By Monika Spaulding
When Terri Agan took her Girl Scout Troop to a quilting class several years ago, she had no idea the love she would form for the craft herself.
“After that first class, I was hooked!” she said.
Agan began quilting in 2002 and next month, she will be the featured quilter at the Peace Makers Quilt Guild Show at Steven’s Museum. The event will be held June 13 and 14.
Every year the guild selects one of its members to feature at the show. Agan joined the group shortly after she began quilting and she is excited to be their featured quilter.
“I will have a room full of quilts on the main level of the museum that weekend,” she said. All the quilts being judged will be in the basement of the museum.
Agan said if anyone is contemplating quilting but is intimidated to try something new, her advice would be to “do it!” She said there are all different styles and levels of quilting.
“It can be as simple or complicated as you want,” she added.
Agan prefers scrappy quilts, which is what quilts originally were because that is all women had access to.
“I’m more of a piecer,” she said. “Someone else actually quilts for me.”
Agan said that is one of the great things about belonging to the guild. Everyone enjoys a different part of the process and is willing to help each other out.
She said the guild is an eclectic group of more than 60 people.
“I didn’t know many of these ladies before I joined the guild,” she said. “Now, they are some of my best friends!”
The ladies go on three quilting retreats a year, which Agan said is always a great time.
“We are constantly learning from each other,” she said.
The guild meets the third Thursday of every month in the basement of the museum and anyone is welcome to join.
For more information about the show or about the guild, call Agan at 812-883-4211.