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2020 QGD Retreat
Jan 16-20, 2020
Tanglewood Resort
Forms available here
December 5th is the deadline.
Have you registered yet?

 

2019 Quilt Show

 

Check out the list of Winners
 

 
 

December 5, 2019

Guild Meeting Speaker – Doris Deutmeyer

Doris is a lifelong artist, teacher, and designer loving all things art, fabric and landscape. She has a B A in Art Education and is a former Elementary Art teacher having taught all age levels.  Her home based business, Fabrications by Doris, has evolved into a line of self published fused raw edge landscapes and mini quilt patterns.

We can’t go wrong by following her philosophy:

  • Stay connected to the earth, it is our greatest teacher.
  • Traditional quilt patterns have stories to tell about our roots. Knowledge about our roots helps to give us direction.
  • Fabric has always been an essential element in most women’s lives.
  • Work with passion.

Lecture: Picture This! - Photo to Wall

Are you ready to try something new? Do you have a favorite photo from a vacation or special place you would like to make into a quilt; but don’t know where to begin? Inspiration is everywhere; but good composition is key. Raw edge appliqué and creative display techniques will make your next art quilt fabulous.

This is a slide show filled with easy techniques and inspiration.

December 6, 2019 - Friday Workshop

Birch Autumn Woodland Scene – Photo to Fabric

Do you have a favorite woodland photo you would love to recreate in fabric? You will learn elements of design and composition for taking photos and composing your landscape. Using Doris’ original October Woods for inspiration you will develop the skills to create your own raw edge woodland landscape. Copic markers will be used to add stunning realistic details to your birch tree trunks. Doris will also present methods on how to complete and display your landscape. Finished size 16” x 20”.  The required kit is $35.00 and includes your choice of either cinnamon or olive background fabric.

   

 

December 7, 2019 - Saturday Workshop

Color Your World with Friendship Pineapples

This class combines color theory and introduction to paper piecing. We will start by learning how to use a color wheel to create color harmonies. Then, learn the basics of paper piecing by stitching a 3” pineapple block. Your completed block will be mounted in a double diamond mat ready for framing. Start to finish, this is a fun project to give as a delightful gift or keep. Finished size of project is 6” x 6”.

The Required Kit is $30 and must be ordered in advance.  The kit includes color wheel and handouts, Cherrywood hand dyed fabric, 3”block pattern and double matting, and mounting board to complete one 6” x 6” Friendship Pineapple.

     

 

https://fabricationsbydoris.com/wpsite/

 

January 2, 2020
Guild Meeting Speaker – Sue Benner
Lecture: TBA

 

An innovator in her field, Benner creates complex dyed and painted textiles combined with recycled fabrics to  form collaged fields of pattern, color, and beauty. Her work is shown world-wide in galleries, US
embassies, and museums. Benner began making landscape images from raw edges, selvedges, and other odds and ends from scrap bags. From there she went on to add other techniques and develop a body of work
inspired by wetlands in her childhood-home state, Wisconsin and the canyons of Texas.

 

Find more of her work at:  https://www.suebenner.com

 

 

Endowment Grant Application available annually in spring

Do you know of an organization working to fund a quilt-related project? Since its inception, the QGD Helena Hibbs Endowment Grant has funded a wide range of quilt projects, ranging from oral history to antique quilt conservation to digitizing images of large collections. 

Click here to learn more.


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2018-19 Guild Resource List
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 Lesson of the Month
6:30 p.m.
Quick Curve Ruler - Virginia will bring a border and a circle block that are made with the Quick Curve Ruler and show us how to use the ruler.