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    • Sat, January 23, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
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    Virtual Workshop  Design Journal - Unlock your Hidden Creativity

                            

      


    Pati will bring her training as a designer, and years as an art quilter, to walk you through a process to help you harness your own design esthetic, and understand how to use this as your creative voice. By embracing things that appeal to you, Pati will help you identify the shapes, patterns, colors and emotions that speak to you and then help you bring them together into a cohesive design. She’ll also show you how to integrate this process into your ongoing life through building a design journal.

    This is a great workshop for everyone from beginning quilters who want to be more self-assured in their color selection, and design choices, to experienced quilters who are looking to expand and latch onto their artistic vision. Come prepared to have fun and learn something new about yourself!

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    • Sun, January 24, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • Privacy of your own home
    • 2
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    Virtual Workshop - Home Sweet Home

                            

                   


    “Home” means something different to all of us. One thing we can agree on is that we have spent a lot of time in our homes these past few months. Let’s take a lighthearted approach to the endless possibilities of the definition of home.


    This will be a day to play with all the happy colors, shapes and prints you can find in your fabric stash. Pati will demonstrate a few techniques to piece, fuse and glue as our house construction, but the focus of the day will be on fun and letting your imagination be in charge.


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    • Mon, January 25, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • Privacy of your own home
    • 250
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    Virtual Lecture - Unlocking the Joy in Scraps

                  

    Jill Fisher is an improvisational quilter from Iowa City, IA. Her specialty is working in a series with solids and telling stories with her quilts. Jill will present her lecture and virtual trunk show, “Unlocking the Joy in Scraps” in which she shares how to be inspired by what you have in front of you. Check out Jill’s original work at pieladyquilts.blogspot.com or @pieladyquilts on Instagram.

    Agenda

    6:30 Meet and Greet 

    6:45 Announcements by the President

    7:00 Jill Fisher (questions via chat)

    After presentation she will answer the chat questions.


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    • Sat, February 20, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • Privacy of your own home
    • 8
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    Virtual Workshop  Start With a Square                   

                        


    Using a scrap of fabric as a “starter”, students learn how to create a unique free motion quilted background, step-by-step. A timid free motion quilter will gain confidence in this class. This is a great class for students with a little free motion quilting experience who want to learn to combine motifs and discover their own personal style. Various motifs and fills will be taught in class. 

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    • Sun, February 21, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PST)
    • Privacy of your own home
    • 15
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    Virtual Workshop - Fearless Free Motion Quilting: Cutwork Scarf or Table Topper

                            

                                   


    We will combine a simple daisy motif with some bubbles to create an adorable table topper. This easy and versatile technique can be used in many ways in your quilting, garments and home dec projects. Also a Christmas styled topper is offered if preferred. This fun and lively class is ideal for both experienced beginners and more advanced quilters. 6-hr workshop. 

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    • Mon, February 22, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • Privacy of your own home
    • 346
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    Virtual Lecture - Quilting is a Contact Sport

                                         

    A sometimes humorous look at how quilting affects our lives and relationships. Includes a trunk show of award-winning garments and quilts.

    Agenda

    6:30 Meet and Greet 

    6:45 Announcements by the President

    7:00 Jenny Lyon (questions via chat)

    After presentation she will answer the chat questions.


    "I call myself the Quilt Skipper because once while quilting my own quilt, I was so delighted by the unexpected beauty of it and what emerged from my needle, that I found myself cheerfully skipping around the house when I took my breaks. It is my joy to create art with free motion quilting." --Jenny Lyon


    Visit Jenny’s website: The Quilt Skipper



    • Sat, March 27, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Privacy of your own home
    • 12
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    Virtual Workshop  Artful Couching                   

                        

                                      

     

    Learn the art of couching with yarns to create texture, flow and extra pizzazz.  We will first create our quilt sandwich and learn some quilting designs created using the walking foot.  We will then focus on mastering couching techniques.  Students will bring a striped batik or gradient fabric and coordinating yarn to make this 18″ x 45″ table runner size quilt.  This class will show you the many ways to use couching for definition and sparkle, by incorporating a variety of cording, yarn and metallic threads in your work.

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    • Sun, March 28, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Privacy of your own home
    • 19
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    Virtual Workshop - Strata Quilt                   

                

                          


    We will do curved piecing of coordinated hand dyed and commercial fabrics for the background.  Easy free motion and walking foot quilting designs will be introduced.  Organza circles will be stitched to the surface with single or double needle applique.  Yarns will be couched to the surface for movement and definition.  

    Kit optional – $30.   Please visit the link below to purchase the class kit. Please order 4 weeks before the class.

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    • Mon, March 29, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Privacy of your own home
    • 445
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    Virtual Lecture - From Inspiration to Art Process

                                           

    PowerPoint lecture presentation on the topic of where I find inspiration for my art:   Other artists, photographs, influences from life experiences.  I include process photos and discuss how to make effective quilts using art concepts such as limiting color palette, simplifying the background, using repetition of line, shapes, value and color throughout the work.

    Agenda:


    6:30 Meet and Greet 

    6:45 Announcements by the President

    7:00 Rachel Derstine (questions via chat)

    After presentation she will answer the chat questions.

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    • Mon, March 29, 2021
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    • Mon, February 28, 2022
    • (PST)
    • 10 sessions
    • First Unitarian Church, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington, CA

    During these times the Educational Sessions are virtual and the speaker is announced month by month.

    • Sat, April 24, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Privacy of your own home
    • 22
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    Virtual Workshop  Parts and Pieces                  

                      

                                                


    Most quilters have leftover blocks, partial or unfinished quilts, cherished vintage blocks, blocks from friends, cherished pieces of fabric – the list is endless. Stop saving and start sewing. Let’s take those parts and pieces and make them into a finished quilt.


    Farm your scraps and shop your stash. Bring all your leftover blocks, pieces, and special scraps to this class where you will learn how to use them to make new quilts. Your challenge is to take those seemingly mismatched, different sized, different colorway leftovers and create something new and exciting using the liberated tricks and techniques you will learn in this class.


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    • Sun, April 25, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Privacy of your own home
    • 22
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    Virtual Workshop - Working Small                   

                

                          

                                          

    Small quilts are a fabulous way to learn about color, composition and technique.  You can work in a series or experiment without the time commitment of a larger quilt.  The studies can stand alone or be a loose road map for a full-size quilt.  This is a great way to use up scraps.

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    • Mon, April 26, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Privacy of your own home
    • 449
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    Virtual Lecture - Making It Up As I Go Along


                                                      

    Join me for a guided tour of my quilting process as I describe the creative but, often unknown, path I travel as I make my quilts. Whether the quilt seed starts from a question, a sketch, my scraps or my imagination, I am never completely sure of where it will take me. I am truly often making it up as I go along.

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    Agenda:


    6:30 Meet and Greet 

    6:45 Announcements by the President

    7:00 Fern Royce (questions via chat)

    After presentation she will answer the chat questions.

    • Mon, May 17, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Unitarian Universalist Church, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington, CA

    To Be Announced

    At the annual meeting the President and Treasurer will present reports on the current status of the guild.  In addition, members will elect five new members to the board.  The board candidates were announced in the April and May Friendship Knot.

    Speaker:  TBA

    • Sat, May 22, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Privacy of your own home
    • 24
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    Virtual Workshop -  Going in Circles     

                

                                       

                                                


    Intermediate/Advanced

    This class will show you how to do a very unique technique of curved piecing.  Developed by your instructor, Marge Tucker, this is a more advanced class but anyone with a sense of adventure can do it!!

    These curved blocks give added movement and motion and work well with other improvisational techniques classes or with other abstract blocks.

    Students will learn free-form cutting and curved piecing techniques,


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    • Sun, May 23, 2021
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM (PDT)
    • Privacy of your own home
    • 24
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    Virtual Workshop - Eel Grass and Eddies         

         

                                  

    All levels

    Eel Grass and Eddies is a great class to "get your feet wet" with improvisational curved cutting and piecing.  Two fabric rectangles yield two reverse image blocks that can be using as is or cut into smaller units.  I also show variations that can be made with the blocks, as shown in the black and white quilt. This technique is fast and fun.


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    • Mon, May 24, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PDT)
    • Privacy of your own home
    • 449
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    Virtual Lecture - Improv and Abstractions in Antique Quilts


                                    

    Some of our quilting ancestors were ahead of their time! We are not the first generation of quilters to discover improvisational quilting; but we may be the ones who have embraced it and made it mainstream. In this trunk show, I display antique and vintage quilts that are improvisationally constructed.  So much inspiration and some great lessons can be learned from these graphic and abstract “antiques”.

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    Agenda:


    6:30 Meet and Greet 

    6:45 Announcements by the President

    7:00 Marge Tucker (questions via chat)

    After presentation she will answer the chat questions.

    • Mon, July 26, 2021
    • (PDT)
    • First Unitarian Church, Kensington, CA

    No educational session in July - have a nice vacation.

    • Mon, November 15, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • First Unitarian Church, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington, CA

    The guild’s annual Show and Tell - more details will be announce in the fall of 2021.

    • Mon, December 27, 2021
    • 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM (PST)
    • First Unitarian Church, 1 Lawson Road, Kensington, CA

    No educational session in December - Happy Holidays

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