Meetings and Workshops

Programs & Classes

First Presbyterian Church Rolla
First Presbyterian Church Rolla 919 E 10th St, Rolla, MO 65401

All meetings are held at the First Presbyterian Church, 919 E. 10th St., Rolla. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and the meeting starts at 7:00 unless otherwise noted. Contact Tina Paris, VP-Programs, for more information.

Classes/workshops are held on Fridays or Saturdays at the First Baptist Church, 801 N Cedar St., Rolla. Sign up for classes early; if openings are available 2 months in advance, the classes will be offered to non-guild members. To reserve a spot in a class, you must pay the fee when you sign up.

2019 Programs Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild 2019 Programs Piece and Plenty Quilt Guild (PDF)


Upcoming Meetings, Programs, & Workshops


May 2 Program: How Many Ways Can A Goose Fly?
Come and see a demonstration of various ways to construct a Flying Geese unit.  Demos by various members of our guild.  

No class scheduled for May     

June 6 Program: Applique Demos by Cindy and Tina
See various methods of machine applique.  Cindy and Tina will demo easy raw edge applique, dimensional applique, and invisible applique along with several examples of stitching.  
June 8 Class (Saturday)Cindy and Tina’s Excellent Mystery Applique Class: It’s a mystery!  There are no photos, description, supply list, or sample.  Just trust it will be a totally excellent applique project!  Come and build on the applique skills learned at Cindy and Tina’s previous applique class.
Instructors: Cynthia Felts and Tina Paris
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Baptist Church. Class Fee: $15 Kit Fee: TBD 

July 11 Program (Second Thursday due to 4th of July holiday): Vintage and Heirloom Quilts
Enjoy an evening of viewing beautiful vintage and heirloom quilts.  Many of us have special vintage or heirloom quilts carefully packed away and this will be an opportunity to share or enjoy viewing those treasures. If you have a special quilt you would like to share with guild members, please contact Tina Paris. 
No class scheduled for July  

August 1 Program: Preparing Your Quilt Entries For Show
If you have any questions about how to prepare your quilt for the October quilt show, they will be answered during this program.  See demos for making and attaching a hanging sleeve and get ideas for your quilt labels.August 3 Class (Saturday): Selvedge Bag
Becky Bryan should be known as our official “bag lady”.  She loves making bags!  Come and let Becky guide you through making an adorable zippered bag made out of selvedge edges. Start collecting your selvedge strips by trimming a 1-1/2” strip off the selvedge edge before cutting your fabric for a project.
Instructor: Becky Bryan
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Baptist Church.
Class Fee: $15 Kit Fee: TBD   
Business meeting: Slate of officers for 2020 will be presented. 

September 5 Program: Products That Are Worth The Money $$$
There are countless tools and notions on the market and more introduced continually.  Do you ever look at the price tag and wonder if a tool is really worth the money?  Come and watch as some members “show and tell” about some of their own pricy tools; some that were worth buying and some maybe not.
Business meeting: Election of officers for 2020.
No class scheduled for September 
September 19, 20, 21 (Thurs.-Sat.) Sleep-at-Home Retreat
First Baptist Church. Three days of peace, love, and sewing! Sew all day, go home at night.

October 3 Program:It’s All About The Quilt Show
The Quilt Show Committee with step through all the last minute details and assignment for the 2019 Ozark Festival Of Quilts Show.Business meeting: Welcome new officers for 2020, adopt the budget, and pay dues for 2020.October 5 & 6 2019 Ozark Festival Of Quilts Show
Date/Time: Saturday 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
Location: Rolla Middle School, 1111 Soest Rd. 


November 7 Program: What in the World Is On-Point Patchwork? with Donna Lynn Thomas
Learn about the how’s and why’s of the problems we encounter with on-point patchwork and the simple math-free solution that allows us to make all kinds of interesting blocks that our grandmothers made with templates. This is an information and quilt-packed lecture.


November 8 Class (Friday): Interlocken by Donna Lynn Thomas
Come learn something completely new but amazingly simple while making a colorful lap quilt, Interlocken. Learn the ins and outs of the On-Point Ruler. This class will be full of tips, tricks and lots of sewing fun!Optional four-block kits will be available from Donna for $30 or choose your own fabrics.  The on-point ruler will also be available.
Instructor: Donna Lynn Thomas
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Baptist Church.
Class Fee: $35 Pattern cost: TBD 


November 9 Class (Saturday): Buttons and Bows by Donna Lynn Thomas
Learn how to use the On-Point ruler to cut and sew a bright and happy quilt. Lots of color and simple construction make for a fun day of sewing. You can choose to make a wall quilt or a quick five-block table runner instead.Optional table runner kits will be available from Donna for $30. 
Instructor: Donna Lynn Thomas
9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
First Baptist Church.
Class Fee: $20Pattern cost: TBD

December 5 – Christmas Party
Potluck dinner and optional gift exchange
Christmas party begins at the normal meeting time.
Doors open at 6:30.

2019 Past Programs & Workshops:

January 4 Meeting Program: My New Year’s Resolution: Organize My Sewing Area! Does your sewing area look like it took a direct hit by a tornado? Can’t find that ruler, notion, or fabric you just know you own? The January program will be all about advice, demos, and tips for organizing your sewing area. If you like, share one of your own favorite examples for keeping your sewing room organized.


Jan. 6 Class (Saturday) Skills Building Series: Half Square Triangles Learn about the various methods for creating one of the basic quilt block units. If you’re new to quilting this class will teach you several methods for creating half square triangles with perfect points. Experienced quilters can pick up tips and tricks to improve existing skills. Sign up for this class and create a project designed by Terrie.

Instructor: Terrie Welch ; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Baptist Church; Class Fee: $15.00.


Feb. 1 Meeting Program: What Do I Do With This Jelly Roll? Are you a collector of jelly rolls and other pre-cuts? Can’t resist a beautiful jelly roll but don’t know exactly what to make with it? Cynthia Felts will present a primer on using jelly rolls.


April 4 Program: Frond Fabric Designs – Lecture and Demo by Jane Unger
Jane will present a lecture and demonstration on Truly Fearless Flower and Thread Painting on Fabric.


April 5 Class (Friday): Art Quilting Embellishment by Frond Fabric Designs
You will begin with a Frond fabric tulip panel then embellish it with sheer fabrics, silk yarn, silk ribbon, and threads.  Learn art quilting stitch techniques to create shading, outlining and dimension, transforming your tulip panel into a unique art piece.
Instructor: Jane Unger
9 a.m. to 4 p.m., First Baptist Church.
Class Fee: $35; Kit Fee: $7April 6 Class (Saturday): Art Weave by Frond

Fabric Designs
Begin with 3 Frond fabric panels and weave them together to come up with something even more wonderful.
Instructor: Jane Unger
9 a.m. to 1 p.m., First Baptist Church.
Class Fee: $20
Kit Fee: $15

Spring Quilting Retreat at Toddhall Retreat Center


Mon, Apr 8 to Thu, Apr 11
Attend the Spring retreat for 4 days and 3 nights of sewing, relaxing, and enjoying time with other quilters.  The cost of the retreat includes room, meals, and use of a conference room.  All rooms have 2 twin beds and a private bath.
Location: 320 Todd Center Dr., Columbia, Illinois.
Approximate distance from Rolla is 110 miles, a 1 hour, 40 minute drive.
Cost:    Single (1 person in room) – $280.00; Double (2 per room) – $220.00


March 7 Program: Winter Challenge Reveal
Winter Challenge program hosted by Cynthia Felts. Participants talk about their challenge quilts and members vote for their favorite. Quilts then go on display at the Rolla Public Library.

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