2020 Meeting Schedule
01/14 - Denise Stahl -
How I became Quiltworx crazy
02/11 - Karen Hill -
“The Dresden Queen” trunk show and
03/10 - Jenifer Dick -
Nine Patch Revolution
04/14 - Cancelled
05/12 - Cancelled
06/09 - Cancelled
07/21 - Parking Lot Social
08/11 - Outdoor meeting on parking lot
09/08 - Outdoor meeting on parking lot
10/13 - Outdoor meeting on parking lot -
Ashley Copeland -
Four, Score and Shuffle
11/10 - via Zoom - Diane Harris -
Jingle Bell Trunk Show
12/08 - TBD
October - Ashley Copeland
I am Ashley Copeland, software engineer by day, and quilter and designer by night (and frankly, the rest of the time, too...)
I began sewing and making things out of fabric nearly twenty years ago, but when I designed my first quilt while I was grieving the loss of my son Nolan in 2013, I knew this new found therapy would become a lifelong passion. The story of Nolan's quilt can be found in Missouri Star's Stitched Together Volume 1.
In the years since, I have participated in Block of the Month and Mystery Quilt programs and events at my local quilt shops to really learn the art of piecing. I have learned valuable lessons from more experienced quilters and I have picked up so many techniques that make quilting accessible to anyone, especially those with limited experience. Now, I enjoy combining these skills with a little imagination to make something new.
In 2017, I went into business longarm quilting for customers and began digitizing my own edge-to-edge quilting designs. I also taught basic-piecing techniques to new quilters. However, this year, I had to pack up my quilting machine during our move to Kansas. This has given me the opportunity to return my focus to quilt design.
Ashley's Workshop "Four, Score and Shuffle"
When I was a math teacher, anytime my students would tell me they "couldn't" do a complex problem, I always asked the same question: "How do you eat an elephant?" and by the end of the year, they knew to figure out one step they could do, then take the problem step-by-step until they had finished the problem "one bite at a time." I treat piecing quilts the same way, I like to use simple techniques that can be combined into a quilt that looks far more complex!
I am so excited to show you a technique I call "Four, Score and Shuffle!" While you may have seen this method for composing a quilt block before, I will be adding a few new twists to bring you a variety of designs, ranging from somewhat traditional to a bit more modern. There will be a little bit of something for every skill level!
I will be sharing a Four, Score, and Shuffle Workshop on Facebook exclusively for Olathe Quilt Guild members and friends from November 16 to 30. Over those two weeks, we will walk through each step of this process and I will share tips and tricks along the way.