The Moonlight Quilters of Sonoma County host “Program Meetings” once a month, alternating with the Business Meetings. But don’t let the name "Business" fool you. We have fun at Business Meetings too!
Program Meetings often provide a special presentation by an invited speaker. Our speakers are nationally and internationally known quilters so we plan the schedule years in advance. There is a guest fee of $5 for Program Meetings with speakers.
Check the current Newsletter for Program Meeting details.
Sept 15 - Zoom Lecture - Sheila Frampton-Cooper - It's the "Quilting" That Binds Us
Sept 18 - Zoom Workshop - Sheila Frampton-Cooper
Applique + Piecing = New Possibilities - Supply List
In this workshop, students will compose a small design, create a full-scale pattern on freezer paper, and assemble the forms using a technique call Appli-piecing, originally developed by Caryl Bruer Fallert-Gentry. By using this technique you can bring almost any complex abstract idea into quilt form. You will retain a clean, graphic look and when complete you will have a quilt top pieced together with 1/4" seam allowance.
Oct 2 - via Zoom - Global Quilt Connection - All-Star Sampler Part 1 - 12:00-3:00pm
Details to follow
Oct 3 - via Zoom - Global Quilt Connection - All Star Sampler Part 2 - 12:00-3:00pm
Details to follow
Oct 20 - Zoom Lecture - Sue Sherman - Quilting Journey of a Renaissance Woman
Oct 23 - Zoom Workshop - Sue Sherman - Traditional Hawaiian Quilting Part 1
Nov 6 - Zoom Workshop - Sue Sherman - Traditional Hawaiian Quilting Part 2
Nov 17 - Zoom Lecture - David Owen Hastings - Indigo Dyeing in Japan
In this lecture David will explore how his love of Japanese culture, travel, textiles, and "blue and white" came together in a fantastic journey to Japan. In this textile talk, he virtually takes us with him to an indigo dyeing workshop in the country near Mt. Fuji. We will explore two kinds of Japanese indigo dyeing processes that use resist: (paste resist dyeing using stencils) and shibori (bound or stitch resist dyeing). He will talk about how his particular modern design approach is influenced by Japan, and how he likes to incorporate these traditional fabrics into modern quilt compositions.
Besides thoroughly exploring katazome and shibori techniques, he will also give a virtual trunk show of his work, including an indigo-inspired quilt that he designed, as well as paper-based stitched artwork that he created by dyeing paper in indigo using shibori techniques. We'll also make brief forays into Japanese architecture, cuisine, and shopping for fabric. By the end of the talk, you may be inspired to try some dyeing yourself, or maybe even take a journey to Japan in the future.
Dec 6 - no program meeting
Jan 19 - Round Robin - Details to follow
Feb 16 - TBD
Mar 16 - Zoom Lecture - Brenda Gael Smith from Serendipity Patchwork & Quilting
Quilts & Composition and Studio Tour
Mar 19 - Zoom Workshop - Brenda Gael Smith live from Australia
Circles, Part 1 (date of Part 2 is TBD)