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Special Interest Groups

Special Interest Groups are composed of Guild members who have a common interest in a particular technique or style of quilting. Members may join these groups at any time and may belong to more than one group.

This page includes information about these groups that is not published to the public, including activities, projects, challenges, and leadership.

Mona Lisas

Leader: Lynette Helland

The 2024 Mona Lisa Challenge for the Quilt Show in June is "Mona Lisa's Flower Garden." Be creative! Ribbons will be awarded.


  • It must be original design – no patterns.
  • The piece must be a quilted top, batting, and a back.
  • There is no size limit.

Modern Mavens

Leader: Kristy Ohlson

The Modern Mavens will display quilts with the theme "Circles and Curves." Ribbons will be awarded.


  • Must be three layers.
  • Must have facing or binding.
  • Can be an original design or a modern quilt pattern.
  • Minimum size is 120 inches diameter

The OGs

Leader: Melissa Grote

There will be a display at the quilt show showing several ways to design a quilt (no ribbons).

Scrappy Scrappers

Leader: Rita Schmidt

Adventurous Applique

Leader: Rhonda Jenner

Foundation Fanatics

Leader: Trina Miller

The Foundation Fanatics are working on a group quilt for the quilt show. Each member should make one or more Teddy Bear block to include in the quilt. See Trina for a foundation page. No ribbons.

English Paper Piecing

Leader: Rebecca Smith

Quilting Quest

Leader: ?

Dear Jane

Leader: Carla Fisher, Rhonda Jenner

Will display Jenet Sewell's finished quilt plus other blocks-in-progress. No ribbons. 

Creative Stitchers

Leader: Lauri Becher

There will be a display only at the quilt show (no ribbons).

Wonderous Wearables

Leader: Lauri Schleusener, Kelly Desilets

There will be a display only at the quilt show (no ribbons).

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