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OlsonRiver City Sewing Bee
Saturday, May 16: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

May 19, 2015: General Meeting

Speaker: Barbara Olson "Designing Outside The Lines"
Each person came into the world with an innate way of creating. How to find and under stand that unique way of creating is the topic of this lecture. Great artists bring their full energy and uniqueness to each piece. Creating with joy and purpose manifests wonderful quilts. The frame work that quilting offers is a good place to begin the process, then to go beyond the boundaries and design outside the lines.

Barbara Olson Workshops
May 20: Mystic Castles Workshop
Location: Northminster Presbyterian Church, 3235 Pope Avenue, Sacramento, CA 9582
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May 21: Spirals Workshop
Location: Rita Traxler Studio -   11345 Trade Center Drive Suite #150, Rancho Cordova, 95742 The studio phone number is 916-289-7841  Rita's studio is right off Sunrise Blvd, just south of Hwy 50.  This is a large industrial area, so be sure to bring something to drink and your lunch. Supply List>

River City Sewing Bee
Friday, June 5: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

June 16, 2015: General Meeting
Bonnie Hunter
Lecture topic: Scrap User's System! 
This lecture takes you through my years of scrap quilting and how I have organized my scraps and leftovers to be easily accessible and workable into my quilt making. Also includes discussion of tools of the trade that I find helpful in my scrap using. I am a scrap USER, not just a scrap saver! There is a difference....this lecture will inspire quilters to organize their scraps and start turning them into beautiful quilts.

Biography: Bonnie K. Hunter is passionate about quilting, focusing mainly on scrap quilts with the simple feeling of "making do". She started her love affair with quilting in a home economics class her senior year of high school in 1980 and has never looked back.

Before quilting became her full time career, Bonnie was the owner and designer of "Needle In A Haystack". Creating over 70 patterns for dolls and stuffed animals with a country primitive feel. Many of her designs were licensed through the Butterick Pattern Company, translated into 7 languages, and sold around the globe through fabric stores. Bonnie is also a licensed massage therapist, nationally certified in therapeutic massage and body work.

But quilting has always been Bonnie's first love. She has been machine quilting for 19 years and professionally longarm machine quilting for the public for 13 years. She has been featured in magazines both for her quilt patterns and articles she has written on scrap management and using that stash to its full potential.

Bonnie is dedicated to continuing the traditions of quilting. She enjoys meeting with quilters, teaching workshops and lecturing to quilt guilds all over the USA, challenging quilters to break the rules, think outside the box, and find what brings them joy.

When not traveling and teaching, she spends her time piecing scrap quilts, enjoying the peaceful reward of hand quilting as much as machine quilting, and loving life in her wooded surroundings in beautiful rural Wallburg, North Carolina. She and her husband, Dave, are the proud parents of two grown sons, Jason and Jeffrey. They round out their household with two dogs, Buddy and Sadie. Three studio cats, Oscar, Emmy and Chloe, keep Bonnie company while she designs, quilts and plays happily with her fabric.

June 17, 2015: Workshop, Bonnie Hunter
Workshop Title: Boxy Stars
The lecture and workshop will be determined on the basis of Bonnies' new book. Both will be determined during the first part of the year. Both will be posted as soon as the details are worked out.

July 21, 2015: Community Service Night
We will be working on the tying of Community Service quilts that have been made during the year. If you are in the process of making a machine made Community Service quilt and would like to continue working on it at the meeting, you are more than welcome to bring it and your machine. We will also be hosting the yearly Ice Cream Social at this time.

August 18, 2015: Flea Market Night
Purchase a table or two and bring all of your most treasured items that you would like to sell to your fellow members. Remember that an unwanted item by you is a treasure to someone else. Also, now that you have more room in your sewing room you to can purchase priceless treasures to fill the areas.

September 15, 2015: General Meeting
Speaker: Jessica Darlin "Color Party"
Lecture Description: Jessica is a new member of our guild. She is recently returned to Sacramento from Texas. She does a great lecture on Color and the Modern Quilt. She is a vibrant young talent and you are going to love her enthusiasm and spirit. The word Boring is not in her vocabulary. Website:

September 16, 2015: Workshop
Workshop: "Color Party"

October 20, 2015: General Meeting
Speaker: Patricia Knocechel "To Be Announced"
Lecture Description: Patricia is the sister of Eleanor Burns. They work together on new books and patterns. One of the books is Quilt in a Day. Patricia lecture will be centered around the books they write and the patterns they make. She will be bringing a number of the actual quilts that appear in the books.

October 19, 2015: Workshop
Title: Patricia Knocechel "To Be Announced"
Description: Due to the fact that Patricia only comes to No. California in the month of October each year and a colliding booking in Paradise, her lecture will be on Monday the 19th before the lecture on the following evening. It has not been determined at this time which of the patterns we will be using. As time draws closer and new patterns have been developed, we will decide on the final pattern to be used.

November 17, 2015: General Meeting
Speaker: Sandra Bruce "Material Matrix"
Lecture Description: Presently she is teaching and lecturing her technique, "Material Matrix". Her lecture showcases her work, her background, and the road that led her to this technique. Sandra has a visual presentation and a show and tell. Website:

November 16, 2015 (Monday): Workshop
Title: Sandra Bruce "Sew Ready"
SUPPLY LIST AND FABRIC SAMPLES: Will be distributed to attendees before the workshop.
Description: Material Matrix involves teaching a technique that allows the student to interpret a gridded photograph into fabric. The process Sandra teaches is different than other gridded photograph methods in that it involves piecing and a loose, representational style inspired by the painter, Chuck Close.

December 15, 2015: Potluck Dinner
I don't know about you, but I love a good Pot Luck! We always have a lot of yummy food and a lot of fun. We will have an ornament exchange, Secret Pal Reveal, Installation of new officers, Quilt Bingo with M and M markers, and much more. So come one, come all for a good time.

Wow! What a Year!



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