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
From the workshop “Reverse Applique”
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
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”
I am a mother, wife, artist, apple orchardist, retired civil engineer, and entrepreneur.
I’m a HUGE fan of online quilt alongs. Participating in them has really helped me hone my piecing skills and encouraged me to try things I never thought I would try (ie: New York Beauty Blocks). Also, they’ve been great for helping me use my scrap stash!
In 2010 I dreamed up Project QUILTING, and since then hundreds of quilts have been created and thousands of dollars worth of prizes have been awarded.
I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm about creativity through teaching, lecturing, and blogging.
I have an incredible husband, Jared, who unconditionally supports my ideas and craziness.
We have three beautiful, high-energy daughters: Mercedi, Capri, and Pip. You’ll see them all over my blog, and they’re the cutest random-name-drawing system I’ve seen yet.
Pull out your fun scraps and turn them into a unique Dresden Neighborhood!
We’ll put a whimsical ‘twist’ on the traditional Dresden Plate, cutting, piecing, applique and stitching to make an adorable wall hanging!
Once you learn Kim’s techniques, you’ll never look at a traditional block the same way.
July 18, 12:30-4:30pm
Dresden Neighborhood Workshop Supply List
Background: minimum 24.5″ square (could be pieced or not) – should contrast nicely with the fabric scraps you choose for your houses.
Center circle: two 5” squares
Houses: 20 fabrics 4” x 9”
scraps/multiple fabrics (the more the better)
Roofs and doors: blacks/browns/grays (or whatever color your heart desires roofs and doors to be)
20 pieces 2.5” x 4.5”
20 pieces 1” x 3”
Windows: whites/creams (or whatever color your heart desires windows to be)
20 pieces 1.5” x 2.5”
Batting: minimum 26″ square
Backing: minimum 27″ square
Other Special Tools:
Heat N Bond Lite: 1/2 yard
Heat N Bond Ultrahold: 1/4 yard
Dresden Plate Ruler
Pen to draw on Heat N Bond
Scissors (cutting fused fabric)
Working Sewing Machine – recommend being able to straight stitch, blanket stitch and free motion quilt
6.5″ square ruler … or similar size
thread and full bobbin – you may want to do some fancy stitching so maybe a few colors of thread
AUGUST 14, 15, & 16
Recently transplanted to Salina, Kansas, Patricia Beaver is finding she loves Kansas and is delighted for the opportunity to come and visit us here at our guild. Chula Vista, California was Patricia’s home when not on the road speaking, teaching, and judging. She spent her teenage years in Utah, where she began sewing and quilting, An avid quilter, Patricia enjoys all styles of quilts and tries to learn most new techniques. She also works on her original pieces so she can have available to her students something new and interesting.
As a teacher, lecturer, judge and Quilt historian, Patricia teaches her workshops in a fun atmosphere with the idea that we are all at different levels and skills. Praise and acceptance of all the students is her mission statement as a teacher. Patricia is active in several guilds and is past president of the Petaluma Quilt Guild. She has completed the Northern California Quilt Council course on Judging Quilts and Wearable Art, and is currently active in the judging arena.
A Funny Thing Happened To Me When I Moved To Utah
Hear the story of one quilter’s odyssey! A large variety of quilts in many different sizes and techniques will be shown entwined with the stories of women and the roles these works of art have played in their lives. A nice, all around trunk show that appeals to everyone.
Crayon Quilts: A fun workshop for all levels. After this class you can make an entire quilt or finish all those labels you have been meaning to add to your existing quilts. With my four part recipe your project will be completely soft and washable.
August 16, 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”