Meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. at
Faith Luthern Church Gym
700 E. Bobier Drive
Vista, CA 92084
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 12, 2017 - Sandra Bruce
Material Matrix and the Path Taken
Sandra will lecture lecturing on her technique, “Material Matrix” which involves interpreting a gridded photograph with fabric. This process is different than other gridded photograph methods in that it involves piecing and a loose, representational style inspired by the painter, Chuck Close.
January 13, 2017 - Sandra Bruce
February 10, 2017
February 9, 2017 - Leah Zieber
History Repeated Antique Trunk Show
Watch America’s quilt traditions unfold before your eyes as we travel
back through 130 years of quilting history. Discover the truth about
fabric color in nineteenth century quilts and learn simple ways to
make your reproductions look authentic.
March 9 - Tina Curran
Design Process - Concept to Quilt
The idea for this talk came to me because so often when I present quilts that I have made, I am asked something to the effect of, "Did that come out of your head?". Like music composition is to me, I like the end product but would have no idea where to start. And this is the same challenge to many quilter makers. The purpose of this talk is to share my process, step by step, and the sometimes linear, sometimes circuitous path I take to end up with my quilt designs, highlighting the inspirations and obstacles that pop up along the way. My hope is that this talk will demystify the process for others and encourage them to start designing their own quilts. Examples from several of my designs are included.
March 10 - Tina Curran
April 13 - Rami Kim
Folded Fabric Elegance
This lecture focuses on Rami's first book, "Folded Fabric Elegance," which covers the use of various 3-dimensional textures. Rami brings most of the samples in the book and shares stories behind the creating process and publishing. You can see the real things to examine the quintessence of quilts, wearables, bags and home-decor items as pillows & table runners.
April 14 - Rami Kim
The Fifth Dimension
Go beyond traditional 3-D. In this technique workshop, you will learn 5 of the exotic and unusual methods that are the trademark of Rami's works including hexagon and biscuit chopkey, mirror-imaged continuously folded prairie points, harlequin tucks, North American hand smocking and lined prairie points.This workshop could be the answer to those who wish to learn about adding 3-dimensional textures and unique touches to art-to-wear and quilts.
May 12 - Jennifer Rapacki
May 11 - Jennifer Rapacki
Creativity Unleashed: Modern Technology for Quilters
Weave That: 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. The applique is raw edge and a bit of wool batting is used for the trapunto effect in the flower, stem and leaf. For Flower Power 1, tatting and beads are used for the flower center. In class we will weave a background using 3 fabrics: 2 med/dark and 1 med/light.
Peek-a-Boo: What happens when you cross a couture buttonhole technique, a Spanish Snap buttonhole, with quilting? Peekaboo fabric! The workshop project is a Mug Rug or Mini Quilt made with a charm pack's 5 inch squares to learn the reverse applique technique or an option is a project with 10 inch precut squares. No curved piecing required!
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.
June 9 - Laura Fraga
Journey with Dear Jane
June 8 - Laura Fraga
The Phenomenon Dear Jane
Learn where and how to start your Journey. You will make several DJ blocks as you learn accurate machine piecing, paper piece and quick cut techniques.
July 14 - Carole Lyles Shaw
July 13 - Carole Lyles Shaw
What is a Modern Quilt
This one–day workshop is a surprisingly easy approach to modern quilting using just a few basic blocks. Block sizes are based on the Fibonacci sequence, a number series common to many things in nature. Bring your creativity, but don’t worry about the math—I’ve done it all for you
You can create a quilt that looks modern, random, and improvisational quickly and easily using this method. Use all solids or a mix of solids and prints. Directions for fabric selection will be included in the supply list.
During class, students will learn options for easy customization—including a fast way to improvisationally piece the block centers. You will develop confidence for intuitive design and piecing, alternate grid layouts, and negative space. By day’s end, you‘ll leave with several blocks completed, full instructions for completing the quilt top, and suggestions for quilting.
This 40-60 minute lecture introduces quilters of all backgrounds to the modern quilt movement. Intimidated by modern quilts? Carole dispels some of the rumors so you can embrace this new style of creative expression! Topics include:
- What makes a quilt modern?
- It’s a big tent: from new traditional to madly modern!
- Myth busters: blowing away the myths about what is (and is not)
a modern quilt
- Tips for getting started: starting a modern stash
- Resources list (master handout provided)
- Trunk show
AUGUST SPEAKER AND WORKSHOP CANCELLED! INSTEAD, THE GUILD IS HOSTING A RETREAT AT QUILT-IN-A-DAY ON THURSDAY, 8/10 AND FRIDAY, 8/11. BOTH DAYS WILL RUN FROM 9:30 AM TO 3:30 PM. BRING EITHER A BAG LUNCH OR MONEY FOR YOUR LUNCH AND A FAVORITE PROJECT OR AN UFO, A PHILANTHROPY QUILT TO WORK ONOR WHATEVER YOU WOULD LIKE TO SEW. ENJOY VISITING WITH FRIENDS, ENTERTAINING PRIZES, AND GIVE YOURSELF A SMALL BREAK FROM ALL DUTIES, SCHEDULES, AND RESPONSIBILITIES. THE COST IS $10 PER DAY, AND YOU CAN CHOOSE TO COME TO EITHER DAY OR BOTH. CALL WORKSHOP CHAIR ABBY FISHER, WHO IS PROMISING TO PROVIDE US ALL WITH A FUN STAYCATION RETREAT!
September 15 - Susan Carlson
What Goes Around, Comes Around
Learn Susan's fabric collage method using a simple yet dynamic spiral as your subject. This abstract project will give a you a complete overview of the technique, which can then be used for more complex subjects. Skills covered include: piecing, gluing, quilting, and finishing.
September 14 - Susan Carlson
This is an inspirational and informative slide-show and lecture starting with my first fabric experiments of more than twenty years ago, in which I began to combine fabric and art. I believe these early projects led to the fabric collage method that began in 1990. The slide lecture traces this progression of my quilts to the present day, with insights and stories for each. The step-by-step development of a piece is shown, from the original inspiration to the finished wall hanging. I share techniques and hints for design, fabric selection, construction, borders, and quilting. To accompany the slide presentation, I display a selection of quilts, allowing viewers to examine completed pieces and to see up-close how my techniques are applied. A question and answer period follows.
November 10 - Angela Walters
Dot to Dot Quilting
Quilting intricate designs can be as easy as connecting the dots! Learn how to use points on the quilt as a guide for quilting with minimal marking and lots of fun. You will learn how to recognize the “dots” on your quilt, different designs and how you can adapt them for you.
November 9 - Angela Walters