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2017 Lecturers and Workshops


FEBRUARY 21, 2017 (Tuesday)
Lecture: Lyn Mann - Head for the Border

This is a lecture devoted to borders and all you ever wanted to know about them. Lyn will show many quilts with pieced borders and explain how she chose and constructed them. Spacer borders will be explained so you can make any border fit any quilt. Time permitting; borders can be planned for guild members quilts. www.quiltsbylyn.com

FEBRUARY 22, 2017 (Wednesday)
Workshop: Lyn Mann - Christmas Ivy

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In this quilt, Ivy blocks are surrounded by snow crystals for a dazzling look.  Triangle papers are used for ease in piecing.  The quilt is finished off with a pieced border.  Great scrapped or pinned.  (Appeared on the cover of issue #53 Traditional Quiltworks and Favorite Timeless Patterns by Chitra Publishing.
Workshop Cost-$35. No kit fee.



MARCH 21, 2017 (Tuesday)
Lecture: Carrie Fondi - Ka Hana Kapa Kuiki-the making of a Hawaiian quilt. The history and tradition

Discover the reverse applique method of hand applique. Traditional “Molas” were made as blouse panels for women’s clothing. Now they are intricate works of art used in quilting, clothing and home décor. This workshop will teach layering fabrics, pattern design, and reverse cutaway hand applique. Embroidery topstitching and finishing also covered in class.  Class project is 16”x20”, beginner to advanced welcome.

MARCH 22, 2017 (Wednesday)
Lecture: Carrie Fondi - Hawaiian Quilt

Workshop Cost-$35. Kit fee unknown.



APRIL 18, 2017 (Tuesday)
Lecture: Jennifer Rapacki - Weave That! Quilt Background and Peek a Boo

APRIL 19, 2017 (Wednesday)
Workshop: Jennifer Rapacki - Weave That! Quilt Background and Peek a Boo

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Create a unique textured background for a small wall quilt by weaving 1” strips of raw edge fabric on the diagonal. No piecing required, thus no Y seams. 
In class we will weave a background using 3 fabrics: 2 med/dark and 1 med/light. What happens when you cross a couture buttonhole technique, a Spanish Snap buttonhole, with quilting?  Peekaboo fabric!   The workshop is to learn the reverse applique technique  option. No curved piecing required!  www.jenniferrapacki.com
Workshop Cost-$35. Kit fee: $20-25



MAY 16, 2017 (Tuesday)
Lecture: Linda Ballard - Strip Poker

MAY 17, 2017 (Wednesday)
Workshop: Linda Ballard - Strip Poker

With a title like this, doesn’t it make you wonder what it’s all about? This is a fun program that everyone can join in with a minimum amount of work.
The program is not only entertaining, but you get a chance to exchange fabric with other guild members while playing a short version of the standard card game. I will bring a number of quilts that are from strips and will encourage the membership to bring their quilts as well… the ideas that come from this is amazing! Knowledge of the card game is not necessary…everyone goes home a winner.
Thirtysomething Stars
The quilt is a classic! A traditional star with long tapering points, set on point with sashing and corner squares. What makes this quilt so much fun to sew is how easy the star points are to make .... yes! With the tool that’s needed, YOU can be successful. Consider a black background with jewel tones for the star points..... Very dramatic!! Pattern inspired by Gayle Bong.
Skill Level: Beginner Plus to Advanced www.letsquilt.com
Workshop Cost: $35.



JUNE 20, 2017 (Tuesday)
Lecture: To be determined

JULY 21, 2017 (Wednesday)
To be determined



JULY 18, 2017 (Tuesday)
Community Service and Ice Cream Social

We need lots of hands to finish either tying or quilting, binding the quilts to go to the Children in the Hospitals!

JULY 19, 2017 (Wednesday)
To be determined



AUGUST 15, 2017 (Tuesday)
Mentor Night:
Come learn from guild members, sharpen your skills.

AUGUST 16, 2017 (Wednesday)
To be determined



SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 (Tuesday)
Lecture: Lyn Wilder - Finessing the Figures

SEPTEMBER 20, 2017 (Wednesday)
Lyn Wilder - Patchwork Math

I’ve written a manual covering the formulas and construction techniques for 12 of the most popular quilting components found in blocks, sashings and borders. Once you have the formulas, you can make any component, any size you need.  I would be happy to send your guild a book for your library, and that way you can also see what components I cover in the workshop.  This is my most popular class and the workshops always fill. 
I have a well-established blog http://sewnwildoaks.blogspot.com where I share my current and past projects, classes I'm teaching, recipes, quilting tutorials and other good stuff!
Workshop Cost: $35.



OCTOBER 17, 2017 (Tuesday)
Lecture: Sheila Collins - Creative Journey

My creative journey from fashion Designer to Graphic designer to fabric Artist.

OCTOBER 18, 2017 (Wednesday)
Sheila Collins - Big Blue

This piece is all about fun. You’ll be smiling as you learn to create this happy dimensional fish with fusible applique. A fabric covered button for his eye is the perfect finishing touch for this whimsical piece. His school of friends provides company and a burst of color. The background is a fabric covered canvas.
Workshop Cost: $35.



NOVEMBER 17-19, 2017 (Friday-Sunday)

NOVEMBER 21, 2017 (Tuesday)
Lecture: Claire Witherspoon - Like my Blog I call it “Confessions of an Ecclectic Quilter”

Over the past 25 years or so I have experimented with just about every style and technique in the quilt world.  My experimenting has led to a wide variety of sometimes naive, sometimes downright ugly, occasionally beautiful quilts but always instructive.  I try to bring light to my process while showing a sampling of these quilts.

NOVEMBER 22, 2017 (Wednesday)
Workshop: Claire Witherspoon - Scrap Strategies

A class for beginners and experienced quilters a like to learn how to organize and use their “real scraps” to make beautiful quilts. If you like to sort fabric, sew without worrying too much about if the corners match and you want to learn how to design your own scrap quilts this is the class for you!  You can see from the samples that the basic technique is the same throughout but the resulting quilts vary considerably based on the choices in the fabrics and settings. The technique is simple and the design process is fun, just let go and enjoy the ride!
Workshop Cost: $35.



DECEMBER 19, 2017 (Tuesday)
Christmas Holiday Party

Pot Luck
Secret Santa
Ornament Exchange
Secret Pals
New Game
And lots more Merriment


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