An exciting evening with lots of amazing quilts and table runners made using some of the many ways to work with precuts. How many ways can you work with precuts?
An eclectic gathering of quilts from my studio. Some made by myself. Some Vintage. Some Traditional. Some Art. Something for everyone. Because after all there is enough fabric in the studio to make both Art and Traditional Quilts.
MaryJo will delight you with her explanation and examples of color theory. A great refresher for those who learned long ago and a wonderful introduction to those just starting this journey of joy.
MaryJo Busch will teach us to use a color wheel to create combinations of fabrics to create a variety of color schemes. Every student WILL go home with all the color combinations created and sealed in zip top bags and at least one block stitched out to use as a reference.
Make your Lemoyne stars twinkle by using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool from Studio 180 Design. Stop cutting out odd shapes with angles that never quite match up and eliminate those bulky center spots where multiple seams intersect. You will be able to make a block as small as 3” with the same precision as a 12” block.
Come see some of the different creations that can be made using the Rapid Fire Lemoyne Star tool from Studio 180 Design. The concept is to make the basic unit slightly oversized so that you can trim it to the exact measurements you need without losing any points.
Valli Schiller is an enthusiastic machine stitcher who loves experimenting with innovative techniques and sharing them with others. Valli’s quilts have been exhibited internationally and she has been featured in many publications.
Double-points put a contemporary spin on this long-time favorite and eliminate the need for a traditional appliquéd circle in the center! Learn Susan Cleveland's method to assemble arcs and rings and turn the points. Follow her pattern or design your own Dresden in class!
Location change: This meeting will be held at Faith Lutheran Church, 680 W. Deerpath Rd, Lake Forest, Illinois.
Enjoy an entertaining evening with Susan Cleveland. Her presentation, My Eclectic Quilt Pageant, will give us insight into the way she takes show pieces to new levels and adds charm to simple pieces.
In Cheryl Sleboda's presentation, Working Weekly – “Staying Inspired” - How small quilts helped me find my artistic voice, she will share with us her year long journey of finding her artistic voice from comic books to fiber artist. She will show us how working weekly and working small can help us define our artistic visions and make us better quilters.
Learn Lenore Crawford's fusing technique while beginning a beautiful fused art quilt using one of her patterns. Lenore will demonstrate how she uses fabric paint to increase the realism. No sewing is done in this workshop.
Join us as we celebrate the 150th year of Laura Ingalls Wilder's birth with a trunk and slide show about quilting in the time of Little House on the Prairie, giving us an insight into quilts as Laura would have seen them.
This workshop is now full.
Learn to use the camera in your smartphone or tablet to take and edit better pictures of your quilts. Participants will use their own phones or tablets, and will use software (downloaded before class) to edit the pictures to improve their quality.
Join us as retired educator and professional photographer Jerry Hug presents tips and tricks for obtaining high quality photos of our quilts.
The program will inform us about lighting, how to edit our photos, how to share our photos on the internet and how to make good prints for our records. He will demonstrate picture taking techniques of quilts so that our quilts look as good in photos as they look in our homes.
Join us Tuesday, April 18th at 6:30 pm for a wonderful, very busy annual meeting including social, business, and service aspects. And, of course, FUN! Note the early start time! Also, due to the anticipated length of this meeting, there will be NO Show and Tell.
Members are needed to demonstrate a technique or a project. Do you have a successful way to bind, are you good at applique, do you know how to make a quick and easy bag? Please volunteer to share your expertise with our guild. Contact Mary Dietz or Yolande Sherrod
Have you started making your Quilt of Valor? If not, do you need a little encouragement and support to get started? Or better yet... to get it finished? Join other like-minded sewers at the Quilts of Valor “sew-in” on Wednesday, February 22 at Faith Lutheran Church, 680 W. Deerpath Road in Lake Forest (the usual location for workshops).
So bring fabric, your sewing machine, and supplies to work on your quilt… to have it ready for the show in October. It will be fun to see everyone’s quilts! If you have any questions about the "sew-in", contact Deb or Cheryl... and we hope to see you on Wednesday, February 22nd.
IMPORTANT: Please RSVP to Deb Sherrock by Tuesday, February 14 if you plan to come to the QOV “sew-in” on February 22. If we need more space at the church due to an overwhelming response, we need to let them know a week in advance.
There is no fee for this workshop.