Upcoming Events

Special Guest Valerie Funk of Quilt Artistry

Valerie Funk, an up and coming quilt artist from Terre Haute, Indiana will be presenting a colorful trunk show featuring many of her most popular quilts including Ze Coat of Many Colors, The Lion and the Paintbrush, Sundari, We Were Soldier’s, and many more.

Valerie is photographer, graphic designer, artist, and quilter. After graduating from college with a degree in photography and graphic design Valerie began exploring other creative options which is how she discovered quilting in 2010.  After completing a beginner quilting class here at QC, she began utilizing her photography and graphics background to design her own quilts and patterns. She specializes in photo-graphic style portraits, modern abstracts, animals, and landscapes.

Valerie, who is also a ten-year Army veteran received a special commission in 2014 to design a special quilt that now hangs in the welcome center of the Iowa Veteran’s Cemetery in Van Meter, Iowa.

Valerie’s quilting style is as colorful as it is unique. Please join us as she shares her personal story about what led her to Iowa and quilting as well as her journey to publishing patterns and her first book. She’ll detail the thoughts behind some of her very emotional quilts, their individual stories, and why she felt so driven to create them.

Trunk Show and Lecture: Friday, April 20th from 6PM-8PM
$15 and space is limited! Click here to see more information or to sign up.

Ze Coat of Many Colors Class: Saturday, April 21st from 10AM-4PM
$50 SOLD OUT but give us a call to be added to the waiting list!

Handmade Happy Hour
Our new monthly social hour! This occurs on the fourth Thursday of each month, right before the Ames Quilt Guild meetings (they meet within walking distance of the shop!) so QC would be a great meeting spot for you and your friends! We will have a demo each month to show you the latest a greatest technique, tool, or project to WOW you!

Click here to see dates of this fun and impromptu event--No sign up necessary!


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