Wednesday, February 22, 2023

February 2023 meeting - BOM intro!

 Our guild is celebrating its 10th anniversary! 

To commemorate this event, we asked Shelly Pagliai to design a BOM specifically for our guild. 

Join us this Saturday, February 25th, as Shelly unveils her design! 

Who: Shelly Pagliai will be introducing our Block of the Month project for our 2023 10th anniversary year! She will discuss fabric selection and provide our first clue.
Pdf patterns will be sent to all paid members.  If you have not yet renewed your dues you will need to do so to receive your pattern.  Others will need to become members if you want to participate in our BOM. 
Renew your membership or join by clicking the link on the sidebar.

This pattern is valued at $30 and is provided to members as a gift to celebrate our 10 year anniversary.

When: Saturday, February 25th
Where: Join us in person at the downtown Kalamazoo Public Library (VanDeusen room), or join us on Zoom (see link in email). Shelly will be joining us via Zoom on the big screen at the library. 
Time: Doors open at 10 for socializing; meeting starts at 10:30 am.

Other notes: 
*If you haven’t paid your dues, please do so! 
*Feel free to bring show and tell to share!
*Since we know some of you will be at QuiltCon, this meeting will be recorded. Watch for a link in your email this weekend.

More about Shelly: 

Pagliai is an Italian name, and is pronounced like “Polly Eye”.

She is a designer from Wien, Missouri. She has designed quilts and block-of-the-month patterns for various shops and is a talented machine quilter who has had her work shown all over the country. The Kansas City Star was fortunate to have her as the designer for its 2015 block-of-the-month feature, "Hazel’s Diary."

Shelly Pagliai is a quilt pattern designer, author, blogger, coffee lover, ranch wife, goat keeper, cat herder, and professional machine quilter. A quilter since the age of 12, she started her pattern company in 1999, while working her day job as a computer technician. She started blogging in 2009, and added a longarm machine to her business that same year. She quickly became so busy with customer quilts that she quit her day job in 2010 to begin designing and quilting full time.

Shelly’s work has been featured in numerous quilting magazines, museum exhibits, and books, and has appeared in many major quilt shows, where she has received numerous awards. She is the author of A Simple Life: Quilts Inspired by the ’50s, with C&T Publishing.

Shelly quilts on a Nolting Pro Series 24 named Ivy in the upstairs of the 1921 farmhouse she shares with her Cowboy at Prairie Moon Ranch in Missouri. Check out their antics at