Speakers, Classes and Workshops:

At the general meeting we have speakers that give a variety of programs. Some speakers give classes associated with their program, we may also provide a special workshops during the year. The special workshops may be a LNCQ member or a teacher that is invited to come in from outside of Fort Collins. Join us to learn a new technique from an experienced quilter or perfect a technique that you would like to share with the LNCQ members.

General Meeting - August 3, 2015

Harmony Presbyterian Church – 400 E. Boardwalk, Fort Collins, CO
6:30PM: Social — 7:00PM: Meeting — Guest Fess: $8.00

Guest Speaker: Janet Ludwig - Telling Stories Through Quilts

Janet LudwigJanet Ludwig is a quilt pattern designer from Story WY. An interest in creating art came to a focus after seeing quilts for the first time during America's Bicentennial. Her favorites were the quilts that told stories through pictures in cloth. After learning the process of sewing quilts, she began creating pictorial quilts of her own and entering them in state and national competitions. Janet’s unique quilts have won many Best of Show ribbons, been featured in quilt magazines and calendars, exhibited in Houston, and featured on HGTV’s Simply Quilts.

The design company Chickadee Charms was born when she began self-publishing redrafted versions of some of her original designs in these quilts, as well as others inspired by her Western and mountain surroundings. Favorite animals, symbols, or holidays have also been the subject of her mostly pieced designs. Currently forty-six patterns and books have been completed and are available nation- wide through numerous quilt shops and distributors.

In 2005 Pinewood Cottage, a quilt and gift shop in downtown Story, was opened as the new business location for Chickadee Charms. Pinewood Cottage sponsors the Mountain Village Outdoor Quilt Show, sale, and theme quilt contest in conjunction with Story Days the last weekend in August each summer. The summer of 2013, Janet retired after a long career working in hospital medical labs and teaching college science. She is finally free to focus more time on her family, business, and developing many designs left on the drawing board. To insure that the art of quilting prospers in her state, Janet organized the Wyoming Quilt Shop Hop in 2012, which is an annual 3 month event in which 27 WY shops participate each summer. The hop has been enthusiastically received by shops as well as shop hoppers and is in its 4th year. She appreciates the opportunity network with other quilters through classes, the shop, and other related activities.

Upcoming LNCQ Events

  • August 3, 2015Janet Ludwig
  • October 5, 2015 – Demos & Doodads - Check back for more information
  • December 7, 2015 – Holiday Party