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The Annual Reports and Election
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 will be announced in the April and May Friendship Knot.
The election will be held electronically. You will receive an email to vote on the slate in May. The date will be announced in May.
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,
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. All levels welcome.
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”.
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.
Using only paper and pencils - no computers required! - I will walk students through a series of worksheet exercises that mimic the programming language I use to generate my quilt patterns. By using controlled elements in a random way, each participant will end up with a unique quilt pattern layout - no two Chaos Quilts are the same!
As a group, we’ll discuss design flow and tweak our individual layouts. Then we’ll cut fabrics and work on piecing our designs, using provided block-building instructions. At the end of the class, each participant will leave with their own random geometric quilt design and will have the knowledge required to complete the project. 1 Full-Day Session allows time for drafting, design and initial block construction.
Sign-up starts Members 3/28/2021 and Non-Members 4/28/20
Using The Weight of Love Pattern. The Weight of Love pattern is made up of hexagon, half-hex and equilateral triangle pieces. The skill-builder in this class is piecing with the Y-seam method.
We’ll spend the day making the Weight of Love your very own by customizing it with your selection of solids and/or print fabrics. All participants will get a good start on the project and leave the class with the knowledge to complete the quilt at home.
Virtual Lecture - A Journey in Quilting with Code
Libs Elliott is known for using computer code and algorithms to create her random quilt patterns. Libs will discuss her ongoing exploration of how technology can transform a traditional craft into modern, functional art. She will show examples of her work, give attendees a peek into her design process and speak about her quilting journey thus far
6:30 Meet and Greet
7:00 Libs Elliott (questions via chat)
No educational session in July - have a nice vacation.
During these times the Educational Sessions are virtual and the speaker is announced month by month.
The guild’s annual Show and Tell - more details will be announce in the fall of 2021.
No educational session in December - Happy Holidays
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Albany, CA 94706
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