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We have some terrific Programs & Workshops coming up!  You won't want to miss them!

  • Did you know friends are welcome to attend our guild meetings?  For a small fee of $10, or with the use of your guest pass your friends can join in on the fun.  Who knows, they may even decide to join the guild!  
  • To see our scheduled speakers and workshops beyond the next three months go to our calendar.  
  • Here are our upcoming programs and workshops...



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 morphs it 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






Our July speaker is Lauretta Crites!  You won't want to miss it! Here is a bit about Lauretta in her own words.

"Like so many of you, I learned to sew at home. I watched my mother make many of my sister and I’s school clothes. I made many of my own dresses for school dances, costumes for Halloween and even my high school prom gown. All of this led eventually to attending CalArts school of theater as a Costume Designer. I spent 15 or so years working in Los Angeles theaters with Center Theater Group and the Los Angeles Opera. I still have a passion for theater but the real thrill of the Los Angeles Opera was the opportunity to travel! The Opera took me all over the world to see productions. Milan, Geneva, Madrid, St Petersburg, Warsaw, Nice, to name just a few of my destinations.

But, things change and after a while politics and personnel changes determined it was time to move on to the next chapter in life. It was about this time that I attended the Road to California quilt show and saw ART QUILTS for the 1st time. I was in rapture!!! I had no idea fabric could be used that way. I’d made several bed quilts and even hung a few small traditional quilts on the wall but this was something else altogether. The next year I scoured the Road to California catalog for art quilt classes and I was off and running.

Many of you know me thru my vendor booth “A Couple of Old Broads” which I have run with my best friend Cindy Myers since 2014. It was so much fun to go to quilt shows all over the west and make money while we did it! I loved meeting so many of you in the booth and having the chance to teach thru my demos. At the same time I was beginning to Speak at Quilt Guilds and to teach workshops at the guilds, quilt shops and at some of the quilt shows. One of my quilts won a ribbon at Houston Festival and I went to the show that recognition earned me the opportunity to exhibit with the Dinner@8 groupand allowed me to meet some fellow artists I am privileged to call friends.

Today I am focusing on teaching and speaking at Guilds and quilt events such as Quilt Show Reno and The Houston Festival. I love interacting with creative souls and seeing people light up with the possibilities of applying the things they learn in my classes."