The Redwood Empire Quilt Guild will host international instructor Peggy Gelbrich as its guest speaker Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at its new venue at the Faith Center, 1032 Bay St. in Eureka. There is a $5 charge for non-members to attend.
Gelbrich has been quilting and teaching quilt making for over 35 years. It’s her passion to share the art of quilt-making with others and to always encourage her students. She has taught quilt-making across the United States and in Canada, teaching at large guild classes, quilting retreats and small private groups in her home. She has been nominated as Teacher of the Year for the Quilt Professional Magazine.
Her focus is on traditional quilts, sometimes making them with a little twist to make an old pattern new again. She enjoys trying different techniques in the quilt-making process, always looking for an easier way to conquer those seemingly difficult patterns. Her quilts have been pictured in Quilter’s Newsletter, Quiltmaker and McCall’s Quilting.
Born and raised in Oregon, Gelbrich, with her husband Ron and three children, lived in Ketchikan, Alaska, for 22 years, moving to Washington State for a few years and now have returned to Oregon. She and her husband live on family land, part of her grand-great-grandparents’ original land claim, near Yamhill.
She will be speaking on her travels and quilts and will be teaching classes on Friday and Saturday.