Renowned quilter Linda M. Poole offering classes in Batavia

By on October 7, 2019

Renowned quilter and instructor, Linda M. Poole, of Milford, Pennsylvania, will visit the Museum Quilt Guild of Batavia for three days this month offering two classes and presenting a lecture. 

Author of Painted Appliqué: A New Approach, Poole stays busy as a quilt instructor, lecturer, and fabric designer, and her life revolves around photography, writing, painting, and sewing. Poole has a passion for travel, teaching and sharing her experiences with people around the world. She has taught throughout the U.S., the United Kingdom, Germany, Turkey and Italy. To see her work, visit her at:

The guild invites instructors of this caliber to the area every other year, opposite their biennial quilt show. In the past, such names as Wendy Butler Berns and Paula Nadelstern have visited.  Most members would never get an opportunity to learn from these well-known instructors without traveling to larger venues.

Poole will be teaching classes using her “painted appliqué” technique. On Thursday, October 17, the class is titled “Acorn Wreath,” and on Friday, October 18, the class is “Monarch Butterfly.”  Classes will be held from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Batavia First United Methodist Church, 8221 Lewiston Road, Batavia. There are still openings in the classes, and one doesn’t need to be a guild member to attend. Fee for each class is $60, plus a $35 fee for a kit containing almost everything needed for the class.  

Poole will be presenting a lecture, titled, “A Quilted Journey Around the World” at the guild’s regular meeting on Saturday, October 19, at the VA Medical Center (Building 4, west end, second floor), 222 Richmond Avenue, Batavia.  The public is welcome to attend. Admission fee is $5. 

For information on the classes or the guild, contact Martha Lorshbaugh at 993-0357 or, or visit

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Renowned quilter Linda M. Poole will teach classes on these projects in Batavia. 

Monarch Butterfly

Acorn Wreath