Upcoming Meetings

August Meeting 8/12/22

August Program - Lorraine Torrence

Award Winning Quilter Will Relate the story of

Contemporary Japanese Quiltmaking

Have you ever wondered how quiltmaking in Japan differs from our quilt scene and why so many Japanese quiltmakers are landing so many top prizes in American Quilt Shows?  In our August 12 program you will see some examples of the quilt artistry of several top Japanese quilters and how their trajectory to stardom differs from those in this country.  You will also see the work of some "rogue" Japanese quilt artists who work in a different sphere.  “All in all, the quilters in Japan display a mastery of discipline, consistency and hard work that exemplifies these same qualities in Japanese culture as a whole, “ according to our speaker, Lorraine Torrence.
Ms. Torrence is a wearable art maker and quiltmaker living and working in Madison, Wisconsin.  With a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of Washington, she draws upon lessons in color, composition, line and space to create wearable and wall textile art using the quiltmaker's techniques of piecing, appliqué and  quilting.  She has been teaching quiltmaking, design and creative clothing since 1972, and traveled throughout he US and Canada, teaching for Guilds and Conferences until 2017.  Now she lectures on Zoom and for nearby shops and groups in Wisconsin.
She has written three books on quilting and design and has been a judge, teacher and award winning exhibitor in many AQS shows.
This lecture will be via Zoom in our regular meeting room at the Sh

On September 9, 2022, Ricky Tims is coming to St Louis! He will present
“Reach for the Unreachable, Believe in the Impossible”

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Ricky Tims is known for his whimsical storytelling, motivational anecdotes, and an inspirational body of work which spans a lifetime of creative endeavors that include music, photography, writing, and quilting. Through his own experiences Ricky will deliver an uplifting and encouraging multi-media presentation that will highlight the benefits of setting goals and ignite the flames of purpose and determination for your own creative journey.We will be meeting in the Shrewsbury City Center Multi-Purpose room for this event (our December meeting was held there). Guild members may attend at no cost.


Tickets for non-members:

Tickets are $15 per person. Send a check for the total number of tickets wanted to J. Oesterly, 8759 Bridgeport Avenue, Brentwood, MO 63144-1807 by August 31, 2022.

Make your check payable to Thimble and Thread Quilt Guild and include your name, address, phone number, and email address. We will send your ticket confirmation to your email address.  The confirmation email will be sent from tandtquiltguild@gmail.com, check your spam folder if you don’t receive your confirmation in your mailbox.

Doors will open for seating at 6:00 p.m. Please bring either your email confirmation or show your ID for admittance.  There are no reserved seats. The venue is handicap accessible. There will be no refunds except if the event is cancelled. Groups of tickets will be listed at the door under the name of the person who sent the payment.  Any questions should be sent to the email address above.