Lighthouse Quilt Guild

Programs - Events

MAD Monday Makings

TIME: 10am-4pm . Stay the whole time or for what your schedule allows.

When: December 12, January 9, and February 13

Where: Church of the Dunes

What are they: These sew-ins are bring whatever you are working on and your supplies or just come and see what others are doing. Let’s just get together for some fun, sewing and fellowship!! Irons and ironing board will be available alongside with a few cutting stations.

-December 12 is our potluck so bring either an appetizer or sweet treat, quilt bingo, and show and tell your Christmas gifts you’ve made.

-Community Outreach Sew-in is March 13 more details to be announced.

-April 10 will be the UFO Silent Auction hosted by Leslie Johnson. Leslie is accepting donations anytime. More details to be announced.

Upcoming programs 2023

Emily Woodward Taylor Collage Quilting is in January.

Amy Friend Aurifil Thread is in February.

Alex Anderson from The Quilt Show is in March.

Karla Overland Cherrywood Fabrics is in April.


Emily Taylor is a self-taught artist, fabric designer and quilter. She has been a creative entrepreneur in both the home decor industry and quilt industry for 20+ years. Emily teaches collage quilt workshops online and across the United States.

Emily is an avid outdoor thrill seeker and loves to ski, mountain bike and hike with her husband and three children near their home in Sandy, Utah.

January 9, 2023 Lecture/Trunk Show: Collage Quilting

Where: Church of the Dunes

Time: 7:00

Collage Quilting

Emily shares her passion and her best tips for success with textile collage. You will hear why it’s important to think like an artist and how to apply principles of color theory to the process. Emily will show various quilts and the techniques used to make them.


Amy Friend is a former museum curator turned designer. She designs modern quilts, specializes in paper pieced designs,an author and certified Aurifilosopher. Amy lives in Massachusetts with her husband and three children. If she isn’t sewing or spending time with the family, you might find her in the garden.

February 13, 2023 Lecture: Aurifilosophy

Where: Church of the Dunes

Time: 7:00

Aurifilosophy is…
— The search for Knowledge and Truth, especially about the nature and behavior of Aurifil thread.

— A program designed to unlock the mysteries of thread, educate, inspire, and enable all users to achieve brilliant results.

This presentation is presented by Amy but prepared by Aurifil to unlock the mysteries of Aurifil thread, educate, inspire, and enable you to achieve brilliant results. Amy will present this program covering thread basics, including information on weight and ply, spool positioning, needle recommendations, and tension settings, tips and tricks, and some of her work using Aurifil thread.


March 13, 2023 Lecture: Living the Quilty Life

Where: Church of the Dunes

Time: 7:00

Living the Quilty Life

Alex Anderson is renowned for educating, inspiring, and connecting quilters throughout the world. During this presentation, she will share stories from her childhood, life challenges she has faced, serendipitous events that have shaped her career, and the people who have influenced her ever evolving approach to quilt!  These stories are words of guidance and encouragement.

Alex Anderson’s love of quilting all began in 1978 when she completed her Grandmother’s Flower Garden Quilt as a part of her work towards her degree in art from San Francisco State University. Over the years her central focus has been to understand fabric relationships and an intense appreciation of traditional quilts and beautiful quilting surface design.

She is an American quilter, television series host, and author. She has authored various quilting books, designed fabric lines, and developed an award winning magazine. Anderson is a former host of HGTV’s Simply Quilts, which aired for 13 seasons. She has also hosted a web series and a podcast. Alex has been called the “Queen of Quilting”.

Alex was chosen as the 2008 Silver Star Award winner given annually by the International Quilt Festival to someone “whose work and influence has made — and continues to make — a sizable and positive impact on the quilting industry and community.”

Lessons from a Quilty Life

Make it work!
When a quilt is going kinda cuckoo…
Pass the rotary cutter onto the next generation!
Inspiration is everywhere!
If you find yourself in a boat with a bunch of pirates….
Do what feeds your soul!
Embraces your Dancing Alligators!
Not willing to bowl in one lane!


Karla Overland, owner and colorist of Cherrywood Fabrics, combines her love of solid color with her background in Graphic design to create “forgiving” patterns that show off the color and texture of Cherrywood.

Karla has been sewing since she was 10 years old. The youngest of three 4-H girls, she sewed many of my own clothes.

Cherrywood Fabrics is the only hand-dyed quilting fabric that truly looks like suede. Their exclusive gradations are the inspiration for quilters, designers, and wearable artists around the world. Once you feel it, you will understand why Cherrywood is the leader in hand-dyed fabrics.

They apply their privately designed line of colors to high quality fabrics to offer you the best product for your creative needs. The hand dyeing process has been perfected over 25 years to produce a beautiful tone-on-tone texture that reads as a solid, but has depth and variety that will never be replicated by mass-production. Cherrywood is proudly made in the U.S.A. by women who sew, create and dye a little every day.

Lecture: The story of Cherrywood

When: April 10, 2023

Where: Church of the Dunes

Time: 7:00pm

A bit of background info can be found at this link…. 

Background Info

Workshop: Leaded Glass

Where: Church of the Dunes

Time: 10:00am – 4:00pm

Lay out as 40″ x 40″ or 20″ x 80″

Designed by Karla Overland, Cherrywood Fabrics

Sunlight coming through leaded glass radiates with color. The deep, rich suede texture of Cherrywood fabric captures the regal quality of a church window.

Choose from one of the colors we have put together, or choose any 8-step fat quarter bundle.

Kit Requirements:

8-step Fat Quarter Bundle
1 Yard Onyx for leading and binding