Donna Lynn Thomas has been sewing since the age of four and passionately quilting since 1975. She began teaching in 1981, and while an Army wife, lived in Germany for four years and thoroughly enjoyed teaching at a German quilt shop and various guilds throughout the country. Long out of the Army, the Thomas’ have settled in Kansas for good. Donna continues to teach nationally. The author of 14 titles with Martingale, one self-published book, and one with Kansas City Star, she has also contributed articles on various quilt-related subjects to numerous publications over the years. You can see Donna on Craftsy as well as several QNN-TV episodes. Believing that piecing quilts should be a pleasure, not a fight, her focus is on skills mastery and techniques that enable her students to enjoy frustration-free sewing. She presents the essentials of these skills in her Craftsy class, Piece Like a Pro, and her two most recent books Quiltmaking Essentials 1 and 2. Donna is also the designer of the Omnigrip On-Point Ruler™ and its companion ruler, the On-Point Square™, which allow us to produce squares, strips, rectangles, and half-square triangle units that measure neatly on the diagonal without any math. Donna and her husband provide staff assistance to three cats and a sunny golden retriever.
|Addicted to Minis Trunk Show
Saturday, June 15, 9:00 – 10:30 am
Location: Overland Park Convention Center Courtyard 1
Dive into the world of miniature quilts as Donna talks about the resurgent passion for small and teeny tiny quilts. Using lots of samples (and a little bit of power point) from her two books on miniature quilts, Donna will share the secrets about the challenges and joys of piecing blocks as small as 3/4” finished size. Her techniques will demonstrate just how achievable these little gems can be and challenge you to start making some treasures of your own.
|Small, Smaller, Smallest
Saturday, June 15, 1:00 – 7:00 pm
Domestic Sewing Machine
Location: Overland Park Convention Center Courtyard 2
Dive into the world of small and mini quilts with this striking pattern called Primary Squares. The quilt pattern is offered in three sizes, each made with a different size block: Small (5 1/4” blocks), Smaller (3 1/2” blocks) and Smallest (1 3/4” blocks). You’re free to choose which size you want to make all while learning lots of tips and tricks to help you master the intriguing world of tiny. Challenge yourself to try something new!Teeny Tiny Quilts by Donna Lynn Thomas required for class. The book will be available for sale in class for $30, tax included.