'Discovering the Possibilities'
of quilting and let it come true!
October 10th Let's Welcome Linda Ballard to Surfside Quilters Guild

Being an avid seamstress all her life, Linda has taken her skills from dressmaking to creating wonderful traditional quilts using today's faster techniques and tools. She believes there's always something for everyone when it comes to quilting, and that quilters have a strong bond unlike anything else.

She lives in northern CA outside Redding in a country community called Palo Cedro, where she raised her 2 children and still resides with husband Dave. Linda was a quilt shop owner in Redding and now travels throughout the country teaching both on land and sea. She has a fondness for quilt shops, but loves to teach at Quilt Festival, conferences, cruises, quilt guilds and camps. She says 'anyplace and anytime, she's ready'!

Linda has been featured in a variety of quilting magazines with her quilts, her patterns and as 'ad' quilts for a specific line of fabrics. She's also had the privilege of being on Simply Quilts for two different seasons which means plenty of reruns. Linda will tell you constantly 'to be flexible and go with the possibilities that are presented'.

This lecture will give you ideas on how to ook at a quilt and 'Discover the Possibilities' to make it come true. When we look at a quilt, how often have we wondered, how did they do that? What are the components to this quilt? How could I piece what I see? OR, do I have to piece a quilt the way my eyes view it for the first time? The answers will hopefully make sense when you see how Linda creates.

Linda always finishes with one simple word . ENJOY! That's how it should be for all quilters.

Future Programs:

November 14: November Fest
December 12: Holiday Stocking Stuffing Party
January 9: Heidi Stagno
February 13: Sarah Goer

For the complete list of "Speakers and Workshops" click on the tab at the left.


Workshop Location

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
33501 Stonehill Dr.
Dana Point, CA 92629

For workshop information and to sign-up, contact:

Workshop Chair:
  • Mary Arter

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