Wisconsin Quilt Study Group
Current Meeting Minutes
March 10, 2012
Place: Wisconsin Historical Museum, Madison, WI
Coordinator: Jayne Steffens/Nancy Kunst Smith
Presenter: Janette Dwyer, Atkinson, IL
Topic: Ruby Short McKim
Seventeen enthusiastic quilt buffs turned up for our meeting at the State Historical Society in Madison. We had members from Wisconsin and Illinois attending. A short business meeting included a discussion of future presentations. See "Upcoming Meetings page" for details. We'd like to thank the Museum for their wonderful, helpful volunteers and the use of their meeting space. It was delightful.
Janette Dwyer, Atkinson, IL, graciously accepted our invitation to come and speak about her favorite subject, “My girl Ruby”. I first met Janette when she decided to take appraiser courses in Paducah, KY. Her enthusiasm for quilting (and Ruby) is contagious. Janette is an active member of the Board of Advisors for the Ruby Short McKim Collaborative. She is currently making quilts for the McKim family as Merrily, the youngest granddaughter who is remastering and reissuing Ruby's books, does not have any of her grandmother Ruby's quilts. Janette makes a quilt for herself and one for the Merrily's family----“exciting for me!” Please feel free to take a look at the website at www.mckimstudios.com for more information on the Collaborative as well as Ruby and her work. Janette brought along some of the great patterns and all kinds of “Ruby stuff” adding to our collection. (I’m on my second round of shopping myself. J)
Jayne Steffens arranged for us to meet at the Wisconsin Historical Museum in Madison. Thank you Jayne!