Monthly meetings
Visitors (including non-quilters) are always welcome at our meetings. There is no admission fee, and we get terrific and inspiriing guest speaker artists who work in diverse media. We meet from 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on the second Saturday of each month in a classroom on the Seattle Pacific University campus, between the north side of Queen Anne Hill and the ship canal. Meetings are casual, so please bring a sack lunch if you wish.Speaker presentations begin shortly after the general business meeting at approximately 11:00 a.m.

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Date (Saturdays) Speaker/Event Topic
Sept. 12

Susan Steinhouse Kimmel

Image of book made by Susan S. Kimmel

Visit her website to see learn more and see other examples of her books and other works of art:

"Innovative Handmade Books"

Susan will bring 15 of her amazing and unique book constructions that we'll be able to examine closely after the formal presentation. These range from sculptures containing books to books bound in more traditional ways. She will describe how each book's form evolves from its intended content, which include and combine poetry, collage, painting, calligraphy, and sculpture. Susan has an impressive formal background in art, both as a student and professor. It's a must-see opportunity.

Image of handmade book by Susan S. Kimmel

October 10 TBA  
November 14 Helga Winter
Painter, wood turner

Direction to Seattle Pacific University and Bertona Hall:

From I-5, take the NE 50th Street exit and drive west. Turn left (south) on Fremont Avenue N--about two miles. Get into the right lane as you cross the Fremont bridge and take the first turn-off to the right and then immediately right again onto Nickerson Street. Follow Nickerson for about half a mile, and turn left (west) into the alley just before Nickerson angles NW, before reaching Bertona Street.

Parking in the lot is free for us on weekends; ignore the restricted parking and "No Parking" signs. However, there is some sort of construction project that has fenced off over half the lot and blocks entering it from 3rd Ave. W. If the Bertona lot is full, look for street parking or try the lots in front and Otto Miller Hall, across the Nickerson (see map).

map showing location of Otto Miller Hall photo of Otto Miller Hall, from 3rd W. and Nickerson St.o see a map of the entire SPU campus, go to