Heartland Quilters of The Eastern Shore

February Meeting
Our February meeting will be a Presentation on Applique Tips and Piecing a Block of the Month.
There is no workshop scheduled for January.

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  1. Join us the first Thursday of each month at Choptank Electric in Denton for our meetings 7pm-9pm
    Join us the first Thursday of each month at Choptank Electric in Denton for our meetings 7pm-9pm
For the love of quilting

Heartland Quilters of The Eastern Shore

Established in 1985 to bring together persons interested in quilts and quilting. We support and encourage the art of making, studying and enjoying quilts. We offer a variety of programs, lectures and classes/workshops related to quilting.
  1. April
    Our April meeting we will Welcome Jennifer McClanahan from "Sweet Tea Pattern Co." with her lecture.
  2. May
    Our May meeting we will Welcome Phyllis Hatcher with her lecture "Fabric Down Under- Aboriginal Dot Art in Quilts"

Upcoming Meeting Schedule

  1. October
    Our October meeting will be Suzi Paron "Barn Quilt Trail" She will also offer a Barn Quilt Class.
  1. November
    Our November meeting will be our Thanksgiving dinner
  2. December
    Our December meeting will be our Holiday Gathering
Meet The Team
  1. Lacy Janda-Miller - President
    I have been quilting for over 28 years. My first quilt was all hand pieced and quilted, it took 3 years to complete. I have been past Vice-President of Heartland Quilters many years ago. Also President of Nifty Needles Quilt guild which has since retired. I enjoy quilting on my long arm "Miss Daisey" and also raise 5 pot belly pigs and a grand dog. I hope to make next year a fun and exciting one as your program chairman!
  2. Kay Butler-Treasurer
    Kay began her quilting journey over 30 years ago when she first made an Amish crib quilt for her newborn daughter. The quilting stitches of that little Amish quilt were real toe catchers, but that first project fueled a lifelong passion of quilt adventures and quilting projects. Kay is a past president of the Heartland Quilt Guild of the Eastern Shore and the Helping Hands Quilt Guild of Dover. She is an avid antique quilt collector, quilt historian and conservator and is a member of the American Quilt Study Group. She has taught in the Caroline County School for 31 years and is now embracing her retirement years teaching the next generation about quilting. Kay enjoys making patterns from antique quilts and reproduces those patterns with modern fabrics.
  3. Marti Chamberlain-Vice President
    Marti was destined to be a teacher; she loves to explain something new to anyone who will listen! As a teen in school she enjoyed her sewing classes (cooking classes never held her attention) and was chosen as the sewing teacher for student teacher day. She made her first quilt in 1974, during the revival of quilting just prior to the Bicentennial. There were no quilt shops where she lived in New Jersey and few publications available for instruction. That didn’t stop her from pursuing quilt making and developing her own style. She participated in the Heritage Quilt Project of New Jersey, as the photographer documenting quilts found in NJ prior to 1950. The photos are archived at www.quiltindex.org giving her credit under her former name, Marti Porreca. This project influenced her designing and making star quilts in every possible way. She has lectured about the historical influence of quilts and the impact on women’s lives. She served as chairperson for quilt exhibits in New Jersey and on the board of officers for several guilds both in New Jersey and Delaware. Moving to Delaware 10 years ago and recently retiring from the insurance field has provided her with the time to develop some of her designs as patterns. You can find her most days stitching away at her home on one of 10 sewing machines including her vintage Gammil long arm.
October Meeting
We will have Suzi Parron coming with her Barn Quilts and Quilt Trails lecture with a class on Saturday, Oct. 6th at the Denton Library.