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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.

NOVEMBER MEETING:

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 13th
1-3 p.m. | 7-9 p.m.

November 2018 Program

 

Lois Stoltenberg

Lois Stoltenberg, a Prairie Quilt Guild member from Newton, KS, will be presenting her trunk show “My Life in Pieces” at our November meeting. She enjoys hand piecing and hand quilting and especially enjoys hexagons!

Her quilts hung in a special exhibit at our guild’s 2016 Common Threads Quilt Show and she has also had special exhibits and given presentations for quilt shows in Dallas, TX and Concordia, WA.

Lois was born and raised in the Northwest and graduated from college with a Home Ec major. When she and her husband married, she became what she calls a home economist!

She learned to quilt at the first church her husband pastored in a small Oregon community. The quilting group which met there invited Lois to join and she was hooked! When a sew and vac store asked her to teach quilting, Lois says her life changed.

She took a pattern drafting and hand piecing class with Jinny Beyer and loved the entire experience. Lois wanted to learn how to draft her own quilt patterns and to perfect her hand piecing and quilting skills so she began a small business making dolls and doll blankets.

When Lois and her husband moved to another town, she met a new group of women, the “Mt. St. Helens Quilt Club”. For the next 13 years, Lois hand quilted over 150 quilts for other people but had little time for her own.
Several years after a devastating flood in her community, Lois suffered a stroke and lost the central vision in her right eye. It was then she decided to move from quilting for others to quilting for herself.

That’s why so many of her quilts have been finished in the last few years. Lois says, “It’s the process that makes the journey and oh how I have loved that journey!” She’s happily stitching as many quilts as she can and its her joy to share them with us at our November guild meeting!