January 13 - 15, 2003
JoAnn Belling has enjoyed the sewing machine since she began producing her own clothes at age 12. In 1965 she began quilting with heavy polyester fabrics and no formal instruction. Encourages by a friend, she enrolled in quilting classes in 1977 and has designed numerous quilts and wall hangings in the intervening years. Her quilts have been featured in national publications, including American Patchwork and Quilting, the Quilt art 1977 canlendar, and the Fons & Porter book American Country Scrap Quilts, and she has taught workshops across the United States and in Japan for the past several years. She has received many ribbons and tow Best of Show awards at the Iowa State Fair, has had six quilts at AQS in Paducah and several quilts juried into the national quilt show at Lancaster PA.
JoAnn lives in Des Moines, IA, where her background as a photographer is evident in the compostion theory she brings to planning and designing quilts. She is a specialist in precise machine piecing and in color and design, borders, and back-art, and she incorporates planning and short-cut methods into all her classes.
JoAnn will lecture at our January meeting, Monday morning, January 13, 2003, with a presentation entitled "If I can do it, you can, too." She will teach a half-day workshop that same afternoon and two full-day workshops on the following days. All workshops will be held at Sellwood Methodist Church, corner of SE 15th and Tacoma.
"Roses At My Log Cabin" (afternoon workshop)
"Whimsical Triangles" (full day workshop)
"Japanese Colorwash Fan" (full day workshop)
Members will be given preference until December 9; after that reservations will be filled in the order received. Refunds will be given only for cancellations before December 9 or if your spot can be filled. Please call Maureen Orr Eldred if you have questions.