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.
To register for an upcoming workshop, send email to MQSCPrograms@gmail.com
Sept 21 - Lecture via Zoom - Jane Haworth
Jane Haworth will be joining us via Zoom for the September 21st Program Meeting discussing her “Journey as a Quilt Artist”. She will begin with a short photo tour of Britain and her early, varied career in the textile file and will take us through the trials of teaching herself to quilt, and how she started making unique, raw edge fabric collage quilts. She will also talk about what she has learned from running an Etsy shop and her memory quilt business, along with details of her trip to the International Quilt Festival Dubai.
Sept 24 - Workshop - Sun Lit Sunflowers - Village Sewing - Jane Haworth
Jane will lead a collage workshop. Using a variety of fabrics including scraps we will fussy cut and trace shapes and then glue them onto the design before free motion quilting. The quilt can either be finished as a 15" hanging using a binding or stretched onto a 12” artist’s canvas. Workshop cost is $50 and will include the pattern and fabric kits will also be available from Jane.
CANCELLED - TO BE RESCHEDULED IN 2023
Oct 19 - Lecture via Zoom - Sarah Goer
Building a Color Palette - Become more confident in choosing color palettes for your quilts. Sarah loves color and looks forward to telling you all about how she uses color to create dynamic compositions. Through a slide show of her work, Sarah will discuss a wide variety of ways to choose color for your quilts. She will discuss ways to look at your fabric collection with fresh eyes
Oct 22 - Workshop - Building an Improv Toolbox - Sarah Goer
In this fast-paced workshop, Sarah will teach a wide variety of improvisational piecing techniques. Discover how fun and easy it is to create these improv elements for use in your existing quilt projects, or as the start of a new project. Each prompt will be introduced and demonstrated; then time will be allowed for making one or more units with each technique.
Nov 16 - Lecture - in person - Karen Bolan
Engineer Your Quilts. Free yourself from the need to use someone else’s pattern and appoint yourself head of your own design empire. View a gallery of original quilts and learn how to apply the engineering design process to your quilts. Learn to find and use sources of inspiration, harness nifty software and manual tools, and get inspired by approachable improvisational techniques.
Nov 19 - Workshop - Design an Original Modern Quilt - Karen Bolan
Explore and create your own minimal geometric composition. Turn your original design into a mini quilt by drafting your own paper piecing template. Whether you are new to paper piecing or seasoned, learn tricks for efficient use of fabric. Learn the freezer paper method for easy construction and avoid ripping out paper when you are done. Leave class with a completed design and at least one block complete. Supply List