Lisa Erlandson

Lisa Erlandson is a compulsive quilt collector whose habit has led to several quilt-related specialties.

She is an AQS Certified Appraiser of Quilted Textiles, lecturer, quilt show judge, teacher and quilt historian.  She also owns Le Retreat House in Gainesville, Texas.

She learned to sew as a child but considered it punishment (and maybe it was). She re-discovered sewing in the mid 1980s as a drama teacher and made her first quilt in 1991.

Lisa has an extensive collection of antique quilts that she shares during many of her lectures. She has spoken internationally and teaches and lectures at venues from small local guilds to national quilt shows. She also judges quilt shows ranging from county fairs to statewide shows.  She is a past president of the American Quilt Study Group.

She wrote the pattern instructions for quilts made by AQSG members and published in the 2013 book “Revival! A Study of Early 20th Century Colonial Revival Quilts” published by Kansas City Star Books. She has served as the designer for the  AQSG Quilt Study books “In War Time: A Study of Civil War Era Quilts 1850 – 1865″; “Baskets! A Study of Nineteenth-Century Basket Quilts” and “200 years of Solid Color Quilts: A Quilt Study.” Lisa also contributed a chapter in Mary Kerr’s book “Southern Quilts.” 

Find out more about Lisa’s world on her website, Le Quilts.


Star Light, Star Bright, Stars Upon My Bed Tonight

June 17, 7PM Central

Stars grace some of our oldest quilts in either quilting, piecing or appliqué. This trunk show takes us across time to see how our expression of stars in quilts has changed in the last 200 years – or has it?


Quilt Design by the Seat of Your Pants

June 19, 1:00-4:00PM Central

Quilt blocks of different sizes? Tired of the same old straight sets for your quilt blocks? Tired of trying to make your blocks fit the measurements of the quilt layouts included in the pattern. Ready to try something new? Something
different? Something original? This class takes you through several different block settings and quilt layouts and gives you the road map to create your own, very original layouts. 

Skill level: All!
NO sewing!!

Location: Virtual-link will be sent prior to class

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