Here is a list of the 2017-18 monthly meetings, workshops, and other activities. All dates and times are subject to change.
September 27, 2017: Lynne Tyler – How I Get from A to B (the evolution of ideas). Lynn will talk about how the ideas she gets turn into original quilts – how she gets from A to B. How to start with an idea, play with it, push it around, turn it on its head, and make a quilt from that. She’ll talk about how sometimes she takes a detour, and sometimes she changes direction completely. Sometimes she makes the same basic design two or three times, but makes it different each time. See Lynne’s blog: http://patcherymenagerie.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-last-bird.html
September 30, Saturday Workshop, 9:00-3:30, St. John’s Lutheran Church, Sudbury
Come spend a day with Lynne Tyler and learn how to make your own flock of improvisationally pieced birds. Learn new ways to look at your fabrics in order to create birds with attitude and wings that sing. Once you make your first bird, you are off to the races. It’s great fun and very addictive. For more Bird Inspiration, check out Lynne’s blog:http://patcherymenagerie.blogspot.com/2016/01/the-last-bird.html
To register for the workshop, contact Carol MacFarlane.
October 13-14, 2017: Biennial Quilt Show. For more information, see our Quilt show page.
October 18, 2017: Kathy Graves — The Alternative Grid in Modern Quilts. Alternative Grid is an important concept used frequently by modern quilters. Kathy will go in depth into how quilts can be assembled easily, how to make blocks look like they are floating, and other ways modern quilters break the traditional quilt grid concept.
November 15, 2017: Marge Tucker. Marge Tucker will bring us a “Trunk Show”. She is a modern art quilter who has many quilts that have appeared in the more recent Gwen Marston books, Minimal Quiltmaking” and “Free Range “Triangles”. She will show us actual quilts as well as a few in a Power Point presentation. See Marge’s website: http://margetuckerquilts.com/
December 13, 2017: Holiday Party
January 17, 2018: Arlan & Pat Christ “100 Years of Quilting” covers the period of quilting from 1930 through 1930. The presentation includes approximately 30 antique quilts that represent style and format changes during this time period. The history of quilts and the quiltmakers provides an interesting journey through a very difficult time during the growth of our young country.
February 24, 2018: Quiltathon
March 21, 2018: Carol Anne Grotrian —Quilts with a View: New Landscape Traditions The lecture touches on the appearance of landscape in antique quilts, as well as looking at diverse views and viewpoints of contemporary quilters. The presentation includes some of Carol’s quilts.
April 18th, 2018: Diane Beaman – Sew Many Threads: Lecture & Trunk Show. Learn about various kinds of thread, how to select the right thread for an application, and get some tips on eliminating frustration with those fussy decorative threads. My trunk show quilts will inspire you to use all kinds thread from matte finish, to shiny, to sparkly. Find out more on my website https://sewmanythreads.wordpress.com.
April 19th, 2018, Thursday Workshop, by Diane Beaman –
“Branching Out” is a small landscape class that does not rely on a pattern or strict photorealism. Instead, fabric selection creates a mood, curved piecing provides the background, couching yarns add movement and interest, and the lines of a tree appliqué provide focus and detail. The joy comes with making the landscape unique and personal. Diane guides people through each technique (curved piecing, couching, no-reverse appliqué) but still allows for a lot of choice and creativity. She has a large stash of couching yarns which will be available for student use. It is so much fun to select the perfect yarns for your background or for highlighting the edges of your tree. Diane has taught this class to all levels of quilters with much success. The supply list gives some guidance on fabric selection, but there will be help with selections at the beginning of class. Diane will also have tips for adding some free motion quilting or using decorative threads but these steps are not required to complete the project.
Location: St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, Great Road, Sudbury Time: 9 AM to 3 PM
May 16, 2018: Annual Meeting and Pat Delaney
Pat Delaney has come to our guild in the past but has new things to share this year. She is an award winning quilter, specializing in color, home machine quilting, appliqué, and embroidery. Her quilts have won Best of Show, Best Machine Quilting, Best Color, many blue ribbons in national shows, and her quilt “The Ancient Mariner at Sunrise” won Best of World in 2007.
June 13 , 2018: Year-End Show and Tell Carol Anne Grotrian —Quilts with a View: New Landscape Traditions The lecture touches on the appearance of landscape in antique quilts, as well as looking at diverse views and viewpoints of contemporary quilters. The presentation includes some of Carol’s quilts.