Eye of the Beholder

original applique patterns inspired by the world around us

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Quilting! A Creative Journey

  • Bethesda Covenant Church 2101 East State Rockford, Illinois 61108 USA (map)
Captain's Wheel, Rose Window, Barbara's Medallion and Scroll & Fan.

Captain's Wheel, Rose Window, Barbara's Medallion and Scroll & Fan.

Quilting! A Creative Journey

Two Trunk Shows

June 7, 2017 at 1:00 pm and 7:00 pm

Sinnissippi Quilters

Rockford, Ill

“To live a creative life, we must lose our fear of being wrong.” –Joseph Chilton Pearce

Life and quilting have much in common.  We are shaped by our pasts, but not limited by them.  When we find a creative expression, like quilting, we have the opportunity to take what we have and create something of beauty out of it.  Necessity is still the mother of invention, and that is so very true in the quilting life of Margaret Willingham, the founder and creative force behind Eye of the Beholder Quilt Designs.

Come hear about Ms. Willingham’s creative journey while getting to know her quilts. 

"Quilting is a creative act of hope, and quilts are tangible love." - Margaret Willingham

Get a glimpse into the interplay of color, pattern and design she uses. Gain an understanding of the techniques she employs to Trace, Baste, Snip & Stitch to create her reverse applique patterns.  Be encouraged to trust your creative instincts as you quilt, adding a touch of elegance to your life.

Earlier Event: May 18
International Quilt Market/ Portland
Later Event: June 22
Vermont Quilt Festival, 2018