Teachers & Classes

Arrow Rock Quilt Camp

April 29 ~ May 3, 2019

Offering Classes for Beginning to Experienced Quilters

Arrow Rock Quilt Camp is all about giving quilters a relaxed atmosphere in which they can learn new techniques, eat well, make new friends, and have a good time.


Choose up to three classes, or one class three days,

~ or one class for two days + another class ~

the choice is yours 


Klonda Holt will teach the pattern “Churn Dash Checkers”


Klonda discovered the art of quilting in 1990.  When she took that first step, she had no idea how it would change her life and the joy she would find in creating textile.  Now she spends much of her free time making quilts and wall hangings.  In her quest to perfect her art, she has taken many classes from nationally known teachers.  She is a member of the Lee’s Summit Quilters Guild and the American Quilters Society. Klonda has had her quilts juried into AQS shows in Paducah, Des Moines and Houston.  Her quilts have been shown in local and national shows as well, and won many awards.  She has made commissioned pieces and sold many of her quilts to collectors.  She has taught classes at Quilters Station in Lee’s Summit, MO.,  presented lectures, workshops and trunk shows to various quilt guilds.   Her work has been included in several books:  Borders and Finishing Touches 2 by Bonnie K. Browning; Quilt Art 2008 by Klaudeen Hansen and Annette Baker; Come to the Fair, Confederates in the Cornfield and  A Bag of Scraps all by Edie McGinnis;  100 Sweet Treats by and for Quilters by Ann Hazelwood, and Winter Trees by Jane Kennedy.

This will be Klonda’s eleventh year to teach at the Arrow Rock Quilt Camp.  Students have found her to be a very talented and enthusiastic teacher who shares her quilting knowledge freely.

Klonda will be teaching the “Churn Dash Checkers” quilt designed by Deanne Eisenman. The quilt is an excellent example of “stash busting,” so be prepared to use up the scraps you love and don’t want to toss out!

The quilt measures 64” x 64” and each block measures 6” finished.  You can get the pattern from the Nov./Dec. issue of Quiltmaker Magazine.  It is also available as a downloadable pattern from the following sites: www.quiltmaker.com – page 10 ($5.99)  and www.keepsakequilting.com/churn-dash-checkers-digital-pattern ($5.99).

“I suggest you come to class with all the pieces cut, pattern in hand and be ready to sew.”
Also bring general sewing supplies include sharp small scissors, rotary cutter, ruler & mat, sewing machine & usual sewing supplies.  If you have any questions please email Klonda Holt at KLL99@aol.com


Mary Durham will teach 

~~ 2019 Mystery Quilt ~~

Mary has been sewing and fondling fabric for as long as she can remember, which led to her first job in high school working at a fabric store and her very own sewing machine at age sixteen.

After an 29-year career as a Family and Consumer Science teacher, she has kept very busy machine quilting and babysitting grand kids.  She made her first quilt in 1984 when her first child was born, and has had a passion for quilting ever since.

Mary loves all types of quilts but especially enjoys making scrappy pieced ones.  One of her proudest quilting accomplishments has been teaching her seven year old granddaughter to sew and hearing her say “This is such a blast!”

Mary enjoys teaching and this class will be a fun way to learn some basic skills.  If you have an interest in learning to quilt, or just want to sew an easy quilt top during camp, this class is for you!

This mystery quilt  will look great in many types of fabrics, such as holiday, Kaffe Fassett, flannels, florals, Americana, geometrics, batiks, etc.

The finished size is 62”X 75” with borders and 52.5” x 65.5” without borders.

Fabrics needed:

Also, thread,  24″ x 5 or 6″ wide ruler, cutting mat, rotary cutter and  – Sewing machine and general sewing supplies.   This is a one, two, or three-day class, depending on your level of sewing experience.


Candyce Copp Grisham

will teach 

Candy is a fiber artist, quilter and teacher.  She currently owns and operates a machine quilting business, Quilts by Candy.  She also exhibits and sells fiber art and quilts in area shops.  Candy  teaches quilting and other fiber arts at local quilt shops and guilds.  She has exhibited quilts in Paducah with the American Quilter’s Society, in Houston at the International Quilt Festival, with the National Quilt Association in Columbus, Ohio, as well as locally.  She has received awards for quilts she has made and others she has quilted. Several of her quilts have been featured in books.

Her special passion is translating traditional into contemporary quilts, exploring new techniques and presentations while basing work on the traditional.  She lives and works in Washington, Missouri with her husband Tom.    Icandyfiberart.com

This will be Candy’s fourth year to teach at camp.   Candy has taught at many venues and students enjoy learning these techniques.

 Candy Stripes Grown Up ~ 

Create a quilt using the 18 degree wedge ruler that has square blocks.  Easy cutting and sewing for the 9 block quilt with starburst like centers.  Create a special border using the wedge as well.  A good fabric bundle project.

Options for different size blocks and borders will be discussed in class.

Supply List for Candy Strips*:

  • 12 ½ “square ruler (may be larger but not smaller)
  • 18-degree Creative grid or other wedge ruler
  • 3” circle template
  • 6 x 12” ruler
  • Rotary cutter
  • 1/4’” foot for piecing, sewing machine in good working order, neutral thread, sewing supplies


  • Print fabric for blocks and borders, setting squares: (9 )– 1/3-yard WOF for total of 3 yards    (You can cut this from a FQ bundle that has at least 12 fabrics in it)
  • Background fabric & block sashing: Total of 2 ¾ yards. (may be mix of fabrics)
  • Inner narrow border: ¼ yd. WOF
  • Block centers: Can be cut from left over block fabrics or ¼ yard WOF*  if same fabric through out
  • Binding: ¾ yard
  • Backing: 2 5/8 yard

*WOF = Width of fabric

This class can be taken as a one, two or three day class.

  • Candy will also teach “Sweet Escape”  

This is a deceptively simple quilt for beginners and anyone else. Using snowball blocks, prints and solids you can create a diagonal element. An extra bonus is the half square triangles you can make a whole separate lap quilt with. The quilt can be done in multiple sizes from lap to queen. It’s a great pattern to feature your favorite large prints!  This class will be scheduled on Wednesday or Thursday, as a one or two day class.

  • Sewing machine, working well with ¼” foot
  • Cutting tools:  rotary cutter, 10” square, 6 x 12” ruler
  • Neutral thread, pins, marking tool

Fabrics:  Fabric in ( ) refers to quilt shown to help with your design.

~~Please label fabrics or make a fabric chart~~

Fabric A:  (Large floral)                                  1 5/8 yard

Fabric B:  (leaves)                                           1 yard

Fabric C:  (Dandelions)                                   1 yard

Fabric D:  (Stripe)                                            ¾ yd

Fabric E:  (Very light green print)         3/8 yd

Fabric F:  (Green solid)                                   1 3/8 yd

Fabric G:  (Black)                                             1 ½ yd

Backing:                                                            4 yards


 Shelly Pagliai

will teach hand work

Shelly credits her maternal grandmother, Mildred, for getting her started down the road of quilting obsession, by enrolling her in  4-H sewing classes at the age of eight.  When Shelly’s Great-Aunt Charlotte presented her with a garbage bag of scraps a few years later, she found her passion there among the fabric pieces.  While the fabric scraps of inspiration have yet to be made into a finished quilt, her aunt’s gift in 1972 launched a full-fledged quilting career.

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By 1985, she had found her quilting niche in the needle-turn method of hand applique, but that didn’t stop her from trying other techniques.  In fact, by 1996 she was teaching classes ranging from hand piecing and applique to quilt design. Those classes would carry over to her shop, Prairie Moon Quilts, where she began to sell her own patterns and kits in 1999. 

With the launch of her web site and blog in 2008, Shelly has explored even more opportunities for spreading the quilting word. In 2009, she purchased a long-arm quilting machine, and has been doing professional machine quilting for customers and other designers ever since. Her work can be seen in several popular magazines, in shows and other venues, as well as online.

When she’s not teaching class, selling her designs, operating the long-arm, running her charity “Necktie Social”, or designing her own award-winning, nationally exhibited quilts, Shelly can be found spending time with her favorite Cowboy and all their many animals on their Missouri ranch.

 See her website at www.prairiemoonquilts.com

Congratulations to Shelly for her recently published book, “A Simple Life,  Quilts Inspired by the ’50s.”  The beautiful main quilt, Hazel’s Diary, was featured in The Kansas City Star block-of-the-month program.

Shelly will be teaching  

  • Hand Applique Class Description — “Autumn Welcome”

Students can choose the fusible method of applique or the needle-turn method of hand applique as they create this fall-themed welcome quilt.

Learn how to properly layer overlapping pieces, and how to embellish the pieces and add additional details with hand embroidery.

Lots of applique tips and tricks will be tried and discussed, and complete information on how to finish the wall quilt after class will be provided.    The wall quilt finishes at 14″ x 21″.

Click on pdf link for supply list: AutumnWelcomesupplylist .

If you want to learn or improve your hand work skills as noted, this is a class you will enjoy.

This will be Shelly’s sixth year to teach at camp.  Students have found that Shelly’s expertise in this area is invaluable.