Prairie Quilt Guild

GUILD MEETINGS - Meeting Location Change

Beginning with our May meeting, we will be at the Scottish Rite Venue 332, 332 E. First Street, Wichita. (First and Topeka) Free parking to the north of the building and along the street. Parking across the street is a paid lot. Please pay if you park in the lot to the east of the Scottish Rite Center.

1-3 p.m. | 7-9 p.m.

February 2018 Program

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Rob Appell blends his love for the ocean with his work as a textile artist and designer. A few years back, Rob landed a job in his mother’s quilt shop “The Cotton Ball” in Morro Bay, California. It was at The Cotton Ball where Rob found a fondness for Hawaiian shirt making. Shirt scraps make beautiful quilts, and so does Rob. He learned to quilt by trial and error, and definitely brings a masculine touch to this age old tradition. Rob’s quilts are 100% machine made and focus on applique work.

Now, after almost twenty years in the industry, Rob designs Quilts for Michael Miller Fabrics, has authored a few books, countless quilt patterns including The Endangered Species Quilt Project, produced a few DVDs on his techniques, is inventing sewing and quilting tools, and services sewing machines in his studio in Morro Bay, California.

He has taped for both Simply Quilts and Uncommon Threads and The Quilt Show, and thought things were just beginning to get off the ground for him. Then came The Missouri Star Quilt Company and an offer to partner on the Man Sewing project. Life is only getting better for him. He is blessed to travel the world sharing his experiences and joy in quilt making and sewing machine technology.

This is what he says on his blog: Hi, I’m Rob Appell, host of Man Sewing. I’m a guy with boundless energy and enthusiasm for life and creativity. I love God, my wife, son and daughter. I enjoy waking up excited each day to see what lies ahead. I’m happiest when I’m outside or in my studio. I have been told that I inspire others and for that I feel very blessed.