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Programs and Workshops, 2018 is going to be fantastic!  I am honored to have Phyllis Gallaway as my mentor.  She was the one thing I needed to commit to this all-important part of Santa Rosa Quilt Guild’s incredible line of education.  We took a survey from the members, selecting the teachers and projects most requested.  We start with a color class to begin the year.  Then we move through a slate of soft and gentle curves, raw edge appliqué, mini-quilts featuring three-inch finished blocks, and cats finish the year in the ‘Frolicking Felines’ workshop!  I am so excited to be Program and Workshops Chair and look forward to full classes where wonder and amazement abound in many formats…

Rhonda Denny

At a Glance for 2018

Instructor                   Date                Website                                  Program                     Workshop

Liz Berg                       Jan 18-19        www.lizbergartquilts.com        Art Quilter                     Color for Quilters

Joe Cunningham         Feb 15-16        www.joethequilter.com           My Life in Quilts            Hand Quilting Omnibus

Michelle Peerson         Mar 15-16       www.michellepeerson.com     When Life Gives You    Outside the Box
                                                                                                            Scraps, Make Quilts  

Lorraine Olsen            Apr 19-20        www.lorraineolsenquilts.com  Miniature Quilts           Miniature Blocks

Maggie Ball                 May 17-18       www.dragonflyquilts.com       Quilters w/o Borders   Op-art Kaleidoscope

Mel Beach                   Jun 21-22        www.melbeachquilts.com      Challenge Yourself     Magnificent Mandala 

Karla Alexander          Jul 19-20         www.saginawstreetquilts.com     Quilts From Stash       Circle Play

Paula Golden              Aug 16-17       www.paulagolden.com           Quilts Sing                   Feathered Star

Sue Nickels                 Oct 18-19        www.sue-nickels.com            Made By Machine      Machine Appliqué

If you have any questions or comments feel free to contact me at RhoRhoLou@sbcglobal.net

 

Quilters Without Borders with Maggie Ball

May 17th, 2018 to May 17th, 2018

Program:

In June 2004, Maggie visited Mongolia as a volunteer to teach quilting to low income and unemployed women. She returned in June 2006 to help organize the first International Quilt Show in Mongolia, and again in 2009 to teach and visit the new Mongolian Quilting Center in Ulaanbaatar. This illustrated lecture recounts Maggie’s experiences teaching and traveling in Mongolia, a land rich in tradition and beauty, and her continuing association with the Mongolian quilters


Op-Art Kaleidoscope with Maggie Ball

May 18th, 2018 to May 18th, 2018

Workshop:

This quilt, made from sixteen 14” Op-Art Kaleidoscope blocks, is surprisingly easy to construct using my method with no wedge-shaped templates or triangular rulers. Cut the wedges and kites with a regular ruler, mix the pieces and assemble large Kaleidoscope blocks. Slice these blocks and play. Students are encouraged to experiment and explore some of the many options for switching the diced pieces to generate interesting looking Op-art Kaleidoscope blocks for their own unique quilt.

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Challenge Yourself with Mel Beach

Jun 21st, 2018 to Jun 21st, 2018

Program:

Discover the world of Quilt Challenges and the many opportunities awaiting you (and your quilts!). Join me as I recount my adventures (including a few misadventures) while participating in Quilt Challenges at both the local and national/international level.  I hope to inspire you by sharing my own quilts and their stories, along with tips/tricks that I hope will inspire and encourage you to enter your own quilts, regardless of style or level of experience/skill! 


Magnificent Mandalas with Mel Beach

Jun 22nd, 2018 to Jun 22nd, 2018

Workshop:

Are you looking to add zen to your free motion quilting?  We’ll warm up designing mandalas on paper, before learning how to use minimal marking to free motion quilt a whole cloth mandala of your own design. Watch your mandala bloom as you add layers of texture and color!   

This workshop is geared towards more experienced quilters who have previous experience/comfort with free motion quilting.

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Lift the Quilts Out of Your Stash with Karla Alexander

Jul 19th, 2018 to Jul 19th, 2018

Program:

An informative discussion for quilt makers of all skill levels and experience.  You will be looking at your stash in a whole new way and actually start using your fabric rather than just admiring it!  Enjoy the confidence you'll gain exploring traditional and untraditional quilt methods by adding your own twist!  

Tips will inspire excitement, creating unexpected surprises ready to be quilted into your next project! Challenge yourself to take small or bold steps as you learn to work with your fabric and create your own methods and styles.  A trunk show with lots of and lots of quilts will illustrate many different styles of quilts as well as subjects discussed.


Circle Play - Arc Deco with Karla Alexander

Jul 20th, 2018 to Jul 20th, 2018

Workshop:

Sewing circles has never been so much fun! No worries if you've never sewn curves before OR if you prefer straight seams! You will leave this workshop a master of curves!

Come ready to experiment and learn new exciting techniques to create waves, perfect circles, free-form cut ovals, arcs and gentle curves. Nothing is set in stone, changes are welcome and you will be encouraged to follow your instincts while exploring additional options. Of course you are always welcome to follow my preplanned pattern instructions step by step if that is your style.

Tackling and understanding the curve is the objection of this workshop.

Please Note: Class will be held at Village Sewing Center 1455 Santa Rosa Ave at arrive at or around 9:15 to plug your machines in.

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Nickel Mania with Pat Speth

Jul 26th, 2018 to Jul 27th, 2018

 

Workshop:

Pat is teaching a two day workshop called Nickel Mania.  The workshop is full and there is a wait list.  This workshop will be held at the LBA&GC.

To be put on the wait list, contact Rhonda Denny.

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Color - How to Make Your Quilts Sing with Paula Golden

Aug 16th, 2018 to Aug 16th, 2018

Program:

Learn three easy steps to make your quilts sparkle and delight the senses. Paula will show many of her quilts and explain how colors interact, the importance of value and how to successfully use many textures of print together so you too, can make your quilts sing.


Feathered Star with Paula Golden

Aug 17th, 2018 to Aug 17th, 2018

Workshop:

Create one of a dozen variations of this hallmark design. Paula's paper foundation pattern makes sewing a feathered star as easy as stitching a straight line. Value and color placement as well as piecing tips and techniques are presented.

Please Note: Class will be held at Village Sewing Center 1455 Santa Rosa Ave at arrive at or around 9:15 to plug your machines in.

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