Programs and Workshops
We have some terrific Programs & Workshops coming up! You won't want to miss them!
- Our Guild meetings are held at El Corazon Senior Center, located at 3302 Senior Center Drive, Oceanside CA 92056. 9:30-noon.
- Our Workshops will be held at Quilt in a Day, located at 1955 Diamond Street, San Marcos, CA 92078. 9:30-3:30.
- Plan to join us and bring some friends! Meetings are open to the public for a small fee of $10. Workshops are open to the public for an additional fee.
- Members can register for workshops at the guild meetings or on-line, under the calendar tab click the workshop you are interested in. Here are our upcoming programs and workshop...
Our March Meeting will feature Quilters University, which consists of many mini workshops provided by some of our guild experts! See the mini-class listing below.
- "Paper Piecing". If you have never tried paper piecing, Linda will walk you through the basics, along with some tips for success and sources for free patterns. Taught by Linda Stanwood
- "Fabric Bowls". Taught by Alice Courteau
- "The Care and Feeding of your Singer Featherweight". You will hear a small history lesson on the Featherweight along with "dos and don'ts", and tips and tricks on how to oil, grease and clean your machine. Taught by Tom and Jeanette Blackburn
- "Best Pressing Techniques". Taught by Wendy Mathson
- "Fusible Fabric Greeting Cards". At this "Make and Take" demonstration you will use fabric scraps, buttons, cardstock and fusible web to make a simple greeting card and get tips and tricks for even more uses for your leftover scraps. Here's your chance to impress your friends by sending them a card you made yourself! Taught by Susan Stanchfield
- "Tools and Rulers". Taught by Kathy Proctor
- "Quilt Labels". Come and see Cindy share the failures and success of her label making experiments, including samples that have been laundered. Taught by Cindy Stephen
- "Binding with Flanges". Taught by Sharon Cooperson
- "English Paper Piecing" is a very traditional hand sewing technique. You can do it with many shapes and sizes. It is fun to put shapes together to make larger patterns and designs. You will see examples of simple projects as well as more complicated projects. Come and see the basics of how it is done! Taught by Linda Pupols
- "Crazy Patch Paper Piecing". Come and see how it is done! Taught by Sandy Buckley
- "Applique Basics" with freezer paper and starch. Come and see how fast and easy this method of applique is! You can finish the edges of your design using hand stitching, or use your sewing machine for a fancy edge stitch. Taught by Jan Manning
You won't want to miss our April Lecturer, Jaimie L. Davis of Loopy Tulips Designs! www.loopytulips.com
Formerly a scientist, Jaimie Davis is an award-winning quilter who began quilting in 1993. In addition to making quilts, she designs patterns, kits and technique-based workshops and travels widely to teach for quilt guilds, retreats and quilting festivals.
Her work has been shown in national and international exhibits including the International Quilt Show in Houston, Texas and the Pacific International Quilt Festival in Santa Clara, California.
Jaimie draws inspiration from color and curvy lines and loves to add a touch of whimsey to every project.
She and her husband live in Portland, Oregon with a whole bunch of quilts, a lot of great books, a turtle their kids left behind and a never-ending supply of Diet Coke.
Our May Guest Speaker is our very own Karen Brow-Meier of JavaHouse Quilts! Karen's lecture will be on "The Magic of Movement In Quilts." So you ask, "Why should we concern ourselves with creating movement in our quilt compositions?" The answer is simple...."Interest."
Karen Brow-Meier of Java House Quilts has been designing inventive, lighthearted patterns for over 20 years. Her mission is to offer quilters unique and beautiful projects to create at home.
“Quilting is a joyful medium for creativity, innovation and personal expression, with all of us having something uniquely meaningful to say.”
— Designer Karen Brow-Meier
See the calendar for more on Karen and her workshop.
Our June Guest Speaker is Candyce "Candy" Grisham! Candy will be providing her lecture entitled, "Dresden Reimagined"! Candy will discuss how she takes this classic quilt block and morph into a block that will appeal to even the most modern sensibilities! Candy has taught quilting for more than twenty years and loves teaching and exploring with students as much as the creating. She has been lucky to have quilts and fiber art pieces juried into shows with Missouri Fiber Artists, the American Quilter’s Society in Kentucky and the International Quilt Association in Houston as well as many local and regional shows and displays. ICandyFiberArt.Com. See the calendar for more on Candy and her workshop.