Sue Pritt of Sweet Season Quilts was the guest lecturer. She spoke about how she grew up not as a sewer, but as a "fixer" just like her mother. They didn't sew for the purpose of making clothes or quilts, but for the purpose of mending items around the home. Eventually Sue started making a quilt or two and then she got into paper piecing and fusible applique. Her quilts that she brought to the lecture were amazing. Here is an example of one of her patterns:
The amount of texture she has on her quilts is amazing. She does her own quilting, too, on her regular sewing machine.
~Sarah at upstateNYCreations