Thursday, Jan 7, 2016 – Marianne Burr, “Made by Hand”
Via powerpoint Marianne will share a visit to her studio, explain and illustrate her technique, and take you with her on some of your journeys to other countries with her quilts.
She is a quilter who started late in life to make art with fabric and can encourage everyone to become all they can as quilters and artists. You also be able to see and inspect her work in a trunk show context.
Thursday, Feb 4, 2016 – Ronald McDonald House Charity night
This is a fun informal night with no business meeting. Members get to meet each other and socialize while working on our Ronald McDonald charity projects. More info will be announced at our January general meeting and in our February newsletter. Stay tuned!
Thursday, March 3, 2016 – Ted Hoffman, “Made in America - Celebrating a Farm to Fabric Movement”
Ted is President of Clothworks, a textile company based in Seattle. Ted will be speaking about the Made in America brand that Clothworks launched in 2013. He will be talking about their decision to bring all aspects of textile production for this fabric line back to America, taking you inside their process to source and manufacture in the US.
The Made in America brand is:
·100% American grown cotton
·100% American spun yarn
·100% American woven cloth
·100% American dyed fabric
This will be an informational talk regarding the how’s and why’s of this brand coming about. Ted will present a slide show including pictures of many quilts and will have a few quilts for display also. He will have plenty of giveaways, so please make sure you hang around for the door prizes!!
Thursday, April 7, 2016 – Julie Luoma, “Dancing on the Border”
Quilt borders are the grand finale to most quilts and they can be quick and easy, intricate and fascinating, or a delightfully tricky way to enlarge a quilt without diverting from the original design. Through a combined slide and trunk show, we will explore easy, unusual ways to use borders to expand and enhance, mostly without much math involved. AnglePlay® templates will be used in some of the examples, but not all by any means. Quilt borders are the grand finale to most quilts and they can be quick and easy, intricate and fascinating, or a delightfully tricky way to enlarge a quilt without diverting from the original design.
We will explore easy, unusual ways to use borders to expand and enhance, mostly without much math involved. AnglePlay® templates will be used in some of the examples, but not all by any means. Off the Wall Quilt, Home of AnglePlay® Templates www.offthewallquilt.com.
Thursday, May 5, 2016 – JB Scharf, What Is Silk and Why Use It In Quilts!
This informative and inspirational lecture/demonstration/trunk show offers quilters all of the basics they need to know to begin to use silk in their quilt creations. It includes:
Why use silk?
What is silk?
History of silk
Silk Industry today
Samples of types of silk fabrics
Samples of silk thread weights
Care of silk
Sewing with silk
Testing for silk fiber
Ideas for using silk in quilts
Gallery of Silk Quilts
About JB. JB comes from a family that loves to make things. Mom loved to knit and sew garments. Dad was willing to try anything using metal or wood. JB learned to sew at age 6 making doll clothes and expanded to garments in high school. Sewing, knitting and crafting have always been a part of her life. Long an admirer of things Japanese she loves to create elegant applique patterns in the Asian style. She teaches hand and machine applique, machine free motion quilting, bobbin work techniques and how to use silk in quilts.
Thursday, June 2, 2016 – Laura Nownes, “My Story Through My Quilts”
Laura’s lecture/trunk show tells her story as a quilter, author, teacher and pattern designer. She will share the stories stitched into the approximately 40 quilts that she will bring to share from her first quilt through the most current ones.
Thursday, July 7, 2016 –Susan Brubaker Knapp, “The Artist in You”
A one-hour digital slide show and trunk show. I describe my personal journey from that of a traditional quilter and pattern designer to an artist who makes both traditional quilts and art quilts. I start by discussing my work (both traditional and art quilts) and some of the techniques I use. The focus is on ways for traditional quilters to become more creative by embracing their own “inner artist.”
Thursday, Aug 4, 2016 – Judy Irish, “Wacky Lone Star & Woven Quilts” trunk show
Judy will present some of her favorite Lone Star quilts and woven quilt wall hangings. Many of her quilts have a humorous touch...quilting should never be too serious! There will be some Kaffe Fassett quilts as well, since Judy has been quilting for Kaffe for about 16 years. This will be a colorful evening of quilts and stories about quilting.
Thursday, Sept 8, 2016 (2nd Thursday)– Carol Taylor, “Working in a Series”
A description of how to create work in a series, showing the process of how Carol made the 39 quilts in her Gong Series, and then went on to her Confetti, Linear, and Arc-i-Texture Series.
Thursday, Oct 6, 2016 – Esterita Austin, “Portraiture”
Portraits have been a source of inspiration to artists for centuries. Esterita will take you on a photographic journey that begins with taking an expressive photograph discussing: lighting, angles and settings through interpreting the image in fabric. She will cover her technique step by step and show how, by adding textile paint, one can achieve greater depth.