PROGRAMS FOR 2017
JANUARY 16 & 17
“Challenges, Swaps, Exchanges…….OH MY!”
This trunk show consists of over 40 quilts and wall hangings that Theresa has made over the years. She has quilts made from charm square exchanges, ugly fabric challenges, block of the month quilts done through her guild and many more online swaps.
From the workshop-“Shadowed Circles”
FEBRUARY 20 & 21
Patti has a special love of vintage tablecloths, dishtowels, and embroidery from the 1930’s-1950’s and uses them in many of her quilt designs. She searches estate sales, flea markets, and antique stores for unique finds. Patti transitioned from hand quilting to free motion quilting on a longarm machine several years ago and now also quilts for others who love to make quilts. She enjoys teaching fellow vintage lovers how to design quilts using vintage tablecloths. Her Facebook group, ‘Quilting Kitchen Vintage’, has members from around the world who also love vintage kitchen linens. You can visit ‘Patti Pearce Quilting’ on Facebook and Pinterest.
From the workshop “LITTLE MARGIE’S TABLE RUNNER”
MARCH 20 & 21
My passion is turning ordinary antique linens and quilts into heirloom pieces, completely on a long arm machine. I’ll have show and tell and talk about this wonderful twist on quilting that connects our past and present.
APRIL 17, 18 & 19
The story goes something like this…
I started working in my mother’s quilt shop – “The Cotton Ball” in Morro Bay California. My wife was working on a teaching credential so I needed to pick up some extra hours around the shop. We shortly then after became Pfaff sewing machine dealers, and that is when I became a quilter.
I first made about thirty aloha shirts, which yielded a fantastic wardrobe and a ton of scraps mostly batik and floral. This pile of stash and the eagerness to try free motion machine quilting became my first quilt, which now serves as a curtain in an office no one uses. My second quilt was the hit – “The Dolphin Dance” an easy strip pieced quilt that has sold over 600 patterns in my store alone and countless kits. I caught the quilt pox and was never cured. I began teaching myself to quilt through traditional techniques adapted for a man and his machine. Quilted Seascapes became my middle name.
I began teaching my techniques in classes at our store, then four day quilting retreats.
Somewhere along the line of trips to Houston quilt Market I made a wise crack to the president of Free Spirit fabrics and landed my first job as a fabric designer. Another wise crack and I was designing quilts for Michael Miller Fabric’s new releases. I also was offered to show my quilts in a Marine Art Gallery. My opening was a huge success sold a third of my hangings in the first weekend, and hooked a commission quilt that now hangs in our county’s most prestigious health club.
This story travels with me as I present my quilts and techniques to guilds across California. I have taped for both Simply Quilts and Uncommon Threads and The Quilt Show, and though things were just getting off the ground for me. Then came The Missouri Star Quilt Company and an offer to partner on the Man Sewing project. Wow what a great ride it has been so far, and only getting better. Life is too short, be creative, have fun. !
Rob Appell !!!!
785 Quintana Rd #420
Morro Bay CA 93442
April 18, 9am-4pm
It is very basic construction, yet a very dramatic finish in just a few hours of
I started with two fabrics and some batting. First, the blue bubble batik and the
other is a Black Batik. The Batik is used to help prevent the fabric from unravelling,
and the fusible web will also aide in the longevity of this project. I recommend
batiks, but just about anything will work. Make sure you have something
fun that works color wise with your design and a solid to be the reverse
You are also encouraged to bring any design or motif to class that will be used
as your inspiration of design. You may also want to stash some tracing paper
and a wheel in your bag to transfer the actual designs onto the black fabric.
My method is to free hand draw the designs on the black with the chalk, and I
am happy to help all of you play with both techniques in the class.
You will be able to set the stitching using a standard straight stitch or free motion
machine quilting. This class will be taught as if we are all beginners, but
should open up a world of complex looking quilts for our future.
Machine Ready for
Free Motion Quilting
Black – at least 1 yard, I prefer a
Batik or print – at least 1 yard
Batting – at least 1 yard
Fusible web – I prefer Heat n
Bond Featherlite – 2 yards
Chalk Pencil to mark on the
Small Curved tip scissors
Sew Slip Mat
Wax Free Transfer Paper
MAY 15 & 16
During this lecture, Kathy will share Amish-made items from her collection, stories and her favorite Amish recipes. You will learn about Amish religious beliefs, the history of their quilt making, dress codes, buggies, Amish schools and farms.
“THE BASIC OF HAND QUILTING”
Learn the secrets of making small, even and straight hand quilting stitches during this workshop. Kathy has put together class kits for this class and your hand quilting project can become a pillow or wall hanging.
May 16, 1-4pm
JUNE 19 & 20
KANSAS CITY REGIONAL QUILT FESTIVAL
Overland Park Convention Center
Overland Park, KS
JULY 17 & 18
“WILDLY CAREENING INTO QUILTS: WHAT I LEARNED BY NOT KNOWING WHAT I DIDN’T KNOW”
July 18, 12:30-4:30pm
AUGUST 14, 15, & 16
“FROM BASEMENT QUILTER TO QUILT ARTIST”
“PORTRAIT IN FABRIC:PET QUILT”
August 15, 9am-4pm
RUBY JUBILEE-40 YEARS OF FABRIC!
OCTOBER 16 & 17
MARY ANNE JORDAN
“TEACHING TEXTILES-MAKING QUILTS’
NOVEMBER 20 & 21
“GRANDMOTHER’S FLOWER GARDEN QUILTS: THE HEXAGON AND BEYOND”