Our very own Sharon Meeds will be leading us in a project of helping us learn to make Fat Quarter Holders. We've all seen the lovely cloth 'boxes' to hold our fat quarters – Sharon has an easy pattern for us to make with our own personal material so it's “our favorite”. And if you bought the pattern & material from Lois Hallock last March and have been afraid to tackle it, she can help you with that too!
Regina Liske, a native of Germany and Xenia McGowan’s mother, was introduced to quilting by in-laws in North Carolina. Her European education and travels have influenced her work by blending traditional American and European art forms into a distinct personal statement. Regina’s work has been shown at juried quilting, needlework and art shows where her quilts and wall hangings have received awards and prizes. Here are a few:
• One Artiist Exhibit at the “American Museum of Quilts”, San Jose, CA
• Pennsylvania Designer Craftsmen Fairs
• The “BASF/Creative Arts Guild Fiber Arts Competition” in Dalton, GA
• The “Tactile Architecture IV and VI” at the Decatur House in Washington, DC
• Eight solo exhibits at the Unitarian Church in Carmel, CA
Having lived in several different states, she now lives in Monterey, CA. Her work may be seen at area Quilt and Art shows and her studio in Monterey
Having lived in several different states, she now lives in Monterey, CA. Her work may be seen at area Quilt and Art shows and her studio in Monterey.
Countrydale Mobile Home Park Clubhouse
Bring your sewing machine, lots of neutral thread, several wound bobbins, scissors or clippers, scrappy strips and strings (minimum 5” in length). Strips are the same width their entire length. Strings will vary in width down their length. Plexiglass templates to cut 7” x 7” finished blocks will be available for sale for $4.00. If you can bring a heavy duty extension cord, it would be appreciated. A kitchen is available on site.
We will be doing Fabric Flower Folding based on Origami. Xenia will be leading the program and it based on a book by Kumiko Sudo. The fabric (already cut) for the flowers, the background with the stems and leaves fused on and the instructions will be provided. After the flowers are “folded”, they will need to be sewn on the background with appliqué stitches. Members need to bring sewing supplies (appliqué needle, neutral thread, scissors, needle threaders, etc.) You can look up Kumiko online to get an idea of what we will be doing if you’d like. Looking forward to seeing everyone!
In March we will be welcoming Lois Hallock of Clearview Designs. She will be giving us a lecture called "Your Perfect Quilting Space". This lecture has an emphasis on improved ergonomics to increase energy for creating more quilts with your stash. In addition, we will be having a workshop with Lois called "Quilt Studio Planning and Design". In this 6 hour workshop you will learn the basics of quilt studio design and is geared to rearrange and repurpose what you already own. The workshop is open to 15 participants. There will be a sign up sheet at the February business meeting. The class will be held at Christ Lutheran Church on March 16, 2019 and will cost $35.00. You can look up information about Lois Hallock at clearview-designs.com.
Dee Lord will teach Sashiko embroidery. Sashiko is a form of Japanese folk embroidery that uses the basic running stitch to create a patterned background. The geometric patterns include straight or curved lines of stitching arranged in a repeating pattern. The Japanese work Sashiko means “little stabs” and refers to the small stitches used in this form of needlework. Please bring small scissors (for cutting thread) and a wide eye sharp needle. All other supplies will be provided.
Barb Tourtillotte is a fabric designer from Sammamish, WA. She will be showing some of her designs and discussing the design process. Her work can be seen at https://www.turtlecrossings.com.