Programs

(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 Christine Ravish through Groupworks.)Upcoming Programs - sign up on Groupworks (or contact Christine Ravish)


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



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.

November 2019 - Bring a share on how you journal your quilts - this is a no sew 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!

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Past Programs

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.