Meetings are held at 7:00PM on the third Monday of each month at First United Methodist Church
Pictorial Applique- Landscape Painting with fabric
Sue starts with a photo she’s taken and uses surface design techniques like– hand-dyeing, over-dyeing, hand painting, and/or batik to create the background. She then hand cuts each element of the composition out of fabric, layers them and uses permanent adhesive. Most pieces use 10-12 fabrics, 4-6 layers, hundreds of hand cut pieces and many and many hours to complete. Each piece is then framed.
Sue will walk us through her design process and technique. There will be time to look at her work and ask questions.
Learn how to be more creative by looking at the honeybee. In this lecture you'll get inspiration for your quilts from a variety of unexpected sources. Lessons learned from outside the quilting world can help you with color, design and composition.
Topic scheduled for normal Monay guild meeting. It will begin at 7:00PM.
You’ve got your quilt top done and it’s wonderful – but how to quilt it? What’s holding you back? This will be an interactive meeting – please bring your quilt tops to share and get ideas for quilting! Several of the Guild’s long arm quilters will lead the discussion and will answer questions like, when you bring your quilt to be quilted why do I need 6” of fabric on each edge?
Apply Zentangle’s relaxing methods of creating beautiful images from repetitive patterns and transfer it to quilting. It has been known to increase focus, reduce stress and provides artistic satisfaction and creativity. Even if you don’t consider yourself creative or artistic, you can create something beautiful the first time you try it.
Enjoy learning the basics, seeing work and get some hands on practice!
Honoring Tradition with Jacquie Gering
Jacquie shares her journey from being a maker, to becoming a quilter, and now a modern quilter, designer and author. Jacquie tells about her Mennonite roots, how her family inspires and influences her work, and shows through her quilts how she has developed her unique voice in modern quilting. Learn what makes a quilt modern from one of the leaders of the modern quilting movement.
Judy developed a book and templates for the “real” scrap quilter. Every book on the market today teaches quilters to make scrap quilts using precuts such as 2 1/2 inch strips or 5 or 10 inch squares. They also teach you how to use things like new fat quarters. To her, these are not scraps. She has developed a template system that allows you to make quilts out of “real scraps”. Come learn about using up your scraps and the adventures of being a quilt shop owner!
Juanita is known for her dramatic use of color and large scale compositions. Her work is diverse, ranging from realistic, to abstract. She admits that most of her designs could be accomplished on canvas with paint, but she loves working with cloth, scissors, needles and thread. Her art quilts have been written about and featured in many local and nationally distributed magazines, books and television broadcast. The images are light fast and permanent. The cloth is layered with a batting and machine quilted.
Putting a Fresh Spin on Classic Designs with Lee Heinrich
Lee Heinrich is a quilt designer, author, and blogger. Lee is a co-author of “Vintage Quilt Revival: 22 Modern Designs from Classic Blocks.” Lee also has her own line of quilt patterns, and her work has appeared in magazines such as Fons & Porter’s Easy Quilts, Quilt Magazine, and Quiltmaker. Lee loves the burgeoning area of “modern traditionalism” and wants to help quilters think outside the grid when it comes to traditional blocks. Her blog can be found at freshlypieced.com
Lecture about mosaic tile quilts
Bull in a China Shop or The Unexpected Journey of an Out of Control Quilter Traveling the World and What He Encountered Along the Way: A Trunk Show & Lecture
Painting on Silk and Incorporating in Quilting. Hands on Meeting!
Join Laurie for a portrait quilt and trunk show.
Join Donna for a lively discussion about the history of feed sacks
Two powerful words that can push the boundaries of your work and increase creative courage. A look at this artist's journey from traditional to self-expression.
This light and lively lecture traces through some of Gail’s quilting past, with emphasis on friends who have had a strong influence on her quilts. It shows the progression from Gail’s early quilting days as a traditional quilter, through her experimentation phase, and culminates in the contemporary art quilts for which she is now known.