Programs

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.

Upcoming Programs

The links for the handouts from the Round Robin are on the Basic Skills page.

Feb 16 - Zoom Lecture -Kellie Kaczmarek from Silly Moon Quilting Company in British Columbia

Kelly will be giving a presentation and demonstration on Machine Quilting with rulers for both domestic and long arm machines. Kelly will cover the benefits of ruler quilting, the difference in ruler thickness, how to choose rulers, how to set up your machine and work area for ruler quilting, what items will make your ruler quilting easier, ruler markings and what they mean, as well as many other tips and tricks. The Zoom format will give an "over the shoulder" view of the basics of ruler quilting, and Kelly will also give a trunk show highlighting some of her works.  MQSC will also be offering an Introduction to Rulerwork Workshop with Kellie in April 2022.

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

Circular Explorations Workshop  (2-day class)

Circles are powerful design elements creating movement and interest.  Learn versatile techniques for freeform cutting and piecing circles and other curvilinear shapes to create your own dynamic compositions.  Explore the design possibilities of circles - fractured, distorted, quartered, and more.  Deconstruct a classic shape into something new and individually expressive.  Suitable for all skill levels.  This workshop will be split into two sessions one week apart to give you time to practice the techniques learned in the first meeting before moving on to more complex designs.

 

Circular Explorations Part 1 - FUNdamentally Circles

March 19 - 12:00 PM to 3:00 PM  Supply List 1

 

Circular Explorations Part 2 - Beyond FUNdamentally Circles

March 26 -12:00 pm to 3:00 PM  Supply List 2

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Apr 23 - Zoom Workshop - Kellie Kaczmarek, Silly Moon Quilters

Intro to Ruler Work

In this 6-hour Zoom class, you will learn the basics of ruler work by doing, and the workshop price will include both rulers that will be demonstrated in the workshop. 

 

The Workshop will cover why we do ruler work, how to set up your machine for ruler work, and how to create several different designs using these rulers, as well as a ton of other helpful tips.   It is particularly important that you have the right thickness of rulers for your machine, so please take a moment to watch this video to ensure you order the correct thickness when you register for the class: "1/4" or 1/8" thick ruler? Which is right for me?"  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPDf_JWX-aM.

You will need to send an email to mqscprograms@gmail.com to specify the ruler thickness you need.

 

All students must also have a ruler foot for their machine, which is NOT included in the workshop price.  If you are unsure of which type of ruler foot you need send an email to mqscprograms@gmail.com with your machine information (make, model) and we will find out for you. 

 

In order to allow sufficient time for the rulers to be delivered prior to the Workshop, there is a registration deadline of March 23rd.  

Beginner Ruler Quilting Workshop Supply List

Beginner Ruler Quilting Workshop Table Topper Pattern

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