Speaker Schedule

10/10/2017 (Tuesday)

Evening Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Speaker: Patsy Thompson

Lecture: Thread Power

10/11/2017 (Wednesday)

Day Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker: Patsy Thompson

Lecture: Ruler Work for the Sit Down Quilter

Workshop: Creating Interesting Ruler Work Borders

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Instructor: Patsy Thompson

This three-hour class is designed for the quilter who knows the basics of ruler work on a home sewing machine and is ready to explore more challenging designs using ruler work. This class will focus on ruler work border designs created with basic arc rulers. We will learn how to create a variety of ruler-based border framework designs and then we will fill them in with free motion quilted designs. This class will bolster your ruler work skills, your free motion quilting skills and your design skills. Patsy will supply loaner rulers to be used during class, so there is no need to buy any rulers for this class. **NOTE you must have a true ruler foot for your machine to participate in this class. If your machine Manufacturer does not yet offer a ruler foot, please seek the assistance of your dealer ahead of class so a foot can be ordered for you.

($30 workshop fee)

Website: http://www.patsythompsondesigns.com/

10/12/2017 (Thursday)

Workshop: Ruler Work for the Sit Down Quilter

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Patsy Thompson

This hands-on class will teach you the basics of ruler guided free motion quilting using your home sewing machine. We will cover straight line ruler work and curved ruler work, as well as some free motion quilting designs to fill-in the framework we create with our ruler work. We will also learn how to audition your ruler designs on paper before taking them to fabric. This class will give you the skills to create block ad border designs using ruler work. Patsy will loan you rulers to use during class so you do not need to spend any money to “try-out” the technique of ruler work. **NOTE you must have a true ruler foot for your machine to participate in this class. If your machine Manufacturer does not yet offer a ruler foot, please seek the assistance of your dealer ahead of class so a foot can be ordered for you.

($45 workshop fee)

Website: http://www.patsythompsondesigns.com/

11/07/2017 (Tuesday)

Evening Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Speaker: Wendy Mathson

Lecture: Storm at Sea: From Traditional to Contemporary, an Ocean of Design Possibilities

11/08/2017 (Wednesday)

Day Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker: Wendy Mathson

Lecture: Storm at Sea: From Traditional to Contemporary, an Ocean of Design Possibilities

11/09/2017 (Thursday)

Workshop: Storm at Sea/TRIM Plate Piecing

Instructor: Wendy Mathson

This is a two-day workshop. TRIMplate rulers are not templates. They are unique tools that allow you to trim after you sew for greater accuracy. All fabric pieces start as squares or rectangles, so they are easily and quickly cut from strips. This method uses no templates, no paper or foundation piecing, and there is no bias on the outer edge of the blocks. Students choose from multiple variations.

($60 workshop fee)

Website: http://www.quiltsbyWendy.com/

11/10/2017 (Friday)

Workshop: Storm at Sea/TRIM Plate Piecing

Instructor: Wendy Mathson

This is a two-day workshop. TRIMplate rulers are not templates. They are unique tools that allow you to trim after you sew for greater accuracy. All fabric pieces start as squares or rectangles, so they are easily and quickly cut from strips. This method uses no templates, no paper or foundation piecing, and there is no bias on the outer edge of the blocks. Students choose from multiple variations.

($60 workshop fee)

Website: http://www.quiltsbyWendy.com/

12/12/2017 (Tuesday)

Evening Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Holiday Potluck

12/13/2017 (Wednesday)

Day Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Holiday Potluck

01/09/2018 (Tuesday)

Evening Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Speaker: Sue Heinz

Lecture: You've Got a Friend Named Elmer

01/10/2018 (Wednesday)

Day Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker: Sue Heinz

Lecture: You've Got a Friend Named Elmer

01/11/2018 (Thursday)

Workshop: Fill Harmonics

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Sue Heinz

Create a symphony of harmonious background designs that group well together on any type of quilt – or use just one for a dramatic textural effect. You’ll learn how to draw an array of free-motion and grid pattern backgrounds while Sue demonstrates with step-by-step illustrations and how-to hints. Open to all skill levels. Material taught is applicable to all types of free-motion machines, from domestic to longarm.

($50 workshop fee + $3 handout fee)

Website: http://www.sueheinz.com/

02/13/2018 (Tuesday)

Evening Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Speaker: Nancy Lee Chong

Lecture: Confessions of an Appliqué Addict

02/14/2018 (Wednesday)

Day Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker: Nancy Lee Chong

Lecture: Confessions of an Appliqué Addict

02/15/2018 (Thursday)

Workshop: Celtic Knotwork Appliqué

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Nancy Lee Chong

Celtic Knotwork designs are beautiful and intricate, yet amazingly easy to sew using Nancy’s stress–free hand appliqué methods. Make your own bias tape, learn to bend tape to make crisp corners and lovely curves. BONUS! Learn to make Stained Glass Appliqué!

($35 workshop fee)

Website: http://www.quiltchong.com/

03/06/2018 (Tuesday)

Evening Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Speaker: Erika Carter

Lecture: Further Down the Road

03/07/2018 (Wednesday)

Day Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker: Erika Carter

Lecture: Further Down the Road

03/08/2018 (Thursday)

Workshop: Personal Imagery in Art Quilts

Instructor: Erika Carter

In this two-day workshop, explore personal imagery with basic creativity exercises with word association, music, sketching and design, then develop a composition/project. This is a process workshop to encourage confidence in making intuitive decisions for personal expression with several class exercises in a supportive atmosphere.

($90 workshop fee)

Website: http://store.erikagcarter.com/

03/09/2018 (Friday)

Workshop: Personal Imagery in Art Quilts

Instructor: Erika Carter

In this two-day workshop, explore personal imagery with basic creativity exercises with word association, music, sketching and design, then develop a composition/project. This is a process workshop to encourage confidence in making intuitive decisions for personal expression with several class exercises in a supportive atmosphere.

($90 workshop fee)

Website: http://store.erikagcarter.com/

04/10/2018 (Tuesday)

Evening Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Quilt Show Wrap-Up

04/11/2018 (Wednesday)

Day Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Quilt Show Wrap-Up

04/14/2018 (Saturday)

Workshop: Lone Star Quilt

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Judy Irish

This is a great quilt for all levels. It is much easier to make than it looks. You will learn the Y seam in attaching the background pieces. It can also be made in smaller versions by using smaller diamonds, which will also utilize less fabric. Can also be done as a scrap quilt.

($40 workshop fee)

05/08/2018 (Tuesday)

Evening Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Speaker: Bonnie Hunter

Lecture: Addicted to Scraps

05/09/2018 (Wednesday)

Day Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker: Bonnie Hunter

Lecture: Adventures with Leaders and Enders

Workshop: Basket Weave Strips

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Instructor: Bonnie Hunter

Turn all those leftover uneven strips (called strings) of fabric into a beautiful quilt. Print your own pattern from her website.

($50 workshop fee)

Website: http://www.quiltville.com/

05/10/2018 (Thursday)

Workshop: Tropical Twist

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Bonnie Hunter

A pattern from her book "Addicted to Scraps", that you need for the class. Start with a variety of strip sets, add some slicing and dicing and some easy stitch & flip corners, and you have a scrap quilt with loads of movement complete with bonus triangle units to be used in the optional border!

($70 workshop fee + $25 book)

Website: http://www.quiltville.com/

06/12/2018 (Tuesday)

Evening Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Speaker: Karen Combs

Lecture: Transparency

06/13/2018 (Wednesday)

Day Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker: Karen Combs

Lecture: Quilts of Illusion

06/14/2018 (Thursday)

Workshop: Patchwork of Illusions

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Karen Combs

Learn a quick and easy rotary technique that allows you to make quilts with a 3-D look. In the class, you will learn how to create quilts shown in Gallery 3. This is Karen's favorite class because it is so easy to create truly amazing quilts of illusion. Karen shares her secrets, so you may become a master of illusion!

($55 workshop fee)

Website: http://www.karencombs.com/

07/10/2018 (Tuesday)

Evening Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Speaker: Barbara Lambrecht

Lecture: Keeper of the Quilt

07/11/2018 (Wednesday)

Day Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker: Barbara Lambrecht

Lecture: Keeper of the Quilt

07/13/2018 (Friday)

Workshop: Turn Your Stories Into Quilts

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Barbara Lambrecht

Discover your inner artistand turn your ideas into reality for your own story quilt. Learn the strategy to get the idea out of your head and into a quilt. Planning form the beginning idea through color, style, composition and technique will get you on your way to creating your own work of art.

($50 workshop fee)

08/07/2018 (Tuesday)

Evening Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Charity Workshop

08/08/2018 (Wednesday)

Day Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Charity Workshop

08/11/2018 (Saturday)

Workshop: Vintage Quilt Care

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Diane Coombs

Sharing, Caring and Repairing Workshop: Bring your tired and worn, old or new, quilts needing repair plus any fabric that might match. The workshop focus will be concentrated on learning (and doing) techniques for repairing that apply to your individual quilt.

($40 workshop fee)

09/11/2018 (Tuesday)

Day Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker: Grace Errea

Lecture: A Quilter's Magical Journey

Note: this day meeting is on a Tuesday instead of the usual Wednesday.

Evening Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Speaker: Grace Errea

Lecture: A Quilter's Magical Journey

09/12/2018 (Wednesday)

Workshop: Portraiture - From Photo to Textile Picture

Instructor: Grace Errea

In this two-day workshop, turn a photo into a fabric picture. From a photo of person, pet or other picture, use value in the design phase and a photocopy enlargement to make your own pattern. Heat set machine appliqué makes the process easy and effective. You decide how simple or complex you wish the final picture to be.

($80 workshop fee)

Website: http://www.amazingquiltsbygrace.com/

09/13/2018 (Thursday)

Workshop: Portraiture - From Photo to Textile Picture

Instructor: Grace Errea

In this two-day workshop, turn a photo into a fabric picture. From a photo of person, pet or other picture, use value in the design phase and a photocopy enlargement to make your own pattern. Heat set machine appliqué makes the process easy and effective. You decide how simple or complex you wish the final picture to be.

($80 workshop fee)

Website: http://www.amazingquiltsbygrace.com/

10/09/2018 (Tuesday)

Evening Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Speaker: Jamie Wallen

Lecture: Thread Power

10/10/2018 (Wednesday)

Day Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker: Jamie Wallen

Lecture: Thread Power

Workshop: Mystical Feathers

2:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Instructor: Jamie Wallen

Join Jamie and explore all feather forms including traditional, non-traditional, and stylized. Then discover how to use these options in allovers, and any custom shapes you run into in your client and personal quilts. This class is exclusively dedicated to feather work. If you’ve wanted to learn and apply a myriad of new, as well as classic feather styles, then this is the class for you! Applies to all levels of Long-arm, Mid-arm, Short-arm or Hand Quilters.

($35 workshop fee)

Website: http://www.jamiewallen.com/

10/11/2018 (Thursday)

Workshop: Mystical Florals, Leaves and Vines

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Jamie Wallen

Covers florals, leaves, and vine variations that will make your quilts take root in creativity. You will learn a myriad of designs using these elements for your quilting and apply them to edge-to-edge, custom blocks, border, and sash designs. Applies to all levels of Long-arm, Mid-arm, Short-arm or Hand Quilters.

($50 workshop fee)

Website: http://www.jamiewallen.com/

11/13/2018 (Tuesday)

Day Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Speaker: Hollis Chatelain

Lecture: The Emotional Color of Art

Note: this day meeting is on a Tuesday instead of the usual Wednesday.

Evening Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Speaker: Hollis Chatelain

Lecture: Influences of Africa

11/14/2018 (Wednesday)

Workshop: Painting Images With Dyes

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Hollis Chatelain

NOTE: This is a one-day workshop that is offered twice, not a 2-day workshop.

Designed to teach students how to paint with Procion dyes on cotton. Learning to control the dyes will be emphasized, covering blending, layering, special effects and painting without bleeding, while using no resists. Bring two or three 18" x 20" designs or drawings that they will transfer onto cloth and then paint. These drawings can be as simple as coloring book drawings. We will be concentrating on how to apply the dyes. Students will have a painted piece that could be worked into a vest, quilt or pillow top

($55 workshop fee + $35 kit fee)

Website: http://www.hollisart.com/

11/15/2018 (Thursday)

Workshop: Painting Images with Dyes

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Instructor: Hollis Chatelain

NOTE: This is a one-day workshop that is offered twice, not a 2-day workshop.

Designed to teach students how to paint with Procion dyes on cotton. Learning to control the dyes will be emphasized, covering blending, layering, special effects and painting without bleeding, while using no resists. Bring two or three 18" x 20" designs or drawings that they will transfer onto cloth and then paint. These drawings can be as simple as coloring book drawings. We will be concentrating on how to apply the dyes. Students will have a painted piece that could be worked into a vest, quilt or pillow top

($55 workshop fee + $35 kit fee)

Website: http://www.hollisart.com/

12/11/2018 (Tuesday)

Evening Meeting

7:00 PM - 9:30 PM

Holiday Potluck

12/12/2018 (Wednesday)

Day Meeting

10:00 AM - 12:30 PM

Holiday Potluck