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The "Meet and Great " chairperson will meet with all new members at 6:30, before the Feb. 17th meeting to answer any questions or just go over the things in your new member folders. Additionally, there
will be the opportunity for new members to form their own quilt circle.

River City Sewing Bee
Friday, April 3: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

River City Sewing Bee
Saturday, April 18: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

April 21, 2015: General Meeting
Speaker: Cindy Needham "For the Love of Linens Truck Show"
Desc: Cindy is a Whole Cloth Quilter. She brings a lot of her quilts and tell stories about them.

April 22, 2015: Workshop
Title: Cindy Needham "Wholecloth Linen Quilts"

Desc: This is a one of a kind workshop where you learn how to turn ordinary vintage linens into heirloom wholecloth quilts. Cindy will teach you all the tips and techniques including dealing with stains , holes, special basting techniques, designing wholecloth quilts, how to work with lace, crochet, etc. She brings oodles of quilts and samples for fondling and inspiration. She will also bring her stash of stencils for your use as you design your quilt. If you don't want to create a linen wholecloth quilt you are more than welcome to bring ordinary fabric to mark. Please bring a "sacrifice" linen for your first piece and bring other linens if you can to mark for future quilts.

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

May 19, 2015: General Meeting

Speaker: Barbara Olson "Designing Outside The Lines"
Desc: 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.

May 20 and 21, 2015: Workshop
Title: Barbara Olson "Castles and Spirals"
SUPPLY LISTS: Castles and Spirals
Workshop Desc: This two day workshop will be broken into different topics. One day will be dedicated to those of you who would like to learn Barbara's technique concerning the making of castles. The other day will be her shop on her wonderful Spirals.
For those of you not familiar with Barbaras work, I highly suggest you look at her website and gallery of quilts.

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

June 16, 2015: General Meeting
Lecture Description: Bonnie Hunter "To Be Announced"
A lecture will be determined after the first of the year.

June 17, 2015: Workshop
Workshop Description: Bonnie Hunter "To Be Announced"
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.

River City Sewing Bee
Saturday, June 20: 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

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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