Quilt Guild welcomes national quilter to speak at meeting

The Pacific Flyway Quilt Guild will host Barbara Eikmeier, a nationally known quilter during its Wednesday, March 15, guild meeting.

“Eikmeier is a national quilter who lives in Lansing, Kansas, but grew up in Willows,” said Yvonne Phenicie, Quilt Guild president. “She learned to sew as a member of 4-H and made her first quilt while in high school, but didn’t begin to quilt seriously until after her marriage in 1984.”

According to Eikemer’s bio, she is married to a career army officer. Quilting became her portable career as they moved around the country and to South Korea.

“Her classes at those military assignments were popular among both the American and international students,” said Phenicie.

Eikmeier has written four books, which have been published by Martingale & Co., and is a fabric designer for Paintbrush Studios.

“She travels the country presenting lectures and workshops to quilt guilds,” said Phenicie. “Barbara returns to California several times a year and is the owner of the Quilt Corral in Willows.”

Doors at the Colusa Masonic Lodge, 5th and Jay Streets in Colusa, open at 6 PM with the meeting starting at 6:30 PM in the Masonic Hall. There is a small attendance fee of $5.00.

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