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UPCOMING PROGRAMS

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The second meeting of each month typically includes a lecture or demonstration by an accomplished quilt teacher.  There is a guest fee of $5 for Program Meetings with speakers.

Karen Brow-Meier of Java House Quilts

June 19, 2024 - Zoom Lecture Only - "Smuggle Principals"

As a pattern designer and illustrator for over 20 years, I specialize in animal themes with both pieced and appliquéd blocks. My quilts are unique, lively, and happy with a subtle sense of humor. I create animals with personality over realism.

My work has appeared in national magazines, books, calendars, and catalogs, and at AQS, Quilt market, Quilt Festival, Pacific international, and Road To California shows.


Color balance (makes a quilt “sing!”) is a concept I teach rather than color wheel theory. I find this is a more accessible way for many of us to think about quilt colors.


Creating dramatic movement with images running over, under, and through blocks and borders is a delight I enjoy sharing.


I believe in using the right pieces instead of the most pieces when it comes to appliqué and creating designs with inventive construction and surprises.


Lecturing and teaching workshops for nearly twenty years at guilds and conferences across the US, throughout California has been a joy. I relish the company of other quilters and work enthusiastically to make classes interesting, informative, and enjoyable.

Kim Brownell

July 17, 2024 - Zoom Lecture Only - "Wacky Organizing"

I call myself the "Wackydoodle Quilter" due to my easy-going, whimsical style.  In quilting I don't always follow the rules and tend to ignore the "Quilting Police".

My work gravitates towards animals, nature scenes, and bright colors.  My techniques include and blend: fabric collage, free form art quilts, raw-edge appliqué, as well as many others.  I have a passion for entering quilt challenges.  These spark my imagination and inspire me.

I have been quilting since 1993, and have received awards and recognition for my quilts in various shows and the California State Fair.  I was chosen as the "Featured Artist" for the River City Quilters' Guild 2018 show "Window of Imagination" because of my creativity as a quilter.

It is my dream to inspire you to have fun and learn what you can create.  In order to do that I started workshops in 2010.  Please check out my lectures and workshops on my
Teaching page.  Please check out my Etsy store to purchase my patterns and finished products.

Jenny Lyon

Sept 18, 2024 - Zoom Lecture Only - "My Tippy Top Tips for Successful and Joyful Free Motion Quilting"

Jenny Lyon has been joyfully teaching quilting since 2006.  Her energy and enthusiasm is boundless.

 

She calls herself the Quilt Skipper because once while quilting, she was so delighted by the unexpected beauty of it and what emerged from under the needle, that she found herself cheerfully skipping around the house.

 

Jenny lives in Northern California with her oh-so-patient hubby. Their two grown sons have left the nest to become men, leaving more room for books, fabric and notions. She uses a domestic sewing machine to do her free motion machine quilting, to create art quilts and wearable art.  Her current work is centered around whole-cloth pieces, with intricate free-hand free-motion quilting. Because there is little or no piecing, the story is told through the line of the thread. She considers this work to be “sculpting” the fabric, since the stitches create line and shadow upon the quilt’s surface.

Jenny Lyon

Sept 21, 2024 - Zoom Workshop - "Easy and Fabulous Straight Line Ruler Work" 

 

In this 3-hour workshop, Jenny will show ways to incorporate straight line ruler work into your quilts using a unique ruler that makes straight line ruler work virtually fool proof. This is a great class for a newer free motion quilter, as ruler work simplifies the process. Straight line ruler work is an ideal way to try this technique without a large investment in rulers - you only need one ruler! This is a great way to get accurate results with less marking and it’s fun! Class size limited to 20 people. Time TBD. 

 

3 hours $25 for MQSC Members plus $32 Kit Fee.

 

Kit includes a quilt sandwich and the 7.5 inch Line Tamer ruler.  The unique panel is pre-printed and marks will wash out.  Talk with Trina Jahnsen if you already have the Line Tamer ruler for a reduced kit fee.

Signup for Jenny's class HERE

Read more about Jenny HERE

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