Quilting on the Red 2017
North Star Quilters Guild - PO Box 5814 - Grand Forks, ND  58201
Education Conference
Lectures and Trunk Shows
Preregistration Is Closed
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Social Media for Quilters
Friday, October 20, 11:00 am
Jackie Marks explores social media for quilters. She will talk about ways to use Instagram and Facebook to advance skills, meet new people, and recruit followers for your business or just to increase your online presence. Includes the basics of joining and using these platforms.

Let’s Talk About Design
Friday, October 20, 2:00 pm

Sue Cortese shows and explains how quilters employ the elements and principles of design in both traditional and art quilting. A wide variety of quilts will be shared. We will explore color, value, balance, proportion, and scale, and look at how quilting design can influence the design of the quilt top.

My Quilting Journey
Friday, October 20, 7:00 pm

Sue Cortese provides a trunk show which starts with some of her first quilts and her most recent. She will talk about what she has learned along the way, how she has evolved as a quilter and the things which have influenced her. She will show her milestone quilts—the first ribbon winner, first original design, first published quilt, etc.

The Creative Power of Quilting
Saturday, October 21, 11:00 am

Diane Bohn will talk about our different ties to quilting—but no matter the differences between our reasons for quilting, we are all connected by creativity! When you find your unique style and connect to your creativity, you will make your most beautiful work and find greater joy in the process. Share Diane’s creative journey and learn how to begin yours.

No Scrap Left Behind
Saturday, October 21, 2:00 pm

Amanda Jean will share her adventures in quilting that have spanned the past 16 years and tell the story of how she became a quilter. She will show a variety of projects—from pincushions to bed-sized quilts—that utilize scraps of all sizes. Much of the work shown is from her new book No Scrap Left Behind (Stash books, 2017). This lecture will inspire participants to not only save their scraps, but to use their scraps as well.


Diane Bohn – Grand Forks, North Dakota

Diane learned to quilt while expecting her first child, though it wasn’t until her 3rd (of 5 children) came along that she dove head first into the modern quilting world. Designing quickly became a staple in her quilting process. She designs unique patterns for her shop, From Blank Pages. When she isn’t quilting, she loves spending time in the mountains, on the beach, and with her family.


Sue Cortese – Holland, Michigan

Sue Cortese is a quilter, fabric dyer, teacher, vendor, and a certified quilt judge. Sue grew up in Buffalo, NY, attended State University of New York at Fredonia. She is a member of the West Michigan Quilt Guild, American Quilter’s Society, Surface Design Association, International Machine Quilter’s Association, and Studio Art Quilt Association. Sue is a National Quilting Association’s Certified Judge and is qualified to evaluate Masterpiece quilts. She enjoys traditional quilts as well as art quilts, machine quilting as well as hand quilting, bright colors as well as toned—why limit yourself!


Jackie Marks – East Grand Forks, Minnesota

Jackie Marks is a military wife and stay-at-home mom to three girls. She started sewing and quilting four years ago and has not stopped for a second! Originally from Florida, she is new to the area and enjoys the large quilting community here. She also enjoys making apparel and accessories.


Amanda Jean Nyberg – Clearwater, Minnesota

Amanda Jean Nyberg is a quilter, teacher, blogger and author. She made her first quilt in 2000 and has been quilting ever since. Over the years she has found her niche as a scrap quilter. Amanda Jean enjoys sharing her love of quilting with others by teaching, speaking and through her blog. She lives in Minnesota with her husband and three children. Amanda Jean blogs at: crazymomquilts.blogspot.com

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