Meetings & Programs
About our Meetings

We are fortunate that the Guild supports two meetings each month, both Daytime and Evening to provide options for a variety of time schedules.

Meetings are held in all months except November.  The December meetings are early in the month, and are a combination Holiday Party and Annual Meeting to vote on guild business, such as the election of new officers and committee chairs for the following year.

Where are the meetings held?

When are the meetings?

  • The Day meeting is usually the last Friday of each month, from 9:30 am to noon.
  • The Evening meeting is the Thursday evening prior to the Day meeting, from 6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m.
  • Check the calendar for the dates for both meetings.

What happens at a meeting?
Members and guests are invited to arrive early to check in and visit with friends old and new.  Light refreshments are available at the Day meetings.

At the Day meetings, the business meeting and Show & Tell come first, followed by a short break, and then the program is presented.  We love visitors!  The Hospitality Table is just for visitors, so we can greet you and get you oriented.  There is a $5.00 non-member guest fee.

Many Evening meeting attendees work during the day, so this meeting enables them to fully participate in the Guild.   The Meet & Greet with our guest speaker, or the program come first, followed by a short break, and then the business meeting and Show & Tell are presented.

Evening meeting agendas and programs do vary.  Often, the Guild’s national speakers drop by for a Meet and Greet, or other activities are scheduled.  For further information about Evening meetings, contact Pam.

Cancellations – If Cobb County schools are closed due to weather conditions, the Guild will not meet.  Members will also be contacted via email, if possible.

Programs and Speakers

Each monthly meeting includes a program designed to inform and inspire.  Speakers are often nationally or regionally known quilt artists, designers and teachers.  Other months, the program might focus on Guild activities, such as Challenge Quilts, Community Service projects, or programs presented by Guild members.  Generally national speakers also have a Meet & Greet with the Evening meeting.  There is a nominal fee of $5 for visitors attending the Day meeting.

2017 programs

living-lyricallyLyric Kinard   ***NOTE DATE CHANGE***
Lyric is an award winning artist with a passion for sparking the creativity that she knows each of her students posses. As an artist, author, and educator she transforms cloth into art in her studio and timid spirits into confident creatives in the classroom. Much of Lyric’s work  involves fabric dying and painting, as well as hand embellishment and other surface design techniques.  This further emphasizes the dimensional and tactile quality of quilts as a medium for expression.  Many of her quilts are abstracts with an emphasis on color and design.  Her pictorials begin with a specific message in mind and are often meticulously drafted on paper before cloth is cut. Lyric was recognized as the 2011 International Association of Professional Quilters Teacher of the Year and is the author of the book Art + Quilt: design principles and creativity exercises. She has written extensively for Quilting Arts Magazine, appeared on Quilting Arts TV, and has two DVD Workshops, Surface Design Sampler Platter, and Bead It Like You Mean It. She has a BA in English Literature from the University of Utah and has also formally studied music and architecture. She currently lives in Cary, North Carolina with her husband and some of their five children.
Visit Lyric’s website:


Registration Form – Lyric Kinard Workshops

Thursday May 4 – Playful Portraiture: Making Faces

Location: East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta

Playful Portraiture Supply List

Playful Port Phot

Saturday May 6 (9:30am-12:30pm): Creative Collaborative Collage

Location: Commmunity Bible Church, 200 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA

Creative Collaborative Collage Supply List

Creative Collaborative Collage Photo

Saturday May 6 (1:30pm-4:30pm): Photos+Foils=Fun Supply List

Location: Community Bible Church, 200 Chastain Road, Kennesaw, GA

Photos+Foils=Fun Supply List

Photos + Foil photo




Terry Powers – Trunk Show

ringle-weeksJUNE 29-30-July 1 — Weeks Ringle
Weeks Ringle is the co-founder of Modern Quilt Studio (previously FunQuilts), a contemporary quilt design studio in Oak Park, Illinois. Weeks and her husband, Bill Kerr, began making modern quilts in 1999, using their graduate design degrees to bring a modern voice to the quilt world. . Their interest and focus on what it means to be a quiltmaker in the here and now keeps their work fresh, modern, and original.  In addition to writing and teaching about modern quilts, they make custom quilts for galleries, interior designers and individuals, as well as design fabric and quilts for manufacturers. For Weeks, there are no strict guidelines for what a modern quilt must look like, but it’s clear that her modern quilting aesthetic is firmly planted in the interaction and impact of negative space and the color play of solids. Using transparency techniques, repetition and simplicity of line, her quilts impart bold, clean lines, even adding a modern touch to traditional blocks. Modern Quilt Studio launched the first-ever magazine exclusively dedicated to modern quilting, Modern Quilts Illustrated, in 2011. Weeks and Bill’s second book, The Modern Quilt Workshop, is now in its sixth printing. Their other books on contemporary quilting and design include Transparency Quilts, Quilts Made Modern and Quiltmaker’s Color Workshop. Their work has been featured widely in the national press including in O: The Oprah Magazine, TIME, The New York Times, Dwell, American Patchwork & Quilting and Country Living.


Registration Form – Weeks Ringle Workshops


Thursday June 29 – Transparency Quilts

Location: East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta

Transparency Quilts Supply List


Saturday July 1 – Working with Large Scale Prints

Location: East Cobb Government Center, 4400 Lower Roswell Road, Marietta

Working with Large Scale Prints Supply List




Janice Vaine
If you are wanting to venture into the relaxing medium of hand stitching then our July guest is the perfect teacher.  Janice is an experienced seamstress, quilter, appliqué enthusiast, pattern designer, teacher and author of numerous beautiful handwork books.  She has 45 years of sewing and needlework experience and 15 years of teaching experience in needle arts.  Her teaching credentials include the past 9 years at the Elly Sienkiewicz Applique Academy, the International Quilt Festival in Houston and 20 years at local guilds and shops.  She explores the methods used by needle artists of antique quilts and vintage embroidery to see how they interpreted their designs incorporating elements of embroidery and ribbon work.  The exquisite handwork of treasured vintage pieces is the inspiration for her fresh new designs.  Jan will be lecturing and teaching two workshops.
Learn more about Janice at:

Community Service



jane-sassamanJane Sassaman
After a varied career in the design world, Jane began to quilt in 1980.  She found that these “soft paintings” satisfied the
draftsman, the craftsman and the artist in her.  Consequently, she is now a dedicated (some say “obsessed”) quilt artist and fabric designer. Her art quilts have been shown in many national and international exhibits, including Quilt National 1989 through 2005 and Contemporary American Quilts, the first major exhibit of American art quilts in England. Her quilt “Willow” was named as One of the One Hundred Best American Quilts of the Century. Jane is also the author of “The Quilted Garden”.  The book includes twenty years of her work and exercises for making nature-inspired quilts. Jane’s love for historic decorative arts can be seen in all facets of her work, but it is especially evident in the exuberant fabric she is currently designing for FreeSpirit. Her designs are oversized and colorful and have been coined as “William Morris on anti-depressants”. They are created for quilts, wearables and home decorating. Her latest book, Patchwork Sassaman Style, beautifully illustrates her fabric “in action”.  Jane will present a lecture and teach 2 classes.
Learn more about Jane at:

Frances Dowell

Frances Dowell

While Frances O’Roark Dowell is best known for her award-winning novels for children, she has recently published her first novel for adults, Birds in the Air, a story of quilts and quiltmaking and the joys (and agonies) of small town life. A sequel, Stars Upon Stars, will follow in the spring of 2018.

 A quiltmaker herself, Frances also hosts the popular “Off-Kilter Quilt” podcast, where she talks about her latest quilt projects with friends and fellow quilters around the globe. She also edits the blog and website, a site dedicated to novels and stories about quiltmakers.

Dowell is the best-selling author of over a dozen books for children, including Dovey Coe, which won the Edgar Award and the William Allen White Children’s Book Award; The Secret Language of Girls trilogy; and the new Sam the Man series for younger readers.

Dowell lives in Durham, North Carolina, with her husband, two sons, and a dog named Travis.


Holiday Party

A Look Ahead into 2018

January is Challenge Quilt month!  Don’t miss the Big Reveal for members participating in the 2018 Challenge, Mission Possible!  Also, the new 2019 Challenge will be revealed!

Susan Cleveland will be here!

Guild Member Spotlight

Michelle May –

Nancy Prince

Karen Kay Buckley

To Be Announced

Cristy Fincher

Karen Stone

Its Community Service month!

Holiday Party & Annual Meeting