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Barb Eikmeier – Lectures

Barb Headshot 4We are happy to announce that Barb Eikmeier will be a lecturer at our 2016 quilt show!
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Barb grew up in Willows, CA where she learned to sew at a young age in 4-H. She officially made her first quilt while in high school but didn’t begin to quilt seriously until after her marriage in 1984.
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Married to a career army officer, quilting became her portable career as they moved around the country and to South Korea. Her classes at those military assignments were popular among both American and International students.
She has written four books, published by Martingale & Co, of which the newest one, Back Basting Appliqué Step by Step, was released in 2013. She was a staff writer for Quilting Quarterly, the National Quilting Association’s membership magazine, and is a fabric designer for Paintbrush Studios. Her first fabric line, Vintage Shirting and Dress Prints was released in 2015. Barb currently lives in Lansing, Kansas with her husband, Dale, (now retired from the army), and an ever changing entourage of family pets, currently two dogs and two cats. Her adult children live with many of her quilts in their own homes; Eric and his wife Brooke, and daughter, Etta, in California and Sarah, in Minnesota. Still a farm girl at heart, Barb visits her family in Willows several times a year. For more information on Barb visit her at her website, Barb's Favorites, or on Facebook. Ozark Piecemakers Quilt Show's photo.
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When This You See Remember Me

9-7-11-113-1024x768Barb Eikmeier's first lecture topic, When This You See Remember Me, is sure to inspire as she shares her collection of friendship quilts resulting from a 24 year period where she lived in many locations and made new quilting friends with each military move. She will delight with examples and stories of Round Robins, row and block swaps, puzzle quilt exchanges, and miniature quilt trades with more than 100 tiny minis! Join Barb for this wonderful lecture on Thursday at 2:00 PM! For more information on Barb visit her at her website, Barb’s Favorites, or on Facebook. You may see the entire show schedule here.

Big Blocks, Small Blocks

Big Block Small Block Join us at 2:00 PM on Friday for Barb Eikmeier's lecture, Big Blocks, Small Blocks. This is a compare and contrast of quilts made from the same pattern but in different sized blocks.  For example, a full sized Lemoyne Star quilt in 3" blocks and one in 12" blocks. Twelve different quilt patterns will be showcased with at least two sizes of blocks for each.Barb Headshot 4 It will be a lighthearted lecture that pokes fun at the way Barb seems to get herself into crazy projects like making 300  5" blocks. For more information on Barb visit her at her website, Barb’s Favorites,or on Facebook. You may see the entire show schedule here.

A is for Applique

Flower-pot-869x1024Our final lecture is scheduled for 10:00 AM on Friday and will feature Barb Eikmeier with A is for Applique. She will delight us with a trunk show of applique quilts and tops. Styles range and include Brodiere Perse, Hawaiian applique, and traditional designs. See more than 40 examples of hand and machine work and find out how she gave up all other applique techniques for back basting applique - the topic of her newest book, Back Basting Applique, Step by Step. For more information on Barb visit her at her website, Barb’s Favorites, or on Facebook. You may see the entire show schedule here.