Welcome to Maple Leaf Quilters

A Quilt Guild based in Rutland, Vermont, with members from surrounding towns and counties.


Our next meeting is Tuesday,

November 20, 2019

"More or Less" Quilting


Debby Brown--"I began a public design experiment starting with a simple quilt (three pieces of fabric) and machine quilting in one color of thread.   Once that first quilt was done, I saw one area that I wanted to change so I pieced another simple quilt and quilted it again.  Then I saw another area that I wanted to change... I loved every minute of this project and learned so much about the evolution of design.  This lecture chronicles the progression of small changes that ended with a spectacular result."


Debby Brown has been a Handi Quilter educator since 2005 and has inspired quilters all around the globe. In addition to teaching at retail shop events and guilds, Debby teaches at major quilt shows nationally and internationally, including International Quilt Festival (Houston), Australasian Quilt Convention (AQC), International Quilt Show Dubai, and American Quilters Society (Lancaster, Phoenix). She recently filmed a series of DVDs about sit-down machine quilting featuring the HQ Sweet Sixteen®. Debby also teaches machine quilting classes at www.craftsy.com.


Since Debby began quilting in 1986, she has completed several thousand quilts for herself and others. When not busy teaching, she is constantly creating in her studio in upstate New York. She and her husband were just promoted to “grandma and grandpa” and are very enthusiastic about their new roles





Don't forget your Block of the month, Fat Quarter, and Show and Tell


Workshop, Wednesday November 21

Debby Brown Workshop: You can Machine Quilt:  Home Machine Quilting:

Using a few easy shapes, students will learn a variety of free-motion quilting patterns and gain confidence to create their own.  These designs can then be mixed in infinite ways to add stunning texture to your quilts.


Please email Jenn at jenvt816@yahoo.com and she will be happy to sign you up!  After that, a supply list will be emailed. We will let you know if the class you have requested is full. If this is the case, then we can place your name on a waiting list. If, for some reason, someone decides that they cannot attend the class after signing up, we will call those people on the waiting list. COST IS $40 for MLQ GUILD MEMBERS, $45 for NON-MEMBERS.


The Maple Leaf Quilters meet  at Christ the King Church Parish Hall.

 Doors open 6:30 PM for check-in and refreshments; meeting begins 7 PM 

66 South Main St. (Rte 7), Rutland, VT.