Vicky Beasley to speak at quilters guild meeting

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Members of the CC Singers front row, from left: Lexi Rogers, Kathrynne Giger, Elise Brewer, Hannah Lewis, Carol Blagg, Kylee Jackson, Madilynn Sanderholm, and Savannah Guevara Molina. Back row:  Timmy Remington, Zane Butler, Corbin Gillihan, RiQuandrion Mangum, Xavier Huffman and Braden Hilario.

The Walnut Valley Quilters Guild will meet at 5:30 p.m. Monday at Cornerstone Bible Fellowship Church, 3725 E. Ninth Ave., Winfield. The meeting is open to members and guests.

Vicky Beasley, known as the Scrappy Farmer, of Leavenworth, will be the guest speaker.

Beasley’s passion is scrap quilting. She is more excited with a bag of scraps than yardage.  Probably 90 percent of her quilts are made from leftover fabrics in her stash. 

Through her warm demeanor and patient teaching, she has already encouraged many quilters to turn their scraps into works of art. Beasley’s trunk show will be about the versatile options with just one pattern. She will present variations of the same pattern that all look like different individual patterns. None of them look alike.

During her trunk shows she teaches all levels of quilters, from purchasing to planning to making each stitch count. She will walk others through the steps of scrap quilting. Even seasoned veterans will walk away with new ideas and inspiration.

Beasley started quilting in January 2003. Her mom invited her to do a Saturday Sampler at her local quilt shop. She went back to her house to put the block together and she was hooked by the that first completed block. Her husband jokes that, had he known the firestorm of sewing that was unleashed, he would have barred her from that first project. Either that, or bought stock in cotton.

Beasley and her husband have a farm west of Leavenworth. 

The Walnut Valley Quilters Guild can be reached at wvqg@gmail.com.

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