Here is a list of the 2018-19 monthly meetings, workshops, and other activities. All dates and times are subject to change.
September 26, 2018: Elizabeth Sylvan Trunk Show: Exploring Nature Through Quilting: Landscapes,
Birds, and Flowers.
Elizabeth will present a range of small to medium sized art quilts that were inspired by her travels and love of wilderness. Her presentation chronicles her history as a quilter and summarizes her design techniques. http://sylvanquilts.com
September27, 2018 Thursday Workshop 9:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Location TBD
Join Elizabeth Sylvan and expand your skills through designing a small playful landscape using raw edge appliqué and free-motion machine stitching. http://www.sylvanquilts.com/
October 13, 2018: Yard Sale, St. Matthew’s Church Central
Street, Acton 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.
October 17, 2018: Allison Wilbur Lecture and Trunk Show: Japan: Tradition and Inspiration
Allison Wilbur’s slide and trunk show combination will leave you with a greater understanding of the special fabrics made in Japan and how to use them in your quilts.
Oct 17 th New Member’s dinner – 5:30-7:00 PM
November 28, 2018: David Taylor – Artistry through Appliqué Trunk show of award winning quilts and lecture. http://www.davidtaylorquilts.com/index.html
December 12, 2018: Holiday Party
January 16, 2019: Sisters in Stiches Joined by the Cloth?https://www.sistersinstitches.org
January 18-21: Get-away weekend
Spend up to 3 days and 3 nights or some combination fo days and nights, sewing and laughing together on the ever-popular Getaway, which takes place at the Colonial Inn, Gardner.
February 23, 2019: Quiltathon
St. Matthews, 435 Summer Street, Acton, MA 9 a.m.-3 p.m.
Make a quilt top and back in advance, if possible. Bring your scissors and thimble and get ready to have fun. Lunch is supplied.
March 20, 2019: Valerie Maser Flanagan -An Improvisation Approach to Composition: Trunk show and lecture
April 20th, 2019, Saturday Workshop
Seeing the Everyday in an Abstract Way
This workshop will focus on taking fabric, paint (or any medium) spread on a surface, which the artist then reviews and studies to see the abstract shape that will become the driving idea for the finished art quilt, painting (or drawing). The goal will be to compose an art quilt or artwork using this technique during the session and elicit peer class attendee ideas and input during the process. Students will be astonished and excited by the end result of this technique. Simple step-by-step techniques to create abstract work will also be
See how Tina’s style changes and grows through 25 years. This will be a humorous, lively show and tell of more than 30 quilts.
A Judy Niemeyer certified teacher and Long Arm quilter Ginny will present her collection of quilts and share her stories.
June 13 th Workshop
Ginny Radloff certified Judy Niemery teacher will step the students through a Quiltworks paper pieced pattern.
October 4, 5 – Quilt Show!
Friday, October 4th: 10 AM – 6 PM
Saturday, October 5th: 10 AM – 4 PM
St. Matthews United Methodist Church
435 Central Street, Acton, Ma 01720