Programs and Classes 2019


January Meeting -- Saturday, January 12, 2019

NANCY LEE CHONG

Hawaiian Quilting:  It’s History

Meeting begins at 10am

Presentation begins at 11am

 

Nancy learned to make Hawaiian Quilts from Margaret Luika Kamaka in Kailua, Oahu, Hawaii, between 1978 and 1981. Calling on her degree in Education, she began teaching Hawaiian quilt making in 1982, when she moved to the Seattle, Washington area. In 1988, she made her first pieced quilt, and she’s been making both traditional and art quilts since. Hawaiian quilting and applique quilts continue to be her specialty. Her pieced and appliqued quilts have appeared in magazines, quilt books, and have traveled throughout the United States and to other countries.

 

For more information about Nancy, see her website at www.quiltchong.com

 

January Class -- Sunday, January 13,2019

NANCY LEE CHONG

Hawaiian Appliqué

9am to 3pm

$50 – Members

$75 – Non-members

All Skill Levels

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Quickly learn the basics of Hawaiian Applique in this fast-paced, one-day workshop. You'll gain hands-on experience cutting out a Hawaiian block, basting it, and learning needle turn applique. Several block patterns will be available for students to choose from.

 


February Meeting -- Saturday, February 9, 2019

FRIEDA ANDERSON

Moving Forward with a New Tradition – Art Quilts

Meeting begins at 10am

Presentation begins at 11am

 

Frieda’s original quilts are inspired by the colors from nature and the everyday scenery that surrounds her in the mid-west. Working with her own hand-dyed cotton and silk fabrics is fun and challenging, the dyeing process is always a surprise. Frieda, who has been making quilts for over 40 years, teaches and judges internationally. Her hand dyed fabric and original patterns can be viewed on her website where readers can also enjoy her weekly updates and tips. Visit www.friestyle.com.

 

February Class -- Sunday, February 10, 2019

FRIEDA ANDERSON

Autumn Mums

9am to 3pm

$50 – Members

$75 – Non-members

$40 – Kit Required

All Skill Levels

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Autumn flowers treat our eyes. In this fusing class Frieda will teach you new easy ways to make these bright autumn flowers. Using collage techniques and raw edge fusing you will achieve beautiful effects. This is the quilt you want hanging on your wall to cheer you through the winter.

 


March Meeting -- Saturday, March 9, 2019

JOE CUNNINGHAM

How to Have Fun

Meeting begins at 10am

Presentation begins at 11am

 

 

Joe Cunningham began making quilts professionally in 1979, after a ten-year career as a musician in Michigan.  His early mentors were steeped in the history and traditions of quilts, leading Cunningham to a life of study in quilt history and a love of traditional technique.  Over the years, his quilts have evolved into a unique, personal style.  His quilts are in the permanent collections of museums, and well as in numerous private collections.  Cunningham’s 11 books on quilts include the 2010 book, “Men and the Art of Quiltmaking,” (the first book on the subject), a museum catalogue for the Shelburne Museum’s exhibition, “Man-Made Quilts:  Civil War to the Present,” and his essay for the de Young Museum show, “Amish Abstractions:  Quilts from the Collection of Faith and Stephen Brown.”  His column for the national magazine, The Quilt Life, is called “Biased and Edge.”  He has been seen on the Peabocy Award winning PBS series “Craft in America,” the HGTV series “Simply Quilts with Alex Anderson,” and the PBS series “Sewing with Nancy,” and “The Quilt Show” with Alex Anderson and Ricky Tims.  He gives talks about quilts and teaches workshops nationwide.  Visit his website at www.joethequilter.com

 

March Class -- Sunday, March 10, 2018

JOE CUNNINGHAM

Rock the Block, Block Style

9am to 3pm

$50 – Members

$75 – Non-members

All Skill Levels

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In this class, we will make a fractured landscape from a series of unique blocks, all created with my simple, step-by-step process.  Making these blocks is simple enough for anyone, but as challenging as you want to make it.  All fun, all day!

 


April Meeting -- Saturday, April 13, 2019

ROBERT TUCKER

Challenges:  A Trunk Show

Meeting begins at 10am

Presentation begins at 11am

 

Challenges is an apt word to describe Robert Tucker’s artistic prowess. He is enticed by them. You won’t find him climbing a mountain nor baking a soufflé, but you will find him extending his hands and whipping up colors, patterns and compositions into what pleases his eye.

Quilting has come naturally. His artistic history includes collage, sculpture and assemblage. His eye leans into bold compositions, bold color choices and juxtapositions, as well as a delight in clean edges, and exploration of the integrity of the materials he works with.

In the back of his mind he had considered applying his interests to quilting but was not sure how to proceed. During a trip to Big Bear in September 2011 he visited their local quilt show and was informed about the basics, and where to gain skills in our Coachella Valley. He bought a sewing machine that week and within a year had 60 quilts under his belt.

 

He finds excitement and unexpected results as he challenges himself. Whether the challenges are personal such as mastering certain stitchery, lining up the godforsaken corners and points, applique, wool work, ice dyeing; or if the challenges are local or online he throws himself into them. 

 


More Exciting Programs in 2019!!

 

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -- Kathy Dunham

Saturday, June 8, 2019 -- Sit and Sew Social

Saturday, September 14, 2019 -- TBA

Saturday, October 12, 2019 -- Becky McDaniel

Saturday, November 9, 2019 -- Linda Sullivan

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -- Holiday Luncheon