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
October 10 Hilary Specht
Period Corsets©

photo of antique corset

"A Bit of Corset History & the Benefits of Using Primary Resources"

Hilary Specht, our October speaker, is the owner of Period Corsets©, located in Seattle. We will be looking at the history of 18th and 19th century corsets and the process of corset product development. Corsets became quite fashionable in the 16th century Europe. The corset's 500 year reign appears to be the stiletto-heeled shoes of today in terms of the fashion and the way they restrict women's movement. Join us for an interesting discussion of something we see in the movies but have little personal knowledge of what our ancestors experienced.

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 (south) at the stoplight for 3rd Avenue West. You are now on the SPU campus.Turn left onto 3rd.

Enter the parking lot on your left at mid-block. Our building is on the east side of the parking lot, a one-story red brick building. Parking in the lot is free for us on weekends; ignore the restricted parking and "No Parking" signs.

map showing location of Otto Miller Hall photo of Otto Miller Hall, from 3rd W. and Nickerson St.

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