Quilting on the Red 2019
North Star Quilters Guild - PO Box 5814 - Grand Forks, ND  58201
Quilts and Coffee Classes
Lectures and Trunk Shows
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A Quarter Century of Quilts
Friday, October 25, noon
Show judge Maribeth Schmit, presents a Trunk Show featuring nearly 40 quilts and quilt tops made over the years, exhibiting a wide variety of techniques ranging from traditional, hand and/or machine appliqué to pieced and more contemporary fiber art themes. Here's your opportunity to view many blue ribbon and Best of Show quilts.

Threads of Time
Friday, October 25, 3:00 pm

Sharyn Resvick’s series of small quilts represent many styles from over two centuries of quiltmaking, each with a story to tell: from the first medallion quilts of the early 1800s to the Depression era quilts of the early 1900s to the sampler quilts seen after the second quilt revival of the 1970s to today’s modern quilts.

Masterpiece Quilts from the Daughters of the American Revolution Museum Collection
Friday, October 25, 6:30 pm

Maribeth Schmit is Correspondent Docent for Daughters of the American Revolution Museum (DAR) in Washington DC. This presentation highlights some of the quilts in the collection covering 1750–1940. Because DAR is a genealogical-based organization, the quilts are accompanied by histories and provenance. The quilts are made from fabrics that reflect the taste, style and often the wealth of the women artists. A brief show-and-tell will follow.

A Pattern is Just a Suggestion
Saturday, October 26, 11:00 am

Colleen Carlson’s mother frequently said, "a pattern is just a suggestion." Come and see Colleen’s adjustments to patterns and to pictures. Small steps to large leaps are shown with slides and quilts. Soak up inspiration to make your own design choices.

Parallel Lines – Exploiting the Powerful Potential of Stripes
Saturday, October 26, 2:00 pm

Pam Dinndorf will share her latest quilts which are a tribute to the striped fabrics she can’t get enough of. Stripes are full of potential to demand attention, portraying movement, organizing layouts, and creating lifelong fans. The lecture will include examples of quilts with successful implementation of stripes and address concerns regarding cutting of stripes and locating enough striped fabrics in the current quilt market.


Maribeth Schmit
Show Judge & Presenter
Cedarburg, Wisconsin

Maribeth is an accomplished fiber artist, quilting instructor, author and NQA Certified Quilt Judge. She lived and taught in Puerto Rico and Indonesia several years before moving to Cedarburg, WI in 1994. She is qualified to evaluate Masterpiece Quilts and is on the faculty of instructors for the "NACQJ Two-Day Introduction to Judging Seminar." Her art quilts have been exhibited in museums, fine art galleries and several AQS shows.


Pamela Goecke Dinndorf
Rice, Minnesota

Pam has been obsessed with the magic of color as far back as she can remember. Pam detailed her unique approach to fabric and color selection in the book, Colorific, from C&T Publications. She enjoys teaching and lecturing across the country on a mission to obliterate the anxiety many experience when presented with the opportunity to choose their own colorful fabrics. No one should miss out on the satisfaction experienced when the colors sing!


Sharyn Resvick
Chaska, Minnesota

Sharyn has been making quilts since 1988. The more she immersed herself in the quilting world, the more she also became fascinated with the history of quilting and the many quilt styles and quilt trends of the different eras. She started reproducing the historical quilts in smaller versions and now loves to share her growing collection with others.


Colleen Carlson
Grand Forks, North Dakota

Colleen started to sew in 4-H in her hometown of Cavalier, ND. She wasn’t very fond of it. Aside from simple mending, she did not sew for years. She was dragged by a friend into a quilt shop in 1999 and spotted a wonky log cabin quilt. She thought, “I can sew crooked. I could make that.” She began quilting and can’t stop. She likes contemporary fabrics and modern designs. Colleen has shown quilts regionally and nationally in juried shows.

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