KPQG Meeting: Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | Program: Award Winner Laura Welklin presents “Miniatures” | Activity: Show ‘n’ Tell

Location:  Indiana Wesleyan University (IWU), 1916 East Markland Avenue, Kokomo, IN  46901. Guests are welcome; you may attend two meetings as a guest before becoming a member. Membership is $30.00 per year for adults and $5.00 for juniors ages 9 – 16.

Time:  7:00 – 9:00 pm; doors open at 6:30 pm

Program:  “Miniatures” presented by Laura Welklin

Laura learned to sew at a young age with the help of two excellent seamstresses, her mother and grandmother. She has made many clothes, doll clothes, pillows, curtains and recently even reupholstered a loveseat.

Laura joined the Quilters Guild of Indianapolis, in 2007. She entered her first guild show that year and was awarded a first place in the applique bed quilt category. She was hooked! She won some ribbons at a few regional shows, but the more notable awards came over the past few years when she started making miniature quilts. (a) Laura’s miniatures have won first place awards at the International Quilt Festival in Houston, Texas and (b) at the AQS Paducah Quilt Shows, all of Laura’s entries from 2014 to 2018 received awards from honorable mention to first place.

1st Photo:  “Daisy Chain”  16″ x 16″ — Best Miniature Award at 2016 Spring Paducah Quilt Show  It is now a part of the “Oh Wow” miniature collection of the National Quilt Museum in Paducah, Kentucky. Quilts receiving this privilege remain in the museum forever. 2nd Photo:  “Dancing Dahlia”  14″ x 14″ — 1st Place Miniature Award at the IQA Houston Quilt Show and at the Spring Paducah Quilt Show in 2015.L Welklin, Daisy ChainWelklin_Dancing Dahlia_Full

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