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March Monthly Meeting - Little Challenges

  • March 07, 2022
  • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
  • Zoom


Does the thought of a Challenge make you nervous? Find out how to be inspired and reduce your pattern to a fun mini size that takes a lot less time to make. Lots of Challenge quilts will be shared.

Kellie Willey’s quilting journey started in 2008 when she met her future mother-in -law, Sally Willey.  She was a quilter and asked if Kellie had ever wanted to quilt.  Kellie casually said "Yes".  A few months later, after Kellie and Sally's son married, Sally gave Kellie a vintage Kenmore sewing machine, a rotary cutter, cutting mat and rulers.  She also invited Kellie to share her stash and her friend's stash!  Kellie took a beginner quilting class and was hooked.  At first, she worked on lap-sized quilts.  Then one day Auntie Chloe (Sally's sister) taught Kellie how to foundation piece and make a small Christmas quilt.  This started her obsession with making tiny quilts. 

Kellie loves the traditional quilts of the past.  Some of her favorite patterns are the Double Wedding Ring, Log Cabin and Crazy Quilts. It is challenging and fun to recreate old looks with a mini modern look. Over the years she has found inspiration in many great pattern books on miniature quilting.  She finds them in used book stores, at Thrift Stores, on Amazon and on the free table at her Guild meetings.  Several of these books have been gifts from friends and family.  Years ago, Miniature Quilt Magazine was published and ran for several years.  It is filled with great patterns and photos of miniature quilts and ways to display them.  She has collected the past issues and have almost every one of them.  She also loves to go to quilt shows and be inspired by the beautiful quilts of today.

Kellie and her family live in Sacramento, California.

6:45 pm Show and Tell, 7:00 pm meeting 

Click here to visit Kellie's website



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