(A program is an informal session after the regular monthly meeting. It is not a workshop. It is member-led, free, informative, and fun. To present or lead you don't need to be an expert on the subject but interested in sharing and/or exploring a technique, idea, or any subject that can be applied to modern quilting. For more information contact Crystal Allan or Lynn Purple through Groupworks or this website's contact form.) 

September 17 - It's Not Foundationless by Christine Ravish

October 10* - Printing with Dye by Pam Morris

*October 10* meeting is on the second Saturday of the month for October.

Past Programs

August 29 - Machine Binding on Zoom - Saturday August 29, 2020 10 a.m. followed by a Sew Day
Christine Ravish will show a Fast Blind Binding tutorial. (This really works!)  Step by step photo's and explanation on this tutorial.
Front gives hand finished look
Back straight sewing

August 1 - Facings on Zoom - Saturday August 1, 2020, 10 a.m. followed by a Sew Day
Nan Ryan will show us how she gets perfectly square corners in a faced binding method technique. The step by step slideshow posts photos of each technique in detail.
Watch for your email Zoom invite a week before the event. 
"perfectly square corners"
Facings by Nan Ryan

February 2020 - Double Curves completion by Christine Ravish.

Members who attended the one day workshop will bring blocks for instruction on cutting and piecing for final layouts.

January 2020 Bring a share on how you journal your quilts.  Terrie Morgan will lead us in creating a unique cover or you can just make one out of fabric. Find a journal size that you like, she prefers a 5" x 8" size. Blank paper inside would be good, hard cover, bound. Supplies: notebook to cover, fabric for cover, flaps and background (pieced if desired), colored thread for quilting, Rat tail - about 15", button, fusible fleece size of journal cover, mid-weight iron on interfacing. Sewing machine and supplies.
Terrie Morgans Journal Cover
Covers completed in Program

December 2019 Holiday Party - note* on 2nd Saturday Dec 14, 019 -bring potluck and modern type gift $15. limit. No sewing just celebrating the holidays! (This is a members only event.)

November 2019 - Cancelled - See Feb 2020. Continuation of the Double Curves Workshop by Christine Ravish. If you took the workshop, come with your "made fabric" and work on the quarter circles. If you did not take the workshop bring fabric and make circles with us or bring whatever you'd like to work on independently. Sign-up on Groupworks or contact Christine through the Contact Form on this blog.

October 2019 - Color and Value- a No Sew Afternoon Program by Carole Lyles Shaw

Planning a quilt without a focus fabric? In this no sew afternoon program Carole will show us how to build a palette with several hands on exercises that will help us see color and different types of value with more clarity. These exercises will give us more analytical tools -- without going deep into color theory. This is a NO SEW workshop--AND you will dig into your stash and scrap pile to bring the fabric that you need. Sign-up on Groupworks in Events Section or contact Carole thru this website.

September 2019 Yikes Stripes by Donna Koenig show how to make a quick quilt using irregularly striped fabric. Bring 1 1/2 yards of striped fabric, irregularly striped. Bring your machine, cutting mat, rotary cutter, pins, rulers and let's have some fun!

Donna Koenig Striped Quilt samples
June 2019 - Do you have a problem quilt top? Bring a quilt top for our afternoon program on "suggestions for problem quilt tops". This includes piecing, design, and "make it work" solutions.

May 2019  Carol Byrnes will show minky samples and tips for quick quilts for kids or decor. It's luscious...

April 2019 - Robin Kriegs presented

March 2019 - Sew Time! Bring your machine, supplies and project or start on the next Challenge/Charity as presented by Pat Hansen and Christine Ravish during the March meeting. 

February 2019 - Bonnie Booy will speak about Japanese Shibori which is a dyeing technique that involves folding and clamping, stitching and pole twisting fabric before dyeing it. She will demonstrate the three main techniques and show many samples. (There will not be any dye involved in the demonstrations.) (This program was rescheduled from Jan meeting.)

January 2019 - A lunchtime presentation on our April Challenge "Photo Inspired Modern Quilt Design" with ideas on how to work with a photo for inspiration. Presented by Carole, Jann, and Rose

December 2018 - Holiday Party, no program

November 2018 -Bring fabric donations for sale at our February "Airing of the Quilts". Fabric needs to be organized into similar coordinates then pressed, folded, and packaged in clear plastic bags. Pricing will be done by Sandy Jolliff and committee.

October 2018 - Robin Kriegswill demo Square to Hexagon and show some sample projects. If you are interested in trying this folding method bring already cut squares like a charm pack or layer cake, a cutting mat, ruler, a 6" long or longer and rotary cutter. While the hexagons will not be technically perfect, they can be used for some cool applications.

Pat Hansen -Continuing with Robin's hexagon theme, I will demo the technique for making Kaleidoscope hexagons. At the last meeting we saw Susan Sadi's "One Block Wonder" quilt which is a beautiful, complex design and made with just one novelty fabric I will show you how to select the best fabric to create the blocks. This info is found in the Magic Stack-n-Whack Quilts by Bethany Reynolds and One-Block Wonders by Maxine Rosenthal. 
The hexagon blocks created are fascinating designs and can also be used individually in modern quilts settings. I love them all.

September 15 - Charity Quilt for QuiltCon 2019
2nd Sew Day for Charity Quilt for center layout and piecing. Many thanks to Kathy Hayes for volunteering to sew side layouts from August meeting.
1. Sewing Machine with white or very light gray thread for piecing (NOT required - we need a couple of people to just help press/iron).
2. Any remaining blocks and leftover fabric from the challenge
We will provide - cutting mats, rotary cutters, irons and ironing boards

August 2018 - Piece the Top and Back of the Charity Quilt for QuiltCon 2019-

What to bring to August Sew Day:

1. Sewing Machine with white or very light gray thread for piecing (NOT required - we need a couple of people to just help press/iron).

2. Any remaining blocks and leftover fabric from the challenge

We will provide - cutting mats, rotary cutters, irons and ironing boards

June 2018 Program Information...
Pat Hansen will present the January challenge Elements of Scale with a slideshow presentation.
Christine Ravish will show us how to take a near-perfect quilt photo, Carol Byrnes will show photo apps for imperfect quilt photos and other favorites.