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

Oct 2 - via Zoom - Global Quilt Connection - All-Star Sampler Part 1 - 12:00-3:00pm PST

Oct 3 - via Zoom - Global Quilt Connection - All Star Sampler Part 2 - 12:00-3:00pm PST

From a GQC email....

Presenters
(These lists do not denote order of presentation)

Oct 2, 2021 3-6pm EST
April Sproule, Brandy Maslowski,

Candy Grisham, Jane haworth,
Carole Lyles Shaw,

Daisy Aschehoug, Jane Hauprich

Jenny Kae Parks, Julia McLeod

Oct 3, 2021 3-6pm EST
Kena Tangi Dorsey, Lisa Walton,

MJ Kinman Rhonda Denney,

Sandra Chandler, Susie Monday
Tina Craig, Tori McElwain,

Valerie Goodwin

New: you'll be able to watch the events for 24 hours after they end!

GQC will make each days event accessible to you to watch for 24 hours after each live event ends!  We know that our viewers are located all across the globe and we want to make it easier for you and your guild members to watch.  We don't want you to miss any of the great content that our presenters have for you!

Oct 20 - Zoom Lecture - Sue Sherman - Quilting Journey of a Renaissance Woman

Sue Sherman will be joining MQSC via Zoom at our  October 20th Program Meeting for her presentation "Quilting Journey of a Renaissance Woman".  This trunk show will include highlights of her quilts and the stories that go along.

 

By day, Sue is a textile artist working with hand-dyed fabrics or dye painting, and machine quilting to make realistic quilts depicting wild animals. At dusk Sue becomes a slow stitcher, making Hawaiian quilts and other projects using hand appliqué and hand quilting. She lived most of 2012 through 2014 in Honolulu where she was part of a Hawaiian quilting class, and there she learned about the techniques, design, and cultural significance of Hawaiian quilting. 

 

Sue’s pieces have been juried into the 2018, 2019, and 2020 (Canadian) National Juried Shows, where they were awarded “Excellence in Hand Quilting" at the National Juried Show in 2018 and 2019, as well as First Place for “Art – Portraits” in 2019. Her hand quilted quilts have also been juried into various AQS shows, including a 3rd place ribbon for hand quilting in the 2019 Charleston show, and a third-place ribbon at the 2019 IQA (International Quilt Association) Judged Show in Houston.  If you'd like a sneak peek at her work be sure to visit her website at sueshermanquilts.com!

Oct 23 - Zoom Workshop - Sue Sherman - Traditional Hawaiian Quilting Part 1

In this Zoom Workshop, you will work on your choice from 3 of Sue's introductory Hawaiian quilt blocks, or for those seasoned Hawaiian Quilters, there are more complex patterns available on her website (www.Poakalani.net).

 

In the first session on October 23rd, students will make the quilt block following traditional Hawaiian methods of folding and cutting fabric, and will then learn hand-stitched needle turn applique. Sue uses a mix of pre-recorded video showing closeups of specific techniques, balanced with live teaching,  and to round things out tosses in a little Hawaiian culture along the way.

Nov 6 - Zoom Workshop - Sue Sherman - Traditional Hawaiian Quilting Part 2

In the second session on November 6th, students take the block(s) they've been working on and will learn how to plan and execute the quilting of the selected piece(s).

 

Please refer to the Supply List for items you will need for this class.

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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)