Join us for an informative and much-awaited presentation at our Guild Meeting on August 25th with Kelly Gallagher Abbott of Jukebox Quilts. This presentation will include many innovative techniques, tools, gadgets and tricks that are being used by many award-winning quilters. The lecture is rich with information about what judges are looking for and how to correct the most commonly seen areas of weakness. This jammed-packed presentation will leave everyone raring to get home and to get going as they learn new hints that are guaranteed to save time and increase accuracy and success!
This meeting will be in-person at the church and on ZOOM will include a slide presentation and a brief trunk show. Please note the rescheduled date of August 25th in lieu of our regular scheduled meeting date.
On Saturday August 13th, join us for our IN PERSON workshop, “Stack & Cut Hexagon Quilts” with Marci Baker, at Holly’s Quilt Cabin from 10 am - 5 pm. Learn how to create a beautiful quilt design with your favorite large-scale, high contrast print and a simple technique of stacking layers to make 6 identical triangles that form a kaleidoscope or millefiori design. You will learn this technique by creating a small table runner with a pre-selected print that will be provided in class. A photo of this fabric will be provided 2-3 weeks before class for you to select and bring fabrics that will match it. Afterwards, you will begin stacking and cutting your personal favorite fabric to create your own unique, serendipitous quilt.
Workshop will include 1 hour for lunch. Full details on how to select fabrics can be found in the Supply List or Video provided on the website event.
UPCOMING PROGRAMS – SEPTEMBER AND OCTOBER
- September Program – September 8th
Join us online for our Guild Meeting with Maria Shell as she presents “Traditional, Art, Modern: Notes from the Field!” Maria started out as a traditional quilter, but soon found herself making abstract pieced art quilts that look surprisingly modern. Maria will share her personal journey along with some fun historical facts about all three quilt genres (Traditional, Art, Modern) and what it means to be a 21ST Century Quilter. Zoom presentation.
- September Workshop – September 10th and 11th
On Saturday, September 10th and 11th, join on online for our workshop, “Making Prints” with Maria Shell. Learn how to piece an assortment of prints—stripes, dots, tracks, and plaids—while learning how to work with solid colored fabrics, improvisational piecing techniques, and ideas for taking these techniques and creating original quilts. In addition, students will explore color theory, composing abstract design, improvisation-ally cutting and piecing fabric, working with prints, and trouble shooting patchwork construction issues. Zoom presentation.
This class will be held in two sessions, on September 10thand 11th from 10am – 1 pm.
- October Program – October 13th
Join us online for our Guild Meeting with Swan Sheridan as she presents “Color Theory Applied”. This lecture includes a showing of 30 or more quilts and focuses on building and utilizing a color stash in both modern and traditional quilting designs.
- October Workshop – October 15th
This 6 hour class is taught in two sections. The first 4 hour section is focused on students learning how to fuse a relatively large flower (20 inches), quarter it into sections, pin baste, and applique their flower by exploring the decorative stitches on their machines. Afterwards, students continue working on creating their other 3 flowers.
In the final 2 hour section of the class, students will learn how to trim down their blocks to the right size and assemble them using a variation on the "quilt as you go" method.