Lectures

Meetings are held at 9:30 a.m. at
        Veteran's ASSN of North County
        1617 Mission Ave
        Oceanside, CA 9205
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   Workshops

      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

String Fling

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

Scrappy Bargello

The original "Anything Goes" quilt! Students will bring pre-cut 2.5" strips ready to piece easy and scrappy bargello panels. Swapping strips is also a fun way to incorporate more variety in this quilt. Focus on USING YOUR STASH encouraged!

The original "Anything Goes" quilt! Students will bring pre-cut 2.5" strips ready to piece easy and scrappy bargello panels. Swapping strips is also a fun way to incorporate more variety in this quilt. Focus on USING YOUR STASH encouraged!

 

February 9, 2018

No workshop

February 8, 2018 - Lyn Brown

You Can Make It


March 8 - Ann Shaw                                                                                                    March 9 - Ann Shaw

The Craft of Art Quilts                                                                                                       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”.

Flowers of the Gorge:  Flowers have been an enduring source of inspiration for quilters; many traditional quilt blocks feature flower patterns. The remarkable  array of miniature wildflowers that can be found in the Columbia River Gorge and surrounding hills of the Cascade Mountains inspired my series of flower designs.  Based on the design and piecing techniques of Ruth McDowell, these designs take traditional patchwork a step further through the use of unexpected fabric choices. Join us in celebrating the beauty of flowers. We will learn the basics of Ruth piecing techniques and her fascinating use of fabrics.

Flowers of the Gorge:  Flowers have been an enduring source of inspiration for quilters; many traditional quilt blocks feature flower patterns. The remarkable  array of miniature wildflowers that can be found in the Columbia River Gorge and surrounding hills of the Cascade Mountains inspired my series of flower designs.  Based on the design and piecing techniques of Ruth McDowell, these designs take traditional patchwork a step further through the use of unexpected fabric choices. Join us in celebrating the beauty of flowers. We will learn the basics of Ruth piecing techniques and her fascinating use of fabrics.

 

 

Pieced Pets:  In this class, you will select from several patterns to create your chicken wall hanging. A brief discussion introduces the methods and techniques of freezer paper templates. You will then prepare a freezer paper template for your chicken pattern and begin the process of selecting fabrics for your design. We will also discuss sewing methods and sewing order to complete your wall hanging.

Pieced Pets:  In this class, you will select from several patterns to create your chicken wall hanging. A brief discussion introduces the methods and techniques of freezer paper templates. You will then prepare a freezer paper template for your chicken pattern and begin the process of selecting fabrics for your design. We will also discuss sewing methods and sewing order to complete your wall hanging.


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

Backart on the Flip Side

Explore creative solutions and experiment with new ideas for quilt backs that address fabric shortages, leftover strips and blocks, and enlarged design elements.

 
 

 


May 11, 2018 - Marcia Stein

Picture This

May 10, 2018 - Marcia Stein

It Helps to Have a Camera

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.

 

 

 

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.

 
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June 15, 2018 - TBA

TBA

June 14, 2018 - TBA

TBA

   


July 13, 2018 - Patt Blair

Fusing to be Free

July 12, 2018 - Patt Blair

A Painters Path to Quilting

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!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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.

 


August 2018

TBA


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.

 

 

 

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.

 

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October 11, 2018 - Sandra Johnson                                                                        October 12, 2018 - Sandra Johnson

            Clothing                                                                                                                         Big Stitches

http://sandrajohnsondesigns.blogspot.com/


November 10, 2017 - 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, 2017 - Angela Walters

Trunk Show

  

 

    


December 14, 2017

Holiday Program