others to learn and preserve this craft and pass it along to the next generation.
     She lectures on quilts and quilting and is skilled at reproduction and repair of antique quilts. She has an extensive collection of antique quilts and fabrics for repair.
     Her quilts are in the permanent collections of the West Virginia Cultural Center in Charleston, West Virginia and the Wisconsin Quilt Museum in Cedarburg, Wisconsin.
     Ann conducts retreats and classes in West Virginia, Maryland and Virginia. She lives in Shepherdstown, West Virginia with her husband, Jim.

Class: “Starry Garden”
Ann Kessel
Friday, June 24, 9-12 and 2-5
$60 ($50 for members)

This quilt is a combination of 12 pieced blocks, that are 12 inches finished, and 6 simple folk art floral appliqué blocks, that are 12 inches finished.

Students will receive the patterns for all 12 of the pieced star blocks and all 6 of the appliqué blocks.

In class, we will construct 3 of the star blocks.  The remainder of the blocks can be completed at home, at the student’s leisure.  We will learn the technique of needle-turn appliqué and one of the floral blocks will be glued up and ready to appliqué.  We will get started on the appliqué process and the blocks can be completed by the student at home.

Finished quilt size will be dependent upon how the student chooses to finish the quilt.  We will discuss the options available for finishing.  If the student so chooses, the materials needed and amounts will be provided to finish the quilt as the sample was done.

This quilt was designed in 1999 for a quilt retreat I taught in Wisconsin.  I learned to quilt in the early 1970’s by an Amish women I befriended and from which I provided transportation too.  She wanted to repay me for my time and I asked her to teach me her beautiful quilting skills.  By the light of her kerosene lantern in the evenings after work or on Saturday mornings, she taught me her skill.  She also taught me a lot about simplicity and God’s hand in the gift of quilting.  Even though she is no longer with us on this earth, my quilting journey continues.

Enjoy the fun of constructing these blocks.  Your individuality develops with each and every block.  Throw in my favorite of God’s flowers in a fold art fashion and you will have a wonderful individually designed bed quilt.

Enjoy!    [Click HERE for the Supply List.]

Teachers’ Medley
Teachers’ Medley Teachers:
  • Sandi Blackwell – Square-agonals
  • Linda Childers – New Tools, New Ways
  • Roberta Farmer – Scalloped Bindings
  • Erma Miller – Our Show Ribbons
  • Shirley Higginbotham – Preparing for Longarm Quilting
  • Ann Kessel – Wool Applique
  • Sharon Price – What Batting Do I Use
Teachers’ Medley
Saturday, June 25, 9:30 – 11:30 am

Seven of West Virginia’s finest teachers will be giving demonstrations on a variety of techniques. You’ll get to listen to a presentation for 15 minutes and then move on to the next presenter until you’ve been to all seven. You’ll also receive a booklet with a one page handout from each demonstrator.
Class Registration Deadline May 16, 2011
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