FEBRUARY 2024 MEETING
Meetings will be held at
Pleasant Valley United Methodist Church
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 13TH
1 p.m. & 7 p.m.
Elizabeth Granberg-Jerome, custom quilter, teacher, designer, and owner of Gypsy Dreamer Quilts. A transplant from California to Kansas in 1983, she fully considers herself a Kansan. She started quilting in 2006 while caring for her elderly father and quickly made the transition from a lifetime of sewing to becoming passionate about quilting. Her quilts have a flavor all their own as she creates unique layouts and color play for one-of-a-kind quilts.
Liz started out making small projects that were pieced together without a pattern that became pillow covers as family gifts. She often added machine embroidery to these projects, while also making wall hangings with her then-new embroidery/sewing machine. As her skills with quilting grew, trying out different techniques and patterns on a smaller scale gave Liz lots of room to grow her skills without growing her collection of full-size quilts. At last count, there were nearly 70 finished small quilts in her collection! Not only will you hear their stories, but Liz will also share tips on finishes for small quilts, as well as several handy ways to hang small quilts.
Liz is known for her Hexified Panel quilts, a variation on the One Block Wonder technique. Even with these, she makes many more small quilts that typically start as demonstration projects at classes and workshops. Two of Liz’s hexified panel quilts appear in One Block Wonders of the World by Maxine Rosenthal & Linda Bardes, released in 2017 by C&T Publishing, and five of her quilts appear in One Block Wonder Panel Quilts by Maxine Rosenthal & Nancy Miller, released in 2021 by C&T Publishing. Liz has made several quilts as a guest quilt artist for Paintbrush Studio and Timeless Treasures Fabrics. Liz teaches classes locally, including a beginning quilting series, OBW, hexified panels, free motion quilting on domestic sewing machines/sit-down midarm quilters, as well as many other techniques. She has taught for guilds as far away as California and extensively across the Midwest. She was a popular teacher at the 2017 and 2019 Kansas City Regional Quilt Festivals. Liz lives in Baldwin City, Kansas, with her husband Leslie, whom she met at a quilting retreat in 2016 when he attended her Hexified Panel Quilt workshop. Together they are creating works of art as they continue to stretch the boundaries of the original One Block Wonder technique.