The 2019 Valley of the Mist Quilt Challenge is “Quilters Going Wild, appreciating Natures Wildlife”. This is our only juried event and judging categories are 1) Originality and creativity of design 2) Best use of color, and 3) Excellence in workmanship. Each member may enter one quilt focused on wildlife, it must have been completed after September 2018, with a maximum size of 240” perimeter. Get those fingers moving and those creative juices flowing!
Eleanor Burns has been an icon in the quilting world for 40 years. Her first quilt book, Make A Quilt In A Day, A Log Cabin Pattern, was published in 1978, and since then she has authored over 100 books & patterns, designed fabrics for Benartex Fabrics, and continues to delight quilters all over the world with her ongoing TV series on PBS, “Quilt In A Day”. She has trained countless instructors, taught thousands of students at classes and retreats, and brought her entertaining shows to adoring fans. PLEASE JOIN US on Friday evening, October 4th for her show celebrating her 40th anniversary, “STILL STRIPPING II, FORTY FABULOUS YEARS.” Eleanor will reminisce, educate, and entertain you with her infectious joy & love of quilting. Expect to be thoroughly entertained as it’s a show not to be missed! Contact Pat Jordan, 951-663-5345, for tickets and additional information.
This humorous presentation, showing dozens of Sue’s quilts, takes you through her development as a quilt maker in the two main quilt styles that Sue loves and is known for: Intricate Pieced Quilts and Machine Pieced Landscape--Pictorial Quilts. Emphasizing her more recent quilts, Sue discusses several quilts in detail: the importance of design, color, fabric choices, and quilting patterns. The lecture ends with several story quilts that are guaranteed to make you giggle. You can visit her website at suerasmussenquilts.com.
Students immediately move beyond the basic paper pieced geese, by adding a dramatic twist, to design a small quilt (18” x 24”) with curved flying geese. In this class you will learn to design, draw, measure, and sew the pattern in class. Sue will discuss in detail the many options available for using curved flying geese in borders or as central design elements, opening up new horizons to curved foundation piecing.
Every August members join together to create philanthropy quilts, pillowcases and Christmas stockings. We work in stations to increase our efficiency and output. Plan on bringing your sewing machine and supplies or join the cutting station. It is ‘all hands on deck’ to try and bring closure to as many projects as possible.
This year we are expanding the Guild Boutique at the Quilt Show in October. In addition to the small quilts and wall hangings, we will be having at least two Christmas trees filled with YOUR handmade ornaments. We will offer a wider assortment of household items such as place mats, table runners, napkins, cup holders, coasters , pillows, aprons, dish towels, baskets, rugs, in addition to personal items such as scarfs, hats, purses, and handmade jewelry. Anything you might want to contribute. Please sign up at the June guild meeting. Watch for more information. Contact Shelley Wilson or Karen Wurfel for more information.
Imagine a room with dozens of baskets filled with goodies quilters, knitters, crocheters, textile artists, beaders, weavers, or other kind of speciality sewers would love. Buy tickets and enter the raffle for the baskets of your choice and take home your winning baskets.
Our guild has a rich history of contributing to the youth, seniors, military and others in need in our community. Join our Philanthropy team as they prepare pillowcase kits and Christmas stocking kits, or work on the various lap quilts, twin bed quilts and other projects for our philanthropy recipients. There are a variety of tasks including: rotary cutting of kits and borders, piecing of backs, layering and cutting of batting, and every step in between. Bring your sewing supplies based on your job, your smile, your lunch and lots to keep you hydrated.
My overall philosophy on teaching classes is this: students should go away with at least one new tip, or way of doing something. Some students may even have a finished project, if the chosen class is a mini-quilt or some other small quilt. But generally, it’s most important that we quilters share some time together building our community, getting to know the other quilters in our guild, and enjoy the making. This class will use a scrappy piecing technique to create a small 25” square quilt. Please see the attached supply list to see the two variations you may choose from.
Elizabeth will be sharing her piecing techniques for a project she has been working on for some time- an exploration of font and text styles for either including text or lettering in your quilts. An abecedary (or abecedarium), according to Wikipedia, is “a full alphabet carved in stone or written in book form, was historically found in churches, monasteries and other ecclesiastical buildings. Abecedaries are generally considered to be medieval teaching aids, particularly for the illiterate. The alphabet may have been thought to possess supernatural powers along the lines of the runic alphabet. Each letter would have had a symbolic meaning to the devout.” Her class (see below) will continue to play with form in a scrappy traditional piecing class.
We are happy to announce the 2019 New Member Friendship Tea! We want to welcome our new members and invite our current members to join us for an afternoon of friends, food and laughter. Many of the Board Members will be attending and sharing information about the Guild and their job. Information will be available regarding the various Friendship Groups, their area of interest, when they meet, and where. You will be able to ask questions, give input and get to know some new friends.
When: May 4, Saturday
Where: Cindy McAllister’s home
35414 Corte San Felipe
Winchester, CA 92596
RSVP to Diane Lapio: firstname.lastname@example.org
New members bring only your smile.
Current members please RSVP to Diane by April 14th,
and please list or tell Diane the brunch/lunch dish you will be bringing.
This class is held daily from 10:00am to 4:00pm. In this two-day class, Wendy will offer three pattern variations to make using the traditional “Storm at Sea” block, vastly simplified by learning a method of trimming as you sew, using squares and rectangles cut from strips. All patterns are supplied, and students are not required to purchase tools, books, or kits.
Wendy will discuss design explorations using the traditional "Storm at Sea" block, based on her book, "A New Light on Storm at Sea Quilts". Why do those straight seams give the feeling of curves? How can a century-year-old block pattern work with current fabrics and color combinations for a fresh new look? You'll be amazed at how this versatile block can produce such a wide variety of unique quilt designs. Come and enjoy her perspectives on these ideas of change in the quilting world. Visit her website on quiltsbywendy.com.
PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF WORKSHOP DATE TO WEDNESDAY MARCH 13TH.
THERE IS SOME PREP FOR THIS CLASS SO BE SURE YOU GET STARTED EARLY ENOUGH. Peggy will teach a quick-strip paper piecing method using assembly-line piecing on fabric strips. Beginners find this method less confusion and easy to learn, experienced quilters are delighted by this quicker, simplified technique. Click on the button for a detailed supply list.
Peggy began quilting in 1981, drafting traditional blocks for templates, hand piecing and hand quilting. She will discuss how rotary cutters and other faster methods appeared, influencing how many quilts she was able to make and her transition to machine quilting. We will look at quilts spanning her 30+ years of quilting and teaching, exploring a wide variety of patterns and concepts, as well as how her style and color sense have evolved. Visit her website at: peggymartinquilts.com.
This two-day class is held from 10:00am to 4:00pm each day. In this two-day workshop, you will combine fibers with textile mediums producing a fabric rich in luxurious shine and color. You will create two silk fusion pieces which will then be used to create a mosaic on the second day. The additional $60.00 workshop fee paid to the instructor includes silk tussah fibers, silk hankies; fabric medium; silk threads; Angelina fibers and gold leafing for embellishment; fiberglass screening; brushes and plastic drop cloths for the fusion process.
Tamara shares: “Whether you call them art quilts or fiber art, my work revolves around a love of fiber, fabric and color. The vivid colors of fiber and fabric and the texture and dimensionality of quilting are what thrills me about this art form. No matter what or how much I do, I can’t extinguish my passion to create with my hands. My favorite manner of work is improvisational where I explore line, shape, and color to create harmony and motion. I’ve spent the last 20 years exploring every facet of fiber art before finding the sweet spot that makes my artist heart feel at home: combining a wide variety of fibers in different ways, and then quilting, always quilting.” Visit her website at: tamaraleberer.com
Workshop with Linda Schmidt - Miniature Landscape 101 - class now open to non-members. Contact: Deanna Carpinelli - 951-634-2634
Techniques demonstrated in the hands-on workshop include fabric painting, leaf painting, various methods of machine and hand appliqué, machine embroidery and thread painting, use of Solvy and disappearing medium and free motion quilting.
Truly a Renaissance woman, quilter, textile artist, wearable art designer, composer, musician, aspiring poet and international teacher Linda Schmidt will share her quilts, her garments, and her story in a Grand Trunk Show, with an emphasis on artistic techniques, artistry and poetry. Choosen teacher of the year for 2003 by the Professional Quilter Magazine, Linda has won over 300 ribbons for quilts and garments. Many specialized techniques will be demonstrated during her class. See the information below. Visit her website at: shortattentionspanquilting.com