February – Member Led Workshops
Mini Bargello Sunflower
SAT MARCH 18. 2023 – Jennifer Houlden – Zoom presentation “Creating Contrast in your Quilts” where Jen will talk about how one of the key ingredients to great work is contrast and using fabric with different values, textures, patterns are the first steps to gaining that contrast. She talks of embellishments and other ways to create dimension within your piece and the role of design. Everything adds levels to your quilt to get that WOW factor. We will follow her presentation with her workshop “Mini Bargello Sunflower” part 1
(12:30pm-4:30pm). She spends the first part of the workshop working with the participants on color and fabric selection then we move into creating this beautiful piece.
Workshop cost is $30 members, $35 non-members.
SAT MARCH 25, 2023 – Part 2 (12:30pm-3:30pm) of the Mini Bargello Sunflower where we get to continue with Jen and working with finishing tips and techniques to make this beautiful sunflower come to life.
SAT APRIL 15, 2023 – Shelley Cavanna of Cora’s Quilts – Zoom presentation “Spectacular Stars Zoom presentation “Spectacular Stars Simplified” where Shelley talks about how she has simplified the intricate-looking traditional design by breaking it into easy-to-piece units, without a set-in seam or bias edge in sight. You won’t be using templates or cutting angled pieces from strip sets either. Instead, each of the eight designs begins with familiar stitch-and-flip units that are then sewn into blocks. Yes, blocks! From there, arrange blocks to
create a variety of stellar designs that even a novice can complete with ease. If you can stitch on a marked line, you’re ready to make these heavenly quilts! For our workshop we will be working with the Dandelion Quilt using this method, (pattern book is required.) Workshop cost is $25 for members/$30
for non-members. www.corasquilts.com
SAT MAY 20, 2023 – MJ Kinman — Lecture: Gems & Joy: The diamond quilts of MJ Kinman —
Carolyn Boice had the chance to talk with MJ Kinman about the trunk show and special class she’s going to present to the Wiltwyck Quilters Guild. Check it out!
The most beautiful gemstone captures light and reflects it back to us with unique brilliance, revealing its fiery personality. These are the divas and the drama queens of the gem world. Every one of them has a story to tell…just like people. This slide lecture and trunk show chronicle her story – My 20-year adventure in learning how to create the biggest diamonds in the world in cloth.
Workshop: The Hope Diamond and Evelyn Walsh McLean with MJ Kinman — The 18” pattern, inspired by the legendary Hope Diamond, is perfect for the confident beginner. I describe the technique they will learn as traditional piecing using freezer paper as a template. If students can put two pieces of fabric together with a quarter-inch seam allowance, they’ll be able to successfully finish this large block. Workshop cost is $30 for members and $35 for non-members.