Monthly Guild Meeting Programs
Future programs scheduled for general membership meetings:
General membership guild meetings are always the third Monday of the month.
April, 2017 "Rescued Quilts" Robin O'Neil
Guild member Robin O'Neil has a passion for finding quilts that are in need of a little TLC and turning them into great quilts that will be loved and used.. Robin will show us her large collection of gorgeous quilts that were once thought to have little value. She will share with us how she gave them new life. The evening is sure to be interesting and informative.
May, 2017 Annual Challenge Reveal hosted by Carrie Townsend
Guild member Carrie Townsend has challenged the members to design an original quilt showing their interpretation of "A Solid 10". Our guild is celebrating their tenth year in 2017, so Carrie thought it fitting that we celebrate a SOLID 10. You must use 10 solid fabrics- no more, no less. The rest is up to you! Let the sewing commence! Prizes will be awarded randomly as well as by vote of viewers. Everyone is encouraged to participate.
June, 2017 Caryl Bryer Fallert Gentry
Inspiration and the Creative Process
knowledge through her publications and her website.
July, 2017 Cathy Ware- Wool Applique
August, 2017 Annual UFO Reveal hosted by Marlene Thomas
September, 2017 Swann Sheridan
Swan’s interest in all things textile related began when she was very young. She tried everything from spinning wool, to cross-stitch and finally landed in the world of quilting during grad school as she awaited the birth of her first nephew. She dabbled in appliqué with that first quilt in the interests of covering a mistake and thus did necessity become the mother of invention.
Appliqué truly took over Swan’s quilting life in 2004 while she was pregnant with her daughter. Swan had a dream during that time that repeated a magical image of dragonflies rising out of a brass urn and flying toward the moon. Unable to shake the idea that this image needed to become a quilt for her baby-to-be, Swan set out to make this quilt come alive and as a result produced her first large appliquéd scene.
In 2009, with her daughter in preschool, Swan began to refine her applique skills always with unique designs. Soon after she took a job with Bella Quiltworks in Tucson, Arizona, offering her the opportunity to be immersed in the quilting world in a whole new way.
Swan began producing patterns for sale in early 2013 and regularly exhibits her work in local shows. She teaches in Tucson, offering classes in appliqué, color, hand quilting, and decorative stitches. She also enjoys commission work on a limited basis.
On any given day, you can find this quilt artist half buried in fabric, brandishing her needle and thread, and otherwise surrounded by implements of creativity.
November, 2017 "Hand Applique and Hawaiian Quilting" Nancy Lee Chong
December, 2017 Holiday Party
January, 2018 Sidnee Snell
Sidnee has been working with fiber and fabric since her girlhood, including a stint as a custom dressmaker in high school. Her early art-quilts were geometrical and abstract in design. They were heavily influenced by traditional quilts and her studies with Nancy Crow and other prominent art quilters. In 2007, she began developing a foundation appliqué technique and producing quilts based on photographic imagery.
Sidnee's work has been collected by individuals and exhibited in galleries, museums, and art shows locally, nationally, and internationally, including Quilt National 2013. Her work was featured on the television program Oregon Art Beat and has been published in exhibition catalogs as well as national and international magazines. She belongs to Studio Art Quilt Associates and Art Quilt Network.
March, 2018 Annual Brown Bag Extravaganza
April, 2018 Catherine Redford
May, 2018 "Sashiko" Sylvia Pippen
June, 2018 Annual Challenge
August, 2018 Annual UFO Contest
October, 2018 Mickey Depree
December, 2018 Annual Holiday Party
Past programs enjoyed by members and visitors to our monthly guild meetings:
January, 2017 "WQG Quilt Barn Trail Update" Julie Mason & Jane Foust
February, 2017 "Postcard Quilts" Bonnie Sabel Welte
March, 2017 Annual Brown Bag Extravaganza
January, 2016 "Redwork" Jean Gordon
February, 2016 "Casting Shadows" Colleen Wise
March, 2016 Annual Brown Bag Extravaganza chaired by Sandi Carner
April, 2016 "Quilts That Tell a Story" Anne Sonner
May, 2016 "Global Dances" Helene Knott
June, 2016 Annual Challenge- the Number 9 Hosted by Clara Mashek
July, 2016 "Paper Piecing" Cheryl Peck
August, 2016 Annual UFO Contest Reveal Hosted by Marlene Thomas
September, 2016 "The Value of Color" Michele Crawford
October, 2016 "ZigZag Pizzazz" Kathie Kerler
November, 2016 "Vintage Quilts" Hosted by Barbara Sanders
December, 2016 Annual Holiday Party