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Concrete Wall

October 2023

Meeting Day Program
October 12, 2023
Penny Marble - Trunk Show - "Old Quilts and New"
October 2023

Penny is a life-long Western New Yorker, currently living in Darien NY with her husband, Charlie. A quilter for over 35 years, she takes great pleasure in teaching others the techniques of the trade. She is a pattern designer, a judge, and a longarmer as well. Her patterns have been carried in Keepsake Quilting and have recently been picked up by Annie’s Crafts as well. Penny left her career in corporate America to concentrate her energies on her “second” career.

Penny is often asked what inspires her as a pattern designer and where she gets her ideas and inspiration for new designs. Answering that question, Penny's Trunk Show will take us on a journey through her quilting evolution—from where she started out many years ago, to where she is today.

One of the big influences on Penny was taking part in a week long retreat with Ricky Tims in LaVeta, Colorado. These seven days changed her outlook on herself as an artist. Her Mini Rhapsody Quilt workshop is a result of this retreat.

Penny is also a quilt show judge throughout the area.

Workshop: October 13 - "Mini Rhapsody Quilt"

Penny Marble

Ricky Tims is well known for his incredible appliqué quilts, particularly a series called Rhapsody quilts.  This workshop will introduce you to doing appliqué – Ricky style as you make a smaller version of the Rhapsody quilt.  In addition, the class will teach color placement and how it can change the overall outcome of your quilt. The key to mastering Ricky’s style is the addition of his signature stitching – so bring lots of colors of thread to coordinate with your fabrics!

I will also share with you the process used to do Ricky’s large Rhapsody quilts.

Mini Rhapsody Quilt

Free Pattern included in workshop

Mini Rhapsody Supply List Penny Marble
Download PDF • 581KB

Workshop: October 14 - "Paint a Barn Quilt" (SOLD OUT-WORKSHOP CLOSED)

Penny Marble

Join us to paint a 2' x 2' barn quilt in the design of your choice!  Everything is provided for you to paint your block on primed steel over a PVC frame (patent pending).  Hanging hardware is also provided.  You don't need a barn. Hang your "Barn Quilt" on your house, garage, shed, fence, gazebo - anyplace your want to bring a little bit of the beautiful into your world! 

Please choose which of the designs pictured below you would like to paint and indicate on your online registration. Submitting the paper registration: barn block choice must be turned in no later than August 1, 2023 to Theresa Alano,

Top Row: #1 Mariners Compass, #2 Squares Around, #3 Humming Bird, #4 Sunflower

Bottom Row: #5 Cardinal, #6 Double Star, #7 Basket, #8 Dutchman's Puzzle

Cost of supplies will be included in the class fee of $85 Member, $100 Non-member

Register for Workshops

Workshop Fee: Member $60, Non-member $75 (unless otherwise noted).  Some workshops require purchase of kit/supplies. 

Non-member registration opens for fall workshops on August 1 and for spring workshops on February 1.

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