Due to current Covid19 restrictions all meetings, programs and workshops are virtual. There are positive aspects to virtual meetings:
Think about it…
- No lugging your machine to class
- You won’t forget to bring any of your supplies
- Can’t get stuck in traffic and miss the beginning of class
- You’ll have all the fabric you need at your disposal
- Do your own mini trunk show:)
- Make a cup of coffe or tea (or wine) at any time
- Intereract in real time with other participants
- Ask questions as they come up
- Make new friends
- Always have a front row seat
- You don’t even need to wear pants!
Our Program coordinators have the following programs planned for the coming months:
The Instructor/Lecturer for June is Joy Duke, who lives in Hampton. She has been an instructor at Mid-Atlantic, and is a designer of appliqué pattern (JOYOUS APPLIQUÉ DESIGNS). Joy has designed over 90 patterns and is the author of numerous articles for the quilting hub as a quilting contessa. Joy specializes in appliqué patterns that are easy, fun, and nature-inspired. Her latest passion is bamboo felt appliqué which is a great alternative to wool.
July 2021 – No Program but….
In July we traditionally have no Guild meeting. Last year, however, we had an outdoor Quilt Expo at the Rockadome, and hung some of our lovely quilts to share. We will do so again! The date is July 17, 9-11 a.m. Rockadome is at the Rockahock Campground, 1428 Outpost Rd, Lanexa, VA 23089.
6 AUGUST 2021 The Instructor/Lecturer is David Sirota. The workshop VIA ZOOM will be the “Hunter’s Star,” 10:00 – 4:00. The workshop fee will be $30.00 for members. David will be teaching his NO MORE TEARS METHOD of paper piecing.
The deadline to register is Thursday July 29th.
7 AUGUST 2021 The lecture will be “Quilt While You’re Ahead”, 10:30 – 12:00 via ZOOM.
10 SEPTEMBER 2021 The Instructor/Lecturer will be Kellie Willey. The workshop VIA ZOOM will be “Little Modern Mini”, 10:00 – 4:00. the workshop fee will be $45.00. Kellie loves to make mini quilts/wall hanging.
The deadline to register will be Thursday September 2nd.
11 SEPTEMBER 2021 The lecture will be “Little Challenges”, 10:30 – 12:00 via ZOOM.
1 OCTOBER 2021 The Instructor/Lecture will be Julia Graves. The workshop VIA ZOOM will be “Shimmering Triangles by Jenny Bowker,” 10:00 – 4:00. The workshop fee is $30.00. The pattern is required and you can purchase it for $18.00 from Julia’s online shop “https://soquilts.square.site/.” She will email it to you. Make this gorgeous quilt that gives the effect of water rippling stream. It is a perfect pattern to showcase beautiful fabric, especially large scale prints like Kaffe. You will achieve the shimmer by applying easy to understand color and value concepts that you can also use to enhance all your future quilts. This quilt looks complicated, but is actually easy to construct. You will learn a quick piecing method for half-square triangles with perfect points. By the end of class, you should have a design layout for your fabrics, completed several blocks, and understand how to complete your quilt on your own.
Deadline to register is Thursday September 23rd.
2 OCTOBER 2021 The lecture is “Make It Your Own – Design Guidelines for Quilters” VIA ZOOM from 10:30 – 12:00. Who hasn’t loved a pattern, but wanted to make it in different colors or a different size? Or had ideas for quilts but didn’t know where to start? Julia presents foundational design principles in easy to understand concepts to help guide your choices. While the examples feature traditional quilts, there’s plenty here for the art quilter as well. Good design is good design no matter where it’s applied.