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TUESDAY, November 10th
1-3 p.m.

November 2020 Program

Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About
Mayleen Vinson

Mayleen has been an active member of Prairie Quilt Guild, serving as the 2014-15 president as well as several other positions on the board. She has also held the positions of Quilt Show Book Chair and Judging Chair on the quilt show committee.

When she was ten years old, Mayleen learned to sew in 4-H and went on to create some memorable Home Ec sewing projects in high school. About this time, she made her first “quilt”, a red, green, and yellow calico puff quilt, which was probably donated to a thrift shop not too long after she made it. Secretly she wishes she still had it! She spnt the next 25 years sewing clothing for herself, her children, and for her craft business before deciding to make simple flannel quilts for both of her adult children. The rest is history: a quilting addiction was born!

Mostly self-taught, Mayleen admits she struggles through practically every step of quilt making and is amazed she can mostly operate a computerized sewing machine. Ask her to choose which is her favorite technique, applique or piecing, and her an-swer will be whichever one she’s not currently doing. Seriously, Mayleen’s favorite part of quilting is creating something beautiful and colorful. Some of her quilts have been juried into special exhibits or won awards at quilt shows, but her favorites are her quilts which are associated with stories or memories! Mayleen’s presentation, “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About!”, on November 10 will include ALL of the orphan block quilts made with orphan blocks guild mem-bers gave her, all of her selvage quilts, the animal quilts, plus quilts most of us have-n’t even seen yet!

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