Vice President - Janice Peterson

The speaker for January will be Fred DiBernardo, from LaGrange Physical Therapy. He will be
discussing posture, stretches and exercises to avoid (and relieve) strain when we spend hours
hunched over our cutting mats, sewing machines, quilting machines and lap work.
He would like to see a demonstration of some of those tasks previously mentioned so he can
understand what it is we do and how we do it (he said he is intrigued as he’s never seen
anyone quilt before!). I will bring a sewing machine for demo purposes as well as a cutting mat
and cutter. I think we can pass on anyone bringing in their longarm machine!! I’d love some
volunteers to help out with the demos.
                                                                                                                                                                                     Also, Also as far as upcoming lectures and workshops go, February is still open since the weather is
so iffy that it isn’t a great idea to have anyone travel then. If anyone has some ideas on what
they’d like to see/hear, I’d love to hear them. Otherwise I do have some ideas up my sleeve!

In March, Timna Tarr will be doing a lecture and trunk show for us! Timna is well-known for her
map quilts and teaches and lectures across the US.

In April, we will be hosting Karen Combs, who will do a presentation at the meeting and then a
full-day workshop on Thursday. The workshop will be on her Crystal Star quilt. Karen also
teaches nationally as well as internationally and is known for the three-dimensional aspect she
achieves in her quilts, as well as her use of transparency.

In May, we will be hosting Tina Craig. Lecture and workshop are tbd as this is new news!