Meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. at
QLN Conference Center
1938 Avenida Del Oro
Oceanside, CA 92056
Workshops are held at
Quilt in a Day
1955 Diamond St.
San Marcos, CA 92078
Workshops are from 9:30 - 3:30. Reservations and payment must be
made in advance. Members $45, non-members $55.
January 11, 2018 - Bonnie Hunter
These are not just your Grandmother's String Quilts! String Quilting has a colorful history and can create exciting elements when mixed with traditional patchwork shapes! String quilts from small to large will fill the listeners with ideas and inspiration to dig into their own stashes and sew up a storm of strings! Quilts from Scraps & Shirttails, Scraps & Shirttails II, Adventures with Leaders & Enders, and my latest book, String Fling will be featured.
January 12, 2018 - Bonnie Hunter
February 8, 2018 - Lyn Brown
You Can Make It
February 9, 2018
March 8, 2018 - Ann Shaw
The Craft of Art Quilts
March 9, 2018 - Ann Shaw
Flowers of the Gorge or Pieced Pets
Debates about the “art” verses the “craft” of quilts attempt to address the aesthetics and processes of quiltmaking. In this presentation, I discuss the qualities inherent in what we do as quilters and common hallmarks shared by all quilts. Quilts from many eras as well as my own work serve to illustrate how quilts are inherently both “art” and “craft”.
April 12, 2018 - Kathryn Pellman
A Fashionista's Journey
A chronicle of how quilting frames my life. The story of my fun filled journey and love of storytelling that took me from fashion design to traditional and hand-pieced miniatures to cartoon quilts to fashionistas and everything that influenced me and happened along the way.
April 13, 2018 - Kathryn Pellman
Create a whimsical postcard collection using fusible applique and conversational prints to design, outfit and accessorize your own fashionistas using free cutting and free motion quilting.
Finished Project: A collection of 3" x 4" postcards suitable for framing.
May 10, 2018 - Marcia Stein
It Helps to Have a Camera
Just what can you do with Modern Technology in quiltmaking? In the lecture Jennifer shares her experiences and designs using Adobe Photoshop Elements, Frax HD, (a fractal app for the iPad), and Electric Quilt along with inkjet printing on fabric. Many samples of quilts will be shown along with a few quilts created with more traditional techniques. The lecture is a powerpoint presentation / trunk show format. Would you like to make quilts inspired by your own photos, but don't know where to begin? Marcia will show you how to find subjects that inspire you, what makes one photo better than another, and simple ways to improve your skills with a camera. Learn why your ability to tell a story is more important than the cost of your equipment, and why enthusiasm for your subject is your strongest ally.
May 11, 2018 - Marcia Stein
Would you like to make quilts inspired by your own photos, but don't know where to begin? Marcia will show you how to find subjects that inspire you, what makes one photo better than another, and simple ways to improve your skills with a camera. Learn why your ability to tell a story is more important than the cost of your equipment, and why enthusiasm for your subject is your strongest ally.
June 14, 2018
Stash Buster Table Sale
Guild members are invited to rent a table and sell whatever quilting related items that they would like to. You will set your own prices.
July 12, 2018 - Patt Blair
A Painters Path to Quilting
This title sounds pretty straightforward but Patt says she’s not that mentally tidy! Patt proclaims to be in constant battle between left and right brain, and says “that’s not all bad as it keeps a minute amount of order in an otherwise fiber scrappy lifestyle.” Patt says that’s a nice way of saying she’s messy.
Having begun her art path painting oils, then watercolors, Patt’s quilting art focuses largely on life images.. especially the simple ones she says… the ones with heartwarming or powerful messages. Most of Patt’s work includes a being with a heartbeat. She says: “It seems to give life to the work.”
This lecture includes slides and samples of Patt’s pathway into art quilting. Patt addresses the application of traditional art media into quilting, new materials developed for quilting, tips and examples of machine quilting techniques that support the message in the quilt top, and finally, some ways to finish and hang quilts intended for wall display.
July 13, 2018 - Patt Blair
Fusing to be Free
Can't fuse because the quilt top becomes stiff or the edges lift? No worries! This clever fabric fusing method avoids both problems and will have you fusing and designing original work almost without effort. Its fun and freeing… kinda like grown up play time! You’ll be proud of your newly enhanced quilt top. No machine required, really!
August 9, 2018 and August 10, 2018
Regular Meeting/Commuter Retreat
A 10 minute meeting will be held at Quilt in a Day in San Marcos (1955A Diamond Street) beginning at 9:30. This will be followed by a one day retreat similar to the one on Friday. You will need to sign up in advance with Abby Fischer.
A one day "commuter retreat" will be held at Quilt in a Day in San Marcos (1955A Diamond Street) where attendees are free to work on their own projects. You will need to sign up in advance with Abby Fisher.
September 13, 2018 - Becky Goldsmith
A Practical Approach to Color
You walk around with your eyes open - but how much do you really see? It's amazing what you can learn about color just by paying attention! I'll share with you what I've figured out about color over the years and how you can use this knowledge in your own quilts.
September 14, 2018 - Becky Goldsmith
Best Ever Quilter's House
Perfect your needle turn hand applique as you stitch the best-ever house block. This needle turn hand appliqué class focuses on outer points, inner points, and curves.
October 11, 2018
Focus on Friendship Groups
October 12, 2018 - Lendia Kinnaman
Lendia Kinnaman's Three Poinsettias workshop uses trapunto (which means “stuffed technique” in Italian). The project also uses fusing and machine applique. The pattern is by Melanie Chang.
November 8, 2018 - Sandra Johnson November 9, 2018 - Sandra Johnson
Clothing Big Stitches
December 13, 2018
We will meet at the Green Dragon Tavern in Carlsbad at 10:00 for a business meeting followed by a luncheon buffet. The cost is $10 per person. Reservations will be taken in September at the Workshop table.
January 10, 2019 - Kathy McNeil
Landscape Art Quilts
January 11, 2019 - Kathy McNeil
Under the Sea
Fast, fun, and Oh so Beautiful. Step into the world of pictorial quilting. Add novelty fussy cut images to personalize your under the sea quilt. Choose one of these beloved animals. Learn the steps of layered appliqué. Choose the easy turned edges Apliquick method, or raw edge fused. Have fun with painting to create form and dimension in your animals. Kathy will demonstrate her fabric paint crayons to add lovely hints of shading. We will finish with a discussion of how to quilt the pictorial quilt.
February 14, 2019 - Leah Zieber
March 14, 2019 - Lynne Pillus
Photos to Quilts
March 15, 2019 - Lynne Pillus
Mechanical Quilt Workshop
Mechanical Quilt is a one day class using one of Lynne’s easy to follow patterns. You will start your own Mechanical Quilt while learning a simple, quick and fun method of fused, raw edge applique.
April 11 - Lyn Mann
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. This is a slide show for out of state.
April 12 - Lyn Mann
Head for the Borders
Finally a class that will help you get started on planning a pieced border for your quilt. We will spend most of our time working with the quilts that students bring in and together we will brainstorm the perfect border for it.
Simple direction of where to start and what to look for will be covered. There will be multiple handouts listing the basics as well as giving some important formulas and piecing instructions. This will strictly be a design class and the will be no sewing involved.
May 9, 2019 - Linda Sullivan
Colourwerx Trunk Show
Who would have guessed that a professional from television would discover her life long passion in quilting and go on to create a new career, own a quilt shop and design a line of best selling patterns? In this one hour lecture, Linda - along with her partner, Carl - will take you on their colourful, crazy, quilty journey that started some 16 years ago with the very first Linderella quilt designs to their current obsession for pure colour within their new company, Colourwerx. Lots of show & tell and lots of quilts!
May 10, 2019 - Linda Sullivan
Curves Cosmos Workshop
Liberated slash ‘n sew strips come together in a traditional drunkard’s path block to form this gorgeous, strippy, 22 inch diameter Cosmos circle. This workshop is perfect for beginning or advanced students to learn fun, easy and wonky strip piecing while conquering their fear of sewing curves with Linda’s easy tips and tricks.
June 13, 2019 - Silent Auction
July 11, 2019 - Shirley McGuire
A trunk show with over 40 items and information on reclaiming wool, dyeing wool and needle felting.
July 12, 2019 - Shirley McGuire
Pin Cushion Wool Dryer Balls
August 8 & 9, 2019 - Day Retreats
Regular Meeting/Commuter Retreat
A 10 minute meeting will be held at Quilt in a Day in San Marcos (1955A Diamond Street) beginning at 9:30. This will be followed by a one day retreat similar to the one on Friday. You will need to sign up in advance.
A one day "commuter retreat" will be held at Quilt in a Day in San Marcos (1955A Diamond Street) where attendees are free to work on their own projects. You will need to sign up in advance.
September 12, 2019 - Trudy Cleveland
How to Photograph Quilts
The How, Why and When to photograph your quilt without using expensive equipment. Short powerpoint presentation explaining how to use your smartphone to enhance your quilting process and photograph quilts. Learn how to edit images ready to print or post on social media. Finish with a trunk show of the quilts.
September 13, 2019 - Trudy Cleveland
Art looks best when its framed! This workshop teaches the participant how to mat and frame the art piece of their choice. Taking a UFO block, small quilt, or en a greeting card… and learn how to cut an accurate mat for your piece of art, ready to frame at the conclusion of the workshop. Participants learn a new skill and take home a finished project!
October 10, 2019 - Karen Gloeggler
October 11, 2019 - Karen Gloeggler
Overwhelmed by your fabric stash? Challenge yourself to shop in your closet and bring your favorite pieces to sew into this geometric dynamo of a quilt. The repetition of the design will make any fabrics you choose work well together.
November 14, 2019 - Peggy Martin
Adventures in Color
Color is often the first thing we notice in a quilt, affecting our response to it in an emotional way. Free up your own creativity in your quilts by learning the importance of "value" as well as color and by looking at a variety of strategies and approaches to working with color in new ways.
November 15, 2019 - Peggy Martin
Quick Strip Piecing