Thursday March 5, 2020 Program: American Cotton: Farm to Quilt
No workshops this month.
Teresa gave her first professional speech in seventh grade, and ever since then has loved having the opportunity to stand in front of people to turn history and current events into memorable stories. We all love stories. The world is filled with interesting quilt stories. She likes to share the best ones with you!
Amanda MurphyThursday April 2, 2020 Program: Domestic Machine Ruler Work
Amanda Murphy is a quilt and fabric designer whose style bridges the modern and traditional. She is a BERNINA Quilting and Longarm Spokesperson, national teacher, has a popular independent pattern line, and designs fabric collections for Contempo of Benartex Fabrics and embroidery collections for OESD. She has authored several books for C&T publishing including the best-selling Free-Motion Quilting Idea Book and the new Rulerwork Quilting Idea Book.
Amanda enjoys every part of the quilting process, from designing fabrics, to integrating piecing and appliqué techniques, to the quilting itself, but the best part of her job is seeing people use her fabrics, books, and patterns to create their own works of art!
Thursday June 4, 2020 Program: Got Colour? The Color Lecture
Boost your colour confidence and learn to use every colour of the rainbow in your quilts. Linda will discuss the basics of colour theory, demonstrate colour concepts and how to create and combine dynamic colour palettes, as well as share her tips and tricks on how to find colour inspiration in everyday objects to inspire, infuse and ignite the colour in your next quilting project.
Linda and her partner Carl love color and love creating colorful, contemporary quilt designs and patternsin addition to teaching the art of quiltmaking!
Their patterns and designs are distributed to quilt shops and sewing boutiques throughout the United States and other countries all over the world. They have been featured in many quilting magazines including American Quilter, Quick Quilts and McCall's Quilting to name a few. Today, they reside in Palm Desert CA and enjoy collaborating on pattern designs and creating quilts, as well as traveling the country to share their love for color and quiltmaking with others.
Thursday July 2, 2020 Program: Quilting Leather
No workshops this month.
How to sign up for a workshop:
Check with the workshop coordinator to find out whether space is available in a workshop you are interested in, and/or where a given workshop will be held. Space is always limited and attendance is on a first-come, first-served basis. Therefore it is always a good idea to register early! Although we cannot take your workshop registration by email, you can obtain information and send us registration materials by mail.
Workshop fees help to offset the costs that we incur when we host out-of-town guest speakers. They also offer our membership a wonderful opportunity to learn new techniques and improve their quilting skills with some of the top quilters in the world. (And if you compare our fees with the fees for the similar classes at major quilt festivals, you'll see what a great deal you'll be getting!)
Some workshops will be "project" classes, where attendees will work on a specific project that the presenter has designed. Others will be "process" classes, where you learn techniques without necessarily having a project to complete.
Every time you attend a guild workshop, you can have your Quilter's Dozen card punched. After you attend 12 workshops, you'll get one one-day workshop free! What a deal! There is no expiration on these cards - just remember to bring it along or start a new one.
The guild has established guidelines for workshops, as well as some simple "rules of etiquette" to ensure that the workshop experience is enjoyable for everyone. Be sure to take a moment to review these items: