New Member Friendship Tea
May
4
11:00 AM11:00

New Member Friendship Tea

  • 35414 Corte San Felipe Winchester, CA, 92596 United States (map)
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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
Time:  11:00am-2:00pm
Where:  Cindy McAllister’s home
35414 Corte San Felipe
Winchester, CA 92596

RSVP to Diane Lapio: dlapio2387@gmail.com
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.

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Monthly Guild Meeting:  Elizabeth Eastman - Quilt Abecedary
May
14
6:15 PM18:15

Monthly Guild Meeting: Elizabeth Eastman - Quilt Abecedary

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.

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Workshop with Elizabeth Eastmond - Merrion Square
May
18
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop with Elizabeth Eastmond - Merrion Square

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 can choose from.

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Boutique Workshop
Jun
15
10:00 AM10:00

Boutique Workshop

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 pace mats, table runners, napkins, cup holders, coasters , pillows, aprons, dish towels, baskets, rugs, etc. Also personal items such as scarfs, hats, purses, and hand made jewelry. Framed and ready to hang art pieces such as paintings, mixed media, or other art techniques may also be accepted. Basically anything you might want to contribute. On June 15th we will have a Boutique work day. We will put out more information later, but we may have kits, or other ideas to share with you. You are welcome to sign up to come, or to request a kit to take home. Watch for more information. Contact Shelley Wilson for more information.

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Monthly Guild Meeting: Sue Rasmussen - A Desperate Housewife's Quilt Journey
Oct
8
6:15 PM18:15

Monthly Guild Meeting: Sue Rasmussen - A Desperate Housewife's Quilt Journey

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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.

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Workshop with Sue Rasmussen - Curved Paper Pieced Flying Geese
Oct
12
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop with Sue Rasmussen - Curved Paper Pieced Flying Geese

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.

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Workshop with Wendy Mathson - Storm at Sea
Apr
13
to Apr 14

Workshop with Wendy Mathson - Storm at Sea

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.

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Monthly Guild Meeting: Wendy Mathson - Storm at Sea-From Traditional to Contemporary
Apr
9
6:15 PM18:15

Monthly Guild Meeting: Wendy Mathson - Storm at Sea-From Traditional to Contemporary

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.

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Workshop with Peggy Martin - Millennium Star
Mar
13
10:00 AM10:00

Workshop with Peggy Martin - Millennium Star

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.

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Monthly Guild Meeting: Peggy Martin - Enjoying the Journey
Mar
12
9:00 PM21:00

Monthly Guild Meeting: Peggy Martin - Enjoying the Journey

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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.

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Workshop with Tamara Leberer - The Art of Silk Fusion
Feb
13
to Feb 14

Workshop with Tamara Leberer - The Art of Silk Fusion

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.

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Monthly Guild Meeting - Guest Speaker:  Tamara Leberer: The Art of Silk Fusion
Feb
12
6:15 PM18:15

Monthly Guild Meeting - Guest Speaker: Tamara Leberer: The Art of Silk Fusion

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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

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Workshop with Linda Schmidt - Miniature Landscape 101 - class now open to non-members.  Contact: Deanna Carpinelli - 951-634-2634
Jan
9
10:00 AM10:00

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.

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Monthly Guild Meeting - Guest Speaker:  Linda Schmidt-Short Attention Span Trunk Show
Jan
8
6:15 PM18:15

Monthly Guild Meeting - Guest Speaker: Linda Schmidt-Short Attention Span Trunk Show

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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

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Quilt Walk
Sep
24
to Oct 6

Quilt Walk

For two weeks prior to the quilt show quilts will be on display in selected businesses throughout Old Town.  Using the guide map provided at the merchants, you can travel through Old Town while shopping or eating and find a lovely quilt and support our local stores.  

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Philanthropy Work Day
Jun
30
10:00 AM10:00

Philanthropy Work Day

We have jobs that require the use of a sewing machine such as adding borders, and piecing bindings or quilt backs. We need people to prepare the pillowcase or other kits by selecting complementary fabrics, cutting and bagging them.  We have to cut backs and batting and "make the sandwich" which we will bag and hand off to the longarm helpers.  You can always come and work on your own Philanthropy project or we have quilt top kits prepared and ready for piecing.  Bring all of your sewing supplies, a lunch and plenty to drink.

 

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