Please note meetings start at 7pm now.
2017-2018 Meeting Schedule
Tricia and I have been busy lining up programs for 2017-2018 and we do believe we have some utterly amazing lectures and workshops coming our way.!!
In August on the 19th, our wonderful guild will enjoy sewing/laughing/munching goodies and having a blast catching up with one another at St. Johns Lutheran Church for a Quilt & Wilt. Plan to bring some UFO's/snacks to share/your basic quilting supplies/sewing machine, etc. and enjoy some playing with fabric and your fellow quilters, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
In September on the 5th and 6th we will host a national speaker David Sirota who will keep us all from pulling our hair out as his lecture is entitled ”No More Tears Paper Piecing”. Those of us who are challenged by sewing backwards will really enjoy his talk.
His workshop will be “Storm at Sea” using this revolutionary way to paper piece. The workshop will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church Fellowship Hall .It is a 6 hour class and we should make great progress toward finishing this quilt.
In October on the 3rd and 4th, we are delighted to have a certified Judy Niemeyer Instructor, Jacolin Kelso, visit. She will do a truck show at our regular meeting time and will teach us to make a gorgeous table runner entitled :” Cactus Rose” at St. John’s Lutheran Church fellowship Hall using the
Niemeyer technique. The picture attached shows just how gorgeous this pattern is to stitch. The cost per student is $40 and a pattern to purchase from her is required. That class is an all-day affair. She is very excited to come and wants to be sure all have fun and enjoy this project.
In November yet another national guest is coming to the NPQG. Carol Taylor is an Internationally celebrated author, Art Quilt Artist, and both a national and international quilt Judge. She brings a bubbly personality and a true love of colorful Art quilts. Her work: has been photographed on the cover of numerous Quilt publications/and she has won multiple awards and honors. She has won 6 Best of Shows using 6 different quilts!! One of her quilts hangs permanently in the Museum of Art and Design in New York City!! She is (quote)” obsessed with quilting and enjoys the challenge and spontaneity of creating designs with fabric using all the glorious hues and textures .” Her lecture will be a talk entitled “Sew Many Quilts So Little Time”. Her workshop will also take place at St. John’s Fellowship Hall and it is entitled “ Arc-i-textures” .
In December, Tricia and I have a few tricks up our sleeves. We plan a crazy fun night for all of our members shhhhhhhh more later to come.
In January we plan to host Sharon Hansen.. She is the recipient of multiple Blue Ribbons at the Three Rivers Quilt Guild, Shows and was Juried into the Houston International Show. She will share tips about entering a quilt show and what judges are looking for. She is very encouraging to those who are somewhat reluctant to enter their quilts. If the winter weather prevents our quilt guild from meeting, Sharon will be our guest in February.
Sign-ups for all these workshops will happen VERY SOON so be watching for them!!!
Also ~~~~ In April~~~~ another bus trip is being arranged. Like our last bus trip, space will be limited. As soon as the plans are finalized be sure to sign up to participate !!! Those who were able to go last year were very pleased with all that Clarice had organized.
I could not actually fit this all into the July Newsletter, so it is coming to you under its own heading. Please enjoy this totally enthusiastic description of the upcoming programs!!
This photo is the Cactus Rose workshop that Jacolin Kelso will be teaching us.
So that is all we have scheduled thus far.
I sincerely hope all of these lectures and workshops intrigue you and inspire you do create something new!! I will leave you with this thought….Happy Sewing.
You know you are a quilter if:
-you have more fabric in your home than food
-fat quarters are NOT used in chicken Recipes
-You Pet fabric
-People are always picking threads off your clothes
-You are able to measure ¼” without a ruler
-“Featherweight” has nothing to do with boxing